Cue REO Speedwagon here and just try not to sing along. It’s impossible to keep up with all the moments at Love Yoga that make it so uplifting. They happen too often and too fast for me to even write about them, much less post about them in a meaningful way. I have over 6000 photos on my phone… (yes, it’s a problem). 60% of which are yoga related. I don’t have photos of everything that happens at Love… but I have the memories of most of it. New teachers testing their courage. Our guests becoming friends and sharing their milestones. Teachers reaching out to each other for moral support. Someone’s first crow pose. Someone’s first time sitting cross legged. Someone’s first time rolling up off the floor without momentum… just pure core strength. Someone stopping an anxiety attack in its tracks. Someone sleeping 9 hours straight after a restorative class. Someone ‘getting’ meditation… finally! Someone feeling like a better parent because they felt more patient after class. People have shared these and so many more moments with us about how this practice has helped. I think to myself every single time…sharing these moments might help more people to relax, sleep better, have patience, heal, strengthen, connect and love. Naturally. So I will try. I will try to share more often. I’ll start with three recent photos that remind me over and over again… how surrounding yourself with an uplifting environment and uplifting people… absolutely lifts your spirits, inspires your life and instills a sense of love and connection.
First up… the teachers of Love. Without whom Love would not exist. Probably enough said. But another amazing thing to know about these teachers is that they continue to explore, study and learn simply for the sake of providing a better experience. They continually seek out workshops, courses, online studies and additional trainings. They stay connected in our online training groups supporting each other and sharing their combined knowledge with each other. This makes a huge difference in the qualities of a teacher. Thank you Kelly, Erin, Erin, Renae, Sabrina, Amy, Ali, Aunnie and all those who came before you and those joining us this month!
Next… our guests, our customers, our yogis, our dedicated community, our friends, our family, our coworkers, our neighbors. However they found us… this group shows up. Smiling, sweet and sassy with a song in their hearts…. seriously… song in their hearts. Last Saturday the morning class spontaneously broke out into a hearty rendition of ‘Some kind of wonderful’ during their favorite core flow. It was a class I will never forget. And I say that often to myself. That was the best class. And I mean it every single time. They/You make this place feel amazing. Many of our classes have graciously posed for photos over the years…. but this one… this is ‘The Choir’.
Lastly… the courage we see in people never fails to astound. Baby Boomers have cautiously strolled into the studio having never set foot on a yoga mat. Mothers of 3 in med school find a few moments on the mat for themselves. 30 something dads give it a go even though sometimes they’re the only dude in class. And those who venture into teacher training take the plunge and commit to putting their heart and soul on the mat in front a group of unfamiliar faces. Courage. Bravery. Moxie. Character. Enthusiasm. A sense of adventure and a willingness to light the path. They are the luminaries. These luminaries will be rotating through our new Sunday morning class… simply in order to practice. We hope you’ll join them!
Yes this is what Love is. Uplifting each other. Inspiring each other. To go out into the world and be brave, courageous and uplifting for others as much as possible.
Scroll down for our latest schedule with 3 new weekly classes and more coming soon!
Thursday 6:30 am Strong flow;
Friday 4pm Qi Gong;
Sunday morning 9:30am Basics class and
An upcoming Friday 11am Gentle flow (starts in June)
Our new membership passes will give you access to all our classes plus the added benefits of 10% off massage and guest passes for your friends, family and out of town guests.
SHARE THE LOVE! With our Summer Special! If you purchase any one of our 3 monthly membership passes for yourself, you can give one away to someone who’s new to Love Yoga! If you are currently on one of our memberships, please enjoy the new bonuses of 10% off massage and free guest passes.
Softer, cozier floors will arrive in a few weeks… so be sure to drop by and check those out! Strong enough for a balance pose and soft enough for elbows! With softer floors comes softer practices offering more ways to connect, more relaxing, healing classes that bring sound vibration, meditation and deep relaxation. Something for everyone: Strong, Savvy & Soulful!
Lots to look forward to this summer!
July 8th Yoga for Anxiety
July 15th Intro to Yoga for beginners
August 1st Kayaking with Cascadia Expeditions
August 10-13th 8 Limbs Intro Prep for Teacher Training
August 21st Solar Eclipse – no morning class
August 26th Mountain Biking intro & Yoga Class
Are you anti social? I mean, anti social media? Think it’s a time waster? An isolator? A hilarious web of never ending beach and cat photos? It’s easy to think that. Sometimes. Today, however, I’d like to share a story about how Instagram connected Oregon, Kentucky and Yoga in an amazing collaboration.
I stumbled across an Instagram post in July 2015. It was something about yoga, Oregon and “How Dreams become Reality”. Of course this drew me in and I discovered she was a coffee loving, mom/wife, yoga teacher who worked in law enforcement. Further intrigued, I started following this coffee-lovin’ soul and discovered that she and her family were on a journey to move to Oregon… from Kentucky! We reached out and invited her to swing by Love Yoga if they happen to find themselves in this area. They did… and she did! Not only did they find themselves in this area… they moved right here to the Willamette Valley! (I like to think we had a little something to do with that… and she lets me think that). ; ) She practiced with us at Love and subbed a few Power classes for us and right away everyone fell in love with Sabrina. And it’s so easy to see why… Sabrina infuses love into every one of her classes. At first people in her classes were talking about her adorable accent… the conversations quickly focused on the surprisingly enjoyable core work in the Gentle class… then they talked about her relaxing assists in Savasana. Sabrina definitely brings her Southern charm to everything she does… but it’s her Sweet Oregon Soul that keeps ’em coming back.
Her journey to Oregon wasn’t all roses and rainbows. Leaving family, friends and coworkers to venture out west in search of coffee, yoga, mountains and oceans took a lot of courage, faith and adventure on her part…and her family. They are all three a true inspiration to living the life you dream. She is an amazing example of How Dreams become Reality. We are honored, inspired and just downright happy to have her here! Thanks Sabrina… and Thanks Instagram!
So I really appreciate all the amazing connections we’ve made through Love Yoga being social…
Please feel free to share any amazing connections you’ve experienced and watch for more stories to come!
Snow Daze Yoga for everyone tomorrow!! Be honest? Do you really love snow days?? 3 of them? Love Yoga will be open Friday for your sanity! I drove down today so I know we can make it tomorrow. 9:30am!Erin will be offering a FREE kids yoga class at the same time on the other side of the curtain. So feel free to bring your kiddos. You’ll all get out of the house and you’ll still get a little break! #love #yoga #snowday #stircrazy #winterbreak is coming! Thanks for the Crazy kid pics @maggiebahnson @sevilleerica @erinyatsui 💚. Please share this with other ‘snowcrazed’ kids!!
You might be able to make it in if you live nearby but we’d rather you not take the risk today. Enjoy the snow. We’re expecting a heat wave in the morning and gravelled roads so hope to be back in the mat tomorrow morning!
Closed tonight due to icy conditions. Please check back for an 8:30am update tomorrow!
We offer 3 options for our training program next year.
- The 200 hour Yoga Study Immersion for personal exploration: Take the training to expand your practice, connect with others and learn more about yoga philosophy, history, alignment, anatomy and more! Enjoy the opportunities to explore your connection to your self and others. Teaching is always an option if you decide to go further… but the exploration itself is powerful.
- The 200 hour Teacher Training Certification: Take the training to become a certified yoga instructor in a Yoga Alliance approved program. This program also counts toward CE Credit for current teachers.
- The 300 hour Teacher bridge program to a 500 hour certification: Take the 300 hour course to enhance and expand your teaching to earn your 500 hour certification through Yoga Alliance.
Find out more on November 5th @ 1pm: Get the outline, ask questions and meet the others!
Or click to the Yoga Training page at the top of the screen for more information.