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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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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Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman
Mar
15
to Mar 18

Accessible Yoga Training with Jivana Heyman

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! 

This training will be limited to 15 participants, so reserve your spot now! $550/$495 early bird.  

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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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Sound Healing with Elizabeth Marshall
Oct
14
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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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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Kirtan with Jenn Noble
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

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. 

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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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Yoga Foundations with Jodie
Jan
14
to Jan 21

Yoga Foundations with Jodie

Join Jyoti for a workshop to Get-Back-to-Basics this Winter
Saturday January 14th, 21st & 28th
1pm-2:30pm

The offerings of a yoga practice are life changing. This January you will have an opportunity to deepen your own understanding  and learn from a variety practices taught by Jyoti, teacher at Yoga NW and lover of yoga as a way of life, for a three week foundations class.  Whether you are brand new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, the foundational elements can be visited and revisited for a lifetime. We are constantly changing, growing and evolving as students and there is always something new to discover through our practice.  Taught in a workshop style format, we will investigate the many facets that accompany a yoga practice such as:

-The origins of yoga and its relevancy in todays world.
-Simple breathing techniques and why breathing is a huge part of a yoga practice.
-Exploration of foundational postures found in a typical yoga class. I call these "home base" postures.
-How to build a solid Sun Salutation series (commonly found in most classes) that works for you and your body (including modifications)
-Standing and balancing postures. 
-Forward bends and backbends
-Corpse pose and active rest
-Poses will be broken down to better understand their relevancy and alignment. 
-Variety of off-the-mat yogic practices I have learned from my two decades of studying, practicing and teaching. Storytelling, specific practices for Winter, how to align ourselves with nature to live an integrated life, and so much more.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions, find clarification of poses and surround yourself with a likewise community of yogis. This workshop is ideal for both students new to the practice as well as seasoned practitioners. Everyone is welcome. Wear loose, layered clothing.

Cost: $65 for three week series
A 10% discount will be offered on class packages upon conclusion of the workshop.

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Yoga Nidra Series with Jodie
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Nidra Series 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.

COST: $30 for series OR $12 Drop-in 

Sun, Sept 18: 5-6pm
Sun, Oct 16: 5-6pm
Sun, Nov 13: 5-6pm

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Yoga Nidra Series with Jodie
Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Yoga Nidra Series 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.

COST: $30 for series OR $12 Drop-in 

Sun, Sept 18: 5-6pm
Sun, Oct 16: 5-6pm
Sun, Nov 13: 5-6pm

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Fall Yoga Sale
Sep
1
to Sep 30

Fall Yoga Sale

One Year Unlimited Yoga for $850

Have a Full Year Of Totally Unlimited Yoga to Help You Remain Present & Centered 365 Days a Year. Having balance, strength & clarity every day of the year won't just improve your life, it will rock your world.  
 
This is the most bang for your buck and the best gift you can give yourself! 365 days of health, clarity, fun and friends. Commit to your health and happiness.
 
This is the best deal for anyone practicing two or more times a week. Less than $10 a class for a totally awesome stress-free mind and body. If you've been waiting to commit, the time is now.

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