Vata, a combination of air and ether, is one of the three primary constitutions or "doshas" in ayurveda (the sister science to yoga). When Vata is out of balance, you find yourself experiencing anxiety, agitation, emotional instability, dryness, a sense of overall 'ungroundedness', constipation (literally or feeling 'energetically stuck') and the inability to take clear and grounded direction in your life. As the summer heat dries the land, there is a tendency for Vata to become increasingly out of balance in our bodies, minds and lives.
Join us this Sunday as we explore the profound influence of proper asana, pranayama, and daily wellness rituals to bring vata into balance and regain your foundation for peace, clarity and intention.
ABOUT THE CLASSES: Each Sunday, Britt teaches a two hour yoga class laced richly with asana, pranayama, mantra, & the ancient teachings. Classes are held at a studio in Old Town, located at 213 SW Ash St. #209, Portland, Oregon (between 2nd and 3rd on Ash). The door code is #0220. Registration is required, as we almost always reach capacity with a waiting list. The classes are mixed level and open to all levels, as long as one is comfortable caring for oneself and modifying as needed. Classes are designed to integrate the ancient teachings of yoga into the practice, and although asana is indeed part of the practice, there is much more happening here. Please no drop-ins. On time arrival is very important. Cancellations do occur, and often a number of individuals on the waiting list are able to attend. If class is full, the form below will clearly add you to the waiting list.
ABOUT "DONATION": My teacher has taught me this, “If today was my last day on this earth, may I leave this place having given more than I have received”. In this way, I am here on these Sundays to release attachment to placing a “price-point” on these teachings, and to offer freely, from my heart and from the grace and depth of what has been given to me for these two sacred hours I spend with you. That being said, there are real expenses. That said, I choose “donation-based" to ensure access for all students and to offer you the opportunity to serve and to choose. Your practice starts right here: Before you even enter the practice space. Determining how much you offer is a result of you (and only you) looking deeply within your heart and making a mindful decision to share and serve in a way that makes you feel “light". This means, what you offer may vary from week to week, and when you have more to offer, you can do so as seva (sacred service). In doing so, you not only support Britt and these offerings, but you also support this lovely community when someone may be experiencing a lessened flow of resources. My hope is to always offer these teachings as donation-based classes, and there are infrastructure and travel expenses, rent and insurance to be offered to others along the way. With your support, we will continue to grow as a vital, integrated community of students and truth seekers caring for one another in love and light, without placing a “price-tag” on these ancient and truly "priceless" teachings. We mutually respect and rely upon one another, in this way: a teacher needs students to express one's teachership, and students need a teacher to express one's studentship. May you trust my highest intentions in sharing these words. In gratitude and reverence, I look forward to our time together on the mat. ♥
Each day you wake up and you either move through life consciously -- paying attention to the details, or unconsciously -- going through the motions. It isn’t what happens in your life that makes the greatest impact -- it’s the perspective through which you see your life and what you do with what you see.