ritual house of yoga: integrated vinyasa teacher training

now enrolling for our spring 200hr training program

April 24-jun 29, 2019

email info@ritualhouseseattle.com for information and application

Training group will meet weekly on wednesday 6-9p, thursday 6-9p, and saturday 11:30-5:30p. we are capping this training at 14 participants. email questions our way!

training leads: jennifer isaacson, linnea jensen, josephine edmondson

training ​director: sarah pohl

+ a handful of guest teachers/lecturers throughout


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.


sound bath

led by daniella white

wed. mar. 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.


yoga sound bath

led by jennifer issacson + daniella white​

sun. mar. 10 • 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!


women’s breathwork circle

led by tai hubbert​

wed. mar 13​

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.


woozy

led by matt drews

fri. march 15

7-8:30pm •​​ $25​

Woozy is an accessible movement practice fueled by sensation and poetic imagery. We fuse somatic techniques that invigorate the energetic system and attune to the body’s most sensitive, vibrant, and blissful capacities. We cultivate a supple curiosity to enliven healing and pleasure within the body, through a lush moving-meditation guided by Matt Drews and cuddled by textured sounds from Succubass.​


Breathwork ceremony

led by tai hubbert​

sun. mar. 17

4-6:30pm •​​ $65

“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.

important information: registration is non-refundable 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! ​​​


re-member: embody spring

a movement immersion + seasonal celebration led by em boardway

fri. mar. 22

8-10p • $20

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

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) of the head and heart to align the channel of our breath with Spring and the element of Air.​

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


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​​


reclaim virgin : power-with words

a soma yoga workshop led by em boardway

sat. mar. 23

12-2p • $25

in this workshop, Soma Neuromuscular Integration® Practitioner Em Boardway facilitates a deep internal​somatic inquiry with yoga based movement and teaches specific techniques to ​connect with your inner virgin Archetype in order to reclaim power-with words in our bodies.

do you use words as tools or weapons? do you receive or perceive words as tools or weapons? where in your experience can you reclaim power-with words to practice deep listening,​ live a more compassionate truth, rewrite history with ourstory? and how is studying the virgin archetype impactful to this understanding and embodiment?

​this is part two of four parts. each offering connects an archetype with a season, as well as explores power-with time, words, sex, or money. take one module alone or join for them all!

​learn more about the purpose of this work and the importance of re-working relationship with your own inner virgin-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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