Yin Yoga


This class is taught by:

Heather Helfrich

RYT 200
 
 

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.

Mei Ling Ellis

RYT 200
 
 
Mei Ling sees yoga as a powerful tool to help calm the body and mind, which can provide clarity and reduce stress--something that is often needed in today’s fast paced world. Mei Ling is trained in a flowing, devotional, and classical form of Hatha yoga, with additional training in Restorative yoga and mindfulness. She believes in the inherent strengths and skills in all students, and appreciates the uniqueness of every ability, body, and culture. Her teaching style is grounding, and supports students to move mindfully between the push and pull of life by honoring themselves and deepening the connection to their inner voice. Her personal practice consists of Ashtanga, Yin, and Restorative yoga; including meditation. In addition to teaching yoga, Mei Ling is an applied researcher, clinician, and rock climber.

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 that is designed help you find stillness in both the body and mind as it increases flexibility. It is a deep practice where poses are held for longer periods of time. 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 is a great compliment to faster moving practices like power vinyasa.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Aug 18 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Aug 20 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Mei Ling Ellis
  • Fri Aug 25 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Aug 27 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Sep 01 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Fri Sep 08 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Sep 10 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Sep 15 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Sep 17 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Sep 22 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Sep 24 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Sep 29 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Oct 01 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Oct 06 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Oct 08 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Oct 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Oct 15 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons
  • Fri Oct 20 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Heather Helfrich
  • Sun Oct 22 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm with Jo Parsons