Mindful Yoga with Kat Allen in West Seattle
IMPORTANT UPDATE JULY 2017
The Center for Movement & Healing was sold as of July 1st, 2017, and Kat’s classes were immediately discontinued. This has been a shock for my yoga students, and I apologize for any disappointment, while I try to find a new place to teach. In the meantime, we will have a final Yoga Event to bring our time at CMH to a close (see below).
There is some good news: beginning January 2018, Kat will be teaching small Mindful Yoga classes at her studio, the Four Aims Center. Please check back for more information, or get on the email newsletter mailing list!
Yoga, New Moon Healing Meditation and Potluck
Sunday, July 23rd, 5-8 pm
Center for Movement & Healing
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 asana practices that specifically aid the nervous system and energy centers–such an important component for de-stressing and renewing vital energy.
Kat began teaching yoga in 1987 and helped shape the evolution of Seattle yoga over the past three 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 Seattle’s singing yoga teacher!)
Find out more information about CMH classes here
Drop-ins welcome for 4 classes