April & May Yin Sessions
April 20- May 18
Enjoy the benefit of private instruction at a fraction of the cost in our small group beginners series. It is designed for people who are new to yoga or who have been away from it. In this four-class series, you’ll gain confidence in moving in and out of postures, develop camaraderie with other students who are learning too, and be prepared to enter a regular class with ease. Each class will introduce you to a new set of yoga techniques and then its application through movement and posture. We will work on breath, body alignment and awareness, proper muscle engagement, and more! You will receive one-on-one direction, hands-on assistance, and personal feedback in order to find modifications to best help you reach your potential. $80 for all 4 weeks. Saturdays 10:30am, 60mins. 10 spots available! *Must have 5 to run.
April 27- *Waitlist Only
Experience healing and relaxation in this restorative yoga + Thai massage workshop. Rest in restorative yoga poses, supported with bolsters and blankets that bring you to a place of comfort and calm. Throughout the class, receive integrative Thai massage with gentle passive stretching, and heated herbal compresses.
It is recommended to dress comfortably for this class, and in layers as the body temperature may feel cool after time. You will remain in each restorative pose for several minutes, receiving bodywork periodically throughout the class. Arrive prepared to receive hands-on assist and massage.
Class space is limited to 12 people, so sign up quick! Please arrive to class a few minutes early and we recommend bringing your own yoga mat to the workshop.
Saturday April 27th at 4:30pm, 2 hrs
$40.00 per person
Led by Sara-Lee Franklin and Kate Somerville, both licensed massage therapists and Thai bodyworkers in the greater Portland area.
A gentle class that brings functional movement into your practice and every day life. This is low impact and slow moving. It allows for not only a sustainable yoga practice, but sustainable movement off your mat. You'll enjoy moving through a wide variety of poses and movements with clear instructions and variations offered.
4 week session, $60.00
Minimum of 5 students to run.
May 7-June 11
In this 90 minute workshop you will enjoy the benefits of restorative yoga and the sweet serenity of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep as it is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The concept roots from ancient Indian tradition as a practice of opening to the deeper phases of the mind promoting the reduction of tension and anxiety as well as internal healing. They say one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to four hours of deep sleep.
What to expect:
We will begin with some yin/Restorative poses to prepare the body for meditation. We will then find comfort in a supported Savasana with blankets and bolsters and will begin our Yoga Nidra. The practice is a guided meditation taking you step by step to a blissful state of relaxation.
The only thing you may need is an open mind and possibly something to drape over the eyes for fuller relaxation.
No meditation or yoga experience is necessary.
$25, $20 for Monthly Members.