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Festive yoga all month long!


December is here with chilly weather and holiday excitement. All of the lights in downtown Salem are beautiful, and the parade's return was a fun way to kick off the season. These last weeks of the year are always busy and go by quickly. We curated the schedule this month to offer different ways to step away from the rush and reconnect with your inner calm

As the end of the year nears, I want to say a huge thank you to our talented team of yoga teachers. It is so special to watch the growth of classes, the relationships built, and the connection to community that each and every person who enters CPY brings. And a great big thank you to our amazing yoga community. I have been so humbled by your kindness, support of our team, the ways you help make us better, and the dedication of coming to class. I look forward to seeing you this month and wish you all the best for the holidays and a safe and healthy 2023. In Gratitude, Lorissa

 

'TIS THE SEASON


Harvest Moon Ritual Friday, December 9 | 7 - 9:00 pm "This full moon women’s temple circle includes floral foot baths and beautiful ceremonial affirmations with an inner active Sistar support ritual. I take great care to create a space where everyone feels welcome, witnessed, and held just as they are. These rituals help to anchor in the medicine of the particular moon phase that we are currently cycling within, and I base each circle according to the vibration and the visions that come to me through mediation and prayer. Can’t wait to hear whose heart this sacred circle will call to. In gratitude and service, Joyelle" Sign Up


Kirtan Sunday, December 11 | 6 - 7 pm Kirtan in a collective singing and chanting concert inviting connection and awakening your chakras. Jennine Jordan is a wife and mom of 3 children. She works for a subsidiary of the Navajo Nation. In her free time, she enjoys playing Kirtan & connecting to the heart. She began learning Kirtan in 2020 and has taken various courses until now to lead Kirtan. Her favorite songs are in Sanskrit. She also completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Fall of 2019. Donation-based event. Sign Up


Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga + Sitar Saturday, December 17 | 7 - 8:30 pm Winter solstice is a time of reflection, restoration, & renewal as we welcome the light and prepare for the new year. Enjoy a restorative practice to the soothing sounds of the sitar by JJ Gregg. Space is limited. We strongly recommend registering in advance to reserve your spot! Sign Up

Solstice-Themed Group Painting & Wine Wednesday, December 21 | 6:30 - 8:30 pm Join us Solstice Day weekend for a relaxing afternoon of painting and wine. All supplies will be provided; just bring yourself. You'll leave with your own creation. Design based on the High Priestess card in the Tarot Leaves deck. Check out more from Cloverfall Designs. Sign Up

Hatha - Christmas Eve Morning Yoga Saturday, December 24 | 8 - 9:15 am Begin your holiday by aligning and calming your body, mind, and spirit. We use props and modify poses when needed. Students will experience a comprehensive, balanced yoga class with guided instruction. You will leave this class feeling merrier! Sign Up

Sound Bath Submersion - New Year's Eve Saturday, December 31 | 6 - 7:45 pm RING in the New Year with a sound bath! Journey within as Michael shares vibrations from an assortment of healing instruments such as Singing Bowls, Didgeridoo, Mother Tesla and Atlantis Gongs, Hand Drums, and Hang Bal. These instruments create songs/sounds that are enjoyable to listen to and vibrations that help the body enter a restful and healing state. Sign Up

Pop-Up Hot Vinyasa - New Year's Eve Saturday, December 31 | 10:15 - 11:45 pm Flow into 2023 with 90 minutes of Hot Yoga. Bring a friend and join us for a fun and fresh flow! Set your intention and gather post-class to raise a glass (kombucha or cider) as we ring in 2023. This class is designed for all levels. Sign Up


 

DECEMBER SCHEDULE

 

TEACHER SPOTLIGHT

Sarah Hillman I"I discovered Pilates while my mother was taking lessons as a part of her physical therapy program. I was so amazed at how this one movement system was not only rehabbing my mom's body but her overall mind/body connection. I loved that it was accessible to all body types and fitness levels. I am a professional photographer and have taught at George Fox University. As a teacher, I am still a constant student. I am constantly trying to learn and grow myself as a better teacher to better my student's experience in class. I am passionate about teaching the classical Pilates method and teaching my students to feel it in their own bodies and use it not just in mat class but take those Pilates principles into their everyday lives for better ease of movement. I am comprehensively trained in the classical style of Pilates at all levels on all the equipment through master instructor Dorothee Vandewalle. I am also certified through Peak Pilates and am a level three Fascial Stretch Therapist." If the chilly weather makes you weary, Sarah's live-stream classes are a great option! Join Sarah at...

  • All Levels - Live-Stream: Pilates (Mondays 12:10 - 12:50 pm PST)

  • All Levels - Live-Stream: Pilates (Wednesdays 12:10 - 12:50 pm PST

  • All Levels - Live-Stream: Foam Roller Friday (Fridays 12:10 - 1 pm PST)

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