Series & Workshops

YOGIC TOOLS FOR MYOFASCIAL RELEASELearn More
GENTLE THERAPEUTIC YOGALearn More
YOGA FOR OSTEOPOROSISLearn More
RESTORATIVE YOGALearn More
BEGINNING YOGALearn More
NEW YEAR'S DAY YOGA PRACTICELearn More
PRANAYAMA - THE YOGIC ART OF BREATHINGLearn More
VETERANS YOGA PROJECT AND MINDFULNESS RESILIENCE TRAININGLearn More
YOGA AND THE POWER OF SOMATIC AWARENESS: EXPLORING THE DEVELOPMENTAL MOVEMENT PATTERNSLearn More
THE POWER OF SOMATIC AWARENESS: BREATH AND THE DEEP CORELearn More
YOGA FOR CANCER Learn 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!

Mondays 7:30 – 8:45 p.m. taught by Christy Fisher
Fall Session 2: October 29 – December 10, 2018 (no class on Nov. 12) 6 weeks/$110 -> register and pay here
Winter Session 1: January 7 – 28, 2019 4 weeks/$75 -> register and pay here
Winter Session 2: February 18 – March 25, 2019 6 weeks/$115 -> 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 2: November 6 – December 11, 2018 6 week series/$120 -> register and pay here
Winter Session 1: January 8 – 29, 2019 4 weeks/$80 -> register and pay here
Winter Session 2: February 19 – March 26, 2019 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 with Veronica D’Orazio

Join Veronica D’Orazio in a special 6-week series on Restorative yoga. Restorative yoga practices are deeply relaxing, gentle, and healing, Props such as bolsters and blankets are used to allow our bodies to be in the most comfortable, supported, and aligned positions possible. Calming and centering, Restorative yoga is particularly beneficial for soothing pain, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and other stress-related conditions. The entire emphasis of the practice is on making sure there is no strain or effort, allowing you to stay in supported positions for ample time. Incorporating guided meditation, soothing breath practices, deep stillness, and subtle, flowing movements, this series offers you an opportunity to nurture and revitalize yourself.

Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.  
Fall Session: November 7 – December 19, 2018 (no class on 11/21) 6 weeks/$110 -> Registration is closed for this class, the class is full.
Winter Session 1: January 16 – February 20, 2019 6 weeks/$115 -> register and pay here
Winter Session 2: February 27 – March 27, 2019 5 weeks/$98 -> 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


Beginning Yoga Series with Veronica D’Orazio

In this Beginning Series we will learn:

  • Foundational philosophical principles including Ahimsa (non-violence) and Santosha (Compassion)
  • Asana (postures) in an adaptive and accessible way to meet different needs
  • How these practices help us to improve strength, flexibility, reduce chronic pain and support healthy digestion, circulation, and immune function
  • Simple breath practices to reduce stress and support vitality
  • Practices to promote deep relaxation and healing

All levels of physical ability welcome! Practices are adapted to meet the needs of each individual.

Thursdays, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Winter Session: January 17 – February 21, 2019 6 weeks/$115 -> 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


New Year’s Day Practice with Laura Yon

Join us in community for a practice of gentle asana, breathwork and meditation to relax and center the mind. Create powerful intentions for the coming year, sending ripples of harmony into the world.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 10:00 a.m. – noon
Register on or before Dec. 28 $30 -> this workshop is almost full, email Christy at christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com for information about availability.
Register after Dec. 28 $35 -> this workshop is almost full, email Christy at christy@phinneyridgeyoga.com for information about availability.


Pranayama – The Yogic Art of Breathing

Join Laura Yon for a workshop exploring the wisdom, therapeutic principles and techniques of pranayama. Please wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to practice asana.

Sunday, January 20, 2019 1:00- 4:00 p.m.
Preregistration required – space is limited! $45 -> register and pay here


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.


Yoga and The Power of Somatic Awareness: Exploring the Developmental Movement Patterns With Christy Fisher

The Developmental Movement Patterns are deep neuromuscular patterns that provide a foundation for all movement and human development. Understanding and incorporating these patterns in yoga can greatly increase the benefits of practice. During this weekend we will learn powerful tools to support:

  • Increased Strength and Coordination
  • Better Balance
  • Improved Memory and Greater Clarity
  • Less Pain and More Ease

January 26 – 27, 2019 
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Preregistration required: $270 if paid by January 19, 2019 -> register and pay here
$285 if registering after January 19, 2019 -> register and pay here

Christy is a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years. Christy also holds a long time interest in somatic awareness and has been fortunate to study with pioneers including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Martha Myers, Martha Eddy and Peggy Hackney along with receiving certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NYC).


The Power of Somatic Awareness: Breath and the Deep Core
With Christy Fisher

Join Christy Fisher for a weekend of rejuvenation where we will:

  • 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 and the deep core for back health, injury prevention and recovery.

February 23 – 24, 2019
Saturday and Sunday, 1:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Full Weekend Registration: $270 -> register and pay here
Saturday only (BREATH): $140 -> register and pay here
Sunday only (THE DEEP CORE): $140 -> register and pay here

Christy is a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher; Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT) and a practitioner of yoga for over 25 years. Christy also holds a long time interest in somatic awareness and has been fortunate to study with pioneers including Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen, Martha Myers, Martha Eddy and Peggy Hackney along with receiving certification from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies (NYC).


Yoga for Cancer – A Training for Yoga Teachers and Interested 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 for both weekends

Learn from two Certified Yoga Therapists who each have over 15 years of experience teaching yoga for cancer as well as experts in the field.

YOGA FOR CANCER
In this immersion we will approach our work as yoga teachers and practitioners with a goal to nourish the body, mind, and spirit. We will:

  • Gain knowledge about the diverse physiology of Cancer as well as treatments
  • Explore common long-term side effects of treatment including lymphedema, neuropathy, scar tissue, joint and back pain as well as fatigue
  • Learn how to adapt yoga safely and effectively for people living with Cancer or the effects of treatment
  • Deepen understanding of the emotional aspects of living with a diagnosis.
  • Understand the effects on loved ones and caregivers
  • Learn how to create and guide safe and beneficial yoga practices for common chronic back pain including Sciatica, and disc issues.

DATES:
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.
Optional Thursday evening Teaching and Support Session with Christy Fisher: March 28, 2019.
Tuition for WEEKEND 2: $775. Register by March 12th, 2019. $795 after.

Tuition:
$775 if registered by March 12, 2019 -> register and pay here
$795 if registered after March 12, 2019 -> register and pay here

FACULTY:
Christy Fisher, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst (C.M.A)
Laura Yon, Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and M.A. in Sports Medicine
Meghan Wilkins, LMHCA Clinical Program Manager, Lifeline Supervisor, Cancer Lifeline, Seattle, WA
Becci Parsons, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® (Feldenkrais Guild of North America, 1991), and Adjunct Dance Faculty at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA. Neuropathy Specialist
MaryAnne Church Trettenero, OTR/L Licensed Occupational Therapist and Lymphedema Specialist, Northwest Hospital, Seattle, WA

Testimonials:
“Christy’s specialized classes for Cancer and Osteoporosis are life savers! I am able to participate and engage with yoga for the first time since my diagnosis. She understands how diseases affect the body and tailors the exercises to fit. My mood has improved knowing that I can go to a class and benefit from the exercises!” Debra J.

“When I was not able to turn myself over and I was too weak to walk, Christy always found a way of guiding me and strengthening me physically and emotionally. She seems to have a special power and knowledge to help heal any level of our suffering.” Meg C.

“Laura, who has been my teacher since 2004, is a thoughtful and compassionate teacher with an extensive understanding of how the body works. She structures her classes to the individual needs of her students and gives options for students to modify poses so they can choose what feels best for their bodies.” -K.F

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