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Relax, Restore, and Renew with Megan Smith & Alexis Franklin
Oct 18, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm| $45
Join Alexis and Meghan Smith to ease stress this winter season. Alexis will start with 60 minutes of restorative yoga, tailored to promote sleep and relaxation. Hands-on assists will also be offered throughout the practice. Once you’re ready for stillness, Meghan will lead a 45 minute Yoga Nidra, a deeply restorative and healing meditative practice that allows us to access our feelings, thoughts and emotions while in a state of open receptivity. Finish by taking a cup of sleep-promoting tea to go, along with a few more surprises.
Date & Time:
- Friday, October 18th, at 7:30-9:30pm
- Friday, February 21st (2020), at 7:30-9:30pm
About the instructors: Megan Smith & Alexis Franklin
Meghan first stepped on a yoga mat 15 years ago and immediately fell in love. After years of intense exercise, the act of slowing down, of tending to her body in a mindful and compassionate way, truly felt like coming home. Meghan soon learned that the physical practice of yoga was only a small part of what kept her coming back to the mat. Yoga became her companion and refuge through the inevitable changes, joys, and sorrows of life. It also taught her that slowing down and turning inward is a powerful vehicle for profound personal growth and transformation.
Meghan has been teaching in the Seattle area for eight years, and during this time she has seen countless students arrive at her classes in times of personal upheaval. Many of her students were working through loss, big life transitions, physical and emotional pain, and deep trauma. After class, they would approach Meghan to talk, to share their stories, and to continue the healing process. Meghan found she wanted the tools and skills to adequately support her students, so in the Fall of 2013 she enrolled in a Masters program in Clinical Psychology at Seattle University.
Meghan is now both a yoga teacher and psychotherapist, where she combines the ancient wisdom and healing of yoga with modern day clinical practices. She incorporates movement, meditation, modern psychology and ancient wisdom into her classes. She also runs a psychotherapy private practice in the Seward Park neighborhood of Seattle.
Meghan bows in gratitude to her teachers: Annie Carpenter, Seane Corn, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Hala Khouri, Bessel van der Kolk, and countless others. Her path has been paved by them.
Alexis began practicing yoga while attending Western Washington University in 2006. Practicing on and off through the years, it was not until recovering from an ankle injury in 2012 that Alexis rediscovered her love of yoga. Unable to continue high-impact cross-training after the injury, Alexis began to focus on her yoga practice. She enjoyed not only the strength and weight-loss benefits, but the stress reduction and mind-calming benefits resulting from a regular practice.
In 2013, Alexis received her 200 RYT through Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica. Alexis enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with her students in a positive, non-competitive, and nonjudgmental atmosphere. Her upbeat classes are taught using a vinyasa style and will challenge you to build strength, endurance, flexibility and balance, while focusing on alignment, breath and quieting the mind.
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