Yoga classes with Laela Wilding

Practice Yoga with Laela Wilding


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Laela’s Current Schedule:

Mondays 7-8:15 pm – Gentle Yoga
Yoga Bhoga on Belmont St

Tuesdays 12-1 – Flow 1
Yoga NW

Wednesdays 3:30 – Yin Yoga
Yoga Bhoga on Belmont St

Wednesdays 7-8:15 pm – Gentle Yoga
Yoga Bhoga on Belmont St

Thursdays 9:30-11:00 am – Hatha
Opening to Life, 3942 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Thursdays 12-1 – Strength & Stability
Yoga NW

Laela’s classes focus on traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques to 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.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga is a passive yoga practice that works deeply into the body with longer-held poses – targeting the body’s tissues, releasing the fascia, lengthening and appropriately stressing the joints and bones, and 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 Class is being currently offered Wednesdays 3:30-5 pm
Yoga Bhoga 4220 SE Belmont Street, Portland

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Private Sessions

The private setting allows for a completely individualized experience, and is beneficial for all students. Based on your goals, we will develop a practice specifically to meet your needs. Laela also offers the healing energy of Reiki, an energetic technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki can be integrated into the private yoga session or as a stand-alone practice.

Together we can:

  • learn the basics of yoga

  • develop personalized sequences, attuned to your needs

  • build strength and flexibility, reduce stress, and deepen self-awareness

  • focus on alignment

  • expand your home practice

  • practice pranayama and meditation

  • harmonize your subtle energy bodies through Reiki

Yoga can lead to greater self-confidence, a deepening trust in one’s own instincts and wisdom. The practice helps one maintain a sense of strength and serenity, a counterbalance to the stress and worry that can be so all-consuming. Laela will help you deepen your connection to body, mind and spirit.

The first step is to get in touch to set up an appointment. Secondly we will begin the evaluation process – a discussion about your health history, interests and goals. From there we will begin to develop a personal practice just for YOU. Pricing is $60 per hour, sessions can vary in length and frequency.

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About Laela

Laela Wilding is a curious and patient practitioner and teacher of yoga. Her Hatha classes follow a slower pace with a focus on alignment to easily access the benefits of each pose, bringing more strength and balance to each student. The Yin classes offer the opportunity for the body to rest and rejuvenate with time for quiet contemplation and deep relaxation. Laela creates an environment that encourages each student to deepen their own practice, free from self-criticism, accessing love and compassion. Her teaching style is enthusiastic, warm, and accessible to students of all levels. Laela has been teaching yoga classes in Portland since 2017. She received her 200 hour yoga teacher training at Yoga Bhoga, Yin yoga training with Bernie Clark, Accessible Yoga Training with Amber Karnes, Yoga Nidra with Michele Loew. Laela continues to learn and holds gratitude for her many other talented teachers and mentors. Laela grew up in Portland, has a family including 2 kids 2 cats and 2 dogs, works as a graphic designer and is an advocate for people living with HIV.