Introducing Two New Teachers

carly hayden
Carly Hayden
Carly Hayden’s intention is to help her students develop a deeper connection and appreciation for their bodies. In class we explore the balance of effort and stillness, flexibility and strength, laughter and silence.

Carly holds a 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification through the renowned 8 Limbs Yoga Centers, as well as YogaFit International. Carly is paddleboard yoga certified through Wasup Yoga, and certified in prenatal and postnatal yoga instruction through Seattle Holistic Center.

Carly will be offering Drop-In Classes, Intermediate Warm Flow on Sunday mornings at 8:30a; Warm Flow and Yin Slow, Monday evenings at 5:30p; followed by Gentle Yoga at 7p.

A short video of Carly doing a Low Lunge Flow will be on our front page for a while and always available on her teacher page.

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tawnya alexson
Tawnya Alexson
Tawnya Alexson’s first experience with yoga was prenatal yoga in 2000, but what really drew her into a lifelong practice was the teachings of Eckhart Tolle. With his teachings of being here now in the present moment, everything in yoga class seemed to support this philosophy, this truth that resonated in her. She naturally progressed to teacher training to support and enhance her own education and received her 200-RYT in February of 2013. She has since been teaching yoga and other body/mind oriented wellness classes. With a strong focus on mindfulness, Tawnya has a passion for anatomy, kinesiology, and finding balance between effort and effortlessness in our bodies as well as in our minds.

Tawnya will be offering the popular seven-week series class Yoga 101 Thursday evenings, beginning January 21 from 7-8:15p* ; and Saturday mornings from 11:30 to 12:45p beginning January 23rd*.
*Click on the date to register and pay online.

A short video of Tawnya doing a Cat Cow Flow is available on her teacher page.

Musings on Turning 75!

When I turned 50 and my cranky body was calling to me to do something different — I started taking yoga classes. The mind-full body work, the steadiness of attention, and the wisdom I found was like coming home.

Then, at 60 I found so much value in the many benefits, so started teacher training to insure my commitment.

In 2003, I opened Yoga Circle Studio to spread the circle, and we have a happier, healthier community as a result. And certainly, I am a happier, healthier person. (ps: There is no anti-aging secret: it’s the yoga!)

Make yoga a part of your life, everyday.

[nggallery id=12]I love yoga and Snohomish and glad to be of service, as your yogi, artist, mayor. (More flexible than most mayors.) Click on any image to enlarge and begin a slideshow.

Here’s what a regular practice of yoga can do for your body, mind and spirit:
· Improves flexibility especially in the joints so injuries are less likely.
· Improves cardiovascular health and a healthier blood flow throughout the body.
· Improves lung capacity and relaxation through deep breathing.
· Improves balance and encourages more body awareness.
· Helps strengthen core muscles and overall muscular-skeletal strength.
· Reduces stress through the calming and meditative qualities of yoga.
· Increases mental focus.
· Encourages living the virtues of truthfulness, kindness, moderation, and gratitude.
· Invites you to be present, to be aware, and to be happy.

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