Yoga

Welcome to Yoga at Xenana Spa

Xenana is a warm, inclusive center for nourishing the body, mind, and spirit. For years we’ve been in the heart of SE Clinton Street  offering massage and skincare, and we are so happy to add the yoga practice to our healing space. Our instructors are offering simple, honest, beautiful, and grounded practice 5 days a week; and while each one is coming from their own unique relationship with the yoga practice, you can expect to be in an authentic experience with your own practice and your own bodymind in our lovely lofted space. Just like with massage and skincare, it is our priority to meet you where you are. 

We invite you to practice with us! Please enjoy a 10% discount when you purchase a 10 class card* using the code XENANAYOGA at checkout.

Let’s practice together.

As a health and wellness facility during covid, we are keeping our class sizes small and ask for online registration ahead of time. Health and wellbeing for all is the ground floor here, and so for now, we continue to wear masks.

*class cards expire after 6 months. 

New Student Special (two weeks unlimited) … $25
Community Class … $1-15
Drop In … $15
5 Class … $75
10 Class … $130

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Community Classes: Sunday evening, Monday evening, Saturday afternoon

These are sliding-scale, donations-based community classes. Suggested donations $1-15, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. A balanced and clearing hatha-based practice: whether the work day has come to an end or is soon to begin, this practice will support you in the resource of inhabiting your bodymind, your interior cosmos, and your place in the infinite web of all things by inquiring into the breath and the wisdom of your own body. Please see the instructor bio for a more clarified understanding of the nuances of the practice they’ll offer.

Classes

Hatha Flow

Grounding, Strengthening
A
strong, stabilizing hatha-based practice that will support you and ground you into your day with balanced emphasis on breath, bodymind, and clear focus.

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Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow
A riverine practice of somatic inquiry and the alternating current of the breath transforms the movement practice into a dynamic, thoughtfully sequenced expression of embodiment. Predicated on the foundation of creation and dissolution, we’ll skilfully explore the way we inhabit movement, transition, and stillness. Please see the instructor bio for a more clarified nuance of the practice they’ll offer.

Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow
A riverine practice of somatic inquiry and the alternating current of the breath transforms the movement practice into a dynamic, thoughtfully sequenced expression of embodiment. Predicated on the foundation of creation and dissolution, we’ll skilfully explore the way we inhabit movement, transition, and stillness. Please see the instructor bio for a more clarified nuance of the practice they’ll offer.

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Slow Flow

Restorative
A balanced and clearing hatha-based practice: whether the work day has come to an end or is soon to begin, this late day practice will support you in the resource of inhabiting your bodymind, your interior cosmos, and your place in the infinite web of all things by inquiring into the breath and the wisdom of your own body. Please see the instructor bio for a more clarified understanding of the nuances of the practice they’ll offer.

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Meditation

Movement, Stillness
In this class we’ll explore warming, generous movement and and breath practices that will prepare the bodymind for to rest into what we so often call stillness.

Meditation

Movement, Stillness
In this class we’ll explore warming, generous movement and and breath practices that will prepare the bodymind for to rest into what we so often call stillness.

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Cary Spaeth

Cary has been a student of yoga for more than half her life, and began formally sharing her practice with others after hours in the cafe where she worked as a barista. In 2011 she met her teacher, and one year later received her teaching certification. For about 10 years she stewarded North Portland Yoga, and is delighted to be emerging back into the world of in-person classes here at Yoga At Xenana. Cary’s practice is inspired by the strong beauty of the Shadow School of Yoga (in the lineage of classical Hatha yoga) and the intelligence of curiosity, and offers a warm, supportive space for exploration. She trusts that each of our bodies contain within them the evolutionary wisdom of the ever expanding cosmos, and is honored to hold space for your practice to happen.

Elayna Caron

Elayna has been teaching for seven years and has dedicated her practice to making Yoga accessible. She has completed multiple trauma-informed trainings and has taught in underserved populations such as women’s shelters and juvenile detention centers. Elayna has found purpose in examining the westernization and exclusivity of yoga, and changing the discourse around what kind of body is a Yoga body. Her teaching comes from the foundations, and she teaches to everyone. She is engaged in the energy of the room, and is able to meet not only herself, but whomever she is with in the moment. Elayna is thrilled to hold and care for your experience with these practices here at Yoga At Xenana.

Julia Tillinghast

Julia shares their therapeutic offerings with the loving intention of their guidance being safe, accessible, restorative, strengthening, and sustainable. They understand somatic awareness to be experiencing the body in the present moment, as is, and orients all of their classes around that central focus. Julia has experience and training teaching yoga to older adults, people who are pregnant and postpartum, and can offer adaptations. Julia is also a poet, a teacher of college english, and a parent to two kids! They are so happy to be here in the loft, offering their beautiful practice to the community at Yoga At Xenana.

Heather Jones

Heather is here to make the yoga practice accessible for everyone, in any way that she can. After receiving her RYT certification in 2013 she continued her studies with Anna Guest-Jelley to become the first Curvy Yoga Certified Teacher in the Portland area. While Heather understands Life to be her primary teacher, she attributes and honors Jivana Heyman, the founder of Accessible Yoga, with being a very strong influence on her teaching. Heather is a fierce advocate for healthy body image and autonomy, and enjoys working with people from all walks of life, particularly those who otherwise have felt unsure, unseen, or shut out in previous yoga and movement experiences. Please read more about this glorious woman’s offerings on our website.

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