yin 5.jpg

YIN YOGA AND THE MERIDIANS

For Emotional Balance and Deep Stretching

Go deeper…. inspired by gentleness, precision and “letting go”, a yin practice is designed to bypass the muscular system and target the connective tissues - to improve flexibility and increase circulation in the joints. Yin postures are floow postures that may be held for 3-5 minutes, allowing the body time to relax and sink deeper and deeper into the pose.

April 14th, May 26th, & June 16th

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

ELK Rock Yoga

10560 SE Main Street, Milwaukie

chakra yoga pose.jpg

Healing the Seven Chakras - Yoga and Plant Medicine

The chakras are centers of energy all over the body. We have seven major chakras located along the spine. Every feeling and all our senses are integrated with a different chakra. Blocked chakras can manifest in physical, emotional, or spiritual issues. Keeping the chakras open and balanced keeps our energies flowing correctly and can help keep us healthy. Yoga works to move energy in the body. Yoga postures and controlled breath can aid in the cleansing, balancing and opening of the chakras. Similarly, plants have medicines that support healing. There are plants with healing properties that reduce pain, minimize stress, balance the gut, harmonize the mood, cleanse the body, and more. Each month we will focus on a different chakra, incorporating restorative yoga poses and plant medicine that compliment that chakra. Come try, taste and experience yoga and plants with us!

LAST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ELK Rock Yoga

10560 SE Main Street, Milwaukie

Rest Deeply - Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga

Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner wisdom of the body and world that exists deep within us. Based on ancient teachings of meditation, IRest is an evidence based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being. Regular practice has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, fear, insomnia, pain, interpersonal relations, stress, PTSD. Through the use of body sensing / scanning, breath awareness, guided imagery, visualization and other practices, you are systematically guided on a journey through your whole being. Yoga Nidra switches you out of the fight or flight mode and into the relaxation response - your body's natural healing space - where revitalization and rejuvenation naturally occur.

Restorative yoga helps clam and reset the entire nervous system. Yoga poses that are traditionally done standing are brought to the floor. You are supported by bolsters, blankets and blocks that allow you to hold the pose for an extended amount of time to open your body, find gentle stretching and release held tensions.

Come experience this unique and illuminating journey of Yoga Nidra and Restorative Yoga.