Archive for June, 2010
1-2:30 P.M. August 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th $65–Pre-Registration Requested
Join me for weekly immersion into the fundamentals of your new Yoga Practice. Together we will explore the shapes of the foundational poses of Hatha Yoga, learning how to build them from the ground up. In this format, we will have the time to pay close attention to action and alignment that a regular class just doesn’t have time for. Begin building new Muscle-Memory from the outset, learn to tap into your inner awareness, and gain the focus needed for seated meditation.
This 5-week program will cover the fundamentals of:
- Standing Poses
- Balance Poses
- Twists & Backbends
- Core Stabilizers
- Pranayama Breathwork
- Guided Meditation
We will take our time to break poses down so they make sense within our own personal bodies, learning how to use tools and props to bring the pose to us in a safe way. Don’t worry, we won’t be cranking for a full two hours!! This format allows for plenty of discussion and questions, adjustments and breaks.
Contact Richelle directly to register: 206 931 2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: action, alignment, backbends, balance poses, core, events, focus, foundation, fundamentals, guided meditation, immersion, inversions, Practice, pranayama, standing poses, transitions, twists, Workshops, yoga basics
Taking my Yoga to the next level means…
I am so excited to announce the opening of my new yoga studio, UniverseCity Yoga. For those of you not on my Facebook Fan-list, or not receiving my newsletter….this may be news to you. For everyone else….please bear with me one more time.
I have taken my work as a healer and teacher very seriously for the past ten years, but have always felt something was missing. Recently, I was forced to recognize that my work in this world is not limited to my one on one interactions with people…I held within me the makings of something more expansive.
Admittedly, for a long while I had faced the difficult decision of how and when to return to the yoga teaching I love. After all, I have a full-time massage practice, teach periodic Anatomy trainings….then there is that whole jewelry bit. When was I thinking I would add those yoga classes? Well, leave it to me….
Instead of just adding hours to my weekly schedule, I went for the whole shebang. I knew that there were so many studios that just didn’t align well with my own ideals of a teacher/studio relationship. I knew I had to do something different. I came up with a revolutionary model (if I do say so myself) and started pitching it to teachers. I really wanted for someone else to take the reigns…I didn’t want to be an administrator. But in the end, it was me and only me who would pull the trigger. I was prodded by some loving friends and some interesting professional circumstances….and so was born UniverseCity Yoga. I wanted to build a space that honored the teacher, the student and the practice; a place that could help build community, build careers, build the practice in the most cooperative way possible. I honestly think we can achieve that here.
Internally, I had said “no” to this endeavor for a long time. But now that the wheels have turned and the steps are being taken, it feels so natural. This space is one that I have imagined in my mind’s eye for a very long time. We made a mad dash to get the doors open and now it feels like this tree is just starting to grow tiny buds. I know that it won’t be long before the flowers bloom and the leaves unfurl into a lush and abundant fruit-bearer.
I look forward to welcoming you in person. Until then, Namaste.