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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Our mission at Namaspa is to help people live better lives. We recognize that often the people who could most benefit from the tools of yoga to help increase health, get centered and focused and relieve stress are not able to access classes, either due to financial hardship, homelessness, being in the criminal justice system, addictions or other hardships.  For this reason, we have been dedicated for years to Community Outreach – bringing the benefits of yoga to those who wouldn’t otherwise have access.

Our primary non-profit of focus since we opened has been The Bethlehem Inn, Central Oregon’s largest homeless shelter. We have been teaching a yoga class a month (on average) to residents for the past several years, and raising funds for them in many of our quarterly Solstice and Equinox practices, as well as the Annual Yogi’s Unite Bend! Event that we help organize. Renee Hamilton manages the rotation of teachers at the Bethlehem Inn – if you are interested in helping you can email her at [email protected], or contact the Bethlehem Inn directly to donate at .

We started teaching classes at Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery as part of a Yoga Teacher Training project, and have continued teaching regular classes for volunteers and parents. Mountain Star is is a family-focused program that keeps babies and toddlers in Deschutes County safe from abuse and neglect. Tami Taylor is the primary teacher with Mountain Star – you can reach her at [email protected], or contact Mountain Star directly at to donate.

We strongly believe that yoga and meditation practice can be highly effective in treating alcohol and drug recovery, and we are volunteering our time to teach at one of Central Oregon’s primary rehabilitative treatment facilities, Best Care. We have been teaching one class per week for the Gambling Recovery group, and will be starting a 90 minute class per week for the Drug Court group. Suzie and Nancy manage the relationship with Best Care – you can contact [email protected] with interest, or Best Care directly to donate at 541-504-9577.

Central Oregon residents only--1 per student. Begins on the first day of your paid class and applies to both locations. No refunds or extensions.

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  • "We stopped in for a drop in class and we felt at home. The studio is beautiful, the staff is friendly and so are the visitors. The owner, Nancy, is an exceptional yoga teacher and the nicest person. She took time out of her evening to educate us about Bend. If your're looking to practice at a great yoga studio, Namaspa is the place!"
    David Lutz
  • "Each class I have had the pleasure of partaking in at Namaspa has been uniquely moving. I highly recommend this studio for a sensational spiritual and grounding experience to any individual seeking balance of body and mind!"
    Kayla Payne
  • "I love Namaspa - great teachers who love what they do and it shows, numerous class options for busy working mom's like me, calming and inviting atmosphere and affordable class pricing options. I encourage you to check it out! Namaste."
    Molly Renner
  • "I keep going back to Namaspa for massage because I love the atmosphere and calm there. Suzie also get the knots kneaded out every time."
    Steven Park
  • "I love Namaspa It does not matter what level you are at in Yoga or what your age is. In class you will find people at different levels in their practice as well as all ages. You are made to feel welcome. Everyone is friendly and always willing to help you out. It's a great place for yoga and an awesome community."
    Sharon Page
  • "For the past 4 years I have found Namaspa to be a wonderful place to breathe, detox, connect with a very welcoming crowd as well as myself. I have grown so much and I am always learning and realizing more about my ever-expanding self. Namaspa is a great place for anyone interested in self discpvery and SAVORING LIFE!"
    A Google User
  • "Namaspa has been like a second home to me this past year. Yoga here truly is for EVERY body. No matter if you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi you will feel a sense of community as soon as you walk through the front door. Come and check it out!"
    A Google User
  • "Love the warm welcome here for all levels of yogis. Really experienced and beginners all sweating together, felt great. A challenging class, and there are ways for everyone to practice, no matter what your mind says. I love Namspaaaaah!"
    A Google User

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