Workshops

ADVANCING YOUR ASANA "A 6 week Intermediate/ Advanced Series with Ian LeMasters"

Location: Small Studio
Dates: Wednesdays 6:15-8:15pm January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Feb 7

*This workshop is full* 

A six week series designed for those interested in advancing their practice. This series includes 6 two hour sessions, each week focusing on a different aspect of Yoga Asana, including an in-depth exploration into Hips, Backbends, Arm Balances, Inversions, Twists/Core body, and Handstands. All Levels are welcome, simply show up with an open mind and enjoy delving into your practice.

$160 for full series

$120 for Unlimited Memberships (purchase through Mindy Body or at studio)

$30 for Drop Ins (Purchase through Mind Body or at studio)


 

Mastering The Basics of Ashtanga Vinyasa with Michele Loew

Location: The Yoga Space NW
Dates: January 9, 16, 23, 2018 Tuesday nights 6:30-8:45pm Cost: $120

*This workshop is currently full. Please email info@theyogaspace.com for waitlist and possible openings.*

A slowed down mindful & deep inquiry into the Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series.  We will meet for 3 Tuesday evenings in January to study the Primary series so that each posture is carefully examined.  Props and modifications will be utilized to support all students.  Come learn the series as a way to deepen your yoga practice in general, as principles can by applied to other types of asana.  But also gift yourself a regular home practice as you memorize the series and set a foundation to go into a Mysore self practice class.

Cost:  $120

 

Valentine's Kirtan

Location: The Yoga Space
Dates: Saturday, February 10, 7-9:30pm, by donation ($15-25 suggested)

Please join Sarah Grumbling and the Down Home Community Kirtan Band for the fourth annual Valentine’s Kirtan at the Yoga Space NW on Saturday, February 10, 7-9:30pm

In celebrating this day of love, we seek to open our hearts and voices to the multi-faceted experience of love and all its forms.  Let us celebrate the love that shows up in our relationships as friends, children, parents, lovers and partners, as well as love to the deep Inner Wisdom, our true self, our guru, Sat-Guru, Goddess, God, Nature, the Great Spirit, Earth, all the elements…the list goes on, infinitely.

Chanting, singing and creating together, we can express and experience the divine connection of love, woven together in community.    

If you are new to Kirtan, we welcome and invite you!  This heart-centered practice celebrates the unique voice and spirit of each of you — there is no right or wrong way to do it. You can sing, hum, whistle along, move, dance, shake, or simply rest in the space and feel the vibrationally charged mantras move through your body. This is a celebration of the Divine in its myriad expressions of Love! 

Many chants are shared call and response style, and you can join right in, even without any previous music, singing, chanting or yoga experience. Kirtan takes us beyond the thinking mind and through the powerful vibration of the mantras, allowing us to drop into our heart.  Here we can explore the nooks and crannies of our own deep mystery — the beauty hidden within!

This year’s kirtan will benefit The Dougy Center, Portland’s local non-profit that provides counseling and group support for grieving children and families.  From www.dougy.org — “The mission of The Dougy Center is to provide support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.”  The Down Home Community Kirtan Band is excited to support this beautiful organization and the healing and service they offer to our community of the youngest generations.

The Down Home Community Kirtan Band is an ever evolving and shifting group comprised of musicians, seekers, devotees, mystics, and artists who share in the expression of love, awareness and connection through music and chanting. This year’s bhaktis and bhaktas:  Sarah Grumbling, Davida Bundren, Tressa Yonekawa, Kalen Garr, Liz Hart, Joe Muller and more to be announced!

Doors at 7pm, chanting from 7:30-9:30pm with traditional Indian prasaad, courtesy of Minal Rajan, to follow

*a limited number of free handmade Valentine songbooks will be available!*

suggested donation: $15-$25 ~ 100% of proceeds to benefit The Dougy Center

~NO ONE turned away for lack of funds~

The Down Home Community Kirtan Band is welcoming of all and is a safe space for individuals of all races, religions, genders, orientations, identifications, and abilities.  If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, Sarah Grumbling, at sarahbeanne14@gmail.com  Let us be conscious, aware, and care for each other as we cultivate community and connection.

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression

Location: The Yoga Space
Dates: Saturday, March 3rd, 6-8pm, $40

Join Sarasvati as we learn the neuroendocrinology, psychology and anatomy of depression, anxiety, PTSD bipolar, eating disorders and so much more. Learn how the practices of yoga and meditation in the styles of Hatha,Yin & Vinyasa and seated practice can help us to transform the body and brain. We will create a successful bio individual practice for each student.

Sarasvati has been teaching yoga for 13 years and has studied Interpersonal Neurobiology at PSU.
Sarasvatihewitt.com

'80s Yoga/ Dance Party to Benefit Living Yoga

Location: The Yoga Space
Dates: Saturday, March 24, 6-8pm, $20
Join Sarasvait in this 80's throwback yoga and dance event to benefit Living Yoga! An hour of yoga and an hour long dance party after. Bust out your leotards, unitards and leg warmers because this is 80's aerobics costume themed. All levels welcome! $20 Saturday 24th 6pm.
 
 

The Art and Science of Practice with Yogarupa Rod Stryker

Location: Norse Hall, NE Portland
Dates: April 14-15, 2018

Yogarupa returns to the Portland to lead another

powerful ParaYoga Immersion.

Expect asana, bandha, pranayama and much more at each session.

Open to all levels.

Practice, called sadhana in Sanskrit, is the cornerstone of our experience of yoga. What and how we practice determines what we ultimately gain from this ancient system.  In our modern age of group classes and a wide range of yoga styles, how does a sadhaka, a seeker, ensure that they're getting the most from their practice? What do the insights of the yoga tradition tell us about how to use our practice to best prepare for life and ultimately fulfill our role as a spiritual seeker? Since practice can and should be tailored to meet our individual needs, what is the systematic approach to achieve one's highest aims with wisdom and dedication? 

In this weekend we'll explore the sources of Tantric hatha yoga––through asana, bandha, pranayama and meditation––with particular focus on the stages of practice that impact one, your mind, two, your energy, and three,  your soul.  Open to students of all levels.

Saturday     

9:30am-12:30pm Supreme Practice, Supreme Life: Tantra Yoga and The Six Gems

2:30-5pm Awakening the Body and Mind's Source of Power and Healing  

Sunday     

9:30am-12:30pm Steadying the Moon and Lighting the Essence of Mind

2:30-5pm Walking the Path to Freedom: Mastering Prana and Personal Practice

**We are unable to offer refunds for any reason**