Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga
Apr
28
to Jun 2

Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga

Have a foam roll and don’t know the best ways to use it? Need to feel released, open and deeply relaxed? Minga is an expert in foam rolling and can help you!
Foam rolling helps increase circulation, detoxes the body, removes adhesions that stretching cannot address, and it's fun!

Be sure to email minga@mettariver.com if you don't have a foam roll of your own . She will bring one for you. If you have your own be sure to bring it so that you can practice with your own buddy. If you are looking to purchase ask minga! PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. 

Cost for one workshop is $30/$27 for Yoga NW Members. Register for all 3 dates: Sat, April 28th, May 12th, & June 2nd for a discount - only $80 for all three!

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Free Your Shoulders! with Carol Grimes
Jun
3
to Jun 24

Free Your Shoulders! with Carol Grimes

A four week workshop series / Sunday, June 3rd - June 24th  11A - 12:15P 

Do you have chronically tight shoulders or have a habit of holding tension in and around your shoulders?

Do you want your shoulders to feel free and open, strong and stable? The shoulders are the most mobile joint in the body, yet for many of us they feel chronically "stuck" and/or "weak" due to stress, injury, or habits formed in our modern lifestyle. In this 4-week series you will learn how to both open and strengthen your shoulders, allowing you to move with more ease and freedom.

In this class, you will:

• Practice therapeutic movement techniques to release and relax shoulder tension

• Strengthen and align the shoulders to improve stability and mobility

• Fall in love with your shoulders all over again!

This series is limited to 8 participants. Reserve your spot now! $85 / $77 for YNW members. 

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Accessible Yoga Day Open House!
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Accessible Yoga Day Open House!

FREE ACCESSIBLE YOGA ALL DAY! It's our second annual accessible yoga day open house at Yoga NW! We'll have free accessible yoga classes for the community all day long. Offerings include: Foundations Flow, Yoga Nidra, Holistic Yoga Therapy, Curvy Yoga, Recovery Yoga, Queer Yoga, Yoga for Healthy Joints, Community Kirtan, Kids & Family yoga, Chair yoga, and Playful motion! Sign up now for these free classes so we know how many of you we will be welcoming! 

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Pop-Up Queer Yoga by donation (with Laura)
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Pop-Up Queer Yoga by donation (with Laura)

This pop-up class is a 'Queer Only' safe space for the LGBTQIA to come and practice together. Offered by a Genderqueer, Pansexual teacher and Yoga NW, a yoga studio that values accessibility and inclusion, this space is a place to step away from the gender norms often presented by the mainstream yoga world in America. Come, be yourself in your community and your practice in this All Levels Vinyasa class. This class is an extension of our Queer Community classes at Yoga NW, and together we'll be practicing Meditation and Vinyasa Flow. Please only attend if you identify as being on the LGBTQIA spectrum. By donation! Sign up for free so we know how many participants we will be welcoming. *Please note this event is sponsored by Yoga NW, but will be held at the Center for Equity and Inclusion at 5757 SW Macadam Avenue Portland, OR.

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Kirtan with Jenn Noble
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

Kirtan with Jenn Noble

Join Jenn for an intimate and relaxed evening of music and togetherness. Sing along or sit and meditate/listen. From the seasoned Bhakti to the new and curious, all are welcome!

Jenn is a classically trained musician who is passionate about sharing the healing qualities of music. She brings a light hearted approach to the practice that creates an open and welcoming environment for learning and exploration.

Please email her at JennNobleYoga@gmail.com for more info.

This is a free event, open to all, donations appreciated. Please pre-register below for free so we know who is coming and bring your cash donation to the event if you wish to contribute. Thank you!

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Gentle Yoga, Acupuncture & Song with Jenn and Tatum
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

Gentle Yoga, Acupuncture & Song with Jenn and Tatum

Gentle Yoga, Acupuncture and Song with Tatum and Jenn
Saturday, May 5th 2-4PM

Enjoy a well-rounded, all levels, gentle yoga practice including chanting, breath-work and physical postures/movement, preparing the body to relax into an extended reclined position. Then receive a healing, restorative acupuncture treatment accompanied by the soothing sounds of the harmonium and Jenn's vocal accompaniment.

$40/$36 for YNW Members

Space limited to 10 people. Register today!

Tatum is an acupuncturist who is grateful for the practice of yoga, and the ease and centeredness it has added to her life. Both yoga and acupuncture have been wonderful tools for periodically clearing energetic debris, and she enjoys combining these practices.

Jenn, RYT 500 brings a deeply sincere, yet light hearted approach to teaching which will leave you feeling grounded, inspired, and empowered. She also holds a degree in music and is deeply dedicated to her meditation and mantra practice, which she loves to share in an inclusive and devotional manner.

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Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones
May
5
to May 19

Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones

Curvy Yoga is an empowering yoga class, where bigger-bodied students can practice in safe and supportive community. The down-to-earth atmosphere encourages you to ask questions, explore many pose variations, and learn about movement that fits YOUR body. We are owning our shape unapologetically, and learning to reconnect through movement, breath, and a healthy dose of candidness - we are keeping’ it real! Curvy Yoga is challenging but not intimidating; it is inviting, introspective, and most of all, it’s fun! Learn how to work with your body, to appreciate your body; see what your body can and was meant to do. This class is appropriate for beginner and experienced yogis alike. It is an active - although not vigorous - class, best suited for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.  This is a 5 week series. Pre-registration is required. $75 / $67.50 for YNW members

*Please note: no refunds given for missed classes

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Kirtan with Jenn Noble
Apr
22
5:30 PM17:30

Kirtan with Jenn Noble

Join Jenn for an intimate and relaxed evening of music and togetherness. Sing along or sit and meditate/listen. From the seasoned Bhakti to the new and curious, all are welcome!

Jenn is a classically trained musician who is passionate about sharing the healing qualities of music. She brings a light hearted approach to the practice that creates an open and welcoming environment for learning and exploration.

Please email her at JennNobleYoga@gmail.com for more info.

This is a free event, open to all, donations appreciated. Please pre-register below for free so we know who is coming and bring your cash donation to the event if you wish to contribute. Thank you!

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Spring Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer - The Element of Wood: Transforming Dreams into Action!
Apr
21
3:00 PM15:00

Spring Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer - The Element of Wood: Transforming Dreams into Action!

Spring Yin Intensive - The Element of Wood: Transforming Dreams into Action!

Springtime ushers in the start of the natural year and the emergence of a more active, external energy.   During this time we move out of the darkness of winter (the yin cycle) and into the light (yang cycle).  All that has been invisible now becomes visible.  

In Chinese Medicine, Spring is said to be dominated by the element of Wood which is associated with new beginnings, growth and creative manifestation.  When our wood energy is strong, we are optimistic, productive & able to turn our dreams into action. 

During this wokshop we will learn more about the energy of wood & practice specific yin poses that target the meridians & organs governed by this element (liver & gall bladder).  This will stimulate the flow of our wood chi, and help bolster our motivation to make needed changes & turn our ideas into actions. 

We will also discuss how living with unfulfilled desires can obstruct our wood chi and lead to anger, frustration and stagnation.  We will address this issue with a guided meditation to cultivate greater contentment and patience. If you have been feeling frustrated and are trying to make needed changes in your life, this is the workshop for you! 

$35 / $31.50 for YNW members. Pre-registration is required.

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Flow + Let Go with Cello: A Living Yoga Benefit
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Flow + Let Go with Cello: A Living Yoga Benefit

An accessible flow followed by a restorative practice, all with live cello accompaniment... can this class get any better?! Well yes, actually. This class is also a benefit for Living Yoga and all proceeds go to support their mission of changing lives by fostering healing and resilience in vulnerable and marginalized communities through trauma-informed yoga. Please join Yoga Instructor Kasey Stewart and professional cellist Elizabeth Marshall for this one of a kind event. $15 suggested donation. Please pre-register for free so we can anticipate how many of you we will be welcoming and bring your cash donations to the event. Questions? Please contact bonny@yoganwpdx.com.

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Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones
Mar
24
to Apr 21

Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones

Curvy Yoga is an empowering yoga class, where bigger-bodied students can practice in safe and supportive community. The down-to-earth atmosphere encourages you to ask questions, explore many pose variations, and learn about movement that fits YOUR body. We are owning our shape unapologetically, and learning to reconnect through movement, breath, and a healthy dose of candidness - we are keeping’ it real! Curvy Yoga is challenging but not intimidating; it is inviting, introspective, and most of all, it’s fun! Learn how to work with your body, to appreciate your body; see what your body can and was meant to do. This class is appropriate for beginner and experienced yogis alike. It is an active - although not vigorous - class, best suited for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.  This is a 5 week series. Pre-registration is required. $75 / $67.50 for YNW members

*Please note: no refunds given for missed classes

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Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman
Mar
15
to Mar 18

Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman

THIS TRAINING IS SOLD OUT. Please email bonny@yoganwpdx.com if you would like to be placed on the waiting list in case of a cancellation. Thank you!

Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the Yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We'll focus on creating Integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We'll explore the many ways that Yoga practice can be modified to suit students with disabilities, physical challenges, as well as seniors. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will become Certified Accessible Yoga Teachers.  30 Yoga Alliance CEUs. 

Jivana Heyman, C-IAYT, eRYT500, is founder of Accessible Yoga, an international organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Trainings, Ambassador program, and an online Network dedicated to sharing yoga with every body. He is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center and an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty-five years of training and teaching in a classical yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone. Jivana has led over fifty yoga teacher training programs over the past 20 years, created the Accessible Yoga Training program in 2007, and currently leads trainings around the world. In December 2015, Jivana was invited to teach Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva, and continues to work toward expanding access to the teachings of yoga. We are so honored to have him offer his training at Yoga NW! 

$550 

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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture

Join Bonny Chipman, E-RYT; Rachel Clark, ND/LAc; and Tatum Marcus, LAc for a 2 hour event merging restorative yoga, tuning forks, and acupuncture. We will open with a meditation including tuning forks, move into an hour of restorative yoga poses, and close with a 45 minute treatment with acupuncture needles. Please feel free to reach out to Bonny, Rachel, or Tatum with any questions. All levels welcome.

yoganwpdx.com / bonny@yoganwpdx.com 
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tatummarcus.com

$35 / $31.50 for YNW members. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited! 

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Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga
Mar
3
12:00 PM12:00

Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga

Have a foam roll and don’t know the best ways to use it? Need to feel released, open and deeply relaxed? Minga is an expert in foam rolling and can help you!
Foam rolling helps increase circulation, detoxes the body, removes adhesions that stretching cannot address, and it's fun!

Be sure to email Minga if you don't have a foam roll of your own (minga@mettariver.com). She will bring one for you. If you have your own be sure to bring it so that you can practice with your own buddy. If you are looking to purchase ask minga! PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. 

Cost for this workshop is $30/$27 for Yoga NW Members 

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Sound Healing with Elizabeth Marshall
Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Sound Healing with Elizabeth Marshall

Dive into the elusive and artistic world of sound healing… an ancient practice used to align the chakras and inspire healing! We will examine different methods to incorporate the practice of toning, pitch, and vibration into your asana, pranayama, and meditation practices. The workshop will include a restorative yoga asana practice suitable for all fitness levels. An exploration of the concept of Om and a brief history of sound healing will be discussed. Singing bowls and live cello will accompany the workshop and will ensure you leave feeling relaxed, refreshed, and energized.

Spots are limited, so reserve your space now! Cost for this two hour workshop is $35 ($31.50 for Yoga NW members). 

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Embodied Movement, Breath & Self-Care with Anna Mitra
Feb
17
2:00 PM14:00

Embodied Movement, Breath & Self-Care with Anna Mitra

Embodied Movement, Breath & Self-Care: Holistic Yoga Therapeutics

Invite healing into your life through conscious daily movement. This practice reminds us that we are not broken, that we are born to move, and that we are capable of healing through our own awareness and a connection to our deepest inner strength. Through mindful movement exploration of our body's relationship to the earth (ground reaction force), our mind's ability to map our movement and position through space (proprioception), breathwork, meditation, and self-care, learn and develop skills to move with more ease and strength,  so that you may step into the wholeness and the aliveness that you already are. In this way, we are able to fully inhabit our truest nature and deepen our relationship with ourselves and our own unique way of being.

$35 / $31.50 for Yoga NW members 

 

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Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga
Feb
10
12:00 PM12:00

Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga

Have a foam roll and don’t know the best ways to use it? Need to feel released, open and deeply relaxed? Minga is an expert in foam rolling and can help you!
Foam rolling helps increase circulation, detoxes the body, removes adhesions that stretching cannot address, and it's fun!

Be sure to email Minga if you don't have a foam roll of your own (minga@mettariver.com). She will bring one for you. If you have your own be sure to bring it so that you can practice with your own buddy. If you are looking to purchase ask minga! PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND. 

Cost for this workshop is $30/$27 for Yoga NW Members 

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 Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones
Feb
10
to Mar 10

Curvy Yoga: 5 week Class Series with Heather Jones

Curvy Yoga is an empowering yoga class, where bigger-bodied students can practice in safe and supportive community. The down-to-earth atmosphere encourages you to ask questions, explore many pose variations, and learn about movement that fits YOUR body. We are owning our shape unapologetically, and learning to reconnect through movement, breath, and a healthy dose of candidness - we are keeping’ it real! Curvy Yoga is challenging but not intimidating; it is inviting, introspective, and most of all, it’s fun! Learn how to work with your body, to appreciate your body; see what your body can and was meant to do. This class is appropriate for beginner and experienced yogis alike. It is an active - although not vigorous - class, best suited for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.  This is a 5 week series. Pre-registration is required. $75 / $67.50 for YNW members

*Please note: no refunds given for missed classes

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Winter Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Winter Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer

Winter Yin Intensive on the Element of Water: Cultivating Deep Peace & Inner Wisdom

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, feeling burned- out, depleted, creatively stifled or out of touch with your true purpose in life, is a sign that
you are experiencing a defiency or imbalance with your water energy/chi. The Water element is dominant during the winter months and often creates an innate desire to turn away from the demands of the external world in order to find quiet and stillness within.  During this workshop we will learn more about the energy of water & practice specific yin poses that target the meridians & organs governed by this element (kidneys & bladder).  This practice will soothe the nervous system and create a feeling of deep calm in the body and mind.  We will conclude with a guided meditation to tap into our inner wisdom, re-ignite our creativity & re-align ourselves with our authentic self.

$35 / $31.50 for YNW members 

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Kirtan with Jenn Noble
Jan
21
5:30 PM17:30

Kirtan with Jenn Noble

Join Jenn for an intimate and relaxed evening of music and togetherness. Sing along or sit and meditate/listen. From the seasoned Bhakti to the new and curious, all are welcome!

Jenn is a classically trained musician who is passionate about sharing the healing qualities of music. She brings a light hearted approach to the practice that creates an open and welcoming environment for learning and exploration.

Please email her at JennNobleYoga@gmail.com for more info.

This is a free event, open to all, donations appreciated. Please sign up for free (so we know who is coming!) and bring cash to the event if you wish to donate.

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Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga
Jan
20
10:30 AM10:30

Self Care Essentials: Roll and Release with Minga

Have a foam roll and don’t know the best ways to use it? Need to feel released, open and deeply relaxed? Minga is an expert in foam rolling and can help you!
Foam rolling helps increase circulation, detoxes the body, removes adhesions that stretching cannot address, and it's fun!

Be sure to email minga if you don't have a foam roll of your own. She will bring one for you. If you have your own be sure to bring it so that you can practice with your own buddy. If you are looking to purchase ask minga!
PLEASE REGISTER TO ATTEND : ) 
 

Cost for this workshop is $30/$27 for Yoga NW Members 

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Curvy Yoga Series with Heather Jones
Jan
7
to Jan 21

Curvy Yoga Series with Heather Jones

Looking for a yoga class that teaches you to move WITH your body, not IN SPITE of your body, through thoughtful movement and a broad array of options? If so, then Curvy Yoga is for you! In this 4 week series, we will explore our practice inclusive of our beautiful & bodacious curves. No flowery language, no condemnation for our shapes; only real talk and a loving embrace!

Curvy Yoga will teach you to:
Make peace with those parts of you that feel like a hurdle you needed to work around, experience the joy of practicing WITH everything you bring to the mat
Shed the self-criticism, making way for a healthy self-image and a renewed relationship with yoga
Utilize modifications for every shape and size, turning frustrating postures into nurturing, safe movement

Although this class is moderately active, every student is invited to move at their own pace without concern that they won’t be able “to keep up.” It is appropriate for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with ease on their own or with props (other than a chair or the wall), as there will be considerable movement from standing to floor. If you have questions or concerns about participating, feel free to contact Heather at curvyyogapdx@gmail.com.

This three-week course costs $60. 12:30-2pm on Sunday Jan 7, 14, and 21. 

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Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture Workshop
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture Workshop

Join acupuncturist Tatum Marcus and yoga instructor Sarah Nelsen for an afternoon of deep relaxation. Restorative yoga postures will be complemented by acupuncture to soothe your nervous system and give your immune system a boost. The needles and yoga poses will work together synergistically, each enhancing the other's effect, allowing you to go deeper into your experience. All levels welcome.
This workshop is limited to 10 participants, so reserve your spot now! Cost for this two hour workshop is $35.

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Relieving Suffering: Working with Difficult Emotions with Kristina Houck, LCSW
Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Relieving Suffering: Working with Difficult Emotions with Kristina Houck, LCSW

Do you feel overwhelmed or troubled by recent world events? Are you struggling with personal challenges?

In this workshop, we will explore how to develop a practice of compassionate mindfulness to decrease emotional suffering and allow for greater clarity to inform future action. Through discussion and practice, we will cultivate ways of accepting and allowing emotion, while appreciating its function in our lives.

Kristina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with more than a decade of experience helping people improve personal well-being and foster a deeper connection with the world. 

$35/$31.50 for Yoga NW members

 

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Autumn Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer - SOLD OUT
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Autumn Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer - SOLD OUT

This event has sold out. The next Yin Intensive worshop will be held on January 27th. Registration will be open soon! 

Autumn Yin Intensive with Anne Witmer
The Element of Metal & the Art of Letting Go


In Chinese medicine, Autumn is viewed as the start of the Yin season as it brings the onset of descending metal chi (energy). We observe the falling of leaves, feel a crispness in the air and sense a pull to turn inward. Metal energy challenges us to deal with change and loss and is associated with the emotion of grief. But metal is also associated with courage, resilience and the ability to truly appreciate the beauty of life in each moment.

During this two hour workshop we will engage in an in-depth, yin yoga practice to stimulate the organs and meridians governed by metal (the lungs & large intestine) and learn more about how this energy affects our body and mind. This will be followed by a guided meditation to help release resistance to changes and loss and allow us to surrender into a deeper state of peace.

$35 / $31.50 for Yoga NW Members

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Yoga for Low Back Health
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Low Back Health

Yoga for Low Back Health. A clinic for the active body with Jenn Noble, RYT500. 

Have you experienced low back pain, or know someone who has? Do you lead an active lifestyle, and are curious about ways to offset low back stress, so that you can continue to do the things you love? In this two hour workshop we will explore how Yoga can help support low back health through physical practices (asana), as well as mindfulness techniques to increase body awareness. We will discuss a little anatomy, a little philosophy, and move the body mindfully together. You will come away with tools you can use in your everyday life to help keep you strong and centered, so that you can continue to participate in the active lifestyle you love. Jenn is a 500HR Yoga teacher who knows intimately the importance of a healthy low back. In 2009 she sustained a stress fracture in her lower spine which, in turn, led to a condition called Spondylolisthesis. Through the practices of Yoga she has been able to not only manage physical pain and regain mobility, but also change the trajectory of her life. She is deeply passionate about sharing the power of Yoga for healing in a light-hearted, sincere, and accessible manner. 

$35 ($31.50 for Yoga NW members) 

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Self Care Essentials: Solar Flow Playshop with Minga!
Oct
14
to Oct 22

Self Care Essentials: Solar Flow Playshop with Minga!

Come create a daily practice that energizes, opens and strengthens. We will use the postures of a simple sun salutation to delve deeply into self care. Minga's hands on detailed care and guidance is key to every class. Using the metta river principles as a guide to invite you through the integration of each pose with body, mind and breath. The series will be practiced as individual postures and as a meditative flow. You will learn to make enhancements in the practice so that it works for you. Mingas classes are hands on, deeply explanatory and individualized. The workshop is accessible to everybody.

Series of 5 classes every other Saturday Oct 14, 2017- Dec 9, 2017 / 10:30am- 12:00pm

$130 for the whole series /$30 per class. *You MUST register for the whole series or for each class you plan to attend

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Yoga for Anxiety with Bonny
Aug
19
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga for Anxiety with Bonny

Explore how yoga can be a powerful vehicle for managing symptoms of stress and anxiety such as panic attacks, trouble sleeping, and continuous anxious thoughts. Sleep better, calm your mind, and regain balance in your life with empowering tools you will learn in a safe space with those who share similar experiences.

Cost: $35 ($31.50 for Yoga NW members)  *Attend the free Yoga for Anxiety intro class on 8/12 at 2:00pm to receive a discounted rate of $25 for the workshop! 

Bonny Chipman is an E-RYT, Accessible and Therapeutic Yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, Student of Integrated Movement Therapy, and owner of Yoga NW in Portland. She has been teaching yoga for nearly a decade and offering her Yoga for Anxiety workshops and series for the past 4 years. Her personal experiences with chronic illness and anxiety fueled her desire to develop a program that offers accessible tools, rooted in yoga practice, to help manage anxiety and empower those who struggle with it.

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MELT Method workshop
Jul
22
4:00 PM16:00

MELT Method workshop

Do you have body aches and pains? Are you feeling the effects of aging like arthritis, swelling, tightness, back ache, carpal tunnel, plantar fasciitis, poor posture, or sleep issues? By using SOFT foam rollers & specialized balls, this Hands-off Bodywork approach is the first treatment, scientifically proven that simulates the techniques and the results of manual therapy. It’s Self-Massage! The MELT Method helps alleviate the symptoms related to alignment, stress, chronic pain, and the negative effects associated with aging. 

Join Michael Feldman for this 90 minute MELT Method Intro class. Cost is $35 or $31.50 if you are a Yoga NW member. 

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Yoga Nidra with Jodie
Jun
25
6:30 PM18:30

Yoga Nidra with Jodie

Join Jodie to explore the ancient practice of Yoga Nidra. Translated to "yogic sleep", this practice is a deeply nourishing, meditative mind/body therapy. Practiced lying down, Jodie will lead you through a systematic guided approach to relax and ease the body. Accessible to anyone and everyone, this practice serves as a pathway to release stress and emotions in a gentle and supportive way.

Use your class card or membership, or $18 drop in. 

Sunday, July 25th 6:30-7:30 

To register, click "register" button below to login to Mind Body or create an account, then go to the classes tab. 

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Accessible Yoga Day Open House!
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Accessible Yoga Day Open House!

Join us in celebrating Accessible Yoga Day at our OPEN HOUSE! Saturday, June 17th – All classes are FREE! 

9am – Yoga for athletes/injuries

10am – Curvy Yoga

11am – Posture and Breath

12pm- Yoga Nidra

1pm – Community Kirtan

2pm – Chair Yoga

3pm – Kids Yoga (ages 5-11)

4pm – Belly dance performances by PURE Portland & Happy Hips

5pm- Restorative Yoga

7pm – Recovery Yoga

*Click below to sign up for classes through Mind Body (Click on the classes tab and go to June 17th). Classes are free and it's free to sign up! 

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Teaching the Curvy Body: A Yoga Teacher Workshop
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Teaching the Curvy Body: A Yoga Teacher Workshop

Have you ever had a person with a bigger body walk in to your class and wondered how you could effectively teach that student? How you could connect? Hoped you didn't offend? Wondered if you needed to scrap your class plan or how to make your plan accessible last minute? Or perhaps, avoided eye contact altogether in a moment of panic, leaving that student to fend for themself? 

For five years I have been working with these students who have struggled with starting a yoga practice. They are either afraid to try a studio class, or they have tried and have been ignored, publicly shamed (yes, it happens), or have needs that never got addressed so they don't return. 

In the age of inclusivity, everyone thinks their yoga is accessible to anyone; or they've taken to marketing their class that way as a draw for more students. Of course not all yoga classes NEED to be right for all students, nor should they be. But ... if you are interested in offering classes that are truly "for every body", want to have skills in your pocket to subdue the occasional panic, or simply want to expand your skill base, please consider joining me for this enlightening workshop: Teaching the Curvy Body. In this 2.5 hour session, we will look at:

• Language, and how our words can help to create a safe space and inclusive practice
• Props, and how a few simple cue modifications can foster more-accessible alignment and a deeper felt-sense in any asana practice
• The need for specialty yoga and discussion on current class demographics, including how the common yoga scripts have failed this student population.
• Asana practice, demos, Q & A, and more!

This class is being offered by donation ($20-$30 suggested) and space is limited so grab your spot!

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Curvy Yoga Series with Heather Jones
Mar
5
to Mar 26

Curvy Yoga Series with Heather Jones

Looking for a yoga class that teaches you to move WITH your body, not IN SPITE of your body, through thoughtful movement and a broad array of options? If so, then Curvy Yoga is for you! In this 4 week series, we will explore our practice inclusive of our beautiful & bodacious curves. No flowery language, no condemnation for our shapes; only real talk and a loving embrace!

Curvy Yoga will teach you to:
Make peace with those parts of you that feel like a hurdle you needed to work around, experience the joy of practicing WITH everything you bring to the mat
Shed the self-criticism, making way for a healthy self-image and a renewed relationship with yoga
Utilize modifications for every shape and size, turning frustrating postures into nurturing, safe movement

Although this class is moderately active, every student is invited to move at their own pace without concern that they won’t be able “to keep up.” It is appropriate for students who are able to get up and down from the floor with ease on their own or with props (other than a chair or the wall), as there will be considerable movement from standing to floor.  If you have questions or concerns about participating, feel free to contact Heather at curvyyogapdx@gmail.com. 

This four-week course costs $72; early bird price $60 if signed up 2 or more weeks in advance. 

March 5, 12, 19, 26 

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