Yin Yoga

This class is taught by:

Richard Grace

RYT 200
Richard Grace has been teaching yoga since 2012. He is a classical pianist and organist, and began his practice of meditation while studying music in graduate school. Eventually he found yoga, and since becoming a teacher of yoga, has worked to incorporate his love of meditation, music, chanting, and sound healing into his classes. He gives a variety of workshops that incorporate Alchemical Crystal Singing Bowls. Richard is passionate about helping other teachers, and works with local yoga teacher training programs in the areas of meditation, chanting, chakras, music sequencing, and energetic body attunement through sound.

Richard also operates a full-time piano teaching studio in Bellevue, and is a long time church musician. Before moving to the Northwest, he was on the piano faculties at the University of Oklahoma and the State University of New York in Potsdam, where he worked with music education majors and taught piano pedagogy.

Heather Helfrich

RYT 500

After many years of practicing Bikram, Power and Hatha Yoga, Heather had a calling to deepen her practice and the yearning to learn more about yoga. Heather completed her first 200HR training with Jared McCann at Lighthouse Yoga School in Brooklyn, NY. Diving into teaching once she returned home to WA, she still wanted to learn more. Her additional trainings include Yin Yoga 50HR training with Pamela Chang, 25 HR Kids Yoga Certification and intensive trainings from world renowned senior teachers Kino MacGregor (Ashtanga), Sri Dharma Mittra, Ana Forrest, Edward Clark (Tripsichore Advanced Vinyasa), Day Christensen (Ashtanga) and continuing workshops with Jared McCann.
Heather’s home practice includes Ashtanga, Yin Yoga and Meditation. Heather loves to share the healing and transformative power of yoga with all of her students through challenging and creative sequencing of postures, safe and proper alignment, pranayama breathing and meditation.

Jo Parsons

Practicing Bikram since 2002, Jo began to practice power yoga in 2004. After her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa class, she knew she had found something life changing. That began her journey of finding and standing in her own power, and ultimately to teaching others that they can do the same! Yoga ERYT 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified, she’s been teaching since 2006. Her understanding of Hot Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga in both on how to teach them and how to make adjustments has depth that only the precious currency of time can buy. Jo's ability to connect with her students and understand their suffering, and their triumphs (emotional, physical, and spiritual) is as unique as she is. Jo always stands in her truth and encourages those who take her classes to do the same. She is a bright, shining light, and has been described as authentic, wise, funny, encouraging, and most of all loving. Having completed teacher trainings with Baron Baptiste, and an extensive hands-on assisting program with Lisa Black (TAP), Jo is also inspired by Gregor Singleton, Patrick Grey, Bernie Clark, Shiva Rea, and Bryan Kest. She brings a richness and loving nurturing presence to any yoga environment and is excited to share her love of yoga with all of you!
Yin Yoga is a practice designed help you find stillness in both the body and mind, as it increases flexibility and restores balance. This class will have you on the floor most of the time. It is a deep practice where postures are held for 2-6 minutes. Yin Yoga works the deep connective tissues of the body - the tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and fascia. This practice is especially restorative for the joints and muscles and will open and release areas in need of more flexibility. Yin Yoga is the perfect complement to your Vinyasa practice.

Due to the quiet nature of this class, late arrivals will not be granted studio access. Early arrival is strongly encouraged. Please allow extra time for parking and registration to ensure you arrive on time. Thank you.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Dec 13 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Richard Grace
  • Fri Dec 14 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Dec 16 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Mon Dec 17 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Tue Dec 18 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Thu Dec 20 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Richard Grace
  • Fri Dec 21 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Dec 23 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Dec 27 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Richard Grace
  • Sun Dec 30 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Thu Jan 03 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Richard Grace
  • Fri Jan 04 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Jan 06 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Mon Jan 07 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Tue Jan 08 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm with Heather Helfrich