Seattle Yoga Arts - October 2017
Embodiment and Repair
Allen Ginsberg once said "We're born in bodies, and that in itself is a vulnerable situation." And a situation to be explored again and again, every day of life. All of our accomp-lishments, our responsibilities, our joys and sorrows, come back to living in this body, with whatever particular challenges it gives us. 

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Yoga is the most sacred way I know to honor, appreciate, and fully experience this body. It's possible to live in a body for many years and not be at home. The exploration of embodiment is one of the great adventures of life. 

Yoga is unique among spiritual practices because it is based in the body, and unique among body practices because it incorporates an integration of our knowledge of reality into an ever-expanding consciousness.

The body, mind and spirit carry knowledge, wisdom and truth.  The body, mind and spirit also carry terror, anxiety, and pain. With the intention to be present to one's own moment-to-moment experience of a bodily-based sense of self, we can hold ourselves to physical and psychological healing.

Caring curiosity, authentic interest and compassion are the ways to develop a yoga/movement practice that lowers depression and chronic pain and strengthens the immune system. Sensation is the language of the nervous system, so when we intentionally turn awareness toward bodily sensations, we enter a realm of repair for our hearts and souls.

One little assignment for the rest of your life: Consciously intend to notice sensations and feelings throughout your body with an attitude of wonder, curiosity and appreciation. This is a recipe for the renewal of vitality and aliveness.

~ Denise
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Upcoming Events

New Class!

Slow Flow with Supportive Touch
Tuesdays, 7:15 - 8:30pm

Join Dana Smith and Kathryn Bouchard in this new all levels class that combines the gentle art of intentional, supportive touch with a stress releasing movement practice. Visit our website for a complete description. 

Breathe. Sense. Release.
2018 Teacher
Info Sessions

Are you ready to take the next step in your yoga practice? Whether you feel called to teach or just want to deepen your practice through in-depth study, reflection, discussion and practice, come learn about SYA's 2018 Immersion and Teacher Training Program from our lead instructors and recent graduates. 

October 14, 12:30-1:30
November 18, 12:30-1:30
December 16, 12:30-2:00*
*Includes 300-hour info

All sessions are free, but please RSVP to so we know you're coming!
New Online Classes!
We just added a new Essentials Class with Amy Reed to our Video on Demand channel on Vimeo. Stay tuned for Denise's Sunday Morning Expansion class coming SOON! 

To view the full list of our online classes: 

* Visit our SYA  Vimeo Video on Demand page  where you can view a trailer for each class. 

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

* Roll out your mat and get to it!

* If you'd like to see one of your favorite classes online, please be sure to ask your instructor.
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