Seattle Yoga Arts - July 2017
Be Fluid. Stay Vital.
The dictionary says that vitality means "the power to live or grow" and "the capacity for continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence." I have always thought of vitality as an exuberance of physical strength and energy, but it is even more intriguing to consider that the ability to be vital can affect the very nature of our existence.

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How is vitality, or life force, freed by the practice of yoga? On a physiological level, yoga liberates energy because it moves fluids. The deep, focused movements of yoga allow muscles to expand and the nervous system to quiet. Breathing, heart rate, and physiological processes slow down so that energy is no longer spent holding tension in the body. Over time, a wise yoga practice creates more harmonious alignment of bones and muscles, so that less energy is spent holding bones which are misaligned against gravity.

In Katy Bowman's book "Move Your DNA," she proposes that "many of the processes in the body, including genetic expression, can be regulated mechanically," i.e. by how your body carries the load of weight and gravity. She goes on to say that "your body is literally shaped by your movement experience." So if you sit at a desk with your head forward all day, your tissue will conform to this shape. The excessive shortening and tightening of fascia and other tissue reduces vitality, because it reduces the ability of fluids to move through your body. You literally dry out. Whenever you are stretching, or moving in unfamiliar ways, you are hydrating, and revitalizing, your body.

Yoga offers a banquet of movements that are outside the box of our everyday, mostly linear and repetitive, movements. Moving this way is like taking a warm bath in re-energizing life force.

- Denise
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Unlimited Summer Yoga for Only $195
Available for purchase through July 5!
Stay committed to your yoga practice this summer with our discounted Summer Special!


* Pay only $195 for unlimited classes between July 1 and August 31, 2017


* Available for purchase online and in the studio through 

July 5!!


* Challenge yourself to take 8 classes in July and August and keep track of your progress on the charts in the lobby.


* If you have a current class package or mem-bership, it can be put on hold.


Non-transferable; one per student.

Online Classes 
are Here!!
Can't get to the studio? We've got you covered. 
Our classes are available online!

* Visit our SYA Vimeo 

Channel to view a trailer for each class.

* Rent a class for $5 (for one week) or purchase for $15 (unlimited access).


* Roll out your mat and get to it!


* Get ready for more classes coming soon!

Upcoming Events

Two New Classes!
Triple Flow 
with  Dana Smith  
s tarts Tuesday, 
July 11, 5:45 - 7pm  Community Class 
starts Saturday, July 15,  11am - 12:15  
Only $8 per class!
(Not included in Summer Special)

Visit our  website for class descriptions.
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