Bud Skiba “Retires”
Bud Skiba has decided to take a break from teaching weekly yoga classes beginning spring session 2012. We will miss Bud’s smiling face! He will still substitute teach classes and attend classes as well. Thank you Bud for all of your teaching at Sunset Yoga Center.
Jennifer Shonk Passes Iyengar Yoga Assessment
Jen Shonk has upgraded her certifcation status to Intermediate Junior I. Jen joins only a few others in the Portland area with this level of certification. Congratulations Jen!
Karin Brown Passes Iyengar Yoga Assessment
Karin Brown, Sunset Yoga Center teacher has successfully passed her Introductory II Iyengar Yoga assessment. This means Karin is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. Congratulations to Karin!
Sunset Yoga Center now has seven certified Iyengar Yoga instructors, the most in the State of Oregon.
We have completed our move
On Monday March 28th, we opened for classes in our new location. We are very excited about our new light-filled space. Read our press release about the move here. SYC_moving_press-release_3-25-11
Sunset Yoga Center in the News – Again!
We are fortunate to have another great article written about us. Click here to read the story.
Sunset Yoga Center in the News
Four Sunset Yoga Center teachers were recently featured in the local newspaper, The Valley Times. Click here to read the story
We are moving!
In late March, Sunset Yoga Center will be moving to a new location in Cedar Mill, at 12923 NW Cornell Road. We are extremely excited about our new space and the chance to be part of a vibrant community. Watch the website for updates about our move. We have tentatively planned to have our first classes in the space on March 27th.
Four Sunset Yoga Center Teachers Head to India for a Month of Study
Felicity Green once said, “Practice is more important than teaching.” Four Sunset Yoga Center teachers are headed to India for the month of August to take this advice to heart. All will be studying at the Ramani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune with the Iyengar family and other teachers. They all look forward to the unique opportunity of immersing themselves in the practice of yoga.
When asked to express their hopes and expectations of the trip, each had a different answer.
Barb Steif: For this second trip to India, I plan to focus on the joy of practice for the sake of practice as well as improvement of certain asanas from the Intermediate teachers’ syllabus. I expect there will be time to integrate practice with reading the sutras. I also plan to visit with the Indian teachers who were in Portland for the convention. I will bring requested items to an orphanage and expect to see a different side of Indian society by visiting their residence and school. As I will be staying with friends, I know that sharing our learning will help to deepen the yoga experience. And I want to be open to the unexpected, which usually means meeting people and getting to know them. Last but not least, this will be my first experience of the monsoon: reminiscent of Portland in June, only warm!
Karin Brown: I am trying to go to India with as few expectations as possible. I would like to remain open to whatever happens and enjoy and experience the culture. As for yoga, I would like to take in as much as possible, without pressure, to improve my personal practice and my teaching. I know that I will grow as a person.
Jen Shonk: I am looking forward to the time that I get to focus on yoga and reviving my practice. I hope to not only develop a deeper understanding for my personal practice but also to absorb lessons I can bring back to my students and fellow teachers.
Nina Pileggi: This will be my second trip to Pune. I hope to be less overwhelmed by the experience this time. I know my practice and understanding of yoga has changed in the last two years, and I look forward to the intensity and personal growth this trip will provide. Like Barb, I am excited to visit with the Indian teachers who came to Portland for the convention.
Nina Pileggi was recently featured in the Valley Times newspaper.
Click here to read about how Nina started with yoga and the history of Sunset Yoga Center.
Pictures from Sunset Yoga Center’s 10th birthday party:
Sunset Yoga Center Fall 2009 assessment results
Sunset Yoga Center had three teachers particpate in assessments given by the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (IYNAUS). All three of our teachers passed! Congratulations to:
Karin Brown – passed Teacher in Training
Amy Duncan – passed Teacher in Training
Nina Pileggi – passed Intermediate Junior II
Nina’s Blog – Trip to Pune, India
Nina traveled to Pune, India in August 2008 to study with the Iyengar family. Follow Nina’s trip and yoga adventures at her blog! Click here to link to Nina’s blog.
Nina has now posted her pictures to Shutterfly. Click here to see Nina’s India Pictures.