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“Beloved Sunday”--A Taste of the Beloved Festival Pre-Event @Namaspa Yoga Community

Join us for Beloved Sunday at Namaspa Yoga Community and on the Deschutes River! This Beloved Festival Community Partnership Pre-Event is celebration of Vulnerability, Belonging and Liberation.

Overview of Activities:

Two morning, donation-based, shortened wet runs of our two upcoming Beloved Festival offerings, followed by paddleboard regatta on the Deschutes River. All donations to the Namaspa Foundation.

8-9a: Explore the Fun, Physics and Energetic Flow of the Baptiste Journey into Power Practice (with Brandy Berlin and Suzy Aragon)

Consciously and playfully experience the 11 energetically-intentional sequences that make up this revitalizing and rejuvenating vinyasa practice. We will joyfully explore, express and expand upon the Baptiste Source Principles of Physicalness, Possibility and Empowerment and the medicine energy inherent within the Baptiste Journey into Power practice as an access to vitality, power and freedom.

8-9a: Healing Flow: The focus of this empowering and rejuvenating class is on creating space for natural healing of the body and the whole self through moving energy, strengthening the core, improving balance and releasing tension. Movements will be paced with the breath to start, with longer holds toward the end to lengthen tight muscles, nourish connective tissue and provide deep mental relaxation. More modifications offered than our All Levels Power Vinyasa classes, and shorter holds than our Evoke Energy Yin classes. Accessible to all levels of physical conditioning and experience, and ideal for beginners, athletes, seniors and pre and post-natal students. Room temperature.

9-10: Belovedly Beautiful Breakfast between classes and drawing for first Beloved ticket. Namaspa Bend Studio Lobby

10-11:30a:  Ground Your Charge with an Evoke Energy Yin Yoga Experience (with Brandy Berlin and Suzy Aragon)

Explore the micro-sensory layers of your subtle energy body in this playshop that infuses  Yin Yoga with a conscious collection of eastern and energy medicine healing practices including directed attention, breath work, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided visualizations, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, tapping, acupressure, hands-on assists, aromatherapy, and crystal bowl sound bathing. Through sacred stillness, this sensitivity attunement grounds the charge of the Central Nervous System which facilitates optimal parasympathetic health for profound and lasting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual creaminess.

11:30-12:30p: Transition to Riverbend Park and on to paddleboards.

12:30-2p: BYO Paddleboard Picnic: Bring your board (or rent one there), lunch, and liquids and join us at Riverbend Park for a river float and paddleboard picnic.

2-2:30p: Community Flashmob Meditation event sitting in the water at the shore of Farewell Bend Park.  Draw for second Beloved ticket.

TICKET Presale: $25 one class and breakfast OR $40/both classes and breakfast


Brandy Berlin, Certified Baptiste Teacher, Co-Owner of Namaspa and Evoke Energy Yoga, leads lovingly fierce classes, trainings and retreats that invite to all humans break open their forbidden happiness and lead more empowered lives. Brandy’s playful and comically introspective offerings leave space for her students to explore, transform and heal.

Suzy Aragon, Certified Baptiste Teacher, Co-Founder/Owner of Evoke Energy Yoga and Love Yoga, is a petite powerhouse that packs her offerings with sass and badassery.  Suzy is a wickedly passionate healthcare professional dedicated to her students awakening to their authentic Self on their path to self-discovery, healing and freedom.