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Day 13 Seattle-Planet Earth Yoga-Laura Yon Brooks

Planet Earth Yoga Center

Planet Earth Yoga Center

On this bird-chirpin’, last Sunday in Seattle morning, a long smooth Hatha-Gaya class was just what the Doctor ordered.  Our YoYo bodies were feelin’ it in a big way, especially in the butt from walkin’ up and down every endless hill with The Ru; the wise, kind, old, grandfather –so cute he turns Seattleites into baby-talkin’ goo cocker spaniel. This morning we put ourselves in the experienced hands of Laura Yon-Brooks, Yoga Therapist and owner of Planet Earth Yoga Center, to begin in a new life energy that would rejuvenate us to “power it up” for the next 86 days!  

Laura Yon-Brooks

Laura Yon-Brooks

We found Planet Earth Yoga as we passed the colorful Fremont Sunday Market, on the 2nd floor of a converted old house, brimming with character.  The unique studio space was spectacularly spacious and completely alive with activity from the tight group of Laura devotes’ who came to loosen and “love it up”.  Laura, a giving soul, laser-lead this happy bunch for the next 11/2 hours insisting on long, smooth, deep breaths complimenting every creative liquid movement.  Her easy to follow flows allowed the YoYos to feel the full depth of every asana and release any tense, tired muscles, hidin’ or not so hidin’, deep inside.  With precise instruction, Laura encouraged her students to find their breath, their rhythm and flow beautifully with it, creating a dance-like movement.

Laura’s healing doesn’t stop in her studio; she has been sharing her special gift of recovery and rejuvenation with cancer patients for the past 10 years at the University of Washington Medical Center.  Seems to the YoYos that folks in this ‘hood are lucky to have this Seattle Sister!

We left flyin’, butt muscles feelin’ 10 years younger, over to the YoYoYogi mobile that was waiting to take us to a most excellent treat!

The Edgewater Hotel

The Edgewater Hotel

View from The Edgewater

View from The Edgewater

Now, while we love our 400 square foot Queen Anne Studio, when generously offered the outrageous, Puget Sound huggin’ Edgewater Hotel, by yoga and pet lovin’ manager,  Ric Nicholson,  the YoYos cried “SCORE”! With Ru in tow, we walked into the lap of luxury, bounced on the ginormous down bed, soaked in the claw foot tub then melted into the soft leather chairs (mac on lap) by the glow of the fireplace and stared at sailboats on the Sound. Lucky for us, we still have 2 glorious days to enjoy The Emerald City!

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