Modo Yoga Seattle

Modo Yoga is a green, clean, hot yoga series that stretches, strengthens and tones the muscles while detoxifying the body and calming the mind.

While all classes are rooted in the Moksha/Modo Yoga series, teachers are encouraged to bring their own unique knowledge and experience every time they enter the room to teach. If you're interested in how this sweaty community works, check out our 7 Pillars page to get a sense of what we stand for.

• K A R M A •

Each year, Yoga Behind Bars brings yoga to over 4,000 inmates. They teach thousands of incarcerated people yoga, and bring meditation and asanas to a variety of populations, including youth, the mental health unit at the women’s prison, the Veteran’s pod at Kent Jail, and men in solitary at the Monroe prison.

Come share this practice that impacts us all, and support a powerful cause at tonight's 7:30pm Karma Class. ($5 cash donation, all proceeds benefit Yoga Behind Bars.)

**SATURDAY ROAD CLOSURE**

Happy Thursday, yogis! This Saturday, February 18th, the large crane that has been building The Eddy next door will be taken down. As a result, 71st Street will be closed beginning midnight Friday through ALL of Saturday.

Please give yourself extra time in navigating this temporary closure when coming to practice THIS Saturday :) ✌

• W O R K S H O P •

Balasana // Child's Pose

Child’s Pose is a true resting pose, and one that you can hold for long periods of time without the need for props. There is something so nourishing and nurturing about this pose, especially when it is placed between long standing sequences.



5 Health Benefits of Child's Pose:

1. It’s super calming for the mind.

Placing your head (namely your ‘third eye’ or the spot just between your eyebrows) down on the mat has an instant calming and soothing effect on the brain. The inward fold of the body, with the eyes looking back towards you sends a signal to your brain that you’re safe, and that it’s OK to rest.

This pose is amazing if you’re finding yourself in a place where you have many thoughts swirling around in your head.

2. It’s great for your digestion.

Doing Child’s Pose with your knees closer together, so that your belly is resting on your thighs, is a great way to massage the internal organs which may help move your digestion along. Taking long, slow deep inhales and exhales in this pose will push your abdomen into your legs, and then draw it back up again.

3. It elongates the lower back.

If you sit at a desk all day, stand for long periods of time, or are otherwise alive in the world, chances are you have some compression in your lower back.

This is because we tend to ‘dump’ our weight down there, and usually aren’t consciously pulling up and engaging your lower abdominals all day long (which you may be doing too, in which case, good for you!) Folding over your legs immediately reverses the splaying of the tailbone that can cause lower back pain.

Child’s Pose allows you to open up and stretch this area of the body.

4. It opens up the hips.

By taking your knees wide apart in your Child’s Pose so that your belly can relax in between them, you will be getting a nice stretch and opening through the hips. This is going to help reduce any hip pain you may be having, as well as help improve or maintain the health of your hips throughout your life.

5. It reminds you that resting is a good thing.

If you love to push yourself in your practice, you may be tempted to skip resting postures in classes, or to avoid doing them in your own practice. But remember that in yoga we are striving to cultivate a sense of balance. It’s not all about being at 100% effort all the time.

Taking time to rest in your practice may actually help you to cultivate the ability to take time out in your everyday life.

• S E L F L O V E •

"Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you, that is your true home." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Above everything else, genuinely love yourself first. Self-love is powerful and it’s the best love that you will ever have. When you love who YOU are, your relationships will be healthier and your life will be happier. Self-love sets the standard in how we allow others to treat us and how we treat ourselves. Your happiness and well-being is important. Protect it by always valuing who you are.

Candles and teekis and bottles, oh my! Why wait for March?! Spring has sprung around MYS with tons of bright new colors thanks to our new Swell bottles, a fresh stock of teeki pants, and palm wax chakra pillar candles - be sure to check it all out when you are in for your next practice 💚✌️🌷

• M A N T R A •

“If you feel lost,
disappointed,
hesitant,
or weak,
return to yourself,
to who you are,
here and now and when you get there,
you will discover yourself,
like a lotus flower in full bloom,
even in a muddy pond,
beautiful and strong.”
-Masaru Emoto

• F E A T U R E D T E A C H E R •

February brings us one giant step closer to spring, so what better time to honor our ray of sunshine, Jenna Crouch! Whether guiding her Saturday evening Power Flow or practicing beside you as a student on her mat, Jenna's fierce compassion radiates to fill the room☀️

Since you are just as likely to find Jenna in the wilderness as you are the hot room, it's not surprising that when asked for her thoughts on the 7 Modo Pillars and the yoga sutras, we find her wisdom rooted in the natural world 🌳

"I love all the pillars and the way they unite the Modo community around common core values, but if I have to pick a favorite, it would be Live Green. Environmental conservation and protection of our planet and natural resources are issues that are close to my heart. The way that MYS incorporates non-toxic products into the every day operation of the studio demonstrates that we can all take small steps that add up to make a big difference, and it continually encourages me to think of creative ways to reduce my environmental impact."

"My favorite yoga sutra is the very first one! atha yoga-anushasanam, which means: "Now this is yoga as I have perceived it in the natural world." Atha means "now" and signifies that a great teaching is about to be given. It tells us that yoga is here and now, not in the past or something that is waiting for us in the future. Atha, now, makes yoga a living teaching and an invitation to be here now. Anu means atom, and the root of shasanam, shas, means to instruct, or "the atoms will instruct you." All the wisdom that we need to experience yoga, union, exists in the natural world if we allow ourselves to see each thing as our teacher."

Always and ever our teacher. Thank you for shining your light at MYS, Jenna! Don't miss her Power Flow Saturday evenings at 5:30pm - LIKE TODAY! 😎❤✌️

Watch Full Episodes Online of IN Close on PBS | Yoga Behind Bars | IN Close

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• K A R M A •

Yoga Behind Bars Mission Statement reads:

"We’re reimagining the criminal justice system, we envision a world where all communities are healthy and thriving, where people feel safe, connected, and valued. Our work is about more than just yoga. We open doors to self-understanding, resilience and transformation..."

Come support this transformative organization every Friday night in February at MYS:
7:30pm Karma Classes
$5 cash donation (all proceeds benefit YBB)

http://www.pbs.org/video/2365535939/

pbs.org A Seattle based non-profit brings the practice of yoga to incarcerated youth and adults.

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7110 Woodlawn Ave NE
Seattle, WA
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Tuesday 6am - 10pm
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Thursday 6am - 10pm
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Saturday 8:30am - 5pm
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