Karen Guzak’s Yoga Circle Studio

Focus on Core, Sunday, April 27, 1-4p

by YogaCircleWebTeam on March 31, 2014 · 0 comments

Focus on Core: Strength, Mobility & Safety
with Sarah Johnston & Candace McKenna
Sunday, April 27, 2014 | 1-4p | Cost: $40

The muscles which support the sacroiliac joint, lower back and spine are the muscles of our Core, or naval center. This workshop will focus on asanas which help us locate our primary (psoas) and secondary core muscles and then learn to engage and release them for improved stability and alignment. We will explore the powerful effect of mindfully engaging these muscles during all movement. Many of the poses come from the master teacher Donna Fahri, (who has given permission for this material to be shared — including the YouTube clip below).

Click to Register & Pay Online Open to all levels, pre-registration recommended, and stay for the potluck.



Singing Bowls, Saturday, 3/29, 7-9p

by YogaCircleWebTeam on March 24, 2014 · 0 comments

Sound Healing
with Kristen Rubis
Saturday, March 29, 2014 | 7-9p | Cost: $20

Join us for a special event. Settled in with very gentle yoga poses to prepare you for a deeply nourishing evening of breath work, meditation, and sacred sound healing. Kristen performs healing sound through Tibetan and crystal quartz singling bowls and soothing percussion instruments.

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Kara Keating

Yoga Nidra with Kara Keating

by YogaCircleWebTeam on March 10, 2014 · 0 comments

Yoga Nidra | Awaken and Dream
Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 1-4p | Cost: $40

The practice of yoga nidra brings the mind and the heart, the conscious and sub-conscious into harmony. Often when we intend to make positive changes in our life, we self-sabotage and end up on a veritable hamster wheel of samsara ( “to perpetually wander”). In other words, we might want to make changes, we find we cannot, but we are not sure why. When we find harmony on all levels of mind/body/spirit, there is Moksha, or liberation from that which formerly bound us. Yoga Nidra is highly effective for dealing with addictions, bad habits, negativity, and other common maladies. It can also be used for recovering from grief, loss, illness and difficult transitions. The workshop will include some history and background, lecture/discussion on yoga philosophy and psychology, gentle all-levels hatha yoga and breath work, culminating in a full practice of yoga nidra.

What to expect: Excellent information, interesting subject matter (ourselves) some humor (always) gentle movement and breathing (anyone can do), deep relaxation of the entire body/mind, meditation of a different kind!

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Yoga 101& Yoga for Women Classes begin this week

March 3, 2014
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Series Class: YOGA 101 with Sarah Johnston Tuesdays, March 4 – April 15, 2014 7-8:15p | Cost: $80 for 7 weeks These popular classes are for those who want to learn and/or review basic yoga poses, breath awareness, mental focus, and stress reduction. New students get 25% off, pre-registration is required, 8 students minimum . […]

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Reflect Your Best Self with a Yoga Class

January 7, 2014
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Slow Yoga with Roy Holman Sunday, February 23, 2014 | 1-4p | Cost: $40 “SloYo” is just that, yoga done slowly, mindfully and breathfully. We begin slow and easy then progress into stronger poses, while still moving easily, following the flow of our breath and body. Then we take the body deeper into longer holds […]

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Solstice Walk, Belly Dance and Free Restorative from the Holidaze!

December 16, 2013

Click on any image to begin slideshow. Our eight annual Winter Solstice Candlelight Walk alongside the Snohomish River falls on a Saturday this year, party night! Many thanks to all the solstice elves: Jerry, Pamela, Tom, Kylie and daughters Niya, Keenan, Gail, Lya, Sasha, Tina, Cory, Helen, Mary Pat, Janet, Christina, Dell, Renee, Dorrinda, Dave, […]

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Celebrating 10 Years, Saturday, November 16th

November 8, 2013

THEN: Sophie, age 7, and Karen in 2003. Karen and Sophie ten years later! Thanks for Join Us Celebrating 10 Years of Yoga at 707 Pine Avenue! Tasty food provided by Grilla Bites | Sweets by Snohomish Bakery | Wine from Blanc & Rouge | Music by Bill Pfleging, guitarist and chant artist | Toasts, […]

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Trick or Treat … or a Pain in the Back!

November 4, 2013
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Karen took this smartphone snap of Brighton and me with a basket of candy ready for another invasion of holiday revealers of all ages. It may seem our eyes are the problem, but it was my back! Sitting for hours on the stoop, I could fill the lower back getting weaker. Another Snicker bar wasn’t […]

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How Yoga Transforms Your Body

October 28, 2013


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Partner Yoga with Kim and Dorrinda, Sunday, 10/27 at 1p

October 21, 2013
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Come alone or with a partner and explore the many playful possibilities in Partner Yoga. A number of yoga poses are enhanced using the reciprocal strengths of a partner. This is a chance to expand your yoga repertoire and explore the connections and support of a partner. Potluck following this workshop. 10% family discount. CANCELLED, […]

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