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.
You are invited to drop in for any of these weekly classes.
New students are always welcome!
Rates for classes (unless otherwise stated in the class listing)
Drop-in : $10
Packages of 5 : $45
Packages of 10 : $80
NEW AT kenton wellness: Nutrition Classes
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.
Sign-up at sproutwellnesspdx.com/group-classes
March 26: Fermentation Workshop 12:30-2pm
April 2: From Bone Broth to Beet Kvass: Drinks to heal your gut and soothe your soul, 12-1pm
April 23: Kombucha Workshop 12:30-1:30pm
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 the Kombucha Brewing Workshop, with kombucha master and nutritionist Liz Winters ofSprout Wellness.
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 including:
- a SCOBY with starter liquid
- brew jar
- all the knowledge!
with Kerri Maskol
Drop in fee: $10
Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:00 AM starting on April 2nd
Thursdays at 5:30 - 6:30 PM starting on April 7th
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.
Preparing for Childbirth
Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 PM
February 1-22, 2017
November 1-29 (No class on Nov 22 for Thanksgiving)
Birth is normal. There is power in knowledge. There is no "right way" to give birth. These are my personal values and the value that I bring to every childbirth preparation class. We will explore childbirth as a normal physiological process, while appreciating the transformative miracle that it also is. Be prepared to discuss birth candidly, as we focus on the physical, mental and emotional aspects of labor. We will also devote part of each class session to learning and practicing relaxation and pain coping techniques - including breath focus, massage, counter pressure, position changes and visualization. In addition to planning for labor and childbirth, we will cover the basics of breastfeeding, newborn care, and your postpartum recovery, as you transition to life as new parents. Designed for all expectant parents, no matter your race, gender, age, ethnicity or religion. All are welcome!
Michelle Carman Cushing, Portland Doula Collective
The Portland Doula Collective is a collaboration of independent labor and postpartum doulas dedicated to supporting families through pregnancy, birth, and the transition to parenthood.
Childbirth Preparation classes are led by Michelle Carman Cushing, Certified Labor Doula and ICEA Certified Childbirth Educator. Carrie Cohen, Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), adjunct professor at Portland State University,Certified Labor Doula, Certified Childbirth and Lactation Education Instructor (ICEA and CAPPA) is a frequent guest speaker for the breastfeeding portion.