Ashtanga Yoga

At Near East Yoga, we offer
Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore Style.
We invite you to experience
a self-paced, instructor supported
lineage-based yoga practice
suitable for the modern yogi.

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The Near East Yoga community
gathers weekly for practice sessions,
ranging from scholarly investigation
of classic yoga texts
to the joyful harmonies of a jamming kirtan.

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Yoga Dharma

Classical Philosophy
made accessible for
the Urban Yogi

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Ashtanga Yoga Classes at Near East Yoga

Near East Yoga

Casey Palmer, Founder

Established in 2002, Near East Yoga endeavors to serve a variety of dedicated dharma practitioners. Off the beaten path but nearby to most of town by freeway, bike and rail, it offers a respite from the in-and-out mega studios. As a "one room school house", Near East Yoga seeks to accommodate the needs of the community by hosting daily, evening and weekend classes, weekly Sutra Chanting and Dharma discussions, Bhajan and Kirtan sessions and supportive methods of practice geared toward the contemplative. All levels of experience are warmly welcomed.
In 1996, in pursuit of clarity and a self inquiry, chance landed Casey Palmer in a yoga class where he has remained ever since. As a world traveller, autodidact and lover of experience and knowledge, Casey has cultivated interests in music, cooking, education and yoga and shares them openly with his community. With a personal mission to support yogis of all varieties Casey explores the practice of yoga with an ardent and joyful sense of community and inclusion.



  • Winter Ashtanga Intensive Now Available.

    If you plan to make a New Years Resolution to get back into yoga or start up fresh, consider taking this intensive. For all the years all the I have been teaching the method of Ashtanga Yoga, I have come to understand that a little […]

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  • Doing Our Practice- Waiting for “All” to Arrive.

    Last week my friends ,family and I randomly ended up in condo next door to the annual Ram Das gathering in Maui. In attendance were many devotees of Neem Karoli Baba, the 60s Indian guru of many well known teachers of dharma, including kirtan master […]

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  • The Authentic Teacher Abides Within

    My prior post was so satisfying, for all the reasons I mentioned within it, that I’ve gone and started a trend for myself. I’ll be posting at least every week and be including a word from many (all eventually) of the fine yogis of Near […]

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  • New Moon Saturday, new practice time and TG Holiday Week Schedule

    Saturday is the New Moon. Near East Yoga will be closed in observance. Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday are both 8am Led classes with me. Friday’s class will be followed by a 10am Sutra Study as usual. Thanksgiving Eve is open practice only- if […]

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Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore Style Located in Portland, OR

Ashtanga Yoga in the Mysore Tradition • Located in Portland, OR