Sometimes all it takes is a taste of yin and yoga nidra to realize just how much you need it to be a regular occurrence in your life. There’s really nothing that compares to the melty relaxation and rejuvenation you get as a result of spending some time tending to your body and truly resting your mind. 😌
Coming up in June, our John Day peeps (and anyone who has a little floor space at home) will get another big ol’ dose of this nourishing and spacious practice in the form of a two-hour Yin Nidra Experience.
𝗬𝗜𝗡 𝗡𝗜𝗗𝗥𝗔 𝗘𝗫𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗡𝗖𝗘
🌄 With Ashley Stevick
🌄 Saturday, June 4th
🌄 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM • $25
🌄 Canyon Mountain Center in John Day + Zoom
This class will evoke the senses, nourish the body, and nurture the soul with a conscious collection of healing energy medicine practices including aromatherapy, breathwork, meditation, and intentional hands-on deepening assists.
We melted into puddles when we hosted this experience in April, and we’re beyond ready to do it again. Sign up today to getcha some of this goodness.
Are you a soon-to-be yoga momma? First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! 🎊 And second, we want to support and empower you on your journey to motherhood.
Our upcoming prenatal series is designed to ease the discomforts of pregnancy while preparing your mind, body, and spirit for childbirth and beyond.
𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗔𝗟 𝗬𝗢𝗚𝗔 𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗜𝗘𝗦
🤰🏻 With Alexa Rittichier
🤰🏿 Thursdays • June 16th - July 21st
🤰🏼 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM • $85 for series
🤰🏽 Bend Lite Studio + Zoom
Through a mixture of slow-flowing poses with modifications and props for all stages of pregnancy, this practice encourages mindfulness, focus, and positivity to help keep you and baby healthy before, during, and after delivery. 🐣
Alexa J. Rittichier is an artist, mover, maker, yoga and movement teacher, birth doula, anatomy geek, and perinatal exercise specialist. She has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and is an expert in creating safe, supportive spaces for expecting moms. 💕
We’re super excited about this new series, and we hope you (or your preggo partner, friend, or loved one) will join us. Stay tuned for more prenatal offerings coming soon!
It’s time for our Summer Anti-Racist Book Club & Social Justice Series!
Beginning June 7th, each of the month-long book clubs will focus on different texts and topics in a safe space where we can be in discovery, learn, unlearn, and relearn together.
Committed to creating inclusiveness and accessibility, we will discuss the systemic structures of racism and their historical origins. We will also address what we can do as individuals and communities to heal as we dismantle these structures and replace them with ones that work for everyone.
𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗔𝗻𝘁𝗶-𝗥𝗮𝗰𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯 & 𝗦𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
📚 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Zoom
📚 $25 or all three for $60
📚 June — The Stonewall Reader by New York Public Library, Jason Baumann, et al. — with Suzie Newcome and Symeon North
📚 July — Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice by Susanna Barkataki — with Brandy Berlin
📚 August — Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmere — with Brandy Berlin
Your $25 donation to Namaspa Foundation’s BIPOC Scholarship Fund gets you into one, or you can donate $60 to get access to all three.
We hope you’ll join us ‘cause when we learn better we have the opportunity to do better. And a whole bunch of folks trying to do better could shift communities and even change the world. 🌎