january sound bath

led by daniella white

wed. jan. 3 • 8-9p • $25

a sound bath is a therapeutic, improvised concert with crystal singing bowls, vocal toning, and gongs. during a sound bath you are bathed in vibration which helps you achieve a deep state of relaxation, where the brain entrains to the meditative theta state and the body moves into a process of healing and repairing itself.

find more information on what to bring on our ‘classes’ page.

if you purchase a spot for a friend, you must also make sure that THEY are pre-registered in the event online by their name or they won’t have a spot! Email us with any questions or for help.

​our sound bath events consistently reach capacity. pre-register below, we would love to have your company!

​future dates: 2/7 & 2/18 registration open!

new year yin yoga

led by jennifer isaacson

sat. jan. 6

5:30p - 8:00p •​ $35

Welcome Jennifer Isaacson back to Seattle and join her for a New Year Yin Yoga workshop. Embody the dark, cool, reflective traits of winter through Yin Yoga. Longer nights and colder days are meant to slow us down and allow deeper inner work, but holiday travel, nutrition, and schedules aren’t always conducive to the healing nature of the season. Since water is winter’s dominant element, we’ll stimulate meridians associated with the kidneys and urinary bladder to support the body’s ability cleanse the waters within and move fluidly through all of life’s waves.​​

women’s breathwork circle

led by tai hubbert

wed. jan. 10 • 7p - 9p

$55 • pre-registration required

“the ceremony was the most profound healing experience i have had to date.” –t.f.

in the potent field that’s created when women come together in support of healing and awakening, you will engage an active, connected breathing technique to create the conditions for healing in your body, and reconnect to the wisdom that lies beyond any confusion, self-doubt, and sense of smallness.

in reclaiming the fullness of your breath, your body has the opportunity to discharge energetic holdings (from trauma, daily stressors, undigested emotional experiences, etc.) that consume your life force energy and limit your capacity to rest in your body with ease, clarity, joy, love, and power.
tai holds a strong, compassionate, and sacred container for deep work of the self, and you will receive individual support throughout the journey, including hands-on work and shamanic healing.

breathwork is of benefit to anyone interested in living one’s highest potential, and no prior experience is required. as this process can be physically and emotionally demanding, please contact tai (tai@swordandlotus.com) or ritual house of yoga prior to registration if you have any of the following conditions: pregnancy, severe hypertension or cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia, or recent major surgeries or communicable diseases.

soft serve

breathwork + restorative yoga swirled together

led by josephine edmondson | music by emma high

sat. jan. 13 • 11a - 1p • $25

There is no sweeter treat than breathwork and restorative yoga swirled together. the cherry on top of this soft serve bliss will be the magic soundscapes of emma high’s turntable music magic.​

the focus of this entire sweet treat workshop will be on active relaxation. if you want to relieve the effects of chronic stress, discomfort, and dis-ease in your body, this workshop is for you.​​

In this two hour workshop, Josephine Edmondson will guide you in a specific breathwork technique that will motivate trapped energy to move through and out of you. This breathwork releases stuck and stagnant emotions that are blocking you from reaching your fullest expression of self.

Breathwork is W O R K and that’s why we will take the second half of our time together to melt in passive restorative poses, supported by various props. Each shape will stimulate and relax the body, moving it towards balance.

This experience is taught for ALL LEVELS of practitioner. jump on this tasty treat while the cones are hot!​ and come chill the fudge out.

myofascial release monthly workshops

led by betsy shilling

sun. jan. 14 • 1-3p • $40​

january focus: top to tummy

In this workshop we will spend two hours unravelling stuck connective tissue (fascia) in the upper-body. Join us to learn new techniques not covered in Top to Toes (our full body roll-out) and to review a few favorites!

You will experience the profound benefits of myofascial release through self-massage for your head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, ribcage and core. We will work with 3 sizes of pliable and grippy Yoga Tune Up® therapy balls that bring relief, awareness and understanding to our painful places of muscle and fascial tension and you will leave with the insight you need to integrate Yoga Tune Up® Ball Therapy into your daily-wellness practice.

This workshop is truly for every body - no experience needed. If you have neck or shoulder tension, discomfort in your back, tension headaches, TMJ, digestive troubles or want help breathing more deeply, you really won’t want to miss this one!

future dates and focuses ••• feb 11: tummy to toes, mar 11: front side, apr 8: back side, may 13: top to toes full roll-out

Kundalini BBQ

led by josephine edmondson + turntable vibes by emma high

​fri. jan. 19th • 7-9p • $25​​

sat nam!!! seattle’s best snack for the soul… kundalini bbq! a 2-hour kundalini class led by josephine edmondson, set to the sound of emma high’s turntable music magic. this powerful practice will relax the body, purify the blood, balance the glandular system and strengthen the nervous system. you will leave as a supercharged version of yourself. come expecting beautiful sound, invigorating breathwork, powerful meditation, deep creativity and an upgraded level of consciousness.

jump on securing your spot while supplies last… this practice is for everyone. all you need is to byob: bring your own body, and let’s blast off!

Yin Yoga Exploratorium: a series

led by Emily parzybok

a series exploring the intersection of energetic + emotional bodies via a yin yoga practice​​

Sundays • 2:30- 4:30p •​ $35 per individual session or $125 for whole series

sunday january 21 anger: liver/gall bladder

sunday february 4 joy: heart/small intestine

sunday february 18 worry: stomach/spleen

sunday march 4 grief: lungs/large intestine

sunday march 18 fear: kidneys/urinary bladder

Join Emily parzybok for one class or for the whole series of workshops to explore the energetic and emotional bodies via yin yoga practice. Every other Sunday of this series, Emily will guide you through a two-hour yin practice that incorporates sweet restorative shapes with mindfulness practice + meditation folded in.

The workshops will begin with a brief overview and some context for the day, followed by passive asana practice. Additionally, each workshop will directly relate to a particular emotion and its corresponding meridian line from Chinese medicine as well as its corresponding element from five-element theory. If you’re unfamiliar with these theories, no problem, you can use these workshops as a quick crash course!

These workshops are perfect for folks looking to extend their yoga practice outside of active asana. They could be people working with injury or recovery, those struggling with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, or just individuals who are curious about more subtle body work, meridian theory and meditation type approaches to wellness.

The yin practice draws from Chinese medicine theories of healing and we’ll be working in our practice to move qi through the body along the energetic meridians of the body. Physically, you could think of yin postures as acupuncture that you give yourself, without the needles. The meridians of the body are each correlated with a specific emotion and we’ll spend each workshop exploring a different emotion through our physical practice and mindfulness techniques. These workshops will be slow and passive in the practice, with a good deal of stillness. Whether you’re interested in working with a particular emotion, deepening your meditation practice, learning more about self-healing through Chinese medicine or just want a yummy two hours of calming practice, we hope you’ll join us. Feel free to drop in days you can or sign up for the whole series! All levels are welcome.

yoga sound bath

led by jennifer isaacson & daniella white

sun jan. 21 • 7p - 8:30p •​​ $35

ride waves of breath and sensation into the world of sound healing in an asana (movement) yoga practice + sound bath.

class will open with a brief grounding meditation, ease into an all levels balancing flow, and close with an extended, 30 minute savanna, all serenaded by daniella’s gong, crystal bowls and voice.

yoga and sound healing work together eases the brain into a meditative theta state which allows the body to heal and repair itself.

pre-registration highly recommended. welcome home, jen!​​

breathwork ceremony

led by tai hubbert

sun. jan. 21st

4-6:30p •​ $65

“what an incredible introduction to breathwork. the ceremony was amazing, humbling, and life changing.” –n.s.

as the breath is the only function of the autonomic nervous system that can be consciously controlled, it serves as a potent gateway to healing, transformation, and liberation. ​

in this ceremony, you will engage an active, connected breathing technique to create a powerful healing state in the body in which old energetic holdings can be processed and released, and your lifeforce energy reclaimed.

in recalibrating the body to it’s natural state, one can experience greater physical energy and vitality, mental clarity, creativity and inspiration, ease of being, and capacity to feel empowered in life.

tai holds a strong, compassionate, and sacred container for deep work of the self, and you will receive individual support throughout the journey, including hands-on work and shamanic healing. this work serves as a transformative catalyst to living in greater alignment with one’s true nature, for the benefit of all.

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