Acro Fridays


  • Friday September 28, 6:00-7:30pm

  • Friday October 26, 6:00-7:30pm

  • Friday November 23,  6:00-7:30pm

AcroYoga is a unique practice that cultivates trust, connection, and playfulness. Combining the flow of yoga, with the dynamic power of acrobatics. Come and learn the foundations that will create a platform for progression, success, and fun. Explore trust, connection, playfulness, community, teamwork, communication, mutual support, truthfulness, compassion, and love. Om Shanti.

This is a physically demanding workshop, some yoga experience recommended. All acro yoga experience levels welcome. Bring a partner or come solo. You can attend one evening or multiple; each will provide opportunities for beginners as well as more experienced acro-yogis to build upon and grow their acro-skills.

Chipp Allard’s philosophy is be yourself so that everyone around you can also be themselves. He will take you towards your growing edge, helping you realize your strengths physically and mentally.

$25

Early bird $20 (one week before workshop)

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Embody love workshop


  • Friday September 28, 5:30-8:30pm

  • Friday November 30, 5:30-8:30pm

The ancient holistic teachings of yoga combined with modern and relevant curriculum developed by clinical psychologist and yoga teacher, Dr. Melody Moore, the Embody Love Movement, offers powerful workshops for girls and women worldwide.  www.embodylovemovement.org

As a facilitator for the nonprofit, Minta guides you through a 3 hour transformational workshop. Anyone 19+ who identifies as female is welcome to attend. The workshop takes participants on a journey toward self-acceptance. The goal is for women to set new intentions about how they feel, think, and speak to themselves and others. Participants are offered the opportunity to engage in process exercises in which they explore their internalized beliefs about beauty and self-worth and are given the tools to understand that these negative beliefs have a detrimental impact on their viewing themselves as purposeful and worthy.

Interactive exercises include:

  • Dismantling the “beauty myth”
  • Changing the conversation from criticism to kindness
  • Embodied yoga experience
  • Commiting to being kind to ourselves, and therefore each other
  • Seeing and experiencing ourselves as worthy from the inside out
  • Recognizing our contributions through conscious activism

A donation will be made to www.embodylovemovement.org for each registration.

Minta Allred’s teachings include a vast anatomical understanding of the body, as well as inspirational readings or yogic lifestyle concepts that bridge the practice on the mat with everyday life. She is passionate about her work with the Embody Love Movement, which guides girls and women on a transformational journey towards self-acceptance.

$35

Early bird $30 (one week before workshop)

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YOMA

Saturday September 29, 12:00-3:15pm

In this workshop, Michal Retter, Yoga Facilitator and Elizabeth Ruff, LMT will blend both gentle and deep stretches, breathing and meditation practices with touch/massage therapy. We will use a variety of props (blankets, bolsters, walls, recliners, eye pillows) to support and stabilize the body and promote renewal of mind and body. You’ll take home a sense of peaceful well-being, as well as a series of restorative poses you can practice at any time. Restorative Yoga coupled with touch and gentle adjustments is a powerful practice that you will benefit greatly from in all areas of your life. **Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

In this YOMA Workshop you will:
– Release deeply held tensions
– Soothe your nervous system
– Refill your Spiritual well

(Please arrive 5 minutes early so that we may begin promptly)

Elizabeth Ruff is a Licensed Massage Therapist in addition to being a yoga teacher, with a rich background of training. She effortlessly weaves her classes with playful light and a sense of adventure.

Michal Retter has a passion for creating a non competitive and open space for self-discovery and self-love of our multi faceted nature – mind, body and soul.

$90

Early bird $85 (one week before workshop)

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Prenatal partner workshop

Friday October 12, 5:30-7:30pm

Bring your partner, husband, doula or friend to deeply connect through yoga, breathing and childbirth preparation. Your partner will learn how to support you through labor and you will both leave feeling relaxed and prepared for childbirth. Amy weaves through it what she has witnessed as a doula.

Please pre-register by October 5th.

Amy Robinson is the owner of 3 OMS Yoga, as well as an experienced doula. She is gifted at supporting people through healing and transformation, and you will leave class feeling relaxed, more open, stronger, and clear.

$45

NOTE: please register each person individually ($22.50 each)

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The psychology of yoga

Sunday October 14, 12:30-3:00pm

Join Maria, long time yoga teacher and psychotherapist, for a deep exploration into the ways in which yogic philosophy mirrors modern psychological thought and how to weave this therapeutic understanding of yoga into YOUR practice. We will move and breathe in a thoughtful yoga asana practice designed for all levels of yoga practitioner. Maria will weave the teachings into your movement practice so you won’t be sitting in lecture, instead you will be exploring the content through the here and now experience of your body. Expect to leave with a richer understanding of how your nervous system functions, how your emotional patterns and the habits of your mind impact your life, and you will certainly gain a better understanding of the core principles of yogic thought. Learn more about Maria at Moving Forward, Staying Present.

Maria Williquette is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist living in Portland, OR. As a teacher, Maria shows up to class with warmth, depth, openness, and humor. She strives to create and hold a welcoming environment for every human who shares space with her.

$35

Early bird $30 (one week before workshop)

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Partner yoga workshop

Friday October 19, 6:00-8:00pm

Relax, rejuvenate, open, connect…
In this gentle, all-levels workshop we will explore as partners through the practices of yogasana, pranayama and mindfulness. No yoga experience is necessary, just bring an open heart.

Cat Enright is in her 21st year of teaching yoga. In addition to her 500-hour Iyengar training, she completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy program at Daya. She offers private sessions as well as public classes.

$35 per person

Early bird $30 (before 10/12)

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Anatomy for yoga

Saturday October 20,  9:00-1:00pm

This class is a beginner friendly movement and lecture class designed to introduce principles of anatomy to yogis and movement artists. Topics covered will include major muscles, bones, joints, connective tissue & fascia along with simple asana and movement to embody the lecture portion. Deepen your yoga practice through knowledge of anatomy. Later this winter, an extensive Dynamic Anatomy course will be taught, and this Intro class is a prerequisite.  **CEUs available for Yoga Teachers and Licensed Massage Therapists.

Elizabeth Ruff is a Licensed Massage Therapist in addition to being a yoga teacher, with a rich background of training. She effortlessly weaves her classes with playful light and a sense of adventure.

$65

Early bird $55  (before 10/13)

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Yoga for the blues

Saturday November 17, 1:00-3:30 pm

Whether your depression is anxiety-based or more melancholy, yoga can bring relief. Asana, pranayama and meditation can be tuned to meet any variation of depression. Simply standing up on your feet in Mountain Pose can help regain positivity and confidence. A restorative practice can counter agitation and the fight-flight-freeze response. Depression affects your whole being – mind, body and soul, so this workshop will use the rich and varied tools of yoga to address your whole self. These tools include postures, breath work, meditation, visualization and affirmations. All of these are techniques you can take with you to help any time you encounter the blues .

Cat Enright is in her 21st year of teaching yoga. In addition to her 500-hour Iyengar training, she completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy program at Daya. She offers private sessions as well as public classes.

$35

Early Bird $30 (before 11/10)

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Yoga for anxiety

Saturday December 8, 1-3:30 pm

Anxiety is one of the most common challenges of our modern culture. Stress contributes to the most frequent forms of serious illness, such as heart disease and cancer. Don’t worry! The ancient wisdom of yoga is here to help! Because anxiety affects mind, body and spirit, yoga offers a variety of tools to address the whole being. Yoga postures help relax muscles and build confidence. Breath techniques sooth the nervous system, decrease heart rate and improve digestion.

Meditation calms the mind and can help redirect it from stressful thoughts. These tools are woven together in this afternoon workshop, giving participants simple, practical techniques to recognize and reduce anxiety.

Cat Enright is in her 21st year of teaching yoga. In addition to her 500-hour Iyengar training, she completed a 300-hour Yoga Therapy program at Daya. She offers private sessions as well as public classes.

$30

Early Bird $35 (before 12/1)

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Aromatherapy and yoga nidra

Sunday, December 9 1:00-3:30pm

This workshop includes self Trigger Point release techniques, aromatherapy for emotional support, as well as the ultimate guided yoga relaxation technique, Yoga Nidra.

Yoga Nidra practice induces complete relaxation while maintaining consciousness. You will travel to the space between wakefulness and sleep, thereby restoring wellness on all levels of being.

Trigger Point release is an empowering and effective tool that decreases tension and increases circulation.

Aromatherapy soothes the limbic brain (the most ancient and primitive part of the brain associated with emotion).

When we remove stressors, the body relaxes and the immune system functions more efficiently. Vitality and vibrant health are restored. We have more energy to do the things we want to do!

Wear comfortable clothes (think pajamas) and leave the belts and bras behind. No previous experience necessary.

Elizabeth Ruff is a Licensed Massage Therapist in addition to being a yoga teacher, with a rich background of training. She effortlessly weaves her classes with playful light and a sense of adventure.

Michal Retter has a passion for creating a non competitive and open space for self-discovery and self-love of our multi faceted nature – mind, body and soul.

$50

Early bird $45 (before 12/1)

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