yoga Classes in Portland

Bethany Athletic Club has a wide variety of Yoga classes to suit every need and fitness level. Open to all members!

Yoga Classes Portland

 

The yoga scene in Portland is prolific and endless. If you’re just getting started in your practice, it can be positively overwhelming!

On the west side, Bethany Athletic Club offers a variety of classes for every aspiring yogi, no matter where they’re at in their journey. It doesn’t matter if you’re just beginning or you have experience and desire a wider variety of fitness classes, you’ll find the perfect yoga class at BAC to fit your pace!

 

Yoga Class at Bethany Athletic Club

We are excited to have an athletic facility that’s able to accommodate several different options for those looking for yoga classes. Be sure to look for these classes on the class schedule:

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  • Deep Release Yoga

    Feel rejuvenated after this class for restorative yoga that’s fused with mysofacial release. Your instructor will expertly guide you through the movements and yoga poses that are designed to release tension in your fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, bones and nerves.

  • Gentle Yoga

    A gently paced, restorative class that places the main focus on your breathing, posture, flexibility, strength, and balance. This is a perfect class for mature adults, those needing to take it easier on their bodies, and anyone else seeking 55 minutes of peaceful movement.

  • Iyengar Yoga

    This is a form of Hatha Yoga that places emphasis on precision and alignment in performative posture (asana) and breath control (pranyama). Develop strength, mobility, and stability through the asanas as you are aided by props like belts, blocks, and blankets.

  • Meditative Yoga

    Quiet your mind, relax, and embrace the beauty of silence as you sync your mindbody experience. Using props like yoga belts and blocks to encourage proper alignment and reducing your risk of pain or injury, you will be guided through Iyengar yoga poses to do the yoga of meditation.

  • Vinyasa Flow

    If you’re desiring a yoga class that can get you energized while building strength and flexibility, you’ve found your people. Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement” and is designed to seamlessly sync your breath to your body’s movement. Continued movements from one yoga pose to another adds cardiovascular benefits while raising the temperature of your core. This upbeat, creative yoga practice will keep you in the moment as you learn to move into and out of poses gracefully. 

  • Yin/Yang Yoga

    Practice balance and strength in a class that moves at a slow and steady pace. Yin/Yang Yoga teaches you to focus on breathing while holding poses to target connective tissue and muscle engagement. Yin/Yang Yoga works to combine energies to improve your fitness while also promoting healing and relaxation.

  • Yoga Basics

    We welcome beginners! Learn basic yoga poses, technique, and alignment while you improve your balance, flexibility, and strength.

  • Yoga Flow

    This class is a Vinyasa-based yoga class that moves you through the power of breath. The class incorporates energetic movement through a series of poses so that you experience a sense of fluid motion. Feel yourself move through the poses with strength and grace.

Can beginners join in?

Absolutely! Anyone can join a class and get a great workout. Our instructors are very experienced and can modify the ride to suit you. We recommend coming to the cycle studio ten minutes before class so that the instructor can help fit the bike to your body.

how to get the most out of yoga class

Yoga practice can take many forms- you could attend a weekly hot yoga class to daily Iyengar sessions and still spend five minutes in restorative poses before you go to bed at night. No matter where your yogi journey takes you, there are steps you can take to have a more meaningful practice, both on and off the mat. 

1) Get out of your comfort zone: do more than Asana!

Western yoga practices revolve around the asana (physical postures), which is a mistake. Yoga is traditionally more of a spiritual practice that revolves around the mind and body connection more than the physicality of exercise.

In fact asana was developed to help ready your body for meditation- it wasn’t meant to be a practice on tis own. If you really want to deepen your relationship with your yoga practice, studying and practicing other parts of yoga- things like meditation, breath work (pranayama), and the yamas and niyamas will open you to the vast world revolving around yoga (hint: it’s much deeper than asana).

2) Practice Yoga at Home
It’s true- most Western yogis start practicing yoga by attending classes at a gym or studio, but doing yoga in your own space can take your practice to another level. Having the support of a yoga teacher is an incredible experience, but bringing your practice home allows you to develop an intimate connection with yoga. 

Practicing at home means that you have the freedom to experiment, spend longer in poses that you absolutely love, and develop a practice tailored to you. New students often shy away from practicing on their own at home because it’s intimidating, but start small. You can begin at home by practicing basic poses, focusing on yin or restorative poses, or even just repeat something from class.

 

3) Move Slowly Into (and Out Of) Your Yoga Practice

 

Today’s lifestyle is 100% built on busyness and connectivity. It’s easy to default into running into the class at the last minute before class starts and checking your phone before you even roll your mat back up. We strongly urge our members attending yoga classes at Bethany Athletic Club to show up a few minutes early and get prepared and spend a few minutes after class reflecting and really taking a moment to try and hold onto that post-yoga glow for as long as possible. 

 

Choose your membership.

Our most popular plans at Bethany Athletic Club are our family memberships.

We also offer couple’s and Individual Memberships! Please call us for more details.

Standard Family Membership

$ 169
99
Month. $400 Enrollment
  • Full Access to Club
  • $10 for Guest Passes
  • $10 for 3 Hours of Childcare
  • $20 for Small Group Training

Premium Family Membership

$ 219
99
Month. $400 Enrollment
  • Full Access to Club
  • 4 Free Guest Passes
  • FREE Childcare at Kid Central
  • 10% off Personal Training & Swimming Packages
  • And More!
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