6 Mondays: February 26 - April 2 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)
6 Tuesdays: March 6 - April 10 from 5:45 - 7pm
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.
Level I is designed for students who are physically fit, but new to yoga or prefer a less-rigorous class. 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
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.
$78 in advance, $83 at the door (space is limited, register early)
6 Thursdays: March 8 - April 12 from 7:45 - 9pm
“You don’t find light by avoiding the darkness.” -S. Kelley Harrell
A six week series dedicated to the Self. Learn ways to release heavy, stuck energy. Experience multiple journeys. Explore protection practices. Learn ways to cleanse yourSelf and your spaces.
Work in community to process, release and grow. The series will conclude with an alchemic sound bath.
Go deeper and befriend your darkness to truly walk in the light...YOUR light!
Please bring a journal, pen, water and an open heart and mind.
$88 in advance, $98 at the door
6 Wedesdays: March 14 - April 18 from 7:30 - 8:45pm
Kundalini Yoga can be for any BODY. The student new to Kundalini can be in excellent shape or in poor health. It is for everyone. The practice is personally centered on what “your” body is telling you it needs. The classes are relaxing, calming, and fun. You will explore kundalini yoga kriyas (movement) and meditations. Components of these classes clear and open the chakras
(energy centers of the body) to awaken your kundalini energy and simultaneously benefit every system of the body.
$78 in advance, $83 at the door (Space limited)
“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
8 Week Meditation Program
Thursdays, April 26 - June 14 from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Federal Way Community Center
Retreat Day Saturday, June 2 from 9am - 3pm
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:
- 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.
$290 - 450 sliding scale. Sign up through Federal Way Community Center (select "Register for classes" on left; search under "health and fitness") Sign up on line for maximum sliding scale option only; to register with other sliding scale options please call (253) 835-6900.