Workshops

Unique You

with Linden Griffith

8 April 2017, 1 to 4pm, $20 (5 scholarship spots available)

An exploration back to your heart. Discover your intrinsic values, what inspires you and gain clarity on how to incorporate your unique Spirit in your every day life.

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Linden has been coaching for 10 years, sober for 5 years, in remission for 2.5 years, and a wife and step mom for 5 months. Her goal in life is to remind people that they are already whole and perfect. She believes we are all born this way, but we lose sight of this as we get older. Her desire is to remind people of this perfection, inspire them to trust this light and teach them how to live this way regardless of what is going on around them. Her website is: www.lindengriffith.com

 Register here. 

 

Photo Credit: Sukha Design and Photography, Danielle Sack

Photo Credit: Sukha Design and Photography, Danielle Sack

Restorative Alchemy

with Sara Corbishley

29 April 2017, 1 to 4pm, $40 (Scholarships are available)

"Healing is communication; and music, in its universal nature, is total communication. In the deepest mysteries of music are the inspirations, the pathways, and the healing which lead to one-ness and unity." - Olivea Dewhurst-Maddock, Sound Therapy

Join Sara for a workshop exploring our most powerful instrument (our voice) and the gentle practice of resting in sound. Simple vocal toning, Restorative Yoga and Alchemy Singing Bowls provide an afternoon of release and rejuvenation. Learn how to tone your energetic Being and be guided through resting postures while bathing in vibration. No Yoga or vocal experience necessary. All are welcome. 

Photo Credit: Sukha Design and Photography, Danielle Sack

Photo Credit: Sukha Design and Photography, Danielle Sack

Sara Corbishley is a 200 hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher currently pursuing her 500 hr certification through Three Trees Yoga in Federal Way. She is certified in the "Art of Sound Healing" and is a Reiki I practitioner. She teaches yoga and mindfulness with a focus on cultivating the tools needed for a present life in a simple, accessible way. Her teaching is heart forward and authentic and her love of the practice and her singing bowls shines in all she does. 

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Chanting with the Goddesses of Yoga

Four Weekend workshops with Kate Fontana

Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm  

March 5th: Durga

May 7th: Kali

June 25th: Lakshmi             

August 13th:Saraswati

$50 each or all 4 for $175

The Goddesses of Yoga reflect the feminine aspects of divinity in action in the world and in our lives.  Chanting is one of the rich and powerful technologies of the yoga tradition useful for connecting to the Feminine Divine.  In this series of workshops, we will practice chanting and meditation with sounds and imagery from the Goddess tradition as a way to access and awaken these vital energies, and explore their expression in our lives.   Learn the stories and connect to your own embodiments of:

    Durgha: mother Goddess and protector

    Kali: the force of creative destruction

    Laksmi: grace and abundance

    Saraswati: wisdom, insight and creativity

Workshops will include conversation, chanting, journaling, meditation, gentle movement and practice suggestions for outside of class designed to inspire continued practice and connectivity to your deepest wisdom.  Folks of any gender identity and spiritual/faith tradition are welcomed to participate.  No yoga/chanting/singing experience required.  Some meditation experience can be helpful.  Partial scholarships available upon request.

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Full Moon Yoga + Meditation

with Sat Shabad Singh, $15

10 May 2017, 8:45pm

9 June 2017, 7:30pm

Through yoga movement and meditation, we are able to harness the energy of the full moon to generate healing for ourselves and our loved ones. The Full Moon Yoga class begins with some gentle Kundalini Yoga warm-ups followed by a yoga meditation called the Healing Ring of Tantra Meditation that is done specifically during the full moon. Meditation is followed by deep relaxation accompanied by the sound therapy provided by a 32 inch symphonic gong. The vibrations of the gong provide a deeply engaging and empowering energy that restores the entire system, mentally, physically, and spiritually. No previous yoga or meditation experience necessary. All are welcome.

David Bradshaw (Sat Shabad Singh) has practiced kundalini yoga (as taught by Yogi Bhajan) for over 25 years and became a certified kundalini yoga instructor (Kundalini Yoga Research Institute 200 hours certification) in 2007. He is a research psychologist working with PTSD and other psychological health concerns of service members and veterans. David is also a jazz musician (flute and saxophone) and has used both his yoga and music background in research on complementary and alternative approaches for chronic pain management. He enjoys the creative freedom of expression and self-awareness that comes from his mutual love of yoga and music.

Register for May here. 

Register for June here. 

Inner and Outer Alignment: creating space for a life you love

With Lynda Lopez

17 June 2017, 1 to 2:30pm, $10

You want more out of life! More creativity, fulfillment, and alignment with your authentic self. But you feel stuck and overwhelmed with where to start, or have started and stopped so many times you have lost your momentum. The clutter in your mind and physical space is holding you back.

You are ready for a breakthrough. This is the answer to that call.

In this 90-minute interactive workshop you will learn:

-what mental and physical clutter has blocked you from moving forward

-what immediate steps you can take right away to make room for more abundance and flow in your mind and home space 

-a simple and profound mindset shift that will create breakthroughs and momentum for your bigger and better space and life.

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Lynda coaches clients to clarity toward a more fulfilling life by shifting mindsets, habits, and spaces.  She received the Best of Houzz award for her work as a designer and home stager in 2015 and has over 10 years experience in leadership development and change consulting.  She earned a Bachelors from Tufts University in Massachusetts and a Masters Degree in Human Geography from the University of Washington. She lives in Lakewood, WA with her husband, Grandpa Abie, and rescue pitt-mix dog Roscoe. For free tools and tips to create space for a life you love enter your email at www.lyndajlopez.com.

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SPECIALTY SERIES CLASSES

Slow Yoga: A Healing Practice for Body and Mind

with Najeea Leslie

7 March - 2 May (please note: class will not meet 4 April)

$115 for all 8 classes, $80 for 5 classes

Slow Yoga is intended to enhance resilience as we grow older. The heart of this work is a gentle and therapeutic approach to self-care using mindfulness, movement, meditation and breath. Najeea has designed these practices, by combining ease of movement with fullness of breath, to support well-being and avoid injury while becoming more flexible, balanced and stable in body and mind. 

This is a very slow and gentle class emphasizing practices that serve us well in daily life like settling the mind, increasing awareness of body and breath, moving with ease and softening the hardness of stress held in vulnerable areas like the neck, shoulders and jaws. Central to this work is exploring how to use the legs, deep abdominals, pelvic floor and upper body in a powerful but gentle way to allow a sense of being grounded and strong yet relaxed and open. Slow Yoga is beneficial for those dealing with chronic issues related to health conditions, injuries, pain, stress, fatigue, back or joint problems and limitations due to age or other factors. 

The group size is limited to foster a supportive community feeling and allow for individual attention. Each practice is adjusted for the safety and needs of the people in the group. Slow Yoga is offered as a series class and no experience is necessary.

The Slow Yoga class space is meant to be a fragrance free environment to accommodate those in the group who experience allergies or chemical sensitivities. Kindly avoid wearing any fragrance or perfume including scented products or lotions and clothes washed in scented laundry detergents or dryer sheets when you come to class. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.

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Yoga for Vibrant Living: Preparing for the Second Half of Life 

a 4-week series with Nina Rook

April 6, 13, 20, 27

9:30 to 11:30am

$150 (early bird is $140 if registered by 3/15)

Learn how yoga can support your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age. In four two-hour sessions we will focus on preventative strategies for:

·      Strength (bone and muscle)

·      Flexibility

·      Agility

·      Balance

·      Stress Management and

·      Equanimity

By learning how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, you’ll understand which techniques to use when. We’ll review essential yoga poses and sequencing, and provide materials to help set you up for a lifetime of home practice.

Nina Rook was in the first graduating class of Yoga for Healthy Aging certified teachers in 2015.  She has practiced yoga in the Iyengar tradition for over 20 years and taught for 15, with teacher training from Felicity Green and Joanne Hill.  Nina has completed multiple workshops each with Judith Lasater (restorative), Elise Miller (back care), Donald Moyer (asana), and Doug Keller (yoga therapy) and has gone through Julie Gudmestad’s week long Yoga Anatomy workshop 2 1/2 times.  She continues to study with Iyengar teachers Lara Warren (Brooklyn) and Karin Montali (Camerino, Italy).

This intensive is designed for relatively healthy, relatively physically able participants. For yoga students with one or more years of experience, this course will provide you with the tools to create a personalized yoga program that meets your particular needs and concerns. It will not include instructions for or information about yoga for people who cannot stand unaided and need to practice in chairs. It also will not include information about using yoga as therapy for specific, individual medical conditions, although there will be some general background on that subject.

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Journeying with Grief

A 5-week series with Kate Fontana


Mondays, 7:30-8:45pm
24 April - 22 May 2017

Sliding Scale: $50, $80, $110

"The dance of life finds its beginnings in grief......Here a completely new way of living is revealed. It is the way in which pain can be embraced, not out of a desire to suffer, but in the knowledge that something new will be born in the pain." -Henri Nouwen

Oftentimes, grief can appear so enormous and overwhelming that we do all we can to avoid it.  It can also be a deeply isolating experience, and none of us can truly know the true nature of grief each other carries.  Consider, though, that when we create a strong enough container within ourselves and our community, we can actually let grief flow.  Consider too that though we cannot do much to alleviate the grief of another, we can walk with each other on parallel paths through grief. 

In this 5-week series, we will practice just that - supporting and nourishing each other in entering into our own places of grief with courage, kindness, self-acceptance and connection to deeper resources.  Weekly gatherings will be a mixture of meditation, gentle movement, readings, journaling, creativity, singing, interspiritual prayer and conversation.  You will not be asked or required to share any details of your particular experience of grief or loss; however you will have the option to share in general about your experience and how you are processing.

Please note: this is not a replacement for psychotherapy or medical treatment.  

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