HERE yoga & mindfulness center

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The mission of HERE yoga & mindfulness center is to support students in cultivating an awakened presence within a caring and inclusive community. The classes we offer emphasize the inner yoga arts. Meditation, pranayama and self-reflection are integrated with yoga’s physical practice. It is our highest priority to create a safe and supportive space for each student’s journey and growth.

I believe the yoga postures (asanas) are a gateway to bringing the mind into calm awareness. Classes weave together the asanas with breathing techniques called pranayama, meditation, and Ayurvedic wisdom.

Location:

HERE is located at the Open Space. The Open Space for Arts & Community is located at 18870 103rd Ave.SW. Turn west off the highway at 188th St. Make your first left at 103rd ave. just past Sawbones. Go to the very end of 103rd. Park in the main parking lot, by the big O sculpture and enter through the main entrance.
Walk the red carpet through to the atrium, turn right, then turn right again and go through door straight ahead past the room with couches, then through door on the left to go up the stairs. Yes, it will be a fun maze to go through the first time!

Schedule for HERE:

 

Mondays:   8:30am-9:45am              mindful flow         all levels           w/Ronly

Tuesdays:  9:30am-10:45am             mindful flow         all levels           w/Ronly

Thursdays:   9:30am-10:45am          gentle yoga and meditation         w/Ronly

Thursdays:    6:30-8pm                     mindfulness lab    4/18-6/6            w/Ronly

Saturdays:    9:00am-10:15am         mindful flow         all levels           w/Ronly

Description of Classes:

mindful flow:

This class integrates mindfulness with the asana practice. This means we flow from one pose to the next slowly and deliberately with keen interest and care. We pause throughout class to notice the effects the movement has on the mind and body and to adjust appropriately. Sometimes music is used to help enliven our inner graceful dancer while at other times we simply flow with the breath. All levels are welcome, but some introductory experience with yoga is recommended.

yoga bliss:

The overriding intention of this class is to release and let go of stress in the mind-body and connect with our deep well-being of unconditional love. In service to this intention, the class will draw from these elements: restorative yoga, yin yoga, pranayama, music, essential oils, poetry, yoga nidra…and who knows what else might spontaneously get woven in! All abilities welcome.

yoga & meditation:

This class is a great entry level yoga and meditation class. We practice sitting, standing, lying and movement based meditation. The movement is slow and simple and is accompanied by breath awareness and practices.

mindfulness lab:

8-week series
Thursdays 6:30pm-8:00pm April 18th -June 6th, 2019. 
Instructor: Ronly Blau

In this experiential  8 week course you will learn simple, yet very effective ways to better handle stress and difficulty, while also opening up to joy, gratitude, calm and connectivity. You will gain a deeper understanding of your mind, body and emotions and how they interrelate. You will learn practices for a lifetime to skillfully navigate through life’s ups, downs, and in-betweens.

The 8 week mindfulness series will cover:

Mindfulness of breath and body

Simple mindful movement

Practical mindfulness throughout the day

Navigating thoughts & emotions with mindfulness

Practices to nurture kindness and compassion

Mindfulness in communication and relationship

Keeping the practice alive

Ronly Blau is a certified Yoga instructor and Ayurvedic practitioner who has been teaching yoga since 2000. She is a graduate of the Mindful Yoga and Meditation Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Her classes, workshops and retreats emphasize mindfulness as a foundation for growing presence, wisdom and compassion and are a reflection of a longtime practice in vipassana meditation.

Investment: $200
Register by April 12th.

TUITION:

tuition options

PRIVATE CLASSES:

1 hour customized practice:  $80
1.5 hour practice: $110
2 or more privates/week: $70/hour
2-5 people private class: $100
6-15 people private class: $150

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WORKSHOPS

Yoga for Every Body

Experience a sustainable yoga practice in a safe and supportive environment

a 4-week series with Dari Haffie
Tuesdays, July 9th-30th
6:30-7:45pm
at Open Space

If you’re curious about Yoga or it’s been a while since you’ve tested your body’s flexibility, this class will allow you to discover the benefits of Yoga while moving at your own pace. Each session includes adaptations to the varied movement, supporting a diversity of body types and skill levels. 


Dari Haffie is a certified Yoga Instructor as well as a massage practitioner, physical therapist assistant and dancer. To help students explore the possibilities within their bodies and mind, she draws from her background in anatomy and physiology and over 25 years of teaching.

$60 if registered for all 4 classes. $20/drop-in




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RETREATS

Visit the retreat page for information on upcoming retreats.

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“Ronly is an  exquisite teacher. She holds a sacred space and place for both the individual and group. Yoga with Ronly continues to be extraordinary. I attribute much of my gained confidence, vibrancy, poise and sometimes even moments of elegance to what I now call, “Soul Yoga with Ronly.” – Louise Dorfman Olsen

The Peace Mantra from the Taittriya Upanishad:

May we be protected, May we be nourished, May we together be mentally strong. May we be luminous and filled with joy. May we work well together and not oppose each other. Let there be peace and serenity.

AUM saha navavatu, saha nau bhunaktu
Saha veeryam karavaavahai
Tejasvi naa vadhita mastu
maa vid vishaavahai
AUM shaanti, shaanti, shanntihi

our class closing mantra: Om Bolo Sat Guru Maharaja Ki–JAI! (honor to the great teacher within–yes!)