Drop-In Classes

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All drop-in classes use sliding-scale pricing.


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

Forest Yoga with Metro Parks Tacoma (monthly)


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. 


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Monthly on Sundays at 10:30 am


This is a Metro Parks Tacoma class taught by Team Yoga Wild. Sign up at metroparkstacoma.org



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

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.




Nature Yoga with Metro Parks Tacoma


This is a Metro Parks Tacoma class taught by Casey of Yoga Wild at the Tacoma Nature Center.


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.




Parents' Night Out (Monthly Drop-Off)


Parents, enjoy a night out! Two members of #TeamYW will entertain your little ones with games, crafts, activities, and (of course!) kids yoga. Drop off for as much or as little of the 3 hours that you need.


+This is a 3-hour event with flat-rate pricing: $25 for the first child, $10 per sibling

+For kids ages 2-10. Older siblings welcome, but activities will be geared to younger age groups.

+No diapers, comfortable with the potty. 

+Snacks and drinks are welcome but no nuts.+No electronic devices.




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.


3-Week Series

1/8 | Yoga + Anatomy Series: Pelvic Floor Edition (SOLD OUT)


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

Led by Mandi Jo Murtaugh


The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that are essential to our everyday wellness, yet they are a mystery to most. When they are out of balance, issues like urinary leakage, bowel issues, and pelvic pain can occur and limit participation in the joys of life. Many don’t talk about these issues, and have learned to live with it because they believe they are “normal”.



This three-week series is for novice and seasoned yoga practitioners and instructors alike. We will cover the anatomy of the pelvic floor and related joints, and the role of the muscles as they relate to bowel and bladder control, core stability, and sexual health. We’ll also touch on ways to increase awareness of the pelvic floor in your personal asana practice, and how to cue your students as you are leading a class or refine your poses while taking a class.


Objectives

+Review the anatomy of the pelvic floor muscles and pelvic bowl

+Discuss the effects of the pelvic floor on the sacroiliac joints and lumbar spine, as well as its role in core stability

+Learn why a balanced pelvic floor is necessary for optimal function, and why “kegels” are not all there is to the pelvic floor

+Specify asana focused on both strengthening AND lengthening the pelvic floor

+Understand the role of the pelvic floor in bladder, bowel, and sexual health

+Gain simple verbal cues for pelvic floor awareness during your personal yoga practice or teaching a class


Class Includes

+Clinical discussion on pelvic floor anatomy & function

+Movement practice focused on pelvic floor engagement, strengthening, and release/relaxation

+Meditation for increased awareness of the pelvic floor & it's energetic and emotional qualities

1/6 | Introduction to Yoga: A Three-Week Series


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 extras to borrow)

+Any props you'd like

+Water

+Notebook/journal

+Pen/pencil

2/5 | Yoga for Homeschoolers: A Three-Week Series


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. 



6-Week Series

1/12 | Sacred Circle: A Womxn's Series


Sundays from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Tera Bucasas  


Explore the magic, movement, and mindfulness of the moon cycle and connect with mother nature in a circle of womxn. Community between womxn is an essential part of healing and of rebellion. In a world where we have been taught to be enemies, it's powerful to relearn trust and connection to ourselves and one another.


Although mostly discussion and lecture, a small amount of time each week will include yoga that is based on the phase of the moon, more restorative or slightly more active. Postures will be presented for all levels of ability and/or mobility.



This series is for all self-identifying womxn. Womxn: A spelling of "women" that is a more inclusive, progressive term that not only sheds light on the prejudice, discrimination, and institutional barriers womxn have faced, but to also show that womxn are not the extension of men, but their own free and separate entities. More intersectional than womyn because it includes trans-women and women of color.


This is a closed circle, which means once we start in January, no one else will be allowed to join. It also means that once you commit to the circle you commit to being at every session. Please let us know in advance if you'll miss a class. 


Objectives

+Discuss the effects, powers and symbolism the moon phases bring us

+Each week will include reflection, sharing, activity or ritual, movement and meditation

+Take time to step outside of ordinary life to listen and attune to your deepest, most authentic self. 


Class Includes

+Lecture Journaling

+Opportunities to share (not required)

+10-15 minutes of movement


What to Bring

+Mat (we have extras to borrow)

+Any props you'd like

+Water

+Notebook/journal

+Pen/pencil

2/17 | Yamas + Niyamas: A Six-Week Series


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

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


Most people arrive on their yoga mat for the benefit a physical practice, to find relief for their sore, tight, and stressed bodies. In other words, they "do" yoga. What does it mean to "live" yoga, to take lessons off the mat and into real life, to tend to our stressed hearts and minds, rather than solely move our bodies?


Join Alison for a six-week dive into the philosophies that form the foundation of a well-rounded yoga practice, the Yamas and the Niyamas. With gentle movement, readings from Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, discussion, and time for reflection and meditation, we'll maybe move less, but explore more. 


All humans welcome — bring your journals and pen. Expect some outdoor time and maybe even some playful homework. 


Objectives

+Explore the first two limbs of Patanjali's 8 Limbs of Yoga, the 5 Yamas and the 5 Niyamas, through gentle movement and meditation.

+Learn ways to take yoga off the mat and into real life, to create stronger connection with self and community.

+Deepen your yoga practice through exploration of the totality of yoga can offer.


Class Includes

+Gentle movement, breathwork, and community

+Discussion and time for self-reflection, out in nature (weather permitting)

2/19 | Moon Cycle: A Six-Week Series


Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Dr. Mandi Murtaugh, a physical therapist, pelvic health specialist, and moon-follower 


Have you ever noticed that a menstrual cycle is typically the same length as the moon cycle? Whether you menstruate or not, you may notice that your energy changes during the course of this cycle, just like the visible moon. How can you harness this energy and use it to your advantage in your personal and professional life? This series will explore the connection between your body and the moon cycle, giving you tools to do less while still keeping up with your busy life. 



Objectives

+Discuss the menstrual cycle and how it correlates with the cycles of the moon.

+Observe changes within your own physical, emotional, and energetic body throughout the six weeks of the series.

+Honor the moon cycle with postures (asana) and practices (pranayama, meditation) that honor both the waxing and waning energy in our cycles.


Class Includes

+Education about the phases of the menstrual cycle and fertility

+Gentle asana honoring the lunar energy of the evening

+Discussion about cyclical living in relation to creativity, productivity, and work

+This series is for any self-identifying womxn age 16+


What to Bring

+Mat

+Journal (Moon Journal if you have one!)

+Pen

Workshops

Listen & Lead: A podcast club and skill-building gathering for yoga teachers (monthly)


Sign up for any dates you'd like. Each date is a stand-alone workshop. One is not a prerequisite for the next.


Sundays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Facilitated by Team Yoga Wild


The intention of this two-hour monthly gathering is to grow effective allies and leaders in the yoga community on and off the mat. The first hour will be spent discussing a podcast that is required listening before the gathering. The last hour will focus on a specific skill for teaching yoga classes.



Sundays in downtown Tacoma are quiet, which is great for discussion (and free parking) but less great for finding coffee or snacks. Please bring anything you need with you. Food and drinks allowed.


January

Yoga is Dead Podcast: Episode 3, Gurus Killed Yoga with Guest Speaker Kelly Jo Webster from Knead Massage Therapy.

Skill Focus: hands-on and verbal assists for a yoga class


Portion of profits will be used to patron Yoga is Dead podcast. 

2/15 | Steeping Presence: Mindful Movement + Tea Ceremony


Saturday from 3:00-5:00 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Maggie White


In this 2-hr workshop, enjoy a mindful yoga practice followed by sitting for a tea ceremony poured from the heart.


Individually, these practices aim to reflect a student's inner sacred and natural presence to awaken their senses, mind, and heart. Together, these practices welcome each guest to the treasured occasion of a deep breath and warm tea.


+mindful slow movement 

+connective breathing practices that promote relaxation and centering 

+explore our connection to nature and the elements in daily life 

+silence within community 

+organic tea service


3/14 | Skill in Action with Michelle C. Johnson


Saturday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm + 1:00-4:00 pm at the Yoga Wild Studio

Led by Michelle C. Johnson


This workshop will be divided into two parts. You may sign up for either part separately, or attend the whole day.


Sliding-Scale Price (pay what you can)

ALL DAY: $120, $100 or $80

PART 1: $60, $50 or $40

PART 2: $60, $50 or $40



Michelle C. Johnson is an author, yoga teacher, social justice activist, licensed clinical social worker and Dismantling Racism trainer. She approaches her life and work from a place of empowerment, embodiment, and integration. With a deep understanding of trauma and the impact that it has on the mind, body, spirit, and heart, much of her work focuses on helping people better understand how power and privilege operate in their life. She explores how privilege, power, and oppression affect the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual and energy body.


Skill in Action: Yoga + Social Justice

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Social justice and creating change is at the heart of the practice of yoga. Through the practice of yoga, we are invited to experience personal transformation that at best will allow us to be more effective in creating change in the world for the greater good. We are in a time in a world where we need to turn towards one another to create collective change. One way that white supremacy operates is to cause us to distance ourselves and others. This furthers cultural isolation and allows white supremacy to thrive by it’s most effective strategy-divide and conquer.


In this session, space will be created for you to explore the principles of yoga and the principles of justice to inspire you to use your practice of yoga to create a just world for yourself and all beings. We will explore power and privilege, oppression and identity, suffering and liberation and loving-kindness. Participants will use the tools of asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation; teachings from the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras; discussion and individual reflection to delve deeper into the interplay of yoga and social justice.


This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion.


Skill in Action Yoga: Practice + Action

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Join Michelle C. Johnson as she hosts this three-hour workshop designed to explore our actions and reactions, not only individually but collectively. Through this exploration, we can harness our power so that we may take action and create social change. Through the practice of yoga, pranayama, and meditation we will connect with our inner fire, agni, to gain clarity about our actions and their alignment with our higher purpose all in-service of our collective humanity. You will leave this workshop with a deeper connection to self, your community, and all beings. 


This all-levels yoga workshop will include a dharma talk, meditation, asana, and discussion. 


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.


WAITLIST POLICY


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 won't be charged until you're moved onto the class roster.