🤸🏽♂️Our newest 200 hr YTT features @day1yoga teaching functional anatomy! Once the program fills we will release 10 extra Weekend tickets to practice with this incredible human being and yes....✨stellar yoga instructor✨. PM me for details on YTT or waitlist for weekend tickets. #ashtangayoga #vinyasa #islandyogashala #passionforpractice #day1yoga #daychristensen #ashtangi #anatomy #yogaanatomy #functionalanatomy #ashtangayogseattle#seattleyoga #seattleyoganews #bainbridgeyoga #bainbridgeisland
200 hr Program Details here:
I am honored to teach yogic philosophy and some sweaty Asana on the eve of this solar eclipse. Bringing it home to the eternal presence behind all this apparent change. We get so distracted. So scared. So anxious. Yoga is the solution to the paradox of creation and the suffering we experience. When I lean into the Teachings/ I am liberated. Moment by Moment. When I push them aside and try to forge my way through by my own efforts I am bound. I get attached. It gets sticky. Super sticky. Eclipse time is a yogic period of immense capacity for manifestation in spiritual life. Let's make the most of it. #yogadaily #yogasutras #yogachurch #islandyogashala #lettinggo #manifestation #eclipse
😍The new mats are In! 😍 @mandukayoga eKo mats are my absolute favorite for Ashtanga. Plus they are extra cushioned for knees, babies or extended savasana. Come try em out🙌 This weekend you can take a sweaty #heatedvinyasa or #warmyinyoga with @missalyss08 or #ashtangayogapractice sunday morning with @tasharothyoga or even a Sunday evening taoist #yinyoga with @passionforpractice.
#check✔️ Music systems a go! Ecstatic Dance coming to a yoga studio near you. Open to public starting Aug. 20th 5-6:30 pm. Kids make it even more fun. #sweat #womenempowerment #familyandfriends #twerkshop #ecstaticdance #kidswelcome #shakeit #danceyourdreams @rorameadow rings the beauty and joy in every playlist. #islandyogashala #passionforpractice #mothers #yogamamma #freedance #allthelight #artofnonrepression
🦋Nature never rushes, yet everything is accomplished. 🦋Making time for a physical practice only, always creates spaciousness for the the miracles of life to unfold. Until then, the world spins us. After practice we spin the world with cosmically conscious directive. We thrive. #primalyogaculture
@tasharothyoga & @passionforpractice
yinyogabainbridge #yogamamma #ashtangayogabainbridge #yogachurch #islandyogashala #passionforpractice
#throwbackthursday coming early #mythofhustling 🦋Want to know the 2nd most vulnerable thing I've done in my whole life? I did it this December. I made a choice. To write, vision and launch my first ever 200 hr yoga teacher training.
Granted, my team was amazing @kimberleylafferty @___abigail.rose @nomyogi @embrace_ayurveda but this was a solo mission in the making.
And it probably wasn't as straightforward as it seemed on the flyers. Nope. When beauty enters the world it is tested and made to create a place in existence against all sorts of inopportune circumstances. (Human Birth for example; we all love babies but we tend to carry deep resistance around all things BIRTH... the waste, the fluids the blood of the mother). In the year during which I created this training I: opened a yoga studio (aka spent more time on the computer than I had in my whole life), got pregnant (aka spent more time getting sick and feeling hormonal/sad then practicing) and continually nurtured myself through a Rocky relationship (the kind that mirrored all my own shadows AND highlighted the impoverished masculinity our culture feeds through sexism). In the year I created this training, due to some of the conditions mentioned above I taught some of the worst classes of my life and a few of my best.
The hustle is real.
And the hustle isn't shameful.
99% of our world is hustling to create livelihood! And yet in "conscious,wealthy culture" -we shame it. #dreamsdemandhustle
But .... right in center of the hustle is the ripest chance to practice:
True. Yoga. Lifestyle.
To get to that abrasive place wherein your heart is polished and your fears are teased into the light.
And from the expansive vulnerability of trying wholeheartedly to live out a DREAM something miraculous is born into this world. Affecting lives. Changing courses. Doing the real work. Of letting the power move through me. 😉Asana, or yoga postures are just the spoon with which we take the true medicine that is yoga. 😉
I never imagined the program would sell out. Or be so much fun. Or get such transformative feedback. But it did.
#shareyourgift #watchyourmind #thisisit #islandyogashala
Our 1st Women's Only Class kicks off this Friday Aug. 4th @ 10:30am with @poetryandwater 🔥🌹Free First Time IF you mention this post when signing in. 🌹🔥 Class Description: Awaken the Divine Feminine in all her Strength
Shakti Strong is a unique mix of strength-building power yoga, tribal dance, pilates and pranayama. Using movements that activate deep core engagement, we tap into the power of our 3rd chakra which is thought to be the center of our personal strength. Not just a workout, but a work-in, expect lots of intention, sweat, music that will make you want to move and sisterhood. You will leave feeling luminous, connected to your divine feminine self and full of undeniable strength and power. This is an intermediate level class for female and female-identifying persons only. 💥
#yogamamma #mothers #shaktiflow #shakti #shaktistrong #freeform #sweatyourprayers #shakeitup #shakeitlikeapolaroidpicture #justhadto
🔥It's the peak of summer but that's no reason to let the brain get sleepy...🔥@stacyhemingwayyoga is teaching our Yoga Anatomy Series Starting Tomorrow!
This class is for students who: 🔥Want to learn the basics step by step
🔥Are READY to advance their relationship to functional anatomy 🔥want to create a JOYFUL practice
Snag one of the last 4 spots here:
#learningisfun #yogaanatomy #yoga #passionforpractice #bainbridgeyoga #islandyogashala #summeryoga #introtoyoga
"Yoga is nothing short of a total Inner Revolution" - Swami Tattvavidananda 💥The 200 hr Teacher Training is no joke. It's designed to strengthen the heart, mind and pass on a lineage of teachings that prepare the student to Listen to the Vedas and receive their blessing. It's designed to encourage principles of alignment, anatomy and crafting classes; but it is unique in its emphasis in personal development, awareness and tradition. ⭐️The Spring Graduating Class of Trained Teachers far exceeded my expectations In terms of willingness to go humble, dig deep and uncover what is beneath the surface of the physical practice. They truly glow with a sense of knowing and shared experience. Today I AM GRATEFUL for the opportunity to share yoga philosophy with so many soulful souls🤸🏽♂️ and be #schooledeverydamnday in the process. #thankyou #appreciation #200hrytt #yogateachertraining #yogateachers #pnwyoga #seattleyoga #bainbridgeyoga #bainbridgeisland #yogaphilosophy
Slow Release Return w/2 classes a week all of August. Come join me on the mat again! More Exciting Class times and our ⭐️ 200 hr Training for Women coming in Fall 2017 ⭐️ #womenrising #thiswillfillfast #depthyoga #pnwyoga #yogaforwomen #vinyasa #heatedvinyasa #yinyoga #yinyogabainbridge #keepevolving #yogamamma
This Monday July 31st @ 6:30 pm I return to teaching...45 days after the 🌺Embodied Birth🌺of this joyful being, our "ray of light" Areya Lucia ... Wish me luck. #yogamamma #newbody #newmind #beginners-mind #humble #heatedvinyasa #lovewhatyoulove 🌺Yoga Sutra 2.42 From contentment ~ Unsurpassed Joy🌺 "We have to realize the wounds will not heal unless we accept the medicine. The medicine is letting go of this idea that ANY form of external stimulus will help. With the letting go of this idea comes contentment. For the first time we can just sit and be, not trying to do something to get better. Out of sitting arises the joy of PURE BEING, which surpasses any joy dependent on the acquisition of pleasure in the world. " -Gregor Maehle
It's official. Guest appearance style class w/Jenna this Sunday Evening. Yin Yoga 7 pm. Playing with new moves to work therapeutically at the psoas and twist mind and body in good directions. #yogasutras #yinyoga #passionforpractice #quadopeners #longholds #twists #softheartopening #mindopeners
Yoga of motherhood rages on. Yup. I've been sitting with Rage. It's a word we cringe at, deny, push away and a feeling -well - we don't want in our spectrum of E- motion. But Rage exists - and I believe where we repress truth it grows wings, grows more powerful. Not everything about the tenderness of new motherhood can be expressed in image or on instagram but I see the value in owning E-motions like Rage. #svadhyaya self- inquiry in yoga is radical self honesty. Courage to feel.
Want to know what I do to heal feelings of rage ??? ❤️❤️❤️
I move ... specifically ... I dance. In the kitchen to loud music WITH my kids. ❤️❤️❤️
See how well Adi (5yrs) honestly expresses what it feels like to have a new baby. It's blessed. It's blessed. It's ... maddening. #truthbomb #yogamamma #mothers #missthemat
A little kundalini wisdom on behalf of the MOTHER:
You cannot love ME if you will not love your first teacher, who is woman. You are born of a woman. If you do not learn to respect woman, the Supreme Consciousness will not talk to you. You will end up with broken homes and broken hearts.
The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan p. 28
#throwbackthursday #mythofmotherhood I'll never forget this chapter of my life as a single mother, Yogi and entrepreneur. I had hit what to me felt like Rock bottom. The reality of single mother hood shook me to the core after a life of world travel, successful guide work and teaching breath work and yoga internationally. 🦋 2 yrs of little or no sleep, financial ruin (and the shame our culture places on poverty) and the paradox of having a child to rear and a livelihood to create. #dontforgetit #followyourheart I kept praying for the vision. 🌈The way out, That didn't include an "affordable daycare" raising my son.
Then something moved through me. A remembrance, of the fact that when we FILL our own cup - we pour over in service and abundance! I had fallen pray to a western myth of motherhood. "Serve others and you will be taken care of" sort of mentality. Except it doesn't happen like that. ⭐️We must CHOOSE a daily practice. We must CHOOSE to prioritize self care, and not only self care but DEEP self inquiry. ⭐️ So I took a leap of faith, borrowed $ (from a badass SISTAR that knew the value of cliff jumping into a new life) and took another 200 hr Teachers Training - for myself this time. I moved Literally NEXT DOOR to the yoga studio in #phoenix AZ where I would take 6 classes a week plus full weekend training. I organized childcare with the help of family (hr away) and a mother/SiSTAR @tyrannosaurustreks and dove into my own practice again.
My point(s) here... 1. We always have choice. It might be uncomfortable to believe we have a world of resource avail to us when we feel the weight of suffering. But we have #choice.
And if we don't SEE or feel our choices - we at least have to choice to ASK 'spirit' or others, or the teaching to see for us. #gohumble &
2. WOMEN help other women rise from the ashes of our cultural realities.
#singlemothers #singlemom #singlemompower #mothers #yogamamma
Visit www.passionforpractice.com for next chance to train. ❤️❤️❤️
Follow your fantasy. Follow your bliss. Be willing to admit your fears on the way there. #yogaeverydamnday #vinyasa #yinyoga #contemplativeyoga #lovingalignments #passionforpractice #yogafoundations #heatedyoga #followyourbliss #followyourheart The most edgy part of my personal practice and what I pray we are offering to our students is a commitment to chase our dreams, our dharma - regardless of doubts, dramas and setbacks. This studio is a dream disguised as a business. #dontforgetit #resiliency #kulture #kula
❤️ Loving alignments all the way!!! ❤️Last chance to get registered for truly exceptional Yoga Anatomy Series that starts July 29th with @stacy.hemingway @stacyhemingwayyoga
TAKE one or ALL! "The body is THE feedback loop for all our senses. Our body tells us what feels good and what doesn't when we move. Aligning with yourself is key in the practice of yoga because only you know how it feels to be you.
When we take the time to understand the body THROUGH movement we can be the director of how we feel, choosing to align with what suits us so that our bodies thrive and we ultimately feel the freedom that lies within the lines." -Stacy
Saturday, July 29, 2017
3 Part Series of Incredible Alignment, Anatomy and Functional Form with Stacy Hemingway.
FOUNDATION SAT July 29 th: feet, shins, thighs (standing poses and forward folds)
COMMITMENT SAT Aug 26th: hands, forearms, shoulders (Inversions and arm balancing)
FREEDOM SAT Sept 23rd: spine and head (backbends)
1-3pm Saturdays $40 a session or $100 for all three Anatomy days!!!
SIGN UP FOR 1 DAY OR WHOLE SERIES HERE!
#bainbridgeyoga #pnwyoga #passionforpractice #yogaanatomy #yogafoundations #contemplativeyoga #lovingalignments
Just making it to the top of the mat is a threshold. A wonder. If we can make it there: the wind is at our backs! "Silence is one of the major thresholds in the world. . . . Meister Eckhart said that there is nothing in the world that resembles God so much as silence. Silence is a great friend of the soul; it unveils the riches of solitude. It is very difficult to reach that quality of inner silence. You must make a space for it so that it may begin to work for you. In a certain sense, you do not need the whole armory and vocabulary of therapies, psychologies, or spiritual programs. If you have a trust in and an expectation of your own solitude, everything that you need to know will be revealed to you. These are some wonderful lines from the French poet Rene Char: "Intensity is silent, its image is not. I love everything that dazzles me and then accentuates the darkness within me." Here is an image of silence as the force that discloses hidden depth. Silence is the sister of the divine. " - John O ' Donahue
#silence #yoga #contemplativeyoga #godeep #passionforpractice #pnwyoga #bainbridgeyoga
It's exhausting being exhausted. But it's worth it. Yoga of being present with this child is a whole new art form. With smart phones. Living in the US. All of it. Adis first blackberries of the year. Areyas first smile caught on camera. Just letting all these first times remind me - god in the small things. #letgo #summeryoga #bainbridgeyoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogaofparenting
There's still time to get a practice in! @heidi98110 is holding it down at 5 pm with a sweaty rejuvenating Vinyasa and @wobbly_tree_yoga will refresh us with a Yin Yoga sequence for these hot summer days #summeryoga #yinyoga #bainbridgeyoga #yogaeverydamnday #sundayyoga