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.

Yoga and access to it

Yoga is for all men, women and children, irrespective of race, sex, language or religion. Yoga, after all, aims at a union of individual consciousness. …”

B.K.S. Iyengar 1973

On Friday I attended a one-day conference at Berkeley called Yoga and Access: Questions of Inclusion Conference.

Topics that were discussed were how yoga can be (and has been) brought to underserved communities, yoga and capitalism, Orientalism, cultural appropriation, universalism, White femininity, social justice, healing, unrealistic ideas of the “yoga body,” trauma, body celebration, religious and cultural symbols, authentic yoga …

There were so many good conversations that got started (and will hopefully continue at the second annual conference). So many things to think about. So many ideas to ponder.

Once I am certified as a yoga teacher (just two months away!) I want to teach to the masses.

But I also have a passion to share my skills and practice in other ways.

Part of my teacher training includes observing and assisting with the teachers in the program. I have been able to O&A in classes for people with Parkinson’s. When I am in attendance I feel happy and grateful to be part of something … Continue reading