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Dear Friends,

Over the last few months the school of yoga I have been committed to has been going through a great deal of transformation due to the unethical behaviors of its founder, John Friend.  My processing and decision making around what has been transpiring has been for the most part taking place with my colleagues.  I have had the blessing of resting into beautiful practices and relationships that have enabled me to do a lot of my healing in a non-public way, as that is my way.  It has been very painful and uncomfortable, I have been filled with rage, grief, confusion, loss and exhaustion.  I am unbelievably grateful for the space I have had for that.

Now I am choosing to leave that organization that originally fostered this amazing style of yoga that I teach.  I will continue to teach this method with the same heartfelt dedication of years past, but with increasing flexibility with how we work with it together in the beauty of our practice.

I continue to take heart from a powerful quote by Maya Angelou that has often been a guide for me:  “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style”.    May Anusara, Inc now rest in peace as the many caged birds take flight and sing, laugh, love and dance to the many tunes we have to share.  May we all have an opportunity to share this journey together with integrity and creativity.



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2012 Workshop Schedule

Intro To Yoga Series

Feb 29 – April 11, 2012

Wednesdays,  5:30-6:45PM

Have your friends, family members, health care providers suggested yoga to you, but you’re not sure where to begin? Have you decided that you’re too stiff for yoga or are nervous trying this practice for the first time? Here’s a series specifically developed for you. This series will provide you with the tools to become stronger and more flexible in a variety of ways as you become a budding expert in the science of yoga.

Each class will build on the experience of the previous so that when you leave the series you will be better prepared for continuing your yogic journey.

This 7-week series will provide:

  • Introduction to Essentials Level postural (asana) practice
  • Breath awareness practices and basic breathing practices (pranayama)
  • General introduction to yoga philosophy
  • Introduction to terms and instructions you encounter in class
  • Helpful modifications to support you in the early stages of your practice
  • How to safely and successfully meet the challenges of your practice
  • The foundational methodology and philosophy of Anusara Yoga


Yoga for Anxiety and Depression

Feb 29 – April 11, 2012

Wednesdays, 7 – 8:30PM

Yoga is a balancing practice that creates opportunities for those with physical and emotional conditions related to anxiety and/or depression to find steady ground within themselves. Whether dealing with anxiety or depression as a primary life experience, or as a symptom of another overarching condition, this class will provide you with the space to explore resources for deeper  healing. Each class will include yoga philosophy, movement, meditation and pranayama.

  • In order to fully develop & experience the potential for healing in this practice, please be prepared to attend all of the classes in the series.
  • These classes are not available as make-ups for ongoing classes at Seattle Yoga Arts
  • Modifications will be available for people dealing with a variety of conditions and body types.
  • Students will not be required to share anything about themselves or the reasons for attending the class.
  • Please bring a journal as a few minutes will be allotted at the end of each class for personal reflection.

“Anxiety and depression once made me feel so alone.  I am much stronger than I thought I was and this class reinforced this!” -student


Sacred Anatomy Series

Yoga is a practice of deep intimacy with yourself. The spark of grace in your relationship with this gift opens up your understanding of the material and subtle realms of embodied movement and breath, to allow for a deepening experience of the spiritual body. Through the Sacred Anatomy series you will enrich that relationship with increasing allure and subtlety. Each class will explore and bring to life the energetic and physical anatomy of the focus for that day by examining the physical structures, energetic associations, and how deepening our relationship with each area can enhance our relationship with ourselves and the practice of yoga. In each class we will incorporate movement, diagrams, partner work, discussion and breath work where relevant.  $30 per class.

Remaining Classes:  The Elegant Shoulder – Friday, Mar 9; The Hands, Wrists & Elbows – Friday, Apr 6; Atlas (Cradle of the Skull) – Friday, May 4


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