Category Archives: yoga events

Imagine Yoga: Flow in the Glow of Chihuly

Thanks to Lululemon Athletica Pacific Place for this free event that drew a line of over 300 yogis around the block!

Sanga, kula, samajam, graama… It’s no wonder there are so many sanskrit words for community. There’s something about the energy of a full room of people moving and breathing in sync with one another that draws people from miles away!

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The Glasshouse

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My view from savasana

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Flowing in a different light

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Shaking it out!

This was a fun event, I can’t wait to see what the Seattle yoga community has in store for summer!

Namaste!

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Seattle Springtime Yoga Happenings

Spring is the time to be reborn, to remember your intentions for this year and start to transform yourself.

So much fun stuff happening in the next couple of months! I will keep updating this list as things are announced, please let me know anything I missed or anything I can add.

Namaste!

AROUND TOWN:

April 27, Yoga UniQue- Yoga at the club with Emily Kasman                          Q Capitol Hill Nightclub

April 20, Imagine Yoga: Flow in the Glow of Chihuly                               Chihuly Glass Garden Museum

May 3-5 John Friend & Desi Springer Workshop

HAUTE YOGA QUEEN ANNE

April 21st Sadie Nardini and Tyler mccoy master class

April 26th Feel the Flow with JL and dj hyfi

May 5th Writing with movement: yoga and journaling

Sunday June 2nd season detox yoga workshop

SAMADHI

April 19th Occupy Love Film Screening

April 20th/April 28th Sublime Continuum

SEATTLE YOGA ARTS

April 27 Yoga 101

SPIRA YOGA WEST SEATTLE

April 6th Back Bending workshop-Your best bend

April 27th Arm Balancing II- Beyond Crow

SALT ROOM YOGA

May 19th Energizing Summer Juice Cleanse

SHAKTI VINYASA

May 18 Toning Your Energetic Body (bellevue)

Happiness, Faith + Flow: Vinyasa Intensive Weekend (ballard)

YOGALIFE

April 20 The Healing Breath

May 11 Deeper Cravings Workshop

Every 3rd Saturday Community Kirtan

May 18 Ayurveda 101

8 LIMBS YOGA CENTERS

April 21st Full Spectrum Practice(phinney ridge)

April 27th Chakra Flow Unfolding(west seattle)

May 11 Partner Yoga(w seattle)

May 12 Embodying the Yoga Sutras(cap hill)

May 18 Yin/Yang Practice(phinney ridge)

May 18 Yoga Nidra, Yoga Bliss(west seattle)

URBAN YOGA SPA

April 20 Yogathon

April 28 Detox Flow

July 7-9 Yoga, Friends, Food & Wine (Walla Walla, Washington)

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Baptiste Yoga – Adventure Time

Tomorrow, I fly to Hawaii for Baron Baptiste Power Yoga Institute’s 7 day Level 1 training. I have NO clue what to expect! We will be at Kalani, a somewhat remote retreat center in Hilo where there will be no coffee. BUT lots and lots of yoga! I’m prepared to feel on top of the world. I have my moleskin, hydration tablets, and yogitoes ready for this adventure. I will update you soon!

Aloha!

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Baron’s 40 Day Challenge

January 7-February 15 2013

Digital 40 Days:

  • A daily email from Baron and a team of teachers with insight and resources to support your experience,
  • A weekly streaming meditation from Baron to guide you as you build a meditation practice from the ground up,
  • Two free streaming yoga podcasts per week – one short and one long, that are yours to enjoy and experience wherever you are!
  • Access to public Digital 40 Days Facebook Page/Twitter/Instagram

Why 40 days?

Forty days is the time it takes to build an entirely new set of habits and practices to train and rewire your mind and body. This program is built from a foundation of commitment and is designed to create, piece by piece, new practices and commitments that propel you into lasting transformation of your body and your life.

What are potential outcomes of participating in this challenge?

The outcomes of this program are very specific to each individual. It will strengthen, open and cleanse your body, clear your mind and change your relationship to food in a way that creates whole-life health instead of quick fixes. You’ll learn how to get out of the trap of trying to find the time for the things that matter most to you, and start making the time and being the change.

This is a companion series to Baron’s Book 40 Days to Personal Revolution, but I don’t know where my copy is, so I’m not going to say(yet) that it’s essential to have. I love anything that keeps me focused from day to day with a positive message, and social media has become an awesome way to do that. Yes, it’s over-saturated with cat videos and can be a big waste of time. However, our world requires us to be computer-locked at times, and I think we should use it to our advantage and feed our brains the good stuff. Regardless, doing this will start this year off on a good foot!

It starts tomorrow, and you can sign up for free here. What do you have to lose?

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Yoga for Cyclists

On Sunday my father and I went to a “yoga for cyclists” seminar hosted by teacher Kelli Refer from The Grinning Yogi in Seattle. I do not cycle, but my retired father rides every day, about 100 miles a week, sometimes more.

One thing I know for sure- whatever you do, yoga makes you do it better. So, I dragged him to the seminar, thinking something catered to cyclists would be a better time for a somewhat inexperienced yogi.

It was a great seminar, it was obvious the girl leading it had spent much time and energy writing and illustrating a book of yoga poses and breathing techniques for a cyclist.

Everything was very appropriate for the typical cyclist- there were sequences for 2 minutes and 5 minutes. Modified half sun salutations, quads, heart openers, and hips were emphasized.

At the end I asked what two stretches would be the best to do. I couldn’t imagine my father in our garage busting out sun salutations. She decided on a modified ‘wing pose’ and a modified dancer’s pose. My very favorite stretch was a super intense quad stretch we did by placing our shin flush to the wall and bending the opposite knee.

We all left with a poster and information sheet to refer to.

Kelli’s official Yoga for Bikers blog is here.

Buy a copy of Pedal, Stretch, Breathe here.

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Go W/ The Flow

At the beginning of July I attended an event called “Go W/ the Flow,” hosted by Haute Yoga Queen Anne. Yogis Tori Reynolds and Ben Rivet(BJSR) are doing a three month long nationwide tour making stops at studios across America teaching their flow set to live music. More on them here.

Tori’s class is a traditional high energy Baptiste flow, and set to Ben’s soundtrack it’s a great experience. Ben beat boxes and plays the guitar, reading the room and going with the rhythm of the flow. Tori is a great teacher, inspiring and positive. They’re both just excited to be doing what they’re doing which creates a wonderful energy in the room. If they happen to come to your city during the remainder of their tour, I highly encourage you to attend, it’s an awesome way to switch up your routine.

It’s amazing how music really can ‘get you out of your head and into your breath.’

Tour dates:

July 26 – Equinox – Woodland Hills, CA

July 28 – Lululemon Athletica – Los Angeles, CA

August 2 – King Yoga – Aspen, CO

August 3 – Lululemon Athletica – Aspen, CO

August 5 – Elan Yoga & Fitness – Fort Collins, CO

August 6 – Prana Denver – Denver, CO

August 23 – Yoga One Inc. – Seekonk MA

Augist 28 – High Street Yoga – Westerly, RI

August 29 – Wayland Square Power Yoga – Providence, RI

September 2 – Power Yoga Chicago – Chicago, IL

September 10 – Lululemon Athletica – Cincinnati, OH

September 14 – Bare Feet Power Yoga – Chicago, IL

September 16 – Core Essence – Milwaukee, WI

September 17 – Dragonfly Hot Yoga – Fitchburg, WI

September 18 – Perennial Yoga – Fitchburg, WI

September 19 – Dragonfly Hot Yoga, Madison, WI

September 22 – Root Down Yoga – La Crosse, WI

September 25 – Chagrin Yoga – Chagrin Falls, OH

October 6 – Midwest Outdoor Experience – Dayton, OH

October 19 – AC Power Yoga – San Antonio, TX

October 20 – The Yoga Project – Mansfield, TX

October 21 – The Yoga Project – Arlington, TX

November 8 – Epic Yoga – Brentwood, TX

Novermber 9 – MBH Yoga – Cummina, GA

November 11 – Jiva Yoga Center – Hilton Head Island, SC

More information and an interview with Ben Rivet.

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