Restorative Yoga Nidra Class with Alison and Inga- May 6th 5:30 - 6:45. Take time for yourself. Tap into a state of deep relaxation. No effort is required. Students listen and follow verbal instructions that bring awareness to different areas. The process involves welcoming what is present in the body and mind, and our emotions and thoughts begin to grow calmer. This practice of yoga nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety. In the process, discover and connect to that which is always peaceful and at ease. During this hour, you will be introduced to yoga nidra, practice simple yoga postures to prepare for lying or sitting in a supported position for meditation. The guided meditation will be up to 25 minutes. Please eat sparingly one or more hours before class. Wear comfortable clothing to relax in and come to relax.You may purchase a single class/drop-in online or use a class card. http://www.rivertreeyoga.com/
Restorative Yoga Sound Bath with Inga and Stephanie Sunday April 5th, 2020 CANCELLED. We will sink into restorative yoga poses using bolsters and blankets. We will remain in the poses for 5 to 10 minutes allowing the body to relax and release tension. While we are in the poses, Stephanie Whitford will be playing her crystal bowls which encourages the brain to drop into a deep healing space. This is a lovely opportunity to rest and heal your body. Space is limited. Cost is $36.00. Sign up below.
Breath of Love Sunday February 23rd 3:30 - 6:30 pm TreeHouse Point / River Tree Yoga Studio 6922 Preston-Fall City Rd SE, Issaquah, WA 98027 RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY Space Limited to 15 - 5 Spaces Remain Available Register Today“Breath is the key to ultimate emancipation.” – Hatha Yoga Pradipika Breath is the only function of the Autonomic Nervous System that can be consciously controlled, and is one of the most powerful tools available to support emotional, psychological, and physical well-being. Through breath we have the choice of empowerment and a deeply connected experience of life and well-being. Without conscious awareness and management, the breath naturally responds to one’s experience in the world. In states of fear, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, and stress, we often hold and restrict the breath. When we feel safe, connected, and relaxed, the breath is deep and free flowing, and the body relaxed. Over a lifetime of stress, trauma, heartbreak, and having our open receptiveness aggressed upon, most adults have developed patterns of tension that lock energy in the body. The result is experiences of anxiety, confusion, exhaustion, self-doubt, depression, insomnia, and a myriad of physical ailments. The breath also develops habits of tension, shallowness and restriction, which in turn affects our daily lives and spiritual connection in limiting ways. By engaging a conscious, active breathing practice, we can begin to unwind these deeply held patterns and liberate our life force energy. In doing so, we reconnect to our innate vitality, clarity, creativity, presence, and capacity to meet the experiences of life with greater peace, ease, and empowerment. “There is one way of breathing that is shameful and constricted. Then, there’s another way: a breath of love that takes you all the way to infinity.” -Rumi Beyond its powerful influence on emotional, psychological, and physical well-being, conscious breathwork can take one beyond identification with the mind/ego, into the essential ground of being. This type of direct, “spiritual” experience can totally shift one’s orientation to life, and to the nature of reality itself. In this workshop, you will be guided in an experiential journey of relaxing and unwinding tension in the body through a breathwork journey to liberate vital energy and open the doors of perception and connection. This will be an intimately and sacredly held container to support your deepest experience, and you will receive individual healing support throughout the journey. This experience is limited to 15 participants, and only 5 spaces remain. Register today to reserve your space for this session. WORKSHOP FORMAT: Session begins with an opening circle, followed by an introduction to the Breath of Love technique. The Breath of Love journey itself lasts approximately 90-minutes and includes sound healing. You will be laying down for the session. There will be time at the end for integration and sharing (as desired). WHAT TO BRING:
Pillow and comfortable clothes (yoga attire not required)
Journal & pen to capture insights that arise.
A light snack. You'll want to avoid eating a very large meal prior (a light meal is okay), so best to bring some food to nourish and ground your body post session.
PRECAUTIONS: Breathwork is of value to anyone interested in personal growth and self-realization, and no prior experience is required. As this process can be physically and emotionally activating, discretionary caution is suggested for those who are pregnant, have severe hypertension or cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia, or recent major surgeries and/or communicable diseases. Please contact Stephanie with any questions (email@example.com) Investment & Location: $44** TreeHouse Point / River Tree Yoga Studio 6922 Preston-Fall City Rd. SE Issaquah, WA 98027 **All enrollments are non-refundable Register HERE About the Facilitator: Stephanie will be your guide on this journey of healing, integration, and awakening to your essential being. As a yoga teacher, breathwork and meditation facilitator, and Ayurvedic lifestyle coach, she draws on her embodied toolkit of experience to support integrated healing and growth. More information at www.sunkissedfire.com. Email questions to Stephanie Whitford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Piano and Yoga Class - Stay tuned for the next one. Join Jon Alberts and Inga in the Pond Room for a live music yoga class. Jon has his roots in Jazz and plays an improvised piano meditation while Inga guides a yoga practice. Listening to the music while practicing yoga, the vibrations seep in your body and mind allowing for deep relaxation and healing.