Kundalini BBQ

led by josephine edmondson + turntable vibes by emma high

​fri. feb. 23rd • 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!

future dates: 3/30, 4/27 registration is open

myth, mantra, maha: a practice advancing series

led by lara ederer

$25 per session

9-11a sat. \\ 3/3, 3/31, 4/28, 5/19

Please join us for ′Myths, Mantras, and Maha,′ a 2 hour practice advancing class series at Ritual House.

​3/3: arm balances [reg open!] 3/31: inversions

4/28: folds + bends 5/19: twists + binds​

Maha means ‘great’ in Sanskrit; in each of the 4 workshops Lara will sequence around a related family of poses to reach a peak “maha” pose, will share the mythology of the peak pose/s, and will incorporate mantra in call and response style chanting that links the three together.

The workshops’ content compliments each other when practiced all four together, but can also be attended individually. These workshops are designed to advance your current asana practice. A regular asana practice and general understanding of foundational yoga poses is required. email us if you have any questions!

up first: arm balances, sat. 3/3

This practice will be sequenced to specifically prepare our spirits, bodies, and minds to work on the strong poses that are dedicated to some spiritually enlightened Sages. We will learn about the Rishis: Sage Vasistha (side plank), his more complicated peer Visvamitra, and the latter’s student Galava (flying pigeon pose).

Arm balances emphasize focus and balance--you will leave this workshop with a new perspective on, and appreciation of both!

sound bath

led by daniella white

sun. mar. 7

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 in advance below.

​future dates: 4/4, 4/22 registration open

soft serve

breathwork + restorative yoga swirled together

led by josephine edmondson | music by emma high

sat. mar. 10 • 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.

​future date: 4/14, registration open

myofascial release winter/spring series

led by betsy shilling

march focus: front side

sun. mar. 11 • 1-3p • $40​

in this workshop we will spend two hours unravelling stuck connective tissue (fascia) in the front-body. once the body has released we will work even deeper to clear-out sticky spots in the mind with a 30 minute yoga nidra and savasana lead by guest teacher Maria McDonald. join us to learn new techniques not covered in top to toes (our full body roll-out), to review a few favorites, and to forge positive new pathways for movement and growth in both the body and the mind.

you will experience the profound benefits of myofascial release through self-massage for your face, neck, chest, diaphragm, ribcage, belly, hip flexors, knees, feet, arms and hands. 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. you will leave not only with the insight you need to integrate yoga tune up® ball therapy into your daily-wellness practice but with newfound ease and integration of mind, body and being.

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

future dates and focuses ••• apr 15: back side, may 13: top to toes full roll-out

spring cleaning: an extended yin yoga class

led by jennifer isaacson

sun. mar. 11 • $35 • 5:30-8p

Winter’s darkness can leave us feeling uninspired. Shift into Spring by opening the hips and stimulating the organs associated with the season.

​The Liver is our largest internal organ, which regulates blood and the gallbladder processes fats. By opening these meridians, we embody balance and shed stagnant energy. Anger is the emotion associated with the Liver and is often stored in the hips. Releasing excess tension allows us to move forward with freedom.

we hope you can join in the exploration!

women’s breathwork circle

led by tai hubbert

wed. mar. 14th

7-9p •​ $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 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.

future dates: 4/11 & 5/9

breathwork ceremony

led by tai hubbert

sun. mar. 18th

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.

future dates: 3/18, 4/15, 5/20

yoga sound bath

led by jennifer isaacson & daniella white

sun. mar. 18 • 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!​​

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