defying gravity

a handstanding foundations and exploration playshop led by andreas fetz

sat. jan. 12

​1-3p • $25

join andreas in a playful exploration of the foundations and progressions of handstands. geared towards those just beginning to explore leaving the ground as well as seasoned practitioners, this workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to successfully thumb your nose at gravity, and most of all, have fun while doing it.

we will explore preparatory poses and move through exercises to develop the strength and flexibility you need to lift off the ground with grace and ease. you will learn how to create stability from your center using bandas and your core, learn various progressions for inversion work, and explore different variations of handstand. come ready to learn and play!


yoga sound bath

[jan. SOLd out/mar. reg open below]

led by jennifer issacson + daniella white​

sun. jan. 13 • 6:30-8p • $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 recommended!


winter full moon balancing workshop

led by jennifer isaacson

sat. jan. 19

$40 • 4:30-7p​

Winter darkens our Northern skies 15 hours a day. Prepare for the Full Moon and find balance between dark and light.

Begin with pranayama (breathing techniques), flow into Chandra Namaskars (Moon Salutations), and explore the light of Kriyas (combining asana with pranayama). The practice will conclude with Yin Yoga to support the organs of Winter (kidneys + bladder) and close with meditation, chanting and Savasana. This workshop is open to all levels, some knowledge of yogic postures is helpful.


women’s breathwork circle

led by tai hubbert​

wed. jan. 23​

7-9pm •​​ $55

“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 inyour 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 dischargeenergetic 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.

Although this practice is simple in technique, it can be strong in effect. If any of the conditions apply to you, please contact Tai (tai@swordandlotus.com) to discuss further prior to registering:pregnancy, severe hypertension or cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia, recent major surgeries or communicable diseases, or history of significant trauma.

For more information about the nature of this work and preparation for the ceremony, please visit Tai’s website HERE. 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.

These ceremonies are limited to 15 women (or anyone identifying as female), and pre-registration is required.


Breathwork ceremony

led by tai hubbert​

sun. jan. 27​

4-6:30pm •​​ $65

*this ceremony is open to 15 participants each month; individual support will be offered throughout the breathwork journey
*pre-registration required ($65)

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

As the only function of the Autonomic Nervous System that can be consciously controlled, the breath is one of the most powerful tools available to support emotional, psychological, and physical well-being.

Without conscious awareness and management, the breath is shaped by one’s reaction to the world. In experiences of fear, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, and stress, the breath is held and restricted. When we feel safe, connected, and relaxed, the breath is deep and free flowing. Over a lifetime of stress, trauma, heartbreak, and having our open receptivity aggressed upon, most adults have developed patterns of tension where the breath is restricted and energy is locked in the body. The result can be experiences of chronic anxiety and insomnia, to depression and exhaustion, and a myriad of other physical and emotional ailments.

In this ceremony, you will be guided in an active, deep breathing technique (similar to Rebirthing & Holotropic Breathwork) to unwind these deeply held patterns and liberate your life force energy. In doing so, there is greater capacity to rest in your own being with clarity, power, and ease, and to fully receive the gifts of the present.

Although this practice is simple in technique, it can be strong in effect. If any of the conditions apply to you, please contact Tai (tai@swordandlotus.com) to discuss further prior to registering: pregnancy, severe hypertension or cardiovascular disease, epilepsy, bipolar disorders or schizophrenia, recent major surgeries or communicable diseases, or history of significant trauma.

For more information about the nature of this work and preparation for the ceremony, please visit Tai’s website: http://www.swordandlotus.com/ceremonyprep

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. These ceremonies are limited to 15 participants, and pre-registration is required.

the fine print:
registration for RH events are non-refundable within 24hrs of the event start time and are non-transferrable (for another event, or to another person).
studio doors lock promptly at the start of all events to protect the privacy + belongings of students, as well as to promote sanctity of space in the yoga room once an event has started. additionally, we do not have a studio phone; ringtones and savasana don’t go so well together. email us (info@ritualhouseseattle.com) if you need support in any way! ​​​


yoga for dark days

led by hope clunie

sun. feb. 3

4-6p • $30

Yoga has been studied and shown to help reduce the severity of depression on a biological level. Hope’s own lifelong experience with depression and anxiety has benefitted greatly from her yoga practice, and she wants to share what she has learned with people who have had their lives touched by mental illness.

This all levels workshop is for anyone looking for resources and tools to manage their dark days, and for people who want to better understand how to help loved ones with depression and anxiety using yoga and mindfulness as sources of recovery. ​​


sound bath

led by daniella white

wed. feb. 6

8-9p • $30

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.


•Important•
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 in advance below.


broken hearts club

breathwork led by josephine edmondson

​turn table vibes by emma high

feb. 10th • 12-2 • $30

happy f’ing valentines day. won’t you be ours?

Josephine Edmondson will guide you in a specific circular breathwork technique that will motivate trapped energy to move out of your HEART.

This breathwork releases stuck energy and emotion that is blocking you from reaching your fullest expression of self. Breathwork is WORK and that’s why we will take the second half of our time together to melt in a guided visualization meditation. The focus of this entire workshop will be on active relaxation.

If you want to relieve the effects of chronic stress, discomfort, and dis-ease in the body, this workshop will stimulate and soothe your system. Emma High will be spinning her best love song turntable music magic, allowing you to swirl into the ultimate soundscape abyss.


spring balancing workshop

led by jennifer isaacson

sat. mar. 2

$40 • 4:30-7p​

Transition into Spring using the elements as guides. Honor Earth, Water, Fire and Air by flowing through sequences that embody the elements.

Each sequence will close with a breathing exercise (pranayama) and meditation devoted to each of the elements : Bhumi (earth), Bala (water), Agni (fire) and Vayu (air). The practice will conclude with Yin Yoga to nourish the organs of Spring (liver + gallbladder). This workshop is open to all levels, some knowledge of yogic postures is helpful.


an urban retreat: silence is..

silence is...the full spectrum

led by emily parzybok

sat mar 23 • 9a-3p • $25​

Spend a Sunday in guided silence exploring the practice perspective + observation.

Silent practice and group silence can be an incredible tool for relaxation, introspection and discovery. We will come together Sunday morning at Ritual House and explore silence in these experiences:

9-930AM: Seated Meditation
930-1030AM: active Yoga Practice (guided)
1030-1130AM: Walking Meditation to vol. park
1130-1230: Lunch and Break/Journal* (byo lunch)
1230-1: Seated Meditation
1-2: Yin Practice and Contemplation
2-230: Walking Meditation
230-3: Contemplation, Reflection and Closing

Silent retreat can be a powerful experience. It can also sound a bit intimidating. If you’re new to silent retreat or have questions for us, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Because we are only spending about 6 hours in silence, this might actually be a great way to discover this practice without feeling overwhelmed on a longer retreat!

*Bring your own lunch and journal. this will help us keep enrollment cost accessible!

note on payment/pricing:
in an effort to make this retreat accessible to almost all we have priced it as low as we can and are covering costs. if you are willing + able, you can make an optional dana donation the day of the retreat. 100% will go to Emily for her time and teaching.

we have also reserved a limited number of free spots for registration. please email us if you are interested in attending the retreat but can not register for $25.
info@ritualhouseseattle.com​​


re-member: spring

a movement immersion led by em boardway

coming soon

8-10p • $20

Join this evening event of meditation, breath, movement and community to celebrate Solstice, embody rituals of the winter season,​ and to re-member (to literally re-write your body’s story) your connection with the element of Earth.

Soma practitioner Em Boardway will guide the group into a deep rhythmic internal inquiry (part yoga, part dance, all embodied breath) to connect with the ‘somagraphy’ (the geography of our body) within our bones, legs and feet (body parts chosen to relate to earth/winter) to connect more deeply to our body, each other, the season, and this land.

10% of proceeds will go to Real Rent Duwamish. ​www.realrentduwamish.org


embody virgin: a soma yoga workshop

led by em boardway

coming soon

1-3p • $20

Soma Neuromuscular Integration® Practitioner Em Boardway will facilitate a deep internal somatic adventure of yoga based movement and will teach specific techniques for connecting with your inner Witch Healer Archetype for power-with time in our bodies. inquiry

​this is part one of a four part workshop offering-connecting archtypes with the seasons, three future workshops will explore power-with words, sex, and money.

​learn more about the purpose of this work and the importance of re-working relationship with your own inner witch-healer archetype at http://virginwhorebitchwitch.com

10% of proceeds (gross) will go to Real Rent Duwamish to re-member who’s land we’re on in Seattle. All bodies are welcome.


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