Workshops & Retreats

Two Classes with Jamie Elmer

Sunday, September 21st

True Core: 12:30-2:30pm
Exchange for True Core class is $35 pre-registered, $40 at door.

Vinyasa without Vinyasa for Teachers: 3-6pm
Exchange for Vinyasa without Vinyasa is $50

True Core

12:30-2:30pm

There’s more to a strong, healthy core than six pack abs!

This strengthening practice will help you tone muscle, stabilize the
spine and learn to breathe for better posture.

This two hour public workshop looks at the specific muscle groups of our body’s core and how they work together. True Core incorporates abdominal and spine strengthening exercises, breathing practices and hands on learning to help you create a more toned, strong and healthy core.

Intro to teaching Vinyasa Flow Yoga without The Vinyasa for Teachers and Teachers in Training 

3-6pm

This Continued Education workshop, for Teachers and Teachers in Training, will give you tools to optimize the benefits of movement and breath, which IS Vinyasa Flow Yoga, while minimizing strain on overused joints. Learn to teach your students this life changing practice without using the typical format of ”vinyasas.” Many yoga students experience wrist, shoulder and lower back strain from the repetition and mis alignment found in our typical vinyasa style practice (downward facing dog, plank, chatturanga, cobra or upward facing dog). In this workshop you’ll learn an alternative series of poses designed to minimize impact often associated with the common vinyasa, while maintaining the benefits of breath initiated flow.

Both of Jamie’s workshops can be used for Continued Education credits for Yoga Alliance registered teachers.

To register contact Joel Benjamin: joelb@yogasmithseattle.com

Monthly Restorative Yoga

With Alex Baker

First Sunday of every month
12:30–2pm
Exchange: $20 per person

Start your month off right! Join Alex the first Sunday of each month for a deeply nourishing Restorative Yoga practice.

Restorative Yoga is for those interested in slowing down and reducing both physical and mental stress and tension. While practicing Restorative Yoga you will utilize props to help support you in specific postures, minimizing strenuous activity and allowing you to gently open those tight areas in your body as you deepen your connection to your breath. Restorative Yoga allows you to balance your active practice and lifestyle, leaving you feeling very relaxed coupled with enhanced mental clarity.

These classes are appropriate for all levels of experience. After each class you will be purring like a kitten.

To register contact Joel Benjamin: joelb@yogasmithseattle.com

Sound Bath Experience

with Daniella White at Yogasmith

Offered on the third Sunday of every month

7:30 – 8:30 pm

Exchange for Sound Bath: $20

A sound bath is an improvised concert played with the intent of releasing energy that is no longer serving you, and shifting to a more positive and relaxed state of being. Participants usually lie in a comfortable position on the floor (in savasana). Daniella plays the crystal bowls and a Paiste plantary gong, adding vocal toning as well. During the savasana you will be bathed in healing vibrations that will help you achieve deeper states of mediation. It is in these states of relaxation that healing can take place. The combination of sound and savasana will assist you in releasing any energies, thoughts, and patterns that are no longer serving you, and will help bring healing energy into your body and mind. You will leave feeling “re-tuned”, with a sense of restored balance in your mind, body and spirit.

Please wear comfortable clothing, and bring anything that you need to feel comfortable lying on the floor

To sign up or for more information please contact Joel Benjamin at

joelb@yogasmithseattle.com

Awareness through Movement, Creativity and Sound

With Cynthia Peter Tony

Offered on the third Saturday of every month beginning in June.

2-4pm.

Exchange is $30 for pre-registered, $35 for drop-in’s.

Did you know that sound, movement, creativity can bring more fulfillment to your life through expanded Self Awareness? Utilizing Sacred Sound, Feldenkrais Method, and Creative Tools explore ways of increasing self awareness in how you hold yourself and move through space physically, mentally and emotionally.  Use these re/discoveries for relaxation, moving out of  pain, decision making, increasing mobility/stability and enhancing an overall sense of well being…….and your Yoga practice!!!/

This series can be attended as an individual session or a whole.  Each session will deepen your Individual exploration through Awareness Through Movement Lessons (Feldenkrais ATM’s), Sound exploration with toning, chanting, singing bowls, music journey’s and short creative exercises.

To reserve a spot please email: Cynthia Peter <treestonestudios@msn.com>

The Art of Self Massage

with Stephanie Levine

Offered on the 4th Sunday of every month

Sundays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm, 2/9, 3/30, 4/27
$25/early bird, $30/at the door

Whether we sit long hours at a computer, are training for a marathon, or care for small children: our bodies develop areas of tension. This everyday tension can restrict our movement and cause pain and discomfort.

In this class you will learn to release and ease these restrictions as well as supporting your body to recover from workouts. We’ll use a variety of tools including foam rollers, tennis balls, and golf balls–and of course our own hands. We will adapt principles from myofascial release, trigger point thereapy and deep tissue massage and discover self care stagetegies that are therapuetic and relaxing. You will also learn techniques to improve energy flow and increase body awareness. These classes can be taken individually to learn the basic concepts, or attend each month to gain a greater understanding of the variations and modalities for specific body areas.

If you have a 6” foam roller please bring it with you. If not there will be rollers available for your use and purchase at the class.

To register contact Stephanie at slevine@q.com or email Joel Benjamin at joelb@yogasmithseattle.com