Chris Gordon

Chris Gordon has been teaching yoga for the past 20 years. He is owner of Big River Yoga and is also a healer, specializing in Thai Massage and leads Thai Massage Trainings in the twin cites and beyond. Chris is also a certified health and wellness coach and offers empathic support to his clients. Chris delights in his meditation practice and enjoys bicycling and swimming and walking his dog, Ruby. In classes, Chris applies the ancient philosophy of yoga to everyday life. He is passionate about teaching, clear, down to earth and reverent.


Chris Gordon instructs the following:
  • Asana and Meditation (1/2)
  • Asana practice (1/2 level) to prepare for breath work (pranayama) and 20 minutes of meditation. Start your morning off right in this 70 minute class!

  • Align and Flow (1/2)
  • Level 1/2 class. Focus on alignment and the breath. Poses consist of sun salutations, standing poses, twists, back bends, inversions, and seated poses. Modifications and props are provided to help students access the poses safely and effectively. Philosophy is woven into the fabric of the class to help students embody the teachings of yoga.

  • Beginners
  • Ideal for those new to yoga. Build a solid foundation for a safe and joyful yoga practice.

  • Align and Flow (2)
  • For continuing and intermediate students. Focus on alignment and the breath. Poses consist of sun salutations, standing poses, twists, back bends, inversions, and seated poses. Modifications and props are provided to help students access the poses safely and effectively. Philosophy is woven into the fabric of the class to help students embody the teachings of yoga.

  • Thai Massage Playshop for Couples
  • Saturday October 27  |  3:00-5:30pm
    This is an introduction to the healing art of Thai Massage. Learn fun and effective massage techniques in this is hands-on experiential class providing you with tools for heart-based connection and healing bodywork. You will give and receive massage with the support of expert guidance.
     
    Cost is $80 per couple.
     
    Registration is only needed for one person in each couple. Please bring your friend or loved one on the day of the event!

    Please note registration is a two-step process. After purchasing this item you will be prompted to enroll in the workshop.

  • Yoga Study: Alignment feet, legs, hips
  • Yoga Study: Anatomy and Alignment of feet, legs, and hips

    Sat Nov 3 | 2:00-4:30pm

    Explore the anatomy of your feet, legs and hips for optimal alignment and greater freedom within your asana practice. This class is an experiential opportunity to discover your strengths and uncover your blind spots. You will practice in small groups to learn from one another and share insights.

    We’ll begin with the foundation of the body - your feet. You will learn how to best support yourself from the ground up. Your legs carry you thru life and allow mobility. Discover the importance of strengthening your leg muscles, and learn how to do so with yoga. Your hips integrate your lower body with your spine. Subtle adjustments in hip movements can make the difference between feeling ease versus pain.

    You will gain insights about your alignment tendencies, and learn techniques to support greater ease and mobility. These skills are relevant both in your daily life, and in your yoga practice.

    Cost: $40 (members receive 10% off)

    Please note registration is a 2 step process. After payment, you will be prompted to enroll in the workshop by clicking the "enroll" button.


  • Restorative Yoga
  • Restorative yoga is designed to help relax and renew the body on many levels; the nervous system, emotional distress, physical tension, and more. Poses are supported by props while relaxing music is played and poetry is read to encourage introspection and relaxation.