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.

 

Date: Saturday, December 8th
Time: 3:00 – 5:00PM
Cost: Free for Members, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Partner Prenatal

Join Christine for an evening of mindful yoga created specifically for prenatal moms and a partner.

Whether the partner is a husband, wife, close friend, doula, or birth partner……explore the many ways yoga can bring you closer together as you navigate pregnancy and childbirth:

  • Working together, learn yoga postures designed to relieve the discomfort of pregnancy and prepare for birth.
  • Discover hands-on techniques for partners to assist and support, deepening your connection.
  • Through focused breathing, create space and awareness towards each other and the arrival of your little one.
 
No yoga experience required.
 
Space is limited to 10 couples.
Date: Monday, December 10th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30PM
Cost: $25, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Yin Yoga and Reiki to Nourish Within

A Special Christmas Day Practice

with Shari Larson and Lori Ferry

Winter is a time for reflection – listening, watching, feeling and honoring the slower, quieter rhythm of life. During the busy holiday season it’s hard to make time and find space for quiet and reflection with all the obligations we have.  Treat yourself with this luxurious 90 minute practice with healing touch.

 

Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets and blocks for ultimate support and physical release. You will gently stress the connective tissue to stimulate cells to repair and rebuild and to help move fluid and energy through the tissues around the joints. You will utilize the breath to calm the nervous system and mind. Yin can facilitate a healing cycle of receiving and releasing.

 

This workshop adds the relaxing and healing power of Reiki to our Yoga practice.  Reiki is a Japanese Healing Technique that facilitates Universal Life Force energy.  Reiki helps your brain go into an alpha state similar to that experienced during deep meditation, creating relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. The combination of Reiki and Yoga promotes a  powerful experience of healing and ultimate relaxation.

 

Shari Larson is a certified 200hr Yoga Teacher. Since then, she has completed more than 200 hours of training in Yin Yoga including with senior teachers Bernie Clark and Sarah Powers.  She honors that all bodies are unique and each person’s experience is their own.

 

Lori Ferry feels very blessed to guide as a Yoga Teacher and Reiki Master.  Her passions towards Mindfulness Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga as well as Energy Healing work flows intuitively in her daily life and loves to share this passion with others during her classes.

 

Date: Tuesday, December 25th
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Cost: $25, Preregister here
Location: University Place Studio

Backcare Basics ~ A 6 Week Series

Back pain isn’t as mysterious as you might think and knowing how to remedy it can be simple once you understand the basics.

 

Through Viniyoga, a therapeutic style of yoga that prioritizes the health of the spine and safe sequencing, this 6 week series will give you the tools and knowledge you need to take care of your back on a regular basis, whether in your home practice or in yoga class. In our focused 60 minute class, twice a week, your upper, mid, lower back and hips will be gently nourished and stabilized. You will notice a difference after just a couple of weeks – your back will feel better!

 

Please join Kelly Valenzuela to learn more about the Viniyoga basics of back care and how you can care for the health and well-being of your spine today and every day.

Beginners are welcome!

This series is appropriate for all levels.

 

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 15 – Feb 21st

Time: 7:00 – 8:00AM
Cost: $150, Preregister here
Location: North Tacoma Studio