Series & Workshops

THANKSGIVING DAY YOGA PRACTICE WITH LIZIAH RICHARDSLearn More
RESILIENT BODYLearn More
YIN YOGA, PRANAYAMA, AND MEDITATIONLearn More
YOGA FOR BONE STRENGTHLearn More
RESTORATIVE YOGA RETREATLearn More
SOUND BODY ~ PEACEFUL MIND (Early Morning Yoga)Learn More
VETERAN'S YOGA PROJECT TRAININGLearn More

 

Thanksgiving Day Yoga Practice with Liziah Richards

Thursday November 23rd, 2017  10:00 a.m. – noon
Early registration (on or before Nov. 15): $25 -> register and pay here
Registration after Nov. 15: $30 -> register and pay here

In this special class we will engage in movement and meditation practices that will connect us to the inspiring energy of gratitude and to our innate wholeness. Gratitude practice supports our well being by opening our heart to the gifts within us and in our lives.

Let grace and gratitude uplift your spirit on Thanksgiving and into the rest of the holiday season.

Testimonial:
Liziah leads us through thoughtful asana practice. But yoga with Liziah is far more than that. Liziah’s teaching is infused with love – – for self, other, earth, life. Without saying so directly, she invites us to connect to the light that is always available and often ignored.” -Susan L.

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


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
Fall Thursday session 1: September 14 – October 19, 2017  6 weeks/$110 -> register and pay here
Fall Thursday session 2: November 2 – December 14, 2017  (no class on Thanksgiving) 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


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.

Third Sunday of Every Month:  4:30 – 6:00 p.m. September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, 2017
Drop in: $16
Studio punch cards and monthly unlimited passes are also welcome!


Yoga for Bone Strength 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

Christy is tremendously grateful to have studied with two pioneers in the field of Yoga for Osteoporosis, Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall. She gained certification in their research based approach in 2017.

Sundays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. October 1 – November 12, 2017 (no class on October 15)
Fall Series: 6 weeks/$110 will include handouts -> 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.

Sundays October 22 & December 10, 2017 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday October 22, 2017 Retreat
Registration for the October 22 retreat is closed, this restorative retreat is full.

Sunday December 10, 2017 Retreat
Early registration on or before December 2:  $50 -> register and pay here
Registration after December 2:  $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.


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.

September early morning immersion series: September 11 – October 4, 2017
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

October early morning immersion series: October 9 – November 1, 2017
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

November early morning immersion series: November 6 – November 29, 2017
-Full series/ $95 -> register and pay here
-One morning per week option/ $55 -> register and pay here

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

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.