Phinney Ridge Yoga teachers are known in the Seattle community for their compassionate approach and experience in adapting classes to meet individual needs. Our community classes are wonderfully diverse, with students ranging in age from 14 – 90 years old! We offer a variety of gentle and moderate yoga classes in the Kripalu, Pranakriya, and Viniyoga Traditions. Read below for descriptions of the different styles and physical levels.
These classes are great for people who live with chronic pain, injuries or illness or who would just like to move at a slower and more relaxing pace. Emphasis is also given to breath work, philosophy and the meditative/spiritual aspects of practice.
A couple of steps up from the gentle practice in terms of strengthening and physical challenge. Teachers work in a developmental manner, beginning with a gentler version of a posture/sequence and building gradually to a more advanced version. There is still plenty of room to modify as needed and permission given to stick with less physically demanding practices. Our teachers are very experienced at adapting movement to meet individual needs. Emphasis is also given to breath, philosophy and the meditative/spiritual aspects of practice.
MODERATE YOGA AND MEDITATION
A Moderate level yoga class that incorporates 1 hour of asanas and 15 minutes of guided meditation.
ENERGIZE AND STRENGTHEN
Based on the Viniyoga methodology, this class will focus on practices that help to strengthen and tone the deep core and full body as we energize the nervous system. Students are still encouraged to work at their own pace and there will be plenty of options given to people working with injuries or illness. A great and safe workout in a welcoming and non-judgmental atmosphere.
GENTLE RESTORATIVE YOGA
A gentle level yoga class where a part of each session is devoted to working with restorative postures using bolsters, blankets, and eye pillows to help facilitate deep restoration on the cellular level. These classes are offered periodically. Please call 206-547-2172 for more information.
“Community Classes” are offered at a discounted rate: $55/5 class card; $95/10 class cards. $16/drop in. Class cards are good for 3 months. Studio monthly passes are also welcome in these classes.
YOGA AND CHANT FOR INNER BALANCE
Join Julia Fay in a rejuvenating evening of gentle yoga and chant. No experience is required. Chants are taught call and response in the ancient way.
This class will:
– Begin with 30 minutes of gentle yoga postures.
– Guide students through 50 minutes of seated Sanskrit chant. Words and translations are provided.
– Introduce chants and mantras that can be used in personal practice.
– Help remove energetic interference from modern life through the manipulation of vibration and attention to its impact on the body.
– Help deepen one’s connection to Self and the Divine within.
– End with 10 minutes of breath meditation to help you absorb the fruits of your practice.
First Sunday of the month, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Drop in: $16 Phinney Ridge Yoga punch cards and passes are also welcome!
FELDENKRAIS® AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT®
(Please note: Feldenkrais® classes with Peggy Protz are an independent offering, so are not included in Phinney Ridge Yoga’s class cards or monthly passes. You must purchase class cards or pay drop in fee to Peggy at her website (see link below) or in the studio.)
Move with freedom. Live without pain. Reconnect to your natural ability to access ease, power, and comfort in your body. Gentle, relaxing exercises offer immediate and lasting improvements in flexibility, posture, coordination, and balance. Additional benefits include recovery from injuries, decreasing stress, enhanced focus, and expanded self-awareness. Please dress in comfortable, easy-to-move-in clothing, and layers for warmth.
For more information and to register go to www.peggyprotz.com/classes or call Peggy at 206-412-7758
Tuesdays, Noon – 1 pm, at Phinney Ridge Yoga, Seattle, WA
Phinney Yoga Students and Teachers, try your first class for free!
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR SERIES CLASSES ON THE WORKSHOP PAGE!