$5 Yoga, Moving Into The Body
I’m always looking for new ways within the ancient, powerful practice of yoga to release habitual patterns and discover genuinely nourishing, integrative movement. In my classes we explore our range of motion creatively and playfully in familiar postures and movement, uncovering new opportunities for stretch, challenge, and relaxing integrative release.
The Thinking Body, The Feeling Mind®
The style of yoga I teach—The Thinking Body–The Feeling Mind®—shares many postures and philosophies with classic hatha yoga. The conscious expression of movement, inner awareness, and purposeful use of breath are key elements of both traditions. I believe the riches that come from a mindful movement practice have great potential to sustain our physical lives and support our spirit. My classes have less intense, repetitive movement than a vinyasa flow class and more choreographed moments than a classic hatha yoga class. Everyone is encouraged to practice with respect for their own body and needs at each session.
Jennifer Cho Kain:
Jennifer Cho Kain grew up in Los Angeles, California with rich exposure to the performing arts, dance and yoga beginning in her early teens. Her love of movement as a means of expression as well as healing informs her style as a yoga teacher. Her classes incorporate dynamic movement as part of a yoga practice to increase somatic awareness as well as fluidity, flexibility, balance and strength in the body/mind.
Yoga Therapy, Senior's Yoga
I am an 500+ hour IYT trained Yoga Therapist with a lifetime of experience as a body worker, dancer and yogi. I've been teaching yoga since I stopped being a hospice massage therapist in 2009. My understanding of muscle, connective tissue and nerves combined with my professional experiences influence the way I teach. I'm a trauma sensitive teacher skilled in working with pain, chronic illness, PTSD and depression. I gladly modify my classes to accommodate yogis of any age or experience levels.
JESSE SWEENEY, RYT500
Chi Core Yoga, Individual Instruction, Yoga Teacher Training Faculty
Jesse teaches Chi Core Yoga, a dynamic, energizing flowing yoga form which he developed and refined over more than a decade. His study began with dance then moved into martial arts, yoga and Chi Gong. He has woven aspects of all of these into this unique yoga form. Chi Core yoga enhances balance, flexibility, energy flow and strength within a dynamic movement sequence. It teaches your body how to function as an integrated unit and can be adapted to all levels and ages of participation.
In 2005 I received my Hatha Yoga teaching certificate from the Ananda Community in Nevada City, California where I also lived. I guided hatha yoga classes for 4 years there before moving to Portland Oregon where I’ve continued to practice on my own with the guidance of some great teachers.
I'd like to share my thoughts on hatha yoga practice with you on why Hatha yoga and not a gym routine or going for a run or some other mode of exercise.
Hatha Yoga (All Levels)
It’s my intention to facilitate an experience in yoga class that is meaningful for you, and yields profound relaxation. Anyone is welcome to attend my Thursday 5:45-7:00PM Hatha Yoga class. Poses are simple, yet intense, and are held with a concentrated focus which can sometimes feel harder than it looks. I encourage you to pay attention to the strong sensations that arise and move into a place of stillness.
Maggie Daly, RYT200
This gently paced class is styled in the tradition of The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind movement modality of Linda Lack, Ph.D. Part yoga, part dance-inspired, and fully and deeply guaranteed to get your energy moving in the morning. Join Maggie any Thursday from 8:15-9:30 a.m. A fair amount of this class is spent sitting or lying on the floor, so you'll need to be able to transition up and down without too much trouble.
Senior's Yoga, Individual Instruction
Michelle teaches Seniors Yoga, Moving for Mobility, and self care classes and workshops. She is a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, and has studied QiGong with Master Liu He of Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School, Core Awareness with Liz Koch, and The Thinking Body- The Feeling Mind® with Linda Lack, Ph.D. She is a faculty member of TMC's 200-hour yoga teacher training.
Ruth Knight, ERYT500
Breathe & Be Calm Workshops and Practice, Director of Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Stress is inevitable. I believe that each of us has an internal power, a spirit, that is pre-existing and with us regardless of what we encounter in our life. I was inspired to create the Breathe and Be Calm program because I’ve always found my breath to be an invaluable ally for calming my mind, and elevating my state.