As we turn the corner from darkness to light, we look to the New Year and see so many opportunities for expansion and fulfillment.
River Tree Yogacontinues to grow, serving an enthusiastic population of yogis who love the woods, nature and their practice in equal measure. Yoga in the Pond Room has become a haven for many and our workshops an inspiration for all. I will continue to teach Wednesday nights 6:30-8:00pm, and alternating Saturday mornings at 9:30am.
Mark you calendar for January 19th, 1:00 – 4:00pm for Foundation for a New Beginning, the first workshop of the year will focus on Ten Fundamental yoga poses – perfect for building your home practice and/or deepening your understanding of the poses you see so often in class.
Village Green Yoga has also expanded, adding more teachers and opportunities for learning across a broad range of yoga styles and techniques. My classes continue to be popular with students frequently coming early to reserve their favorite spot.
Sunday Morning Vinyasa has grown to become such a warm and nurturing community of yogis, that we all look forward to the weekend, just so we can spend our Sunday mornings together yoga-ing, laughing and healing.
Monday & Wednesday morning’s Hatha Integration Class is the workshop class for the studio. Come and explore your favorite asanas, practice pranayama and meditation. Study and Inquiry are the hallmark of this alignment-based class. So much to learn, so many ways to deepen.
Tuesday & Thursday Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle is just exactly that; a gentle exploration of posture and breathe, which is massages the mind, body and spirit. An hour of movement in the middle of the day – a beautiful way to renew and inspire.
Tuesdays and Thursday Evening Vinyasa Flow is a steady and playful sequence tuned to some awesome vibes, designed to get the heart rate up and the stress out.
I offer to all a bow of gratitude for your continued support throughout the years. It has been an honor and pleasure to be your teacher, as you continue to be my muse.
May the blessings of the season and the twinkle of bright lights bring joy and peace to you and your loved ones.
Are you ready for an amazing workshop, guaranteed to open your heart to the abundance of the Holiday Season? I can’t wait for this Sunday. I just got off the phone with our musicians and I am so psyched. We are going to move and chant and be moved by their incredible voices and rhythms.
See you soon.
A Practice of Gratitude Sunday, November 24th 1:00 – 4:00pm
Welcome the Holidays with this Essential Heart Opening practice featuring live music by Tova Ramer and Steve Grant.
Steve has been singing Kirtan for years and has performed with his Bhakti Bliss Band as well as studied with Jai Uttal and Gina Sala. Tova has been singing for years in Jewish, interfaith and folk rock groups in the Seattle area. She’s inspired by Snatam Kaur, Gina Sala and Deva Premal.
This workshop features heart-opening asanas such as backbends to help you open more fully to the experience of the holidays and digestive asanas to help with you process the physical and emotional abundance of the season.
Our flow will be beautiful and deep and enhanced by the sweet sounds of live kirtan.
Open to students of all levels.
River Tree Yoga 6922 Preston-Fall City Road Issaquah, WA, 98027
$40/student, pre-registration strongly recommended. Workshop limited to 15 students
Contact Diana Bonyhadi to sign up 425-765-3173 Diana@KharmaBellaYoga.com
Last week was all about backbends. This week we are moving into arm balances. Last week we lifted and opened our hearts. This week we are exploring the boundaries of gravity and our relationship to the earth. That’s right, its getting deep in here and we are having a great time. And let me just say how much I love and admire my students. Your strength and heart inspire me.
Monday and Wednesdays we focus on alignment, and Tuesdays and Thursday we open to the flow. Hope to see you soon.
Other news and events in the local yoga world:
Steve Gold will be bringing his beautiful music to Bala Yoga in Kirkland later this month for an evening of Yin Yoga and fine music. Check it out here.
Wanderlust: Good news Wanderlust will also be at Whistler BC this summer. Click here for more information. Many wonderful teacher and musicians will be there to make for a fine weekend of play in the sun and fresh mountain air.
Restorative Yoga at Village Green Yoga this Friday evening at 7:00pm. Wind down and restore yourself with this beautiful and deep practice.