Brian Matthews joins dina on Friday, August 22nd at 7pm, as Restorative Yoga and Restorative Music come together to create AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Recognize this face? Brian Matthews is one of Santosha’s loyal yogis and a frequent attendee at the Friday night Restorative class. Brian has generously offered to share his talent and passion for classical guitar with us while we settle in for a big yogic hug! Come early and grab your bolster!
YOGA AT THE BALLPARK Tell your friends!!! ALL WELCOME TO JOIN!! - Sunday August 24th @ 12:30 All you need is a game ticket (& a mat!) to join in for: Yoga on the Field @ 12:30 & the Hops Game@ 1:35 pm
Sunday, Sept. 21st 12:00-2:00 pm The Community Fountain in Bethany Village.
108 Sun Salutations uniting our global intention for Peace. Join us for all 108 or just a few, but join us! ALL LEVELS and ALL AGES are welcome. Bring the whole family as the first 27 (1/4 mala) Sun Salutes are dedicated to Children! After the last Sun Salutation stay and join us for some Sweet Lemon Vegan Bistro delights! There is simply no better way to spend a Sunday!
Chairs provided for those who need them. What to bring: Yoga mat, Water bottle, Joyful smile, Peaceful intention :-)
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training begins September 10th! Last day for advanced registration discount is Wednesday, August 13th!
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!
Santosha Yoga is working with community partner, Street Yoga, to share the importance of their work and what yoga can bring to people’s lives. Street Yoga is offering a training on Trauma-Informed Yoga for Youth on August 22-24! Join them for a heart-felt introduction to the field of service yoga for youth experiencing life challenges. Limited spaces available. To register: CLICK HERE
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. Call and bring in your young yogi for a drop-in class! Wednesdays at 4:00 pm through August 20th.
FALL 2014 SESSION: 9/17 - 12/10 12 weeks for $140 Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm ~ Registration open NOW!
Imagination Yoga Fall Session - Now open for Registration!
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--Resumes on Sept. 6th 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 minimum donation per family member. Karma at work.
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 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.
RETAIL: Come see our black Om & red Santosha Tanks.
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
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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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.