On Line YOGA via Zoom
Each week, I offer three donation-based on-line yoga classes (via Zoom) to support you physically and emotionally. All 3 classes are appropriate for beginners and Level 1/2 students, the Friday class is slower paced with more suggestions for modifications. Please arrive a few minutes early to get settled, wear comfy clothes and gather a yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks (or 2 heavy books), a yoga strap (scarf or bathrobe belt), 2 cotton/wool blankets or beach towels to be used in class.
Level 1/2 Hatha Yoga
Tuesday & Thursday afternoon 4:30-5:30 PM
Gentle Yoga (with modification suggestions)
Friday morning 8:30-9:30 AM
I feel honored to be able to offer these teachings and if you have the resources to support these offerings, thank you. If you are not able to donate, I understand and want you to feel welcome to practice with me for free. A suggested donation is $8-10/class and again, thank you; to donate, please visit @deanna-nihill on Venmo or the mailing address is 11545 SW Walnut Street Tigard, OR 97223.
Here are a few 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 and 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.
I commit to you that I will show up four times each week with my heart open and a new lesson to teach, I hope you will come too and sharing your time, energy and heart with our yoga community....all of our voices need to be heard!
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 Self-Care, Balance and Calm
In Come As You Are Yoga, 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.