Fall 2020 Special Focus Classes

These Special Focus classes will be taught via Zoom, the same system as our Fall Term classes.

PRIOR REGISTRATION & PAYMENT is Required.

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If you prefer to pay with a check, please allow extra time for delivery and processing. Please send your full payment with the registration form to 6840 S. Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97219. Make checks payable to PAXSON YOGA CENTER.

You MUST register online at LEAST fifteen minutes before class begins. The link for the class will be emailed to you when you register and again the day before the class. (If you do not receive the link in your inbox, check your spam or junk folder.)

Monthly Restorative: Intermediate

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sun, Oct. 4 3 pm - 5 pm Strong 3-4 & above Laila $30

We begin our Fall Special Focus classes with a two-hour restorative class, geared towards Intermediate students. As we welcome the Fall season, take some time to turn inwards and focus on letting go. The traditional Iyengar restorative poses include inversions.

Playing with Your Dog

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sat, Oct. 17 1 pm - 3:00 pm Level 2 & above Hope $35

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) is one of the foundational poses of any yoga practice. Not only is it an excellent transition pose, it is very difficult to label: sort of a forward bend, sort of a back bend, sort of a standing pose, and sort of an inversion – definitely not a twist! It can provide both energizing and calming qualities to your practice. Come play and discover new ways to explore your dog pose.

Hip Openers

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sun, Oct. 25 9 am - 11 am strong Level 1 & above Rachel $35

Join Rachel in a 360-degree journey of hip opening poses/practices. We will stretch and strengthen all the muscle groups that support our hips, low back, and pelvis in a fun and playful way. You’ll leave knowing what areas might be holding you back and with practical tools to assist you in your own practice.

BKS Iyengar's First Principle

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sun, Nov. 1 9 am - 11 am Level 2 & above Laila $35

How often do you hear a cue in yoga, perhaps, “Lengthen your arm from the base of the thumb to the inner shoulder” and wonder, “Why did the teacher say that?” You don’t have to be a student of Iyengar Yoga to benefit from this workshop. BKS Iyengar developed a series of “principles” that support these cues. Once it was explained to me both didactically and experientially, a light bulb went on for me! In this workshop, I will share this principle with you and we will practice poses using this principle and cues derived from it. My hope is that you will have a similar “A-ha!” moment.

Heels Over Head: Beginning/Advanced Beginning

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sun, Nov. 8 12 pm - 2 pm Strong Level 1 & above Beth $35

The phrase, “cooling, quieting, and calming to the nervous system,” is often associated with classic inversion poses in our practice, but these poses may not be attainable by all students! If you are intimidated by the concept of inversions, this workshop will get you started. We will explore poses that have these desirable elements, without the physical strength and balance challenges.

Heels Over Head: Intermediate

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sat, Nov. 14 12 pm - 2 pm Level 3-4 & above Beth $35

The phrase, “cooling, quieting, and calming to the nervous system,” is often associated with classic inversion poses in our practice, but these poses may not be attainable by all students! If you are intimidated by the concept of inversions, this workshop will get you started. We will explore poses that have these desirable elements, without the physical strength and balance challenges.

Monthly Restorative: All Levels

Day Time Level Instructor Cost
Sun, Nov. 15 3 pm - 5 pm All Levels Denise $30

Focus on grounding and letting go. This restorative practice will help settle your nerves and open key areas of your body for rejuvenation and recovery.

Only the current week's classes will be seen unless you use the calendar to select a  future date.