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Learn the basic poses and transitions that make having a regular yoga practice powerful, easeful, and fun! Build strength, gain flexibility, stress less, and sleep better. 


Yoga doesn't have to be complicated. It might be new, and there’s nothing wrong with new. Beginners are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

You can drop in for a single class anytime ya like. Another option is to invest in the whole series — that way you can attend the remaining classes and get access to every class recording in the series. The class recordings are yours to use until the end of January if you go that route.


When:       November 17, 24 + December 1, 8, 15

                5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Where:      Canyon Mountain Center in John Day + Zoom

Investment:  $15 drop-in, or $50 for series

Ashley Stevick is a 2018 graduate of Namaspa’s TRUE U 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and completed Namaspa’s 300-Hour Advanced YTT in 2021. She’s been teaching since 2018 and just merged the community she developed in John Day with Namaspa.


Which makes this class series our first official Namaspa offering in John Day, Oregon! We’ll also be streaming it live via Zoom, so you can tune in from wherever you choose to roll out your mat.

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Did you know that almost every yoga pose is a backbend? And backbends aren't only specific poses like updog, locust, and wheel. Backbends are a way of using our shoulders, spine, and pelvis to open our big beautiful hearts throughout our whole yoga practice.

However, just the idea of backbending can bring up a lot of fear. Maybe there's an injury. Maybe you're afraid of hurting yourself. Turns out 80% of humans have dealt with lower back pain at some point in their life. Considering that percentage, it's not surprising that backbends bring up some scary feels.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can actually use backbends to heal the spine, pelvis, and shoulders.

​Join Brandy Berlin and explore the whole world of backbends in both a Power Flow and Yin context. Learn the modifications to build both strength and flexibility as you heal your body. You might even expand your practice into realms you thought were unattainable.


Doubt your doubts and take a chance on yourself and the possibility of learning to love your backbends!

Join us in Bend or on Zoom December 11th, 3:45 - 5:30 pm

$25/$20 pre-register by Dec 1st

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Kids need our help right now, more than ever. This training will give you tangible techniques to empower kids with self-acceptance, emotional regulation, and mindfulness tools. It will also support your own self-care, so you can cultivate these aspects in your life and work.


In this module, we develop our capacity to support our kids as Warriors of Loving Kindness, with a focus on ages 7-10.

$450/$400 early bird by Nov. 19th

10% off for Namaspa teachers

20% off for current educators

50% off for BIPOC participants

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Yin is one of the fastest growing styles of yoga and helps tone connective tissue, ligaments and tendons which are critical to our physical well-being and range of motion. Postures are practiced on the floor and each is held for 3-5 or more minutes. As a result, the body is energized, encouraging a free flow of chi/prana—the “life force” of the body that often gets blocked or stagnant.



  • Learn about what Yin Yoga is, why to practice it, and how it works both physically and energetically.

  • Establish a safe practice using compression and tension.

  • Gain a basic understanding of energy/prana/chi and the meridians and connective tissues.

  • Explore Yin Yoga poses using a functional versus an aesthetic approach

  • Learn to teach Yin classes using the Baptiste methodology including: pose sequencing, leading poses, transitions, counterposes, shaping the energetic container of a class, techniques for leading classes in-studio, via Zoom and concurrently.

  • Listen to other students share their experiences and insights from the live training.

  • Receive a training manual what covers the content as well as additional resources.

Investment: $175/ $150 before Dec 1

Where: in Bend studio +  Zoom + broadcast in John Day