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, Ashtanga, and Hatha Yoga teachings. The Yoga Lab is home to Bend Ashtanga Yoga which offers Mysore style morning practices 5 days per week and a led primary series class on Sunday mornings.
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.
The Yoga Lab is located in beautiful Bend Oregon, a mecca for yoga and outdoor activities.
550 SW Industrial Way Suite 170 Bend, OR P: 541-633-7363
I was amazed at the attention to detail this place gave to everything from the space itself to most importantly the instruction; which was spot on. ~Yelp User
Teacher Training Weekend: Embodied Self Awareness Through Yoga
with Aleta Adams, RN, E-RYT 200
January 13-15, 2017
The following sessions are open to the public: yoga teachers, teachers in training as well as all practitioners….
Friday January 13 6:15 – 9:15PM: All Levels Vinyasa: Are these patterns really serving me? We have the opportunity in yoga asana to move in a way that promotes consciousness of the entirety of our being. As Mr. BKS Iyengar taught, if you do not know the entirety of your body, you do not know the entirety of your Self. As we ground self-awareness in yoga asana, consciousness opens within us we have the opportunity to transform patterns that are not serving our physical and mental health nor the world around us. We realize that we get “stuck” in ways of moving, in ways of being. This practice will deepen your understanding of alignment and movement of your feet and legs, bringing stable spaciousness to your pelvic girdle, hips and thighs, and prepare your body to be strengthened and transformed by the yogic practices. As an offering to creative consciousness and in an effort to loosen the grip of the ahamkara (I – ego) on the atman (soul), we will practice with the intention: “the LESS I know, the MORE I can learn.” This all levels class will include mantra, asana and inversions.
May this practice humble and strengthen us. ~TKV Desikachar
Saturday January 14 11AM – 2PM Abhyasa and Vairagya: Through sustained effort and non attachment tranquility of the mind waves may be attained. Yoga is a comprehensive approach to holistic wellness, inclusive of our unique psychological and physical health. It requires a steadiness of effort, over time, to develop the practice to support each individual. This Level 2/3 master class is offered as a comprehensive approach to practice: inclusive of mantra, asana, pranayama, and opportunity for dharana (focused concentration in one direction, or being absorbed in the flow). We will weave the foundational leg work from Friday evening into a sequence of standing postures, inversions, shoulder opening and backbends. This class will employ props, demonstrations and partner assists to help us gain clarity into our personal patterns and weaknesses, shining consciousness through our bodies as the unwavering diamond strength of the divine within.
Sunday January 15 1PM – 4PM: The Queen of Yogasana: Salamba Sarvangasana A posture often neglected in modern day vinyasa yoga, this posture is traditionally considered one of the more important postures for the physiology of the practitioner. With benefits for the endocrine/hormonal and nervous systems and the yogic subtle body, supported shoulder stand may provide practitioners with a balancing effect on the nervous system and a release of stress-related tension that has a profound impact on health and well being. However, it is very important to perform this posture with accuracy and integrity. We will progressively work to open the shoulders and upper back to prepare for shoulder stand and will experience several options to teach shoulder stand in group classes including with the use of chairs, bolsters, blankets and straps. If shoulder stand is your least favorite, or most favorite pose, then this class is for you!
Workshop Investment: Advance Registrations before January 5: $30/single class or $75 for all three sessions. After January 5 $35/single class or $90 for all 3 sessions.
Aleta is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 200-hr level, RN, and co-owner of The Yoga Lab. She has been a dedicated student of yoga for the past decade. She has worked in Bend to collaborate and organize yoga teacher trainings and yoga and music events in addition to her weekly asana classes. Her classes are fluid and vibrant with the goal of awakening to the creative flow of energy within you to support transformation and healing. As and RN and experienced asana teacher she has a special ability to infuse fluid vinyasa with attentive alignment for a healing practice with a strong underlying awareness of human anatomy and physiology. She learns from many of the west’s premier yoga teachers and has completed trainings over the past 10 years with Seane Corn, Sianna Sherman, Baron Baptiste, Ana Forrest, as well as Bend’s own fabulous Dolly Stavros, Rebecca Bell and Ulla Lundgren. Most recently she has spent 7 months on Kauai studying with senior teacher Bhavani Maki who has greatly influenced her teaching. She enjoys tapping into the roots of yoga and accessing the depth and richness of this ancient tradition to influence our modern day lives.
Workshop Cancellation Policy
Withdrawal/cancellation from any workshop with more than 24 hours notice will be credited or refunded at 50%. Withdrawal from an event with less than 24 hours notice or failure to attend will not receive any refund or credit. Thanks for your understanding. If you need to withdraw from a workshop please email us as soon as possible.