SUMMER 2020 YOGA In-Person & On-line
There is space for 8-10 people to practice yoga outside with me in a safe, socially distanced manner. Please email me or text if you are interested in practicing in person at the times listed below. Our address is 11545 SW Walnut Street, please park on 114th or 116th as there is no parking on Walnut Street and enter on the gate to the right side as you face the house. Bring your mat, strap or belt, yoga blocks and a couple of towels or blankets.
Teaching Yoga on-line via ZOOM is running smoothly, if you haven't tried practicing on-line, please give it a try.
Here are a few ideas to make your at-home yoga practice most beneficial to you:
As the weather warms, try practicing outside 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 & internal 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 the 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!
Each week, I offer three donation-based on-line yoga classes (via Zoom) to support you physically and emotionally. 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.
Tuesday & Thursday afternoon 4:00-5:00 PM
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, the suggested donation is $8-10/class and I thank you. To donate, please visit @deanna-nihill on Venmo or the mailing address is 11545 SW Walnut Street Tigard, OR 97223.
If you are not able to donate, I understand and want you to feel welcome to practice with me for free. Please email me if you have any questions.
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 to Establish Roots and Find Your Voice
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 the emerging yoga student 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.