Styles

Find a style just right for you. No heat, Just Yoga.

SPECIALTY CLASSES:

Shambhala Meditation Group

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Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga is the practice of transforming your body and mind through movement as well as isometric or static postures. These classes incorporate breathwork and help to cultivate a steadiness of intention as well as strength and flexibility. Most modern yoga classes are a form of Hatha Yoga  derived from a diverse lineage from Iyengar to modern masters.

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Vinyasa/Flow

Vinyasa is the art of asana in mindful motion. Often thought of being “fast”, this is not always the case. These classes are mindfully sequenced and linked postures that incorporate strong breathwork. They help to cultivate flexibility, endurance, and the ability to “go with the flow”. Most Vinyasa classes are out of the Astanga lineage but are heavily influenced by other instructors.

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Viniyoga

Viniyoga is an ancient Sanskrit term that implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application. Viniyoga refers to an approach to yoga that adapts the various means and methods of practice to the unique condition, needs and interests of each individual – giving each practitioner the tools to individualize and actualize the process of self discovery and personal transformation.

For example, if students are feeling sluggish, the teacher may lead a more energetic practice – whereas if students are exhausted, scattered or have injuries, a very different practice will be lead. Specific breathing techniques will also be used throughout the practice to support the intended needs of the students that day, and the practice will be concluded with an equally appropriate pranayama and meditation, all consistent with the original intention to bring balance and to ease suffering. Each student is unique and each day is unique for each student – therefore each practice is unique. Viniyoga teachers are trained to take all of this into consideration in the preparation of each and every class practice.

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Therapeutic Yoga

Ideal for those suffering from chronic pain or illness. Learn healing tools for low back and neck trauma, restorative poses for chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and M.S. Lots of individual instruction in a supportive class setting. *Please note that interested students must first contact the teacher before attending class. Contact Robin at info@essentialyogatherapy.com or (425) 222-6350.

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Mindful Yoga/Pranakriya Yoga

Mindful Yoga in the Pranakriya tradition is a practice for those seeking a quiet, thoughtful yoga experience. This class will always include pranayama (breath work) as well as a balance of stretching and strengthening postures. This is a slow-moving practice with gradual transitions and some postures being held a minute or more. Yoga philosophy will be interjected where appropriate.

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Prenatal and Family Yoga

Prenatal yoga is a wonderful way to build and maintain strength and connection with your body through one of the most amazing journeys of life. Every prenatal student and every pregnancy is unique. We will work with your specific needs to create the most wonderful experience possible.

We also offer weekly Postnatal, Mom and Baby, and Kids and Teen Yoga classes.

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SPECIALTY CLASSES:

Shambhala Meditation Group

Meditation is a natural state of the human mind—at rest, open, alert. The practice of meditation has been taught for over 2,500 years as a vehicle for realizing the beauty and magic of the ordinary world without aggression or manipulation.

The teachings of Shambhala Buddhism emphasize the potential for enlightenment inherent in every situation or state of mind. Through discipline, gentleness and a sense of humor, the practitioner is invited to let go of conflicting emotions and wake up on the spot.

Learn more at http://seattle.shambhala.org/eastside.

Up Coming Events and Workshops

All Our Classes are Just Yoga No Heat

Yoga for Newbies five-week introductory series with Julie Mondays at 7pm starting October 23rd. Details and sign up.

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Gong Bath Meditation Join us on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. Saturday, October 21st at 3pm. Details and sign up.