Yoni Shakti: Yoga & the Ten Wisdom Goddesses
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Yoni Shakti: Yoga & the Ten Wisdom Goddesses

WORKSHOP

with special guest Uma Dinsmore-Tuli

This experiential workshop explores how the potent power of the ten great wisdom goddesses can be experienced through yoga. Meet the great wisdom goddesses and celebrate every stage of women’s lives, from menarche, with the luscious Sodasi, the sixteen year old goddess, through to the crowning wisdom of Dhumavati, the grandmother goddess.

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Yoga for Menopausal Health: Embracing the Change with Passion
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

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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Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana

300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING MODULE

with Nathaniel Amos

Join Nathaniel for an introduction to creative sequencing for ‘advanced’ physical asana and prepare to take your practice safely and sustainably to the next level. We will begin with lecture organized around anatomical sequencing that is focused on cultivating safe, aligned actions that build towards advanced shapes. Come learn and then play!

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Intro to Yoga I Series
Oct
28
to Dec 9

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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Exploring Meditation: Developing and Deepening a Transformative Practice
Nov
8
to Nov 10

Exploring Meditation: Developing and Deepening a Transformative Practice

3-DAY WEEKEND

with Sarah Trudeau

Meditation is considered the Crown Jewel of Yoga. Why is this? In our weekend together we will explore this deep and transformative practice, and discover how it might enhance our teaching and our lives. Through a combination of discussion and real-life practice (jnana and vijnana), we will encounter many of the challenges that arise in meditation, and practice expanding our capacity for staying with and moving beyond them. Because meditation brings us into a direct encounter with ourselves, we will learn how to breathe through and stay present with the various aspects of ourselves that arise— physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

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Sacred Stillness & Sound 2019: Second Saturday Sound Baths with Restorative Yoga
Nov
9
to Dec 14

Sacred Stillness & Sound 2019: 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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Sound Journey: Tune In to Self
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Journey: Tune In to Self

SOUND BATH

with special guests Nāda Wakes

An Exploration of the Chakra System. Music has an uncanny ability to help us move and gently release stuck emotions. Simply lie down, relax, and listen to lighten. Let the vibrations loosen up any bound up stress, anxiety, or regret that may be weighing you down. Calm the central nervous system and allow your body to enter a state of rest and healing. Nathan and Ada of Nada Wakes use the power of their voices embraced in harmony, instruments used in healing practices around the world, and original mantras to guide you on a special journey into the energy centers of the chakras that weave your body mind and spirit together into a holistic experience of self.

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Restorative Deep Dive: A Space to Rest
Nov
17
to Jan 26

Restorative Deep Dive: A Space to Rest

TWO RESTORATIVE SESSIONS

with Nicole Bratt

Gift yourself stillness and true rest. Hold space to listen to your inner wisdom. Allow yourself to simply be, without a to-do list. Cultivate quietude and spaciousness. This time of year, the frenzy of the holi-daze energy can leave us depleted and weary; Restorative yoga can be the remedy. Join Nicole for one or both of these nourishing Restorative deep dive sessions.

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Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders
Nov
22
to Nov 24

Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease & Other Movement Disorders

3-DAY TEACHER TRAINING

with special guest Peter Lynch

Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimers. Though each person with PD can experience a unique combination of symptoms, the most important thing a person can do to combat its progression is move their body! This workshop will teach you how to provide challenging, safe, and life-affirming yoga to people living with PD.

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Yoga & Myofascial Release
Nov
23
2:00 PM14:00

Yoga & Myofascial Release

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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Living Yoga 2020: A Year of Deepening & Awakening
Jan
25
to Dec 19

Living Yoga 2020: 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. Guided by the ancient wisdom traditions of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Mindfulness, you will learn to live your life with greater vitality, ease, and clarity along with a supported group of like-minded seekers.

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Smart Ass, Dumb Ass: Finding and Strengthening the Gluteus Muscles
Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Smart Ass, Dumb Ass: Finding and Strengthening the Gluteus Muscles

WORKSHOP

with special guest Leslie Howard

Do you tightly grip your butt muscles with all of your might in yoga poses or is there a “lazy ass” you may not be aware of? The gluteal group of muscles consists of 3 muscles: Gluteus Maximus, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Minimus. “Gluteus” is Greek for rump. How the rump works in yoga poses can affect change in the hip socket, where the sacrum sits, how the legs work, and how you experience the pose.

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Yoga & The Pelvic Floor: A Workshop for Women*
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga & The Pelvic Floor: A Workshop for Women*

WORKSHOP

with special guest Leslie Howard

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of "core work." Whether you experience conditions such as pelvic pain, lower back, hip or groin problems, discomfort during sex or while using tampons, leakage when laughing or sneezing, frequent urination, prolapsed organs, pre and post pregnancy—or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you.

*or those who identify as women

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Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

Ethics: Nuances in the Seat of the Yoga Teacher

TEACHER TRAINING

with Bianca Raffety

Teaching yoga as a path and profession requires ethical study beyond being able to name the yamas and niyamas and into a deeper exploration of the ethical foundations that guide our behavior and inform our relationships with our students. Situations will inevitably arise that require us to move beyond theoretical & philosophical understanding and into action.

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Restorative Yoga (Level 2): Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness
Oct
4
to Oct 6

Restorative Yoga (Level 2): Advanced Techniques for Teaching the Art of Stillness

300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING MODULE

with Nicole Bratt & Claudette Evans

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

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Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana

300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING MODULE

with Nathaniel Amos

Join Nathaniel for an introduction to creative sequencing for ‘advanced’ physical asana and prepare to take your practice safely and sustainably to the next level. We will begin with lecture organized around anatomical sequencing that is focused on cultivating safe, aligned actions that build towards advanced shapes. Come learn and then play!

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle: Friday Morning Sangha – Fall Session
Sep
20
to Sep 27

Dharma Wisdom Seattle: Friday Morning Sangha – Fall Session

11-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. In this session we’ll investigate The Magnanimous Heart by Naraya Helen Liebenson.

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Our Sacred Anatomy: The Koshas - A Pathway to Health & Wholeness
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

Our Sacred Anatomy: The Koshas - A Pathway to Health & Wholeness

WORKSHOP

with Ellen Boyle

According to the Tantric perspective, we are composed of 5 “sheaths” or bodies called the Koshas. Come explore this profound and enlightening paradigm that reveals the 5 layers of self: the physical body, the energetic body, the mental/emotional body, the wisdom/intuitive body, and the bliss body.

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300hr Teacher Training Practicum Session
Sep
18
1:00 PM13:00

300hr Teacher Training Practicum Session

300-HR TEACHER TRAINING PRACTICUM

with Ellen Boyle

Seattle Yoga Arts’ Practicum sessions are open to students enrolled in our 300-hour Advanced Teacher Training program only. Hours earned at these sessions can be applied toward the 30 Practicum hours required by Yoga Alliance for the completion of the 300-hour training and RYT-500 certification.

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Yoga from the Right Side of the Brain: Awakening Instinctual Intelligence
Sep
14
1:00 PM13:00

Yoga from the Right Side of the Brain: Awakening Instinctual Intelligence

300-HOUR TEACHER TRAINING MODULE

with Denise Benitez

Are you measuring and evaluating your yoga practice? Or following inner guidance and creativity in your practice? Are you following a pre-designed protocol or responding to what is happening in the moment? Maybe a bit of both? This workshop will introduce you to ideas and tools that will enrich your teaching and practice, and help you to learn how to balance the voices of ego and soul in your life experiences.

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3 Keys to True Connections: The Power of Yoga Philosophy for Your Relationships
Aug
26
7:30 PM19:30

3 Keys to True Connections: The Power of Yoga Philosophy for Your Relationships

WORKSHOP

with special guest Robyn Smith

Are you ready to bust out of some old relationship habits that no longer serve you? If you’re frustrated in your relationships and not sure how to feel close, come learn how the teachings of yoga can deepen your connections to both yourself and others. You’ll learn three simple embodied communication practices to increase intimacy and connection in any relationship.

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Intro to Yoga II Series
Aug
26
5:45 PM17:45

Intro to Yoga II Series

6-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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Introduction to Sanskrit: The American Sanskrit Institute’s Weekend Immersion
Aug
9
to Aug 11

Introduction to Sanskrit: The American Sanskrit Institute’s Weekend Immersion

3-DAY WORKSHOP

with Claudette Evans

So perfectly refined, Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Anyone can resonate with Sanskrit's timeless sounds—and connect to words and ideas incredibly beautiful and profound. The rewards are many for those who take the time to see, hear and feel the power and elegance of Sanskrit. Those interested in yoga philosophy particularly benefit from this study. This weekend workshop will give you an intimate familiarity with the unique points of resonance in your own palate that support Sanskrit’s sacred sounds, so that you’ll be firmly grounded in proper pronunciation of this ancient language.

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Low and Slow: Stabilization Principles & Gentle Practices for Accessible Asana
Jul
20
1:00 PM13:00

Low and Slow: Stabilization Principles & Gentle Practices for Accessible Asana

WORKSHOP

with special guest Robin Rothenberg

Safe and informed asana practice requires careful attention to cuing and the cultivation of interoceptive awareness within the student. In this workshop, Robin will guide teachers on how to slow down practice and take students into an educational experience of functional movement, utilizing adaptive asana coordinated with breath. This focused and mindful process deepens practice for all levels of practitioners, as it allows time for internal assessment, assimilation, and refinement.

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Our Sacred Anatomy: The Chakras
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Our Sacred Anatomy: The Chakras

WORKSHOP

with Ellen Boyle

Come and explore the seven psychic centers of transformation that offer insights and wisdom regarding our health and awakened living. Evolving from the Tantric tradition, the chakras are a profound journey through the levels of our human experience – from the earth of our bodies to the sky of our spirits. Perceive your self, your health, and your dharma through the lens of the chakras.

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Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning Sangha – Summer Session
Jun
21
8:00 AM08:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning Sangha – Summer Session

10-WEEK SERIES

with Rebecca Denk

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. In this summer session, we’ll explore Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach.

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Sustainable Yoga Immersion: Discover the 4 Pillars of Practice
Jun
15
to Jun 16

Sustainable Yoga Immersion: Discover the 4 Pillars of Practice

2-DAY WORKSHOP

with special guest Brea Johnson

Join Brea Johnson of Heart & Bones Yoga for a weekend of exploration as we blend movement science, yoga and alignment into a succinct, sustainable and empowered practice. You will discover the 4 pillars of a sustainable yoga practice, what they are and how to apply them to any style of yoga or movement practice.

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Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana
May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Empower Your Practice: Clarifying ‘Advanced’ Asana

WORKSHOP

with Nathaniel Amos

Join Nathaniel for an introduction to creative sequencing for ‘advanced’ physical asana and prepare to take your practice safely and sustainably to the next level. We will begin with lecture organized around anatomical sequencing that is focused on cultivating safe, aligned actions that build towards advanced shapes. Come learn and then play!

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Yoga & Deep Tissue Hybrid Workshop
May
16
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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Somatic Experiencing® and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System
May
11
to May 12

Somatic Experiencing® and Yoga: Tending Trauma and Chronic Stress Through the Wisdom of the Nervous System

TEACHER TRAINING

with Rainey

Somatic Experiencing® (SE) is a potent psychobiological method for resolving trauma symptoms and relieving chronic stress. It can reset the nervous system, restore inner balance, enhance resilience to stress and increase people’s vitality, equanimity and capacity to actively engage in life. It is the result of the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine. Yoga is the powerful art and science of bringing the body, mind and heart into the present moment. It offers varying tools for being present and integrating the layers of our being into a united and functional whole. But when the nervous system is stuck in the past due to trauma and chronic stress that is unresolved, then these tools don’t always work well.

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Journey through the Chakras: Sound Bath & Attunement Experience
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Journey through the Chakras: Sound Bath & Attunement Experience

SOUND BATH

with special guests Nada Wakes

Join Nada Wakes as we explore the body’s energy centers in a sonic journey through the chakra system. This unique sensory experience combines a crafted musical performance with vibrational healing, shamanic drumming, psychoacoustics, and mantra to create a sense-rich mindfulness experience that promotes emotional release, heightened states of consciousness and creativity, and deep relaxation. Ada and Nathan blend brilliant vocal harmony and the ancient tradition of mantra with instruments both traditional and modern, including crystal bowls, harmonium, guitar, didgeridoo, hand pan, Native American frame drum, and more.

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300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific
Apr
21
11:00 AM11:00

300-hour YTT Practicum Session: Intro Series Specific

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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Ocean & Shore: Molokai 2019
Apr
20
to Apr 21

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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How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series
Apr
19
to Apr 20

How to Design & Teach an Intro to Yoga Series

2-DAY 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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Motion, Health, & Hormones: Optimizing Home Yoga and Walking Programs
Apr
13
2:00 PM14:00

Motion, Health, & Hormones: Optimizing Home Yoga and Walking Programs

WORKSHOP

with special guest Steve Thompson

Vitality is associated with movement. As we “age,” we experience accumulating losses of small amounts of motion, particularly at the hips, ribs, and shoulders, due to injuries and less than optimal posture. Full-range leg and arm movements are essential for driving and balancing fluids and hormones and sustaining organ health. As our movement becomes restricted, we become more susceptible to gaining weight, losing energy, and contracting diseases.

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Working Smart!: Alignment Practices to Keep Your Body Strong & Soft
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Working Smart!: Alignment Practices to Keep Your Body Strong & Soft

THREE PRACTICES

with visiting teacher Sean Haleen

Three chances to practice with returning guest teacher Sean Haleen! Join Sean at SYA for an exploration of how our bodies work within our poses. We'll explore questions like "What muscles do we want to be engaged? Relaxed?" and "What alignment instructions are appropriate for my body?" Sean's alignment workshops are known for taking what seem like complicated aspects of how we move and making them understandable, accessible, and fun.

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Supple + Strong: Integrating Flexibility with Strength
Mar
8
to Mar 10

Supple + Strong: Integrating Flexibility with Strength

3-DAY WORKSHOP

with special guest Amanda Ford

It’s an exciting time for yoga asana! For decades flexibility and “lengthening” muscles were the focus of practice. As knowledge from exercise science and biomechanics are applied to asana, we are moving toward a more integrated view that recognizes the importance of muscular strength as well as flexibility.

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Sound Bath on SoMat
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Sound Bath on SoMat

WORKSHOP

with special guests 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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Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness
Jan
18
to Jan 20

Restorative Yoga: Teaching the Art of Stillness

TEACHER TRAINING

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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Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning Sangha – Winter Session
Jan
18
8:00 AM08:00

Dharma Wisdom Seattle : Friday Morning 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. In this session we’ll begin part one of an investigation of Mindfulness, A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein.

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Living Yoga: A Year of Deepening & Awakening
Jan
17
to Jan 26

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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