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:
  • New Moon Live Music Flow
  • $35 | Earlybird by June 6th $29
    The moon represents the cyclical nature of life and as the ruler of the tides.  It is fitting that in Astrology, the Moon is also the ruler of our emotions.

    The moon has influence over how we feel about things and how our emotions affect others. Through the Moon's energy, we can endeavor to reconcile various emotion--in order to make ourselves complete and one with the world.

    The New Moon is observed when the moon is directly in line with the Sun and Earth, but we are unable to see it because the Moon's dark side is facing the Earth, making it appear dark (hidden/nonexistent). Many believe that the energy of the New Moon is a time of transformation, new beginnings, an explosion of creative energy, and personal growth. The New Moon is seen as a natural, wonderful time to perform rituals of blessing and healing--a time to focus on our desires and dreams of what we want to manifest now. 

    There is power in coming up with visions for your life, and keeping them in your sights as they come into being. On Friday night, June 23rd the New Moon will peak and we will gather in a “New Moon Live Music Flow”.  This practice is a chance to form a ritual of renewal for yourself, acknowledging your own evolutionary process and reflecting to set/re-set intentions. We will put our intentions in writing and charge them through collective consciousness and with the planetary energies--allowing our dreams and wishes to take root and open the door to magical change. Choose an active role in the co-creation of your life!

    First we dream it, then we real life it!

    “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you are always in the same place.” -- Nora Roberts

  • 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

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

    Sweat Factor: 7
    Chill Factor: 7

  • Combine the joy of live music with the popular flowing style of yoga known for practicing deep breathing and increasing self-awareness and fitness. Joining your community in movement and play, expect to stretch and strengthen the body, and groove all the way down to your cellular membranes! 
    Sweat Factor: 8
    Chill Factor: 5