What’s coming up at the studios?

Online Yoga for Running ~ Ease & Injury Prevention

  • Do you want to run with greater fluidity and ease?
  • Are you looking to recover from or prevent some of the most common runner’s injuries?
In this workshop, we will explore yoga postures and subtle strengthening that apply that running alignment, strength, and efficiency. We will also practice yoga postures that increase flexibility in the areas most important for shock-absorption while running, which can lead to a more fluid gait.

This workshop will be a short lecture followed by yoga practice. All levels of runners and yoga practitioners are welcome! Join us whether you run short distances occasionally or long distances on a regular basis.
 

In addition to teaching yoga Kyra Wiens is a professional triathlete. She has twice represented the USA at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships and works with runners of all ages and abilities.

Date:  Saturday, April 18th 
Time:  2:00-4:00pm
Cost:  $30 (before Apr 11th), $40 after Preregister here
Location: North Tacoma Studio

Relax with Yin, Essential Oils and Sound

This restful time offers you the opportunity to drop in and deeply relax. Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets and blocks for ultimate support and relaxation.
 
We will start at the root chakra and move our way up the body. Essential oils will be offered to those who choose as a way to help facilitating a deep state of rest. You will utilize the breath to calm the nervous system and mind.
 
Our yoga practice will be followed with a 30 minute gong and Tibetan bowl sound bath. Gong meditation is an ancient technique from Asia and produces a sense of well being through the vibration of all the water within the body. The frequency of gong and Tibetan bowls creates a setting for deeper relaxation.
 
All levels welcome, come as you are!

 

Date:  Saturday, April 25th
Time:  1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $35 before Apr 18th; $40 after, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Day of Mindfulness ~ One Day Yoga and Mindfulness Retreat

Slow down and turn your focus inward with a day of mindfulness and gentle yoga, and explore silence as a practice of moving inward. Unplug, set aside your daily to-do list, and take time to slow down. We will practice for the day in a lovely secluded space at Bear’s Lair in Gig Harbor, nestled in the forest, with a lovely yoga room to settle into and beautiful grounds for walking and resting.
 
Come away from your Day of Mindfulness with:
  • A body nourished by a gentle, mindful yoga practice.
  • A mind cleared of its day to day clutter.
  • A sense of a spacious heart, feeling re-connected to who you really are.
Please bring a lunch for yourself, a yoga mat, and a journal. All levels of yoga and mindfulness practice welcome.

 

Cost before April 3rd: $95
Cost after April 3rd: $115; Preregister here

Location: Bear’s Lair, Gig Harbor

Creating Strength in Your Yoga Practice ~ A Members Only Workshop

In this workshop we will focus on bringing more strength and stability to our yoga practice. We will discuss the functional range of motion of various joints and explore how much range we actually have available to us in a variety of postures.
 
Find new ways to experience yoga poses and freshen up your practice. Explore what stops us from getting deeper into poses and whether depth of postures needs to be part of the goal. Learn to engage more of underutilized muscles in your practice.
 
We will also explore and discuss ways to modify for those times you are experiencing discomfort in your body. This workshop is appropriate for all levels from those just beginning to seasoned yoga practitioners.
 
Interested in this workshop but not a member?
Check out our membership options!

Date:  Saturday, May 9th
Time:  1:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost: Free, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio