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Yoga Immersion Retreat at The Yoga Lodge
Whether you bunk in the Lodge, camp on the property or sleep at one of Whidbey’s various B&B’s, we’ll gather together to explore the Solar power of your Summer yoga practice.
Only a few spots remain available. First come, first served! Sign up now to ensure your bunk in the Lodge and your space in the studio.
New Events In Austin, Tx; Seattle & Whidbey Island, WA
I’m pleased to announce the dates for my latest bookings: SAVE THESE DATES!
April 28th, Body of Knowledge: Length and Strength for a Healthy Chaturanga 2-7 pm; Sutra Yoga SEATTLE registration details here
May 19th, Austin Yoga Expo: Heavenly Hips 4:30-5:45 pm; Palmer Events Center, AUSTIN details here
You can look forward to my newsletter outlining these AND more local events. If you are not on the mailing list yet, use this link to join.
My deep thanks to all of you who can and do support my teaching around the country. I appreciate you sharing these dates with anyone you know who may be interested in exploring this practice with us.
Immerse yourself in the details of the spinal tissues and functions, strengths and weaknesses, relationship to our energetic body and nervous system, and how our Asana practice impacts this magnificent feat of engineering.
Sunday, January 29th, 2012; 10 am-2 pm $65 @ Lionheart Yoga Training–3102 30th Ave S., Seattle
Through a combination of Lecture and Asana Practice we will uncover the deeper workings of the spine in our practice to bolster the quality of our teaching. We will outline and discuss the tissues that build the spine, hold it together, and allow for such an amazing range of motion. We’ll cover the common ailments of the spinal tissues and how to best avoid them.
Using 2- and 3-dimensional visual models we will examine the musculature that supports this boney frame and creates the dynamic movements we take for granted each day. Identify the most vulnerable points in the spinal column and learn in detail how to fire the correct muscles to support these places.
Take control of your practice by inviting in a more detailed view of your internal terrain. Observe your own limitations and hypermobilities to improve the quality of your personal practice, and learn to look for them in your students.
While this course is designed for yoga teachers, it is open and appropriate for yoga students eager to gain deeper knowledge of their Asana practice.
Space is extremely limited, Pre-Registration is mandatory! Use this Body Of Knowledge Registration Page to save your space. Only registrants who are paid in full will be guaranteed a slot.
You may submit registration and payment via check payable to Unity Therapeutic, c/o Lionheart Yoga Training, 3102 30th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Shop locally AND invest in an experience instead of more stuff!
Share the Gift of Health and Wellness with your loved ones this giving season. When you purchase a Certificate of Healing for your family and friends, you offer them the opportunity to build a routine of self-care for reduced pain, increased strength, mobility and vibrance. Each recipient can choose to spend their hour-long session in one of the following:
- Therapeutic Massage Treatment
- Therapeutic Yoga Treatment
- Private Yoga Instruction
Richelle will bring all the needed supplies to the recipient’s home for treatment in the comfort of a familiar atmosphere.
Each certificate is $75, inclusive of all travel and setup costs. This is a $100 value for just $75!
Whew, I can’t believe it has been so long that I have neglected this amazing site! So much has been going on at the Yoga Studio that I’ve been just plugging along on auto pilot with regard to my Unity Therapeutic practice. My sincere apologies.
Many of you have heard by now that UniverseCity Yoga is no longer sustainable and will close at the end of the month. We are disappointed that it worked out this way, but all things have a time and a place and UCY was an amazing accomplishment for all of us. I have few regrets and feel that the opportunity to explore my teaching in this space was an invaluable experience. I will miss the people, the studio, our practice…but I trust that we will all move forward just as we are meant to.
That said, there are all sorts of other developments in the Life of Richelle….With the closure of the yoga studio, I am seeking a temporary home for my massage practice. I may have a room worked out at an existing studio for a time, but in the end I may need to work out of my house for a while. Either way, there will be some shifts to my treatment schedule that may mean the elimination of some time slots. I will keep you posted as these developments crystalize.
I said I was finding a temporary space because my massage practice will only continue through mid-September, as Jay and I are preparing to move to Austin, TX at the end of September. It is a decision we have been struggling with for over a year now, and with the closure of the studio and opportunities in music and art for both of us, we feel now is the time. I will do my best to serve you all in the weeks to come as we make this transition more real by the day. Please understand though that as the schedule shifts we may need to offer referrals to other therapists in the area.
I will compile and distribute a thorough list of practitioners who can serve you into the future. For many of us this will be a slight trauma, as we have worked together for nearly nine years. It is daunting to think that I will need to create a whole new village of clients and friends, to start marketing myself all over again from the ground up….but because of the love and the life you have shared with me over the years, I am confident that I can convince at least a couple people down there that I know what I’m doing! In this regard, I ask for your assistance….If you feel willing and able, I would sincerely appreciate a letter of recommendation from you, my clients, regarding the work that I do. Whether in massage therapy, yoga or anatomy instruction, these letters will be a priceless commodity as I move forward into new markets.
If you would like to participate in this campaign, you can mail, email or bring a letter to your next appointment regarding the work that I do. Please be as specific as you can and direct these to prospective clients or employers. My Thanks are great in number and infinite in magnitude.
I will continue to be present in this community by way of workshops and retreats throughout the year. I will maintain my teaching relationship with Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, B.C., and space allowing, continue to offer Anatomy training in the Northwest on a periodic basis. To stay in touch with me regarding these events, please be sure to sign up on my NEW mailing list. I have had to make some changes to the list behind the scenes, so even if you’ve signed up in the past, please do so again.
(This will be tagged and reposted at my Facebook Page soon, and sent out as a letter to all current clients.)
Richelle’s bodywork practice has moved into the same building as UniverseCity Yoga on The Ave! 4212 University Way NE #203, Seattle WA 98105
Her schedule will remain the same through this transition to new space. You can enter through the front door on University Way NE, come up the stairs and down the hall. You can wait at the bench in the corner for Richelle to greet you for your appointment.
Please be aware that the new space has a new feel and will require a slightly new rhythm. This new space is a work in progress and there will certainly be an adjustment period for all of us.
Please leave comments here if you have any questions, or you can email/call Richelle directly.
See you soon!
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.