I bring years of experience as a massage therapist into my yoga teachings. Understanding anatomy is a big part of guiding students into poses safely. I see yoga as a way to teach people to listen to their inner wisdom and be a participant in healing themselves. My style is organic and I teach what I love from Yin to Flow. Teaching active older adults using props and chairs for balance is a style I love as well. I encourage students to challenge themselves but also honor any limitations without judgement. You will learn in my classes that yoga is much more then the physical poses. Learning how to connect to your breath is a important lesson that can help you have a more balanced and grounded life off the yoga mat.
I also have training in trauma informed yoga and more information on this specialized type of movement is something that I would love to have a conversation about with you individually to determine if I can serve you in a way that is helpful to your unique situation.
Tahoma Athletic Club
23836 222nd Pl SE #200, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Thursday Yin 8:00AM
22218 SE 272nd Pl Maple Valley, WA
Tuesday 90 minute Yinyasa 4:00PM
Select Saturdays Vinyasa 9:30 AM
Longevita Yoga & Pilates
201 Auburn Way N Auburn WA
Schedule varies, call me for details
Auburn Valley YMCA
1620 Perimeter Rd Auburn WA
Friday Vinyasa 9:00 AM
Covington MultiCare Campus employee only
Wendsday Slow Flow 6:00 PM
DaVita Federal Way employee only
Tuesday/Thursday Power 11:30 AM
Trauma Informed Yoga/Mindful Movement
ongoing various locations
This type of yoga is most appropriate for individuals who have experienced trauma, chronic stress and anxiety. The practice is built to provide a safe place to explore sensations in your body when you move in a mindful way. There are no hands-on adjustments and you are encouraged to make choices on the types of movements that feel right for you. Trauma informed mindful movement can be helpful in recognizing and working with your stress responses.
Anyone is welcome however to keep the container safe for all, enrollment is based on a 6-week cycle as we will build upon things weekly and get to feel comfortable with the small group we are in. To be respectful of the current group new participants coming mid-way thru the cycle are generally not allowed. Once you have participated in your first cycle you may repeat and come as often as you would like. In fact, this is encouraged as there is always something new to learn. We ask that you contact Elaine about when an appropriate start date would be for you.
Please be aware that I am not a licensed counselor and cannot provide you with the benefits that talk therapy can. My credentials are as a licensed massage therapist in the state of Washington MA00023206 and a registered yoga teacher with specialized training in trauma informed yoga. There are many ways to heal and understand your body better. Yoga/Mindful Movement is but one.
Yogini Go adventures and retreats help you take your practice out into the wild. Explore your practice from a whole new perspective. Its not necessary to have walls around you all the time!
Washington state is glorious and has so much to explore. Why not take your practice outdoors? Seasonal yoga in the park, hikes and beach adventures are all a part of Yogini Go.
Indulge in a Petite Retreat. These are Yogini Go mini getaways in the Washington area that include great food, yoga, the company of other high vibe individuals and are held in a variety of beautiful settings. Watch here for current offerings or sign up to be notified of upcoming events.
Forward thinking companies understand that employees are their biggest resource. Reducing sick days, decreasing health care premiums and attracting top talent with your benefits package are all good reasons to offer workplace yoga. Ensuring that employees have the opportunity to care for their physical and mental health is a great way to keep a happier healthier team.
Available in 6 week blocks, call for custom pricing.
Private instruction can help you tune up your practice and perhaps go deeper into what yoga has to offer. Learning more about yoga philosophy and exploring meditation in a private setting can be very beneficial. It is custom designed for you and your lifestyle which means if you have a particular sport you would like to support with yoga that is possible as well . If you are new to yoga its the perfect way to learn basic poses that can help you feel comfortable in a public class or help you to practice safely on your own. Private instruction can be done conveniently in your home, weather permitting outdoors or in a studio space.
Packages of 6 will include an initial 90 minute session to do a health intake and determine your focus followed by 5 one hour sessions.
Available for $455.00
Give yourself the gift of yoga and massage in one session. This service will include a full one hour massage plus individual yoga session and is available in your home.
Allow 2 hours $170.00