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Spring Special Classes

Primary – Short Form
Saturday Mornings 8:00 – 9:30 with Sam Latza

Join Saturday mornings for Ashtanga Primary Series (Yoga Cikitsā) where you’ll move as a group and learn an abbreviated sequence of the primary postures as passed down through the Jois family lineage. This class uses a combination of Sanskṛit & English cues to help students link breath with movement. Assists and modifications will be offered along the way.

Sam began practicing yoga in 2017. Seeing the positive impacts it had on the rest of her life she decided to complete both her 200hr RYT cert and an additional 100hr cert with teachers Amy Morse and Michele Mallory at Dwipada Yoga School in Memphis, TN. Sam has also continued an annual study in Encinitas, CA with Manju Jois and Greg Tebb since 2021 and in 2023 she began a daily Mysore practice at Near East Yoga with Casey Palmer.

Sam believes in making this practice accessible to all while honoring its roots and aims to hold a space where students are empowered to make their practice their own. She’s excited to share her knowledge with others, and to continue growing as a student herself.

Weekly Schedule

Supported Mysore 7:30am Sunday thru Friday (early starts ok)

Pranayama- The Basics in Practice      630-730am- Monday thru Friday

Intro to the Yoga Sutra 7-830pm most Tuesdays

Kirtan YSoP Chanting 7-830 pm most Thursdays

Dharma Discussion  The Hatha Yoga Pradipika  9am Friday Mornings

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Near East Yoga

Casey Palmer, Founder

Established in 2002, Near East Yoga serves a variety of dedicated dharma practitioners. Off the beaten path but nearby to most of Portland by freeway, bike or rail, it offers a respite from the in-and-out mega studios.

As a “one room school house”, Near East Yoga  accommodates 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 soul.

All levels of experience are warmly welcomed.

In 1996, in pursuit of clarity and a self inquiry,  Casey Palmer began the vocation of personal transformation in life through the action and meditation practices known as yoga. As a world traveller, autodidact and lover of experience and knowledge, Casey has cultivated personal interests in music, cooking, Vedic astrology, 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.

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