Late Summer Yoga Updates

July 21, 2014

It was great to see many people out at Yoga in the Park last weekend!  I hope to do a repeat in August — or at least let you know about other outdoor yoga activities!

For now just a quick reminder that we start up again next week with Mt Baker Community Yoga.  But there’s not class this week!

The late summer series of Community Yoga in Mt Baker will run July 28 – Aug 18, Mondays 6-7:15 pm.  Register here for the four classes, $40.  If you won’t be here for all four classes, you are always welcome to drop-in.  (We’ll take another two week break at the end of summer and resume the Monday after Labor Day.)

I will be back from my travels for my regular classes at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City this week.  As always, you can find me teaching at Lotus Yoga:

Wednesdays, 4:30 pm
Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
Thursdays, Gentle Class, 9:30 am

I look forward to coming back from my adventures around the beautiful state of Washington and seeing you soon!

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Summer Yoga with Krista!

May 23, 2014

I hope you are enjoying this perfect spring!  I am settling into my new yoga schedule and wanted to give you a quick update.

Monday evenings in Mt Baker
We’ve had a fabulous regular group over the past couple months at this Community Yoga class!  There will be no class this Monday, 5/26.  The next 6-week session will run June 2 – July 7.  Class is 6pm-7:15pm at the Mt. Baker Community Club.  Please pre-register here (you can pay online or at the first class).  Preregistration helps me plan, so thank you if you do this!!

Lotus Yoga Wednesdays and Thursdays
I am teaching in Columbia City at Lotus Yoga:
– Wednesdays, 4:30-5:45 pm
– Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45 pm
– Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 am

The Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning classes are new to the studio and still relatively small classes, so come to those if you want more personalized attention.  I’ve been really happy transitioning to teach more at Lotus – it is a super welcoming, warm, and beautiful studio.  If you haven’t been by, come check it out.  lotusyoga.biz

Summer yoga outdoors!
I’ve gotten to practice yoga in my backyard recently and felt so grateful – and wobbly! – in connecting directly to the ground.  The dirt and grass and buttercups all feel wonderful under my feet, and when I look up I really am saluting the sun and praising the trees.  So I’m looking forward to some outdoor yoga this summer!  I don’t have dates yet, and may wait until the last minute to do it when the weather is perfect.  Probably the best way for me to let you know about those outdoor sessions is through facebook — you can like/follow me through this page:  https://www.facebook.com/kristahansonyoga  If you don’t use facebook (a) that’s great! and (b) let me know and I’ll put out a special call to you if I do this last minute.

Other yoga opportunities with fabulous Seattle teachers
Next weekend there are a couple workshops with teachers I highly respect — definitely worth checking out if they sound interesting to you.
– May 31, “Yoga for Traumatic Recovery” with Laura Humpf.  http://satmato.com/events/
– May 30-31, “Women, Power, Perfectionism and Yoga” with Denise Benitez and Bianca Raffety.  http://www.seattleyogaarts.com/WorkshopsYogaArts.html

I look forward to seeing you on the mat, in the park, or deep in the waters of Lake Washington soon!!

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Krista’s Spring Yoga Updates

March 24, 2014

Hello yoga friends!  And happy spring!

I hope you all have had time to walk, garden, or in other ways soak in the very exciting light of spring.  I just attended another module in my “advanced” teacher training (“advanced” in quotes because I think advanced yoga means you’ve been putting this all into practice more decades than I’ve been alive…), but it gave me lots of juice and excitement about teaching.

I’ve heard from a few people that they could use a reminder about where and when I’m teaching these days.  The schedule is always online here, but the basic south Seattle class schedule is:

Mondays 6-7:15 pm Mt Baker Community Club
Tuesdays 4-5:15 pm Collab Community Yoga in Hillman City
Wednesdays 4:30-5:45 pm Lotus Yoga
Wednesdays 7:30-8:45 pm Lotus Yoga
Thursdays 9:30-10:45 AM Lotus Yoga Gentle Class
Fridays 6:15-7:15 AM Mt Baker Community Club

For those of you coming or interested in coming to the Monday night Mt Baker Community Classes, the schedule is as follows:

* We have two more classes in this series (tonight and 3/31).  You’re welcome to come to any class, even if you haven’t attended others in the series.  The sessions are built around a general theme, but I design classes to be available to anyone who drops in as well.

* There will be a break the week of April 7.

* We will resume on April 14, with a series running 4/14 – 5/19.  You can sign up now for that series, http://kristaleehanson.com/classes/register-2/

Finally, I am excited to be preparing offering a “Yoga for Parents of Children with Disabilities” workshop, May 18, 1-4pm.  If you know people who are interested, please let them know to save the date!!


PS – Have I mentioned that I’m using facebook?  It’s probably the best way for me to communicate any last minute changes in my schedule: www.facebook.com/kristahansonyoga

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Feb. 2014: New Class Schedule, & discount passes to Lotus Yoga!

February 12, 2014
This winter has been an exciting time for my yoga practice.  I’ve loved deepening my relationships with my long-time students and getting to know new students and new classes.  The focus, commitment, and playfulness everyone brought to the New Year’s Day practice made it a fabulous way to start 2014.  And as I’ve gone through health challenges that have stressed both my body and spirits this winter, I’ve felt incredibly grateful to have a yoga practice that creates space for acceptance, breath, and relaxing into challenge.  And I feel doubly blessed that I get to share these practices with my students.So I am very excited to share news about new classes I’ll be teaching in the very near future!

Mt Baker Community Yoga
Our last Wednesday evening class will be tonight — Feb. 12, 7-8:15pm.  Next week there won’t be any class.

Starting the last week of February, the Mt Baker Community Yoga classes will switch to Monday evenings, 6-7:15 pm.  I’ll continue to loosely organize my teaching into 6-week long themes.  The focus for the next six weeks will be heart, chest, and upper back movement.  I look forward to some more deep breath exploration as well as back-bends and related shoulder exploration.  The next series will run Monday Feb. 24 – March 31.  The six class series is $60, drop-in price is $12-15 sliding scale.  Register for the series now!

Yoga Fridays, early morning!
Come join the wonderful community of early-morning yogis in Mt. Baker each Friday morning, 6:15-7:15 am!  This class is run by the South Side Booty Camp (open to everyone!).  For information on signing up and prices, go here.

Classes at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City
I am honored to be joining the teachers at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City.  I’ve loved Lotus ever since I moved to Seattle because the teachers bring together all the things I love about yoga — community building, an environment that is welcoming to all kinds of yoga seekers, deep knowledge of anatomy and body movement, and commitment to a full body/mind/spirit yoga practice.  I’ll be teaching All Levels classes at Lotus on Wednesday evenings, 4:30-5:45 pm and 7:30-8:45 pm, and likely a more gentle class on Thursday mornings.  I hope you’ll come explore this beautiful yoga studio with me!  I have discount passes for new students – $40 for 5 classes – so please let me know if you’d like one.

And more…
I continue to enjoy teaching private yoga classes, especially to people looking for support in personalizing a practice for mental health, stress and anxiety reduction, or adapting yoga to support living with disability.  Please contact me if interested.

Wishing you a healthful, heart-filled February,

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Yoga Wednesday evenings – Starts up this week!

January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!  It was wonderful to see so many of you in class yoga on New Year’s Day!!

There will be a new 6-week yoga series starting this Wednesday, 7-8:15pm, in Mt. Baker.  I’m excited to continue exploring intention through practice.  We’ll also focus on twists and explore breath practices (pranayama).

Register here for the six-week series ($60), Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 kristaleehanson.com/classes.  You’re always welcome to drop-in, too.  Drop-in cost is $12-15, sliding scale, per class.

Also, If you haven’t found mbue already on facebook, you can like my page at Krista Hanson Yoga on facebook.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

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New Year’s Yoga and Wed. 6-week series

December 18, 2013
I wanted to make sure you knew that tonight is the last of my Wednesday evening Mt Baker classes for December.  So get some comfy pants on and come on down to the warm Mt Baker Clubhouse tonight, 7-8:15 pm!  We’ll be doing some wonderful chest/lung opening back bends, plus easing into some lovely restorative practice.

Also, mark your January calendars!

* New Year’s Day Yoga class, 12-1:30 pm.  Yoga is a wonderful way to let go of the old and welcome in the new.  This class will be an all levels class celebrating being in your body with acceptance, love, and space for transformation in the new year!  At the Mt. Baker Clubhouse.  Please pre-register.

* Wednesday evening classes will restart with a six-week winter series, Jan. 8 – February 12, 7-8:15pm as usual.

I look forward to seeing you all tonight or in the new year!
– Krista

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