Yoga Bywater, SJI
“Change is not something that we should fear. Rather, it is something that we should welcome. For without change, nothing in this world would ever grow or blossom, and no one in this world would ever move forward to become the person they’re meant to be.”
— B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Bywater/ San Juan Island, WA
3579 Bailer Hill Rd
Yoga Bywater is closed for holidays. Happy Winter Solstice (Dec 21st) Classes will resume in January, indoors at Aurora Farms on No2 Schoolhouse Rd. Stay tuned.
I will post here and FB with more info as soon as I know exactly when I'll return to the island. Aurora Farms does not have info about classes, yet.
Enjoy the New Year
Classes will resume in January. Happy holidays/ Winter Solstice
All levels welcome, we will work on foundational poses which include standing poses, seated poses, basic twists, some balancing poses and relaxing/ restorative poses. Please arrive a few minutes early so that we can begin on time. I look forward to meeting new faces. Classes will be free for the coming months.
As most of you know Yoga Bywater in New Orleans has been closed since March 14th, 2020 due to Covid. In the subsequent months I have been making some hard decisions and feeling my way through this massive obstacle. I have recently sold the building and am relocating myself and the yoga studio to San Juan Island in Washington State. We’ve had a magical time on the corner and I thank everyone who has been a part of it. There will be more to come.
It is my intention to build a studio, here on the island on my families property, facing the Olympic Peninsula and the Puget Sound, it is spectacularly beautiful here. Often Killer Whales can be seen in close to shore, bald eagles and foxes are abundant. I’m 7 miles across from Victoria, Canada by water. I look forward to teaching here as soon as life allows. I’ll start building when weather and permitting allow. I have been dreaming of this for the last 10 years and the Pandemic forced the issue. Also my parents are getting older and I’m happy to be able to spend more time with them. I miss everyone and look forward to the next chapter. I’ll keep you posted as things progress. Take care and practice.
Yoga Intensives - These 5-20 day intensives are intended to help the yoga student develop a daily practice. The intensive begins with developing strength and balance in the standing poses, gentle chest opening in beginning backbends and leading up to beginning inversions, including shoulder balance, head stand, and full arm balance. Unless specified beginners are welcome to attend. This is a great way to experience yoga as it is intended to be practiced,
DAILY. Classses are 2 hours (7:30-9:30am). Registration of full 5-20 classes recommended. It is best to attend all classes consecutively as classes develop sequentially. Intensives are held at least once a month. Check top of the schedule for next intensive or ask to be added to [email protected] list to be notified of upcoming studio events.
*Please come to class at least 5 minutes before classes begin. Please come with an empty stomach. Please bring your own mat. All other equipment is provided. Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bare feet.
II. 46 Sthira sukham asanam
Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit