Yoga and Movement Classes

Sundays 7:00-8:00pm

This class is offered free to the community as a gift from the instructor, Chris, and from Breathe.

Metta meditation is a form of guided meditation which cultivates loving kindness first towards the self, then towards those close to us, then out further to those who cause us difficulty and finally to all sentient beings. While Loving Kindness meditation began as a Buddhist practice (and continues to be a popular form), it is fundamentally non-denominational, and is appropriate for anyone wishing to add compassionate mindfulness to their spiritual development.

This class will center on Loving Kindness practice but will also include some other forms of meditation. There will be a small number of cushions, mats or chairs available, but many people like to bring their own cushion or blanket to ensure their comfort.

We recommend a regular practice of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qigong, walking or cardio classes. These forms of exercise can ease physical discomfort, which can make it difficult to calm the mind during meditation. Interesting fact: the physical practice of yoga (asana) was specifically created to prepare the body for meditation. 

All Levels Class (for everyone!)

Student Guidelines

Our doors open 15 minutes before each class. Please arrive at least 5 minutes early so that you have ample time to settle in and relax before class begins. For your first class at Breathe, please arrive at least 10 minutes early as we will have a short waiver for you to read and sign prior to class.

Please remove your shoes upon entering the yoga room (symbolic of leaving your troubles at the door) and bring clean, bare feet to your practice time. Wearing socks is optional, but please remove them during standing poses for safety.

Many students prefer to have their own mat, but we do have community mats in our studio that you're welcome to use. Please wipe down mats with provided cleaner and cloth after each use. (Note: We have mats and other yoga accessories available for purchase!)

Feel free to wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move and stretch without restriction, such as yoga or sweat pants and t-shirts or tank tops.

Some students are very scent-sensitive; therefore, we ask that you kindly not wear perfume, cologne or heavy scents in class.

You may want to avoid eating anything except a light snack/meal for about one hour prior to your class.

You may also want to bring a water bottle into the classroom (we have fresh well water available in our lobby!)

Consideration: Please help us provide a calm and stress-less environment for our community by leaving cell phones in your vehicle or at least by turning off your phone prior to class.

We can't wait to meet you and practice with you! Please call us at 360.604.1226 if you have any questions!



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Breathe Yoga and Massage
17030 SE 1st Street, Suite 102
Vancouver, WA 98684

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