Yoga Workshops & Events
At The Yoga Lab we offer opportunities for our students, and ourselves, to go deeper into the practice with rich, fun, in depth yoga workshops and retreats.
- Birthing From Within Mini Weekend Workshop October 10-11
- Punta Mita Mexico Yoga & SUP Retreat November 11-15
Summer Lake Hotsprings Yoga Retreat Sept 2016
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BIRTHING FROM WITHIN MINI WEEKEND WORKSHOP
October 10 + 11, 2015 Saturday and Sunday | 1-4pm | The Yoga Lab | $75/couple advance | $85 after Oct 3
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.
Topics explored in Workshops:
- 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.
Read more about Catherina here.
Punta Mita Mexico Yoga & SUP Retreat
with Rebecca Bell & Sue Fox
November 11-15, 2015
Join us for four days of yoga, paddle boarding and locally sourced food in lovely Punta Mita, Mexico on November 11-15, 2015 with Rebecca Bell and Sue Fox.
Pricing for this retreat is $1600.00 early bird until July 15th and $1750 after July 15th.
Your adventure begins Wednesday evening with a welcome dinner compliments of Cinco rooftop cafe. You’ll meet your instructors and new friends while eating incredible, locally sourced food. At this time, we can book extra activities such as massage, area hikes and the wonderful boat excursion out to Marietta island.
Each day will begin with an optional sunrise meditation followed by a two-hour vinyasa yoga class instructed by Rebecca Bell. A hearty breakfast will be provided to refuel you for a day of lounging on the beach, poking around Punta Mita, or nearby Salyulita. Then in the afternoon it’s hitting the water with Sue Fox for a fun and instructive session on your paddle board followed by a restorative yoga class to unwind your body and sooth your soul. Three dinners will be provided by Cinco and one group dinner out at a local restaurant.
There will be plenty of unscheduled time for site-seeing, swimming, shopping, fishing or doing absolutely nothing. This is YOUR trip and we encourage you to ride the waves of your consciousness wherever it takes you.
Summer Lake Hotsprings Yoga Retreat
September 2016 – Dates TBA
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.
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.
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.
Mantra, meditation and journaling will be woven into the sequence of classes
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.
Workshops Cancellation Policy