Spring buds, beginnings and birthdays

Spring is here, the tulips are blooming, and Rainier Beach Yoga is coming up her 3rd birthday! Tulips remind me of the beginning of Rainier Beach Yoga because they are some of my favorite flowers, I regularly visit the Tulip Festival each year (picture from the daffodil fields!), and I have a beautiful scarf a friend made me for RBY’s opening 3 years ago called Tulips and Concrete. This time of year is a reflective time to look at where RBY has been in the last 3 years, and looking forward to the next 3 years. 

In the last three years, we have met hundreds of community members, offered classes outdoors, in agencies working with youth impacted by violence and the criminal justice system, women impacted by domestic violence, hospice workers and staff on the front lines of racial justice committed to their resiliency and sustainability. We offered workshops on trauma, depression, anxiety, racial justice and equanimity. Wow!

In the next three years RBY is continuing its commitment to resiliency, racial and social justice and yoga therapy. What is your hope for RBY in the next 3 years? Let us know!

With the buds and the new beginnings there are a few changes and a birthday special coming in May.

First, your special…I am bringing back the Bring a Friend Ticket for $49 for the May Yoga for Resilience series! This is my thank you to you for showing up and a way for you to share the gift of yoga (and accountability) with a buddy. 

Second, class changes…I am dropping my group class schedule down to 2 classes/week in May. I will teach Tuesdays at 6:30pm and Thursdays at 10:30am. These series will alternate between Yoga for Resilience: Building Capacity and Yoga for Resilience: Taking Action. Check out the current schedule here, and the next series begin May 1 and 3. 

The buds coming into bloom at Rainier Beach Yoga are monthly Undoing Whiteness explorations and a Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Therapists workshop.  

What are you bringing to fruition this spring? What buds are blossoming in your mind and heart?