Yoga is a time-honored means to wellness. It delivers increased flexibility, improves stability, and works to fine-tune and strengthen the body. Beyond those physical benefits, it also promotes calm and peace.

At Planet Granite, our climbing-savvy yogis have trained under great teachers including Rusty Wells, Rod Stryker, and Shiva Rea. Drop-in on morning classes for less than $20, or better yet, get unlimited yoga as part of a membership package for less than $90 a month!

Yoga classes are offered daily, from early morning classes for the perfect wake-up to evening sessions to close out your day. Whether you’re looking to find your breath and release from your busy day or get a workout, we offer a variety of classes to meet your needs!

 

New To Yoga

Our classes are open to all levels of yoga students. Try a couple of different styles and instructors to see what suits your needs best, but a good class to start with is Yoga Foundations (Sunnyvale or San Francisco) or Foundations of Flow (Belmont) classes. Please arrive early and let the instructor know that you’re new to yoga. Always be sure to let him/her know if you are working with injuries or special conditions. Listen to the instructions that the teacher explains during each pose to make sure your body is in the right position; often the instructor will describe modifications to the pose for beginners. Most importantly, remember to breathe and to have fun!

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What do I bring and/or wear?

Wear comfortable, stretchy workout clothing that allows you to move freely. You’ll need a yoga mat and a towel. We rent mats at the front desk for $1 and towels are available in the studio. Please bring a lock if you would like to use our complimentary lockers.

Why should I practice yoga?

A yoga practice will increase your flexibility and tone your muscles. It promotes cardio and circulatory health, improved balance and better posture. Yoga also teaches you how to quiet the mind and bring focus to where you want your energy to go….whether it’s a yoga practice, a hard route you want to climb or a difficult day at the office! It’s a perfect complement to your climbing and fitness programs. Planet Granite offers all three with one membership!

How long are the classes?

Our yoga classes are generally 75-90 minutes long. Weekday noon classes are 60-75 minutes. If you need to leave early from a class, please let your instructor know before class. In addition, if there is a class ahead of you, please wait to enter the room until the instructor has opened the door. Please check your local gym’s schedule for specific times.

Why are some classes heated?

Warm muscles are more elastic and less susceptible to injury. A heated room makes it easier to warm up and obtain a better range of motion during class.

What should I not bring to Yoga?

As breathing is a very important part of yoga, we ask you to please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or products in class. In addition, if you are having trouble breathing (congestion, sniffles, coughs), your body might be telling you to rest and heal. It might be best if you wait until the next class.  Please do not bring cell phones to class.

Is Yoga Foundations for me?

If it’s your first class or you are fairly new to yoga this is the place to start! In this class, you will learn the basic tools to build a progressive practice over time. If you are an advanced student, this class will allow you to explore the finer subtleties of each pose. It’s an opportunity to remove some of the old habits that prevent you from moving on into deeper more advanced postures. Each class will build on something different, from sun salutations to cobra pose and even abdominals, breaking down the movement so that each student learns proper form and alignment. Stick with this class and you will slowly build strength and a “foundation” on which to build your practice.

Styles

Foundations of Flow

Great for beginning and experienced students alike, this class is designed to give you a language and an understanding of the practice(s) of Yoga. Not specifically an easy class, it is designed to get you feeling stable, balanced, at ease and accomplished in your practice. This class is good for those new to yoga or students looking to fine-tune their practice.

Power

A fast-paced class in which the sequence of poses changes with each class. Poses flow from one to the next for a strengthening and calorie-burning workout. This is a challenging class that is open to all levels of students. If you’re new to Power it may take a few times, but you’ll soon catch on to the basics!

Restorative Yoga

Restoratives are meditative poses in which the body is supported with props and held for extended periods of time. Recent neurological research shows that 20 minutes in a well supported restorative pose is equal to 2 hours worth of good sleep in terms of brainwave activity and cell regeneration. From this still place, the body is more able to access its natural ability to cleanse, heal, rest, sleep, grow, and build immunities. Restorative Yoga is open to all levels of students.

Vinyasa Flow

An evolving form of Hatha yoga, this style focuses on integrating breath and movement through steady and fluid asana sequences called Vinyasa. Vinyasa flow is a dynamic and flowing yoga practice. It synchronizes breath and movement using Sun Salutations to connect poses.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga opens up the deep, dense, connective tissues and joints of the body which are not often reached in an active yang yoga class. Each class offers a series of poses held for a considerable length of time to allow for complete and passive release. The mind and body are given a chance to relax and unwind. This class is appropriate for students interested in increasing flexibility, releasing tension and preparing the body for longer periods of seated meditation.

YOGA FAQ

Why should I join?

Planet Granite Yoga offers a complete experience that includes unlimited yoga, climbing, fitness classes and more. Our individual, family and student memberships include unlimited yoga and fitness classes. In addition, we offer multiple workshops and lectures throughout the year for which our members will receive discounted rates.

How will I know when class schedules change?

We post any changes or if a teacher has a sub instructor to our Yoga Schedule. 

Why should I take different classes?

We offer a variety of classes and encourage students to try all of the mas it will help round out their practice. Also, our foundations classes can help advanced yogis find subtle changes to further their personal practice.

What are some basic guidelines?

  • Please be respectful of the quiet space when entering the studio.
  • No shoes inside the yoga room (shoes just inside the door is fine).
  • Inform your instructor of any injuries or illnesses.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early to sign in. Lockers are free to use in the restrooms but please bring your own lock.
  • Please be mindful of the class if you arrive late. If you are 15 minutes late, please wait for the next class.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. Towels are available in the bathrooms.
  • Have fun! Yoga is a mindful meditation, please do not push yourself beyond your personal limitations!

Is Yoga Foundations for me?

If it’s your first class or you are fairly new to yoga this is the place to start! In this class, you will learn the basic tools to build a progressive practice over time. If you are an advanced student, this class will allow you to explore the finer subtleties of each pose. It’s an opportunity to remove some of the old habits that prevent you from moving on into deeper more advanced postures. Each class will build on something different, from sun salutations to cobra pose and even abdominals, breaking down the movement so that each student learns proper form and alignment. Stick with this class and you will slowly build strength and a “foundation” on which to build your practice.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Please email mary@planetgranite.com or contact your local Planet Granite, if you have further questions.

Pricing

Class prices include full access to the gym, weights and cardio equipment, rock climbing, saunas and other classes offered that day.

DAY USE RATES
Class Drop-in (includes access to gym)
$21

Morning Pass (available M-F before 1pm)

$17
Student Pass (available M-F before 5pm, must show student ID)
$17
Children (13 and under)
$15
10-Visit Pack
$189
Yoga Mat Rental
$1

Regular visitors save money by becoming members! For a limited time, Planet Granite Portland has an introductory pricing offer. Memberships can be paid monthly or yearly. Yearly memberships are non-refundable. Yoga memberships also include access to climbing and fitness classes. For more information, see the pricing and membership page.

YOGA INSTRUCTORS

Paige Goodlett

Yoga Program Manager
BIO

Paige Goodlett

Yoga Program Manager

About me

Paige was initially drawn to yoga after incurring a series of running injuries in 2011. She sought a physical practice that would bring healing and support to her body. As she continued to practice, Paige began to realize that yoga offered so much more than nourishment to her physical body. She carried her practice with her as she traveled from her roots in North Carolina to Italy, Boston, San Diego, India and Portland. While completing her Master’s degree in Peace and Justice studies in San Diego, Paige completed her interconnected yoga teacher training with Sarah Clark, which included teachings from Michael Stone, Judith Hansen Lasater and Cindy Lee. These experiences encouraged her to dive deeply into her practice on her mat and her relationships beyond. Paige holds yoga as a life practice, a practice of building peace within our lives and the lives of others in every moment. Her teachers often define yoga as intimacy, and have inspired her to practice asana and meditation to deepen her connections with others and the world around her. A teacher of many sorts, Paige is constantly seeking out creative ways to integrate her passions for peace-building and environmental justice and her passion for teaching yoga. Her yoga classes focus on precise attention to alignment, breath-centered movement and creating a space for students to experience the deep interconnectedness we share with each other and all that makes up our environment.

In addition to teaching yoga and managing the yoga program at Planet Granite, Paige works at the front desk at PG and takes periodic trips to teach life skills camps to youth throughout the world with Quantum Learning Network. Paige is also a climbing-apasionado, loves to hike, camp and be outside and enjoys spending quality time with friends and community.

Robin Vieira

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Robin Vieira

Yoga Instructor

About Me

Robin originally found yoga as a young athlete seeking flexibility. While she gained flexibility and avoided injury, she also discovered a deeper connection to herself, her family, and to the hum on the universe. Balancing her practice with outdoor play, surfing, and functional fitness training helps keep her mind and body balanced and healthy. Robin’s love and inspiration for yoga has grown while she has met friends and teachers throughout different communities all over the place, and now she turns to her practice for wisdom, perspective, and spirit through both peaceful and challenging times. Recent years have brought her closer to the beauty of this practice, and it brings her great joy to share yoga with others. Robin completed her 200 hour teacher training with Yogamaze in Bali, Indonesia in a 1-month intensive training program. Today Robin brings mindfulness to her classes as she coaches students to tune into their breath, build strength in both small and large muscles, and increase awareness of one’s natural and self-taught tendencies. Robin strongly believes there is no right or wrong way to practice, and she encourages her students to listen and tap into what their bodies are already trying to tell them.

RACHEL DAVIDSON

Yoga Instructor
BIO

RACHEL DAVIDSON

Yoga Instructor

about me

I crave truth, purpose and happy places. In my professional career to date I’ve learned and benefited greatly by applying myself adventurously, working tirelessly to advance my organizations, and absorbing the brilliance of my colleagues, mentors and community around me. Interpersonal work is a deep focus of mine. My continued growth has elevated me personally and professionally. To balance my “day ­job” I began practicing hot yoga in Texas until I relocated to Portland in 2007. In 2010 I took both power and hot teacher training programs with one of my favorite teachers, Sarah Kurtz.

In my yoga classes we work to be steady and we work to have FUN. You can always expect varying highlights on the physical and the mental growth that happens naturally while practicing yoga shapes. This practice has supported me through one transition after another, and I have so much gratitude for being able to share the possibilities of this tradition with you.

Kate Stafford

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Kate Stafford

Yoga Instructor

About Me

I walked into my first yoga class in 2007 and have been hooked ever since. I began in Bikram Yoga which I primarily practiced for the first few years, until my mother taught me Bakasana, crow pose, where I then made the switch to Vinyasa style yoga (where I quickly developed a deep love of balancing on my hands). The inversions and arm balances drew me into yoga but the union of body and mind and the link between breath and movement is what has kept my yoga journey going. I believe that laughter is mandatory in all my classes, a little bit of sweat never hurt anybody and that life is better spent upside down. My hope is that students walk away from class feeling inspired and empowered.
I completed my 200 hour teacher training with Dina Lang at Santosha Yoga in 2015.

MEGAN PETERSON

Yoga Instructor
BIO

MEGAN PETERSON

Yoga Instructor

about me

Megan Peterson began practicing yoga in 2008; her practice has revealed in her space for healing, a profound inner strength, clarity of mind and the infinite capacity to share love. She completed her first 200-hour Yoga Certification in 2011 and continued her studies with many other certifications including, yoga sculpt, yin/restorative and Street Yoga-trauma informed yoga training for youth. Her personal yoga journey, accompanied by the motivation to share yoga with a more diverse population, led her to study Yoga Therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh at the DAYA Foundation. Megan completed a 500-hour Yoga Therapy certification in September 2014. She feels the practice of yoga is an opportunity to embrace and seek greater understanding of one’s body and soul. Her classes are guided by breath awareness, with a concentration on quieting the mind with conscious movement. Megan believes anyone and everyone can benefit from yoga and is continually inspired by her students.

meganpetersonyoga.com​

CARLY RUBINS

Yoga Instructor
BIO

CARLY RUBINS

Yoga Instructor

about me

I began my yoga practice in 2006 primarily for the physical benefits. I quickly learned that yoga goes so much deeper! After experiencing a string of climbing injuries, while working in an emotionally taxing job, I learned that a regular yoga practice helped bring balance and support to both body and mind. I became certified and began teaching in 2012 in hopes of sharing the healing powers of yoga with others! In my classes I bring an awareness of anatomy and alignment in order to help support active bodies to build strength and flexibility, while simultaneously teaching the skills to find focus, mindfulness, and of course, breath.

LISA SKAFF

Yoga Instructor
BIO

LISA SKAFF

Yoga Instructor

about me

Lisa completed her first teacher training in 2008, but continuing education is very important to her since our knowledge of the body, mind, and spirit are constantly evolving. She studies Yoga As Therapy with Doug Keller, Biomechanics with Jules Mitchell, Trauma & Yoga with local neurobiologist Sarina Saturn and has trained with numerous Iyengar and Anusara instructors, all the while, endlessly researching on her own.
With precise instruction, playful flows, safely aligned poses, and diversity in movements are what one should expect when attending Lisa’s classes. She believes, “When doing anything in life with playfulness you can find a much lighter version of self discovery.”
Delivered to yoga via injuries from extreme sports, Lisa learned to heal herself through yoga and breath. With her multitude of bodily damages, she’s trained to use yoga as therapy and enjoys helping others whom are challenged with their own misalignments and injuries.
Intense physical activity was not new to her as she began her yoga journey. She has a background in rock climbing, Tum Pai Kajukenbo, competitive snowboarding, and ski racing. In turn, her teaching pushes students to tap into their own self-awareness and capabilities through physical movement.
“What I hope for my students is that they learn more about their bodies and in turn their spirit. This is their time to pull all the parts of themselves together that get fractured as we move through life. After the movements are over, I always hope they walk off their mats feeling empowered.”

Deidre DeBuhr

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Deidre DeBuhr

Yoga Instructor

About me

I’m a Colorado native that came to yoga 6 years ago, first seeing it as a physical challenge but quickly learned and became inspired by teachers who taught classes that incorporated the eight limbs of yoga. I decided that I wanted to inspire others in the same way. After moving to Portland in May 2014, I discovered Hot Yoga For Life and was quickly welcomed into the community first as a karma yogi and later as a member of the Teacher Training program. I became certified in Hatha and Vinyasa a 300 hour training, and followed up with finishing a 500 hour training in 2016.
I like to infuse qualities of playfulness into students practice through pose variations, arm balances and new poses; keeping the practice new and constant place for growth and new challenges. Always encourage listening to the ever changing body, by feeling with the breath and internal awareness of where the practice feels it wants to go day to day. I incorporate principles of Universal Yoga, trying to create balance through the body and the mind, using breathing techniques (pranayama), aspects of dynamic and static strength, active and passive, as well as meditation (santosha).

Outside of yoga I enjoy spending time outdoors, bike touring, hiking, and gardening. I’ve been lucky to be able to travel and teach yoga at a permaculture center in Bali to volunteers, locals, and a group of women for a retreat. I love the challenge of adaptation to what is needed from a room of yogis that changes through the day from peoples current personal journey in their physical asana.

Come feel more and just be, I’ll be honored that you came to share your yoga journey with me.

Krystyn Strother

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Krystyn Strother

Yoga Instructor

About me

Krystyn’s yoga training and teaching range from Vinyasa to Restorative and many styles in between. Strongly informed and inspired by the anatomy and physiology of the body she is known for providing students a straightforward and experiential practice based in anatomy and functional movement that can be translated in everyday activities off the mat.

In addition to her regularly scheduled classes, Krystyn guest teaches at several yoga teacher training programs throughout the country, speaks at conferences on mindfulness and stress reduction practices, teaches specialized workshops, facilitates yoga + adventure retreats, and conducts continuing education classes for currently registered RYTs.

Krystyn completed her 200hr yoga teacher training with Tiffany Cruikshank in 2009 and actively participates in continuing education programs to enrich her teaching.

Krystyn holds a certificate of completion in the Yoga of Awareness For Chronic Pain, an evidence-based program sponsored by the Department of Anesthesiology at OHSU.

Ali Matt

Yoga Instructor
BIO

Ali Matt

Yoga Instructor

About Me

Like many, Ali was first drawn to yoga for the physical benefits, in search of variation from other physical exercises. Always passionate about living a healthy and balanced life, she soon discovered there was much more to yoga beyond the physical practice.

The constant challenge of physical, mental and spiritual harmony is what kept her coming back to her mat. Yoga became an avenue of inspiration and self discovery, through breath and movement. Ali completed her first 200 -hour teacher training in 2011 and has completed several trainings, including her 500-hour training since that time. Teaching yoga has been a tremendously gratifying experience, where she is able to share something she loves, as well as learn and grow along the way.

Her students are her inspiration and she is always encouraging students to discover the capabilities of their physical bodies and spiritual selves. Through her teaching she looks to offer a welcoming environment, as well as an experience that expands far beyond the mat.