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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 of yoga classes and outdoor activities.

 550 SW Industrial Way Suite 170 | Bend, OR P: 541-633-7363



Yoga, Desert,  Bliss Summer Lake Hotsprings Yoga Retreat September 11 – 14, 2015

Ananda: the innermost bliss and the ever expansive quality of awareness.


A weekend of inward reflection to open the flood gates of creativity and vibrant vitality. This yoga retreat merges Informed Fluid Vinyasa yoga with therapeutic and restorative sessions to nurture and support your unique physical, psychological and spiritual health. Features fresh healthy vegan meals, 5 hours of yoga practice daily with mantra and meditation and a private geothermal hot pool reserved for retreat participants only. Suits required during waking hours. Retreat starts Friday at 6pm and ends Monday at 11am.

One of the most unique, picturesque landscapes in the Pacific Northwest, Lake County, Oregon, is among the few truly unspoiled places on earth. Part of the Great Basin region of the United States, Lake County is home to numerous large alkali lakes. At the south end of one of these, Summer Lake, lies ancient artesian hot mineral springs.

Lodging: your choice of private or shared new construction passive solar, geothermally heated cabin. Cabins include bathrooms and kitchenettes. Camping: spacious, close to earth, shared bathrooms and showers. The grounds are rustic and the buildings are unique and comfortable. The views are expansive and bright. This is not your standard retreat center, be ready for a magically close to Earth setting. Summer Lake will be open to the public during this retreat, however the yoga space and private geothermal pool are reserved for participants only.

Meals & Water: Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and is included in the cost of the retreat. Meals will include fresh seasonal vegetables, whole grains, nuts and nut butters, olives, fruits. All meals will be gluten free and will have vegetarian and vegan options. Please email us with your specific meal considerations and allergies. The drinking water at Summer Lake is well water. You may like to bring your own filtered water. Filtered water will be provided for you during the yoga class sessions and meals. Please bring your own snacks, each cabin is complete with a kitchen and refrigerator. Camping participants may use the communal refrigerator in the Ranch House.

Read more about Summer Lake Hotsprings Accommodations


Pricing Per Person: Includes 15 hours of workshops, meals and 3 nights of lodging. Single Occupancy $521 (only 2 available) Double Occupancy Queen $455 Double Occupancy Twin $399 Camping $299 This retreat will be limited to 15 people.

Accommodation Details: Double occupancy will be shared with an assigned same sex roommate. Please email us if you are attending with another person to request your roommate. Single occupancy may be shared at a couples rate ($455 per person). Please email us to request this option of a shared queen bed. Double occupancy: one bed may be in a private room of the cabin, the other in the shared common space. It is expected that you will retreat to your sleeping area by 10pm and will not create noise after 10PM and before 6PM. Please be mindful of your shared environment. All cabins are equipped with a kitchenette, refrigerator, and cooking utensils. The grounds and shared warm pools will be open to the public during the retreat, the pool behind the Ranch House will be reserved for retreat participants only.

Class Descriptions

Morning Practice

3 hours of Informed Fluid Flow daily: Vinyasa yoga with attention to bio-mechanical arrangements and breath, informed by therapeutic functional anatomy. Sequences of sun salutations, standing postures, backbending postures and seated postures will work up to peaks of intensity with waves of softening and release. To invigorate and cleanse the body. Expect to sweat, breath and move.

2 hours of Restorative Yoga daily: 3-5 minutes per pose, using bolsters and blocks to support the bones of the body to release into joint balance. Calming for the nervous system and therapeutic on many levels.

Mantra, meditation and journaling will be woven into the sequence of classes

About Aleta:

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 events for the past 8 years. Her classes are fluid and vibrant with the goal of awakening to the creative flow of energy and beauty within you. As and RN and experienced asana teacher she has a special ability to infuse fluid vinyasa with attentive biomechanical alignment for a healing practice with a strong underlying awareness of human anatomy and physiology. In addition to being a student of the deep and richly layered yogic traditions, Aleta practices Buddhist meditation and believes in our capacity to let go and breath in awareness and equanimity.

Punta Mita Mexico Yoga and SUP Retreat

with Rebecca Bell and Sue Fox

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