Classes and Special Events
Activities such as pilates and tai chi can help make you healthier in body, mind and spirit. The postures, breathing exercises and meditation practiced in our classes can be beneficial for improved muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina, reduced stress and tension, stimulation of the immune system and an overall sense of well being and calm.
We offer a selection of weekly classes and occasional short-series or special interest events or workshops.
Instructor: Tine Lemmens
starting June 13th 2017
Tuesday from 12PM-1PM & 7.30PM-8.30PM, Thursday from 8AM-9AM
Pricing: drop-in $12 dollar, 10-class card: $100
Description: This class is designed for everybody, we work around relaxation and Body awareness. We start with meditation (focussing on breath), then we do very gentle asanas (yoga postures) with a lot of props and we end with a body scan.
Instructor Bio: Tine Lemmens has a 200 hour yoga teacher training certificate through the Peoples yoga in Portland. she has been practicing yoga since 2005. Tine is a Health therapist in her native country, where they thought her Bio-relaxation. In Portland she went to East West College of the healing arts, where she took the 800 hours massage therapy training. She likes to bring all these modalities together, to work on relaxation.
Instructor: Jamie Busch
Wednesdays May 31-August 30 from 10AM-11AM
Pricing: $12 Drop-in, $55 for five classes (NOTE: This class will only be taught through the end of August, so class packages will have to be used by then).
Class not offered every week. Check the calendar for details.
This class is an ever changing class that embraces the exploration of movement with curiosity. Stretch from strength, and align your body for balance and flexibility. Explore not only the asana, but the transitions between, and the spaces where there is pause to notice breath. This class welcomes all-levels.
Jamie's love of creative movement began with her first dance class at the age of two. She continued traditional dance in ballet, tap, and jazz throughout her childhood, and into her teenage years; eventually landing on the dance team at Iowa State University, where she received a Liberal Art Degree in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. After graduating from college, she set out looking for other ways to feed her love of movement. Her curiosity of yoga led her to her first class, at Yoga Union, nearly 16 years ago.
In 2008, Jamie completed her first 500 hour teacher training with Maddie Huish, of the Yoga Shala in Portland, OR. The comprehensive two year, 500 hour teacher training, included study of anatomy, breath, Sanskrit, and philosophies outlines in The Uphanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. In 2010, Jamie completed an additional 200 hour training, led by Tiffany Cruikshank. Tiffany's Vinyasa-based teacher training deepened Jamie's understanding in anatomy, and creative sequencing. In 2015, Jamie found herself back at Yoga Union. She completed a portion of the 200 hour teacher training, led by Annie Adamson, and was introduced to teachings and philosophies of Anusara Yoga.
Jamie is currently completing a 300 hour Yoga Therapy Training, also led by Annie Adamson, of Yoga Union, and will graduate from the program in August 2017. Jamie also recently completed a Personal Training Certificate through the National Association of Sports Medicine. Jamie's continual commitment to learn and grow as a student, motivates her as a teacher. She challenges student to examine their practice within, and use that inner wisdom to guide their physical movement with fluidity and grace.
THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR TEENS (& their parents)
Instructor: Carol Grimes
Mondays from 5:30-6:30
Pricing: Drop-in: $15 per teen *or* $25 per teen/parent pair, 10-class card: $120 per teen *or* $200 per teen/parent pair (class card must be used within 3 months)
Description: This class is designed for teenagers with emotional stress and/or physical pain. Teens will feel at ease in this class structured to help bring relief and peace of mind. Introduction to breath-work, therapeutic yoga, restorative yoga, mindfulness, kindness practices, and guided relaxation techniques. Accessible and welcoming to all. Parents/guardians are encouraged to join their child (1 parent per teen).
Carol Grimes has an RYT-200 through the Bhaktishop School of Yoga and is currently completing her 500-hour advanced level training. She also studies with Doug Keller and Gary Krafstow in the fields of therapeutic yoga and yoga for chronic pain. She has a Master of Public Health and a previous career in health research. For the past 5 years, she has studied meditation with teachers in the U.S. and Burma in the lineage of Mahasi Sayadaw, and regularly attends meditation retreats and workshops.
Carol's style of teaching is Hatha/Vinyasa with a gentle/therapeutic emphasis designed to heal and realign the body into long-term healthy movement patterns. She specializes in yoga and mindful movement for people with chronic pain and/or emotional stress. Her classes are meant to help bring a sense of ease and restoration to the body, as well as to prepare students for the possibility of a deeper inner practice.
Qigong Medicine for Depression and Anxiety
Instructor: Renée Carlson
June 4 & June 11 from 12PM-2PM
Pricing and registration: 30$ as package, 20$/class; preregister (preference) and questions by responding to firstname.lastname@example.org. Drop-ins ok.
Descripton: A basic premise of Qigong is that illness is due to energies in Organ systems becoming excessive, depleted, or stagnate due to genetics, environment (toxic stressors of all kinds) or emotions. Qigong provides a beautiful wayto unblock and balance these energies and emotions
This class will introduce you to basic Qigong and 5 Element theory and principles, and provide you with exercises to work with and balance the primary organs that contribute to depression and anxiety.
First day will be intro and instruction on exercises and second day will be deep practice on protocols.
Instructor Bio: Renée Carlson has been a nurse for 40 years, always with a strong interest in wholistic health. In the late 90's she went to Barbara Brennan School of Healing (energy healing), which lead her to tai ji and qigong. Starting at the International Taoist Tai Chi Society in 2000, then pursued several years study of qigong with Master Zhongxian Wu. For the last six years, she has been studying with Shifu Bernard Shannon at the International College of Medical Qigong, where she has been a TA for the past two years, while working on a doctoral certification with research into Lyme Disease. She received a certificate in coaching in 2009.
Sprout Wellness has the following class offerings for the summer.
Kombucha Brewing Workshop
June 24 12-1PM
$25 Registration Fee
Love Kombucha, but hate paying $3.50-5.00 per bottle of brew at the store? Want a seemingly endless supply of fizzy goodness in your life? Do you still get confused between Scooby and SCOBY, and perhaps are not quite sure which one creeps you out more?
If any of this is true for you, you should probably (definitely) sign-up for my next Kombucha Brewing Workshop.
We'll go over what kombucha is and why you should drink it, how to brew your own at home, sample some tasty recipes and more!
Each participant will receive ALL the supplies needed to start your own batch of ‘booch.
Space is limited to eight people! Sign up at www.sproutwellnesspdx.com/workshops
Guide to Safe Skincare: How our personal care products impact our health
July 8 12-1PM
You eat well, you move often, but how are the personal care products you use every day impacting your health?
With more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today, only 30 are banned from use in personal care products in the United States. The U.S. has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938. This chemical and environmental toxin exposure is impacting our health and the health of our families.
Join Liz Winters, NTP with Sprout Wellness, to learn how certain ingredients and products may be negatively impacting your health, why it matters, and get resources for implementing safer skincare practices at home. Participants will learn quick tips to clean up their hygiene routines, have the opportunity to make their own sugar scrub and sample safe skincare products from Beautycounter.
Class is free, please register at www.sproutwellnesspdx.com/workshops
Sprout Foundations: 6 Weeks to Better Health.
July 5 - Aug 9
$199 Course Fee
Are you seeking more energy, reduced stress and anxiety, less brain fog, better digestion and improved body composition?
Sign-up for Sprout Foundations, a personal nutrition class brought to you by Liz Winters with Sprout Wellness.
Taught in a supportive, small group setting, this class focuses on sharing the tools you need to create sustainable, healthy habits that serve your body best, while implementing mindful diet changes through a 4-week whole food based Real Food Challenge.
The six week course covers the “why” behind eating a whole foods diet discussing topics of: digestion, macronutrient balance, blood sugar regulation, and mindfulness.
Join today and cultivate your health.
Registration fee covers 6 one-hour lasses, a PDF booklet to guide you through the course, access to a private Facebook support group, and unlimited email support.
Sign up at www.sproutwellnesspdx.com/workshops
Instructor: Kerri Maskol
$10 drop in, $45 for 5 class card, $80 for ten.
Saturdays at 10:00 - 11:00 AM & Thursdays at 6PM - 7PM
This mixed-level Pilates Mat class will improve your strength, flexibility and balance for greater overall well being. Applying a modern sensibility to Joseph Pilates’ classic mat exercises, and using small props to add challenge, this 50 minute class will address the whole body. Any level student from novice to advanced is welcome, and exercises can be modified so each individual feels both safe and challenged.
Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:00 AM
This intermediate Pilates Mat class will improve your strength, flexibility and balance for greater overall wellbeing. Applying a modern sensibility to Joseph Pilates’ classic mat exercises, and using small props to add challenge, this 50 minute class will address the whole body.This class is for experienced students looking for more of a challenge.
Kerri's love of Pilates began over 14 years ago when she was introduced to the method as a supplement to her dance training. Years later a life of professional dancing and waiting tables led to chronic knee pain, and Kerri turned to Pilates for rehabilitation. She found not only a mindful and sustainable method of conditioning the physique, but a passion for empowering others with this body wisdom and understanding. While a stickler for proper alignment, Kerri believes that taking care of yourself should be fun! She delights in helping her clients achieve their health and wellness goals, so they can move through life with ease and grace.
Kerri is Pilates certified through Balanced Body University and the Ellie Herman Method. As passionate about learning as she is about teaching, Kerri is continuously seeking out continuing education in new movement modalities. She is also a Core Align instructor, a certified Melt Method Hand and Foot instructor, has trained in Preggo Pilates (pre- and post-natal), studied rehabilitation work with Lizz Roman as well as Foot and Gait Therapy under the mentorship of master trainer Nancy Myers, and most recently became a Balance Body Barre instructor.
Kerri holds a BFA in Dance Choreography from the University of Colorado, Boulder. When not in the Pilates studio you can find her dancing, hiking, climbing, sailing or camping.
Stay tuned for future workshops and special events.