Yoga

Yoga at 5 Lights focuses on healing and optimizing the body and mind.  Our classes are unique in the way we blend in-depth knowledge of the body/mind/spirit, and the healing process with the ancient wisdom of yoga.  All of our classes are small, giving you the opportunity to get specific feedback and guidance from our teachers.

Wednesday
6:30am - Vinyasa Flow with Kathy
9:30am - Yoga Energetics with Kathy

Friday
6:30am - Vinyasa Flow with Kathy
9:30am - Yoga Energetics with Kathy

Saturday
10:00am - Yin Wise with Melissa

*Please pre-register for all classes

*Private sessions are available to be scheduled with Kathy and Melissa.  Please contact amber@5lightsacupuncture.com for details.

 

Sunday
10:00am - Yin Wise with Melissa
5:30pm- Restorative with Melissa
7:00pm - Restorative with Melissa

Monday
6:30am - Vinyasa Flow with Kathy
9:30am - Yoga Energetics with Kathy
6:30pm - Restorative with Melissa
 


Class Descriptions

Yin Wise – 60 minute

Yin Wise  focuses on releasing tension held deep in the connective tissue. By holding poses (asanas) for 3 to 10 minutes each, the body has time to ease into the pose and gently push the edge. Yin Wise is a class created to balance the nervous system and educate the mind on the body's nature wisdom. Blending western anatomy, body energetics, and yogic philosophy, students will walk away feeling rejuvenated, educated, and detoxified from stress. Yin Wise will challenge you to go inward and discover the true gems of yoga.

*All Levels Class

 

Vinyasa Flow - 60 minute

In the Vinyasa Flow class students will focus on linking conscious breath with a mindful flow. Students will awaken their strength, energy, and flexibility in a fun atmosphere. During the class we will explore traditional asana (poses) and sequences: sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, and back bends all in a gentle and energizing setting. A beautiful was to start your day. 

*All Levels Class

 

Yoga Energetics–60 minute

Yoga Energetics is one of our core classes. Students are guided through movements in away that emphasizes using the mind to awaken within the body and becoming aware of the energetic fields and pathways.  This way of practice optimizes physical healing, emotional and behavior illumination and re-patterning, and spiritual centeredness.   

*All Levels Class

 

Restorative Yoga - 60 minute

Restorative yoga brings the natural healing power of your body and mind to the forefront of your experience.   During this class we will go through only a few poses, holding each for 5 to 10 minutes.  For each asana we will use props such as blankets, blocks, straps, or bolsters to allow the body can feel completely supported in each posture.  This gentle form of yoga can regulate blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, promote healthy digestion, emotional regulation, and heal the body from stress.  When our bodies sense the support, stagnant muscle holding and energy can be released and detoxified.

*All Levels Class 

 



Yoga Rates

Individual Class – $20
5 Class Pass – $90.  5 classes of your choice. *Expires 90 days after first use.


Meet the Teachers

Meet Melissa

It is my passion to blend Eastern philosophies of yoga and wellness with Western anatomy and the neurobiology of stress within the physical body. This deep curiosity for holistic wellness led me to complete my 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2015 through Passion Yoga School in Costa Rica. Inspired by the depth of clinical research, I have continued to expand my knowledge and am certified in yin yoga through Soma Yin, and restorative yoga, through Synergy School. In 2017 I earned my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University. Over the last year, I have incorporated therapeutic interventions for the body’s biological stress process in my work with survivors of intimate partner violence. Restoring balance to nervous system, releasing and processing stress, reducing trauma symptoms, and improving mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing.  I look forward to meeting you on your mat!

 

Meet Kathy

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Kathy has been practicing yoga since 2003 after her first daughter was born. She found yoga as a wonderful way to move her body slowly and gently after pregnancy. While she continued to practice, she discovered that yoga was much more than a way to get in shape. Once her second daughter was born, yoga was a way for her to relax, connect with her Self and find her center. Yoga continues to help her stay grounded and is a wonderful compliment to her love of running and hiking.

In 2015 she spent 9 months traveling around the country with her family in a truck camper.  While she was not able to pop into a yoga class in every town they visited, she did get to visit a good handful of studios to keep her practice up and developed her own yoga routine that she could do in the confines of the camper. When they returned home from their trip, she knew that her next journey was to follow her love of yoga and dive into yoga teacher training. She received her 200 hour RYT through Synergy Yoga School with a focus on Vinyasa flow yoga, yoga philosophy and Ayurveda, the sister science to yoga. This training has prepared me to follow my path to teaching gentle and energetic Vinyasa classes around the Seattle area.