Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha "Light" – Summer Session
Jul
20
to Aug 24

Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha "Light" – Summer Session

6-WEEK SERIES

with Rebecca Denk

Enhance your ongoing meditation practice, or begin to develop/recommit to yours, within the support of Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha(spiritual community). This summer we are taking our cue from Sylvia Boorstein: "Don't just do something, Sit there." Our summer session will be a lighter version of Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha. There will be no book, reading assignments or homework – just an opportunity to be led in meditation in community.

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Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Jul
20
to Jul 22

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders

TEACHER TRAINING

with Peter Lynch

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. The most important thing a person with PD can do to combat its progression is to move their body! This workshop will teach you how to provide the benefits of yoga to people living with PD. We'll learn about the causes, symptoms and variety of issues faced by people with PD and other movement disorders, and how you can support them with an array of effective yoga practices. 

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

Calling all walkers, hikers, bikers, sitters, or anyone whose body craves attention and relief! If you want to discover new ways to refresh yourself from head to toe, then you need to be here! In this workshop we'll take 2.5 hours to systematically reset the body using massage therapy balls for deep tissue release, and unwind via yoga and corrective exercises. You’ll leave with a sense of ease, balance, length, and lightness.

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Sacred Stillness & Sound: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga
Sep
8
to Dec 8

Sacred Stillness & Sound: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga

MONTHLY SERIES

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

Join Nicole Bratt & Amber West for an extraordinary journey of deep relaxation and healing: a 90-minute Restorative yoga practice accompanied by an immersive crystal bowl sound bath. Come explore the sacred, energetic union of breath, body, mind, and sound during long-held, passive asana.

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Intro to Yoga II Series
Sep
10
to Oct 1

Intro to Yoga II Series

4-WEEK SERIES

with Beth Award

So you’ve taken an Intro to Yoga class and now what? This series is for those folks who have a basic understanding of yoga and who want a series that will give them time and opportunity to...

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Nada Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument
Sep
15
1:00 PM13:00

Nada Yoga: Attuning to Your Sacred Instrument

WORKSHOP

with Rainey & Sean Frenette

Nada Yoga is the yoga of sacred sound and vibration; a rich, medicinal mindfulness practice of embodied vocalization.It is also a philosophical system which posits the nature of cosmic reality can be uniquely experienced by human beings through the study and experience of sound. The practices are designed for a meditative, healing, and vibratory experience, as well as an exploration of the prismatic nature of our voices. 

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Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness
Oct
12
to Oct 14

Restorative Yoga: Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness

TEACHER TRAINING

with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

Enrich your skill with teaching the art of deep relaxation, Restorative Yoga, during this advanced experiential training. The weekend is designed for yoga teachers who have taken a Restorative Yoga teacher training in the past, been teaching Restorative Yoga for at least 6 months, or students who’ve had a regular Restorative Yoga practice for at least a year.

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

Calling all walkers, hikers, bikers, sitters, or anyone whose body craves attention and relief! If you want to discover new ways to refresh yourself from head to toe, then you need to be here! In this workshop we'll take 2.5 hours to systematically reset the body using massage therapy balls for deep tissue release, and unwind via yoga and corrective exercises. You’ll leave with a sense of ease, balance, length, and lightness.

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Yoga for Menopausal Health: Embracing the Change with Passion
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga for Menopausal Health: Embracing the Change with Passion

WORKSHOP

with Special Guest Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

Menopause is a gradual and ofttimes challenging process that can take years to cycle through. In this workshop you’ll learn how yoga can promote and encourage health and wellbeing throughout all the stages of menopause – from perimenopause to postmenopause.

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Costa Rica Yoga Retreat (Waitlist Only)
Nov
10
to Nov 17

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat (Waitlist Only)

YOGA RETREAT

with Nicole Bratt

Leave your stress far behind and immerse yourself in the exquisite natural beauty of Central America! Nurture, pamper, and rejuvenate your senses at Ama Tierra, a rural, holistic eco-resort where you can reconnect to your most vibrant self. This retreat is for those who are craving spaciousness, ease, and clarity for head, heart, and spirit. Eight days, seven nights enjoying twice daily yoga, guided meditation, nourishing meals, great company, soothing massage, and the gift of time to truly dive deep into a slower pace.

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Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat
Nov
16
to Nov 18

Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat

YOGA RETREAT

with Elizabeth Rainey

This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and to reconnect to the wisdom and beauty of your own embodiment. Through the practices of somatic movement and deep perceiving as well as yoga asana, pranayama and meditation we will re-enliven our deep and abiding presence of being. We will slow down to allow ourselves to reclaim the innate rhythm of our body and revel in the nourishment of this sacred land and enriching waters.

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Ocean & Shore: Molokai 2019
Apr
20
to Apr 27

Ocean & Shore: Molokai 2019

YOGA & MEDITATION RETREAT

with Denise Benitez and Karen Sprute-Francovich

Yoga, meditation, nourishing meals, private grounds, stunning sunsets, community, exploring, and so much more — all while enjoying the profound beauty and deep relaxation that only Mother Molokai can offer.

Our current culture is filled with yang (active, masculine, striving) and does not tend to value round, moist, deep reserves and sustenance such as those that are found in Hawaii, and especially on Mother Molokai. Spend a week practicing and adoring the things that are often neglected in our culture. Instead of sharp, bright, fast, surface, we will bring to life those energies that are soft and low, slow and deep; the energies that heal and promote what yogis call soma, ease of being. This week will be an antidote to all the noise and speed of the over-culture and a time to rest deeply and replenish your inner stores of wellness and optimism.

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Intro to Yoga I Series
Jul
9
5:45 PM17:45

Intro to Yoga I Series

6-WEEK SERIES

with Beth Award

Are you planning to wait until you are “flexible enough” to enter a yoga studio? Do you feel that you need to know a secret handshake, or look a certain way in order to practice yoga? Have you ever wished for a yoga class that would prep you to take yoga classes? Well then, this is the class for you!

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ReikiYoga: An Evening Retreat
Jun
30
6:45 PM18:45

ReikiYoga: An Evening Retreat

WORKSHOP

with Dana Smith & Michele Trump

Summer offers an opportunity to explore and honor our change in rhythm. Ease into this season with a nurturing and integral self-care practice. In this unique offering, Michele and Dana weave together a restorative yoga sequence, the healing touch of Reiki and mind-body remedies to nourish your vital energy.

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Weaving the Subtle Body: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras
Jun
23
to Jun 24

Weaving the Subtle Body: An Immersion into the Koshas and the Chakras

WORKSHOP

with Ellen Boyle

Do you have a desire to take your students beyond the physical body in order to deepen their self-awareness and sense of integrated wholeness? The sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda offer masterful maps of the inner workings of our psycho-spiritual nature—our Subtle Body or Sacred Anatomy. In this 2-day module we will dive into a deep conceptual and experiential exploration of the 5 Koshas and the Chakras.

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300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific (CANCELLED)
Jun
14
1:00 PM13:00

300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific (CANCELLED)

300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Practicum 

with Beth Award

An intro series is a great way to break down the basics of yoga and help cultivate a person’s confidence to attend public classes or to simply create a home practice. This is your opportunity to practice doing just that! As preparation for this practicum, create a basic outline of a 6-week “Intro to Yoga” series. Come prepared to teach one 60-minute “Intro to Yoga” class to the group. This workshop is open to yoga teachers only, and is part of our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program.

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Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training
May
11
to May 13

Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training

WORKSHOP

with Jaime Waliczek, RYT

Have you ever had a pregnant or postnatal student in class and wondered how to keep them safe? As a yoga teacher, you will at some point have one of these students in your class who will expect you to be able to give them modifications. If you are ready to develop more confidence in doing so, this workshop is for you.

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha - Spring Session
May
11
8:00 AM08:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha - Spring Session

7-WEEK SERIES

with Meg Agnew

The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. We'll begin each of our 7 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of The Five Keys to Mindful Communication by Susan Gillis Chapman.

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How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

An intro series is a great way to break down the basics of yoga and help cultivate a person’s confidence to attend public classes or to simply create a home practice. As teachers, we have the opportunity to impart the basics of yoga in a careful, sequential way so that a person’s ongoing yoga practice—of any style—is informed and enhanced.

So how would one break down the basics of this vast body of practice in 6 weeks and inspire and inform someone who may have never stepped foot inside a yoga studio?? This interactive workshop aims to spark your creativity for teaching an intro series.

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop: Whole Body Focus

WORKSHOP

with Beth Award

Calling all walkers, hikers, bikers, sitters, or anyone whose body craves attention and relief! If you want to discover new ways to refresh yourself from head to toe, then you need to be here! In this workshop we'll take 2.5 hours to systematically reset the body using massage therapy balls for deep tissue release, and unwind via yoga and corrective exercises. You’ll leave with a sense of ease, balance, length, and lightness.

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Grief & Grace: A Women’s Experiential Inquiry
Mar
31
1:00 PM13:00

Grief & Grace: A Women’s Experiential Inquiry

WORKSHOP

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

Throughout history women have found ways to come together, to support, nourish, and love one another. In doing so, we have quietly, and most often slowly, made significant changes in our families, communities, countries, and the planet. We have done this over and over again. And yet at this point in time so many women are feeling powerless, lost, isolated, unsupported, unseen, unloved, and buried by grief. The time is ripe to look within and inquire into our internal experience, the stories we tell ourselves, and the stories our bodies and words tell others.

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Bring Joy To Your Practice! : Alignment Workshops & Special Class
Mar
16
to Mar 17

Bring Joy To Your Practice! : Alignment Workshops & Special Class

SPECIAL WEEKEND

with Sean Haleen

If you were among the fortunate many who attended our weekend with Sean Haleen last year, you know his return to SYA is an opportunity not to be missed! Be sure to mark your calendar for any or all of these workshops. Sean is known for presenting complicated alignment principles in an accessible, understandable and engaging way. His light-hearted and joyous approach makes each practice as fun as it is educational.

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Trauma Informed Yoga: Teaching to Create Space for Healing & Growth
Mar
9
to Mar 11

Trauma Informed Yoga: Teaching to Create Space for Healing & Growth

WORKSHOP

with Bianca Raffety

Everywhere you we look these days it seems we are confronted with language about trauma. But what is it and how does it impact both you and your students? Understanding trauma and how traumatic experience takes up residence in the body is a valuable, if not essential component to working with students in any body-based practices, especially yoga. When you expand your capacity to speak to the needs of healing trauma, you help create space for healing and growth for all of your students.

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Dasha Mahavidya: The Ten Wisdom Goddesses
Feb
19
to Mar 31

Dasha Mahavidya: The Ten Wisdom Goddesses

11-WEEK SERIES

with Amy (Reed) Aarabi

According to the Yoga tradition, the divine feminine refracts herself into ten forms as a way to express her endless creative power. She takes the shape of ten goddesses, the Dasha Mahavidyas, and reveals herself as the terrifying force of time and death, the grace of endless compassion, the dazzling fecund beauty, the deep capacity for self-sacrifice and a myriad of others.

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The Art of Stillness: Savasana & Assists
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

The Art of Stillness: Savasana & Assists

TWO WORKSHOPS

with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

Savasana is the ultimate act of conscious surrender, and it takes both practice and patience to master! With the state of the world around us, cultivating the art of savasana is more valuable than ever. Even a few minutes in the pose can have powerful benefits.

Learning how to “do nothing” is a skill that can help you achieve increased wellness and nourish your deepest source so that you may bring your best self to the people, world, and work you care for most!

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Applied Psychology for Yogis: Psycho-Social-Emotional Literacy
Feb
10
to Feb 11

Applied Psychology for Yogis: Psycho-Social-Emotional Literacy

WORKSHOP

with Amy (Reed) Aarabi & Livia Cohen-Shapiro

The practice of Yoga often surfaces our unconscious patterns of belief and behavior. While Yoga is a powerful tool and resource, what emerges from the practice can sometimes leave us stumped with just what to do and how to harness its potential. Modern Psychology as it relates to Yoga can provide some perspective. The application of modern Psychology into your practice and teaching will deepen your capacity as a teacher and support your ever unfolding growth on and off the mat.

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Sound Bath on SoMat
Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Bath on SoMat

WORKSHOP

with Chiara Guerrieri & Megan Sloan

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Exhausted? This workshop offers an experience to reset your nervous system and help your body relax. The combination of the healing effects of the SoMat and the soothing sounds of Sound Bath will offer you a deeply rejuvenating hour, not unlike the benefits of a massage.

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Complex Relationships: Ethical Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher
Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Complex Relationships: Ethical Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher

WORKSHOP

with Bianca Raffety

Ethics are often spoken of as if they were set of rules for behavior, but they are so much more. They inform how we show each other regard and respect, and they can be expressed as responsibilities we have in relationship to one another. In the realm of teaching yoga as a path and profession, we don’t have a mandate to reflect on and deepen our understanding of what ethics are beyond being able to name the yamas and niyamas. When we are facing an ethical dilemma, rarely do we have the skills to know how to explore our ethical foundations in guiding our behavior, because they are so much an assumed part of our interactions.

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha – Winter Session
Jan
19
8:00 AM08:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle Sangha – Winter Session

13-WEEK SERIES

with Meg Agnew

The intention of this program is to encourage a deepening of our meditation practice and, within the refuge of sangha (spiritual community), to share insights and support for living with wisdom and compassion. We'll begin each of our We'll begin each of our 13 meetings with a half-hour of meditation followed by an investigation of The Lost Art of Compassion by Lorne Ladner, PhD.

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Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening
Jan
11
to Jan 27

Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening

YEAR-LONG COURSE

with Ellen Boyle

Have you ever wondered how to prolong the effects of your yoga practice and bring the more relaxed, centered and alive person you are at the end of a yoga class into your daily life? Living Yoga is a course designed to help you do just that. Led by Ellen Boyle, MFA, Certified Ayurveda Wellness Counselor, E-RYT500 / YACEP, and Professor at Cornish College, you’ll follow the path to Vitality, Empowerment, Ease, Clarity, Living Your Dharma, and Support.

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Renew & Revive: Annual New Year's Day Practice
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Renew & Revive: Annual New Year's Day Practice

SPECIAL CLASS

with Rainey

Just as the acorn holds the entirety of the oak tree within it, we hold within ourselves a full and unique human being. For the tree to reach its optimal expression it needs the ideal combination of soil, water, light and attention. We are the same, and the practices of yoga are a beautiful way to nourish our body-mind-heart with movement, breath, light and awareness. With the dawning of a new year we have the cyclical gift of renewal.

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Kindling Our Inner Light: A New Year's Eve Qi Gong Practice
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

Kindling Our Inner Light: A New Year's Eve Qi Gong Practice

SPECIAL CLASS

with Meg Agnew

Keep your body warm & your heart aglow! At this time of year when the days are short and chilly, we can create an inner warmth by tapping into the fire element of the body. Start the new year by joining with community in a Qi Gong class designed to build energy in your body and brighten your heart.

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The Harmonies of Winter: A Christmas Evening Practice & Sound Bath
Dec
25
6:00 PM18:00

The Harmonies of Winter: A Christmas Evening Practice & Sound Bath

SPECIAL CLASS

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

In the midst of Winter Solstice and the busy winter holidays, come explore and honor your own evolving inner landscape through gentle movement, stillness, and being enveloped in energy as sound. Join Nicole Bratt for a sweet gentle and Restorative yoga practice, accompanied by a healing sound bath by Amber West.

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Sacred Stillness & Sound: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Sacred Stillness & Sound: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga

MONTHLY SERIES

with Nicole Bratt & Amber West

Join Nicole Bratt & Amber West for an extraordinary journey of deep relaxation and healing: a 90-minute Restorative yoga practice accompanied by an immersive crystal bowl sound bath. Come explore the sacred, energetic union of breath, body, mind, and sound during long-held, passive asana.

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Light the Lamp of Knowledge: The History and Philosophy of Yoga
Dec
1
to Dec 2

Light the Lamp of Knowledge: The History and Philosophy of Yoga

WORKSHOP

with Amy Reed

Calling all history buffs, philosophy nerds, teachers of yoga & curious minds! Do you know where the practices of yoga come from?

Have you wondered about the relationship between modern yoga postures and yoga history and philosophy? Is yoga a religion, and what is its relationship to Hinduism? Is there one, authentic yoga? How did colonialism influence modern yoga? How do you teach modern yoga in a way that is culturally respectful and historically accurate? In this workshop we’ll center ourselves in the 5000+ year history of the Yoga Tradition.

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The Spirit of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Day Practice [SOLD OUT]
Nov
23
9:30 AM09:30

The Spirit of Gratitude: A Thanksgiving Day Practice [SOLD OUT]

SPECIAL CLASS

with Denise Benitez

Gratitude has evolutionary roots and is one of the earliest modes of human communication. We have strong instincts to communicate and understand that emotion. The language of gratitude is pre-verbal. Given these deep roots of gratitude, it should perhaps come as no surprise that it is associated with striking health benefits. Join us as we intentionally practice developing a grateful heart.

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Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Harvesting the Heart: Living Presence Yoga Retreat

YOGA RETREAT

with Elizabeth Rainey

This retreat is an invitation to come home to yourself and to reconnect to the wisdom and beauty of your own embodiment. Through the practices of somatic movement and deep perceiving as well as yoga asana, pranayama and meditation we will re-enliven our deep and abiding presence of being. We will slow down to allow ourselves to reclaim the innate rhythm of our body and revel in the nourishment of this sacred land and enriching waters. You are invited to join this circle of renewal and rediscover your own wild and deep Living Presence.

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Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to Add Richness & Dimension to Your Teaching
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Sanskrit: Using Sacred Sound to Add Richness & Dimension to Your Teaching

WORKSHOP

with Claudette Evans

This training module is designed for yoga teachers, recent YTT graduates and serious students who want to develop confidence in Sanskrit reading and chanting. We’ll focus on four specific areas of interest to yoga teachers: Sanskrit basics, including learning to recognize Sanskrit devanāgarī, as well as transliterated text; the aphorisms of the Yoga Sūtras; the verses of the Bhagavad Gītā; and the devotional mantras of the Upaniṣads.

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Shadow Play: Special All-Levels Class with Solar Eclipse Viewing
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Shadow Play: Special All-Levels Class with Solar Eclipse Viewing

SPECIAL CLASS

with Rainey

The moon and sun are in a constant dance with the earth and on this day they will line up in such a way to bring a partial eclipse to Seattle. For a few minutes at 10:20am the moon will obscure the majority of the sun; an event that occurs only every 30+ years. You are invited to join us for a community viewing and All-Levels yoga practice in the shadow of the sun.

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Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness
Aug
11
to Aug 13

Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness

WORKSHOP

with Claudette Evans & Nicole Bratt

Steeped in the lineage of Iyengar, and the style of Judith Lasater, Restorative yoga has become one of the most sought-after class styles in the US, particularly in urban areas. The reason is obvious—relaxation. With the speed of modern life, people desire efficient, effective, and transformative ways to rest and rejuvenate.

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