Classes

Please pre-register for class with the instructor by following the links below. A Class Single Class Pass is  $15, Tai Chi is $10. Many teachers also offer private instruction.

Sunday mornings are precious. It’s the last day of the weekend before the work week resumes and sometimes it can be difficult to fully enjoy our Sundays because the inevitable ‘Sunday Blues’ set in. This grounding, energetic, beginner-friendly flow will help you live in the moment while also building strength, stamina, flexibility and mindfulness. The style of this class will be a mix of Vinyasa and Hatha yoga. The Sanskrit word, Vinyasa, means to arrange in a particular/special way. This means there will be a continuous flow between each pose/movement that synchronizes with the breath. Hatha yoga (also referred to as flow yoga) is a bit slower paced than Vinyasa; there will be a steady flow between poses and some poses will be held for approximately 5 breaths. The class will end with a cool down sequence and savasana.

During each session, the room will be dimly lit with candles (and lamps) to promote relaxation. Sessions will begin with a relaxing meditation and prānāyāma (breathing exercise) to relax the mind. Relaxing the mind can be tricky, but once the mind relaxes, the body follows. Once the mind and body relax, you will rest in yin and restorative yoga poses that are supported by yoga props (bolsters, blocks, blankets, and more). Each pose will be held for approximately 5-7 minutes each. To conclude each class, Kalee will softly awaken you with the calming sound of her harmonium and Tibetan singing bowl.

Improve your body’s alignment. Increase your strength, flexibility and range of motion. Boost your confidence as you develop better balance. Alleviate many symptoms of chronic pain.

Dantayama classes and workshops are designed to benefit the novice or beginning student as well as the more advanced or experienced students. The premise of this style of yoga, Dantayama Yoga, is “Support equals Release”. All props, including chairs, blankets, mats, blocks, straps and knee pads are provided for your convenience. We utilize these props to promote deep release and deep relaxation. When muscles are offered support, there is no longer a need to strain, and the natural effect is, the musculature will elongate and soften. Specific alignments and adjustments are applied as well as any modifications for students who have a particular limitation in a yoga pose. We like to affectionately refer to this style as rehab yoga!!

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced yogi, it’s always good to go back to the basics of yoga. This beginner-style class will begin with a meditation followed by various yoga poses. In vinyasa classes it can be difficult to adjust and fully express yoga poses because the flow of the class is at the rate of 1 breath per movement. In Back to the Basics, Kalee will break down poses, with the use of props, that one will likely come across in other yoga classes including, but not limited to: mountain pose (tādasana), standing forward fold (uttānasana), half-lift (ardha uttānasana), four-limbed staff pose (chaturānga dandāsana), upward facing dog (urdhva muka svanāsana), downward facing dog (adho muka svanāsana), warriors 1-3 (virabhadrāsana I-III).

Flow yoga class starts with a meditation to set an intention and connect with your inner sanctuary. The flow practice emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath, these movements become a moving meditation. Each class energetically differs making space to create strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind. Flow practice is for all levels. Each class ends with stillness and an invitation to take the peaceful and calm energy generated on the mat into our community.

“Physical and mental toxins create stiffness and tension. Anything that makes us stiff can also break us. Only if we are supple will we never break…What we need is the strength of steel, but with steel’s flexibility–not like crude iron, which is very strong and hard but breaks. The body must be so supple it can bend anyway you want it to. Such a body will be healthy and tension-free.” ~The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Sri Swami Satchidananda This class is a mix of Yin Yoga and Mobility exercises: Yin yoga poses are held for approximately 2-5 minutes each to stretch the fascia*. This is also a great opportunity to quiet the mind before a busy day. Mobility exercises help lubricate the joints and massage out aches. This is a good way to wake up the body in preparation for the day. 

Want to have some fun getting your but kicked in yoga? Lets take out time setting up the proper alignment and use some hand weights to give our muscles a little extra challenge without being too hard on the joints. After all we only have one body, lets create a stable one and care for it so it doesn’t wear out too quickly;) We will use some music for motivation. There will be time for deep stretching followed by relaxation/ short meditation at the end to reset, recharge and renew.

This class is perfect for beginners or those who would like more time and support gettinging to poses and an overall slower pace. We will focus on proper alignment, breath work, stress relief, mobility and gentle stretching. After yoga poses are complete we finish with a guided relaxation and short meditation.

Slow-paced hatha yoga focused on holding poses to build strength and flexibility.

Dynamic and expressive yoga to build strength, flexibility, and mobility, syncing breath to movement.

For virtually everyone, this pandemic has increased our level of intensity, and so we’ve had to expand our tolerance. For some of us it is the intensity of family life, with a massive reduction in outside activities, or perhaps it’s the intensity of being suddenly alone all the time if you live by yourself and are now working from home, or even the extreme intensity of being called to duty on the frontlines as a healthcare provider. There is less variety available for entertainment and activities to discharge and recharge, fewer venues, and less access to community. We are missing the freedom of stopping by a friend’s place, the closeness of hugs hello and goodbye, the comfort of face-to-face interactions, and the connection of being able to see our community unobscured by masks. Life has changed. We’ve lost our social skills, our relationships are under high pressure as our stress levels continue to rise, and the world will likely not return to the old normal. We need some new skills for the new normal, and we need some respite from all the intensity. Join us for this weekly opportunity to up your self-care game.

Chelsea has a background in earth energy healing, teaching relationship skills, and practicing bodywork. With more than 15 years experience working with students and clients, she’s learned the importance of self-care as a prerequisite for helping others, so she is offering the Givers Receiving Circle to help healers heal themselves, by carving out time to focus on your own wants and needs, to help recharge your own batteries, and to improve your ability to offer your skills and assistance to the world.  After all, you’ve got to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting other passengers.

To register call, text or email Chelsea

(206)659-9578

EarthworksEnergetics@gmail.com

This type of yoga is often referred to as ‘flow yoga’. During this Hatha flow you will move through a series of poses and hold them for approximately 5 breaths each (unlike Vinyasa yoga, which is 1 breath per movement). Although the pace of this class is slower, holding these particular poses longer will build strength, balance, and mindfulness while keeping the body supple.

Dantayama classes and workshops are designed to benefit the novice or beginning student as well as the more advanced or experienced students. The premise of this style of yoga, Dantayama Yoga, is “Support equals Release”. All props, including chairs, blankets, mats, blocks, straps and knee pads are provided for your convenience. We utilize these props to promote deep release and deep relaxation. When muscles are offered support, there is no longer a need to strain, and the natural effect is, the musculature will elongate and soften. Specific alignments and adjustments are applied as well as any modifications for students who have a particular limitation in a yoga pose. We like to affectionately refer to this style as rehab yoga!!

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art often referred to as moving meditation. This gentle exercise can be learned and practiced by people of all ages. It promotes overall health, body awareness, balance and helps quiet the mind. Tai Chi is known as the way of non-resistance. It teaches relaxation and mindfulness during physical activity. Students learn to move with grace and power. In class we start with stretching and strengthening exercises as well as the 8 Pieces of Brocade Qi Gong form and then we focus on the traditional Tai Chi forms.

This class is designed for those who are getting back to their practice after a break or beginners. A calm and relaxed evening for those who want to take their time getting into poses, focusing on proper alignment with modifications. Enjoy deep stretching and leave feeling relaxed. We will cover the fundamental poses as well as a brief overview of the history and philosophy of Yoga.

Power Vinyasa is a powerful, energetic form of yoga and, in this class, you can expect a strong, intentionally woven sequence paired with music and synchronized movements with the breath. Her vinyasa flow classes focus on the balance between effort and ease and on building physical strength. A class will close with a cool down and a calming savasana to provide a space for physical and mental relaxation. To register please click the button and email Megumi your name and the date of the class you want to join.
 
Yoga single class pass: $15
($50 if you purchase 4 tickets in advance!) 
 
Please Venmo payment to @Megumi-Matsuda-1

Improve your body’s alignment. Increase your strength, flexibility and range of motion. Boost your confidence as you develop better balance. Alleviate many symptoms of chronic pain.

During each session, the room will be dimly lit with candles (and lamps) to promote relaxation. Sessions will begin with a relaxing meditation and prānāyāma (breathing exercise) to relax the mind. Relaxing the mind can be tricky, but once the mind relaxes, the body follows. Once the mind and body relax, you will rest in yin and restorative yoga poses that are supported by yoga props (bolsters, blocks, blankets, and more). Each pose will be held for approximately 5-7 minutes each. To conclude each class, Kalee will softly awaken you with the calming sound of her harmonium and Tibetan singing bowl.

Yin Yang Yoga- This class blends 2 styles of yoga. It is about 50% deep therapeutic stretching (YIN) and 50% active flow (Yang). For those who want a truly balanced practice. Yin yoga is a slower pace where poses are held longer to attend to the fascia/ connective tissues. Yang is more active working on the muscles, stamina, strength and blood flow. Come find Harmony within yourself.

Dantayama classes and workshops are designed to benefit the novice or beginning student as well as the more advanced or experienced students. The premise of this style of yoga, Dantayama Yoga, is “Support equals Release”. All props, including chairs, blankets, mats, blocks, straps and knee pads are provided for your convenience. We utilize these props to promote deep release and deep relaxation. When muscles are offered support, there is no longer a need to strain, and the natural effect is, the musculature will elongate and soften. Specific alignments and adjustments are applied as well as any modifications for students who have a particular limitation in a yoga pose. We like to affectionately refer to this style as rehab yoga!!

Qigong is a mind-body exercise form that uses meditation, breathing, and movement to increase energy and promote health.  It was developed thousands of years ago in China.  Some call it Chinese yoga!  This Qi Gong for Better Breathing class will follow a series of gentle standing movements that help you improve how you breathe.

Breathing directly influences the quality of your life and is something that you can consciously enhance. In fact, the way you breathe might be the most important element to your health, vitality, and how you feel.

Jason Taylor, M.Ac., AEMP, ADS, Dipl. Ac. is a licensed, National Board Certified, acupuncturist and East Asian Medical Practitioner based in Sequim, Washington.  You can find out more about his practice at www.jtacupuncture.com

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