Welcome to Sunset Yoga Center!
Our yoga center is organized to bring you a great way to learn yoga. We provide all the yoga equipment and our yoga studio is a beautiful, simple space to take class. We are a small personal yoga center, and we value each and every student. Our students are all ages, sizes, genders and abilities levels, you will feel welcome.
We offer several ways to get started: Our level 1, and gentle classes are all suitable for beginners. We also offer specialty classes – prenatal or neck/back/shoulders yoga that might fit your needs.
We are happy to offer you individualized advice to help you decide what class is right for you. Give us a call at 503.539.4504 or email us with your questions.
The following FAQ answers questions about classes at Sunset Yoga Center.
Do I need to be flexible to start classes?
Absolutely not! We work with “your body today” and students of all ability levels are gently challenged.
Do you only work on flexibility?
Increased flexibility is only one of the benefits you can receive through yoga practice. Yoga also promotes strength, balance, relaxation and confidence!
How are your classes structured?
You can join ongoing level 1, gentle and prenatal classes at any time. Every class is different from the one before it, so you are always learning! You have the same teacher every week, so that your teacher gets to know you and your body. This enhances your learning experience. We welcome new students anytime.
Our core strength classes are offered on a eight week session basis. Preregistration is required for the core strength classes.
How often do I need to come to class?
We believe that attending classes at least once a week is the best way to learn. Yoga can be a daily practice, and the benefits are more evident with more regular practice. Therefore, more that one class a week can be extremely beneficial, as well as a regular home practice.
What style of yoga do you teach?
We teach Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar Yoga focuses on the body’s natural alignment to promote healthy joints, bones and muscles. Iyengar Yoga also uses “props” so that every student can work on every pose at their own capacity. Iyengar Yoga also teaches concentration and focus as well as relaxation. Finally, Iyengar Yoga teachers are trained in the art of sequencing – the class is structured to maximize your learning and understanding in a sequence of poses that warms you up, and then cools you down.
How are your teachers trained?
To be effective teachers, yoga teachers need to have their own personal practice, as well as training from senior teachers. Our teachers are all highly trained in the Iyengar Yoga tradition and are required to continue their professional education with regular classes and further training. This ensures you a safe class, and the most recent, effective teaching techniques. Our teachers are supportive, and our environment is safe and welcoming.
How do I get started?
You can start with our level 1 or gentle classes. All of these classes are geared for beginning students. This fall we are also offering an eight week introduction to yoga class. This eight week class starts Friday September 15 from noon -1pm.
Because we are a small yoga center, we do not have office staff available at all times. You are important to us, so please call us or email and we will be sure to connect with you to discuss your needs.