Portland Yoga Classes with instructor Mandy Kruger
As a yoga practitioner and Portland, Oregon yoga teacher Mandy Kruger is interested in drawing from the ancient teachings and integrating them holistically into Western life in a way that does not contaminate the teachings, nor merely glean from them a spirituality that lacks true inquiry. Please note that the ‘levels’ listed serve as a general guideline, but Mandy creates a practice suitable for all levels–unless of course you are a total beginner, or have injuries.
Yoga Classes Drop-in Schedule
- Tuesdays: Hatha/Vinyasa 6:00 – 7:15 pm YogaShala on N. Williams
- Wednesdays: Hatha/Vinyasa 5:45-7pm North Portland Yoga
- Fridays: Vinyasa 9:30 – 10:45 am at North Portland Yoga
- Saturdays: Vinyasa Level 1-2, 11:00am – 12:15pm Sun Gate Yoga Studio on NE Alberta
Yoga Immersions and Courses
Introduction to Shadow Yoga: Saturday, May 6th 1:30-3:30 p.m
This will be an informative workshop discussing the foundations of the Shadow Yoga practice–the preludes as a method, lineage, and approach. We will practice the chalanas (joint warm-ups), jiva chalanas, some introductory prelude work and the breath and bandhas.
Shadow Yoga Immersion: May 8th-11th, May 22-25th, June 5th-8th, June 19th-22nd
A four week immersion meant to build upon the Intro to Shadow Yoga workshop and establish a good basis in the balakrama prelude. We will also explore a specific ‘seed’ asana, or seat. Students will take-away a full practice format experience of warm-ups/chalanas, prelude, asana-vinyasa and closing practice.
What is Shadow Yoga? Founded by Zhander Remete, it is a Hatha Yoga based system that prepares the physical body and awakens the subtle body to prepare for the deeper aspects of yoga. It utilizes three forms or ‘preludes’ worked in a progressive learning format to cultivate a self-practice. The preludes work to strengthen the legs, free up the limbs and torso with circling and spiraling movements, and clear the body of energetic obstructions all supported by rhythmic breathing and bandhas. So the light of our being shines forth, guiding our way.