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A Day of Intention – Guide to New Year’s Day Yoga Classes

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Football not your thing? Perhaps a day to unwind, stretch, and make a new intention for 2012 is your style. Here’s where you can renew yourself on New Year’s Day.

8 Limbs Yoga
500 East Pike Street
Seattle WA 98122
Sunday, January 1
10:00am – 12:00pm
http://www.8limbsyoga.com

The beginning of the new year is traditionally a time of renunciation, resolve and renewal. As a yearly ritual, you can take time to consider what would be skillful to your life in the coming year, make a commitment to the practice, and renew yourself in the foundation of your well-being. Join Jenny as she offers both a two hour all levels Asana class to help unbind and let go of what no longer serves you and a day of silence with contemplative practices to consider how to meet the future with ease, relaxation and joy. $30 at the door.

Two Dog Yoga
Sunday, January 1
10:00am – 12:00pm
12549 28th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125
206.367.9608
http://www.twodogyoga.com

New Year’s Day is a time to clarify your intentions for the coming year. Come steep in the wisdom of your heart and nourish your most auspicious desires for the coming year. And help others— this class is a benefit for the Two Dog Scholarship Fund, which helps Two Dog students practice yoga during times of financial stress. All levels welcome.

OmCulture
Sunday, January 1
10:00am – 12:00pm
2210 N Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.yogalife.com
206.529.0581

Begin the New Year with yoga – join Lisa and your Yogalife+OmCulture Sangha (community) to celebrate the first day of 2012. $25 at the door. Please bring your own mat.

Karuna Arts Yoga
Sunday, January 1
9:00am – 11:00am
819 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
206.878.YOGA (9642)
http://www.karuna-arts-yoga.com

Spend some time this first day of the year with others sharing wellness and peace, set your intentions for this auspicious year of 2012. Two Hour All Levels Yoga class, accompanied by a Scottish-Celtic Harp. Annual labyrinth walk. After class there will be an optional vegetarian potluck. Please bring donations for the White Center Food bank. Classes are $15. Please bring your own mat and towel.

The Yoga Tree
Sunday, December 1
10:00am – 11:30am
4250 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103
206.545.0316
http://www.yogatree.com

New Year’s is a holiday of celebration, reflection, and renewed commitment to living our lives fully. What better practice than yoga to set this frame of mind and embody your intentions? This class is the perfect blend of movement and mindfulness. Open the way to a truly new new year. Begin with an active vinyasa sequence, then take time for gentler practices to cultivate deep body awareness. $20/person. Register online.

Lila Yoga
Sunday, January 1
10:00am – 12:00pm
2812 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
206.323.7138
http://www.lilayogaseattle.com

New Year’s Day is a great day to celebrate and clarify your intentions for 2012. Join Emily for a special two-hour class and move and breathe your way into the new year. All levels are welcome and all of Emily’s earnings will be donated to charity. $35/person.

Three Trees Yoga
Sunday, January 1
11:00am – 12:30pm
204 S 348th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
253.815.YOGA (9642)
http://www.threetreesyoga.com

Invite the best things into 2012! Come to New Year’s Day Yoga where you can purify from the holidays, move your body, focus your mind and create intentions for the New Year. The practice of Sankalpa – setting intentions – is a powerful, ancient practice. Learn about manifesting what you want in this pivotal year through an energetic and balancing class with Karissa. $15/person. Register online.

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