YOGA FOR THE CURE ~ Sunday, October 26th...ALL DAY~
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and perhaps a loved one, an acquaintance or you yourself have been touched by this terrible disease. On Sunday, October 26th, our classes at Santosha will be donation classes benefiting The American Cancer Society. Come at 10:30am to Align and Flow or at 5pm for the Astanga Primary Series, Noemi and Jasmine will lead these healing practices with powerful intention.
Santosha will send ALL proceeds from the day directly to The American Cancer Society. Thank you in advance for being as generous as you can!
BREATHE IN ~ BLISS OUT Saturday, November 1st 2-4pm
Loaded with adrenaline and stress, most of us can easily accelerate from 0-60 in a heartbeat, but can you effectively "decelerate" from 60-0 just as fast without crashing?
Join Nina Pitzel for this important skill building Yoga Tune-Up workshop and learn the art of Blissing Out!
NEW CLASS: Astanga Guided Primary Series, Sundays @ 5 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!
Back by popular demand, early morning ALL LEVELS VINYASA classes have begun! Katy, Gaye and Kari are leading these 6am, one hour classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. Set your alarm to salute the sun to begin your day!
Kishor Yoga (yogis aged 10-16) Session Began Sept. 17th Room for 3 more yogis. Call to register.
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.
FALL 2014 SESSION: 9/17 - 12/10 12 weeks for $140 Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm ~ Class has begun. One spot available. Call to inquire.
Imagination Yoga Fall Session - We have a few spots left. Call about registering your child.
Thursdays 4:00 - 4:45pm (12 weeks, $144) September 18th - December 11th, no class Thanksgiving week. 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 (No class Oct 18th due to CPR Training)
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!
Yoga in Japanese ~ Wednesdays @ 10:50 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 is taught in Japanese. Call or come by the studio for more information or email Aya at email@example.com
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.
200 HOUR INITIAL YOGA TEACHING CERTIFICATION with Dina Lang 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.
RETAIL: Come see our black Om & red Santosha Tanks.
Apparel by: Santosha NUX (going on sale soon) Be Present
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
Longtime yoga instructor here at Santosha, Dianne brings her students into this practice with a deep knowledge and understanding of alignment in their bodies and awareness in their minds of exactly what is happening within the four corners of their mat. Committed to building a solid foundation from which to grow, Dianne brings a calm patience to her classes that is ultimately the goal of the practice for each of us. She leads through example.
If you have been hesitant to move from Gentle yoga to Beginning Vinyasa, Dianne's class is a wonderful segue. If you have been practicing for years at any level, Dianne's class will help you reconnect with the building blocks that reunite you with the power of taking it slow and not rushing the process.
Beyond her group studio classes, Dianne's passion lies in the field of yoga therapy. During our anniversary week she generously offered mini private sessions to students with "burning yoga questions" to help them build a stronger practice. If you've ever considered taking a private session with a qualified teacher to help you develop your yoga skills or address health/wellness issues, Dianne is the GO-TO teacher.
"Being in Dianne's presence whether in the studio lobby or on the mat in her class, always brings me to place of inner quiet where I can truly connect with the moment. She is an extraordinary gift not only as a teacher here at Santosha, but in my life." ~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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