Naked Men’s Yoga
For anyone who goes to yoga to let go, this is the class
for you. An exercise in stretching spiritual flexibility to new limits,
Naked Men’s Yoga removes the last barrier o
Locally made yoga gear for your practice, on and off the mat.
1. Inner Fire Design
Mythala mandala, $54; yoga mat bag, $64; etsy.com/shop/innerfiredesign.
Inner Fire Design was established in 1998
by Cassi Rei Shenoa, who began sewing at age 10. Shenoa speci
A guide to navigating five different types of Portland yoga studios.
Kick Your Asana
How to spot it: You
arrive in a lobby with all the charm of a Starbucks location and need a
scan card to get into class. Two or three simple class types, like
“slow” or “f
In Portland, yoga began with talks. As early as 1912,
when this was a city of 200,000 people, enlightened Portlanders gathered
in a grand old building across from today’s Paranoid Park. Clad in
A toxin-filled writer sweats it out during 30 days of Bikram yoga.
Wiping the sweat from my brow, I bend forward, fingers
interlocked, and kick my right leg back. I’m ostensibly trying to form a
“T” but I’ve managed only a cursive “J.” This is not goi
The People’s Yoga
3016 NE Killingsworth St., 4940 NE 16th St., and 4210 SE Belmont St., the peoplesyoga.org
All classes, $8
The Movement Center
1021 NE 33rd Ave., mcyoga.com
Yoga classes for nudists, booty shakers and cheapskates, plus local gear and a field guide to Portland yoga studios.
When it comes to yoga, Portland isn’t the “most” anything.
We don’t have the
most studios per capita. Or teachers. We don’t have scads of
Lululemon-armored yogalebrities offering swank