Mindful Yoga with Kat Allen in West Seattle
Every other Tuesday 5:30-7:00 pm
Mindful Yoga with Kat Allen in West Seattle offers an integrative yogic experience in “somatic spirituality.” In this accessible, mindfulness-based class for all levels, students are encouraged to meet themselves in the friendliest way possible, as we utilize various practice tools known as the Eight Limbs of Yoga. These include movement and postures, breath awareness, clearing and energy practices, visualization and meditation. In addition, Kat specializes in Restorative (“yin yoga”) practices that specifically aid the nervous system and energy centers–such an important component for renewing vital energy.
Kat began teaching yoga in 1987 and helped shape the evolution of Seattle yoga over two decades through her presence at the Center for Yoga, Community Yoga Circle, and her own studios, Kaya Yoga in Columbia City (now Lotus Yoga), and the Four Aims Center. In terms of training, Kat has three certifications in yoga: Iyengar, Sivananda and Viniyoga, and has studied for decades in expemplary lineages…One comes from 9th century southern India–the yoga of T. Krishnamacharya–and focuses on the individual application of all the tools of yoga, the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, and proper instruction in the intonation of Vedic mantra and invocation. Kat presently studies Vajrayana Buddhism under the direct guidance of her teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche, an incarnate lama the Tibetan Kagyu and Ngingma traditions, and she includes some Buddhist teaching into her classes. She also interweaves bhajans–beautiful devotional songs from India–and chanting throughout her classes. (Back in the 90’s, Kat was known as Seattlele’s singing yoga teacher!)
She is delighted to be a part of the Center for Movement and Healing in West Seattle. Her focus in teaching is to support each student’s process as they explore those very important themes: to center, move and heal, as well as to approach one’s emotional and spiritual edges with compassion. Beginners will find classes accessible and nourishing, while experienced students will be challenged in refining their awareness and practicing in a clear, integrated way.
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00 pm
Winter 2017 Schedule: Every other Tuesday:
January 3, 17, 31, February 14, 28, March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 23
Center for Movement & Healing | 7901 35th Ave SW, 2nd Fl, in West Seattle, WA 98126
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Drop-ins welcome $20; $75 for 4 classes