New Yoga Studio is “HERE!”– at Open Space

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Ronly Blau, a longtime Vashon yoga teacher of almost two decades, is coalescing her various yoga classes and offering them in one location at her new studio HERE yoga and mindfulness center at Open Space for Arts & Community.

The intention of HERE yoga & mindfulness center is to support students in cultivating an awakened presence within a caring and inclusive community. The classes emphasize the inner yoga arts. Meditation, breathing practices and self-reflection are integrated with yoga’s physical practice.

HERE’s classes offer students: stress release, cultivation of a grounded center, physical strength and flexibility, inspiration, and community connection.

Ronly will be offering five classes/week: three Mindful Flow yoga classes, a Yoga & Meditation class and a Yoga Bliss(restorative yoga) class.  David Seborer, a new teacher to the island with 20 years of experience, will be offering Yoga Basics one day/week. The Mindful Flow classes integrate mindfulness with the asana practice. Students flow from one pose to the next slowly and deliberately with keen interest and care, pausing throughout class to notice the effects the movement has on the mind and body and to adjust appropriately. Sometimes music is used to enliven the inner graceful dancer while at other times students simply flow with the breath. All levels are welcome, but some introductory experience with yoga is recommended. Yoga & Meditation, Yoga Bliss and Yoga Basics are all beginner-friendly classes. Starting in the fall, an on-going 8-week, “Mindfulness Lab” series will be offered with a rotation of experienced mindfulness teachers.

The studio is located on the 2nd floor of the newly renovated Open Space. Large, south-facing windows to the forested meadow allow beautiful, natural light to stream into the spacious room for an intimate and gracious space for your practice.

“We are delighted to have Ronly teaching her yoga classes in the Open Space movement room,” said Amanda Westbrooke, Open Space Executive director.

All are invited to an Open House Party on June 16th, 4-6pm upstairs at the Open Space with kirtan– led by Tim Hulley and Joe Panzetta, door prizes, and snacks. All are welcome.
More information and complete schedule at: Ronlyblau.com and OpenSpaceVashon.com