What does Ekka mean?

Ekka means ONE in Sanskrit. Ekka Recovery is founded on the value of “Oneness”.  One body, One life, One community, One planet.  This value of oneness informs all aspects of Ekka.

At Ekka we believe a balanced life is a vibrant life and we constantly investigate ways in which we can improve your health and well being.

Meet Yvette and Nuria

Founders Yvette & Nuria

Nuria is a certified yoga instructor with over a decade in meditation and yoga experience, PTSD and the mind/body connection. Yvette is a fitness expert and has spent over ten years focusing on fitness and wellness with the attitude that exercise, in order to be effective, needs to be fun. Their combined passion for wholeness and support in all aspects of life is a foundation of Ekka.


Meet Venessa

Venessa Madrigal, Naturopathic Doctor

Venessa leads holistic health at Ekka. She holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, in addition to a BS in Kinesiology and several other trainings and certifications. Venessa’s passion for holistic wellbeing is a cornerstone of Ekka. Drawing from her years of experience in fitness and healthcare Venessa’s philosophy focuses on health as a culmination of physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. Venessa practices as a primary care provider in Oregon and Washington and as a specialist in California with special interests in mental health, addiction and recovery, LGBQT health, and migrant and global health. Seeing how we as a collective all suffer from addictions, Venessa has made it her life’s work to assist others in their journey of well being.


Meet Sasha

Sasha Gibson, Holistic Health Practitioner

Sasha Gibson leads nutrition at Ekka. As a holistic health practitioner with a certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and decades of experience in nutrition, health and wellness Sasha’s passion for balance is a foundation of Ekka. Her philosophy centers on getting members on the right program for their body, their habits and their likes and dislikes and adding items to their routines, instead of removing them, to balance the body as a whole.