Workshops & Events

Ambuja Yoga hosts yoga workshops in Bend, Oregon and occasionally in other cities. Ambuja Yoga offers the following yoga workshops: Asana Clinics, Bandha, Breath & Mudra, Restorative Yoga for a Healthy Immune System, Roll & Release, and Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra.

Ambuja Yoga also participates in yoga events within the community. Check back to see upcoming yoga events.

Hand Mudras to Support Physical and Mental Health

January 30, 2017 6:30 – 8:00 pm 

hand mudras varuna

Instructor: Autumn Adams

Location: Midtown Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Everything you do with your hands is an expression of your heart and your inner state of being. Think about it: blowing a kiss, a high five in triumph, caressing a partner or cuddling a pet are all ways you express the feelings that are beating within you. Conversely, are you flipping the bird? Clenching your fist? Gripping the steering wheel? Typing frantically?

Yoga’s hand expressions are called mudras, which are said to shift energies from what we might be experiencing (stress, anger, frustration, sadness) to how we want to feel. With the stressful and often toxic pace of modern life, the ability to change your state of mind by making different shapes with your hands is nothing short of a personal superpower. And, while the physical effort is minimal, the energetic influence can be huge.

What’s Included: Brief intro and lecture of the mudras, mudra practice, and a printed handout.
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you can sit in.
What to Bring: Water, Journal and Pen
Cost: $20/pp in advance
Note: For your own comfort please do not have a large meal before the class.

** All ages and abilities are welcome. No yoga experience required.**
** Limited to 20 participants.**

Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra

Bend Oregon Yoga Nidra

February 6, 2017 6:30pm-8:00pm (Midtown Juniper Yoga)
January 13, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm (SOLD OUT)
December 9, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm (SOLD OUT)

Instructor: Autumn Adams

Location: Midtown Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Take time to slow down and reduce stress with a 120 minute quiet, contemplative candlelit restorative yoga class concluding with a beautifully led yoga nidra (yogic sleep). Autumn Adams, E-RYT 200 will lead the class through an intuitive series of restorative postures and gentle pranayama that will:

  • reduce stress
  • reduce stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper back
  • improve symptoms of fatigue
  • improve circulation
  • bring balance to the body, mind and soul
  • promote healing throughout the entire body

What’s Included: 75 Minute Restorative Yoga + 45 Minute Yoga Nidra
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you can move in.
What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Pillow and Water
Cost: $20/pp in advance; $25/pp at the door
Note: For your own comfort please do not have a large meal before the class.

** All ages and abilities are welcome.**
** Limited to 20 participants.**

To reserve your space please contact Autumn Adams or Juniper Yoga:

Autumn Adams
541.408.2884
Juniper Yoga Bend
541.389.0125
juniper@juniperyogabend.com

Alignment to Empower Your Practice Yoga Workshop

March 31-April 2, 2017

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Instructor: Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500 and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher

Location: Fitness 1440 Redmond, 3853 SW 21st St #107, Redmond, OR 97756

 

In this playful, 4 session workshop we will learn the Universal Principles of Alignment that will strengthen your practice as well as allow healing and greater ease in the asana poses. These principles and refinements of the principles align your body with its Optimal Blueprint; a place where your inner body and your outer body are aligned in the best possible way for the energy to flow.  Each session will include a philosophical explanation to compliment the physical adjustment. It is an exquisite system of alignment that you can take into all your yoga poses, thus naming it “Universal”. Intended for students of all levels. An excellent resource for teachers who want to understand the biomechanics of the body and access a therapeutic methodology for physical adjustments to enhance the yoga experience.

Friday March 31st. 6pm – 8pm Session 1: Grounding the Sky– Open to the Big Picture and bring it to your physical reality. We set the foundation for the practice with a spacious attitude and we fortify our intentions with active engagement. This is the basis for protecting our joints and allowing a place of stability for the internal expansion to happen.

Saturday April 1st , 11am-1:30pm  Session 2: Spiral into your core values- Using the body’s natural ability to spiral inward, we connect deeply into the pelvic core allowing a freedom in the hips and relief in the lower back. Great for knees too!

Saturday April 1st,  3:30- 6pm Session 3: Standing Strong- With an emphasis on aligning the lower body and establishing core connection, we set the foundation for freedom of the spine.

Sunday April 2nd,  11am-1:30pm Session 4: Trust in the Universal, Deeper expression of the Heart. Upper body alignment supports shoulders, neck and the ability to experience the back body as a source of support for opening of the heart.

Price: All 4 sessions, $100, Early bird,(one week prior) $85. Individual classes, $30 or $25 Early bird. Highly recommended to take all 4 as they build upon each other.

Guest Instructor

Peggy Profant, E-RYT 500, and Certified Anusara Yoga Teacher, Is on a lifelong path of yoga and taking its insightful teachings into all areas of her life. She first discovered the practice in 1980 and began teaching it to others in 1997. Ashtanga, Iyengar and Anusara are the schools in which have influenced her practice. As one who lives courageously from her heart, she passionately teaches her classes with meaningful yogic themes while keeping a keen attention to alignment. In addition to yoga, being in nature and with her family is where she finds her deepest joy and peace. Peggy is owner and director of Om Shala Yoga in Arcata and has been leading workshops, retreats and trainings since 2002.

Space is limited!  To register email: Toni Acevedo tonikayacevedo@gmail.com

Questions please call Toni 541-20-4448

Beginner’s Yoga Workshop in Bend, Oregon

June 4, 2016 12:00-2:00pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams

Location: Midtown Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Are you new to yoga? Intimidated by the so-called All-Levels classes? Or have been practicing for awhile, but still need clarification? This introductory workshop will help you feel confident and safe in a larger group yoga class.

This class will cover:

  • Sun Salutations (Classical and A)
  • Fundamental Warrior Poses
  • Introductory Backbends
  • Introductory Balance Postures
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Modifications and Props

What’s Included: 2.5 hrs. of yoga instruction and a handout of basic asana postures
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes that you can move in. Be mindful that you will be moving around, so test your outfit beforehand to make sure you won’t be showing more than you’re comfortable with.
What to Bring: Water, pen/pencil, and a yoga mat if you have one (we have some you can borrow)
Investment:$30 Drop-in; $25 Pre-registration

http://www.juniperyogabend.com/yoga-studio-bend-oregon/yoga-workshops-and-events

Preregister here: Juniper Yoga Bend or 541-389-0125

Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra

April 15, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm
May 13, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm
June 10, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams

Location: Midtown Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

As the seasons begin to shift and the kids go back to school take time to slow down and reduce stress with a 120 minute quiet, contemplative candlelit restorative yoga class. Autumn Adams, RYT 200 will lead the class through an intuitive series of restorative postures and gentle pranayama that will:

  • reduce stress
  • reduce stiffness in the neck, shoulders and upper back
  • improve symptoms of fatigue
  • improve circulation
  • bring balance to the body, mind and soul
  • promote healing throughout the entire body

What’s Included: 75 Minute Candlelit Restorative Yoga + 45 Minute Yoga Nidra
What to Wear: Comfortable clothes you can move in.
What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Pillow and Water
Cost: $20/pp in advance; $25/pp at the door
Note: For your own comfort please do not have a large meal before the class.

** All ages and abilities are welcome.**
** Limited to 20 participants.**

To reserve your space please contact Autumn Adams or Juniper Yoga:

Autumn Adams
541.408.2884
Juniper Yoga Bend
541.389.0125
juniper@juniperyogabend.com

Previous Yoga Workshops & Events

Refine Your Practice:
Bandha, Breath & Mudra Yoga Workshop

April 30, 2016 12:00pm-2:30pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT

Location: Midtown Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Demystify bandhas, breath & mudra and learn how to integrate them into your yoga practice. A short lecture to introduce the concepts will be followed by an experiential practice. Learn the subtleties of jalandhara bandha, mula bandha, uddiyana bandha & maha bandha (incorporating them into mudras for the entire body), basic mudras of the hands and different pranayamas and their energetic effects.

Students will need a basic knowledge of alignment principles in asana as basic alignment will not be emphasized during this workshop.

Candlelight Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra Workshop

January 15, 2016 7:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT

Location: Broken Top Club 62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend, OR 97702

Now that the holidays are over it’s time to renew our self-care practices. Autumn Adams, RYT 200 will lead the class through a gentle series of restorative postures, soothing pranayama and quieting yoga nidra.

Yoga Basics: Yoga Workshop for Beginners
January 16, 2016, 12:00-2:30 pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT

Location: Juniper Yoga Bend, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Are you new to yoga? Intimidated by the so-called All-Levels classes? Or have been practicing for awhile, but still need clarification? This introductory workshop will help you feel confident and safe in a larger group yoga class.

This class will cover:

  • Sun Salutations (Classical, A and B)
  • Fundamental Warrior Poses
  • Introductory Backbends
  • Introductory Balance Postures
  • Yogic Breathing
  • Modifications and Props

Cost: $30 at the door; $25 registered in advance

Holistic Yoga Flow + Marma Point Self Massage Yoga Workshop
July 11, 2015 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Instructor: Autumn Adams
Location:Max Fitness Bend, 61470 South Highway 97 #3, Bend, OR 97702

Yoga instructor Autumn Adams will lead the class through a series of self-massage exercises that stimulate and massage the Marma points of the body using tennis balls, yoga blocks and other yoga props. A Marma point (117 in total) is defined as an anatomical site where two or more types of body tissues come together (muscles, veins, bones, ligaments, etc.). Like acupuncture, these points correlate with different internal organs and systems of the body.

The Marma Point Self Massage will help relieve tension accumulated from weight lifting, poor posture and muscular imbalance in the back, neck and shoulders.  In addition, to releasing tension and tightness in the sacrum, glutes, IT band, hamstrings, calves, and particularly the feet. After the Marma Point Self Massage, the class will move into a gentle all-level yoga flow, which Autumn likes to call Holistic Flow or “feel good yoga”. Marma Point Self Massage reduces muscular tightness and tension and improves circulation of blood and lymph, improves energy, and reduces the symptoms caused by a stressful, fast paced life style. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of physical fitness. No yoga experience necessary!

To reserve your space please contact Autumn Adams or Max Fitness Bend.

Autumn
autumn@ambujayoga.com
541-408-2884

Restorative Yoga for a Healthy Immune System Yoga Workshop
December 6, 2014 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT 200
Location:Juniper Yoga, 369 NE Revere Ave., Bend, Oregon 97701

Stay healthy this cold and flu season with a restorative yoga class that will keep those cold bugs away. This two hour yoga class will focus on asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) that will boost the immune system, increase vital energy and reduce stress. This workshop will give you the tools you need to stay healthy all winter long AND as a bonus Autumn will share some of her favorite recipes for a healthy immune system.

The asanas and pranayama exercises will:

  • Relieve sinus and nasal congestion
  • Reduce stiffness in the muscles of the back, neck and shoulders
  • Increase blood flow to the thymus
  • Increase circulation to the entire body
  • Boost the effectiveness of the lymphatic system by relaxing the body and allowing the lymph to move freely
  • Aid in removing toxins from the body
  • Reduce stress and create a clear, calm mind

Autumn Adams, RYT 200 is a Yoga Alliance registered Hatha Yoga Instructor. Autumn utilizes her knowledge in anatomy to create fun classes that gently challenge her students. Her love of yoga extends beyond the asana and pranayama practice and enjoys incorporating snippets of yoga philosophy into her classes to create a space and palce of acceptance, gratitude, and ahimsa(non-harming).

Restorative Yoga for a Healthy Immune System (Broken Top Club members)
November 22, 2014 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT 200
Location:Broken Top Club62000 Broken Top Drive, Bend, OR 97702

** This event is reserved for Members of the Broken Top Club.**
Broken Top Club
541-383-8200
brokentopclub@brokentop.com
62000 Broken Top Drive
Bend, OR 97702

Beginner’s Yoga Series/Fundamentals of Hatha Yoga Workshop
October 1-29, 2014 & November 5-December 3, 2014

Wednesday Afternoons 12-1:15pm

Instructor: Autumn Adams, RYT200
Studio: Yoga Indigo 924 NW Brooks St. #102, Bend, OR 97701

This 5 Week Yoga Series is dedicated to the beginning student. This series introduces the fundamentals of asana (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation in an intimate setting where each individual can have fun exploring their new yoga practice. Each session builds on the previous session to gently introduce new yoga postures while building balance, strength and flexibility.

Class themes are as follows:

Week 1  Sun Salutations and Warrior Poses
Week 2 Standing Postures and Balancing Postures
Week 3 Backbends and Forward Bends
Week 4 Inversions, Twists, and Meditation
Week 5 Preparation for Arm Balances  and Integration of all the topics studied

**Class size is limited to six students, reservation requested.**

Cost: $68/ 5 Class Pass or $15 Drop-In. Please email or call ahead to reserve your space. Autumn accepts Cash (please bring exact amount, Check, Credit/Debit, and Paypal.

To make a reservation for this unique yoga experience or for more information:

Contact Autumn Adams
email: autumn@ambujayoga.com
phone: 541.408.2884