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Yin & Yang with Leah, Ginger and Rae
May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| $45
This practice is designed to uncover the flow within stillness, and the stillness within flow.
Yin and Yang are Taoist concepts that describe the two main qualities present in everything around us. Yin is more inward, still, and cooling. And Yang is more outward, dynamic, and fiery. In the realm of yoga, Yin is a slower practice where poses are passively held for longer to target the deep, dense (Yin) connective tissues and joints in the body. And Yang refers to a more active practice working on the (Yang) muscles and blood flow, building strength, focus and flexibility.
The first half of this class will be a yin sequence guided by Rae, followed by a power vinyasa with Leah, and ending with an assisted savasana with Ginger.
Full stillness. Strong movement. Deep relaxation.
By practicing yin yoga first, the stretching can settle deeper into our tissues (if the muscles are warm and active from vinyasa, they will absorb most of the tension of the stretch). Pairing this with an intuitive flow will calm the body and bring you into a deeper sense of your strength through breath within each movement. And closing with relaxing assists and a guided meditation will ground your mind and body.
Date & Time: May 4th @ 6-8pm
About the instructors: Leah Zaccaria, Rae Helsel, Ginger Saunders
Leah Zaccaria is an accountant turned yogi entrepreneur. She was a licensed CPA for 15 years with a Masters in Taxation until about 8 years ago. She went through a personal transformation and in that process found yoga. Yoga helped her see her life for what it was and what she wanted it to be. She decided to take a huge leap of courage and open her own yoga studio. She opened hauteyoga Queen Anne in 2009 with 2 other partners. Within 6 months, the business was booming with much tenacity and hard work. Within 2 years, she bought out her other partners, became a yoga teacher, left corporate America and started the process of opening her second yoga studio. shefayoga Roosevelt opened in 2013. She has also created Sendatsu Evolution which holds two different teacher trainings a year. She launched her book SEEN: a memoir in October 2018.
I found yoga when I was going through chemo for stage three melanoma. In the midst of the chaos of surgery and treatment, it was the first time I experienced a release from the anxiety in my body and my mind through deep breathing and gentle movements. I was hooked.
As I recovered I continued to practice, study, and train, and I loved the way that it brought more balance not just to my body, but also my life. My practice began to alternate between vigorous flow and grounding restoratives, and these continue to be my favorite classes to teach because of the way that they have helped me heal and shift my perspective.
My intention when I teach is to hold space for my students through music, movement, and body awareness so that they can come further into THEIR practice. I’m fascinated by the scientific architecture of yoga and always try to weave that in throughout a creative sequence of asana, pranayama, and hands-on assists.
Ginger discovered her Yoga practice nine years ago, when in 2006, she started volunteering for Yogahope, an organization which provides yoga for women in rehabilitation programs at the Genesis House in Seattle. Shortly after, she attended teacher training classes with Bob Smith and Ki McGraw at the Hatha Yoga Center. After a year, she joined Bob and Ki to their annual intensive teacher training in Bali, where she received her 200 hour registered yoga teacher certificate. Ginger’s style of teaching is a unique blend of all the classes and training she has ever attended. From restorative gentle soothing hands-on yoga, effortlessly moving in a meditative flow, to deep edge-riding power vinyasa yoga, strengthening your true inner core. Her intention as a yoga teacher is to create space in your body for your inner teacher to shine through, so you can be. breathe. practice.
- May 4, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Event Category:
- Yoga Workshops
- Shefayoga on Roosevelt
- (206) 729–2561