'Balancing the Seasonal Body: Spring' A Yin workshop by Jodi Metres Saturday, April 26 from 1:00-3:00 pm Registration now open. $20 in advance. $25 day of workshop
Tai Chi ~ Life in Balance Mondays at 2:30pm
Why Tai Chi? *Improve your balance and reduce falls. *Promote a relaxed, upright posture. *Increase flexibility and mobility. *Reduce stress. *Improve coordination and mind/body awareness.
$85 for this 8 week session class. Meets April 7th through June 2nd,Mondays 2:30- 3:30 pm, Call (503.372.9825) to check on openings for Spring Session
Santosha Yoga Retreat in Tulum, Mexico
June 22 through 28, 2014 at the Amansala Eco Chic Resort in Tulum.
Join Dina for the yoga vacation of a lifetime on the beautiful Riviera de Maya! Two Yoga practices plus guided meditation daily, healthy eating, tropical living, swimming, snorkeling, soaking up the sun, visiting the ancient Mayan ruins and more. Combining yoga with nature, experience this intimate connection with your mindfulness practice and ignite your senses! Call or stop by to reserve your spot today!
We now offer 4 sessions of senior yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30am and 12:00pm. If you'd like to reserve your spot in either the noon or 10:30 am time slot for 5 weeks of senior yoga, you may purchase a Senior Yoga 5 Pack for $50. The One Week of Senior Yoga Drop-in rate is $13.
Space is limited in these classes, so plan ahead with your 5 class package to reserve your favorite time slot today!
Santosha Yoga 200-hr Teacher Training
Announcing Santosha Yoga's first ever Teacher Training led by co-owner, Dina Lang, ERYT 200, RYT 500, to provide 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.
Teacher Training begins September 10, 2014 If you were unable to attend our information session on April 12th, please feel free to download the information and application below.
Spring session for kids (ages 3.5 and up) 10 weeks of Imagination Yoga classes for $120
Thursdays @ 4-4:45pm - April 3rd through June 5th Kind words, Kind hearts, Kind thoughts! Registration open. One spot left! Call about a drop-in class for your child.
NEW CLASS: Kishors ~ Yoga for yogis ages 11-16
Kishor is a Sanskrit word that means: Youthful, Fresh, Vigorous. In ancient India, sages considered these significant years 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 power that the yoga practice reveals. This is our time.
Join Dina for an exploration of traditional yoga and the eight limbed path that meets the needs of young yogis who are ready for the next step on their yoga journey.
Wednesdays, April 16th through June 11th from 4-4:45pm. The cost is 9 sessions for $108. (Call to check about a spot in this class or a drop in) 503-372-9825
FAMILY YOGA ~ 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month 12:30 - 1:15pm
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 Street Yoga by donating a portion of the proceeds to support their good works! $5 per family member
Yoga in Japanese Wednesdays @ 11:00 am If you know someone from Japan whose English skills are still developing and might enjoy yoga, please tell them about this class. Aya Inman, who moved here from Japan 2 years ago and completed her yoga training here, is offering this class at Santosha. It will be taught in Japanese. Call for the studio for more information or email Aya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoga for kids with Special Needs
Cindy Hurlbert, longtime Santosha Yoga student and now a certified yoga instructor. Cindy is fluent in American Sign language and also works with children with special needs in the Beaverton school district. Through Yoga Visual she is now sharing her practice with families here at Santosha on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To learn more about Cindy and what Yoga Visual offers, click here.
RETAIL: Come see our new Red Santosha Tank.
Apparel by: Santosha NUX Be Present
Mala Beads by Ashley Scott $12.50 (quarter malas)
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
Jodi has been a teacher with Santosha Yoga since 2012 when she came to teach a variety of different classes: vinyasa, gentle/beginning vinyasa, mommy and me yoga, candlelight flow, and family yoga. Jodi’s style of teaching and personality makes yoga accessible, supportive, and engaging. She believes that yoga is for every body and builds her classes to support any yogi who comes to the mat in her classes.
Jodi’s theme for April is focused around urdhva dhanurasana (wheel pose).
As Jodi explains, “Wheel pose has got a whole lot going on.” There is strength, openness, restraint, and flexibility happening – all good things for any yogi to focus on.
Week one will be introducing some of the strength and flexibility our shoulders and hips need. Week two will be opening the heart and being strong in arms and legs. Week three builds on the strength we’ve been cultivating while moving the back body with ease. Week four will find us lifting up into the inspiring arch with grace (and possibly bolsters).
"Being someone with back problems, for years I avoided wheel pose, thinking it was outside the scope of my range of motion. In the past few years I've worked hard to develop wheel in my personal practice and have found that it brings great relief to my spine and promotes much better range of motion for all other asanas. I'm looking forward to taking my wheel to the next level under Jodi's excellent guidance. And whether you are a wheel officianato or new to the pose, I encourage you to make this pose your asana intention for the month of April. Jodi Bean is the perfect teacher to help us all lift our hearts to the sky, physically, mentally and spiritually!" ~ 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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