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October is here and the trees are starting to let go of their leaves. In honor of this season of letting go, CPY is all about the trees. We're donating all month to ONETREEPLANTED. You can read more about their reforestation of native trees in Oregon here. Donate directly to our CPY team page here. $1 equals 1 tree planted.

One of the most iconic yoga poses is "Tree Pose," so we'll focus on this pose all October. Vrksasana (Tree Pose) is a beautiful balance of being rooted as you reach tall like a tree's branches and stay grounded through the strength of your leg that is connected to the ground (either standing or seated).


Every tree looks different, and every tree is beautiful. We'd love to see you in your favorite version of this pose (safely!). Snap a pic of your favorite tree or your favorite tree pose and post it to social media with the hashtag #cpytrees…and tag us on Facebook or Instagram! For every photo, we'll donate another dollar to our ONETREEPLANTED fundraiser. If you don't use social media, email us your pics!


We look forward to spending this season of renewal with you. Thank you for your support of the studio, your kindness, and for sharing your light with us.

 

EXCITING NEWS

Mindful Movers: Children's Yoga October 14 - November 18 Have little ones in your life? We are excited to start our Mindful Movers kids yoga program this month. Hannah will offer a 6-week series for children ages 2-5 starting October 14th.


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We will also be adding Saturday morning all ages yoga story time and some school holiday events. Details and registration coming soon...

CPY Fun Friday Friday, October 21 | 4 - 7 pm CPY Fun Friday is coming up! Joining us will be Fig Custom Jewelry, Rofe Designs, Little Lantern Floral, Magickalyou Candles, and The Solitary Gemini. The V Spot will serve delicious vegan food and drinks, and Keeler Estate will be here with organic wine from their certified biodynamic vineyard. Several CPY team members will also be here to share about upcoming classes and answer any questions you may have. Entry is free with a suggested donation of $1 to our ONETREEPLANTED fundraiser. There's also a 26+2 class at 6 pm if you want to include yoga in your evening. We can't wait to see you.

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. 


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OCTOBER SCHEDULE


We have a full schedule of classes this month, including a 90-minute 26+2 hot yoga class every Friday, 8 am Hatha back on the schedule every Saturday, and many styles of yoga seven days a week. Join Maddie on October 23rd for Yoga for a Healthy Pelvic Floor, and mark your calendar for a Kirtan event on the evening of November 6th.



 

COMING UP


Yoga+Vinyl+Coffee Sunday, October 16 | 10:30 am A gentle all levels class to start your Sunday morning. We will spin some records, move our bodies, and enjoy a great cup of joe! 


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Yoga for a Healthy Pelvic Floor with Maddie Lowen Sunday, October 23 | 2 - 4 pm Gather in community as you learn about the anatomy of the female pelvic floor, common concerns/symptoms, and how to use yoga to promote a healthy pelvic floor. Come prepared to learn, explore, and have some fun. 


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Samhain Group Painting Class (+Wine) with Rachael Jones Sunday, October 30 | 2 - 4 pm Rachael from Cloverfall Designs will be back for another painting class on October 30th from 2-4 pm for this Last Harvest Inspired painting class. All supplies included. 


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Yoga for Anxiety and Chronic Stress with Maddie Lowen Sunday, November 13 | 2 - 4 pm Many of us are walking around carrying stress, anxiety, and ongoing daily traumas. Yoga offers profound tools and resources for healing, including meditation, breath, self-study, and movement. Through this 2-hour workshop you will learn about anxiety/stress in the body and nervous system, explore your own relationship with stress, and experience yoga's healing potential firsthand.


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Kirtan Sunday, November 6 | 6 pm - 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. 


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Thanksgiving Day Restorative Yoga + Food Drive Thursday, November 24 | 9 am A practice to reconnect with gratitude and community. Join Us for a Restorative Yoga Class and Food Drive. Non-perishable food items will be the entry fee for class. *All donations will go to Marion Polk Food Share


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TEACHER SPOTLIGHT


Melissa Lindley Melissa Lindley offers approachable classes to help you relax, reset, and rebalance. Melissa completed her yoga teacher training in 2020 with teacher Zohra Campbell after practicing yoga regularly since 2003. Yoga was an integral part of Melissa's ability to cope with being diagnosed with a serious, chronic illness in her 20s. For Melissa, yoga is a continual process of learning and practicing and is a gift that is readily available whenever we need it. Thankfully, yoga works at all life stages and abilities. ​ Melissa also works at Willamette Vital Health, educating the community about end-of-life issues, including advance care planning and grief. She teaches Beginning/Gentle Hatha and Community Yoga at Common People Yoga. Join Melissa at...

  • Beginners or Gentle - Beginning/Gentle Hatha: Wednesdays at 5:15 pm

  • & more!

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