To be good or authentic? To build for tomorrow or dig into today? To save for a perfect future or to fuel a flawed but loving present? Just what is the nature of our work once awake? ~ ~Mark Nepo
Welcome to South Perry Yoga at the BUDDHIO TM, a collective movement arts & events studio. Our mission lies in supporting the wholeness of community through honoring the unique journey of each individual. Whether a novice or seasoned practitioner, there is always room for growth. Our intention lies in fostering your strengths and exploring your potential as you build a strong, yet resilient foundation upon which to navigate the waters of life experience.
Our friendly staff brings a broad knowledge base to their teachings, having completed 200-500 hours of training in accordance with Yoga Alliance standards. (Read more by clicking the tab above entitled "instructors".) Many have studied with teachers certified in the Iyengar and Anusara traditions of Hatha Yoga, providing sound teaching principles of safe structural alignment and modifications for the 'Yoga Newbie' and beyond. Our dynamic classes bring a breath of eclectic creativity from a variety of yoga styles and movement arts, while deep rest, renewal and healing are supported through gentler offerings including Restorative, Yin, i-Rest Yoga NidraRand guided meditation. Details regarding classes may be found by clicking the "class descriptions" tab above.
Therapeutic Yoga & Thai Yoga Therapy sessions are available with board certified health professionals, bringing an integration of medical training to their yoga care plans. Since 2013, UW Medicine has partnered with South Perry Yoga as a non-clinical selective site for 1st & 2nd year medical students to further understanding of yoga as a personal wellness strategy and therapeutic modality. We welcome inquiries regarding CEU supported medical conference presentations and corporate wellness programs.
You will also find onsite Therapeutic Massage with Shawna Jones, LMP, of Agility Massage, which can easily be arranged through her website agilitymassage.com The BUDDHIO is also home to BIJA Organic Juicery & Kombucha Bar, offering a healthy array of fresh squeezed juices, teas, Kombucha and smoothies, to help support a healthy lifestyle.
By whatever circumstance you found us, we are happy you did, and honored to a part of your journey!
Directions Our studio home, fondly known as the BUDDHIO TM, is located at 9th & Perry nestled amid the vibrant, tree line streets of the historic and vibrant South Perry District.
Heading west: I-90 exit 2nd avenue, turn left on Arthur, left on Newark which becomes Perry St. You may also take the Altamont exit, and head south, winding up the hill to Perry Steet. The BUDDHIO is on the east side of Perry, directly across from the Shop & Title Nine.
Heading east: I-90 exit at Division St, continue east along 4th Ave approximately 1 mile then turn right on Arthur, and follow the directions as above to 9th/10th and Perry.
There is plenty of free, well lit street parking and a large parking area at 10th & Perry next to Grant Park and Title Nine.
Questions? Mats, props, and changing facilities are available, although we encourage you to bring along your own mat. We also offer a variety of Manduka Mats, props and BUDDHIO TM t-shirts for purchase.
Dress in clothing which allows some stretch and ease of movement. Shoes and personal belongings may be stored in visibly secure areas within the studio.
Our studio is a comfortable 70-72F~ a bit warmer in the summer, and for our Vinyasa Flow classes.
Please arrive 10 minutes early, with a 'not-so-full stomach' and an open, curious mind. We ask that you complete a brief, confidential waiver which alerts our teachers to any specific health concerns.
If you are late, we respectfully ask that you wait in the entry until we have finished our opening meditation.
After class, we invite you to explore the bustling South Perry neighborhood and businesses, or enjoy a stroll through beautiful Grant park. It's one-stop shopping, with something for everyone!