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Jaina Portwood

Namaste. I am Jaina Portwood, E-RYT 500, NCMT 1000 the director and founder of Pure Lux Yoga, and owner/co-founder of Radiant Life Yoga.

I have been practicing yoga since 1998 and teaching since 2002. As a youth, I accomplished incredible achievements as a competitive athlete. I consistently rose to the top, even as a young swimmer, breaking state records at the age of 7. This confidence and physical power has allowed me to see the world in a different paradigm, what some athletes call “the zone.” I was instantly attracted to yoga as a means to experience magical altered states of reality, manifestation, magic, and longevity.

I first studied yoga in college alongside calculus, physics, and cellular biology. After experimenting with a 100% raw foods diet for 8 years, I birthed 4 children naturally, and fell deep into health and healing modalities. Starting in 1999, I gained certifications in massage therapy, craniosacral therapy, thai massage, energy work, permaculture, herbalism, flower essences, and a range of other studies related to human anatomy an physiology, nutrition, and advanced esoteric yoga. I have a wealth of yoga experience through over a decade of svadhyaya (study of self), bhakti (devotion), and I have trained with yoga masters all over the country.

Above all else I hold an intention for spiritual, and physical expansion. Yoga is union. To be united to the Self, through the Self, into the Self…the heart….unconditional love. This is achieved through pranayama, asana, nutrition, intuition, and insight to take you beyond the seen world and into cosmic consciousness. I am dedicated to a personalized approach to teacher training, life coaching and yoga/health mentorship. Everyone is different in the way we learn, grow, and transform into our highest, most supreme, optimal selves. I help individuals shine their brightest!

Lastly I have a love for all things beautiful. I enjoy meditation, surfing, turquoise tropical waves, dancing, music, and basking in the sun. I have lead 200 & 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training to hundreds of students over the last decade, and touched many more through daily classes. It is such a deep joy and honor to watch students become powerful healers.

I am based in Minneapolis, MN, and am also co-owner and founder of Radiant Life Yoga, an Uptown Minneapolis yoga school with daily classes, workshops, and a second location Northside, where we offer donation-based yoga classes to the community. I offer private yoga study, nutrition & clinical massage therapy. 

Living Your BEST Life

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What’s your average day feel like? Is your body optimal, vital, and radiant? Do you love your career? Are you filled with abundant inspiration, motivation, and positive energy? Do you have deep peace in your mind? Are you thriving? …or just getting by?

For many people, it’s so easy to fall into a rhythm of loneliness, depression, fatigue, anxiety, or lethargy.  So many people have habitual patterns of day-in and day-out. You may already practice yoga, and meditate, and eat well. And yet. We attach to sensory pleasures. We get lazy. We get bored. We feel lost.

What are your wildest dreams like? Like, the big ones? The ones that scare you. That feel unreachable. Can you imagine the potential of those wildest dreams being dwarfed by reality? What does it feel like when you are REALLY inspired and in the height of passion?

Limitless joy. I want this feeling for you. Not sometimes. But all the time.

There is no other you. You are unique and irreplaceable. Which is why there is absolutely no time to waste. The world is waiting for you. The world is waiting for you to step into your highest frequency, most optimal expression. Your highest calling. Your purpose. Your passions. Your deepest desires.

The group work I do helps to facilitate a shift in your entire being: physical, emotional, and spiritual. I help you to wake up each morning with a huge smile on your face, OVERJOYED at the day in front of you, and MOTIVATED for your best life ever. It will be a re-calibration of sorts. A gateway into a new paradigm.

Our group coaching session will give you permission to embody your deepest joys, and manifest your sweetest desires.

You will leave feeling energized, refreshed, and inspired! Together we will explore conscious awareness, meditation, positive affirmations, and deep, powerful work to establish the life you’ve been dreaming of. To pull your passions into reality. So that every moment is gratitude and bliss.

Bring a pen, a journal, and a talisman of sorts (crystal, feather, acorn, stone etc.) that inspires you.

Partner Thai Yoga Massage

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Learn easy an effective tools to relieve your loved ones tired back, feet, shoulders, and neck. Connect heart to heart through this wonderful healing modality. 

This workshop will teach you a simple, easy sequence of techniques in traditional Thai style massage. Thai Bodywork has been used for millennia to treat a wide variety of ailments and balances the body’s energies in a good way. Leave feeing relaxed, energized, and deeply grounded. 

Wear loose clothing. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow. No experience necessary!