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Studio Drop-Ins

Chill Fridays


One thing most humans have in common is that we need more rest. We live in a fast-paced culture that glorifies busyness despite the negative impact on our health and well-being. Whether you are a parent, a student, entrepreneur, employee or anywhere in between, one of the most radical things you can do for your health and to dismantle this narrative, is to rest.


Chill Fridays are an opportunity to relax, restore and heal. The type of class and teacher will rotate but the essence is the same...stop doing and achieving.


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Fridays at 6:00 pm



Restorative — Restorative yoga is a receptive practice, an opportunity for recovery time. This practice involves letting go of stretching or strengthening goals, and becoming a witness to our internal environment. In a hyper-productive culture, it can be a challenge to slow down, relax and just be with ourselves. Together we can challenge this cultural norm by giving ourselves permission and space to rest.


Through a variety of yoga techniques which may include gentle yoga forms, guided meditation, props, and longer holds in poses, we will create space for the body and mind to slow down, release tension and find renewal from within.


Yin Yoga — Yin yoga is a nonalignment based form of yoga comprised of long-held postures in stillness, seated or lying on the ground. Sitting, or lying, still for minutes at a time isn't easy. We live in a society that prioritizes going and doing. Together we can challenge this cultural norm by giving ourselves permission and space to rest. 


Students can expect long holds practiced in seated or prone positions utilizing bolsters, blankets, and blocks for ultimate support and physical release. In Yin, we do the postures with muscles relaxed, letting gravity do the work.


R&R (Restore and Reiki)  This class incorporates restorative poses, a guided meditation, and long savasana with optional Reiki. Reiki, meaning life force energy, is a Japanese form of healing technique that infuses light hands-on touch and/or slightly off the body to help balance our own energy life force. *Please note that you may opt out of receiving reiki during class.


Yoga Nidra — Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Class will start with gentle movement and asana (postures) then move into the guided meditation.

Meditation


Whether you want to reduce stress and anxiety, increase self-awareness and kindness, or feel rejuvenated or energized, a regular meditation can make an impact. If you've been interested in growing or cultivating a regular meditation practice, this class is for you. During this 30-minute class you will be guided by a teacher through a variety of techniques that may include but not limited too pranayama (breath control), mindfulness, intention, mantras, loving kindness, etc.


Our studio is conveniently located in the same building as Lift Bridge Coffee, Outpost Kitchen, and Infinite Soups. Grab lunch and take a little time for yourself in the middle of your day.


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Tuesdays + Thursdays from 12:15-12:45pm



Not sure if meditation is right for you? Here are a few potential benefits of a meditation or mindfulness practice:
+Reduce stress and lessens anxiety
+Promotes emotional health - improved self-image and more positive outlook
+Enhances self-awareness
+Lengthens attention span
+Improves sleep and decreases blood pressure

Slow Flow


Wind down your day with a 60-minute Slow Flow that includes a long Savasna and focuses on mindful movement, strength, steadiness and resolve. When we slow down, we can feel more centered, grounded and present. A slower pace when transitioning through poses allows for a meditative focus on movement and breath. This makes it particularly well-suited to newer students, or to more experienced practitioners looking for deep concentration in their practice.


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Tuesdays + Thursdays at 7:30 pm




Yoga for Beginners


Beginner classes are for anyone who wants to focus on learning the basics of yoga postures (asana), breathing practices (pranayama), and concepts of yoga.


Classes move slow and props (blocks, straps, bolsters) will be encouraged.


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Sundays + Saturdays at 9:30 am




Vinyasa


Yoga Wild drop-in classes coordinate breath and movement to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility. This 60-minute Vinyasa-style class will always include a focus on breath, sun salutations, challenging postures, and mindfulness. Teachers will offer variation in style and sequencing. Unless otherwise noted, drop-in classes move at a moderate pace. If you would like modifications or have limited experience, please let your teacher know before class begins.


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All 7:00 am + 10:30 am classes


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All 8:00 am + 6:00 pm classes




Outdoor Drop-Ins

Yoga with the Birds (monthly)


The stillness of bird watching is an opportunity to pause and take it all in---to listen closely to each unique song, to experience the seasons and migratory patterns of birds, and to learn about native plants and other wildlife in their habitat. Bird watching teaches us how to listen closely (to bird songs), to observe (migratory patterns), and to appreciate and love nature. This is mindfulness.


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Last Friday of the month at 9:30 am



Enjoy a gentle walk along the gravel trail at Titlow Park. We will stop along the way to practice breathing techniques, mindful movement, and gentle stretches while observing and listening to the birds around us.


This class is great for yoga beginners or anyone that enjoys being outdoors.

+No mats will be used during this class Binoculars (optional)

+This program is in partnership with the Tahoma Audubon Society. The Tahoma Audubon Society advocates for the protection of wildlife and promotes conservation through education and activities that enrich its member’s experiences in and with the natural world.

Baltimore Park with Playground Nanny on Duty (currently hibernating)


Yoga Wild drop-in classes at Baltimore Park are family-friendly and include a playground nanny. Although class is for the grown-ups, little ones can participate, sit next to you or play on the playground. Also, kids are not required to attend although a sense of humor and a little patience is recommended. The class coordinates breath and movement to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility. This 60-minute Vinyasa-style class will always include a focus on breath, sun salutations, challenging postures, and mindfulness.


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Tuesdays + Thursdays at 9:30 am




Rooftop Yoga at Alma Mater (currently hibernating)


Yoga Wild drop-in classes coordinate breath and movement to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility. This Vinyasa-style class will always include a focus on breath, sun salutations, challenging postures, and mindfulness. Teachers will offer variation in style and sequencing. Drop-in classes move at a moderate pace. If you would like modifications or have limited experience, please let your teacher know before class begins.


Sun/Heat: There are shady spots and sunny spots to place your mat, with the entire roof shaded by the end of class. On the hottest days of summer, we will hose down the roof prior to the start of class to cool things down.


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Tuesdays + Thursdays at 7:30 pm




Stewart Heights Park with Playground Nanny on Duty (coming summer 2020!)


Yoga Wild drop-in classes at Baltimore Park are family-friendly and include a playground nanny. Although class is for the grown-ups, little ones can participate, sit next to you or play on the playground. Also, kids are not required to attend although a sense of humor and a little patience is recommended. The class coordinates breath and movement to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility. This 60-minute Vinyasa-style class will always include a focus on breath, sun salutations, challenging postures, and mindfulness.


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Mondays + Wednedays at 9:30 am



Waterfront Yoga Dune Peninsula (currently hibernating)


Yoga Wild drop-in classes coordinate breath and movement to increase strength, stamina, and flexibility. This Vinyasa-style class will always include a focus on breath, sun salutations, challenging postures, and mindfulness. Teachers will offer variation in style and sequencing. Drop-in classes move at a moderate pace. If you would like modifications or have limited experience, please let your teacher know before class begins.


Sun/Heat: This class is in a field with full sun.


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Tuesdays + Thursdays at 7:30 pm




Kid-Centered Drop-Ins

Ducklings & Downdogs with Tahoma Audubon (currently hibernating)


This class will be back in June 2020.




Preschool Drop-Ins


*Event must be booked in your child's name. See below for details.


This class is a fun exploration of yoga movement, meditation, play, mindfulness games, storytelling, heart-centered sharing, and so much more. The intention of this class is to create a safe and sacred space for all children to blossom and grow together in community.


+Class is geared toward 2- to 4-year-olds and their grown-up

+Younger and older siblings welcome


How to Book

+Log in to your Wellness Living account from a web browser (not in the app)

+Add your kid(s) to your account: click "My Profile" in the top menu (dark blue), and then click "+Family Member" just below the second menu (white)

+Book each kid into this event




Storytime Yoga at Curious Bear Toys


Stories and yoga can be a great opportunity for kids to exercise (their brain or their body), build concentration, use their imagination and have fun. Join us at The Curious Bear in Fircrest for a monthly yoga storytime. Each class we'll read a story then act it out in yoga poses. Class will also include some form of sun salutation, dancing, pranayama (breathing exercises), and Savasana (final resting pose). 


+Class is geared toward 2- to 4-year-olds and their grown-up

+Younger and older siblings welcome 


Free class! NO online signup. Just show up :)




Series + Workshops

All series use sliding-scale pricing.

Workshops are flat rate.


5-Day Challenges

4/13 | Intro to Meditation: A 5-Day Challenge (live on zoom)

April 13-17 from 9:30-10:00 am on Zoom

Led by Casey Hubbell


The 5-Day Meditation Challenge is great for anyone wanting to incorporate a daily meditation practice into their life. Each 30-minute Zoom class will introduce a variety of styles and meditation techniques in a simple, clear format. Great for beginners or new meditators hoping to commit to a daily ritual.


Meditation can reduce stress, encourage clear thinking, and increase capacity for empathy and compassion. In these especially difficult times, commit to a daily practice and see the benefits for yourself!


If you sign up but can't make the time, you will receive a recorded version of the content.⁠ 


This is a virtual offering on Zoom! Here's how this works:

Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing tool and it's super easy to use. You can join by computer or phone using the Zoom mobile app. We will email you a Zoom link a few hours before class. Click the link in the email to join the “meeting.” You will see the instructor and have the option to show yourself on video or not. If it's your first time using Zoom, please join the class a few minutes early to allow time for setting up your free Zoom account.  


3-Week Series

4/1 | Yoga for Homeschoolers: A Three-Week Series (live on zoom)

Wednesdays from 10:30-11:15 am at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Julia Nathe


We will have fun exploring yoga-based movement, mindfulness, meditation, heart-centered sharing and more! This is a sacred space for all children to blossom and grow together in community.


Objectives

+Explore and cultivate peace, gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, self-awareness, and respect for all beings.

+Explore movement through storytelling and imaginative play.

+Create a loving community for young people. 


Class Includes

+Yoga-based movement.

+Weekly check-in sharing circle.

+Community. 


 Use promo code SIBLINGS for 10% off additional children's bookings. 


4/6 | Introduction to Yoga: A Three-Week Series (live on Zoom)

Mondays from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Casey Hubbell


Stepping onto a yoga mat can be intimidating, the weight of thousands of years of tradition and millions of dollars of marketing piled on, with the expectation that you'll "get it" (whatever "it" is!) in one class. This three-week series is designed to take away the worries about your first yoga class and make your introduction to yoga an enjoyable experience. 


Objectives

+Learn foundational principles of yoga including asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises)

+Understand the definition of yoga and some of it's meaning

+Embrace a beginner's mind and enjoy learning about an ancient spiritual discipline 


Class Includes

+Discussion and lecture

+Practical application of postures and breathing exercises

+Opportunity to ask questions 


What to Bring

+Mat - we have 12 mats available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

+Any props you'd like

+Water

+Notebook/journal

+Pen/pencil


5/17 | Elevate Your Energy: A Three-Week Series (live on Zoom)

Sundays from 1:00-2:15 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Shari Larson


While we often think of our yoga practice as a physical practice, the basis of asana (postures) is stimulating or raising the kundalini energy. In the practice of kundalini yoga, we use movement, mantra, breath, and sound to specifically stimulate the movement of the subtle body energy. Students can expect an energetic practice which can boost your energy and help you de-stress and some time (5-10 min) spent in meditation whether silent or with a mantra. You may have seen or heard that folks where white and/or cover their head during practice - this is not required (or recommended) here. Come as you are! 


Note: This is a fundamentals class and will present some techniques from this lineage but will not cover everything. 


What to expect 

+An energetic practice followed by time to notice the effects the movement has on the body.

+A short meditation whether with mantra or silent.


What to bring

+Mat - we have 12 mats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

+Water


6-Week Series

4/13 | Yoga as Healing: A Series for Survivors of Sexual Assault (live on Zoom)

Mondays from 7:30-8:45 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Vanessa Barrios Judge, RYT 200


Yoga as Healing offers a safe space for survivors to explore reconnection to the self through mind, body, and spirit. Survivors of sexual violence may experience a myriad of challenges including how to stay present and create a sense of safety within one's self. Yoga, with a focus on self-acceptance, can provide survivors a means to reclaim their bodies and become grounded in the present moment as they flow breath to movement in a guided yoga practice.


This six-week series is for self-identifying womxn who are survivors of sexual violence. This series will provide the opportunity for survivors to incorporate yoga as a way to reconnect with themselves in their healing journey. Each week will have a different theme that incorporates guided journaling activities and a yoga practice.


*Please note this is not group therapy. Access to your own therapist, mental health professional or a support system is highly recommended while participating in this six-week series.


What to Expect

+Weekly themes to support healing through your yoga practice

+Journaling and exploring positive affirmations

+A safe space to reconnect with yourself and other survivors

+No hands-on assists

+Explore the benefits of mindfulness to help become grounded in the present moment 

+Supportive and guided yoga practice

+Establish safety and stability in your body


This series will be led by Vanessa Barrios Judge. Vanessahas facilitated the Yoga as Healing program for survivors of trauma at the East Los Angeles Women’s Center and at the USC campus in Los Angeles. She has completed the Transcending Sexual Trauma Through Yoga teacher training in 2017 and the Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive 20-hour teacher training in 2020. Vanessa is also pursuing her Master's in Social Work (MSW) at the University of Washington in Seattle.

5/4 | Yoga + Functional Movement: A Six-Week Series

Mondays from 5:45-7:00 pm at the Tacoma Nature Center

Led by Alison Olt Kerr, RYT 500, N.D.


We are how we move! Sedentary lifestyle and the new standard American posture (think hunched over a computer, phone, or steering wheel for hours on end) are impacting health and mobility. Potential symptoms include chronic tension in the back and shoulders, pain in the hips and hamstrings, and even chronic pain in the wrists from computer or phone use. Can you relate?!


This six-week series combines the embodiment of yoga with the practicality of functional movement, which translates into more ease in everyday life. Combining these approaches will encourage mobility, longevity, and sustainability in your body and help foster the creation of a movement rich lifestyle.


What to Expect

+Clinical discussion on anatomy, yoga and functional movement.

+Movement practice inside Tacoma Nature Center's auditorium.

+Movement practice outside along the trails, wild weather may be included!

+Learn how to creatively use yoga to create a sustainable movement practice.

+Explore the difference between exercise and movement and why the distinction is important.

+Discover the synergy of strength, flexibility and mobility.

+Take yoga and functional movement off the mat and into real life - especially out into nature!


What to bring

+Mat - we have extras to borrow

+Shoes appropriate for outdoor activity, though bare feet are welcomed and encouraged

+Any props you'd like

+Water

+Notebook

+Pen/pencil

Workshops

3/28 | Yoga for Self-Care: A Therapy Ball Workshop

March 28th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Shari Larson


Tune-Up Therapy Balls are required for this workshop. Purchase on your own or at a discounted price with your workshop booking. 


This workshop will teach you how to use yoga therapy balls to gently relieve areas of tension in the body. You'll learn how the balls work and how you can take just a few minutes each day to unwind your tension patterns. Sensations of stiffness sometimes come from areas of overwork but can also result from areas where the body does not feel stable. Learn how to tell the difference. Using therapy balls for self-massage prior to your yoga practice (or other physical endeavors) stimulates more muscle fibers to engage in the rolled area allowing a greater sense of mobility (strength and flexibility combined).


The Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls measure at about 2 1/2" in diameter each and are made of a special rubber that grips at your skin, grabs at multiple layers of muscles, and rubs out adhesions and tension, providing a deep tissue massage.


What to bring

+mat - we have 12 mats available on a first-come, first-served basis.

+tune up therapy balls - bring your own or purchase with booking

+water

Collaboration with Metro Parks Tacoma

These classes are taught by Team YW in collaboration with MPT. Pricing is set by MPT and classes must be booked through their website. Click the Book button to be redirected to a specific class's registration page.


Forest Yoga with Metro Parks Tacoma


Slow down and combine the efficacy of time spent in nature with the benefits of yoga. When you leave the four walls of a studio or home or office, all of your sense wake up: scent, sight, and touch, in particular, activate parts of the brain that make you more present.   


Meet at the Pavilion at the Rhododendron Garden and enjoy a walk along the gravel trail at Pt Defiance. Led by a Yoga Wild instructor, we will stop along the way to practice breathing techniques, mindful movement, and gentle stretches while observing and listening to the forest around us.


+This class is great for yoga beginners

+No mats will be used during this class

+Dress for weather


Nature Yoga with Metro Parks Tacoma (kid-centered)


Go beyond tree pose in this fun, child-centered yoga class for kids and their adult partners. We'll guide you through activities and nature poses combined with time-honored yoga warm-up, workout, strengthening, cool down and relaxation poses. Adult attendance is required. Bring a mat or use one of ours.


Drop-ins welcome if the class is not full. This 75-minute class is indoors/outdoors, so dress accordingly and feel free to leave after 60 minutes if children get antsy.




LATE POLICY


Life happens, traffic happens, and (argh!) parking meters happen. If you arrive during the first 5 minutes of class, take a deep breath (it's okay!) and enter the space quietly and efficiently. If you are more than 5 minutes late, plan to come to another class. The early portion of class (integration) is necessary to warm up and prepare your body and mind for practice. Missing those essential components presents a safety risk. While you may join class up to 5-minutes late, if you are not there on time, you may lose your spot someone on the waitlist.


WAITLIST POLICY


Drop-Ins: Our booking system handles the waitlist automatically. If someone cancels their booking, the system will move the first person on the waitlist into the class. When this happens, you'll receive an email and text message notification so you'll know to come to class. Please do not come to class if you have not received a notification to do so. You will be charged for the class when you join the waitlist, but you will be credited back if you do not get a spot in the class. 


Series & Workshops: If a series or workshop is sold out, please email hello@beyogawild.com and we'll add you to the waitlist. If someone cancels their booking, we will email the first person on the waitlist, add them to the class roster and send an invoice. This invoice must be paid prior to attending class. The class roster closes 24 hours before the class starts. No one will be moved from the waitlist into the class after the roster closes. Please do not come to class if you have not received a notification to do so.