Becki Portis

Describe yourself in three words:
passionate, funny, inquisitive

Why do you teach Yoga? I like to get a lot in a little and that is what yoga is...I feel my calling is to serve, encourage, and help others. Yoga resonates with everything in my being and I want to live it fully and share it with others. To teach, keeps me centered and connected with my heart and instills a responsibility and commitment to learn as much as I want to know personally. Yoga heals and builds from the inside out and I want to be as much a part of that as possible. It is fitness for the body, mind, and soul. That's a three-fer all in one!

Something surprising about you: This is a tough question b/c I am pretty open and a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of gal.
Maybe something good to know is that I sometimes make up my own words.

What inspires you? Yoga, Susan Bowen, My Mom, my children, my sisters, family, music, people, vulnerability, love, nature and life itself. Life is a gift.

What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Although I do not consider this scary, I can not wait to swim with dolphins and I hope to get to do this with my mom because it is her dream too. However, the scariest thing on my bucket list is to be an entrepreneur.

Training/Certifications: I will be completing my 200 hour YTT with Thrive in December (2016). I have been studying and practicing vigorously since I started my training in March. I also teach children's yoga and am Reiki I and II certified.

Becki is a fit single mother of three that has consciously and successfully worked at getting her body back into pre-baby and even stronger shape through routine yoga practice. She religiously practices breath work, meditation, and relaxation techniques that keeps her grounded, strong, sane and happy as she juggles the infinite demands of parenthood and her career. She approaches asana as a practice to surrender, embrace, savor, and strengthen the mind, body, and spirit. Her sense of humor and uplifting energy create a comfortable and welcoming space to explore body/mind consciousness as she leads through encouraging, clear direction.



Becki Portis instructs the following:
  • Vinyasa Flow - Beginner/Intermediate
  • Popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness, as well as fitness. Students who like moving with their breath to build heat, strength, and flexibility will favor vinyasa yoga. Expect unique sequences and a wide range of music.
     
    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor: 5

  • Hatha Yoga - Beginner/Intermediate
  • A well-rounded yoga class exploring postures (asanas), breathing exercises, and energy balance (pranayama). Classes include training in: pose alignment, relaxation techniques, concentration, and meditation. Expect to improve your overall sense of well-being.
     
    Sweat Factor: 7
    Chill Factor:    7

  • Postnatal Yoga (ENROLLMENT)
  • Postnatal Yoga is designed to heal the body from the inside out, rebuild stability, strength, and muscle endurance.

    After 9 month's of extreme change, it is important to approach a safe corrective core and pelvic floor conditioning practice. The abdominal muscles need time and care to return to their pre-pregnancy condition, so hitting 100 crunches a day in a bid for a flat tummy can potentially cause more damage. We will blend breath and relaxation techniques (that most definitely will be needed through the challenges of parenthood) with a gentle, safe, and effective physical practice for the postpartum body.

    This class will offer a relaxed environment that welcomes pre-crawling babies. Bringing baby to class is not a pre-requisite to attend--this is simply a welcoming atmosphere for those that need it or are not ready to be away from baby. It is advised to get clearance from your Doctor before resuming physical exercise.


  • Full Moon Ceremony
  • Full Moon Ceremony 

    $35|$29 Early Enrollment before October 20th. 

    The moon, being the closest astronomical body to Earth, has a profound effect on us. It represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives.

    One complete cycle of the moon takes exactly 28 days to complete, radiating her energy to us in cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in and releasing, ebbing and flowing.

    Many cultures believe in following the cycles of the moon, working with this wonderful gift of nature to harness the different energetic influences at each of the stages.

    During the Full Moon, energy is powerful and intense. This energetic surge enables you to take action. The powerful energy makes it the perfect time to release that which no longer serves you, let go of what you no longer need in your life; or allow for the opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown.

    Please join Becki for A Full Moon ceremony to invoke this energy through guided and free form movement, breath work, guided meditation, as well as journaling. Come ready and willing to unburden old patterns; creating space to make way for magical opportunities to emerge!