Movement Classes at the Sage

Hatha, Slow Vinyasa and Vinyasa Yoga 

 

STYLES OF CLASSES

Yiwen ChangHatha: This class is paced slow enough for students to learn the mechanics and anatomical alignment of each yoga pose and to experience the energetics of yoga movement. Various breath controls will be taught. Suitable for students new to yoga, as well as great for yoga teachers and experienced yogis to get a refresher on technique. Aromatherapy will be offered in class on occasion.

Slow VinysaYoga: While slower in movement than Vinyasa Yoga, students will be mentally and physically challenged to create tapas (heat that burns off impurities in the body). Students will be guided to move and engage where the energy circuitry is turned on throughout the body. Breath practice is key. Suitable for all levels of students. Students are encouraged to practice in accordance to one’s pace and rest when needed. Experienced yogis will be challenged to cultivate stability in order to access subtler dimensions. Best suited for students with experience.

Vinyasa Yoga: This is a rhythmic, energetic flow of yoga sequences based on a garland of asanas (poses) designed for individuals looking to further increase strength and flexibility, as well as to improve breath control. With dedicated regular practice, one will feel energized, stronger and more limber. The format of a typical class consists of the following: warm up, strength/cardio, stretch, twist and finishing. Expect heat and sweat!

 

Instructor Yiwen Chang, Senior Yoga Teacher
Class Schedule (commencing May 15th 2017)

        

Rates

For class tuition, please see www.yiwenyoga.com/tuition/

Website YiwenYoga.com
Call to learn more
503- 862-3179

Power Vinyassa Yoga

Yoga class

Power Vinyassa Yoga classes taught by Yoga Alliance Certified yoga instuctors. Enjoy an hour of yoga that will offer many levels to challenge the beginner to the advanced student. Build strength, flexibility and balance.

 

Instructor Louis Sears, RYT with Yoga Alliance
Class Schedule
Thursday 5:30pm-6:30pm
Rates Free/Donation
Call to learn more
503-998-2029

Awareness Through Movement

Awareness through movement

The Feldenkrais Method consists of two forms. Awareness Through Movement (class), and Functional Integration (private sessions). The method uses a wide variety of techniques for the purpose of improving movement and function. It is a cutting edge approach that is consistent with the latest findings in neuroscience and neuroplasticity.
Please come to experience this innovative method designed to improve your movement. The lessons are easy and appropriate for all ages and abilities. Just wear comfortable clothing and bring a blanket and a towel (for head support).

Instructor John Crawford MPH, GCFP
Class Schedule
Monday 4:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday 5:30pm-6:30pm

Rates 1st Class Free, Drop in $12, Monthly $10 (per session)
Call to learn more
503-453-3554

 

Traditional Wu Hao Tai Chi

Traditional Wu Hao Tai ChiTai chi chuan (taijiquan) is a slow, meditative, and relaxing exercise, as well as internal martial arts, with a long history in Chinese culture. People of all ages have practiced tai chi to gain better health, improve mindfulness, develop internal energy (chi), and reduce stress.

With each session, we will practice:
• Listening to your body and using your yi (intent) to guide every movement
• Cultivating energy through the conscious letting go of tension
• Sharpening your whole being by training your mind and body to work as one

Each student is guided to develop the body, mind, and intellect through the careful study of each physical movement of the forms, as well as the knowledge and application of the tai chi principles and theories.
We will study the traditional Wu Hao Tai Chi, one of the five major traditional styles (Chen, Yang, Wu Hao, Wu, and Sun) recognized worldwide. The Wu Hao system consists of a series of bare-hand forms, weapon forms, two-person pushhands sets, and tai chi theories.
Wu Hao Tai Chi is distinct for its compact movement and agile footwork. Its higher stances are easier on the joints. Suitable for all ages.

Instructor Kathryn Wong, Certified Tai Chi Instructor
Class Schedule
Tuesday 6:00pm-6:45pm
Rates First class FREE; first month $40 unlimited classes; $40 monthly (once a week) or $70 monthly (twice a week); $12 drop-in.
Call to learn more
503-780-3129