Aaron Brown Joins Yoga Staff

Yoga’s popularity in the three-village community is no surprise. What is a surprise is the lack of male yoga teachers. That is until Aaron Brown stepped up to join the yoga staff at North County Recreation District.

Having moved to Manzanita, and then to Wheeler, in 2014, Aaron has been studying yoga since 2007 and teaching since 2011—sharing his practice with students in locations as distant as Guatemala, as unique as Breitenbush and as urban as Portland.

What first began as a way to strengthen his weak, inflexible shoulders in preparation for rock climbing, has turned into a positive tool to improve his health and well being.  “I practice yoga to quiet my mind. I feel completely out of balance if I don’t practice,” said Brown.  “Yoga has provided a lot of personal growth over the years.  I particularly like the challenge of it.”  When not practicing yoga, Aaron loves being outdoors hiking and surfing.  “It’s a good, quiet, beautiful place with lots of outdoor stuff to do and to raise my 16-year-old son.”

Since October, Aaron has been teaching the Thursday evening classical Hatha class at North County Recreation District and will now be offering a new class in winter term which begins Monday, January 7.  The new Level 2-3 Sunday evening class from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m, begins January 8 and will run for 12 weeks in Room 5. The advanced class is designed for those with prior yoga experience. Aaron explained that participants can expect to be physically and mentally challenged.  “Come prepared to sweat and gain new body awareness and an opportunity to grow in your practice,” Brown advised.

North County Recreation District offers 8 yoga classes per week, year-round, for all levels:  chair yoga, very gentle yoga, mid-life yoga, restorative yoga, classical hatha, level 1, mixed levels and now level 2-3.  The yoga classes are included in a Fitness Center membership or can be taken on a tuition-only basis.

View class schedules here.  For further information, contact 503.368.7008.