New Classes!! Both on Wednesday 11 am: Beginning Vinyasa 8 pm: Prenatal Yoga Session Class - you can start anytime! Changes on Sunday: 10:30 am: Vinyasa Slow (replaces Align & Flow) 5:00 pm: Vinyasa** (the Ashtanga Primary Series will occur on the last Sunday of the month only)
New Blog post from yoga teacher, Brittany Montes. Read about her miraculous news and the brave journey still ahead....
EXPLORE THE CHAKRAS ~ A SENSORY EXPERIENCE with Janci Butler Saturday, April 25th 12:30-2:30pm (Thank you, Janci. It was wonderful!)
Last Saturday, Janci helped us delve into the Chakras in a sensory exploration. By way of essential oils, mantra, visualizations and yoga asana, we came to understand these powerful energy wheels within the context of our own personal experience.
ITS NOT TOO LATE!!! Deposit deadline is April 29th Disconnect to Reconnect Reach for Raja ~ A Yoga Retreat May 17-23 Mar de Jadein Chacala, Mexico ~ Where the jungle meets the sea!
1.5 hours north of Puerto Vallarta, in the peaceful fishing village of Chacala, Mar de Jadeis a one-of-a-kind experience for people who enjoy a simple way of life in a beautiful tropical setting. Join dina and awaken your practice as you delve deeply into the eight limbs of yoga. An opportunity to rest, relax, strengthen, stretch, salute the sun and share your light through karma yoga. MAR DE JADE EXPERIENCE VIDEO
Kishor Yoga (yogis aged 10-16) Spring Session is underway! Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30pm April 1 through June 3
Kishor is Sanskrit for Youthful, Fresh, Vigorous. In ancient India, sages considered the years between 10 and 16 to be the ideal time to pursue the spiritual path, to begin to look at the fundamental questions in life, and to discover the inner realms. This is our time!
Experiencing the world through the body is the yogi's path to self discovery. An opportunity to feel, to listen, to try and to honor what is, this is how we learn to create the best version of ourselves on and off the mat.
Current session is CLOSED. Call the studio, 503-372-9825 about future sessions.
NEW CLASSES TO SANTOSHA:
Yoga for Special Needs @ Santosha by Yoga Visual
Cindy Hurlbert is offering a 6 week session, limited to 3 students only, introducing essential yoga techniques to create a peaceful internal environment. Cindy is a certified yoga instructor, fluent in American Sign Language, and has special education experience including Autism and ADHD. 2 Different time slots Tuesdays and Thursdays 2/10 - 3/17
Y12SR ~ Yoga of 12-Step Recovery with Rhonnda Edmiston Sundays, 7:00 - 8:15pm
A rich and powerful framework for integrating the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-Step programs. Guided by the theme "The Issues Live In The Tissues", this class addresses the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction. This donation based class benefits Living Yoga and their good works toward helping ALL people find peace within through the practice of yoga.
Astanga Guided Primary Series, Last Sunday of the month @ 5pm with Jasmine Ziska
The primary series is referred to as "yoga chikitsa" which means illness purification. This set series of vinyasas will cleanse, balance and invigorate the body and mind while building and challenging endurance and flexibility. Be prepared to sweat in this 90 minute strong vinyasa series. (Previous vinyasa experience recommended)
SUNRISE YOGA ~ ALL LEVELS Vinyasa MWF @ 6am!
Join us for early morning ALL LEVELS VINYASA!
Katy, Gaye and Kari teach these 6am, one hour classes weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Set your alarm to salute the sun to begin your day!
Imagination Yoga Spring Session: Register Now
Thursdays 4:00 - 4:45pm New Session Began April 2nd 2 spots left. Your child can still join this class. Call to inquire.
This fun and imaginative yoga class offers students (ages 3.5 to 12) a chance to take a break from the outside world and come into a place of relaxation and joy. Each class incorporates the physical benefits of yoga, calming and concentration techniques, and a weekly kindness practice.
FAMILY YOGA ~ 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month--12:30 to 1:15 pm
A yoga practice for you and your children ages 3 and up. Come to the mat with your children and explore yoga with them in basic sequences, beginner and intermediate poses, and some partner options. Taught as a yoga class, yet designed to be accessible and fun for your little yogis at home. Parent participation is required. This community class supports Living Yoga by donating a portion of the proceeds to support their good works! $5 minimum donation per family member. Karma yoga at work!
200 HOUR INITIAL YOGA TEACHING CERTIFICATION with Dina Lang Next training begins Sept. 16, 2015 Develop and learn to share your yoga practice with others! Led by co-owner of Santosha Yoga, Dina Lang ERYT 500, this program provides an opportunity for yogis who want to grow and deepen their practice by becoming a certified yoga teacher. This Teacher Training will incorporate all that Dina has learned from her personal journey as a yogi and her studies in yoga asana, yoga therapy and yoga philosophy. Call or drop by to learn more about the training and to apply.
RETAIL--Check out our New Ahimsa Tank... add it to your collection of (black)Om & (red) Santosha tanks!
Essential Oil Sprays ~ $7
Calming Lavender Protecting On Guard Energizing Peppermint Balancing Grounding Blend
* Bring in your empty spray bottle for a $3 refill!
Mala Beads by Ashley Scott $12.50 (quarter malas) $15.00 (quarter malas for larger wrists)
Yoga Note cards Proceeds benefit Street Yoga $9
Find us! Try us out! Santosha Yoga 4876 NW Bethany Blvd, L-4 Portland, OR 97229 503-372-9825
Feature Teacher: Jodi Bean Prenatal Yoga ~ Wednesdays at 8pm Vinyasa Yoga ~ Thursdays at 9am
Prenatal Yoga is an area that I feel drawn to, both personally, and as a teacher. I enjoy planning classes based on what is happening for women's pregnant bodies in different months, how to use yoga to ease any discomfort from pregnancy, to prepare for birth, to feel strong in labor, and what to avoid as a pregnancy progresses.
My personal philosophy is to trust your instincts, believe in yourself and the power of a smile, push your boundaries and respect your limits. I believe yoga can bring power, calm, and change to every person and that yoga is accessible to every body.
I’m in awe for what our female bodies go thru, what we're capable of, and how we can recover from trauma or surgeries and keep coming back for more. There is little that is stronger than a woman. Also, my inspiration comes from a desire to help women feel empowered and strong for their births and their roles as moms. Prenatal Yoga is a fantastic part of a pregnancy.
I’ve taught Prenatal Yoga before for a couple of years and am currently in an intensive training program specific to Prenatal Yoga. I have two children and I did Prenatal Yoga during both pregnancies to help relieve fatigue, tight hips, and feel strong and calm for labor. I’m looking forward to sharing this knowledge and practice with the Prenatal Yoga class at Santosha Yoga!
"Jodi delivers a very special yoga class regardless which style she is teaching. She is passionate about yoga and it inspires passion in her students. Allow Jodi to guide you into the best version of YOU!" ~dina
We believe that yoga has the power to transform lives, and our goal is to make this transformative practice available to people of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities.
Yoga is an ancient scientific system designed to empower health, happiness and a greater sense of self. The word ‘yoga’ means ‘union’ and refers to the oneness of mind, body and spirit. Yoga is not a religion, it is a practice. It supports and enhances all cultural, racial and religious backgrounds. All classes at Santosha reflect this philosophy, where everyone is welcome to find peace and contentment just as they are.
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