For those of you in the Seattle area who might be looking for a wonderful yoga studio or who are curious about trying yin yoga which I mention sometimes, consider coming to the Samarya Center in the Central District (click on "drop-in classes" for the current schedule). Samarya does amazing work with the community, bringing yoga to veterans, those in hospice, and much more. They are a non-profit studio with an emphasis on integrating yoga philosophy into practice and creating a very welcoming and loving atmosphere. This will be one of the places I miss most after my move.
I will be subbing for the yin yoga classes on Tuesday, May 8 (10:30-11:45 a.m. – upstairs); Thursday, May 10 (6:00-7:15 p.m. – downstairs); and Tuesday, May 22 (10:30-11:45 a.m. – upstairs). Classes are just $13 each. In yin yoga we hold the poses for 3-5 minutes and stretch the connective tissue rather than the muscles. It is a wonderful, contemplative practice. All poses are done sitting or lying on the floor. I absolutely love it and have been practicing it daily for a couple of years. It is adaptable to any level.
The classes are worth coming to any day (with any teacher), but if you want to join me, this will be your only chance before I move away (unless you join me for a future retreat! Dates for next year will be announced soon).