Group X Yoga

Group X

POTENTIAL COVID-19 IMPACTS: Due to COVID-19, Group X is experiencing higher than average class substitutions and cancellations. Please check the Group X Schedule for the most up-to-date class information that reflects subs and cancellations.

Campus Rec’s group exercise (Group X) program improves the physical and emotional wellbeing of our members by providing a wide variety of activities led by certified and motivational instructors. Our drop-in classes are included with Campus Rec membership at no additional charge. Group X offerings include cardio, endurance, strength, mind/body, and dance fitness classes to help our members achieve their fitness goals.

Lizzy Tremaine teaching a Zumba group X class on stage.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Meet Campus Rec's motivational Group X fitness instructors!

"I love the sense of community and connection that Group X classes offer! I love how joyful movement, like Zumba, can bring people together." — Lizzy Tremaine (Zumba Instructor)

 


How to Join Group X


 

VIRTUAL GROUP X

Zoom Link for Virtual Group X Classes

Campus Rec offers a variety of live virtual Group X classes through Zoom for Portland State students, faculty, and staff. A pdx.edu email is required to securely access the Zoom classes. Explore the Google calendar below for the Group X class schedule and Zoom links.

Join a Virtual Group X Class

  1. Find the class you wish to attend on the interactive Google calendar below.
  2. Click on the class name and Zoom link within the class description.
  3. Sign-in via SSO (single sign-on authentication). The domain is pdx.zoom.us.
  4. Sign in with your odin username and password.
  5. Participate in class with your camera on or off

On-Demand Group X Videos

Access a selection of recorded virtual Group X classes on our YouTube channel anytime that fits your schedule. New videos are uploaded regularly. 

In-Person Group X

In-person Group X classes are drop-in style and free for Campus Rec members to participate in. Just drop in, no pre-registration required! Face masks are required to participate. 

In-person classes take place in ASRC 440/441 and ASRC 450 on the fourth floor of the Rec Center. 

Participate in classes including Bodyweight Bootcamp, At-Home Strength, Yoga, Zumba, Pump X and Cycle. Fill your days with the joy of movement!

There are two options for exploring the Group X schedule!

  • Group Ex Pro Schedule - For the most current Group X schedule, including class cancelations and substitute instructors, explore the Group Ex Pro Schedule below.
  • Accessible Google Calendar - For a fully accessible version of the Group X schedule, please refer to the interactive Google Calendar embedded on the bottom of this webpage.

Group X Schedule

Winter Term: January 3 - March 18


 

There are two options for exploring the Group X schedule!

GroupEx Pro Schedule

For the most current Group X schedule, including class cancelations and substitute instructors, explore the GroupEx Pro schedule below.

Interactive Google Calendar

For a fully accessible version of the Group X schedule, please refer to the interactive Google Calendar embedded on the bottom of this webpage.


GroupEx Pro Schedule


For the most current Group X schedule, including class cancelations and substitute instructors, explore the GroupEx Pro schedule below.

GROUP X CLASS TYPES


Group X Class Descriptions


Mind/Body


Advanced Yoga

Expect this to be a challenging vinyasa yoga class with an emphasis on core work, progressions to a variety of arm and standing balance poses, inversions, back bends, and a complex and fast-paced flow. This class is geared towards participants with prior yoga experience, including sun salutations, and familiarity with safe alignment in foundational poses. These classes might also include partner work/assists and slowing down to workshop some of the "advanced" asanas. Participants can be ready to take their yoga practice to the next level of difficulty.

Aikido

Currently offered in person

In Aikido, the emphasis is on how to move with the other person, not opposing or overcoming with strength and speed. We practice agreed upon roles with partners to develop good use of the body and to study the physical and energetic relationship with our partners. In each class we will practice rolling, contact and movement with partners, and focus on mindfulness. Experience the joy of learning something new!

Applied Mobility

This weekly 30-minute class is geared towards providing a gentle and restorative experience. You'll reconnect with your body and breath with movements specifically selected to be scalable and get you moving in new ways. Applied Mobility will help you improve posture, increase flexibility, move freely and prepare your body for whatever you want to do with your day.

Beginner Vinyasa Yoga 

This mindful vinyasa flow class practices slowing down and moving with the breath to promote awareness and grace. The integration of yin yoga to release fascial tension with a slow and gentle vinyasa flow teaches practitioners to use breath effectively in transitioning from one movement to the next. This is a perfect class for yogis building up to a faster-paced vinyasa practice, or for experienced yogis looking to slow down and find some release in a gentler flow.

Family-Friendly Yoga

This family-centered yoga class is ideal for families with young kids* as well as individuals looking for a fun and unique yoga practice. Students are guided through short and simple yoga sequences designed to hold children’s attention while giving parents an opportunity to focus on their breath, balance, strength, and flexibility. The class often provides opportunities to get silly by incorporating yoga into childhood games such as musical mats or red light, green light. All levels and ages are welcome; class may differ based on age of attendees. 

*Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Gentle Yoga

Currently offered virtually 

This slow-paced and alignment-based practice facilitates ease and awareness in the body through using a combination of gentle yin yoga stretches to release tension in the fascia, restorative poses, and breathing and meditation techniques. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for anyone from the absolute beginner to the experienced yogi looking to bring an element of deep relaxation to their practice.

Hatha Yoga

Currently offered virtually 

This is an active yoga class that uses yoga asanas (poses), breath, and alignment principles to move you deeper into your practice. Poses are held for 3-10 breaths to build strength, body awareness, and mind-body connection. Hatha Yoga is appropriate for beginners with no prior yoga experience, as well as more experienced participants seeking a refresher on the fundamentals of breath and alignment.

Intermediate Vinyasa Yoga

Open your heart, body, and mind in this detoxifying, vinyasa flow. Class will progress to matching one breath per movement to create strong, flow-based sequences that elevate heart rate and build warmth in the body. Intermediate poses are introduced including arm balances, backbends, and prep poses for inversions. Intermediate Vinyasa classes are faster paced; knowledge of yoga postures is helpful but not required.

Iaido

Cultivate balance, focus, and fortitude. Both mindful and physical, this class is based on the forms of Iaido, the art of drawing and wielding the Japanese sword, dating back to 16th century Japan. No equipment needed. Your open hand serves as your sword. We’ll practice moving the feet, legs, and hips so that the lower body and core support the motions of the spine, shoulders, and arms. The eyes learn to settle and align with one’s intention. Release the day and transition to your evening with this self-reflective, whole body movement practice.

Mindful Movement & Meditation

Break up your day with some gentle breath work, meditation, and mindfulness. We will explore grounding breathing exercises, intention setting, and tuning into more subtle movements in the body. No experience or props necessary, just a willingness to slow down!

Nap zzZ

Feeling tired or stressed? Need a safe space to relax, rest, and recharge? This napping class offers a facilitated experience for participants to take a break via short guided relaxation techniques and a 20-minute Power Nap. Blankets and mats are available for a comfortable snooze. Leave feeling energized and ready to continue your day!

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga utilizes blocks, blankets, and other props to facilitate a state of deep relaxation. Restorative postures are held for 3-5 minutes to allow the muscles the opportunity to relax into the supportive props. This is a slow-paced class combining gentle movement, meditation, and deep breathing that allows participants time to rest, restore and recover.

Stretch & Flexibility

This class is geared towards improving flexibility through a variety of static and dynamic stretches. Expect to slow down and reconnect with your body as you improve posture, maintain or increase range of motion, and reduce general tightness and soreness throughout your body. Stretch & Flexibility is excellent after a long day at the computer or a strenuous workout!

Wildcard Yoga

In need of a spontaneous workout adventure? Wildcard yoga is taught by a different instructor each week and in a different format. From metal yoga to hip-hop, restorative to inversions class, this class will always keep you on your toes and is a great opportunity to try new and different styles of yoga.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga will begin with gentle movement, stretching, and pranayama breathing exercises. Halfway through the class, we will transition into yin, which is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses or asanas that are held for longer periods of time—five minutes or longer per pose. Yin yoga poses apply moderate stress to the connective tissues—the tendons, fascia, and ligaments—with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Make sure to bring additional layers as the gentle pace of this class will not elevate body temperature. 

 


Strength


At-Home Strength

Currently offered virtually 

Enjoy moving your full body during this virtual strength training class! Instructors will use household items such as backpacks, water bottles, and other creative options to engage your arms, legs, and core without needing any fitness equipment. Leave feeling strong and energized!

Foundation Training

Foundation Training is a functional class that gives you the means to change the way you move and correct the imbalances caused by our modern habits. Well suited for everyone from those new to fitness to seasoned athletes, this training program creates a more functional and stronger posterior chain. In addition to helping us perform the everyday activities of reaching and bending, a strong posterior chain helps us enjoy activities we have a passion for including running, walking, swimming, golf, gardening, hiking, soccer, cycling, basketball and much more. 

Lift Strong

This full body resistance training class will help you realize your strength. Lift Strong uses free weights, body bars, and more to work every major muscle group in the body. Instruction and participation focus is on correct lifting techniques, with the use of light to moderate weights and higher repetitions. Use the energy of class to help you reach your goals!

Lower Body & Core

Currently offered in person

If you are looking to strengthen your lower body, this is the ideal class for you! Using strength training principles and a mix of bodyweight and equipment (common household props used for virtual classes), this class is sure to target and strengthen every area of your glutes, quads, hamstrings, abdominals, and calves.

Pump X

Feel the music and the movement! This full body strength class uses light to moderate weights with high repetition, coordinated to the beat of music. Let the music, instructor, and team atmosphere motivate you. Be ready to leave with a smile in this fun, music-driven, total body workout! 

Upper Body & Core

This class is intended to strengthen your core, arms, chest, back, and shoulders using bodyweight as well as equipment (common household props used for virtual classes). This motivating and empowering class is great for those looking to make upper body and core strength gains, to learn how to perform exercises safely, or to continue to move while resting and/or recovering their lower bodies.

Women-Only Strength

This class will provide an introduction to a variety of Campus Rec Group X strength class formats. Open to all women, this class places extra emphasis on positive body image, improving self-confidence with fitness principles, and providing options for students of all shapes and sizes. Privacy is provided within the room by closing all blinds to ensure a safe workout space for all.


Cardio


CORE DE FORCE

CORE DE FORCE is a mixed martial arts-inspired workout. With no equipment needed, the workout combines movements from western Boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and more to teach anyone how to move and train like a fighter—with agility, control, balance, and precision. Expect a non-contact, high-energy workout, with 3-minute Rounds of fight combinations, spikes, and conditioning movements. 

Cycle/Krank

Currently offered in person

This is an amazing cardiovascular workout that works well for participants of all levels. Instructors will lead you through a variety of drills on the bike, such as sprints and hills, to ensure you get the most out of your workout time. Participants will be set up on the bikes safely and be provided with motivating music to keep you going. Krank cycles for the upper body can be swapped out for traditional spin bikes if preferred. Please bring a towel and a water bottle as this class will make you sweat!  

Cycle & Strength

This is an amazing combination workout that incorporates the cardiovascular boost of cycle and the benefits of strength training. Instructors will lead you through a variety of drills on the bike, then transition to strength exercises off the bike to ensure you get the most out of your workout time. Krank cycles for the upper body can be swapped out for traditional spin bikes if preferred.

HIIT + Abs

Currently offered virtually 

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training which is characterized by periods of high energy and fast heart rates, followed by recovery intervals. HIIT is known for providing an effective cardiorespiratory workout in a short time frame. Be ready to utilize your entire body via bodyweight and equipment based exercises.  


Dance Fitness 


Cardio Dance 

Cardio dance features a mix of several genres of music from pop, R&B, and rap, to Latin music and K-Pop. The dances range from hip-hop to salsa. This class provides a safe and fun space for all levels of dance experience with a focus on joyful movement and having fun!

Zumba

This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and International music with dance movements to create a dynamic and fun fitness program. The class format combines fast and slow rhythms that move the body in an aerobic fashion to achieve a unique balance of cardio and muscle-strengthening benefits. No prior dance experience necessary. Come join the party!


Combo 


Beginner Bootcamp

This class is designed for all fitness levels with a variety of options given for each exercise. The instructor will tailor the class to best fit your needs so please let your instructor know how they can best assist you.This is a great class to take prior to jumping into Bootcamp.

Bodyweight Bootcamp

Currently offered virtually 

This class combines strength training and cardio exercises for a comprehensive workout. This is an ideal class if you would like a full-body, interval-based workout that can be performed anywhere. 

Bootcamp

Currently offered in person

This class combines strength training and cardio exercises for a comprehensive workout that is ideal for anyone seeking a fun, full body, interval-based workout that can be performed anywhere. Bootcamp’s endless variety will keep you engaged and progressing along your fitness journey. 

Deep Water X

This little-to-no impact class gives you the opportunity to get a great workout without putting any added stress on your joints. With a variety of cardio, core, and strength work you can look forward to a full body workout, using the water to do moves we can’t do on land. Deep Water X is ideal for participants of all body types, abilities, and fitness levels. No swim experience required!

P90X® LIVE

P90X® LIVE is a group-focused total-body strength and cardio class that incorporates principles from personal training and functional strength coaching. The class is broken into four sections: Cardio X, Lower Strength, Upper Strength, and Core X, providing a balanced and effective workout. Get ready to bust through personal plateaus, rock out to the music, and give it your all as we encourage each other to get stronger every class. 60-minute classes have longer Cardio X and Core X segments than 45 minute classes. 

Rhythm Bootcamp 

Feel the music and the burn! This full-body strength and cardio conditioning class uses the beat of music to motivate you to keep pushing to achieve your goals. Be ready to work up a sweat in this fun, music-driven, total body workout!

Shallow Water X

This class takes place in the shallow end of the pool, using the buoyancy of water to lessen the impact on your joints. You can expect a variety of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) intervals, plyometrics and strength work for the upper and lower body in this effective, low-impact class. Open to all ability levels. No swim experience required.

Step & Strength

A majority of this class will use a raised platform for coordination and cardio. Participants will move with the music and the instructor up, over, and around the bench. All choreography will be simple and easy to follow along, so don't be afraid! Not only will you get a great cardio workout, you'll also do strengthening exercises for all major muscle groups.

Tabata

Using the Tabata method (20 seconds of work, 10 seconds of rest, 8 times through, with a 1-minute rest between rounds) we will conquer a variety of cardio and strength exercises. Tabatas provide a challenging and effective workout that will leave you feeling physically and mentally strong and proud!


Faculty/Staff


Faculty/Staff Strength & Conditioning*

This class incorporates a variety of equipment and exercise formats into a 45-minute time frame to provide you with a quick and effective strength and cardio based workout. The strength portion(s) of class will use a combination of weighted and body weight exercises. The cardio portion(s) of class will focus on aerobic training, or having an elevated heart rate at a steady state. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this section for details.

Faculty/Staff Yoga*

Yoga is a type of mindfulness and wellness practice that unites our breath with our bodies in a way that can improve health, wellbeing, and relaxation. This class will incorporate breathing exercises with physical postures and movement, and will explore a combination of yoga styles including Hatha (static poses), Vinyasa (flowing through poses) and Gentle or Restorative yoga. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this section for details.

Faculty/Staff Zumba*

This Latin-inspired dance-fitness class incorporates Latin and International music and dance movements to create a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness program. Faculty/Staff classes are available to anyone with a valid PSU employee ID, no Campus Rec membership required. NOTE: Access to locker rooms not included. See the bottom of this section for details.

* Faculty/Staff Group X class details: PSU faculty and staff are invited to participate in faculty/staff Group X fitness classes. The classes are free to all PSU faculty and staff with a valid PSU ID. Campus Rec membership is not required for participation. Classes are drop-in; registration is not required. Campus Rec is offering these complimentary faculty/staff classes in ASRC 220, a new fitness space shared by Campus Rec and PSU’s Physical Education program. The new space provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and staff to develop their physical, mental and social wellbeing, while also contributing to a healthy, happy, engaged PSU community. All faculty/staff Group X fitness classes take place in ASRC 220, located in the west hallway on the 2nd floor. Non-member participants do not have access to the Rec Center, locker room or shower facilities. Rec Center access requires a paid monthly membership or $7 daily pass. Non-member participants are encouraged to change in their office area or building prior to and after class. There is some space available inside ASRC 220 for small personal belongings. A one-time waiver is required for all participants and will be available for completion at all classes.

 


Group X Instructor Bios


Liana Bernard (she/her)

Hi, I’m Liana! I teach strength and cardio classes and majored in psychology. My favorite part of teaching Group X classes is having people to exercise with. Exercising alone can get lonely and boring!  

Favorite class to teach: My favorite classes to teach are all strength classes! I like how using large lower body muscles in the Lower Body & Core class elevates my heart rate, even though I am still focusing on strength. Upper Body & Core is so important for our posture, especially sitting at desks all the time where it's easy to accidentally hunch forward. At-Home Strength is very efficient because we work all major muscles. 

What have you learned while working at Campus Rec? Exercise can be fun and doesn't have to be torture. It's ok and normal if you don't use 100% effort for every single exercise. The most important thing is to find ways to move that you enjoy and want to do regularly. Otherwise, you won't keep doing it and it won’t be sustainable. Something new that I’ve tried at Campus Rec is weight lifting. Before working out at Campus Rec, I hadn't tried lifting heavy weights. I really enjoy feeling strong, and have been surprised how strong I've become. 

What movements bring you joy? When I’m not teaching Group X classes, hiking or weight lifting bring me the most joy. 

Favorite workout song? Not sure if I have one song, but I really like dubstep for working out!


Morgan Taylor (she/her)

Hi, I’m Morgan! I teach strength and cardio classes and am studying industrial/organizational psychology. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite class to teach is Cycle. I started attending cycle classes during my undergraduate at University of South Florida and have fallen in love with it ever since. Whether I’m leading a class or attending as a participant, I love how Cycle makes me be present in the moment. 

What have you learned while working at Campus Rec? Working at Campus Recreation has taught me to think more deeply about the many factors that impact an individual’s access to exercise opportunities and its impact on health/wellbeing. This makes me reflect on how I can become a more inclusive instructor in the fitness community. 

What movements bring you joy? In addition to Cycle, I love playing volleyball and pickleball. I not only get to move my body, but also have formed many friendships from playing in leagues around the Portland area.


Suzane Van Amburgh (she/her)

Hi, I’m Suzane! I teach mindy/body classes and studied semiotics of visual communication. I speak English and sukoshi nihongo (Japanese). This is my first year teaching in-person classes at the Rec Center. I'm looking forward to meeting students and being able to observe them as they move.

Favorite class to teach: Iaido, based on the art of drawing and wielding the Japanese sword, dating back to 16th century Japan. It's such a nice transition and "reset" from the work day to the evening. 

What have you learned while working at Campus Rec? I've learned that the staff are super dedicated, plugged in, woke, and focused on making the Campus Rec experience as inclusive and positive as possible for all members. I just recently explored the 3rd and 4th floors of the Rec Center, and learned that you can rent a locker to store your belongings overnight and throughout the term.

What movements bring you joy? Aikido, Jo stick handling, and walking are the movements that bring me joy. 

Favorite workout song: I like to work out to Eugene Onegin’s waltz.


Erin Bransford (she/her)

Hi, I’m Erin! I teach strength and cardio classes and received my B.S. in Biology and Exercise & Sports Studies and an M.A. in Kinesiology. 

Favorite class to teach: I absolutely LOVE teaching Cycle because any and every type of music can be used (putting together playlists is so much fun!) and the class can be taught to be enjoyed by all levels with ease. Regardless of how fast or heavy you are riding, everyone is pedaling together! 

What movements bring you joy? I love being active outdoors. Running, walking my dog, hiking, camping, and stand-up paddleboarding bring me the most joy when not teaching classes. 

Favorite workout song: One of my favorite songs to workout to is Physical by Dua Lipa.


Jen Armbruster (she/her, they/them)

Hi, I’m Jen! I teach strength and cardio classes and studied criminal justice.

Favorite class to teach: Beginner Bootcamp is my favorite class to teach because it is so inclusive for everyone. In the past, the class sizes have been smaller, and the bonds made in class are awesome to watch and be a part of. 

What movements bring you joy? When I’m not teaching Group X, the movement that brings me the most joy is any sort of play with my kids—from swimming to wrestling to hiking. 

Favorite workout song: I love to workout to any song by Nellie.


Karelly Ramirez Gonzalez (she/her)

Hi, I’m Karelly! I teach strength and cardio classes and am majoring in physics and chemistry. Other than English, I speak Spanish as my native language and un peu de français. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite class to teach is Lower Body & Abs. I love strengthening such a big portion of my body. It can be challenging at times, but it also reminds me to be grateful of the movements my body allows me to do. 

What have you learned while working at Campus Rec? Fitness is deeply connected to our mental and emotional wellbeing. The mental strength required to make the choice to enjoy the movement, listen to the cues your body is giving you, and asking yourself how you’re feeling throughout is a huge part of fitness. Fitness allows me to know myself better as I grow. 

What movements bring you joy? Other than teaching classes, I love rock climbing! I am more of a top-rope gal given my fear of heights, but I’ve been trying lead climbing to learn to manage my fears.


Charlotte Kline (she/her)

Hi, I’m Charlotte! I teach strength and cardio classes and am majoring in business finance with a double minor in communication and Spanish. I speak English and Spanish. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? My favorite part about teaching classes at Campus Rec is having a community of co-workers and participants that make me excited to teach and feel free to be myself. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite class to teach is Lower Body & Core because I love making strength accessible and enjoyable for people. 

What movements bring you joy? When I’m not teaching classes, I love dancing or going for walks. 

Favorite workout song: My favorite song to work out to is IPHONE by Rico Nasty.


Lizzy Tremaine (she/they)

Hi, I’m Lizzy! I teach dance fitness and majored in applied developmental psychology. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? I love the sense of community and connection that Group X classes offer! I love how joyful movement, like Zumba, can bring people together. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite to teach is Zumba! It's an opportunity to celebrate the way our bodies can move with fantastic rhythms and music! 

What movements bring you joy? When not teaching classes, I love impromptu freestyle dancing, often with my dog Cheeto.


Alex Foutch (he/him)

Hi, I’m Alex! I teach dance fitness, strength, and cardio classes and I majored in communication studies.

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? My favorite part of teaching at Campus Rec is that I get to provide a small getaway when people come to my class to have fun and move their bodies. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite class to teach is Cardio Dance because I have a love for dance, but I love teaching all my classes! 

What movements bring you joy? When not teaching, I love dancing and nature walks! 

Favorite workout song: My favorite songs change constantly, so follow me on Spotify if you want some new music!


Julie Jansen (she/her)

Hi, I’m Julie! I teach mind/body classes and majored in visual art teaching. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? My favorite part of teaching with the Rec Center is that it allows me to bring a bit of peace and wellbeing to PSU students, faculty, and staff.

Favorite class to teach: I love teaching Mindful Movement & Meditation because it allows me to build a sense of community with other people. Together we get to practice movement, meditation, and mindfulness. 

What movements bring you joy? When I’m not teaching, I love being in nature and laughing with loved ones. 

Favorite workout song: My favorite song to move to is Staralfur by Sigur Ros.


Addie Furrer (they/them) 

Hi, I’m Addie! I teach strength and cardio classes. I’m on the pre-med track at PSU, and am majoring in political science as well as minoring in Spanish. In addition to English, I am proficient in Spanish. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? My favorite part of teaching classes at the Rec is hearing from participants that they felt good and had fun in my classes. I teach classes to create an environment where people can genuinely enjoy moving their bodies and leave feeling accomplished. 

What movements bring you joy? At Campus Rec I started bouldering–something I hadn't done since I was a kid! I'd highly recommend trying it out. I work out so that I can do more outside of the gym. I love to bike around town, backpack around Mt. Hood, and hike the coastal range.


Jessica Boyd (she/her)

Hi, I’m Jessica! I teach mind/body classes and double majored in advertising and marketing with a graphic design minor. 

What do you enjoy most about teaching at Campus Rec? I like teaching in a gym at a university environment so that I can expose as many people as possible to the benefits of yoga. One of my favorite parts of this year is that I got to take yoga with me to Mexico! I teach remotely, and I love keeping the connection to Portland. 

Favorite class to teach: My favorite class to teach is Gentle Yoga. I think most of us push ourselves too hard. It doesn't have to hurt to be a workout. It doesn't have to make you sweaty to be effective. 

What movements bring you joy? One new kind of movement that I started recently is weight lifting with a coach this year, and I love it. I've always been strong, but anatomy is important to me, so having a coach has been amazing. 

Favorite workout song: My favorite song to workout to is Perreito by Mariah Angeliq.


Google Interactive Calendar


For a fully accessible version of the Group X schedule, please refer to the interactive Google Calendar below. Save your favorite classes, events, and activities in your own Google calendar. Click on the arrow in the top right corner of the to filter by program area. Save your favorite classes, events, and activities in your own Google calendar by following these steps:

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