Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga
Enjoy a Restorative Yoga practice and relax in a peaceful atmosphere filled with
calming sounds that resonate in harmony with your mind, body and spirit.
Emily Light is a certified yoga therapist dedicated to helping others on their path. She
weaves Ayurveda, neurobiology and practical application of yoga philosophy into her
teachings for a truly holistic and powerful approach to the art of yoga. Her intention
is to create a safe and nurturing place for students to learn about themselves,
connect, heal and thrive.
Joshua performs each sound bath with the intention of providing a grounding
experience to leave you feeling centered and recharged. His angelic soundscapes are
created through a stream of consciousness process using guitar, voice, and quartz
crystal sound bowls. Joshua combines his passion and over 20 years of experience as
a musician, with his love to provide a space of peace and healing for others.
The Art of Hands On Assists with Michele Loew
“Hands on Assists for Yoga Teachers” The Art of Seeing the Aligned Body Mandala with Michele Loew.” A Workshop for Yoga teachers wanting to understand middle path alignment and the art of seeing the body with the intention to give intelligent supportive structural assists, hands on adjustments when needed, and the appropriate use of energy.
Michele is an international yoga teacher and the founder and director of The Yoga Space in Portland, Oregon. She is known as a teacher’s teacher and is respected for her 200 Hr & 500 Hr. Yoga Schools and her ability to combine Western knowledge of the body (Anatomy & physiology and modern kinesiology techniques) with the Eastern tradition of yoga.
She has practiced and taught yoga since 1998, having studied extensively in the Iyengar and Ashtanga traditions as well as the Sri Vidya lineage. She is known for her keen observation skills and her ability to guide a student towards aligning the physical and energetic body through the use of expert hands on assists and intelligent verbal cues. She brings to her teaching a warm and engaging style that reflects her own internal understanding of the practice.
Michele is an avid student of Eastern & Western Philosophy and continues to study with her principal yoga teacher Richard Freeman with whom she has practiced with since 2000. She has been Richard’s assistant in his teacher trainings and workshops, and has a close understanding of his brilliant middle path teaching. She practices Tibetan Buddhism, and received several Kalachakra initiations with HH The Dalai Lama and practices Vajrayana as guided by her beloved teacher in Buddhism, Dr. Robert Thurman.
Michele teaches regular classes and trainings in Portland, as well as retreats and workshops internationally. For more information on Michele please visit:
www.micheleloew.com and follow her on instagram @micheleloew
Yoga for Pelvic Health with Emily Light
The pelvic floor is the foundation of our core strength. When the pelvic floor isn’t functioning
well, the rest of our deep core muscles won’t be able to fully activate, and no amount of Plank
or Toe Taps will do the trick if the pelvic floor needs attention. Unfortunately, most of us
haven’t been taught to pay attention to the pelvic floor unless there’s a problem, and if there is,
the remedy given is kegels. More kegels!
Did you know that the pelvic floor muscles, just like any muscle in the body, can become tight,
and not able to move into its full range of motion? When there’s tightness in muscles, there can
be pain, compensation from other muscles, dysfunctional movement patterns, and weakness.
And, guess what? The first step in bringing tight pelvic floor muscles back into a state of
balanced tone, is NOT kegels.
Join me on Sunday, May 17, to take a deep dive into pelvic health. You’ll learn
about pelvic muscles, how they’re involved in core strength, how breathing and the nervous
system influence the functioning of the pelvic floor, and how to best support your own unique
pelvic floor through breathing and movement. We’ll discuss anatomy and biomechanics and
there will be lots of practice time too.
For yoga teachers, this workshop counts as 3 continuing
education credits for Yoga Alliance.