200 HOUR INITIAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Dina Lang This Yoga Teacher Training (TT) could be your next step! Next Information Session is Wednesday July 15 @ 7:45 pm The yoga TT begins Sept. 16, 2015 (see below for more information)
Kishor Yoga (yogis aged 10-16) Summer Session registration is open! * Only 3 spots left!* Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 pm July 15 - August 19
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. $72 for six week session Call the studio, 503-372-9825, or stop by to register now!
Prenatal Yoga with Jodi Wednesdays, 8:00 - 9:15 pm Pregnancy is an important journey in any woman's life and as yogis it is a good time to focus your yoga practice into strength, calm, grounding, and breath work. In Prenatal Yoga, you'll move through poses and sequences to ease discomforts of pregnancy, prepare for birth, connect with your growing belly, and relaxing restorative poses.
All levels of yoga experience and trimesters are welcome in Prenatal. There are drop-in, six week, and twelve week packages available.
Holding a space for children to experience yoga in their own bodies, in their own way is Cindy's goal and expertise. These yoga sessions are specifically designed to meet children exactly where they are today! To learn more about Cindy click here.
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!
Always room for early morning risers at this ALL LEVELS VINYASA class. Beat the heat of summer with this 6 am class.
Katy, Gaye and Kari teach these one hour classes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Set your alarm to salute the sun to begin your day!
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 collection of (black)Om & (red) Santosha and (taupe) Ahimsa tanks! New tank, Saucha, arriving soon. Be on the lookout!
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: Gaye Reed Sunrise Yoga, Wednesdays at 6am
I experienced Yoga for the first time years ago when my friend and I were new to a local gym trying out classes and wondered what Yoga would be like. I made a crucial choice that would effect my life and others by taking that first Yoga class. Couldn’t figure it out at first - seemed kind of slow to me and parts of my body that I never felt before (can you say wrists in “down dog”) were definitely making themselves noticed. I had always enjoyed the high energy of running, racquetball and kickboxing as well as having been a lifeguard for several years. I had been a dancer for many years and that may have been one of my biggest catalysts into Yoga. I like to help my students find the creativity, grace, balance, mindfulness and flow of Yoga paired with the athleticism and overall health benefits.
I have a passion for the ‘beginners’ - we are ALL new at some point and we all begin a new practice one pose at a time. I love to see my students discover that Yoga is not about exclusions - there is no one category of people or Yoga. I incorporate humor with total mind/body health from the inside out so my students can enjoy increased athleticism in their Yoga and better ‘wellness’ in their daily lives while having fun. Healthy living is about making the right choices and we all have our own views of what healthy living means - more energy, losing weight, improve self-esteem and happiness. I teach and coach others to work towards their goals. This will be highlighted in a 3 part special summer series at Santosha I will be teaching - Sport Your Yoga! (7/19, 8/16, 9/13)
I found my dharma - my path that day in a local gym and have been teaching various styles of Yoga for 12 years. Helping others discover how to feel good in their own bodies and live a healthier lifestyle fills me with gratitude. We are all Yogis, we all have the athlete in us - we all can experience the gift of Yoga by making a choice to just show up and do the work, day after day.
"Gaye is one of my favorite yoga teachers! Do not be deceived by her ethereal voice and gentle demeanor...Gaye is one strong yogini! She will stretch you and your practice in creative ways that build an amazing sense of courage and accomplishment. There is no teacher better suited to help us all SPORT OUR YOGA!" ~ 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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Located in the heart of Bethany Village, we are dedicated to helping students of all ages and abilities discover their inner strength on and off the mat. More about us.