with Kari Kemper and Maggie Converse
Saturday, Nov. 23rd (3:00-4:15pm)
Other upcoming dates:
Saturday, Dec. 28th (3:00-4:15pm)
Saturday, Feb. 15th (3:00-4:15pm)
Saturday, March 14th (3:00-4:15pm)
Saturday, April 18th (3:00-4:15pm)
Saturday, May 16th (3:00-4:15pm)
at Sellwood Yoga
Regular class rates. Four student minimum to run the class.
Through stretching and strengthening the body, while using mindfulness, breath, and movement, discover ways to de-stress from the pressures and expectations of daily life found during these teenage years. Each class offers active asana (poses), balance work, pranayama (breath work), and relaxation. Build strength, balance, and flexibility with this specially designed class for teens (grades 9-12). Experience all of this in an inclusive environment of your peers (no parents, coaches, teachers, or other adults will be present, except for your yoga instructor), complete with music, lightheartedness, and humor. No yoga experience necessary. Classes are co-ed.
Instructor — Kari Kemper
Kari discovered yoga during her university days, sampling the various styles, but never landing on one to develop a deep practice. Formerly an avid runner, Kari found vinyasa flow via Sellwood Yoga in 2009, which allowed her to work with the structural challenges that occur as the result of longer distances and an aging body. Initially working with yoga to heal many a running injury, break a sweat, and build strength, Kari found a deeper meaning within yoga that allows her to move her body, connect her breath, and settle her mind. This awareness and the supportive Sellwood Yoga community led her to complete her 200-Hour RYT Teacher Training, taught by Savonn Wyland and Bill Wyland.
In addition to teaching at the studio, Kari—along with fellow Sellwood Yoga Teacher Training graduates India Downes-Le Guin, Carrie Booth, and Delainey Knewtson—created a Teens and Anxiety Yoga Program sponsored by a local family mental health agency that is offered at an area high school.
Kari brings an openness and sense of humor to her classes and is excited to share the gifts of yoga, however they appear in each student.
Instructor — Maggie Converse
Maggie Converse started teaching yoga in 2007, and soon after, she integrated holistic health coaching and reiki energy healing. Yoga was an integral part in her own recovery from an eating disorder, depression, and anxiety, and through it, she helps people find their own path toward self-acceptance and self-love. Through yoga, reiki, and meditation, she guides students to cultivate a strong inner connection and to take what they learn on their mat and apply it to daily life. Maggie believes that we can always be in practice—we can always be in our meditation, and we can always be mindful. She guides students and clients to understand that joy and inner peace come when the body, mind, and soul are aligned. You can learn more about Maggie and book a free coaching session with her at maggieconversemethod.com.