The Yoga Lab is a collaborative effort among friends and yoga teachers to offer Central Oregon insightful, grounded, and fun yoga classes. Several years ago, Ulla, Rebecca and Aleta met in the Bend yoga community and starting teaching and practicing together. In 2013 they joined forces to open The Yoga Lab, a center where you can find multi-traditional, contemporary yoga supporting modern day practice. The Yoga Lab boasts experienced & respected yoga teachers offering Vinyasa, Restorative and Hatha Yoga teachings.
As a student at The Yoga Lab, you will experience a range of non-dogmatic, core traditions of yoga and meditation. You will always be greeted with a smile and an acceptance of you, your body, and your practice. All ages welcome, all levels encouraged sample our class offerings.
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The Yoga lab is located in beautiful Bend Oregon; a mecca of yoga classes and outdoor activities.
550 SW Industrial Way
Suite 170 | Bend, OR
- Bhavani Maki Workshops
- Birthing From Within Mini Weekend Workshop
- Ride The Tiger Weekend with Sianna Sherman
Bhavani Maki Workshops
June 26-28th at The Yoga Lab
Friday June 26th 6PM – 8PM Introduction to the Patanjalim Yoga Sutra; The Yogi’s Road Map Classically, the Yoga practitioner in the East is well equipped with the definitive guide to the yogik process, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra. In the West, we are left to negotiate and navigate our ways with little or no advice. The Yoga Sutra are considered to be the definitive text for Yoga and a map of the yogik experience. Revealing the deeper underlying nature of our being, and how to quell our self negating tendencies, the indescribable is well described, and is indispensable in helping us to proceed with confidence, clarity and ultimately, effectiveness.
Saturday June 27 11AM – 2PM DRDHAH BHUMIH-Firmly Grounded: Standing & Balancing Postures Patanjali encourages Yoga aspirants to develop a practice that is steadfast, and firmly grounded. We will investigate standing and balancing postures as a means to systematically approach to stabilize our connection to the Earth with the intent of accessing greater freedom within the self. Diagnostic as well as curative, these postures are the vehicle for developing a sustainable practice that has the qualities of integrity of alignment and form
Saturday June 27 4PM – 6PM Restorative Yoga for the Psychonaut Much like an astronaut, the psycho-naut ventures into the wide unknown of their own consciousness! Yogic posture is the seat from which Yoga begins and is meant to be practiced along with the study of metaphysical texts. Combining longer holds in deep hip openers with philosophy, we will continue to explore the ultimate text for Yogis—the Yoga Sutra. We will conclude the session with an exploration of Pranayama.
Sunday June 28 1PM – 4PM Fearless Love: Back Bending into Freedom Patanjali advises us to go forth on the yogik path with abhyasa and vairagya—effort and release, the two wings of freedom. Backbends are the most challenging, and for some of us, the most terrifying of postures. Explore the technology of freedom and building confidence in back bends, compression free.
About Bhavani Maki International yoga teacher, Bhavani Silvia Maki, Director and Founder of Yoga Hanalei and Ashtanga Yoga Kauai, is an Experienced Yoga Alliance teacher at the 500 level, a musician, and author of The Yogi’s Roadmap: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self Realization. Bhavani lives at teaches at her home studio of Yoga Hanalei in Kauai, HI and travels internationally offering unique insights into yoga philosophy, yoga psychology and yoga therapy.
Birthing From Within Mini Workshop
May 23 + 24, 2015 Saturday and Sunday | 1-4pm | The Yoga Lab | $75/couple advance | $85 after May 10
Honor and celebrate this sacred rite of passage by preparing mentally, physically and emotionally for the process of childbirth and transition into parenthood. Education, discussion and art will help you discover what you need to birth in awareness.
- Safely create more comfort and space in your body for baby with yoga (only in full series, not mini-workshops)
- Breath-Awareness and Pain-Coping techniques for labor and life
- Strength and confidence building practices
- Building a foundation for birthing in awareness, whatever the birth location, outcome or events of the birth
- Preventing or minimizing emotionally difficult births through compassionate, honest preparation
- Baby and self-care postpartum
- Current and practical information from local birth experts and guest teachers
These workshops are appropriate and beneficial for mothers at any stage of pregnancy.
Suggested (but not required) books: Birthing From Within by Pam England and Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful by Gurmukh.
RIDE THE TIGER WEEKEND
with SIANNA SHERMAN
July 17-19, 2015 | The Yoga Lab
Full Weekend: $160 Early Bird; $180 After July 1st
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for full weekend.
Individual sessions will be available after June 15th.
INVOKE SPIRIT – MYTHIC YOGA FLOW
Friday, July 17th 6:30-8:30pm | Early Bird: $40; After July 1: $45
Invoke the power of Spirit in this fluid-form vinyasa practice of standing poses, arm balances, backbends and hip-openers. Vinyasa creates a garland of the practice, weaving poses on the thread of the breath. Mythic Yoga Flow is the signature vinyasa offering of Sianna and integrates the practices of Tantra in a dynamic and powerful way. Myth opens the mind with insights into life. Mantra illumines both heart and mind. Mudra creates a subtle body seal of the teachings. Asana, pranayama, intention and music guide you on a sacred pilgrimage in the temple of your body. Call on your guides in the collective strength of community and trust in the journey of your own mythic being.
*Special guest deity to be announced at the beginning of class.
IGNITE LOVE – ROCK THE BHAKTI
Backbends & Pranayama
Saturday, July 18th; 11:30am – 2:00pm | Early Bird: $45; After July 1: $50
Ignite love and stoke your heart fire in this uplifting practice of standing poses, backbends and pranayama. The practice of backbends in deep friendship with the breath creates powerful change in both the physical and subtle bodies. With skillful alignment built from the foundation up, these poses release stagnancy and invite tremendous vitality and freedom into your whole being. In this progressive sequence of symmetrical and asymmetrical backbends, the body sheaths are purified, the mind clarified, the heart renewed and the soul called forth to its most juicy, rasa-filled expression. Bhakti is the path of love, devotion and loyalty and when you rock it out, everything is renewed in the yogic mandala of Fire and Nectar.
AIM YOUR ARROW – FEARLESS HEART DHARMA TEACHINGS
Deep Hips, Mantra, Dharma Teachings, & Meditation
Saturday, July 18th; 4:00 – 6:30pm | Early Bird: $45; After July 1: $50
Aim your arrow and live your life in the highest accordance with your dharma, your divine life purpose. Every human being has a unique blueprint of creative energy and gifts to cultivate. Dive into the Fearless Heart dharma teachings of the Bhagavad Gita and Tantric wisdom practices to help you listen, unleash, surrender and ultimately offer your gifts to the world for the benefit of all beings. The spiritual practices of Tantra, called sadhana, are a powerful means to remember your soul truth. Deep hips, twists, inversions and mantra guide you to a quiet place of self-inquiry and clear inner sight. The session culminates with meditation and a long, luxurious savasana. Please bring paper and pen to write your vision and prayer.
PLAY YOUR EDGE – YOGA WARRIOR SPIRIT
Warrior Circuits & Arm Balance Playground
Sunday, July 19th; 10:30am – 1:30pm | Early Bird: $55; After July 1: $60
Play your edge in this lively practice of arm balances and Yoga Warrior Spirit circuit trainings. This practice will challenge you with core strengthening, new patterns of movement, coordination skills and progressive sequences of arm balances to enliven your whole being. The integrated practices of Tantra are designed to alchemize your warrior spirit in the great heart fire with asana, bandha, mudra, mantra and pranayama. The alchemical fire of yoga governs digestion, clear sight, purification, passion and transformation. This class will be up-tempo, fun, sweaty and open to spontaneous flows of ecstasy. Come ready to laugh, play and quantum leap to the next level!