Series & Workshops

RESILIENT BODYLearn More
FOUNDATIONS OF YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL BALANCELearn More
YIN YOGA, PRANAYAMA, AND MEDITATIONLearn More
YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSISLearn More
RESTORATIVE YOGA RETREATLearn More
MEDITATION SERIES FOR BEGINNERSLearn More
SOUND BODY ~ PEACEFUL MIND (Early Morning Yoga)Learn More
VETERAN'S YOGA PROJECT TRAININGLearn More
YOGA FOR EMOTIONAL WELLNESSLearn More
HEALTHY AND MEANINGFUL AGINGLearn More

 

Resilient Body Gentle Yoga for Pain Relief and Relaxation

In this series we will:

  • Explore gentle and effective movement practices to stabilize the back and relieve back pain
  • Strengthen the deep core
  • Release neck and shoulder tension
  • Increase circulation of lymph and blood
  • Build bone strength
  • Learn breath and meditation tools for deep relaxation

Great for anyone looking for a gentle, recuperative practice!

Thursdays 7:15 – 8:30 p.m. taught by Christy Fisher
Winter Session 1: January 4 – February 1, 2018  5 weeks/$95 -> Registration is closed for Session 1, this class is full.
Winter Session 2: February 22 – March 29, 2018  6 weeks/$110 -> register and pay here

Register and secure your spot by paying with the link above. Space is limited!
Monthly studio passes also welcome.
If you can’t attend the full series, pro-rating a series is an option if we know in advance.  If you would like to pro-rate a series, or have questions about a series, please contact Christy at 206-547-2172, or by email at christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com


Foundations of Yoga for Emotional Balance with Christy Fisher

Sunday, February 18, 2018, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
$20 if registered and paid by February 10, 2018 -> register and pay here
$25 if registered on or after February 11, 2018 -> register and pay here

This workshop is for those of you who have at least one year of yoga experience and are interested in learning practices to support emotional balance and/or are a yoga teacher interested in gaining knowledge to better serve students who have anxiety and/or depression.

During our time together we will:

  • Learn about the nervous system and how yoga effects our RELAXATION RESPONSE
  • Discover simple yogic practices to help relieve anxiety and depression
  • Explore breath as a powerful tool for equanimity and inner peace


A handout will be provided!

As a young adult, Christy Fisher struggled with anxiety and depression and was fortunate to find a great yoga teacher who gave her tools that changed her life. Christy has been practicing yoga now for over 25 years. She is an Advanced Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) with the International Association of Yoga Therapy.


Yin Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation Monthly Class with Julie Hsu

This meditative practice will ultimately give you the tools to face life’s difficulties with a spacious, calm mind, as well as allow you to connect with a deeper aspect of yourself.

Yin yoga involves being in deep stretches for minutes at a time (generally 2- 5 minutes). The relatively long hold of postures creates the space for cultivating the observing mind and creating a meditation while in each posture. The bulk of class time will be spent in yin yoga postures, with soothing pranayama, guided seated meditation, and relaxation included as well. Yogic philosophy will be included where appropriate.

Winter 2018
Second Sunday of Every Month: January 14, February 11, March 11, 2018

Drop in: $16
Studio punch cards and monthly unlimited passes are also welcome!


Yoga for Osteoporosis with Christy Fisher

In this series we will:

  • Learn about the physiology of Osteopenia and Osteoporosis
  • Look at current research studies by Dr. Loren Fishman on the benefits of Yoga for Osteoporosis and bone strength.
  • Explore simple and safe yoga practices specifically designed to build bone strength, improve balance, and reduce the risk of fracture
  • Learn about what poses are helpful and what poses are harmful.
  • Experience the tremendous healing and relaxing benefits of yoga

Detailed handouts will be provided!

Sundays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.  April 29 – June 10, 2018 (no class on May 20)
Spring Series: 6 weeks/$120 -> register and pay here

Monthly unlimited pass holders are also welcome!
Prorating is an option if we know in advance. Space is limited! For questions call: 206-547-2172


Restorative Yoga Retreat with Christy Fisher

In the midst of life’s busy schedules, it can be challenging to carve out time just for you. How about giving yourself the gift of a deeply rejuvenating afternoon? In this retreat we will explore:

  • gentle movement and restorative poses using bolsters, blankets, blocks and eye pillows to facilitate deep relaxation
  • the power of the parasympathetic nervous system and profound health benefits of restorative poses
  • gentle breath work to relieve stress and quiet the mind
  • guided relaxation, personal reflection, and journaling to support deep clarity

Participants will also receive detailed handouts so that they can enjoy a personal home retreat! Light snacks and teas will be provided.

Sunday March 4, 2018 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Early registration on or before February 24:  $50 -> register and pay here
Registration after February 24:  $60 -> register and pay here

2.5 Continuing Education credits available for Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers
Call 206-547-2172 or emailing christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com for more information.


Meditation Series for Beginners with Julie Hsu

This meditation series is for both beginners and people who just need a refresher on yogic meditation. Each class in the 4-week series will include information on the philosophy and science of meditation, introductory breathing and relaxation techniques, and guided meditation. If you have wanted to start or revisit meditation, this series will get you going in the right direction. You will leave with the tools for a regular home practice, bringing you connection to Spirit as well as improved physical and mental health.

Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Winter series: March 7 – 28, 2018  $60 -> register and pay here
Monthly unlimited passes are also welcome!

Call 206-547-2172 or emailing christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com for more information.


Sound Body ~ Peaceful Mind

An Early Morning Yoga Immersion With Christy Fisher & Sara Dwyer

  • Enjoy practicing in a noncompetitive and supportive community of all ages
  • Move through your day with less pain and more ease
  • Experience more energy and mental calm
  • See measurable results in strength and flexibility including deep core strength
  • All Levels Welcome!

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:15 – 7:30 a.m. * Mondays taught by Sara, Wednesdays taught by Christy.

December early morning immersion series: December 4 – December 20, 2017 (3 weeks)
Pricing for 3 weeks: $80/2 days; $45 for 1 day of your choice
-Full series (3 weeks)/ $80 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option (3 weeks)/ $45 -> register and pay here

January early morning immersion series: January 8 – January 31, 2018
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

February early morning immersion series: February 5 – February 28, 2018
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

March early morning immersion series: March 5 – March 28, 2018
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

Monthly unlimited studio pass holders are also welcome!
Pre-register by paying with the link above.
For more info on any of these classes or workshops, please call 206-547-2172 or email Christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com.


Veteran’s Yoga Project Training

When: Jan 19 – 21, 2018 at Phinney Ridge Yoga
Times: Fri: 6 – 9 pm; Sat: 12:30 – 7:30 pm; Sun: 12:30 – 7:30 pm
Where: Phinney Ridge Yoga 6615 Dayton Ave North Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: Early Reg $375 (until 11/18) Standard Registration $425

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS.

Produced by Veteran’s Yoga Project
Register at https://www.veteransyogaproject.org/teacher-training/

Veterans Yoga Project
A Mindfulness-based Resiliency Yoga Teacher Training for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Mindful Resilience is what we call the collection of mind-body practices that we teach: Breathing, Meditation, Mindful Movement, Guided Rest, and Gratitude. These tools help us breathe easy, focus clearly, move freely, rest deeply, and remember what is working in our lives. As a result we become more resilient in the face of both ordinary and extraordinary challenges. Veterans Yoga Project is teaming up with Phinney Ridge Yoga to offer an extraordinary opportunity for intensive training in a proven, mindful approach to teaching yoga to veterans and others who are struggling with post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related psychological difficulties.

Mindful Resilience for Recovery and Resilience is an evidence-informed, clinically-tested yoga program that was developed specifically for veterans recovering from posttraumatic stress and other psychological difficulties. It is an evidence-informed, in that practices have been chosen and adapted based on clinical and neuro-scientific knowledge about post traumatic stress and its treatment. It is clinically-tested, in that it was developed based on feedback from hundreds of veterans and active-duty service members receiving treatment at residential and outpatient treatment programs. Mindful Resilience has been successfully integrated into mental health and addiction treatment programs for veterans and active-duty military across the US and Canada.

In the Level One teacher training, you will explore:

  1. The development, course, and consequences of trauma-related disorders
  2. The psychotherapeutic treatment of trauma-related disorders and how yoga fits into an integrative treatment approach
  3. Special considerations and cautions when providing yoga therapy to veterans and other trauma-affected individuals
  4. Specific practices, guiding principles, and resources found to be helpful for veterans coping with trauma, including a detailed treatment manual with an empirically-informed, clinically-tested 12-week protocol, and access to a downloadable electronic copy (pdf) of the Mindful Resilience Yoga for Veterans Recovering from Trauma practice guide.

This Veterans Yoga Project training consists of a balance of practice and lecture/discussion. At the end of the training, participants will understand the symptoms of post-traumatic stress and other trauma-related disorders, how those symptoms are related to underlying neurobiology, and how to use this understanding to most effectively teach individuals recovering from trauma.

Your guide on this journey, is the creator of the Mindful Resilience yoga teacher training, Daniel J. Libby, PhD. Daniel is a licensed clinical psychologist and yoga teacher and is an expert in the mindful integration of evidence-based psychotherapies and complementary and alternative medicine practices for the treatment of PTS(D) and other psychological and emotional distress in active-duty military and veterans.


Yoga for Emotional Wellness

(30 CEU’s Available for Certified Yoga Teachers)
with Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT); Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) at Phinney Ridge Yoga

This immersion is intended for people who:

  • Have at least 1 year of yoga experience
  • Are yoga teachers who would like to better serve their students and clients
  • Are not yoga teachers but would like to learn how to incorporate yoga to support emotional balance
  • Health care practitioners and professionals who are interested in expanding their skill sets to better serve their clients.

Incorporating a holistic approach to emotional wellness as a process of nourishing body, mind and spirit, we will:

  • Learn about the powerful effects of asanas on emotional states and how to tailor practices based on individual needs.
  • Deepen understanding of the energetic qualities of breath and how it can support emotional balance.
  • Learn which practices to incorporate and which to avoid depending on emotional needs.
  • Explore the spiritual process of grief and loss
  • Experience gentle yet effective yogic practices to help release deep rooted patterns and limiting beliefs.
  • Realize the freedom inherent in your mind and heart.

Dates:
Session 1: March 23 – March 25, 2018
Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session 2: April 20 – 22, 2018
Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

THIS IMMERSION ALSO SERVES AS MODULE ONE OF OUR 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL TRAINING.

****During these weekends, we also encourage you to make time to take morning classes at our studio with our Yoga Therapists/Teachers to experience their teaching in community classes!****

For more information, contact Christy at 206-547-2172 or email at Christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com.

REGISTRATION:
$895 if registered and paid by February 28, 2018 -> register and pay here
$995 if registering on or after March 1, 2018


Healthy and Meaningful Aging

(30 CEU’s available for certified yoga teachers)
with Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT); Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) at Phinney Ridge Yoga

This immersion is intended for people who:

  • Have at least 1 year of yoga experience
  • Are yoga teachers who would like to better serve their students and clients
  • Are not yoga teachers but would like to learn how to incorporate yoga to support health and wellbeing.
  • Health care practitioners and professionals who are interested in expanding their skill sets to better serve their clients

In this immersion, learn from two highly experienced certified yoga therapists who have each worked with older populations for over 15 years. In this training you will:

  • Gain knowledge about common conditions of aging including osteoporosis, arthritis and joint replacements and how to create safe and effective practices for bone strength and healthy joints.
  • Receive powerful tools of somatic awareness to support memory and balance.
  • Explore cutting edge research on the benefits of yoga on aging.
  • Expand skills to create safe and helpful practices for chronic back conditions.
  • Participate in thoughtful discussions around the emotional and spiritual aspects of aging

DATES:
Session 1: May 18 – 20, 2018 Friday thru Sunday:
Fridays: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Session 2: June 22 – 24, 2018 Friday thru Sunday:
Friday: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.

****During these weekends, we also encourage you to make time to take morning classes at our studio with our yoga therapists/teachers to experience principles you are learning in action! *****

THIS IMMERSION ALSO SERVES AS MODULE TWO OF OUR 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL TRAINING.

REGISTRATION:
$895 if registered and paid by May 1, 2018. -> register and pay here
$995 on or after May 2, 2018.