Welcome to Breathe Yoga and Massage

Health and relaxation converge in a soothing combination designed to reduce your stress level and eliminate pain.

Whether you're looking for relaxing massage therapy, energizing yoga, or calming meditation classes, Breathe Yoga and Massage provides you with a full menu of breath-centered wellness options in east Vancouver, WA.


6-week workshop
Tuesdays, September 22, 2015 - October 27, 2015

5:00pm - 6:00pm
$65 for six weeks (only $60 if registered/paid before September 18)

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Qigong (pronounced “chee-gong”) is a gentle form of movement similar to yoga, and focusing on mindfulness and breath work.  Using graceful movement, slow deep breathing, and meditation, Qigong helps to improve balance, coordination and mental focus.  Many people experience calming and stress reduction from this style of movement.

Qigong Vancouver WABecause movements are slow and gentle, Qigong can be adapted for almost anyone, regardless of age or physical ability.  Like yoga and meditation, Qigong is excellent as part of a healing practice - reducing stress, improving circulation and metabolism, aiding in digestion, and increasing self-awareness and tranquility.

Qigong combines methodical movements (similar to Tai Chi) with mindfulness (similar to meditation), conscious breathing (similar to pranayama or breathwork), and physical postures (similar to yoga).  As a result, Qigong integrates and complements all four practices well.

During this six-week workshop, Tenaya will cover a few of the basic Qigong movements, with enough review that you will be able to continue your practice independently.

Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low

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New Kundalini Class with Jas Pal

Kundalini yoga Vancouver WAWe have a new Kundalini class starting September 22.

Kundalini yoga is a style of yoga very different from our other classes.  It tends to have a more spiritual focus, with a particular emphasis on breath work.  The class often includes chanting (mantras), some basic warm-ups, repetitive movements with accompanying conscious breath work (called "kriyas"), and some amount of meditation.

The intention of a Kundalini yoga practice is to increase the vibration in the body, or to move the Kundalini energy (also called chi) up through the chakras.  Many people experience Kundalini yoga as energizing and joyful, while some also find that it raises awareness of other emotions.

Come try it out, and welcome our new instructor, Jas Pal.


Breathing in a Circle

Register for October 23, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost:  You can use any Breathe yoga/class pass to attend this session.

Pranayama Breath workshop Vancouver WAConscious energy breathing is one of the most valuable self-healing abilities that humans can learn.

We breathe thousands of times a day without really paying much attention to it. In contrast, when we breathe consciously we become acutely aware of each breath.  During the Breathing in a Circle session, we will focus on the breath itself - creating a seamless flow of inhalations and exhalations, breathing consciously and mindfully.

The results of breathwork (also called pranayama) are varied.  Some people experience physical sensations, such as tingling, smells, energy, or visual stimulation.  Others experience emotional sensations, such as memories, insights, or waves of sadness, joy, or tranquility. Each person's experience is unique. Most often, these experiences culminate in a sense of deep calmness, both physically and emotionally.

Please note:

  • A significant amount of the two hour workshop will be spent focusing on breath work. Please be sure you are in good health (no colds or flu), since we will also be using nostril breathing, which is difficult if congested.
  • In addition to the energetic benefits, breath work can have tremendous circulatory and immune function benefits. But it can also be unfamiliar and at times mildly uncomfortable, especially if you’ve never taken the time to fully experience your breath. This is a great, low stress opportunity to explore your breath more deeply, and learn how it can impact you and the world around you.
  • If you have a respiratory condition, including COPD, please consult with your doctor before enrolling.

Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana meditation Vancouver WA

Register for September 18, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Register for October 16, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Cost: No charge. These sessions are offered as a gift to the community, both from Breathe and from the instructor.

Vipassana is one of India’s oldest meditation traditions. This non-sectarian/non-denominational style of meditation focuses on self-transformation through self-observation.

During this hour-long session, individuals will sit quietly, focusing on their own experience independently. While the session will begin and end with a chant by Goenka, there will be no instruction nor guided meditation. This is an opportunity for you to come and sit in a group in the way that you meditate.

Like our guided Metta Meditation class on Sunday evenings, this class is offered as a gift to the community, both from Breathe and from the instructor. There is no charge for this class, and the instructor does not receive compensation.

Recommended: We recommend supplementing your meditation practice with regular yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, walking or cardio classes, because it is quite difficult to calm the mind when the body hurts or is in physical discomfort.

Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low

Additional information about Vipassana meditation can be found on the Vipassana website (www.kunja.dhamma.org).



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17030 SE 1st Street, Suite 102
Vancouver, WA 98684

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