Take a Yoga Break

by Rebecca Mendez Have you been staring at your phone or laptop all day? Feeling that “tech neck” ache? Is your “online spine” hunched over and sore? “Brain fog” rolling in and losing your focus? Take a yoga break. Right now. Stop reading this and move for just 30 seconds. No mat, no studio, no teacher. You don’t even have to stand up! Wiggle, stretch, … Continue reading Take a Yoga Break

Why include Pilates in your practice and how can you benefit from it?

By Marie–Noelle Phillips Pilates Helps Every Body Pilates is great for every body of every age, and that includes those who are already active. No matter what kind of sport you play or which exercise you already do regularly, adding Pilates to the mix will only benefit you. Pilates not only helps maintain a flexible body, but it actually can help regain lost flexibility. It … Continue reading Why include Pilates in your practice and how can you benefit from it?

Resting in Being

by Carrie Booth There is a common misunderstanding that meditation is about transcending the body. That it is about light and formlessness and transcendence. Though, the body is the foundation through which everything else is experienced. We experience ourselves and the world around us through our body, as every inner and outer perception that we experience is registered within us as sensation. Breathing, emotions, thoughts … Continue reading Resting in Being

The Circle of Security Parenting Group

by Rosey Wyland I wanted to share with you that I will be facilitating an upcoming in person parenting group at Sellwood Yoga this April. It is an 8-week group that is for parents/caregivers of young children ages 0-6. The Circle of Security Group is a warm, welcoming and supportive space for those interested in reflecting about what we know as parent’s is one of … Continue reading The Circle of Security Parenting Group

Better Breathing and Movement of the Breath

by Quinn Shuff We breathe every moment of our entire lives, so perhaps it’s not an exaggeration to say that improving our breathing has the potential to improve every moment of our lives. Working with the breath is a simple yet effective embodiment focus that drops us deep into the present moment. It’s not only a meditation tool, it’s a path towards less stress, a … Continue reading Better Breathing and Movement of the Breath

Thoracic Spine Love: Why exploring upper spine movement is critical for maintaining a healthy back.

By Kari Kemper Pain in the neck?  Pain in the low back?  Pain in the shoulder? Over 80 percent of Americans experience back issues. Most assume that the pain they are feeling in the low back (lumbar spine) or neck (cervical spine) sources from that specific area.  But typically issues in the upper and mid back (thoracic spine) are to blame. Sitting at a desk … Continue reading Thoracic Spine Love: Why exploring upper spine movement is critical for maintaining a healthy back.