Yoga Classes

Unless noted as a "Session", you may "walk-in" or attend any class by "pass" without pre-registering.

Level of challenge:
*         Easy, gentle, beginner's level
**       Moderately challenging, beginner based
***     Intermediate level, prior yoga experience recommended
****   Physically challenging, targets muscular and cardiovascular endurance, refinement of inversions, arm

           balances and other advanced asana

Questions?   Please contact staff by email, as noted after class description. Payments endorsed to instructor.  You may also leave a voice message at 509.939.3726, messages retrieved evenings.


About

Yin Yoga and  Yawn  


Yin Yoga works on the Yin tissues, the web of connective tissue which is everywhere in our body. It lies within the inner layer of our skin, interpenetrates every bone, joint, organ, tissue and cell.   It allows our muscles and organs to smoothly slide upon each other. This continuous network is rich in sensory nerve endings providing us with the ability to feel our body as a whole.


Fascia is found throughout our body as a fiber and fluid based tri-dimensional web of connective tissue. When unrestricted, it allows our bones, muscles, organs, blood vessels and nerves to smoothly slide upon each other. This continuous fascial network is rich in innumerable sensory nerve endings providing us with the ability to feel our body as a whole.  

Yin Yoga poses are held between 3 to 5 minutes to allow the connective tissue to elongate and rehabilitate.
The practice involves extensive use of a variety of props, blankets, blocks, straps, and bolsters to name a few.  Yin Yoga calms the mind and the nervous system, which enables us to turn inward, "yin-ward", and to focus on the rhythm of the natural flow of the breath.   The Yin postures are offered another dimension of balance with Restorative, (ie the "Yawn") yoga postures allowing for an increase in vagal tone and support of the parasympathetic nervous system. 

These are "Ongoing classes" which may be attended by pass or walk-in.  All levels are welcome!


Difficulty: *

Mon 7:15p     rachael.rossbach@gmail.com

Restorative Yoga 

bi-monthly offering

A full 2 hour treat offered bi-monthly as a reminder to take time for ourselves, and simply focus on letting go and letting be. Restorative Yoga invites the body to relax and rest deeply through passive, supported postures, enhancing realms of our parasympathetic nervous systems. By offering your body and mind time to rest deeply in stillness, the breath acts as a soothing balm of present intention for the mind, supporting the body's innate wisdom toward healing.  Within this quiet, safe space, lies an opportunity to investigate habitual holding patterns in your body and release tension and fatigue. As you learn to observe the sensations of your body without identifying with them, this "non-doing" acts as a window to the core of your being.  Turning deeper inward, you begin to realize how external perceptions are biased by internal emotions and sensations. 
 
Supported postures are sustained for 5-10 minutes, invoking deepening states of relaxation as a portal to meditation.   Some Restorative offerings, are accompanied by a lovely sound baths, as created through the mesmerizing harmonics of Crystal Bowls or through electronic instrumentation and singing bowls.

Open to all, novice or experienced practitioners.

Difficulty: *

Pre-register:  rachael.rossbach@gmail.com


Sunday 3:00-5:00p  JUNE 30
$24 per person  Limited to 16 ​Classes usually fill...don't wait to pre-register!

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breathing balance into life

Ecstatic Dance Spokane Collective  

​​No dance experience is necessary, just the desire to move!  

1st & 3rd Sunday Morning Dance...doors open at 10:45a, closing circle called at 12:30p 

4th Saturday Evening Dance...doors open at 6:45p, closing circle called at 8:30p 


​WHAT IS ECSTATIC DANCE?  Ecstatic Dance means freeform dance guided by a live dj.  The EDS Collective and community intentionally creates a safe, respectful, joyful space that allows and encourages creativity, playfulness, and self-expression.  Whether you are looking for a spiritual experience, a great workout, community and connection, or some combination thereof, the choice is yours and the floor is open!  So long as participants do not violate another's personal space or boundaries, each person is free to move in whatever way they feel inspired and called.  In this container, magic happens! 


The following guidelines are to be honored by everyone before entering the dance floor:


  • Be clean. Your clean body, clean clothes, and no strong odors or scents will be appreciated by those who are                          sensitive to perfumes and essential oils.
  • Be clear-minded.  We dance free of the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Leave your shoes and phones off the floor.  Keep your valuables safe and hidden from view.


The following guidelines are to be honored by everyone after entering the dance floor:


  • Respecting personal boundaries requires conscious mindfulness. If you don't wish to engage with another dancer, bring your hands to your heart.
  • Contact a collective member immediately if you don't feel safe.
  • No talking on the dance floor. If you need to talk, take it outside the entry door.
  • Honor any request not to engage with another dancer. 
  • Move, mix, and mingle, or go inward, as you choose. Dance the way you feel.
  • Be mindful of your personal space while dancing.  Avoid accidental contact and collisions.
  • Bring an open heart and mind. Suspend your inner critic, both of yourself and others.
  • No photos or videos. Privacy, anonymity, and confidentiality are essential to a safe container.


Read more about your Ecstatic Dance Collective guides and dj’s on our instructor's page.

Difficulty: ** 

Ecstatic dance can be a strenuous activity that requires self-care and responsibility. Conscious attention to your own well-being keeps you safe and healthy.

Admission:  $10-20.  First time dancers may dance at no charge.

Clothing:  Comfortable clothing in which to sweat, should you desire.  Naked feet optional, otherwise dance shoes or slippers required in kindness to the floor.

Ages 16+ suggested , parental discretion honored.

The Ground Up, located in the entry of the Buddhio, is open for most Sunday dances, offering a creative selection of coffees, teas, Golden Milk and Smoothies!   Please, no drinks on the dance floor.​

Morning & Evening Flow
​After Newbies, then what?  For some, the skills acquired in Newbies I & II are the asana appetizers for moving forward into exploring other styles of Yoga or more challenging classes such as our "Flow" classes.  This class provides a 'bridge' from one side of the river to the other, much as we might move from 'calm' currents, into more challenging rapids. Here, you closely examine Sun Salutations A & B, to build strength and stamina in Flow sequences, yet be ever mindful of critical transitions and ways to modify alignment within your unique abilities.


These mindful morning practices, weave traditional and non-traditional Sun Salutations into creative sequencing.  Be ready to playfully explore a variety of asana excursions such as arm balances* and inversions*, balanced with the deeper, connective tissue release of Yin poses. Experience the calming effects of pranayama and mindfulness meditation, cultivating the power of presence and awareness.  

This class is an invitation to revitalize and deeply nourish. 

*gentle preparatory alternatives offered.


Difficulty: ** to ***

Tue 9:00a    thebuddhio@gmail.com

Thur 9:00a  thebuddhio@gmail.com

Yoga Therapy  by private appointment
Yoga therapy is a client-centered, comprehensive practice designed to support the body's natural ability to repair and find balance.  These private sessions are guided by an initial interview to assist in defining a client's therapeutic goals.  


A variety of techniques may be employed to address the physical body, including Thai Yoga Therapy methodologies, traditional yoga postures, and fully supported restorative postures.  By utilizing supportive props, the benefits of Yoga Therapy are accessible even to those recovering from injury or illness.  Emotional and spiritual realms of being are supported through breath work, meditation, and guided imagery.  These complement the physical aspects of supported postures, aiding to balance the body and ease the mind.

Shawn has completed Level I & II studies in Therapeutic Yoga with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal, through the White Lotus Foundation, Thai Yoga Therapy with Phoebe Diftler of Los Angeles, and has received certification as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).  Her 30 years as a provider of anesthesia brings a deep understanding of breath physiology and it's quieter subtleties. 

Sandy brings keen eyes honed by years as a Physical Therapist to her private Yoga Therapy clients.  Starting with the breath as a basic parameter and guide to movement, Sandy offers insight as to how yoga brings awareness to our activities of daily living, on and off our mats.  Sandy has also received certification as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).


JJ Morris competed a 300 hours Holistic Yoga Therapeutics training in Portland with Annie Adamson in 2017.  He enjoys working with clients toward discovering new ways of moving and understanding their body, as to experience a resurgence of energy and a lightness of spirit. 

Jutta completed a three year training (1994-96) as a Breath Therapist, at the respected Ilse-Middendorf Institute for the Perceptible Breath, in Berlin, Germany.   Perception of  the breath, as the very nucleus of life, weaves gracefully  through her yoga teachings and her gentle touch as a massage therapist.  It is through breathing, sensing, and centering, by which she supports an integration of body, mind, and spirit.  Jutta has also received certification as a Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT).  

Jutta will be on sabbatical until MAY 2019.

Appointments may be scheduled with our Yoga Therapists, Mon-Fri by email listed below, or contact form found at the bottom of the "class schedule" page.

Shawn Brow, CRNA, E-RYT500, C-IAYT  
thebuddhio@gmail.com

Sandy Nolting, Physical Therapist, E-RYT200, C-IAYT 
sandynolting@gmail.com 


JJ Morris, E-RYT500, Holistic Yoga Therapeutics™ 
jjtwister@icloud.com


Jutta Henrici, PT, LMP, RYT200, C-IAYT
juttahenrici@msn.com  ​

​​​Yoga Newbies I,  I/II, Beyond Newbies
4 week SESSION $52  (No THUR JULY 4 class)

Pre-register with instructor to reserve a place in class    

JUNE 2- JULY 6, Repeats JULY 7- AUG 10 5 wk $65


Yoga Newbies I is a comfortably paced introductory class for those new to yoga.   Sessions run 5 weeks, and include 

an introduction to yoga philosophy, fundamentals of basic standing, seated, restorative poses, and introductory back strengthening and hip openers.  


Newbies I/II progress as a review and refinement of Newbies I, and continues exploration of asana (poses) and yoga philosophy.  Teaching methods focus on strength and flexibility, emphasizing principles of alignment, breathing, body-specific modifications, and use of props.  Beyond Newbies is offered as the final session after Yoga Newbies I/II, to help you further refine your understanding of asana and philosophy with more mat hours.


As you move forward, you may choose to study with one teacher or several.  Each of our instructors bring their own creative teachings to the mat for these entry level classes, offering you a well rounded eclectic learning experience.  While it is recommended for those with no yoga experience to begin with Newbies I, if schedules do not allow, many will be equally comfortable beginning with our Newbies I/II class.  


Difficulty:  Newbies I *     Newbies I/II **   (see FRI Before Newbies 11:15a or a gentler option)

                 

Tues 5:45p       farmer.timmy@gmail.com

Thur 11:15a     thebuddhio@gmail.com RETURNS IN SEPT!

Thur 7:15p       farmertimmy@gmail.com     

Sat 10:30a        edithorozco@gmail.com  RETURNS IN SEPT!  

$7 Community Morning Flow
'Vinyasa', or to 'place in a special way', is a linking or continual flow of asana (postures) arising from the Sun and Moon Salutations.  Initiated and tethered by the breath, this style becomes a moving form of meditation, strengthening our response and connection to life's 'present moments'.  Drawing from several yoga traditions and creative intuition, this class is well suited for those with prior yoga experience seeking a moderate cardiovascular challenge, and deepening studies of inversions, back bending and arm balances. 


Difficulty: *** to ****
Sun 9:00a  $7 community class!  rotation of staff    thebuddhio@gmail.com

Yoga Mix 
Suited for all levels and abilities incorporating beginning to intermediate skills of basic pose structure, basic/modified Sun Salutations, beginning pranayama, preparatory arm balances, and inversions. Alternative pose modifications offered to accommodate individual abilities and needs.  Yoga Mix is a fine alternative if you are unable to find a Yoga Newbies class at a time your desire. 

Afternoon Unwind will include an all levels asana (pose) segment and skills of toward growing a meditation practice.

These are "Ongoing classes", which may be attended by pass or walk-in, taught by Shawn, Sandy, Nina and Tim.

Difficulty: * to **
Mon   9:30a                              thebuddhio@gmail.com

Mon   5:45p                             rachael.rossbach@gmail.com

Tues   3:45p                             thebuddhio@gmail.com

Thur   5:45p                             farmer.timmy@gmail.com  

Fri       9:30a                             sandynolting@gmail.com                 
Sat      9:00a                             cmoniquehudson@gmail.com 

I have been attending Shawn's classes over a 10 year period. Her ability to explain Yoga in the context of Yoga history, and physiology in a meaningful way makes her classes more than just another physical exercise experience. And, yet; her quirky humor makes us not take ourselves too seriously as we examine our own abilities to follow her lead. I always look forward to her workshops, and sessions because I always get something useful to add to my practice.


-Steve

Prenatal Yoga  Taking requests for PRENATAL . Available class times WED or TH 345p SAT 12p

Currently No Prenatal Session.

A safe, gentle, breath-centered practice for those beginning their second trimester of pregnancy, with pose modifications as gestational weeks require.  This class will explore basic yoga postures, breath and relaxation techniques, helping  reduce common discomforts of pregnancy.  You will also learn the art of Kegel exercises which strengthen the pelvic floor in preparation for childbirth and postpartum.  Classes emphasize connection with your 'new life' through work with the breath, and supporting your body, mind, and spirit. 


Our prenatal classes are designed to support your journey from early pregnancy through delivery within a kula, Sanskrit for community.   Join our practice and find a peaceful sanctuary within our prenatal kula.  Meet and bond with other women on this special journey toward motherhood. 


​​​Difficulty: *

Dance

$7 Community Evening Flow Eve flow class ended APR 24, making more time for new Therapeutic Workshops!

Flow may return in SEPT...interested? Let us know!!!


After Newbies, then what?  For some, the skills acquired in Newbies I & II are the asana appetizers for moving forward into exploring other styles of Yoga or more challenging classes such as our "Flow" classes.  This class provides a 'bridge' from one side of the river to the other, much as we might move from 'calm' currents, into more challenging rapids. Here, you closely examine Sun Salutations A & B, to build strength and stamina in Flow sequences, yet be ever mindful of critical transitions and ways to modify alignment within your unique abilities.
This class is suited for beginners and experienced students, wishing to deepen their exploration of Vinyasa style yoga, and at $7, a great way to s t r e t c h your yoga dollar!   (exact fee appreciated)


Difficulty: ** to***    
Wed 5:45p   $7 community class! ​rotation of staff   thebuddhio@gmail.com

Therapeutic Yoga Workshops

​​Introduction to Pranayama

SAT afternoon JULY 13 1:30-3:30p

with Shawn Brow, C-IAYT

Pre-register to reserve a place in class

This afternoon workshop will explore the basics of breath physiology, common health conditions affecting the breath and an introduction to several pranayama breathing practices to integrate and support your yoga practice.  We will explore various techniques in seated and supine postures.
Shawn brings a keen awareness to her teachings as an anesthetist (CRNA) and a Yoga Therapist, certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists. (C-IAYT)
If you can breathe, you are ready for this class!  


Difficulty: *

SAT 1:30p      thebuddhio@gmail.com  

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Meditation

Est 2 0 0 6​


Yoga Holistic Therapeutic Yoga TM
Pre-register with instructor to reserve a place in class
NEW! 5 week SESSION $65 

JUNE 2- JULY 6, Repeats JULY 7- AUG 10


Join JJ, as you enhance your wellbeing in this proactive healing class for every body (not just people with injuries). Even the healthiest bodies are perpetually in a process of repair. Invite rehabilitation into your daily life through movement, posture, and mindful self-perception. This class integrates yogic wisdom with western medical and psychological knowledge. Take a more active role in your self care.


Difficulty *

WED 9:30a jjtwister@gmail.com

theBuddhio​​

From our Community


We felt cared for when Shawn and Sandy took time to adjust us as needed and provide individual coaching in order for us to maximize our experience. Now we know what you mean by Yoga Therapy services!

It was so enriching and therapeutic for us, especially as social services workers who are stressed out and hold our tension in our bodies...

especially in our arms and shoulders apparently….

so tight!

-Heidi

Yoga Open Heart, Open Hips

Summer Special 2 week Session $30

WED evenings 5:45-7:00p

with Rachael Rossbach, RYT200

JUNE 19 & 26


This series will guide students on an exploration of deep hip and heart openers, designed to relieve tension and bring movement and mobility to the body.  Each class will be devoted to softening, warming and igniting the layers of muscle, tendon, and fascia surrounding the hips and spine. With a focus on long holds, slow flow and gentle backbends, class will end with restorative poses, a gentle guided meditation and Sound Bath immersion.

This class is open to all levels and body types. Props will be provided and queued to help support and deepen each individuals practice.


Pre-registration & fees guarantee space in class:  rachael.rossbach@gmail.com

Before Newbies (instructor approval requested)

5 week SESSION $65  

Pre-register with instructor to reserve a place in class          

JULY 12-AUG 9


A gentle entry class for those with movement challenges or other health concerns, as a preparatory class for "Yoga Newbies I".  In "Before Newbies", Shawn and Sandy will gently prepare you for this transition through body and breath awareness, and posture modifications.  Please email us to determine if this class is a good fit for you.   A private appointment with either Shawn or Sandy, is also encouraged as a way to help guide your choice in selecting a class.

Before Newbies    Difficulty:  * 

Fri 11:15a          sand_rak@hotmail.com  

Energy Circles help you move through life in alignment with your vision. They are a way to reflect on your life and the world and focus collective attention on the vision you hold and to energize it. This is a wonderful way to build community and to get support in your life and work.
Optional to bring a light snack for a little socializing afterwards. There will be ginger tea.
Suggested donation $5-$20, no one turned away due to lack of funds.


JULY 7   4:00-5:30p (2ND & 4TH SUN'S)

Intro to Applied Meditation

NEW!  4 week SUNDAY SESSION $52

JUNE 9-30 5:45-7p  
Pre-register with instructor to reserve a place in class.


This introductory 4 week Session will explore the three aspects of applied meditation- the active imagination, the receptive imagination, and the witness. You’ll be led through a process to engage all three to tap into your creative and restorative center; a place of joy, openness, and new possibilities.  As you learn how to work with your active and receptive imaginations and your internal witness, the practice can help you open to change and deep healing on multiple levels, ultimately helping you engage with life and it’s challenges with more calm, grace, purpose, and honesty.


​​​Difficulty: *
​SUN 5:45p  williamaal@gmail.com


Bill Aal Co-author of Practical Meditation for Busy Souls
An advocate and organizer for social justice, Bill is as well a teacher of Applied Meditation.  Applied Meditation works with intuition, imagination and mindfulness to support people to heal themselves and the world. Bill is a co -founder of Tools for Change which provides consulting, facilitation, mediation and training.  We help individuals and organizations address issues of power, embrace cultural diversity and tap into intuitive and creative resources. Our approach weaves together deep reflection, sharing stories and heartfelt dialog that inspires generosity of spirit and collective genius.