Workshops & Events
Wednesdays July 12 - August 16 from 6:00 - 7:15pm
Summer affords the unique possibility of practicing yoga in union with the elements. Lisa will guide you through a slow flow practice appropriate for all levels of ability.
Bring your own mat, water and sunglasses; wear layers. Please park on the street or at the back of the park.
No parking will be available at the Browns Point Improvement Club parking lot. Pre-registration for each class will ensure you are notified in case of weather cancellation.
Address: 201 Tulalip St. NE Tacoma WA 98422
$17 drop in or use your class pass. (pay online in advance or bring cash/cash. No credit cards accepted on site)
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Last Saturday of Every Month from 2:30 - 3:30 PM
Yoga for Kids focuses on creative movement, body awareness, and an introduction to the mind-body connection. Using games, stories, music and imagination this class will be a fun and exploratory process accessible to any age or physical ability. The main focus of yoga is to bring movement and awareness into our children's bodies...no ability to touch your toes or sit perfectly still is required. Students should come with an open mind and a willingness to move, explore and express themselves. And have fun!
Benefits of Yoga for Kids:
* Improves motor skills, balance and coordination
* Increases neuromuscular development
* Helps to strengthen the immune system
* Promotes healthier sleep
* Increases concentration, focus and attention span
* Stimulates auditory processing and responsiveness
* Balances energy
* Builds confidence and self-esteem
* Develops discipline and self-control
* Enables social interaction and self-expression
* Encourages a fit and healthy lifestyle
* Its fun!
$13 in advance, $18 at the door. $4 discount on each additional sibling
Register now for August 26 (or scroll to the date you want)
Includes 3 sessions held Wednesday August 16 from 1:30-3:30 pm; Friday August 18h from 2-9 pm and
Saturday August 19 from 2-9 pm
(1/2 hour dinner break on longer days)
This 15 hour training program is designed for yoga teachers, PE teachers, social workers, therapists, parents or anyone that wants to make a positive difference in the lives of teens.
• The benefits of yoga for teens.
• Alignment-based yoga postures.
• Modifications for various physical challenges.
• How to sequence yoga classes that are fun, safe, effective.
• Breathing techniques to calm, energize, and balance.
• Stress management and relaxation techniques for teens.
• How to help teens understand and cultivate mindfulness.
• Using yoga as a support for teen anxiety and depression.
• Presenting the ethical principles of yoga including nonviolence, truthfulness, moderation, and non-attachment in a way that teens can understand.
• Adapting yoga to a school setting.
• Creative techniques to build community, trust and a culture of peer-support.
• Using yogic tools to foster self-confidence, healthy body image, anger management and forgiveness.
• “Practice teaching” time
Dana Keegan 200 RYT and current teen yoga instructor
& Sandi Koch BA in Physical Education, 200 RYT, OT
$500 Preregistration required
Saturday August 26 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Want to learn how to teach yoga to children? This 3-hour workshop will give you the basic skills and confidence to teach
yoga to pre-k through elementary school students.
Whether you are a teacher who wants to add yoga to your classroom curriculum, a yoga teacher who wants to offer classes to kids, or a parent who wants to practice with your own children, this workshop will get you rolling. We’ll start with what you need to know about teaching yoga to kids, how it differs from adult classes and move into fun games and activities that are successful with different ages. We’ll explore how to theme and design a class, what to do in difficult moments, and how to keep students engaged in the class. We’ll finish with a mock Kids Yoga Class where participants can take turns leading activities to one another, role-play “kid behavior” and receive peer feedback.
$90 preregistration required
Friday September 8 - Sunday September 10
Friday 5 - 8:30pm, Saturday 12:30 - 6:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Approaches to Teaching Trauma Sensitive (Informed) Yoga
The use of yoga as both an asana based practice and a mindful meditation practice facilitates the healing capacities of embodied presence. In these two modules, the student will obtain an understanding of two unique empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatments currently being offered for either PTSD, complex trauma, or both. Through both dynamic dialogue and experiential learning, the student will gain a deeper appreciation for the use of the full spectrum of what yoga can offer to those living with the challenges of the after effects of trauma. The two weekend modules will integrate the teachings of Integrative Restoration (iRest) as developed by Richard Miller, Ph.D and the Trauma Justice Center’s Trauma Sensitive Yoga program as developed by Dave Emerson E-RYT.
The modules will address the following areas as related to the teaching of yoga from a trauma sensitive (informed) perspective:
Defining Trauma & Understanding its Impact of Trauma on the Inter & Intrapersonal Relationship
Trauma & Attachment Theory, & Neuroscientific Underpinnings of TC-TSY
Teaching Methodology, Breath Work, and Class Themes of TC-TSY
The Science of Mindfulness Meditation and Embodied Presence
The Non-dualistic teachings of Yoga as it Applies to Integrative Healing Post-Trauma
Trauma and its impact on the Whole: through exploration of the Koshas
In addition to the actual classroom time, readings will be assigned for each of the curriculums.
iRest is a research-based meditation, relaxation, and healing protocol. It was developed over 35 years by Richard Miller, Ph.D, clinical research psychologist and yogic scholar. iRest was adapted from the ancient teachings of Yoga Nidra, which were remodeled to reflect findings from modern neuroscience and western psychology. It is an educational practice of yoga that focuses on health and healing at all levels of your life: physical, psychological, and spiritual. It also is a secular program that respects all ages, cultures, religions and philosophical orientations. iRest teaches students self care tools that lead one to experience self-mastery, resilience, and well-being.
iRest is integrative as it addresses both psychological and physical issues, such as stress, trauma, insomnia, and pain in your body and mind. iRest is restorative because it helps you recover your inner resources of joy, peace, and well-being. This enables you to feel connected to yourself and to live with meaning and purpose.
iRest was endorsed in 2010 by the US Army Surgeon General and the Defense Centers for Excellence as a Level I Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). iRest is currently supporting active duty and veterans in 12 US military bases and 38 VA hospitals and facilities and over 50 non military programs supporting Veterans. iRest is also being utilized in human trafficking relief programs, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, in hospices, and in schools. iRest is bringing relief to those with chronic pain, chemical dependency, infertility, iRest is serving the wider population in yoga studios and community centers, in chemical dependency programs, and is being used in childbirth education programs and schools to support emotional intelligence and self-mastery. To find a greater sense of peace and well-being.
Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga
Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga movement and breathing practices.
The focus of the TC-TSY module will be on why and how to modify yoga to make it more trauma-sensitive. The TC-TSY module will cover the impacts of trauma on the brain and the body, theoretical underpinnings of TC-TSY, teaching methodology and class themes of TC-TSY and breath work within a TC-TSY framework. Through out all the content there will be a large emphasis on how a yoga teacher can be more aware and attuned to the subjective and relational experience of trauma survivors in a yoga practice.
Janice Sack-Ory is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse-Midwife. Janice completed both her basic yoga teacher training and her Integrative Movement Therapy Certification at the Samarya Center for Integrative Movement Therapy in Seattle with Molly Kenny and Stephanie Sisson. In addition she holds Certifications in Insight/Yin Yoga from Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley and in Phoenix Rising Yoga and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through University of Massachusettes Medical School Center for Mindfulness. She further deepened her meditation practice by attending numerous vipassana retreats, especially with Dharma teacher, Heather Martin, and in training in Insight Dialogue as developed by Gregory Kramer. She is committed to the process of compassionate inquiry and listening to one’s inner wisdom as a means to self-discovery and to enhance the quality of one’s life.
Morgan Vanderpool is a Trauma Sensitive Yoga trainer and facilitator with the Trauma Center at JRI in Brookline Massachusetts, where yoga has been used as an adjunct treatment for PTSD for over ten years with a variety of groups, from survivors of chronic childhood abuse and neglect, to teenagers, to war veterans. Morgan specifically has experience working with sexual assault and domestic violence survivors, refugees, LGBTQ youth, female veterans, and foster youth. Examples of integrating trauma-sensitive yoga into all of these communities will be given.
(Trauma Sensitive Yoga II will be held Nov 3 - 5 )
You are welcome to participate in this workshop if you are currently enrolled in the Three Trees 300 hr Teacher Training; a graduate of any 200 RYT training; you are currently teaching yoga, or by permission of the directors.
$350 for all 3 sessions; early bird rate of $325 if registered by August 8, 2017
Saturday September 9 from 2:30 - 5:00 PM
Healthy feet are critical to active living. Do you know what constitutes healthy feet? Join us for a workshop that will help you understand how your feet work and what may not be working right for you. You will be shown techniques to hydrate, strengthen and improve flexibility of your feet which can improve your balance and allow you to enjoy your daily endeavors with more efficiency and comfort. This workshop is designed to help people of all activity levels, from avid runners to those who suffer from chronic foot pain.
We will be working barefoot if possible but bring a nice pair of soft socks in case you need extra cushion.
Linda Meeks is certified as a Health and Wellness Coach, MELT, Nia, and Yoga teacher, certified ACE Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Nutrition and Movement Specialist. Her classes and techniques teach you how to live happier and healthy and improve the way your body moves and feels. For more information about Linda check her website.
$35 in advance, $40 at the door
Saturday, September 16 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm
In this session you will be guided through a slow sequence that is designed to incorporate hand’s on giving and receiving of Intuitive Adjustments. All levels of experience are welcome to this nourishing class!
Meredith Holcomb, E-RYT, is a free-lance, traveling yogini.
The creative, intuitive practice of yoga was revealed to her through years of self-practice, which has refined her craft and delivered her into a more authentic experience of unfolding and expressing who she really is! This fluid, freedom style of practice stems from a connection to higher guidance – a guidance that is always communicating, telling us about our unique, divine self-expression. When followed, this inner guidance frees us from limitation and shows us our present magnificence.
Her honoring, inspiring teaching style liberates both teachers and students from perceived and imperceptible limitations so they may expand their creative, intuitive abilities – no matter the method, style or yoga lineage one practices. For more about Meredith, please visit her website.
$35 in advance, $45 at the door
Friday, September 29 from 6:00 -7:30 pm
What’s better than peanut butter and chocolate??
Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture!
Join us for an evening of healing and rejuvenation with Sandi Koch, CYT and Robynne Knight, L.Ac. as they combine a the gentlest of yoga and guided meditation with the deep rest of an acupuncture nap (on your yoga mat!).
45 minutes of restorative yoga will be followed by 45 minutes of yoga nidra complemented by a single, calming acupuncture point. Safe for pregnant women, and any health concerns, this acupuncture point encourages rest, centering, and relaxation.
Sandi Koch is a local yoga teacher and Thai Massage Practitioner with Santosa Yoga & Movement Center at Three Trees. Her work is geared towards helping us find balance in our bodies and our lives. She offers private Thai Yoga Massage sessions, and loves teaching Restorative Thai Workshops and core/alignment based yoga.
Robynne Knight, L.Ac. of Dragonfly Healing Arts is a Licensed Acupuncturist at Three Trees who loves combining the ancient medicine of the East with the benefits of yoga. She believes we all have the ability to experience health and wellness given the opportunity to find balance and stress relief. Savasana is her favorite place to take an acupuncture nap.
$35 in advance, $40 at the door
Friday, April 20 - Sunday April 22, 2018
Friday 6:00 - 9:00 pm; Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am - 12:00pm
Rolf Gates, author of the bestselling books on yogic philosophy, Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, and the newly released: Meditations on Intention and Being: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga, Mindfulness and Compassion, conducts yoga workshops, retreats, teacher trainings, and coaching and mentorship programs throughout the U.S. and abroad--and online. Rolf and his work have been featured in numerous media, including Yoga Journal, ORGINS, Natural Health, People Magazine, and Travel and Leisure's 25 Top Yoga Studios in the World.
Rolf is the co-founder of the Yoga, Meditation and Recovery Conference at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts and a teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center in Northern CA. He is also on the Advisory Board for the Yoga Service Council and the Veterans Yoga Project. A former addictions counselor and U.S. Army Airborne Ranger who has practiced meditation for over twenty-five years, Rolf brings his eclectic background to his practice and his teachings.Rolf and his wife, Mariam Gates, author of Good Night Yoga: A Pose by Pose Bedtime Story and Good Morning Yoga: A Pose by Pose Wake Up Story, live in Santa Cruz, California with their two children.
Location: Highline College, Building 2
2400 S 240th St
Des Moines, Wa 98198-9800
Park in South Parking Lot off of 24oth St.
Early Bird Pricing: $275 for full weekend if paid in full by March 1, 2018 (or $75 per session)
$335 for full week end after March 1 (or $90 per session)
Register here for full weekend