Hatha Yoga Classes

These classes focus on traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques that cultivate clarity of mind and trust in the body. Gently build strength and improve your flexibility through a slower pace and deep holds. Only the most gentle back bends and inversions are introduced, so all levels of practitioner will feel at home, including beginners. You will leave class feeling more physically and mentally relaxed, balanced and grounded. Laela offers this style of yoga class at Yoga NW and The Hawthorne Movement Center.

Laela teaches Hatha All Heart Yoga classes at The Hawthorne Movement Center, 3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd, located behind the main building in a lovely garden studio.

Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:30 pm
Thursday mornings 10-11:30 am

Drop-in or pay in advance online. Class card packages for discounted prices are available.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a passive yoga practice that works deeply into the body with longer-held poses, focusing on the lower part of the body. Yin yoga targets the tissues of the body, releasing the fascia, lengthening and appropriately stressing the joints and bones, improving joint mobility. This is not a complex physical practice but the longer held poses can become challenging physically and mentally. Energetically Yin Yoga improves the flow of energy of the body, working with the meridian lines and enhancing the flow of chi (qi), bringing health to the whole body. Yin is a wonderful complement to active physical practices and release from the constant striving and business of life. Opposed to other goal-oriented practices, this practice is one of “allowing” and cultivating inner stillness. 

Laela offers personal modifications to her students so they can practice safely and comfortably. She provides a calm and friendly atmosphere, sharing insights, poetry and other readings for inspiration, encouraging self-acceptance as personal growth.

Laela’s Yin Classes are being currently offered Wednesdays + Fridays 3:30-5 pm
Yoga Bhoga 4220 SE Belmont Street, Portland