Series & Workshops

YOGA NIDRA SERIESLearn More
SUNDAY WINTER AFTERNOONS YOGA SERIES WITH MARTHA RYAN Learn More
NEW YEAR’S WORKSHOP – RESTORATIVE AND MEDITATION IMMERSIONLearn More
YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSIS SERIESLearn More

 

Yoga Nidra Series (online)
With Christy Fisher

Tuesday evenings, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.

  • October 25 – December 6, 2022 (no class on Nov. 15)  $125/6-week series
  • February 21 – March 28, 2023  $125/6-week series 

Appropriate for both beginning and returning students!
Register through https://phinneyridgeyoga.punchpass.com/

Our meetings will be held Online through Phinney Ridge Yoga’s Zoom Classroom. The live format offers a supportive community from the comfort of home, and opportunities to ask questions.

Every class will also be recorded and available to students for the duration of the series. This will allow you to join at your own pace even if you are not able to attend on Tuesday evenings. We also invite you to revisit the recordings as many times as you would like during your series.

What is Yoga Nidra? Yoga Nidra is a method of guided relaxation and meditative self-inquiry that can take place resting on one’s back, sitting in a chair, or even through slow paced movement.

Each class will incorporate some gentle yoga to help the body release tension and a long 35-minute guided Yoga Nidra practice.
Through visualization and guided relaxation, an experienced facilitator will support you in releasing layers of habitual tension in the body and mind. This process allows a person to access a state of awareness and realm of possibility that lies beyond habitual physical, emotional and/or belief patterns, clearing space for a new and more resilient way of being.

Rooted in the Vedas, Yoga Nidra has been practiced throughout the world for over 1,000 years. Current research has found that a regular practice can effectively support things like:
– Resiliency and moving through creative blocks
– Pain management
– Emotional wellness
– Healing from illness
– Better sleep

About the instructor: Christy Fisher has studied and practiced Yoga Nidra for over 20 years and is a Certified Level 2 I Rest Yoga Nidra instructor with renown teacher Richard Miller. She is also a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy and a teacher of yoga and somatic based education for over 25 years. To read more about Christy’s background go to our website instructor page.


Two Winter 2023 Sunday Afternoon Yoga Series (online)
with Martha Ryan

Series 1:  Getting to Know your Breath Through Asana
Sundays, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
January 22 – March 5, 2023 (no class on February 19)  $75/6-week series

Buy the 6-class pass for this series on our Punchpass site
Monthly and weekly unlimited passholders, online drop-ins, regular 5 and 10 class passes, and New Student passes are also welcome.
Buy passes and register for these classes on our Punchpass site.

Kick off the new year by befriending one of the most important aspects of your health–your breath! Breath has a profound effect on our physiological and mental systems because it carries prana, or life force energy. The ways that we habitually breathe both reflect and enforce habits of musculature and mind. In this class we will consciously work with the breath in asana postures and through pranayama to link breath and movement in ways that calm the mind and enliven the body. Each class will include emphasis on breathing technique, a series of gentle asana practices, and closing pranayama and meditation offerings. Taught in the style of Sri Krisnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, this gentle class will be adapted for diverse abilities.

Series 2: Exploring the Meanings of Yoga Through Asana
Sundays, 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.
March 12 – April 23, 2023 (no class on April 9) $75/6-week series

Buy the 6-class pass for this series on our Punchpass site
Monthly and weekly unlimited passholders, online drop-ins, regular 5 and 10 class passes, and New Student passes are also welcome.
Buy passes and register for these classes on our Punchpass site.

Deepen your asana and movement practice by joining us for a series that explores the question –what is yoga? Intentionally connecting with the many definitions of yoga can offer a rich and engaging practice that calms the mind and promotes healing. In this class we will explore various definitions of yoga–including the meanings we discover ourselves–as we practice asana and pranayama. Each class will start with an invitation to connect with a particular definition of yoga, then we will move through a gentle sequence of asana postures, and we’ll conclude with a short pranayama and meditation practice. Taught in the style of Sri Krisnamacharya and TKV Desikachar, this gentle class will be adapted for diverse abilities.

Read more about Martha’s background on the instructor page!


New Year’s Workshop – Restorative and Meditation Immersion (online)
With Julie Hsu, RYT500 Yoga Instructor

Join us online through Phinney Ridge Yoga’s Zoom Classroom!
Sunday, January 1, 2023  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$30
Register any pay for this workshop on our Punchpass site

As we begin another year, let’s come together for a quieting, centering practice so that we may move into this next chapter from that strong center. We will utilize the tools given to us by yoga to destress as this year comes to a close and reconnect to the peace and ease within as we move into the next.

In this extended practice, we will utilize simple props from around your home to give you support during our restorative practice. Restorative yoga is traditionally thought of as postures that use props extensively to support the body during deep relaxation. We will use a few blankets, a strap/belt/bathrobe tie, and a firm cushion/pillow/bolster to support the body during these poses in our simplified restorative practice.

The asana portion of the immersion will be framed by other meditative practices. We will have an extensive pranayama and kriya practice at the beginning to settle the mind. A partially guided meditation will bring the practice to a close, allowing you to move back into life being strongly grounded in this peace within.

Read more about Julie Hsu on the instructor page!


Yoga for Osteoporosis Series (online)
With Christy Fisher

Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

  • January 12 – February 16, 2023  $125/6-week series

These series are appropriate for beginning and returning students!
Register through https://phinneyridgeyoga.punchpass.com/

Classes are online through Phinney Ridge Yoga’s Zoom Classroom.

Every class will be recorded and available to students for the duration of the series. This will allow you to join at your own pace even if you are not able to attend on Thursdays at Noon! We also invite you to revisit the recordings as many times as you would like during your series.
In this adaptive yoga class, we welcome people of all abilities. While movements and postures will be offered on the back, standing, on the knees and belly, adaptations for most practices will also be available for the chair.

In this series we will:

  • Learn how to adapt yoga practices safely for bones that may be more fragile.
  • Improve strength and balance
  • Study a specific research-supported approach to yoga that has been proven to strengthen bones.

Certified Yoga and Movement Therapist, Christy Fisher, has been teaching therapeutic yoga for over 20 years. She has studied Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ellen Saltonstall and Dr. Loren Fishman and integrates many of these principles into her classes for students who live with Osteoporosis.

You can read more about Saltonstall and Fishman’s current work in the book Yoga for Osteoporosis.