UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Take time for today for sweat, stillness & play! 

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Join seasoned teacher and "mastermind" playlist creator Bethany Lyons for a two-step module on skillfully teaching with music. Whether you love "playlisting" or the thought of crafting a musical journey to support your teaching sounds daunting - you will leave this module with tools to use immediately in your classroom. Understand the "why" of music - and the science behind using music to move your students. Learn several main ways music can be used in a yoga classroom setting and what determines the choices you make. Get to know the nuts and bolts of using music effectively and begin to understand what specifically may work best for you in building playlists that support your teaching and your students. What to expect? Sharing, lecture, listening to all kinds of music and asana practice designed to experience first-hand how the notes can land in a students' body. What else to expect? A lot of laughs and the fun/adventure of learning a new set of skills!

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We will cover the History of Yoga & it’s Roots, inspired by the lineage of Namaspa’s teachers + Susanna Barkataki’s book: “Embrace Yoga Roots.” The practice of yoga has been passed down and practiced for 2,500 to 10,000 years. We will discuss an overview of it’s history and influence inspired by Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s, Krishna’s Bhagavad Gita, and how it is now practiced in the West from the viewpoint of Susanna Barkataki. Learn a deeper appreciation of this ancient practice, and how we: as westerners, can honor the lineage. You’ll journal on inquiry questions and walk away with a list of recommended readings. In the Bend Studio

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Namaspa hosts the longest running kids yoga classes in Central Oregon! Classes happen weekly on Saturdays in Bend, 9:30-10:45a. and monthly on the Second Saturday in the Redmond Studio (upcoming on 12/10 & 1/14), 10:00-11:15a.

Children ages 3-12 years old take class with a certified teacher, while their parents practice the Redmond Power Flow in a separate room. Classes include calming breath work, mindful games, sun salutations, moving like animals, mindful snack time and story topped off with age appropriate discussions about kindness, nonviolence, and how we can live yoga.

 

$6 drop in/$20 class packs Class size is limited and pre-registration online is recommended 2 hours in advance. 75 minute class

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Healing Flow can take on a lot of styles and meanings. Join us for an opportunity to learn how to create a Healing Flow class that can serve all students. This "behind the scenes" workshop will break down the possibilities/modifications/instructions in creating an effective and inspiring Healing Flow. We will be working together to deepen awareness of how different bodies move and how different poses can be accessed and linked together in different ways. Join us in the Bend Main Studio from 1:30 - 5:00 PM on Saturday, December 10th. Come with an open heart and open mind. This is Healing Flow!

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Yin Yoga, the quiet yoga that keeps to itself, secretly offers powerful doses of mindfulness, meditation, and the ability to find ease in “juicy discomfort”. I invite you to join me in exploration of this often overlooked healing practice and discover the many hidden benefits it has to offer. This workshop is for anybody wanting to gain a deeper understanding of Yin Yoga and all of its many facets. We will discuss the history, the many benefits, and how it not only helps the physical body but also the mind and emotional bodies as well. You will learn how Chinese meridians, connective tissue, Chi, and the idea of yin and yang show up in our practice. We will study yin shapes and the many modifications available to support your practice. You will learn how to create and lead a powerful yin class including how to set the environment, theme a class, and hold space for your students. This workshop will include lecture, experiential learning of key shapes, and a yin practice to connect the mind, the body, and the heart back to the present moment. My intention is for you to walk away with a deeper understanding of this quiet practice and the tools to teach your students the value of yin and the many levels of healing it offers.

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Celebrate the Winter Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations, a challenging and meditative practice that generates unity, clarity and commitment to growth. The number 108 has mathematical, astrological and religious significance, so you can choose what meaning you subscribe to it. We will review the 6 poses of the Sun Salutation beforehand, and offer short breaks after each round of 27. We also set intentions before each round, so this is a powerful and accessible way to begin giving rise to your dreams for 2023. All funds raised will benefit the Namaspa Foundation - bringing access of yoga and mindfulness as life skills to those who need them most.

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This mindful experience has been thoughtfully designed to help you connect to self, others, and the world around you through the practices of manifestation, meditation, sound healing, and candle making. Candles are an easy and powerful way to focus energy and direct intent. Candle making is an ancient tradition, a kind of alchemy, where all elements are represented — fire of the flame, air to feed it, melted wax represents water, and solid wax represents earth. When creating a candle with mindful intention, you are making a physical representation of a non-physical idea, manifesting your intent into existence. While your candle wax cools you'll relax for a crystal sound bath, supported by cushions, blankets, the earth, and Lauren, your meditation guide. A "sound bath" is deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body. The crystal singing bowls are tuned to your 7 chakras (nervous system energy centers). The vibrations to cleanse and charge your energetic field. All materials will be provided for you to make a unique and personalized candle to take home as a souvenir of your experience and reminder of your intent.

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Celebrate the New Year with us at Namaspa! We will have New Years Eve and New Years Day specialty classes at both locations and all proceeds benefit the Namaspa Foundation! Practice Yoga with LIVE MUSICIANS! Participate in our Silent Auction! Fundraise to Support Yoga Programs where our community needs it most. 

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This mindful experience has been thoughtfully designed to help you connect to self, others, and the world around you through the practices of manifestation, meditation, sound healing, and candle making. Candles are an easy and powerful way to focus energy and direct intent. Candle making is an ancient tradition, a kind of alchemy, where all elements are represented — fire of the flame, air to feed it, melted wax represents water, and solid wax represents earth. When creating a candle with mindful intention, you are making a physical representation of a non-physical idea, manifesting your intent into existence. While your candle wax cools you'll relax for a crystal sound bath, supported by cushions, blankets, the earth, and Lauren, your meditation guide. A "sound bath" is deeply-immersive, full-body listening experience that intentionally uses sound to invite gentle yet powerful therapeutic and restorative processes to nurture your mind and body. The crystal singing bowls are tuned to your 7 chakras (nervous system energy centers). The vibrations to cleanse and charge your energetic field. All materials will be provided for you to make a unique and personalized candle to take home as a souvenir of your experience and reminder of your intent.

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Are you a yoga teacher trained to do in-class assists but needing a refresher after COVID? Do you freeze up in large classes when students are close together or the class is moving quickly? Wondering how to assist more advanced students? Wanting to get creative with assists but concerned about safety? This is the training for you! In this 3-part training you will learn how to make your hands-on assisting an integrated part of the yoga practice, seamlessly supporting students in a safe way that incorporates their consent and helps give them a new experience of themselves.

PREREQUISITE: Namaspa Intro to Assisting (all 3 modules), Baptiste Art of Assisting or equivalent

 

Suzie Newcome is the Founder and Owner of Namaspa, and is currently leading her 14th 200hr Yoga Teacher Training. As a Senior Teacher with Baptiste Yoga, Suzie assisted in more than 25 trainings, and taught the 2-day Baptiste Art of Assisting training 8 times and the Advanced Art of Assisting training 3 times in studios throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 

Each Module can be taken individually for $40 or you can take the entire series for $90

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Sign up for the entire 12 week series for 50% savings!

You Can Expect to...

  • Build your tribe by meeting other mamas who are expecting.

  • Connect with your baby, your body and your intuition.

  • Prepare for labor and birth physically and mentally.

  • Learn what Ayurveda says about pregnancy and postpartum.

  • Collect Resources in your community that will support you on your journey.

  • Relax and calm yourself, protecting you and your baby from the chaos in the world around you.

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The Bhagavad Gita is one of the great spiritual texts of all time. Its knowledge reveals how to attain Enlightenment as well as how to live a contented life. Written some 2500 years ago, the Bhagavad Gita is a guide to Self-Realization as well as a practical manual for psychological well-being and living a peaceful and joyful life. The Gita reveals a path to free oneself from suffering and to experience the fullness that you are. It discusses finding our path and purpose; deals with overcoming obstacles of ignorance and attachment, and transcending the dualities of pleasure and pain, desire and fear, joy and sorrow. Describing the human condition, its wisdom transcends time, culture and context, thus remaining relevant across millennia.

 

Together we will read the book, "Bhagavad Gita: The Divine Song". During each of the 8 sessions Don will lecture followed by group discussion.

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It's the first new moon of the new year! 2023 is upon us and we're celebrating at Namaspa by aligning our inner landscape to the cosmos around us. We'll gather together under the power of January's first New Moon to share Ayurvedic Spiced Cider and have a collective tarot reading and astrology report. Each individual will take home an oracle card with unique inspiration as a souvenir of the experience. The new moon brings a power of new beginnings upon our planet offering an opportune time to reflect, start fresh and align with your intentions. We'll learn and discuss how to intentionally harness the power of the moon in all of its phases as we enjoy a warm & freshly prepared cup of Ayurvedic Spiced Cider. The evening will end with a "sound bath" to clear and charge your energetic field. Elemental chimes, didgeridoo and crystal singing bowls attuned to the frequencies of the nervous system are used to nourish you on a deep level while you lay supported by bolsters and props. You'll leave with a renewed sense of being, a connection to the mystical, and inspiration for living life in 2023 aligned with purpose.

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This is a gift to yourself… the gift of movement, stillness, and sound healing. Come together in community to settle into the arrival of winter in an unhurried flow. We will pause, connect, flow gently, listen, and receive the healing vibrations of a gong sound bath. Everyone welcome.

Hosted by Petit Pinson & Laura Purdy

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This is an invitation into Moving Meditation. Third Seven (Billy Mickelson) will set the tone with creative cello while Petit guides your journey of movement, breath, and stillness. Unwind, relax, let yourself flow. The music offers both healing and inspiration in this unique journey on your mat.