Ideal for anyone wanting to ease into yoga and those who may have physical limitations due to age, back or joint problems, or are recovering from injury or illness. Easier stretches and muscle toning combined with deep relaxation poses (restorative) to get you back in shape safely.
For students with little or no yoga experience and for continuing students who wish to refine their understanding of the basics. This class teaches basic hatha yoga postures from various tradtions. Develops strength, flexibility, balance and an understanding of healthy body alignment and movement.
For beginners and continuing students. Same focus as Level 1 with more challenging poses and sequences.
For students with prior yoga experience, a faster paced class that includes a broader range of poses in more challenging sequences and longer holds. Introduces inversions and backbends.
Founded by Yogi Amrit Desai of the Amrit Yoga Institute., this flowing sequence of poses provides an overall toning for the entire body and combines short meditative periods with the postures. A deeply relaxing and engaging practice, this class is appropriate for beginners or continuing students interested in deepening their practice and learning a sequence they can practice at home. Gentle Amrit is a shortened version of the sequence using props as needed.
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises® This is a self-help method for releasing deep tension held in the muscles and tissue due to trauma and and/or daily stress. Developed by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, this set of seven simple exercises were developed to elicit the human organism’s natural ability for recovering from trauma and preventing the build up of stress—the tremor mechanism. Anyone can learn TRE®, the exercises are simple and can be modified to suit all fitness levels and body types. In 3 classes students will learn the TRE® protocol and how to regulate their experiences with the tremor reflex for optimal benefits. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pen, journal and water bottle. Class size is limited, so register early. Class not appropriate for pregnant women. For further info on TRE® go to traumaprevention.com
*Private sessions available.
To register or schedule a private session contact Moline Whitson at email@example.com or 503-335-8851
Free class to Veterans and their families. This is a gentle approach to yoga using props for support and offering options for making the poses more or less challenging as needed. Focus on breathing, relaxation and postural alignment for stress relief… as well as stretching and strengthening of muscles.
Friday May 25 2:30-4:00PM $18
This class will be a nurturing blend of easy stretches for the first 1/2 hour followed by several restorative yoga postures that result in a deep state of physical, mental and emotional calm. Restorative yoga poses are held for extended time, supported by props such as bolsters and blankets, and take advantage of the body’s innate ability to release deeply held stress and tension. The Restorative Yoga postures will be accompanied by live cello music played by John Hubbard. Moline Whitson will be leading the yoga.
(503) 335-8851 (no texts) e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRE® (Tension and Trauma releasing exercises) is an innovative approach to reducing stress/tension, recovering from trauma and increasing resiliency. The class will include an overview, background and an opportunity to experience the self-induced tremor mechanism. Taught by Moline Whitson, Certified TRE® Provider. If you’re curious about TRE®, this is a good way to sample it. There will be time for questions and answers. No experience necessary. $20 Class size is limited, so register early. Class not appropriate for pregnant women. For further info on TRE® click on the TRE tab above or go to traumaprevention.com scroll down the front page to view a short video.
To register contact Moline Whitson at email@example.com or 503-335-8851
Open to experienced meditators, novices and everyone in between. Come learn about and experience a gentle, open approach to meditation that focuses on being receptive rather than trying to direct your meditative experience in a particular way. By practicing with gentleness and curiosity you start to befriend your mind and naturally cultivate insight and compassion.
If you’ve struggled with trying to “quiet your mind” or still your thoughts, allowing a little more freedom into your meditation can soften the experience and possibly create a more inviting internal environment. This has been my experience with the approach. My mind is not something I’m trying to tame, it is something I am learning to appreciate and know.
We will meditate for 20-30 minutes, spend some time journaling about the experience and then have a chance to talk about it afterward.
Friday Sept 22 2:30-4PM Donations gratefully accepted.
To register firstname.lastname@example.org or 503.335-8851 (no texts)
This class will combine yoga poses and TRE®. We’ll practice classic yoga poses for the first 20 minutes, move into Ex. 7 of TRE® to initiate the therapeutic tremors, have up to 15 minutes of shake time, and 10 minutes of savasana or integration then a brief time for reflecting on the experience. Pre-requisite: 3 part TRE® class or private sessions. Classes will be posted in the Special Events Box on our front page
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
The 8 week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class is an evidence-based intervention for a broad range of chronic disorders and problems. MBSR as developed at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is offered through Mind Body Mindfulness. Through understanding and investigating the triggers which cause stress, and which can diminish physical and emotional health, you will gain effective tools for dealing with the challenges life brings.
This course will teach you to identify stress triggers, understand and experience how these affect your mind and body, and develop mindfulness practices to bring about the change to lead you to more ease and balance as you learn to manage stress and life in a new way. That said, MBSR it isn’t a magic wand to instantly remove the stress from your life or bring everything back into balance overnight.
Contact Nancy Boros for more information:
503-890-8965 email: email@example.com
Class meets for 8 Saturdays 2-4pm Next session begins in April.
Four Seasons Meditation – Spring
Spring is a time of growth and regeneration in nature. Representative of new beginnings, Four Seasons Meditation will support your transition to Spring, refreshing your mind and body. A profound way to energize the body after illness and periods of lethargy, you give birth to the pure yang qi and increase blood circulation. Practicing this meditation after a long cold winter, your body will naturally resonate with the spring energies and have the power to harmonize you with the year. There is a Chinese expression that states, “the whole year’s energy depends upon the Spring”.
Taoist Nutrition – Spring
In Chinese medicine theory, the organs of the Liver and Gallbladder are connected with this season. Master Liu He will discuss ways for you to align with the vibrations of the season and re-set your Liver and Gallbladder.
For more information linggui.org
To register: firstname.lastname@example.org 503-380-5814 or 206-817-4117
New to yoga? Interested in increasing your ﬂexibility, balance and conﬁdence? Wondering if yoga can help you find a sense of well being? This is the class for you. Designed with the new-to-yoga student in mind, easy-going Yoga Basics classes are gentle, detail oriented and slow moving, perfect for the absolute beginner as well as for continuing students wanting foundational work in their practice. Absolutely everyone can start here.
12 week term, $120. Drop in = $12
This is for anyone who has learned TRE® through a class, individual sessions or some other method. Hosted by Certified TRE® Providers on a rotating basis. $15 cash or check made out to the teacher. This is a good opportunity to revisit the tremor mechanism, get assistance from the teacher and/or just enjoy shaking in a group. Registration not required. Questions can be directed to email@example.com or 503.335-8851 (no texts). Group shakes will be held the first Sunday of the month 10:30-11:30am through December at Harmony Yoga.