Always a student…

by Liz in Fitness, Workshops, Yoga

This December marks 10 years that I’ve been practicing yoga. Ten years. Woah, that’s kind of crazy to me. After 10 years of doing something, you’d think I’ve mastered it. Well, I’ll be the first to tell you that is far, very far, from the truth. The beauty of yoga is that there’s always more to learn. New poses to build towards, funky transitions to play with, changes in your body to navigate. Even the most advanced of practitioners are always working with things in their practices. And just because someone is a “teacher” or has gone through any training doesn’t mean …

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Do yoga, support the Gorge!

by jamie in Fitness, Yoga

Support the Gorge

If you’re feeling as devastated by the wildfires that raged across our beautiful Columbia River Gorge as I am, and keep finding yourself asking the question, how can I help?  Well, here’s your chance. Flex & Flow is teaming up with other Mississippi Ave businesses to host a day dedicated to supporting, rebuilding, and restoring the Columbia River Gorge. On Monday, September 25, we’re asking Portland yogis to come in and do yoga with us and we’ll donate $1 for every yogi who comes to class to Friends of the Gorge. It’s that simple. We’ll have all of our regularly …

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It’s going to be a sunny, sweaty weekend!

by Liz in Fitness, Yoga

This weekend is Memorial Day weekend! AND it looks like it’s going to be sunny, warm, and absolutely GORGEOUS! We will have a modified schedule Friday – Monday for the holiday weekend, so check below or on ZenPlanner when planning your weekend yoga dates. See you on the mat! Let’s get sweaty! Friday 6pm is cancelled. All other classes are regularly scheduled. Saturday 9:30am Power Vinyasa with Liz Sunday 9:30am Power Vinyasa with Nicci 5:45pm Power Vinyasa with Nicci Monday 9am Vinyasa with Josephine 12pm Power Vinyasa with Nicci 6:45pm Power Vinyasa with Jamie Sign up here!

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Yoga: are you doing it right?

by jamie in Fitness, Yoga

New to yoga

I have a feeling I speak for many yoga instructors but I can say with some certainty that at Flex & Flow, there’s almost nothing we love more than when new students – both new to our studio and to the practice of yoga – come through our doors, eager to begin their practice. There’s something so special about those first few classes; it’s almost magical to watch a student begin to connect their breath to their movements. It’s amazing to watch them start to feel confident on their mat, to move with intention and love. Sometimes I watch my …

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Flow, roll, rest, repeat!

by Liz in Fitness, Workshops, Yoga

This Sunday night, in place of our normally scheduled Active Restoration, Liz will be leading a Myofascial Release body rolling class! Myo-whosit-whatnow?! Let’s talk theory and anatomy for just a second. All of our muscles are encased by a layer of fascia. As we move and go about our lives, as we use our muscles in any and all capacities, those layers of fascia rub together and get stuck. The only way to release those stuck layers is through friction, like deep tissue massage. Or body rolling! This won’t be a class you can sleep through, to be sure, but …

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