Irene Schoppy is a certified 500 hour Kripalu Yoga teacher. “My yoga classes include meditation and pranayama (breath awareness and control) in addition to yoga poses. I bring my love of nature and yoga philosophy into class with poems and readings.” Irene also welcomes private clients! Whether you are new to yoga and looking for one-on-one guidance before starting group classes, an athlete looking for a practice to balance your activities, or a student looking for individual instruction in asana, pranayama, or mindfulness meditation, she will work with you to target your needs. Irene studies meditation in the Thich Nhat Hanh tradition and attends a yearly silent retreat. Off the mat, Irene enjoys backpacking with her husband, gardening, cooking, and riding her bike around Corvallis.
Irene Schoppy instructs the following:
Hatha Yoga ~ Level All
Hatha yoga is the physical practice of yoga. This class encompasses yoga poses, breathwork, meditation, and relaxation. A variety of forms are used, including flowing yoga poses, static work where poses are held and alignment highlighted, restorative poses, gentle inversions, self-massage techniques and more. Use of props is encouraged and all levels from beginner to intermediate practitioners will benefit from this practice.
Chair Yoga ~ Level 0 ($7 suggested donation)
Chair Yoga provides the benefits of yoga to all bodies and is well suited to those with medical or physical limitations. Yoga poses are adapted so that all bodies can benefit from the strengthening, flexibility, balance and grace that yoga develops. Much of the practice is done while seated in a folding chair. You do not need to be able to get yourself to the floor or to stand for extended periods of time to practice. Yoga’s breathing and gentle movement help ease pain, maintain comfort, decrease stress and improve overall health throughout life. All are welcome.
Acu-Yin Workshop with Joe Moceus and Irene Schoppy
The fall season is a time of transition from the hot, dry summer to the cold, damp winter. Join yoga teacher Irene Schoppy and Acupuncturist & Qigong teacher Joe Moceus for this 2 hour workshop that will bring you ease and vitality during the fall season. Irene will offer a yin yoga practice suitable for all levels, holding floor supported poses for a few minutes at a time. This practice will be interspersed with Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic tips to support you during autumn. An extended savasana will include acupuncture, and the workshop will end with meditation. Irene is a 500 hr certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Joe is a Licensed Acupuncturist at Life in Balance Acupuncture and a Qigong teacher at Live Well Studio.
$60 for early registration, limited to 10 students.
$75 after Sept 24