yoga for every body

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Date:
Prenatal Couples Workshop with Tracy Coons Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Partner support is a key element in having a blissful pregnancy and birth experience. This workshop will help you increase intimacy, create deeper mutual care and trust and is a great way to bond with each other and baby during this time of joyful transition. You’ll learn partner poses and individual postures with supportive touch. We’ll also explore breath techniques, partner massage, acupressure and comfort measures which will be beneficial during pregnancy and also help manage pain and create a peaceful, supportive environment for labor and birth.
This workshop is open to students in any stage of their pregnancy and their partners. All postures will be modified to be appropriate for all levels.  Cost is $40 per couple. Minimum of 6 couples and maximum of 10. Sign up early to reserve your spot. There is a wait list for any one interested. Please notify us within 48 hours of the class if you need to cancel your registration.
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Candlelight Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra Workshop with Tracy Coons Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This workshop will explore elements of restorative yoga and yoga nidra to create a rejuvenating, healing practice for body, mind and spirit.
We’ll begin with restorative yoga using its supported, passive poses which allow the body to open up and relax fully using lots of props. Then we’ll finish with a yoga nidra session including deep relaxation, breath and visualisation techniques all done while lying peacefully in savasana.
You’ll leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and restored.
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Prenatal Yoga Nidra for Birth Preparation with Tracy Coons Sun, Aug 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is designed to help you discover the deepest levels of rest and relaxation, and to prepare you physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth of your baby. Yoga Nidra has been called "the deep sleep" and it works on all levels of your being to help you release any outside influences and unconscious fears or worries about birth, allowing you to experience deep calm and clarity about the path ahead of you. These relaxation techniques help to point you towards your truest self and to open the pathway of communication between you and your baby. In this workshop you'll experience some gentle stretches to unwind tension in the body, an exercise for developing your personal Sankalpa, or resolution and then a Yoga Nidra session designed specifically for pregnancy to help you achieve some much needed rest and rejuvenation and to let go of limiting beliefs about your body and your birth so that you can approach childbirth with confidence, insight and trust. In Yoga Nidra all you have to do is lie down comfortably, close your eyes, relax and follow the instructor's voice. There will be time at the end of class to discuss and get support and to get your questions answered. Cost: $25

Tracy Coons is a registered yoga instructor, a birth educator, a certified birth doula and mother of five.

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Balance and Bliss Day Retreat with Retreat Staff Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:00 am - 8:30 pm

“Balance is not a static state but is like a pendulum that swings from side to side.
We all crave balance. But too often we think balance means perfection. Instead be grateful for your mistakes & regrets they give balance to your victories and celebrations.”
-Judith Hanson Lasater

Sarah and Tracy invite you to step away from from your everyday, hectic schedule and step into the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest for a day of exploring what it means to have balance in your life and how to create more of it!
At this full-day retreat you’ll have the opportunity to dive deeper into your yoga practice and to cultivate more balance in your body, heart and mind while connecting with friends new and old.

The special day will include:

Balance

  • Two yoga asana practices (morning and afternoon). These sessions will focus on balance and what that means on our mat and off of it. We will play with the concepts of steadiness/ease (sthiram/sukham), attachment/aversion to poses, striving/acceptance and much more. Plus you’ll get to try out plenty of fun balance poses along the way.
  • One Pranayama session (breath work) to deepen the experience of balance in the mind.
  • One Yoga Nidra session (yogic sleep). Through the restorative practice of Yoga Nidra we will experience the duality of various states of being, while gradually unwinding and relaxing all levels of body, breath, mind and consciousness.

Bliss

  • Beverage and light snack service upon arrival
  • Three lovingly prepared meals using high quality, all natural ingredients, with an emphasis on the health of the planet. Ingredients are organically grown and sourced from local farmers when possible. (dietary needs can be accommodated)
  • Massage sessions Carol Walker will be on site to offer massage sessions to those interested. Massages are booked separately for an additional fee.
  • Reiki sessions As well as being our host for the day, Dana Dalassujgi will be offering Reiki sessions. Reiki sessions are booked separately for an additional fee
  • Free time for meditative walks, journaling, practicing your balance poses or simply sitting in silence and taking in the breath-taking surroundings.
  • Personal Mandala Creation Playshop Unlock your creativity and learn to create your own beautiful, personal mandala using inspiration from objects you collect and bring to the space.
  • A beautiful journal to record your thoughts
  • A special takeaway keepsake memento of your day
  • Evening Campfire (weather permitting) Close this incredible day curled by the warmth of the fire, watching the crackling flames and reflecting on your experience.
  • A few yummy surprise treats because what is a balanced life without them?

Cost $150 per person (massage and reiki sessions available for an additional fee)
Max. 10 students

Saturday September 23 2017

7:00am- 8:30pm
The Hideaway Retreat
http://www.hideawayretreatnw.com

with Sarah George and Tracy Coons

 

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MELT Into Yoga with Tracy Coons Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Enhance your YOGA Asana Practice with MELT!
 
Discover how The MELT Method can help transform your yoga poses. Yoga and MELT are a perfect match! Come explore with us and experience more ease, flexibility and suppleness in your body and your practice.

What is MELT?
Using soft rollers and specialized small balls for the hands and feet, MELT helps re-balance the nervous system, decompress joints, lengthen fascia, and re-hydrate the entire connective tissue system. Learn how to reduce tension and stuck-stress while enhancing flexibility, stability, balance, and overall ease of movement.
We'll explore yoga poses before and after the MELT to compare and feel the difference in our bodies.

Bonus: MELT Feels awesome!

Equipment: provided for class use and available for optional purchase (package discounts available)

Wear: Participants will be on the floor on a mat, wearing socks or barefoot. Comfortable exercise wear recommended (layered tops, yoga pants or sweats)

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$45

With Susan Creighton and Tracy Coons E-RYT

Susan’s business is Movement Medicine and her primary modality is sharing MELT Method techniques to support moving, performing, and simply feeling better. Susan completed three years of training with MELT founder Sue Hitzmann, and is an advanced level instructor. She is passionate about MELT, and her work is with kids, elders, and everyone in-between at local YMCAs, yoga and dance studios, corporate facilities, and private sessions at various locations. More info: www.Subundance.com


Tracy is a ERYT-200 hour certified yoga instructor trained in the Viniyoga tradition, a birth doula and a mom of five fabulous children. She began practicing yoga in 1996 after the birth of her third child as a way to get her body back in shape, but discovered along the way that the practice brought her so much more than a healthy body. Her yoga practice provides peace and balance and reminds her to take life as it comes, one breath at a time.

Her passion is teaching prenatal yoga classes and workshops. She draws on her personal experience and her training as a doula to help expectant individuals move through pregnancy and birth with greater strength and ease and confidence.

tracycoons.com


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Healing Sound Bath and Restorative Yoga with Dawn Torres Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

For Movement and Sound Bath:
During this class, Dawn will first guide you through restorative postures to allow the body to release some of the stress and tension of the day. We will then come into a comfortable Savasana position to receive the healing vibrations and sounds of the Tibetan Singing Bowls, Crystal Bowls, Giant Gong and various healing sound Tools.

The healing benefits of sound are numerous and affect all levels of our being, body, mind and spirit. The high vibrations of the crystal and Tibetan singing bowls raise the vibrations of all the cells and tissues in the body, releasing stress, tension, discomfort and energy blockages that can cause us to feel anxious, heavy, sluggish, sad, worried, hopeless or depressed. Sound Healing is a wonderful, gentle, feel good way to come into balance and leave feeling blissed and blessed. Please dress in layers.

As a yoga teacher and energy and sound healer, Dawn blends her love of teaching yoga with many years of studying alternative healing modalities. She guides clients and students to wake up their deeply rooted inner guidance system through Yoga, Reiki and Sound Healing. She has come to know that the body's natural inclination is towards wellness, it is her passion to assist others in becoming aware of and removing the obstacles in the way of that movement.

The cost is $35.

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