November is here, and just like that we are in the last two months of 2022! We were building up a big Yo-vember Yoga Challenge this month and then realized that’s not what any of us need! With holidays and year-end goals and all that we try to cram into the month, we need less. So for November we are scaling down our events into a few special restorative options and opening up our hearts for more rest. I hope that you can find some quiet space, and if yoga can fulfill that need for you, we are here for it.
This month, we have a Thanksgiving day donation-based yoga class collecting food and monetary donations for the Marion-Polk food share. We will also be collecting blankets all month for our unhoused neighbors. This month is often a reflection on gratitude. I want to honor that by sharing my sincere appreciation for our yoga community. Through all the ups and downs of life, the support and love have been more than I could have ever imagined. Referring friends to the studio, helping out when our team has been out sick, encouraging each other, lifting up our new teachers, and just coming to class, all mean so much. Thank you for your support, encouragement, laughter, and hugs. If you still want a challenge, challenge yourself to make November “YOU-vember” and take the rest you need to stay healthy and refreshed. See you on your mat. In Gratitude, Lorissa
Mindful Movers: Kids Story Yoga Saturday, November 5 | 8 - 9:15 am Kids Story Yoga combines exciting storybooks with fun and simple yoga poses. Every class will also include deep breathing to practice achieving a state of inner calmness. Recent studies have shown that yoga can help to ward off anxiety, depression, and short-attention spans—common afflictions for kids that are increasingly impacted by device use, social media, and stressful school situations. Get your little ones started on a healthy and positive path with story yoga in this relaxed and fun class. All ages are welcome, but the class is recommended for 3-9 year olds. Bring a mat & water. This class is in correspondence with the 8am hatha class on Saturday. You & your kiddo can each take a class at the same time! Sign Up
Do You Love Hiking? Saturday, November 5 | 9:30 am - 12 pm As the weather gets chillier, we can tend to spend less time in nature and more time indoors. We love a chilly morning hike and added a special Summit to Savasana Hike & Yoga on Saturday, November 5th, with Nicki. We'll meet at the studio and depart to God's Thumb trailhead near Lincoln City. Registration is free, with a suggested donation of $1 to our ONETREEPLANTED fundraiser. Sign Up
Mindful Movers: Kids Yoga Pop-Up November 11 | 12 - 1 pm No school? Elementary Aged Kids (5-10 year olds) Yoga Class is a chance to try out yoga and get some mindful movement in on their day off. Sign Up
Vinyl + Coffee + Yoga Sunday, November 13 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am A gentle all-levels class to start your Sunday morning. We will spin some records and move our bodies. Plus, we'll be serving up coffee to start your day. Sign Up
Kirtan Sunday, November 6 | 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 200hour Yoga Teacher Training in the Fall of 2019. Sign Up
Thanksgiving Day Restorative Yoga + Food Drive Thursday, November 24 | 9 - 10:15 am A practice to reconnect with gratitude & community. Begin your Thanksgiving day by taking a moment to dedicate your practice to gratitude and giving. Entry Fee: Come with packaged or canned goods OR/& a warm blanket for those who may struggle to keep warm during the cold months. All Food donations will be given to the Marion County Food Drive, and blankets will be given to the local houseless community. Sign Up
Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga + Sitar Saturday, December 17 | 7 - 8:30 pm Winter solstice is a time of reflection, restoration, and 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
Stephanie Younkin "I’ve been a student of yoga for about 10 years. I started as a means to improve my flexibility and prevent injuries after years of running and weight training, but I kept coming back to it for the mind-body connection. I have a nursing background and 15 years of fitness experience as a certified personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. But it is my yoga practice that has taught me a gentler and kinder way of treating my body and handling the stresses of life through non-judgment. I believe yoga can give us the tools to calm our nervous systems through mindfulness and awareness not just on, but off the mat as well. I am excited to say that I have recently completed my 200hr yoga teacher training with Dr. Zohra Campbell from Indigo Wellness. My teaching style is a strength based Hatha flow incorporating breath with movement, alignment and balance while giving modifications to make it accessible to all." Join Stephanie at...
Hot Vinyasa: Wednesdays at 5:30 am
Plus, Stephanie will be subbing for Kym's Tuesday at 6 pm and Thursday at 6 am Hot Vinyasa classes all November!
The weekend of September 9, 2022, we gathered at Independence Hotel in Salem, Oregon and created some magical memories. Our first retreat was one we'll never forget and we're already looking forward to next time. Click here for more incredible photos from the retreat by Vibrant Photo Co.
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