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4-Part Class Series
- Overcome chronic stiffness and pain. Feel more comfortable and relaxed.
- Improve your posture at any age
- Regain flexibility
- 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 4:00 pm (see specific dates below)
Location: Harmony Yoga, 2108 NE 41st Ave, Portland [MAP]
Cost: $295, paid in advance.
Class #1: Back Ease Basics
Sunday, November 1
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.
Class #2: Meet Your Feet
Sunday, November 8
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.
Class #3: Will the Real Core Abs Please Stand Up?
Sunday, November 15
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
Class #4: Comfy Shoulders, Happy Neck
Sunday, November 22
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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/free shipping for Prime members).