Yoga & Mindfulness: 2018 Offerings

This year we are adding MORE to our mindfulness offerings at Northwest String Summit. Now, when we need clarity, compassion and open-heartedness more than ever we are adding meditations and more yoga movement and breathing classes throughout the weekend! It is so vital that we nurture our mind, body and soul so that we have the ability and energy to enjoy more of the event and each other. Please come out and enjoy any OR all of these offerings absolutely for FREE! All offerings will be held in the grassy meadow of Cascadia unless otherwise noted.

Coffee Talk & Sutras: Open your mind as you prepare to open your body. Each discussion will focus on the connection of yogic philosophy to our modern lives both at NWSS and at home, including residing in your radiance, celebrating who you are in order to celebrate others, and being grounded in ourselves in order to be grounded in our place in the bigger picture.

Kundalini Yoga: As taught by Yogi Bhajan is considered one of the most comprehensive yoga traditions, combining meditation, mantra, physical exercises and breathing techniques. “Kundalini” literally means “the curl of the lock of hair of the beloved.” This poetic metaphor alludes to the flow of energy and consciousness that exists within each of us. Wah believes that we grow when we are challenged, so come willing to work and experience your full potential! Explore the JOY of Kundalini and experience why so many love this yoga.

Kids Yoga: Honey Heart Kids Yoga feeds the spirit that fuels the heart, imagination, and the body of a child through yoga poses, storytelling, singing, affirmations, and games. Honey Heart Kids Yoga reintroduces the oral transmission of folk tales from around the world while incorporating yoga poses to illustrate the narrative. Lessons center around the 5 Yoga Calm® principles of Stillness, Listening, Grounding, Strength, and Community.

Family Yoga: Honey Heart Kids Yoga uses song, movement, and story to explore an all ages practice with a focus on grounding through the body with breath. Bring your heart, your friends, and your children. Mats optional. We come together to be together!

Yoga, All Levels: Come stretch, breathe, get strong, and relax, all in playful practice. With flowing sequences incorporating some longer holds, this class is an accessible mix of alignment, body mechanics, mindfulness, and connection to the breath.

Relax and Unwind: Tired feet? Sore legs and back? Whether you have never tried yoga or practice every day, your body will thank you. Come breathe, relax, stretch, and get your body ready for more dancing and hill climbing. Appropriate for practitioners of all levels, including total beginners.


Yoga Teachers:

Sarah Robinette: I am a committed student to the practice of yoga and I value the experience of sharing my discipline. Formally I am a psychologist and my many years of both east and west study of psychology plays a huge role in my teaching of the principals of yoga. I am a mother of two children, my son Isaac, 10 & my daughter Ila, 4. They are my continual reminders that yoga lives in the moment, it is the attitude and heart we bring to life.


Wah Khalsa was born into the lineage of Kundalini Yoga and is the daughter of world-renowned Kundalini Yoga teacher Gurmukh Khalsa. She has been teaching Kundalini Yoga since she was 18 when she graduated high school as a certified Yoga teacher. She live a yogic lifestyle and loves sharing the ancient tools of Kundalini Yoga. From her experience Kundalini Yoga is a powerful tool and medicine for our modern times. Wah teaches and lives in Portland, OR. when she is not traveling the world sharing these teachings.


Ms. Ivett has a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Temple University and has taught many subjects to children of all ages in both public and Montessori Schools since 2001.

She started practicing yoga in 2007 at a YMCA and fell in love. She is an Yoga Calm® adult and child certified teacher as well as Street Yoga trained.She lives to tell stories, sing, make mandalas, and dance. Ivett plans to build and live in her own tree house in Guatemala one day.

Shaney Aalbers: I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2000. I have been certified as a movement and breathing instructor (exercise and yoga) since 1995. Oh, and I have an undergraduate degree in community health education from Portland State University (B.S.). I am certain that I am fortunate to choose these career outlets so as to be held accountable to my own self care and discipline practices.