Jun
10
10:00 am10:00

Donation Class for Blue Planet Project

With Serena Brommel

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This special class is in support of Room to Breathe teacher Amber Cook, who will bike over 900 miles in support of Blue Planet Project. 

From Amber:

We believe water is a basic, beautiful right and we are willing to take drastic action to enjoy it and protect it.  

Join us on our journey as we bike over 900 miles in one month. Along the way we will be teaching donation based yoga classes in Seattle, Portland & San Francisco.  We hope to rally the yoga, cycling and environmentalist communities together and fundraise $10,000 to help promote healthy water systems for all! All donations will go to www.blueplanetproject.net

Jun
17
1:00 pm13:00

Rewriting Your Self-Contracts

With Melissa Renzi

Our lives are based on relationships—with ourselves and with others. Our relationships are based on “contracts” or agreements that are often unconscious and unspoken. To grow and live consciously, we must choose contracts that align with our truth, health, and love.

This workshop is for you if:

+ You want to strengthen your commitment to yourself and your unique path.
+ You think you might be living in a way that feels misaligned with what you value.
+ You find yourself shrinking your own voice in relationship to others.
+ You notice a pattern in relationship to yourself or others that doesn’t serve you.
+ You would like greater intimacy and meaning in your relationships.

Join me as we:

+ Use mind-body awareness to identify our unconscious contracts.
+ Own our right to have our needs met.
+ Explore mind-body techniques to shift anxiety and help us follow our contracts.
+ Honor our voices as we communicate our needs.
+ Celebrate the freedom of conscious contracts.
+ Move through a brief yoga class specifically designed to awaken truth, health, and love.
We will explore, share, and change old beliefs using reflective exercises, interactive discussion, meditation, and movement techniques.

**We expect this workshop will sell out quickly, so register now to reserve your spot.**

Cost: $35

Jul
1
11:30 am11:30

The Art of Relaxation

with Natalie McGreal

True relaxation calls for certain effort. Join Natalie for a workshop focused on the practice of letting go. Together, we’ll explore different techniques to quiet the mind, and loosen the body in order to prepare for a deeper relaxation. Pranayama, essential oils, self-care/ massage, and gentle and restorative asana (postures) will come together to take you away from daily stresses and into a more serene body and mind. 

Have you ever wished you could receive massage and body work daily? Natalie, a licensed massage therapist will share self-care and massage techniques for releasing restricted fascia, soothing tension headaches, and promoting general wellness. You will walk away from this afternoon empowered with new tools to be your own advocate on the path of wellness and relaxation.

Prior yoga experience not necessary; warm, loose fitting clothing is. Leave watches, jewelry and tight pony tails at home, bring the willingness to cultivate your own inner peace.

Aug
19
2:00 pm14:00

Deep Restore Using Yoga Therapy Balls

with Lauren Bellagamba

In this workshop, you'll learn a type of self-massage that utilizes trigger point therapy with simple tennis balls. You'll  start off with a little movement, followed by self-massage targeting the hips, IT band, and quads. You'll finish with some restorative postures to complete the deep release.

Cost: $35

Sep
8
6:30 pm18:30

Refresh and Restore: Healthy Happy Hour

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with Alie McManus

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Unwind from the rigors of daily life with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a beautiful deep relaxation, offering you a clear opportunity to experience your natural state of peace. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Sip on herbal tea as you take good care of yourself and rediscover your body as your most comfortable home.

Cost: $40

Sep
17
3:00 pm15:00

Sankalpa: The Power of Intention

With Stéphanie Bour

Explore the yogic perspective on new year's resolution: sankalpa. This powerful practice for realizing your most heartfelt desires, doesn’t ask you to change who you are but assumes that you already are who you need to be to fulfill your dharma, your purpose in life.

All you need to do is focus your mind and take time to listen to your inner wisdom. By allowing us to see clearly what we really seek, sankalpa empowers the mind to move from intention to realization.

This workshop will guide you through this process as we:

  • Learn the meaning of sankalpa in the tantric tradition.
  • Practice postures, breathwork and meditation designed to support self-inquiry.
  • Experience a guided process of journaling to reveal our heartfelt desires.
  • Create a strong and lasting resolution connected to our own truth and purpose.
  • Practice Yoga Nidra to cultivate a deep relaxed state and plant the seeds of sankalpa in our receptive and prepared subconscious mind.

The most effective sankalpa is made when you are not intellectually active but when your mind is calm and quiet. Yoga Nidra is one of the most powerful technique to find this state of pure-being.

Because, once identified and set, your initial sankalpa might evolve or you might feel it need to be strengthened or refined, this workshop will be offered on January 8 and September 17th as well. These follow-up sessions will give you the opportunity to check in with your intention, shift it as needed, and re-establish your commitment. A discount is offered if you purchase sessions throughout 2017.

1 workshop: $30 // 2 workshops: $55 // 3 workshops: $75

Sep
23
2:00 pm14:00

The Power Within: Create Calm On and Off the Mat

with Lauren Bellagamba

In this workshop you will learn how to create calm on and off the mat through different yoga postures, breathing techniques, hand mudras and the use of essential oil. The workshop will begin with a discussion on how the power is within you, the student, to create calm in your body and mind. You will move through a specialized sequence targeted at soothing the body and mind by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system. You will experience certain breathing techniques, hand mudras and essential oils which will allow you, the student, to delve deeper into how to create calm when you are off of your mat. You will receive a Calming Package which includes an essential body oil, gratitude journal, breathing technique and mudra for you to use in your every day life to create calm. 

Oct
13
6:30 pm18:30

Refresh and Restore: Healthy Happy Hour

with Alie McManaus

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Unwind from the rigors of daily life with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a beautiful deep relaxation, offering you a clear opportunity to experience your natural state of peace. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Sip on herbal tea as you take good care of yourself and rediscover your body as your most comfortable home.

Cost: $40

Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

Refresh and Restore: Healthy Happy Hour

with Alie McManus

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Unwind from the rigors of daily life with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a beautiful deep relaxation, offering you a clear opportunity to experience your natural state of peace. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Sip on herbal tea as you take good care of yourself and rediscover your body as your most comfortable home.

Cost: $40

Dec
8
6:30 pm18:30

Refresh and Restore: Healthy Happy Hour

with Alie McManus

Looking for a healthier happy hour? Unwind from the rigors of daily life with restorative and gentle yoga, essential breath work, and meditation. This asana practice is designed to draw you effortlessly into a beautiful deep relaxation, offering you a clear opportunity to experience your natural state of peace. You will also learn basic meditation and simple breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety and increase clarity and calm. Sip on herbal tea as you take good care of yourself and rediscover your body as your most comfortable home.

Cost: $40


May
20
1:00 pm13:00

Practical Pranayama

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With Adam Grossi

Pranayama is a fascinating and powerful form of yoga practice. If asana is the yoga of posture, pranayama is the yoga of breath. It involves the skillful harnessing of breath and attention to increase vitality, shift mental states, and prepare for contemplative practices like meditation. This workshop will demystify the theory that drives pranayama and introduce gentle techniques that are accessible at any level of experience. 

Cost: $35

May
20
12:00 pm12:00

Circle of Hope: A Peer-Support Group for Those Affected by Trauma

With Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas

Circle of Hope classes are donation-based and confidential classes that marry a peer-support, group-sharing experience with a trauma-informed yoga class that is specifically designed to be sensitive toward those individuals who have experienced trauma or have struggled with its effects. Teachers have been specially trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. This is for anyone directly impacted by trauma, as well as those friends, family members, or others that have been vicariously affected.

Teachers Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas will rotate teaching.

Cost: donation based, cash only

May
13
10:00 am10:00

CANCELLED Aromatherapy + Yoga

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with Sarah Longfield

Come learn the healing benefits of essential oils and experience their therapeutic applications while rejuvenating your body and mind through a deeply relaxing, balancing, restorative yoga class! 

Cost: $30

May
6
10:00 am10:00

Beginner’s Philosophy: Practical, Modern Yogic Wisdom

With Serena Brommel

How do the physical practices of yoga postures and breathing techniques relate to the deeper work of resolving emotions and inducing mental clarity? This workshop aims to demonstrate the clear linkages between the primary tools of breath-centric yoga and the foundations of meditation.

Join Serena for an exploration of techniques and a discussion of the theories that drive them. Develop a deeper understanding of what you’re doing on the mat that will help enrich your personal practice and build momentum for deeper, more effective yoga.

Through our practice and conversation we will:

  • Learn how breath-centric yoga develops concentration
  • Explore energy from a yogic perspective
  • Look for stillness through opposing movement
  • Conceive the mind as a field of movement that we can actively influence
  • Discuss common misconceptions that may impede our growth

This is not an advanced practice; all techniques we explore will be accessible to newer students. A little prior yoga experience will be helpful, but it is not required. Wear comfortable clothing for gentle movement, and a pad and pen in case you want to take notes.

Cost: $35

Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Circle of Hope: Special Peer-Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

With Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas

Circle of Hope classes are donation-based and confidential classes that marry a peer-support, group-sharing experience with a trauma-informed yoga class that is specifically designed to be sensitive toward those individuals who have experienced trauma or have struggled with its effects. Teachers have been specially trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. This is for anyone directly impacted by trauma, as well as those friends, family members, or others that have been vicariously affected.

Teachers Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas will rotate teaching.

Cost: donation based, cash only

Apr
23
Apr 29

Retreat to Tulum, Mexico ⁘ Peaceful Adventures for the Introvert in All of Us

Led by Melissa Renzi and Jason Brashares of InnerConnected

Begin your day gazing at a volcano from your balcony. Discover local, indigenous villages along the most beautiful lake in the world.

At our retreats, we bring introverted adventurers together for a transformative experience combined with stunning natural landscapes, art expression, yoga and meditation, healthy food, luxury accommodations, authentic culture, and meaningful discussion – all while honoring each individual’s need for personal time, flexibility, and quiet space.

Our participants make lifelong connections and change the way they see the world and themselves. Traveling with us is a life-changing experience.

Now is the time to indulge yourself on a peaceful adventure with people who get you.

If you are an introvert who is ready to travel the world and renew your sense of self, then join us on this adventure in Guatemala in 2017.

We will spend 6 nights and 6 days with a perfect balance of both introspective time and adventurous activities.

Early-bird pricing (until Dec 15th) is $1,299.00 for double occupancy and $1,799.00 for single occupancy (then each go up $100).

*Special discount for Room to Breathe students: $100 off the price of the retreat---mention the code R2B*

Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Sankalpa: The Power of Intention

With Stéphanie Bour

Explore the yogic perspective on new year's resolution: sankalpa. This powerful practice for realizing your most heartfelt desires, doesn’t ask you to change who you are but assumes that you already are who you need to be to fulfill your dharma, your purpose in life.

All you need to do is focus your mind and take time to listen to your inner wisdom. By allowing us to see clearly what we really seek, sankalpa empowers the mind to move from intention to realization.

This workshop will guide you through this process as we:

  • Learn the meaning of sankalpa in the tantric tradition.
  • Practice postures, breathwork and meditation designed to support self-inquiry.
  • Experience a guided process of journaling to reveal our heartfelt desires.
  • Create a strong and lasting resolution connected to our own truth and purpose.
  • Practice Yoga Nidra to cultivate a deep relaxed state and plant the seeds of sankalpa in our receptive and prepared subconscious mind.

The most effective sankalpa is made when you are not intellectually active but when your mind is calm and quiet. Yoga Nidra is one of the most powerful technique to find this state of pure-being.

Because, once identified and set, your initial sankalpa might evolve or you might feel it need to be strengthened or refined, this workshop will be offered on January 8 and September 17th as well. These follow-up sessions will give you the opportunity to check in with your intention, shift it as needed, and re-establish your commitment. A discount is offered if you purchase sessions throughout 2017.

1 workshop: $30 // 2 workshops: $55 // 3 workshops: $75

Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Restorative Yoga for Athletes

With Karen O'Leary

In this special yoga session, you'll discover the ways that yoga can enhance athletic performance. You'll move through a two-hour yoga practice to address the tight hips, hamstrings, and shoulders that many athletes experience as the result of years of running, cycling or swimming. Breath techniques (pranayama) will be included to help athletes learn to remain focused and present during their workouts, which is especially useful in endurance events. Students will learn yoga poses to integrate into a post-workout stretch, as well as how to modify poses for their individual needs.

Cost: $30

Space is limited. 

Mar
25
1:00 pm13:00

Healing the Warrior Woman

With Kathleen Katsikeas

When we think "warrior," often we describe an ancient hero (usually in a cheesy Hollywood movie), who defies all realms of reality to overcome immense obstacles, and has a 6-pack on top of that. But in reality, the warrior woman is one who lives in present time AND overcomes obstacle after obstacle. Her triumphs are often silent ones, or silenced; she has to fight her way to be seen, because she is asked so often to disappear. 

In this workshop we will delve in to what it means to be a woman/female-identifying in our day and age, looking at the overall perspective of woman-hood, and the social programming that interweaves. We will discuss where women are discouraged/encouraged, invalidated/validated in both general and personal experience. As well as, how we can support and uplift ourselves and one another.

This event is open for all women/female-identifying persons. 

Lecture & Discussion, Gentle Asana, and a mini-female energy healing on all students.

Class size limited to 10 people.

Register early to save your spot.

Cost: $30

Mar
19
Mar 25

Retreat to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala ⁘ Peaceful Adventures for the Introvert in All of Us

Led by Melissa Renzi and Jason Brashares of InnerConnected

Begin your day gazing at a volcano from your balcony. Discover local, indigenous villages along the most beautiful lake in the world.

At our retreats, we bring introverted adventurers together for a transformative experience combined with stunning natural landscapes, art expression, yoga and meditation, healthy food, luxury accommodations, authentic culture, and meaningful discussion – all while honoring each individual’s need for personal time, flexibility, and quiet space.

Our participants make lifelong connections and change the way they see the world and themselves. Traveling with us is a life-changing experience.

Now is the time to indulge yourself on a peaceful adventure with people who get you.

If you are an introvert who is ready to travel the world and renew your sense of self, then join us on this adventure in Guatemala in 2017.

We will spend 6 nights and 6 days with a perfect balance of both introspective time and adventurous activities.

Early-bird pricing (until Dec 15th) is $1,299.00 for double occupancy and $1,799.00 for single occupancy (then each go up $100).

*Special discount for Room to Breathe students: $100 off the price of the retreat---mention the code R2B*

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Circle of Hope: A Peer-Support Group for Those Affected by Trauma

With Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas

Circle of Hope classes are donation-based and confidential classes that marry a peer-support, group-sharing experience with a trauma-informed yoga class that is specifically designed to be sensitive toward those individuals who have experienced trauma or have struggled with its effects. Teachers have been specially trained in trauma-sensitive yoga. This is for anyone directly impacted by trauma, as well as those friends, family members, or others that have been vicariously affected.

Teachers Natalie McGreal and Kathleen Katsikeas will rotate teaching.

Cost: donation based, cash only