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Day 9 Seattle-Whole Life Yoga-Tracy Weber

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Find the Yo Yo Yogini

Yogi Man on Giant Eyeball

Yogi Man on Giant Eyeball

Watchin’ the sun rise in the middle of the night, as it does here in Seattle this time of year, confuses the RU – the wise, kind, old, grandfather cocker spaniel – who’s always in search of a deep cultural experience.  Patiently, he waits for the YoYos to wake and take him to the Olympic Sculpture Park which sits on the edge of downtown, adjacent to the shimmerin’ waters of Puget Sound.  As we approach, our eyes pop open in delight to see metal statues of runnin’ people, giant erasers, “&” signs, giant eyeballs that you can sit in (or sit “on” if you are yogi man), and water shootin’ up from the ground. This park is crazy cool and Ru is happy. Isn’t that all that really matters? We got lost in time and statues, so we raced back to get across town to Greenwood to take our very first Viniyoga class at Whole Life Yoga from Tracy Weber.

Tracy Weber

Tracy Weber

Mind- expandin’, body stretchin’ soul-enlighten’ …yogis know there’s zillions of reasons why we practice, but sadly there’s ba-zillions more who’ll never give it a go, thinkin’ yoga’s  only for pencil-thin pretzels. Enter Whole Life Yoga…the tag line…“Yoga for Real People”… and that’s exactly what we knew to be true the second we entered the door of this ultra -friendly, super- welcoming, totally inclusive neighborhood yoga studio. Opened in ’01, Whole Life Yoga was recognized in March as the Best Therapeutic Yoga Studio in the city by Seattle magazine. Tracy Weber, ex-Micorsofter turned studio owner, has created a safe home for a diverse group of people willing to try this thing called “yoga” in a caring environment offering a community of support.

Viniyoga at Whole Life Yoga

Viniyoga at Whole Life Yoga

The YoYos entered the filled to capacity, quiet as a mouse room as cross-legged yogis sat in a deep peace-providin’ mediation. As this nurturing teacher silently entered, she began by centering the class through a breathing exercise and proceeded to slowly lead each asana, carefully encouraging the class to stretch one long smooth breath to one long smooth movement and then inviting each yogi to gracefully feel their own breath and  move with it. The even sound and fluid energy filled the tranquil space in this joyful practice. The YoYos weren’t surprised to learn that many students come to Viniyoga after injury, or for therapeutic reasons, as this beautiful practice left them feelin’ light, loose and full of energy.

Groovin' Ru

The Ru Knows... Yoga is for Real People!

 

Mom, Dad, Grandma, Brother, Daughter, Friend & Neighbor…. hurtin’, never done yoga before, or feelin’ like a stallion,  this class is for all peeps who have a preconceived idea of what yoga is supposed to be. Whole Life Yoga proves…Yoga is for Real People! 

New to yoga?  Check out the Yoga for Real People Series at Whole Life Yoga!


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