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Series & Workshops

 

Yoga Nidra Series (online)

With Christy Fisher

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.

Winter Series: February 21 – March 20, 2024  $100/5-week series

Buy the class pass for the series on our Punchpass site.  Monthly unlimited passholders are also welcome.

Appropriate for both beginning and returning students!

Our meetings will be held Online through Wallingford Yoga’s Zoom Classroom. The live format offers a supportive community from the comfort of home, and opportunities to ask questions.

For people who have registered for the full series or who keep a current monthly unlimited pass, each class will be recorded and available with unlimited access for the duration of the program plus two weeks, which makes it possible to view recordings as often as you would like and to practice at your leisure.

What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra is a method of guided relaxation and meditative self-inquiry that can take place resting on one’s back, sitting in a chair, or even through slow paced movement.

Each class will incorporate some gentle yoga to help the body release tension and a long 35-minute guided Yoga Nidra practice.

Through visualization and guided relaxation, an experienced facilitator will support you in releasing layers of habitual tension in the body and mind. This process allows a person to access a state of awareness and realm of possibility that lies beyond habitual physical, emotional and/or belief patterns, clearing space for a new and more resilient way of being.

Rooted in the Vedas, Yoga Nidra has been practiced throughout the world for over 1,000 years. Current research has found that a regular practice can effectively support things like:

– Resiliency and moving through creative blocks

– Pain management

– Emotional wellness

– Healing from illness

– Better sleep


An Afternoon Retreat to Restore Balance (in-person and online with Julie Hsu, RYT500 Yoga Instructor

Sunday, April 14, 2024  2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

At the Wallingford Studio, 1405 North 43rd Street, Seattle, WA and Online

In-Person: $65. Class size is limited to 8 students. Non-refundable registration.

On-Line: $55. 48-hour cancellation policy.

Register for the in-person option at our Punchpass site. In-Person will be held at Wallingford Yoga Studio. (please note, because of the limited class size, in-person registration is non-refundable at the time of reservation)

Register for the online option at our Punchpass site (it will be online through Zoom)

Even when we have the best of intentions, as we go about our lives, we can find ourselves periodically out of balance. Spending any amount of time focusing on finding greater balance is useful. In this afternoon together, we have an extended period of time to dedicate to withdrawing from our busy lives and reestablishing balance on levels – body, energy and mind.

We will be using a variety of tools from yoga to find greater harmony within – pranayama (breath work), kriyas (practices to move energy), asanas (postures) and meditation. The posture portion will be a moderate-level blend of energetic/stronger poses and quieter poses (restorative and yin postures). Meditation will include both seated meditation and walking meditation to carry the state achieved in the retreat out into the world.

Attend in person or join via Zoom from a quiet space at home where you can be undisturbed and dedicate yourself fully to the practice. Whether you are practicing in person or at home, silence over the course of the mini retreat will be encouraged, including during the short break in the middle of the practice time.


Yoga for Osteoporosis Series (online)

With Christy Fisher

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Winter Series: January 16 – March 12, 2024 (no class on Feb. 13, 2024)  $160/8-week series

Buy the class pass for the series on our Punchpass site.  Monthly and weekly unlimited passholders are also welcome.

Classes are online through Wallingford Yoga’s Zoom Classroom.

For people who have registered for the full series or who keep a current monthly unlimited pass, each class will be recorded and available with unlimited access for the duration of the program plus two weeks, which makes it possible to view recordings as often as you would like and to practice at your leisure.

In this series we will:

  • Learn how to adapt yoga practices safely for bones that may be more fragile.
  • Improve strength and balance
  • Study a specific research-supported approach to yoga that has been proven to strengthen bones.

Certified Yoga and Movement Therapist, Christy Fisher, has been teaching therapeutic yoga for over 20 years. She has studied Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman and integrates many of these principles into her classes for students who live with Osteoporosis.

You can read more about Saltonstall and Fishman’s current work in the book Yoga for Osteoporosis.


Yogic Tools for Myofascial Release

With Christy Fisher (Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT)

Stay tuned, more workshops coming in 2024!

Fascia is a whole-body system, offering essential support to muscles, bones, organs, and joints as well as our mind/body connection. In these workshops, we will incorporate soft balls, restorative yoga props and gentle yoga practices.

Tending to our fascial network as a regular practice, can have a profound effect on our wellbeing. Experience:

• Less chronic pain

• Injury prevention and healing

• Greater strength, freedom, and flexibility in movement

• Improved coordination and balance

• Deep relaxation

Practice videos will be available for 4 months to support your home practice!