Devon Frances Riley


Rosemary Anderson High School, POIC, Portland, OR (2017-2020)

Social Emotional Learning Lead and Student Engagement Coordinator 

Teaching art and humanities; supporting student integration, retention, and visibility; cultivating self-study, cultural and systemic awareness, power analysis, self-expression, intrinsic motivation, and personal agency in marginalized youth and those who work with them

The People’s Yoga, Portland, OR (2009–2020)

Teacher of mindfulness in movement, supporting personal, social, and cultural inquiry, and deep rest; offering developmental, physiological, and philosophical modes of relating. 

Yoga Pearl, Portland, OR (2012–2017)

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga teacher, working with pregnant people and babies to develop attunement, community, empowerment, and self-trust.


p:ear, Mentor/Artist/Tutor for house-less and self-supporting youth, engaging through shared practice in film photography, knitting, portraiture, breath-work (Fall 2017- Fall 2018)

Living Yoga, Donald E Long Detention Center. Trauma Informed Yoga teacher for incarcerated youth (Fall 2016–Fall 2018) 


The Revolution Will Be Titrated a nine month mentorship cohort in Cultural Somatics with Tada Hozumi and dare sohei (May 2019-Feb 2020)

Wake Up a biweekly facilitated white affinity group associated with Holistic Resistence for healing racism and dominance (Fall 2019-current)

Jore Consulting at Portland Village School a biweekly facilitated cohort for white parents of white children (Spring 2019)

Trauma Informed Care Trainings with p:ear staff and volunteers (2018 and ongoing)

Mindful Teaching: An 8-week Experiential Course for Educators with Peace in Schools (2018)

Radical Dharma Weekend with Reverend angel Kyodo williams (2018)

Let’s Talk About Race (Courageous Conversations curriculum) Glencoe Elementary School (2017)

Yoga For All online teacher training with Diane Bondy and Amber Karnes (completed 2016)

Living Yoga Trauma Informed Teacher Training (July 2016)

Yoga and Developmental Movement with Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen (Feb 2015)

Yoga of Awareness for Pain weeklong training at OHSU Pain Center with Jim and Kimberly Carson (June 2012)

Anatomy, Physiology, and Massage Therapy 2000 hour training at NAMTI, Prescott, AZ (2005-2006)

Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy, 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training, Honesdale, PA (2003)

Columbia University, New York, NY, Bachelor of Arts, photography (under Thomas Roma), theatre, literature, philosophy, Buddhism, and Native American studies (2002)