Tuesday & Thursday afternoon 4:30-5:35 pm Level 1/2 Hatha Yoga
Rise Church Fellowship Hall (formerly Calvin Presbyterian)
10445 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, OR 97223
YOGA at HOME
Classes are community based and appropriate for beginners and Level 1/2 students, the Friday class is slower paced with more suggestions for modifications. Classes are taught via Zoom, please arrive a few minutes early to get settled, wear comfy clothes, the following will be helpful: yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks (or 2 heavy books), yoga strap (scarf or bathrobe belt work too), 2 cotton/wool blankets or beach towels.
Tuesday & Thursday afternoon 4:30-5:35 PM. Level 1/2 Hatha Yoga
Friday morning 8:30-9:35 AM Gentle Yoga
Restorative Yoga (No class scheduled at this time)
All classes are offered on a donation basis, if you are able to donate in any way, thank you. To donate, please visit @deanna-nihill on Venmo or the mailing address is 11545 SW Walnut Street Tigard, OR 97223.
Ideas to make your at-home yoga practice most beneficial to you:
Weather-permitting, try practicing outside on your patio or deck or in your yard.
Invite a friend or family member to practice with you.
Consider adding a class each week to your schedule, consistent practice builds strength, flexibility, muscle memory & calm.
Put YOGA on your calendar (add it straight to your calendar from Zoom, with a click on your calendar it takes you to class)
Put your mat, blocks, strap, blankets/towels in a basket that's easy to access.
Use wireless ear buds to block out the noise from home and allow you to focus on your breath and internal voice.
What students are saying...
I thought yoga was just stretching and meditation; but I find it helps me be mindful, a little stronger, a little more flexible in mind and body and perhaps a bit more peaceful from time to time too! –Joanne S., beginning student
What I’ve liked about your style, is how you’ve made yoga accessible to any, and all. The way you’ve broken down the poses, and given modifications, and prop examples, makes it really doable. Truly more people would try yoga I believe, if they’d been given the chance to take class with you. The slower pace is perfect for grounding, perfecting posture, and really getting into a meditative state. I appreciate you giving thought to the focus of the week too.
–Lani C., experienced student
Yoga for Strength, Flexibility & Balance
In Come As You Are Yoga, you will be encouraged to listen to your body, notice your breath and to practice with self-compassion. You will learn the basics of yoga, a combination of physical poses, deep breathing, and an opportunity for quiet. No matter what your body type, age, or level of flexibility and strength, this class will help you understand yoga, feel comfortable on your mat and in your body, and release stress. At the beginning of each class, we focus on mindfulness, breath instruction and a theme supported by a quote or poem, and at the end of each class there will be an opportunity for deep relaxation. My style of yoga teaching is focused on emerging yoga students as well as those who have a previous yoga background. For those needing extra stability for balance, I offer suggestions for modifications including using a chair and yoga blocks.