Workshops 2020

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Practice & Play with Yogi Zain

Explore. Experiment. Evolve.                     May 1 – 3

We are excited to have Yogi Zain come and inspire us with his fresh and unique way of practicing Iyengar Yoga. 
Come ready to have fun exploring traditional yoga poses in a new, playful and creative way with dynamic rhythm, flow and grace.The old Sanskrit word ‘Lila’ means play. More than the ordinary sense, it means divine play; the play of creation, destruction and re-creation, the folding and unfolding of the cosmos. In this workshop we will explore a diverse and dynamic approach to asana practice. Bringing awareness from the known archetypes of asana and then deconstruct our samskaras (mental impressions or psychological imprints). We will recreate a fun framework to play with stability and mobility in our daily practice.


Yogi Zain
is a certified Iyengar Instructor who spent several years teaching at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco and at the San Quentin Prison. He is currently spending most of his year travelling around the world teaching workshops and sharing his love of yoga with people in Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica , Jakarta and China. And we are warmly welcoming Yogi Zain to Bellingham and Yoga Northwest.

Check out some of Yogi Zain’s inspiring videos:

Friday, May 1st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 2nd,  10:00 – 1:00 pm, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday, 10:00 – 1:00 pm 

Prerequisites: All Yogis welcome from any tradition with a minimum 1 year experience without acute back, neck, knee, and shoulder injury and are ready for an adventure. 


Fee: $ 185 (Due April 1st)

Deposit $35

Balance of Fee $150

Full Amount $185


4- Day Yoga Clinic                                                  Sept 10 – 13

Yoga Anatomy with Julie Gudmestad

Inspire and Deepen your yoga practice by studying Anatomy Awareness in Asana
During this series we will focus on one area at a time, starting by seeing and feeling bones, joints, and muscles. Then we will bring anatomy to life by practicing poses that strengthen and stretch the highlighted muscles. The asana practice will build from easy to more challenging poses.
Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own pace, with ample time for questions. Julie makes Anatomy in Asana fascinating and fun!

In this workshop we will:

• Use lecture, demonstration and asana practice to support your learning.
• Practice anatomical language to help deepen your understanding of human movement patterns.
• Study how muscle imbalances can contribute to pain and disrupt the injury healing process.
• Suggest poses and sequences to help make progress with challenging poses.


Julie has been a practicing physical therapist for over 40 years. She teaches at Paxson Yoga Center, a combined yoga studio and physical therapy practice in Portland,Oregon, as well as teaching workshops throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. She also wrote the Yoga Journal column, ‘Anatomy of a Yogi’ for several years.

Thurs- Sat,  Sept 10-12,   10:00 – 1:00 , 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Sun,  Sept 13,   10:00 – 1:00 pm
This is a great workshop for all dedicated students, teachers and teachers-in-training with a minimum 1 year yoga experience from any tradition, seeking a  deeper understanding of the yoga asanas from inside. 

Fee: $ 525 (Due August 10th)

Deposit $100

Balance of Fee $425

Full Amount $525

Early Bird $475