What’s coming up at the studios?

Let us know if you have any questions about these upcoming workshops:

Restore & Renew for the Holidays ~ Members Only Workshop

Restorative yoga encourages a centered and peaceful mind. Using props to support the weight of the body, we allow for a deep sense of ease to envelope us completely. As we allow our bodies to melt into passive yoga asanas our nervous system shifts and we enjoy the benefits of completely relaxing, allowing the body to restore, renew and rejuvenate.

Following our Restorative practice we shift from our gentle movement and holding postures to Yoga Nidra, which means “yogic sleep”.

Yoga Nidra is a paradigm shift that allows us to drop beneath the mental and emotional      activity of the mind to a state of deep consciousness that promotes extreme relaxation by using guided words and imagery all while in a deeply relaxing posture.  This offers a space to explore what you need in the moment, as well as an opportunity to release long-held emotions just by being guided. Nothing to do, nothing to think, just allowing yourself to rest while listening.

Both Restorative Yoga & Yoga Nidra can be highly beneficial in times of fatigue, illness, and emotional strain including those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.  Practitioners say they have experienced profound sense of joy and well-being well after the class has ended. Register here.

Date:  December 9, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Location: University Place Studio

Teen Girls Empowerment Winter Solstice Circle              ~Special Guest Shanti Sound Healing~

Join Julia Nathe for this 2 hour workshop. This gathering is a safe space for young women to come together in community to explore, uplift, and inspire each other. Much like the younger girls empowerment class, we will explore self care through group discussion, yoga, sound and more. We will dive even deeper into ways we can better listen to the body and heart as we continue to evolve and grow as women. Register here.

Date:  December 16, 2017 from 1:00 – 3:00pm

Location:  North Tacoma Studio

Awakening Kindness ~ A Daylong Retreat for the New Year

Join Erin Joosse and guest Mindfulness teacher Ashley Dahl in an exploration of kindness, and what it means to truly care for self. You may be familiar with your inner critic – the negative voice which limits your thinking, being, and doing. Bring awareness and insight to this usually unhelpful critical voice as you discover your innate ability for compassion, both for self and others.

This daylong retreat will include movement practice (gentle, mindful yoga), meditation, talks, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion exercises. Find yourself at home in your body, mind and heart, and bring that off the mat and into your daily life. Leave with practical ways to come back to your center with kindness, and the knowing that you truly can find home wherever you are. Register here.

All levels welcome * Please bring a journal * Retreat will be held at the Tacoma Nature Center

Date:  January 6, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Tacoma Nature Center

Journeying with Grief ~ A 5 Week Series

Join Kate Fontana for this 5 weeks series.

Oftentimes, grief can appear so enormous and overwhelming that we do all we can to hold it out. 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. Register here.

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

Space is limited to a maximum of 12 participants. 2 Half Price Scholarships available.

Date:  Tuesday, February 13th – March 13th, 6:00 – 7:30pm

Location: University Place Studio