Quaking Grass

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Instructors guide students through exploration in Vinyasa yoga, qi gong, and Nia, which blends movement and martial arts

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Promotional value expires Nov 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy Multiple additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for fitness classes only. Must be redeemed for punch card by 90 days after feature date. Punch card is valid for use for 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Stiff, inflexible limbs can keep you from beloved activities, such as pretending that a baby is an airplane or chores. Free your limbs and the rest will follow with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $20 for one month of unlimited holistic-dance and fitness classes (a $40 value)
  • $25 for 5 holistic-dance and fitness classes (up to a $60 value)
  • $40 for 10 holistic-dance and fitness classes (up to a $120 value)

Trained instructors emphasize exploratory movement and a noncompetitive atmosphere in a range of structured and unstructured classes that can also build strength and flexibility. In Earthquake Ecstatic dance, instructors lead students through progressive rhythms in freeform dance—which can become deep and introspective, or lighthearted and movement-based. In Nia dance, instructors teach step-by-step expressive movements, using a blend of meditative martial arts and Latin dances to exercise the whole body.

Quaking Grass

After spending time in Quaking Grass's furnished loft studio, you learn why some of the yoga, Zumba, and holistic-dance instructors refer to the space as their "big living room." Once inside the studio, you find yourself in a sprawling, high-ceilinged loft. Natural light spills in from tall windows and onto green walls, where African art and decorative Asian fans hang. Scanning the room, you see plush furniture, a kitchenette, and a massive Native American dream catcher, painted white and hanging 6 feet to the floor.

Quaking Grass is home to the Healing Arts Collective; many of its members left positions as businesspeople, teachers, and lawyers in favor of a more relaxed lifestyle. According to director Heather Straube, they each felt called to help others through techniques such as massage, yoga, and dance. Instructors lead students through progressive poses in Vinyasa yoga, dances set to Latin and Caribbean beats in Zumba, and blends of meditative martial arts and freeform movement in Earthquake Ecstatic and Nia dance. Though they guide some classes step-by-step, instructors emphasize free exploration over adhering to a strict routine in Ecstatic dance classes—reminding students that they can meditate silently, pair off with partners, or dance alone to practice leading and following at the same time.

Once each month, Quaking Grass's members also host an open community clinic, experimental salon, and potluck. Practitioners stationed throughout the space introduce curious guests to basics of tarot-card reading, massage, hypnosis, quantum touch, and a host of other holistic methods—with the hope that visitors, like babies balancing their first checkbooks, experience something new. Individual members, artists, or community practitioners may also lead workshops or lectures explaining their craft.

Quaking Grass

After spending time in Quaking Grass's furnished loft studio, you learn why some of the yoga, Zumba, and holistic-dance instructors refer to the space as their "big living room." Once inside the studio, you find yourself in a sprawling, high-ceilinged loft. Natural light spills in from tall windows and onto green walls, where African art and decorative Asian fans hang. Scanning the room, you see plush furniture, a kitchenette, and a massive Native American dream catcher, painted white and hanging 6 feet to the floor.

Quaking Grass is home to the Healing Arts Collective; many of its members left positions as businesspeople, teachers, and lawyers in favor of a more relaxed lifestyle. According to director Heather Straube, they each felt called to help others through techniques such as massage, yoga, and dance. Instructors lead students through progressive poses in Vinyasa yoga, dances set to Latin and Caribbean beats in Zumba, and blends of meditative martial arts and freeform movement in Earthquake Ecstatic and Nia dance. Though they guide some classes step-by-step, instructors emphasize free exploration over adhering to a strict routine—reminding students that they can meditate silently, pair off with partners, or dance alone to practice leading and following at the same time.

Once each month, Quaking Grass's members also host an open community clinic, experimental salon, and potluck. Practitioners stationed throughout the space introduce curious guests to basics of tarot-card reading, massage, hypnosis, quantum touch, and a host of other holistic methods—with the hope that visitors, like babies balancing their first checkbooks, experience something new. Individual members, artists, or community practitioners may also lead workshops or lectures explaining their craft.

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    5010 NE 9th Ave.

    Suite B

    Portland, Oregon 97211

    503-381-1172

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