- Oct 11 - Vipassana Meditation (free, unguided meditation) Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm.
- Oct 13 - Second Fridays: Guided Meditation class with Jane from 7:00-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- Oct 15 - NEW Gentle Yoga Class Gentle Yoga with Nora, Sundays 5:30-6:30pm.
- Oct 16 - NEW Tai Chi for Balance Class Tai Chi for Balance with Nora Mondays 5:00-6:00pm.
- Oct 18 - Vipassana Meditation (free, unguided meditation) Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm.
- Oct 20 - Third Fridays: Drum Circle with Kliff from 7:00-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- Oct 25 - Vipassana Meditation (free, unguided meditation) Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm.
- Oct 27 - Fourth Fridays: Inner Odyssey class with Greg from 7:00-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- Oct 31 - Halloween! Restorative Yoga at 8pm is canceled. All other classes are on as usual.
- Nov 1 - Vipassana Meditation (free, unguided meditation) Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm.
- Nov 3 - First Fridays: Dance Journeys with Sarah from 7:00-8:30pm. Please register in advance.
- Nov 8 - Vipassana Meditation (free, unguided meditation) Wednesdays 7:45-8:45pm.
- Nov 10 - Second Fridays: Guided Meditation class with Tenaya from 7:00-8:00pm. Please register in advance.
- Nov 12 - Second Sundays: Reiki Circle 2:00-4:00pm with Bhrigha
We have two new classes starting October 1! Both classes will be taught by our newest instructor, Nora.
Tai Chi for Balance is a new, on-going Tai Chi class held on Mondays at 5:00pm. Tai Chi coordinates breathing with gentle movement to improve the flow of energy throughout the entire body. This gentle exercise form is particularly good for improving balance and proprioception (knowing where your body parts are relative to your body!).
Gentle Yoga - Sundays at 5:30pm. We've also brought back the popular Sunday 5:30pm time slot for Gentle Yoga. This class is the perfect way to wind down your weekend and get centered for the new week. It's also a great way to get your body moving gently before the Loving Kindness Mediation class at 7:00pm.
We're delighted to announce the addition of our newest massage therapist, Eddie. Eddie will be available most afternoons and evenings, including weekends. He specializes in injuries and sports, but also covers a broad range of relaxing treatments styles, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Active Isolated Stretching, and Lomi Lomi.
Here's some additional information from Eddie:
It gives me a tremendous amount of joy to help others get relief from maladies such as chronic pain, tension headaches, lower back pain, muscle strains or injury, and post-surgery recovery. But I equally enjoy helping others to simply relax, check out, and release that pent up stress we all tend to accumulate. I provide a gentle touch with medium pressure which I tune to the response of individual muscles, because appropriate deep tissue therapy is most effective when the body *relaxes*. I respectfully factor emotional aspects into my work, and I adapt each session to the specific needs of my client.
Click here to read the rest of Eddie's full bio.
Held every Wednesday, 7:45-8:45 pm
Cost: No charge. Admittance is FREE for this NON-GUIDED meditation.
Like our guided Metta Meditation class on Sunday evenings, this class is offered as a gift to the community, both from Breathe and from the instructor. There is no charge for this class, and the instructor does not receive compensation.
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was taught in India more than 2500 years ago as a universal remedy for universal ills, an Art of Living.
Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.
The operation of one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.
For more information on Vipassana Meditation click here: Northwest Vipassana Center.
What to Expect: During this hour-long session, individuals will sit quietly, focusing on their own experience independently. There will be no instruction nor guided meditation. This is an opportunity for you to come and sit in a group in the way that you meditate.
Recommended: We recommend supplementing your meditation practice with regular yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, walking or cardio classes, because it is quite difficult to calm the mind when the body hurts or is in physical discomfort.
Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low
Held every 3rd Friday, 7:00-8:00 pm
Cost: You can use any Breathe yoga/class pass to attend this session.
You must register in advance. No prior experience is required.
Like human beings, different drums have different voices.
Come join us as we blend different voices in harmony.
Drumming has the ability to put us in touch with our own natural rhythms, the rhythms of the earth, and the rhythms of the people we choose to drum with.
Taking part in a drumming circle relaxes as well as energizes body and mind, while attuning us to energy we may not be aware of. The rhythmic beating of a drum can move us into new realms of consciousness. There is no right or wrong way to drum, and everyone has the innate ability to create rhythm. When you drum with intention, you'll discover the rhythms that move you.
Level = All
Intensity/Exertion = Low
Join us for our series of rotating Friday night classes at 7:00pm.
Each class is a stand-alone class (no need to commit to a series), and you can use your regular Breathe class pass for each. We do require that you sign up in advance, so that the instructor doesn't have to deal with payments on Friday night. This will help reduce chaos, but also allow us to feature some guest instructors.
Come check out this fun new series and let us know what you think!