Workshops, Classes & Events

Posture Sundays * Winter / Spring 2015

with Kathleen Porter, author of “Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment”

 

Free Intro Class — Sunday, February 1, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. 

Location: Harmony Yoga, 2108 NE 41st Ave, Portland [MAP]

Learn the basics of how to sit comfortably with the support of an aligned skeleton.

Find out what natural alignment is really all about and how it can change your life from one of tension and   pain to one of relaxed, comfortable and mindful alignment in everything you do.

 

4-Part Class Series    2 Sessions;

 Feb. 8 – March 1     OR    March 8 – March 29

  • Overcome chronic stiffness and pain. Feel more comfortable and relaxed.
  • Improve your posture at any age
  • Learn how to sit, stand, bend, walk, lift, carry–even sleep– with greater comfort and ease. 

Online registration for all classes and private sessions is available at the bottom of this page. Early registration is encouraged. 

Time: Four consecutive Sundays from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm (see specific dates below)

Location: Harmony Yoga, 2108 NE 41st Ave, Portland [MAP]

Cost: $60 per session or $195  in advance.

 

 

Class #1:  Back Ease BasicsSittingx3

Session 1: February 8

Session 2: March 8

Learn to protect your back and ease strain by relying on an aligned framework and a solid core.

This class focuses on ways to release tension and pain in the back by re-establishing the natural framework of skeletal support that all healthy babies and toddlers discover. We will be emphasizing how to sit on an aligned pelvis that allows comfortable sitting, while lengthening out the spine at the same time.

 

Meet Your Feet - Alignment Workshop in Portland OregonClass #2:  Meet Your Feet

Session 1: February 15

Session 2: March 15

The way we habitually stand on our feet determines their overall health, as well as the alignment of all the weight- bearing joints above them—ankles, knees, hips and shoulders. This class also focuses on standing and walking in ways that reinforce this natural alignment, while establishing the legs and feet as the transportation system of the body, thereby allowing the upper body to be relaxed and free of unnecessary tension.

 

Real Core Abs Alignment Workshop in Portland OregonClass #3:  Will the Real Core Abs Please Stand Up?

Session 1: February 22

Session 2 March 22

There’s lots of confusion today about “the core.” Our focus will be on that essential core that babies and toddlers discover, meant to serve for a whole lifetime of stabilizing the spine in a relaxed upright posture. You’ll learn ways to reinforce this strong solid core, and then how to lie down, rest and sleep—even read in bed—without st

 

Shoulder and Neck Alignment Workshop in Portland OregonClass #4:  Comfy Shoulders, Happy Neck

Session 1: March 1

Session 2: March 29

Once a solid foundation of support is established from below, then (and only then) can the neck and shoulders be free from having to overwork. Learn how to address issues of kyphosis and “dowager’s hump” and how to peacefully balance your head on top of the spine rather than experiencing it as a heavy bowling ball you’re struggling to hold up.

 

The four-part series of classes must be taken in the order they are offered, unless prior arrangements have been made. Please contact kathleen@naturalalignment.com if you have questions about this. Classes can be paid in full ($195), or per session ($60).

Please use the drop down menu for your payment selection.

An extra charge of $20 can be added onto the tuition for the “textbook” we will be using in class, Natural Posture for Pain-Free Living: The Practice of Mindful Alignment by Kathleen Porter. Books can also be purchased at the first class or from Powell’s or New Renaissance bookstores in Portland (retail cost is $21.95) as well as from other booksellers. Amazon sells it at a reduced price (plus shipping).


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