Liquify Your Limits
Yoga • Meditation • Live Pedal Steel Guitar • Writing • Give Back
Postponed to the Fall!
Friday night • 6-9pm
A Benefit for Portland Chapter of Surfrider Foundation
$70 General | $35 Seva (Limit 5)
Yoga Only • 9:30am-12pm • $50
Yoga on Yamhill, Portland
Internationally Acclaimed Master Yoga Teachers
And Special Musical Guest on Pedal Steel Guitar
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean."
– Ryunosuke Satoro
On Friday, April 24th, please join us for a very special SoulJour Experience featuring internationally renowned master yoga teachers from Italy, Francesca Cassia & Roberto Milletti alongside one of Portland’s finest musicians, Paul Brainard, gracing us on pedal steel.
Water draws strength on its unceasing flow. Flowing water never stagnates. In its motion water becomes adaptable to any form. Spring is the time of dampness. It’s also a time for renewal and growth. In order to get to light of summer, we must push through the dark of winter. When we spend quality time outside our comfort zone, that’s where the magic happens! Through movement, meditation, and a writing activity, Roberto, Cassia, Paul and SoulJour's founder, Ashley Melin, will take our souls on an exploratory, transformational journey filled with joy and healing.
Then Saturday, April 25, Roberto & Francesca lead a deep dive class for those wanting more Yoga and meditation. We'll explore the in greater detail the concept of Santosha – what it means to find contentment in a sea of distraction in today's world. They'll masterfully guide a movement practice combining martial arts & yoga fluidity followed by a meditation.
What happens when masters in their craft come together for the first time?
We'll find out!
What is Odaka Yoga?
Odaka Yoga is an innovative style of yoga with over thirty years of experimental research. Roberto Milletti and Francesca Cassia found inspiration by observing the movement of the ocean and its waves. Odaka Yoga classes are conducted through a “liquid” style approach by merging the martial arts flow of inner energy and the Zen spirit of quieting the mind. The practice becomes an unremitting motion, a wave-like movement, a process where no interruption occurs between one pose and the another. It is a union that aims to dissolve physical, mental and emotional tensions, while soothing the mind with immediate action. Odaka Yoga helps liquify limiting beliefs because emotional flexibility opens students up to endless possibilities for both body and mind.
|Includes yoga & live music, drinks/snacks, 1 raffle ticket, 11% donation to Portland Chapter of Surfrider, a SoulJour Kit. Guest must also donate 2 hours of time to the event. Limit 5.||Includes yoga & live music, drinks/snacks, 2 raffle tickets, 11% donation to Portland Chapter of Surfrider, a SoulJour Kit.||Includes yoga with Roberto & Francesca, drinks/snacks.||Includes Fri/Sat, drinks/snacks, 11% donation to Portland Chapter of Surfrider, 3 raffle tickets, and a SoulJour Kit.||Includes yoga & live music, drinks/snacks, 3 raffle tickets, 11% donation to Portland Chapter of Surfrider, a SoulJour Tee, vegan leather journal, and SoulJour Kit.|
Drinks Provided by GTs Living Foods:
11% of ticket proceeds + all donations and raffle proceeds to benefit
The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation's work is focused keeping it clean upstream through our programs including #DitchTheStrawPDX, Ocean Friendly Restaurants, Green Streets, Hold On To Your Butt programs and our Blue Water Task Force water quality monitoring program out on the north coast.
About Roberto Milletti
Roberto Milletti world’s renowned leader and co-founder of Odaka Yoga®, as well as being one of the 14th Yoga Alliance International Australia: Master Yoga Platinum, the highest recognition in the industry by a Yoga Organisation. He has been featured in “Om Yoga Magazine UK” as one of the three world leaders in new, contemporary forms of yoga. Roberto teaches at studios and yoga festivals worldwide. Roberto has created an innovative form of yoga that incorporates martial arts, Zen and traditional yoga postures. He is a Master of how to embrace flow and move Ki (the inner power) to open students up to endless possibilities, living by the mantra “We are not here to do yoga, we are here to become yoga”.
About Francesca Cassia
Francesca Cassia is an acclaimed International Yoga teacher and co-founder of Odaka Yoga®, as well as a Yoga Alliance International Australia Master Yoga Platinum, the highest recognition in the industry by a Yoga Organization. With yoga it has been love at first posture, and since then her life has been dedicated to the empowering and transformative process of placing the body and mind in a dynamic interplay to reach the perfect alignment. Students call her the “Queen of Psoas.” She has been teaching yoga and running teacher trainings for over 20 years in Europe, USA (United Nations New York City), Australia, Japan. Most, recently she became chief editor of Yoga Alliance International online Journal.
About Paul Brainard
Multi-instrumentalist Paul Brainard is a veteran of the Alt-Country and Americana scene, playing and recording with many top names over the last decade and beyond. He specializes in all forms of Steel Guitar—pedal, non-pedal, Dobro—as well as guitar and trumpet. Paul is currently a fixture of the local music scene in Portland, Oregon, where he is a much-in-demand sideman and session player. Some of the incredible bands he's played with include Richmond Fontaine, Fernando, Alejendro Escovedo, The Sadies, M. Ward, The Decemberists, and Ian Moore.