A celebration of yoga & people

June has been a fun month for me partnering with Athleta.

Turtles Yoga & Wellness, the studio where I teach, partnered with Athleta–Washington Square for June Studio of the Month.

Each Saturday in June a different Turtles teacher taught a free yoga or Pilates class.

I taught on June 11.

I had a great group of students. Many were some of my own students and some were new students.

We practiced Sun Salutes in anticipation of Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day Portland.

Yoga Day Portland

On Tuesday, June 21, it was Summer Solstice. There was a big celebration in Portland’s Pioneer Square.

There were many free yoga classes, vendors, music, dancing, an Athleta fashion show, where I was a model.

The fashion show ended up being so much fun. We put on a fabulous show and looked amazing while modeling and yoga posing.

Here is a video of a small part of the fashion show.

The group of women (pictured to the right) I rehearsed with and hung out with over many Sunday evenings are amazing people. I am sad I won’t be seeing them regularly.

Yoga Day Portland was a great yoga celebration. It was such an … Continue reading

Ann’s third newsletter

Athleta June Studio of the MonthMy third newsletter came out Wednesday, June 1.

I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here.

If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address.

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Friends,

Thank you so much for your interest in my newsletter.

Many have been asking when the next newsletter is coming out. The wait is over and here it is.

This is my third newsletter. I have reposted the first two on my blog, Go Fit Girl! You can read the first here and the second here.

Wow, first day of June. I have some exciting things coming up this month.

Upcoming June yoga class themes:

Yoga Day Portland

Yoga Day Portland

Tuesday, June 21 is Summer Solstice.

There will be a huge celebration at Pioneer Square, Portland from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Yoga Day Portland is for everyone. Its a great opportunity to try yoga for the first time, restart your practice, get inspired to go deeper while celebrating the first official day of summer.

Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate the benefits of yoga and community coming together for peace-within & peace-without.

The free event will include: all-levels yoga classes, giveaways, workshops, meditation tent, kids yoga and crafts, healthy food and snacks, yoga fashion show, music, dance party, etc.

I will be in the Yoga Athleta Fashion show at 11:45 a.m.

For more information, check out the Yoga Day Portland website.

Partnering with Athleta in June

Athleta June Studio of the Month

Turtles Yoga & Wellness (a studio where I teach) and Athleta Washington Square are partnering as June Studio of the Month.

On Saturday, June 11 from 8-9 a.m. I am teaching a FREE yoga class.

See Facebook invitation here.

After my yoga class I am inviting friends and students to join me for a quick coffee at the Starbucks in the mall.

Come first for some fun and fabulous free yoga. And after for some coffee and a chat (before I head out for my second yoga class that day).

The other Turtles classes are also on Saturdays: June 4, June 18 and June 25 (all those classes will be from 9-10 a.m.)

Athleta Fashion Show

Tuesday, June 21 is Summer Solstice, first day of summer!

It’s also International Yoga Day Portland. It will be a world-wide celebration of International Yoga Day in Portland.

International Yoga Day was inaugurated by the United Nations on December 11, 2014, and signed by 177 countries, including the United … Continue reading

Mix It Up! event at Athleta

Next weekend I will be partnering up with Athleta.

I will be at Athleta Washington Square next Saturday, Feb. 6 for Mix It Up!

The Mix It Up! event has participants mixing up their workout style in a fitness class mashup — Athleta will be hosting two distinct 30 minute workouts that you might not otherwise put together.

At Athleta Washington Square the mix up will be 30 minutes of yoga with Go Fit Girl! (aka Ann) and 30 minutes of boot camp with Stephanie from Fit Body Boot Camp.

The fitness mashup begins at 9 a.m.

After the two workouts there will be a styling session while getting some pointers on print-mixing. Attend the event for a chance to win a pair of tights.

Feel free to bring friends along with a mat and water bottle and get ready to have some fun.

Go Fit Girl! at Athleta

go fit girl athleta flier

 

Hangin’ out at Athleta over the weekend

On Friday and Saturday I had events at the two Athleta stores in Portland.

On Friday I was at Athleta Washington Square for Ask a Yogi with Ann. I was available to answer any questions shoppers had about yoga.

It went OK. It was challenging getting people engaged. I think they thought I was trying to sell them something.

But I had fun and chatted up many women. I even helped some shop and let them know about the great deals going on in the store over the weekend.

On Saturday I was at Athleta Brewery Blocks (in The Pearl) to model a pair of Fit6 pants along with other FitPros (fitness professionals).

I ended up modeling a pair of The Ponte lifestyle pants. I would have never picked these pants out for myself. But I ended up loving them and keeping them.

It was fun greeting shoppers and letting them know about the sales going on. And we got to show them how the pants looked on real women.

I got to spend a few hours with some amazing women. I made some new friends while networking and having a little fun.

Athleta is not the only brand that I wear … Continue reading

It’s National Yoga Month

And just like that, it’s September.

The month of September is National Yoga Month.

According to Yoga Health Foundation, September is National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle.

I am parterning with Athleta in Washington Square in Portland as a YogiFit Pro. I will be at Athleta on Friday, September 18th from noon to 2 p.m. to answer questions about yoga. (I will likely have a little bit more information to share about this event soon.)

According to the site, Athleta is a retail store, which outfits female athletes with the ultimate performance apparel and gear while: Inspiring an active lifestyle. Motivating others. Tapping into our collective power as a group.

The studio I teach at, Turtles Yoga & Wellness, has some fun stuff planned during this month as well.

Yoga Health Foundation lists 10 reasons to practice yoga (text courtesy of Yoga Alliance):

  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief
  • Better breathing
  • Flexibility
  • Increased strength
  • Weight management
  • Improved circulation
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Focus on the present
  • Inner peace
  • If you can’t make it to the Athleta event, feel … Continue reading