Svadhisthana: 11 Weeks of Exploring the Sacral Chakra through Kundalini Yoga
WITH SATPAL KAUR
Tuesdays 9am-10:30am 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, and 11/19
Wednesdays 6:45pm-8:15pm 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, and 11/20
Investment: $185 (includes 11 in-person classes with online video playback and community via a google classroom which you will be added to once you sign up for the series).
The Sacral Chakra, named Svadhisthana, means “one’s own dwelling place” and sweetness.
This dual definition gives us a glimpse at the power and potential found in claiming our bodies as both a source of comfort and an abundant well of creativity. Our mental impressions, experiences, and unconscious personality dwell in this power center. The element of water rules this energetic center and the aspects of flow, change, sexuality, and creativity. The challenging emotions that can be overly-expressed through an out-of-balance Svadhisthana are guilt, body shame, jealousy, and possessiveness, as well as the struggle to move beyond shallow relationships. While these emotions and experiences are completely normal, a strong and balanced Sacral Chakra allows us to break through unconscious blocks, express our most authentic thoughts and feelings, and empathize easily for ourselves and others. Also, generosity, flexibility, genuine intimacy, healthy relationships, a sense of feeling at home in our bodies, and a passion for life and the sweetness available to us in each moment.
Join Satpal Kaur for this 11 week series exploring the many kriyas, meditations, and asanas Yogi Bhajan shared to strengthen our relationship to and the energy of the second chakra. Slow down, tune in, and discover the sweetness of this center of energy and practice feeling at home in your beautiful body.
Pre-Natal Yoga Series
WITH Kelley Voegelin
Sundays | September 15th, October 13th, November 17th & December 15th | 12:30pm-1:45pm
Cost | $70 for entire series or $20 for drop-ins
Join Kelley Voegelin for a 4 part series of prenatal yoga at the Portland Yoga Project. Kelley believes that prenatal yoga provides many tools to be called upon during pregnancy and labor — from fostering connection with breath to physical and subtle body awareness, this practice can support a birther physically, mentally and spiritually.
In a commitment to both empower and nurture her prenatal students, Kelley infuses accessible transitions, safe modifications and strengthening, with breath work, meditation and intentional rest. Combining her experience of prenatal yoga and doula studies, each thoughtful sequence strikes a balance of movement/stillness and empowerment/support.
This series is appropriate for any trimester.
Each session will include:
>> asana (active and restorative)
>> pranayama, meditation, mudras
>> pelvic floor work
>> mock contractions and other labor prep/ techniques
September 15th — befriend your breath and body
October 13th — confront change and uncertainty
November 17th — from the mat to the birthing room
December 15th — powerful senses, powerful mind
Monthly Yoga Nidra: Chakra Series
WITH BECKY PAYNE
Fridays | 7:00pm - 8:00pm | September 20th, October 18th, November 8th, December 13th, January 17th, February 14th & March 20th | $25/class
Join Becky Payne for an entire hour of pure relaxation! Take some time to slow down, to be still and to go on an inward journey through your Chakras (energy centers). During the next 7 months we will explore each of the seven main energy centers in your body to create peace and balance. Yoga Nidra consists of a series of guided meditation and visualizations that will allow you to go deep inside yourself to explore your energetic system. Yoga Nidra means "sleep with trace awareness". You will be invited to go inward for deep rest, healing and to call in your hearts deepest desires. Yoga Nidra offers you a pathway to physical, mental, and emotional relaxation and wellness. It is a conscious relaxation practice that will draw your attention inward so that you can reset your mind, body and spirit. One hour of Yoga Nidra is like three to four hours of sleep! This class may begin with some essential oils (optional) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to prepare for Yoga Nidra. No experience needed. Everyone is welcome.
Third Eye Chakra: Strengthen your Intuition through Yoga Nidra
Throat Chakra: Yoga Nidra for Speaking your Truth
Crown Chakra: Yoga Nidra for Connection to All
Root Chakra: Grounding Yoga Nidra
Sacral Chakra: Yoga Nidra for Creativity and Passion
Solar Plexus: Yoga Nidra for Self Confidence
Yoga Nidra Love and Compassion