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CLASSES

Living like it's your last moment

 
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There are foundations for this practice: first being the breath, no matter the shape of the body, the breath remains constant and controlled. The second being bandha:  energetic and physical locks with in the body that bring a more efficient and intelligent way to move the body. The third being drishti:  a controlled and fixed point for the gaze. With these 3 foundational concepts practiced regularly the physical aspect of the practice transforms, the mental state slows and quiets, finally the emotional state finds ease and begins to settle. 

All things take time and within this practice of yoga the more you show up, the more you will discover.....All is coming.

 

CLASS OFFERINGS

Bhakti Flow

A vigorous class  OR a slower, meditative Vinyasa flow.  Bhakti Flow classes include elements of non-dogmatic devotion and intention.  The room is lightly heated (78-80 degrees)  and classes are set to rad music.  This class also starts and ends with Kirtan (call and response chanting).  You connect with this heart-centered practice through movement, breath, intention......refuge and connection unlike any other.   Come explore Bhakti Flow and see what makes us different.  You are worth it.   With every breath we get to being again. 

Bhakti strong Flow

This energizing yoga class takes you deeper into your asana practice! Build strength, balance and flexibility as you focus on breath, movement, alignment and generating your inner fire. Kirtan & yoga philosophy spiritually charge this class! Like Bhakti Flow, the room is lightly heated (78-80 degrees) and the music is kick-ass. Six months of experience in asana practice is recommended but all are welcome.

Yoga Punx PDX

Yoga Punx is an alternative to conventional yoga experience. Some people feel uncomfortable about attending an average yoga class; Yoga Punx is here to meet you where you are with a killer sound track! This class does hold true to the traditional aspects of yoga philosophy, the 8 limbs of yoga,  and the true spirit of DIY punk philosophy. We believe in freedom for all Beings.  Come as you are, be yourself with no judgement. ALL are welcome!  All levels. Recommended donation of $8-12, however, no one turned away for lack of funds.  see www.yogapunxpdx.com for details

Vinyasa or Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa means breath -synchronized movement, and Vinyasa Flow (yoga)  is a series of linked asanas (poses)that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling.

Tribal Bija- Belly Dance

$12 drop in or $65 for 6 pack- you can purchase directly from Calendar when you pre-register or through Melodee at the studio, before class.

Largely influenced by ATS, Tribal Fusion and the strength, grace and beauty of Yoga. An ever evolving vocabulary of movements that are seamlessly strung together through improvisational cues & transitions...much like a flock of birds. Enjoy an empowering dose of challenge and support in a body positive community...where we focus on mindfulness in movement and allowing the dance to flow through us. All are welcome! 

Mysore-style ashtanga

see the details of this method on our Mysore-Ashtanga page www.burningspiritsyoga.com

Led Primary Ashtanga

Ashtanga is an ancient system of yoga that was taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. It integrates breath, movement, and gazing points as a method of turning inward and discovering our true nature. This class explores the beginning of the Primary Series, known in sanskrit as Yoga Chikitsa, or yoga therapy. This series of postures is meant to build strength both in the core and the limbs, improve balance and spine mobility, as well as open the hips and lengthen the hamstrings. It is challenging, but appropriate for all levels. Teacher led.  Donation -based class, good way to begin the Mysore-style Ashtanga program.

Ritual Bhakti Hatha Yoga

Come Sundays with Tay to find synchronicity in body and mind. Flowing through a sequence that is in conjunction with the moon and seasons. Move through a Hatha Yoga sequence, meditate, write and offer up that which no longer serves you. Breathe intention into your life. Build community and support.

Flow and Restore:

Flow and Restore is a mix of a mellowed pace flow class that ends in longer held supported restorative poses. This is a class for all levels, a mix of intuitive movement, focus on embodiment, flexibility and playfulness. This is a nice practice that allows one some movement to loosen up and then the chance to just melt. Variations and prop options are given and encouraged.  


Intro to Ashtanga Workshop

Interested in learning more about the Mysore-Style Ashtanga Program? Join us for a workshop that will talk about this method in more depth and go through an introduction and practice of the Primary Series and allow for questions and answers to prepare you for the program. Some of us like to drop in and start and some of us are more comfortable leaning in a workshop type setting. We are here to meet you where you are. All are Welcome. This workshop is $50 and will include 5 passes to the Mysore program for you to being your practice in the Mysore room. For dates and registration go to our Event page our click here

Bhakti Flow Community Classes (Teacher Trainees) 

Explore a Bhakti Flow class while you support the Sangha ( community) and the new Teacher Trainees/Mentees while they gain their practice hours.  All the elements of a Bhakti Flow class and you won't be disappointed.....especially when the suggested donation is only $5!  Help the mentees through your service of helping them gain the experience they need and open your heart and hips at the same time.   Good deals for everyone here.......weekly classes offered, rotating trainees.  These classes are offered during the Heart of Vinyasa School- May through July.

Beginner Workshop

Feeling intimidated about taking a class?  Want to learn a little more about yoga?  Been taking classes, but have questions about poses or terms?  We offer this $10 dollar hour-long workshop/class which will have a brief discussion on philosophy, pranayama (breath), bandhas (locks), and take you step by step through common asanas (poses) and safety tips.  Everyone is welcome, it will be a very simple flow and allow time for questions and answers.  First timers as well as those with established practices who want to learn a little more in an intimate setting are welcome.  You can take this workshop as many times as you like.  Pre-registration is required. see Event page for current dates.