I am excited to announce that I have returned to teaching Gentle Yoga on Thursday mornings (9:30-10:45) at Lotus Yoga in Columbia City (upstairs, across from the bakery)! If you enjoy a slow, fun and introspective yoga practice, join this wonderful Thursday morning crew. I want to extend so much gratitude to the Lotus community for supporting my maternity leave, and especially to Julie Fournier who covered the class while I was out.
The Mt Baker Community classes continue on Monday night. We have two more classes remaining in this series on balance. The next 6-week series will run Oct. 26 – Nov. 30
The next Community Yoga series in Mt Baker starts this coming Monday, Sept. 14!
In this series we will focus on balance. Each week we’ll explore a different balancing pose or set of poses, while also investigating yoga’s tools for mind, breath, and emotional balance. This is an all-levels class, so there is no expectation that you can already do any complicated poses! Just bring your whole self to class – the parts of you that are already balanced and centered, and any parts of you that might be trying to hold up too many things at once.
Class is at the Mt. Baker Community Club, Monday evenings 6-7:15 pm. Cost is $60 for the series (six classes, 9/14 – 10/19) for those who pre-register here. Drop-ins always welcome, with a suggested price of $12-15.
I call this a “Community Yoga” class because I strive to make it as welcoming to all people as possible – we welcome people of all sizes, ages, abilities and disabilities, all genders and sexualities, tight hamstrings or super stretchy bodies, light or heavy-hearted, and regardless of ability to pay. If there is anything I can do to make the class better meet your needs, please let me know.
PS – In support and appreciation for all of Seattle public school teachers, yoga classes are FREE to striking teachers.
The next Community Yoga series in Mt. Baker begins this Monday. I’ll be focusing this late-summer session on ease in the neck and shoulders, as well as including pranayama (breath) practices in each class. This will be a shorter series (4 weeks), followed by a few weeks break in the end of August. I’ll restart classes the Monday after Labor Day.
Sign up now for the discounted rate, $40 for 4 classes – online registration is here
July 27-Aug. 17, 2015
6 – 7:15 pm
Mt Baker Community Club
2811 Mt Rainier Dr S, Seattle, WA 98144
*Please note: there will be no class Aug. 21, 28, and Sept. 5.
Drop-ins always welcome. Usually about half the class is people who are taking the whole series, half are people who come when they can, so there’s no expectation that you come to every class.
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If for any reason it rains, we’ll be indoors at the Community Club.
A few details, logistics, etc.…
On Monday, June 8, I’m celebrating coming back by having bring-a-friend yoga night! If you’ve already paid, or if you pay for a drop-in class, bring a friend for a free yoga class.
I call this a “Community Yoga” class because I strive to make it as welcoming to all people as possible – this is an all-levels class, and we welcome people of all sizes, ages, abilities and disabilities, all genders and sexualities, tight hamstrings or super stretchy bodies, light or heavy-hearted, and regardless of ability to pay. There is no prerequisite for yoga (you do not need to ever touch your toes!), just an open mind and willingness to be kind to yourself. If there is anything I can do to make the class better address your needs, please let me know.
This Monday is the last class in the series for those of you who paid for the six classes with Julie (since the Memorial Day class had to be canceled). As always, all are welcome to drop-in ($12-15 suggested). The next series will be June 15 – July 20, $60 for 6 classes. Note that the third Monday of the month (June 15 and July 20) are gentle/restorative classes.
The wonderful Katherine Francis will be teaching the last of her six week session this evening. Julie Andres will be teaching the next session – March 16 – April 13 (note this is a five week session), Monday nights 6-7:15 pm. I know Julie from Lotus Yoga and from the Hillman City “Yoga for All Bodies” community classes that she coordinates. Julie is a very warm, welcoming teacher who is excellent at weaving together creative sequences with space for breath, challenge and relaxation. I hope you enjoy getting to know her! You can be in touch with her through her web page, www.levityyoga.net/
Julie’s 5-week session will be $50 for the session, or the same $12-15 suggested drop-in rate. To register for the series, you can either email her at email@example.com or just show up to class on March 16 with cash or check.
As I sit looking at this newborn who sleeps so absolutely peacefully, I remember that yoga philosophy teaches that this deep ease is present and accessible within all of us. May our practice give us delicious, nurturing tastes of the peace we were born knowing.