Indigo Wellness Center's professional ligament-looseners shepherd students of all skill levels through yoga classes designed to bolster the body and mind. In addition to traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga courses, the schedule of 90-minute classes also includes Adaptive Yoga, an Iyengar-based class relying on props, and Gentle Yoga, an easygoing session geared towards every age and body type. Take an afternoon break from office work or robot husbandry with the quick and restorative Lunch Box Yoga, or commence weekends with a cocktail of fitness and mental tranquility in Happy Hour Yoga. If your muscles are shy, then warm them up slowly in a four-class beginner yoga fundamentals workshop. Indigo Wellness Center's helpful staff assists experienced yogis and namaste-newbies alike in determining which class and instructor would fit them best.
The mission of Body and Brain Yoga—alongside its affiliate yoga centers—is to make yoga accessible to everyone, everywhere. To this end, each team of instructors modulate movements based on Korean sun do to match each students’ needs. Classes emphasize aligning the body and mind equally through stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation, and each session is capped off by a 10-minute tea time, during which students and instructors can socialize or reenact Alice in Wonderland's interview with the Easter Bunny.
Heat permeates Bikram Yoga West Linn’s sprawling studio, whose circling ceiling fans symbolize the constantly flowing movement that takes place in classes below them. The 105-degree temperature loosens muscles and releases toxins, as students flow through Bikram’s 26 poses, taught by 16 instructors. In this setting, instructors helps students of all levels get the most out of Bikram yoga by building strength and developing the flexibility of an astronaut who can rap, cook, and touch her toes while freestyling about beef stroganoff. For 90 minutes, teachers help pupils control their breathing, resulting in more oxygenated blood.
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After venturing into the fringe dance worlds of the scarf dance and the sticky-maple-candy dance as a result of last year's resolution, send your dancing toes to the pole with this year's. Today's deal gets you into a 90-minute intro to pole dancing class at Diva Den Studio for $15 (a $30 value). To find your perfect schedule, visit the site and pre-register online, but you must be 18 years of age or older with a valid ID before you're allowed to shimmy.
Diva Den Studio is the largest pole-dancing studio in the Northwest. With more disciplined (and certainly slimmer) poles than the Parthenon, Diva's instructors will provide an intense aerobic workout that flexes your severely atrophied inner sexy. Introductory classes are designed for small groups (classes are always limited to 11 students) to provide personalized attention and an emphasis on pole safety. Harness the power of your curvaceous body to build confidence and muscle tone in your core, back, shoulders, and legs. As the seductress buried deep within saunters her way to the surface, you'll engage rarely used muscles, sometimes resulting in day-after pangs of soreness and a confident strut.
Don't let your trusty pet's pole skills exceed your own. Diva Den will shift your self-image from cute Koala to fiery, feisty, and fully in charge. To help justify your recent decision to replace your living-room furniture with metal poles, buy a few extra for friends.
Dive Den Studio has received waves of happy customer testimonials, including:
- An amazing presentation & great at teaching the moves themselves! Individual attention was given & received in a productive positive manner – Juliet
- Each one of the instructors have been so friendly and supportive. You guys all have a way of making me feel so confident – R.
- I really enjoyed the class & instruction, it was both fun & friendly – Anonymous Diva
IM=X (Integrated Movement Xercize) fuses the muscle-toning techniques of Pilates with resistance and plyometric jumps for a more athletically geared workout. Limbs will be lengthened during two private reformer sessions, in which a certified instructor familiarizes clients with the reformer equipment, bending physiques to reach their individual fitness goals with ample personal attention.
Poise Studio is home to two studios that offer a wide variety of class styles for different fitness levels and preferences. Before mapping out your month of taut transformations based on the upcoming schedule, consider the type of classes offered and the color of your yogi belt. Barely bendable novices can get comfortable in Yoga I/II, which provides individualized attention during fundamental stretches. Fusionists will gobble up yoga with Dr. Linda Rowe, who incorporates her chiropractic knowledge and kung-fu daydreams. Pilates classes are designed to strengthen the core muscles in order to maximize strength, flexibility, and control over spiderwebbed stairways in emergency evacuations. For those who prefer to shimmy and hip-pop their way into mental and physical harmony, belly-dance classes are also offered.
Community and inclusiveness are the cornerstones of the yoga practice that co-directors Bill Walters and Vilma Zaleskaite established at The Yoga Project. With more than 10 years of yoga practice each, Bill and Vilma now lead a seven-day schedule of sessions that offers traditional Level 1 and 2 yoga classes led by many instructors as well as sessions tailored to meet students' specific needs. Classes such as Easy Does It cater to a more senior crowd with lessons that run at a slower pace, and Patterns: Body & Breath combines traditional yoga poses with breath work to create a deeper experience. The center's most prominent claim to fame is instructor Vilma's brainchild, Yoga for the Larger Woman, which has gained praise from The Oregonian and The Bee. The supportive yet challenging 75-minute class uses props and poses to relax minds and slim silhouettes, aiming to improve participants' overall wellness. Each class at the studio has a similar goal, whether it's meant for beginner or advanced students.