New Series

 

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Level I Series with Allison Whiteley

6 Mondays: February 20 - March 27 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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Restore with Sound and Sara Corbishley

6 Wednesdays: March 8- April 12 from 7:30-8:45pm

Rest. Restore. Reboot. Recharge. Rejuvenate.

This series is designed to give your system a restorative, vibrational reboot. Restorative postures for your physical Being combine with the soothing sounds of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls for your energetic Being to nourish and restore to a state of wholeness. 

Give yourself the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation. 

$78 advance, $84 at the door space permitting.
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picture of child doing yogaHappy Hips (knees and low back) with Allison Whiteley

4 Sundays: March 12 - April 2 from 3:00 - 4:15 PM

• Do you have stiff knees or hips?
• Feel tightness in your lower back and legs?
• Are aches and pains in your hips, knees or lower back preventing you from doing the
things you want to do?
• Wish you had an easy to do yoga sequence to help you create or maintain the health
of your hips lower back an knees?
• Want to prepare your body for winter activity like snowshoeing or skiing?

Get Ready for Freedom.
In special 4 part series you will learn an easy, safe sequence to effectively open all 6
movements of the hips. With regular practice of this sequence you will:
• Reduce or eliminate knee, hip, pelvis and low back pain
• Dramatically improve flexibility of the hips and legs
• Achieve balanced free flowing movement so you can move more easily
through your day
• Get your body ready to enjoy the things you love to do
* This series is not appropriate for those who have had a hip replacement.

You will receive detailed personal instruction and a hand out to help you master
this sequence so you can continue to live in freedom. This sequence is the magic bullet for relief from knee and lower back pain!

$50 in advance, $55 at the door
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picture of child doing yogaThe Yoga of Meditation With Julie Bradley

4 Sundays: March 12 - April 2 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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picture of child doing yoga iRest/Yoga Nidrawith Janice Sack - Ory

6 Wednesdays: March 15 - April 19 from 5:45 - 7:00 PM

iRest/Yoga Nidra is an evidence-based transformative practice that leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual healing and well-being.

Nidra means sleep, and Yoga Nidra is a state of half meditation, half sleep. These "naps" can be much deeper than many states of meditation, and help you ease into deep relaxation where transformation and change are possible. With the tools you learn in iRest, you will be equipped to enhance your peace of mind and have greater mastery and control of your life.

iRest has been used successfuly with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, PTSD and simple stress.

This six week series of classes will introduct you to the 10 step process of this profound life changing practice. Each week will offer an opportunity for instruction, dialogue and practice. Come nourish and restore yourself through a much needed nap.

$99 in advance, $109 at the door (space limited, register early)
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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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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