New Series

 

RestorativeStrong Core and More! with Sandi Koch

6 Tuesdays: March 28 - May 2 from 5:45 - 7:00pm

Find your core, build strength and improve your posture from the core with Yogalign.

We will use the core breath to align our posture from the inside out; self-massage tonourish tissues / increase kinesthetic awareness; and full body flexibility/strength/balance techniques to increased strength and flexibility.

Join Sandi, RYT 200, Occupational Therapist, and Thai Massage Practitioner in an exploration of Yogalign. Yogalign is accessible to all – any age / any fitness level. Students report feeling energized, youthful and lifted in the very first class.

Yogalign participants report:
Improved strength, balance, agility and coordination
Decreased chronic pain, headaches.
Decreased pre-mature aging, osteo-arthritis
Improved mental status - depression, anxiety,
Improved incontinence, digestion, weight gain

$77 in advance, $82 at the door (space is limited, register early)
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Level I Series with Allison Whiteley

6 Mondays: April 3 - May 8 from 7:15 - 8:30 PM

Continue your Yoga Journey

This new series is designed to support your growth in a smaller more structured environment. You will continue to build a solid foundation by refining poses you’ve learned while adding new poses and variations. A smaller setting insures more
individual attention to foster a better understanding of the yogic principles of alignment and using your breath. In addition, meditation techniques and practical application of yogic philosophy are introduced.

Ideal for those who have completed the Intro series and newer students with some yoga experience.

“One of my deepest passions is providing a caring, supportive environment for my students so they can explore the wonders of this amazing science called Yoga, safely and joyfully.”

$78 in advance, $83 at the door (Space limited)
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picture of child doing yogaMindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Suzy Green or Karen Schwisow

8 Week Meditation Program

With Suzy: Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Highline College
Retreat Day Saturday, May 20 from 9am - 4pm

With Karen: Thursdays, April 13 - June 1 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Federal Way Community Center
Retreat Day Saturday, May 13 from 9am - 4pm

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

MBSR is a clinically proven and extensively studied 8 week meditation program based on the groundbreaking work of Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

. It has been shown to be helpful for:
- stress
- chronic pain
- anxiety and depression
- high blood pressure
- GI issues
- sleep disorders
- weight management
- creating a greater sense of well-being and calm
- navigating every day life challenges skillfully...and more

To be mindful is to develop skills in attention and moment-to-moment awareness. You learn to transform stressful situations by going through them in a skillful way, in order to get beyond them. This is accomplished by using awareness of one's breath and body to achieve skills of relaxed observing and clarity. This course consists of guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, gentle yoga, mindful communication exercises, individually tailored instruction, daily home practice, guided meditation CDs, hand outs on home practice and group discussion designed to increase awareness in every day life.
Your commitment to attend the weekly sessions and the one day retreat as well as practice daily on your own is critical. No previous meditation experience needed.

"A growing body of scientific evidence supports the reality of a profound mind-body connection and now recognizes that learning and practicing mindfulness can positively affect your sense of health and well-being physically, mentally and emotionally, while simultaneously offering you a means of discovering a deeper sense of ease and peace of mind." - Saki Santorelli, Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness, Stress Reduction Program. University of Massachusetts Medical School

The MBSR program started in the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979 and is now offered in over 600 medical centers, hospitals, and clinics around the world.

Tuesdays: $349. Sign up through Highline College Item 9754M or call (206) 878-3710

Thursdays: $290 - 390 sliding scale. Sign up through Federal Way Community Center (select "Register for classes" on left; enter bar code 56132)
or call (253) 835-6900

 

RestorativeChakras: A Journey through your Energetic System with Sara Corbishley

6 Wednesdays: April 19 - May 24 from 7:30 - 8:45pm

Go on a 6 week exploration of your energetic system using ancient tantric knowledge as recorded by Harish Johari. With a focus on a specific chakra each week this series will give you the time to sit with the energy from that chakra and to truly integrate and observe the effects of it's energy in your daily life. Practices include (but are not limited to) guided meditation, mudras (hand gestures,) restorative asana (postures,) heart centered gentle flow, intention setting, breathing practices, ceremony, journaling, discussion and reflection. The last session will feature a chakra balancing sound bath with Alchemy Crystal Bowls.

Included in this course: Binder with extensive hand outs (and an extra surprise or two)

Here's what past students had to say about Sara's Chakra Series:
"Sara's open nature really made the class. As a Mom being pulled in so many directions in every day life, these evenings meant so much to me!" -Nicole L.
"The exercises we did were very creative and I really enjoyed it." -Astra P.
"I expected to have a meaningful experience and I most certainly did. I loved that it involved yoga poses, meditation, journaling and ended with a sound bath." -Carol S.

$99 in advance, $104 at the door
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picture of child doing yogaThe Yoga of Meditation With Julie Bradley

4 Sundays: April 30 - May 21 from 4:30 - 5:30pm

“Don’t meditate to fix yourself, to heal yourself, to improve yourself, to redeem yourself; rather, do it as an act of love, of deep warm friendship to yourself. In this way there is no longer any need for the subtle aggression of self-improvement, for the endless guilt of not doing enough. It offers the possibility of an end to the ceaseless round of trying so hard that wraps so many people’s lives in a knot. Instead there is now meditation as an act of love. How endlessly delightful and encouraging.” - Bob Sharples, from Meditation: Calming the Mind

Meditation is an invaluable tool for self inquiry and insight as well as a pathway for releasing obstacles to health and well-being. Science has begun to document the many benefits of meditation. It increases concentration and focus, reduces anxiety and stress. Creativity, compassion and memory are all enhanced through a meditation practice. In this class we will play with different techniques to aid in your process of developing awareness and inner peace. Give yourself this hour to cultivate a quiet place with in.  No experience necessary.

Each class offers:Instruction in basic meditation practices

  • Instruction on meditation techniques and how to know "if you're doing it right"
  • Time to practice
  • Support from other meditators

$50 in advance, $55 at the door
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RestorativeYoga for Anxiety with Allison Olt Kerr, ND,RYT

6 Wednesdays: May 10 - June 14 from 6:15 - 7:30pm

Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities and overall enjoyment of life. Dr Olt Kerr has designed a unique series offering a naturopathic treatment perspective alongside a gently yoga practice with focused emphasis on quieting the mind.

Explore ways to use natural medicine to ease the symptoms of this common but often debilitating challenge.

 


$80 in advance, $85 at the door
Space is limited to 11. Preregistration strongly encouraged. Register for this series now