Workshops

The Art of Handstands with Katie McKenney

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Saturday March 9, 12:30-3:00, $35

Come learn, play and experience the joy of handstands with Katie McKenney.  In this workshop we'll explore handstands starting from the beginning.  We'll cover proper warmups, drills, alignment, kick ups starting at the wall and eventually make our way to the center of the room utilizing partner work.  Sending each of you home with a small sampling of drills and exercises to begin your home practice.

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Introduction to Ayurveda with Allison Duckworth

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Saturday, March 23rd 12-2 pm, $40
Come learn about Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, the “Science of Life”. This ancient wisdom teaches us how to promote our health and create a life of harmony by living in tune with the natural rhythms of the universe. Discover your unique constitution or dosha. Learn about dinacharya, the self-care techniques to balance your dosha. This intro to Ayurvedalecture includes 3 short asana practices.  
 
For those interested in the Ayurveda Spring Cleanse, there will be a short Q&A following this workshop. 
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Handstand Series with Ian LeMasters

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Sunday 1-3pm Dates: 3/17, 3/24, 4/7, 4/14 $100 for Unlimited Monthly Members, $120 for non-members

This is a four week progression series focused on finding depth in Handstand, also known as Adho Mukha Vrksasana. We will cover how to safely kick up and fall down, methods for cultivating strength and finding ease in effort against the wall with progression towards the middle of the room. All levels welcome.

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Yin + Shapes + Sound with Alicia Johnson & Ryan Stier of Extravision and Nicholas Naioti

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Saturday March 23, 7-8:30pm, $25, $20 for Unlimited Members

Join Alicia Johnson for an opportunity to share in an immersive yin yoga practice paired with live music and soothing, slow-moving visuals. In this class, we will give the mind space to deepen its connection to the body with the guidance of sound and the acoustic vibrations that accompany a live music performance. Visual projections will be cast on the studio walls to encourage an atmosphere of exploration and awareness within the practice. 

 
Music will be performed by Ryan Stier of Extravision and Nicholas Naioti. Both musicians are traveling from Iowa and are excited to include this special evening on their west coast tour.

“Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind, and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – Iyengar
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“Hands on Assists for Yoga Teachers” The Art of Seeing the Aligned Body Mandala with Michele Loew

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Noon-4pm Saturday, March 30th $75

 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.  

This workshop is for any yoga teacher wanting to practice assists that can be used in the classroom or in private yoga settings to guide students into form that will provide more ease and insight to their bodies and centers in yoga asana.  Learn to give safe, compassionate, intelligent, purposeful, and aligned assists to other yogis that will bring joy to all.  
 

Michele Loew 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 studied and taught avidly 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.

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Yoga for Sleep and Yoga Nidra with Michele and Sarasvati

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: Sunday, March 31, 12-3pm $100

  Join Sarasvati and Michele for a talk about the neurobiology of sleep and dreams and the science behind Yoga Nidra.  Sarasvati will begin the workshop with a look at the waking and dreaming states through the symbol of OM. She will guide us in exploring yin poses to support the yoga nidra practice Michele will guide,  and she will lecture on how these poses help with things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, eating disorders, trauma and addiction.  Michele will be sharing supporting information on how the practice of Yoga Nidra, “Enlightened sleep”, affects our brain waves positively and accesses deep meditative states of consciousness.   She will guide us in a practice, and discuss ways to develop a home practice that can immensely transform us into more awakened, enlightened, and meditative beings.  

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Yogi Spring Cleanse with Allison Duckworth

Location: The Yoga Space, Small Studio
Dates: Tuesday’s 5:30- 6:30 pm April 9, 16, 23 in the small studio, $195

Do you want to shift your daily diet and routine? Would you like to feel lighter and brighter in mind, body and spirit? How’s your self-care regime; would you like to learn tips for self-care? Are you ready to say yes to the support of a coach and support group to help you on your health journey?

 

Allison Duckworth will be leading a group through a Spring Cleanse Program. Whether this is your first cleanse or if you are a seasoned cleanse everyone can gain something from this experience.  We will meet April 9, 16 and 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm at The Yoga Space. If you are unable to attend the meetings they will be recorded and emailed to participants so that you can participate in the program at your leisure.

 

What you will gain from the program:

 

  • Tips on how to cleanse

  • Customized cleanse program

  • Meal Plan

  • Recipes

  • Shopping List

  • Daily checklist

  • Learn the Signs of Detox

  • Self-Care Tips

  • Tips for Reintegration

  • 20 minute health coach call

  • Support group

 

Flowing Upon Sacred Ground, A Weekend of Yoga at Timberline Lodge with Michele Loew

Location: Mount Hood, Oregon Timberline Lodge
Dates: May 3-5th, 2019

See our Retreat's Page for more Info and $150 yoga retreat only Booking!  REGISTER HERE   

 

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Timberline Retreat

Ladakh, India 2019 with Michele Loew "Illuminating the Subtle Body Meditation & Yoga Retreat"

Location: Delhi & LADAKH, INDIA
Dates: June 28-July 7th, 2019

Join Michele Loew for a trip of a lifetime in India, 2019. 

Yoga Nidra, Meditation & Illuminating the Subtle Body in the Glorious Himalayas. 

For Details please see our retreat's page:  http://www.theyogaspace.com/events/retreats

Doug Keller

Location: The Yoga Space, Big Studio
Dates: September 26-29, more information coming soon

More information coming soon.

 

Early Bird Price $350

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