Series & Workshops

YOGIC TOOLS FOR MYOFASCIAL RELEASELearn More
GENTLE THERAPEUTIC YOGALearn More
YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSISLearn More
RESTORATIVE YOGALearn More
THE ART OF SELF CARELearn More
AYURVEDA FOR HEALTHY AGINGLearn More
VETERANS YOGA PROJECT AND MINDFULNESS RESILIENCE TRAININGLearn More
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY: THE POWER OF SOMATIC AWARENESS AND TRUE EMBODIMENTLearn More
YOGA FOR CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONSLearn More

 

Yogic tools for Myofascial Release

With Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) Christy Fisher

Fascia is a whole body system, offering essential support to muscles, bones, organs, and joints as well as our mind/body connection.

In these workshops, using soft balls and other yoga props, we will learn simple practices to support:

  • Less chronic pain
  • Injury prevention and healing
  • Greater strength, freedom, and flexibility in movement
  • Improved coordination and balance
  • Deep relaxation

Handouts will be provided

Please note workshop series location: the series will meet in Rooms 32 or 35 of Phinney Neighborhood Center Brick Building (same building as Phinney Ridge Yoga, but different entrance) 6615 Dayton Avenue North, Seattle.

4 Saturday workshop series, 10:00 a.m. – noon
4 workshop series/ $160 -> register and pay here
Prorating is available, call 206-547-2172 for more info
Workshop Dates:
September 22 and October 20, 2018
January 26 and February 23, 2019

Christy Fisher is a 500 Hour Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher, a certified yoga therapist and a Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. She has been an explorer of movement and its somatic applications for over 35 years.


Gentle Therapeutic Yoga

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!

Fall 2018
Mondays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. taught by Christy Fisher

Fall Session 1: September 17 – October 22, 2018  6 weeks/$110 -> This session registration is closed, the class is full.
Fall Session 2: October 29 – December 10, 2018 (no class on Nov. 12) 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


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

Home practices will be provided!

Tuesdays, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.  
Fall Session 1: September 18 – October 30, 2018 (no class 10/2) 6 week series/$120 -> register and pay here
Fall Session 2: November 6 – December 11, 2018 6 week series/$120 -> register and pay here

Sundays, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Fall Session 3: October 7 – November 4, 2018 (no class on 10/21) 4 week series/$80 -> 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 with Veronica D’Orazio

A deeply restorative series using props such as bolsters, chairs, blankets and eye pillows to help facilitate deep relaxation.

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.  
Fall Session: November 7 – December 19, 2018 (no class on 11/21) 6 weeks/$110 -> 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


The Art of Self Care

An Afternoon Retreat with Liziah Richards

In this retreat you will:

  • Gain tools that can be used daily to relieve fatigue and burn out
  • Learn practices to reduce stress
  • Feel more deeply connected to your heart and purpose
  • Experience a renewed sense of wonder and joy


Saturday October 6, 2018  1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

$45  if registered before October 1 -> register and pay here
$50 after October 1 -> register and pay here

Many of us spend a great deal of energy giving to our jobs, families, friends and larger communities. It can be easy to leave out the part about caring for ourselves. Yet self-care is essential for staying healthy and balanced. During this afternoon of restoration and personal reflection, we will learn practices that can be incorporated into daily rituals to support us in thriving.


Ayurveda for Healthy Aging

An Afternoon workshop with Sarah Kruse

Ayurveda is the science of self-healing and longevity from India. This sister Vedic tradition of Yoga teaches us how to stay in balance during all the seasons of our lives. Ayurveda focuses on connecting the mind and body for living life to the fullest. In this class you will learn about effective Ayurvedic self-care practices for healthy aging, daily routine, foods and herbs to rejuvenate and strengthen the body.

Sunday October 14, 2018  1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
$50  if registered on or before October 12 -> register and pay here
$55 after October 12 -> register and pay here

Sarah Kruse practices at Embrace Ayurveda in Wallingford. As an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Massage Therapist, Sarah assists clients in returning to their true nature through Ayurvedic Wellness Consultations and nurturing & rejuvenating bodywork. She has chosen to work in the field of Ayurveda for the purpose of bringing healing and awareness to people’s lives so that they can realize their unique life path and contribute their gifts to the world we live in. She is a graduate of The Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico, where she studied under Dr. Vasant Lad, and has traveled extensively throughout India, studying with renowned Ayurvedic doctors and scholars. Sarah has been practicing Ayurveda for the past 19 years.


Veterans Yoga Project and Phinney Ridge Yoga:
Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery for Yoga Teachers and for Healthcare Professional

When: January 11-13, 2019
Time: Fri: 6-9:30 pm; Sat: 12:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Sun: 12:30pm – 7:30 pm
Where: 6615 Dayton Ave North Seattle, WA 98103
Cost: Early Reg $375 (until 10/3) Standard Registration $425 To register go to: https://www.veteransyogaproject.org/teacher-training
SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERANS.

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 posttraumatic 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 posttraumatic 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.


The Power of Somatic Awareness and True Embodiment – Experiential Anatomy for Teachers and/or Advanced Yoga Practitioners

with Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Certified Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies)  Go to instructor page of this site to learn more about Christy’s background!

Testimonial:  “Christy continually amazes me with the wisdom of her teaching style. She empowers students to respect and listen to their bodies to guide them to connect to their own wisdom. Christy is a masterful teacher with a seemingly limitless and often subtle yoga vocabulary. In addition, she has a great sense of humor and a compassionate heart. I highly recommend studying with her.”  -Lynne Conrad Marvet, Co-Director, Nalanda West Study and Meditation Center

(40 CE’s available for Yoga Alliance Certified Teachers)

FALL 2018 / WINTER 2019 Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Dates & Topics
Weekend #1: September 22 – 23, 2018:  Shoulder Girdle
Weekend #2: October 20 – 21, 2018:  Sacrum and Pelvis
Weekend #3: January 26 – 27, 2019:  Somatic Awareness
Weekend #4: February 23 – 24, 2019:  Anatomy of Breath and the Deep Core
(You will receive detailed handouts from each weekend.)

IN ADDITION TO A STAND-ALONE PROGRAM, THIS IMMERSION ALSO SERVES AS MODULE THREE OF OUR 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL TRAINING.

WEEKEND #1: THE SHOULDER GIRDLE:
Tools for Injury Prevention and Recovery
September 22 – 23, 2018
Often shoulder cuff injuries, arthritis and other conditions occur because of poor posture and/or movement patterns. Targeted exercises won’t help unless we can recognize the underlying cause and work from there.  During our time together we will:

  • Explore simple yet powerful dynamic alignment principles of the shoulder girdle to reduce wear and tear.
  • Apply these principles to yoga asanas, allowing for greater ease in practice. You may find that you can do things that you weren’t able to before!
  • Gain observational skills to recognize imbalances in others including students or private clients.
  • Learn gentle and clear assists to guide your students towards balance and health.

WEEKEND #2: THE SACRUM AND PELVIS
October 20 – 21, 2018
Lower back pain and injury can occur when our bones are moving out of their natural alignment. These chronic habits over time can create wear and tear on muscles and degeneration of joints. In this immersion you will:

  • Expand understanding of the dynamic and complex relationship between the sacrum, pelvic halves and thigh bones, and how they can move in relationship for greater ease and efficiency.
  • Discover a deep sense of effortlessness that comes from moving WITH NATURE rather than against it!
  • Receive tools to help you let go of nagging lower back pain and sciatica
  • Experience a transformative practice called “Constructive Rest” which allows for deep release of tension in the joints.
  • Learn key observational skills to recognize movement and postural patterns in others and gentle, clear assists to guide people towards balance.

WEEKEND #3: SOMATIC AWARENESS
January 26 – 27, 2019
The Developmental Movement Patterns are innate patterns embedded in our DNA that provide the foundation of all movement from in utero to where we are now. With injury or illness, patterns can weaken yet with awareness we can learn to regain our connection and greatly improve our wellbeing! During this weekend we will:

  • Deepen understanding of the neuromuscular system and the Developmental Movement Patterns
  • Learn how these patterns can support injury recovery, neurological disorders such as MS and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as other conditions effecting memory, balance and strength.
  • Explore ways of using language and gentle assists to guide students to experience these patterns in yoga practice.
  • Expand full body connectivity and gain a deeper connection to your SELF.

WEEKEND #4: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF BREATH AND THE DEEP CORE
February 23 – 24, 2019
We will incorporate creative imagery to:

  • Connect to the multi-dimensional movement of the diaphragm helping to expand breath and support full body connectivity.
  • Enjoy a deeply restorative yoga practice where we will apply our awareness of the anatomy of breath for opening and relaxation.
  • Deepen awareness of the multi-layered core including its neuromuscular framework, fascia and organ system.
  • Explore a wonderful practice for Healthy Organ Suspension!
  • Discover the essential role of the Psoas for back health, injury prevention and recovery.


REGISTRATION:

Registration option for this entire 4-part module:

Full registration:
$995 if registered and paid in full by September 15, 2018. -> register and pay here
$1095 on or after September 16, 2018.

Option for Day #1 only workshop registration (Detailed handouts will be provided at each of the workshops):
• Weekend #1 Day #1 (The Shoulder Girdle): Saturday only: $140 -> register and pay here
• Weekend #2 Day #1 (The Sacrum and Pelvis): Saturday only: $140 -> register and pay here
• Weekend #3 Day #1 (Somatic Awareness): Saturday only: $140 -> register and pay here
• Weekend #4 Day #1 (Anatomy and Physiology of Breath): Saturday only: $140 -> register and pay here
• Weekend #4 Day #2 (Anatomy of the Psoas) Sunday only: $140 -> register and pay here


Yoga for Chronic Health Conditions – A Training for Yoga Teachers and/or Advanced Yoga Practitioners

With Certified Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT’s) Christy Fisher and Laura Yon as well as medical professionals in the field.
50 CEUs available for Yoga Teachers

Learn from two experienced Certified Yoga Therapists who each have over 15 years of experience teaching yoga for chronic health conditions as well as experts in the field. In this immersion we will:

  • Approach teaching for chronic health conditions from a holistic perspective, where our goal as yoga practitioners is to nourish and support the body, mind, and spirit.
  • Learn simple and powerful tools for pain management and working with the emotional aspects of chronic health conditions.
  • Explore creative and fulfilling adaptive sequences for diverse abilities using props such as chairs, walls, straps and bolsters.
  • Learn how to adapt yoga safely and effectively for people living with Cancer. The treatments for Cancer have come so far that it is now often considered to be a chronic health condition. Explore common long-term side effects of treatment including lymphedema, neuropathy, and fatigue as well as yoga practices that can help.
  • Expand knowledge of chronic neurological conditions including Multiple Sclerosis and Traumatic Brain Injury and how to adapt yoga practice for the diverse needs of these students.
  • Learn how to create and guide safe and beneficial yoga practices for common chronic back conditions including Sciatica, disc injuries, and Spondylolisthesis.
  • Deepen understanding and experience the powerful benefits of Yoga Nidra.


DATES:

Session 1: Friday – Monday, November 9 – 12, 2018
Friday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Veteran’s Day holiday)
Session 2: Thursday – Sunday, March 14 – 17, 2019
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


IN ADDITION TO A STAND-ALONE PROGRAM, THIS IMMERSION ALSO SERVES AS MODULE FIVE OF OUR 300-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FULL TRAINING.

REGISTRATION:
$1495 if registered and paid in full by November 1, 2018. -> register and pay here
$1595 on or after November 2, 2018.