Join me for a meditative all-levels candlelight yoga class accompanied by Amos Miller on piano to benefit the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Join me for a 4-week yoga series at Tin Can Studio in the Old Rainier Brewery.
In this series we will focus on bringing warmth and stamina into the body to boost our immune systems and prepare for the fall and winter seasons. Expect to expand your practice with warming pranayama (breath work), backbends and arm balances within a well-rounded sequence of postures. Modifications/ variations will be offered — all levels welcome.
Thursdays in October
10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24
Entire series: $44
Mats and props available upon request.
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Tin Can Studio | 3130 Airport Way S. #510 | Seattle WA 98134 | 206.909.5744 | info@ tincanseattle.com
Enjoy well rounded asana classes with a focus on exploring inversions. Gradually develop body awareness and core strength to safely explore arm balances, shoulderstands, and handstands.
This is a series “sadhana”–dedicated and disciplined two-week practice to immerse yourself in the conditioning for inversions. This will be a playful yet mindful vigorous class preparing the body for arm, forearm, hand, shoulder, and “head” balances. Build wrist, core and upper body strength and overcome fear of inverting. We will also unwind with stretches for head, neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hips, psoas and low back to complement our hard work.
cost: Pre-registration required, $125 for 10 classes
Register at the studio or call YoBe at 206-324-9642
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Yoga Nidra, is known as “psychic sleep” or conscious relaxation. It is a guided meditation practice in which the practitioner sets an intention, listens to the instructions and moves through a rotation of consciousness. The practitioner can experience deep awareness of the body, sensations, breath, visualizations, and sounds. For some, 20 – 30 minutes of this practice can feel as restful as 3 hours of sleep. Its pure intention is to consciously release tension in all parts of the practitioner’s body and mind. Other possible benefits include: enhanced memory retention, creativity and optimal healing.
In this 4-week series, we’ll practice 40 minutes of hatha yoga and the remainder of class will be dedicated to yoga nidra and savasana. This evening practice is a great way to wind down for the day and sustain your energy for the rest of the week.
Yogasmith is located at 5917 Airport Way S., right above Jules Maes Saloon.
I am happy to announce that beginning this Monday, March 4th, I will be teaching a series-based class Mondays and Thursdays at the beautiful studio Yogasmith in Georgetown. Every four weeks there will be a new theme that we build upon in each class. In this first series we will visit one of the only yoga sutras that addresses the physical practice– the ideas of sthira and sukha.
STHIRA SUKHAM ASANAM ||46||
sthira-sukham-āsanam ||46||Practice yoga with strength and stability without rigidity, ease and relaxation without dullness.||46||
“All successful living things must balance containment and permeability, rigidity and plasticity, persistence and adaptability, space and boundaries.”-Leslie Kaminoff, Yoga Anatomy
When I lived in NYC , I spent a year doing work study and taking Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy course. Kaminoff and his fellow Breathing Project colleague, Amy Matthews you may know from their illustrated book on postures, movements and breathing techniques called, Yoga Anatomy.
Kaminoff has been deemed the “accidental anatomist” by Yoga Journal. And I can attest that after some traumatic injuries from bike accidents, my body work sessions with him made clear that his tens of thousands of hours of experience have given him a deep understanding of breath & anatomy. In his anatomy course along with the community of practitioners and other teachers in attendance like Eddie Stern and Sadie Nardini, formed a learning environment that was instrumental to a shift in my understanding of a breath-based yoga practice.
In this snippet, he makes the point that often what makes sense choreographically and looks prettiest in the “flow” often is not the best next step to reset ourselves anatomically.
Kaminoff continues to conduct the course, and offers it online for those who can’t make it to New York.