Yoga at Circle Creek

August 30, 2018

When: Wednesday, July 31, 10 am to noon
Where: Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
Led by: Lorraine Ortiz

Yoga is a very portable practice, yet few of us take time for a full yoga practice outside or in nature. Here is an opportunity to do just that. What does yoga have to do with conservation? How can yoga lead us to a deeper understanding of nature? Yoga is about one’s nature and one’s connectedness to all. Nature is the ultimate inspiration for interconnectedness: how we relate to ourselves, how we relate to others, and how we relate to the natural world.

Join Lorraine Ortiz for a yoga practice to explore these connections in the beautiful, natural setting of Circle Creek Conservation Center. Explore your own internal landscape and ecology as an opportunity to steward your well-being and restore your spirit. This classical yoga practice is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners—even those new to yoga.

LORRAINE ORTIZ has lived in the Nehalem Valley for 30 years and has been practicing and teaching yoga for 33 years. The landscape of the northern Oregon Coast inspires and informs her yoga and her work. She currently serves on the NCLC staff as development director. She has been professionally involved in supporting nonprofits since 1996 and land conservation specifically since 2009.

Yoga practice info: Depending on the weather, we will be practicing yoga in the barn at Circle Creek and outside in nature. Inspired by the surroundings, the practice begins with a warm up, classical yoga postures and ends with a deep relaxation. Hot tea will be provided after the practice along with an opportunity to reflect and/or share.

What to bring: A yoga mat, a towel to keep your mat from getting dirty and water. Wear comfortable clothing that allows freedom of movement, and dress in layers to be ready for any conditions. We typically practice in bare feet, but this practice may require the use of comfortable walking/trail shoes. If you do not own a yoga mat and wish to take part, email Lorraine at