Summer 2021 Yoga Immersion Begins June 21
Chakra Balancing Through Yoga
Summer Yoga Schedule In-person and On-line
7 week Immersion June 21-August 27*
*NO Class June 28-July 8 and August 2-6
Additional details and Zoom Links coming soon
Monday 8-9:30 am
Wednesday and Friday 8:30-9:30 am
Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm
We will journey through the chakra energy centers learning how to support and balance yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Each week we will explore Asana (postures), pranayama (breath), chanting and meditation to support you on your journey to wellness and to coming back home to yourself. Mondays class is slightly longer to allow for an introduction to the weekly Chakra theme and all other classes that week will support the specific chakra center. Your registration indicates your interest in participating to any degree and does not bind you to all 4 classes.
Cost: All my classes are taught on a donation basis. I am passionate about the benefits of yoga and it's ability to reduce stress and increase wellness. I have spent a bit of time designing this immersion and appreciate your support to any degree. If you are not able to attend the Monday morning classes and are interested in a recording of this class, please indicate on registration.
YOGA Together In-Person and On-Line
Tuesday & Thursday afternoons 4:30-5:35 pm (in person & online)
Please join me in person to practice Mask Free for those who are vaccinated. If you are not vaccinated, you can also practice in person with a mask.
Address: Rise Church Fellowship Hall
10445 SW Canterbury Lane
Tigard, OR 97223
YOGA on-line at HOME
Friday mornings 8:30-9:35 am (online via Zoom only)
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 Building Strength, Flexibility & Balance
In Come As You Are Yoga, you will be encouraged to listen to your body, to notice your breath and to practice with self-compassion. You will learn the basics of yoga, a combination of physical poses (Asana), deep breathing (Pranayama), and an opportunity for stillness and quiet. No matter what your body type, age, level of flexibility or 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 both 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.