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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. 

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! 

Kundalini Yoga

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan incorporates movement, breath, meditation, and sound into a complete yogic practice that addresses every dimension of your being. Appropriate for all levels including total beginners, every Kundalini Yoga class is its own distinctively energetic, rejuvenating, and unusual journey to make contact with your own True Identity. 

If you want to change your life, practice yoga — and if you want your life to change fast, practice Kundalini Yoga. Details here www.burningspiritsyoga.com

Gong Meditation

This class consists of some gentle warm-ups and meditation, followed by an extended Gong Bath.  The warm-ups are to help prepare the body to receive the Gong Meditation.  If you’re looking to bring your nervous system back into balance and experience the benefits of Meditation and Sound Healing, this class is for you!  The Gong is said to contain all the sounds of the Universe and heals what needs to be healed.  It helps transcend unconscious thought patterns and bring healing to Mind, Body, and Spirit.  All you have to do is show up!  Comfort is key so it is recommended you bring a mat or pad, a blanket, pillow etc. or whatever you need to be comfortable lying on the floor for ~40 minutes.

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.

Restorative

Restorative Yoga is a great counter balance to our day to day lives where we are moving from one task to the next. The emphasis in the Restorative Yoga practice is to give our nervous system to time and support needed to relax. Expect anywhere from 2 to 6, very supported, poses held for a long period of time. For some this practice is similar to a meditation practice.

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.