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 FLOW
Based on the Viniyoga methodology, this class will focus on practices that inspire life force energy to flow within and the nervous system to balance. Movement is joined with breath and intention to support integration of body, mind and heart. This is an all levels class where students are encouraged to work at their own pace and options are given to find what feels right for each person.
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.
YOGA FOR RELAXATION
Explore a mix of movement (postures); breath work and meditation to help facilitate relaxation. Postures may include yin, restorative, and others to promote relaxation.
Chair Yoga utilizes the chair throughout class to create comfort in seated postures and to help with balance in standing postures. This class is especially good for people who have trouble getting up and down from the floor, are not comfortable sitting on the floor, are challenged with balance, or are just looking for a unique way to practice yoga.
Each class incorporates seated breath work, various postures using a chair, and seated guided meditation. Yogic philosophy and meditative/spiritual aspects of practice are incorporated into each class. This class is included as part of our community classes.
“Community Classes” are offered at a discounted rate: $65/5 class card; $110/10 class cards. $18/drop in. Class cards are good for 3 months. Studio monthly passes are also welcome in these classes.
YOGA WITH CANCER LIFELINE
This class is free, offered through Cancer Lifeline, it is available to anyone who is going through Cancer treatment, Cancer survivors or caregivers. Practice includes gentle movement to strengthen, and relax; breath work and guided meditation to reduce stress and revitalize the nervous system.
(Please note: Cancer Lifeline classes are an independent offering, so are not included in Phinney Ridge Yoga’s class cards or monthly passes. You must register directly through www.cancerlifeline.org)
Pre-registration is required. Classes fill up quickly. Register directly through www.cancerlifeline.org.
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