Classes/Practices

I teach yoga as a lifestyle, a way of being, and as a subtle and nuanced process of self-discovery, inquiry, and transformation. You will be given the opportunity and guidance to work at your own pace, explore variations, and accept or decline guidance and/or touch. I integrate:

  • Asana–forms using the breath, principles of alignment, energy flow, somatics, and attention to structural differences
  • Ayurveda–attention to individual constitution
  • Awareness Practices–Meditation–inward focus

Class will include holding forms and flowing through them to simultaneously observe discomfort, bring ease to your vital energy (prana), and to access the quiet, stable and dynamic center within yourself. Each class will have a physical and philosophical theme, adjusted per the needs of the students present. Classes will incorporate restorative yoga and other deep relaxation techniques.

“Love and justice are not two. Without inner change, there can be no outer change; without collective change, no change matters.” ~ Rev angel Kyodo williams

“The body, not the thinking brain, is where we experience most of our pain, pleasure, and joy, and where we process most of what happens to us. It is also where we do most of our healing, including our emotional and psychological healing. And it is where we experience resilience and a sense of flow.” ~ Resmaa Menakem from My Grandmother’s Hands

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Centering Practices, [livestream, Zoom]

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:00-10:15 a.m. Pacific Time

December 1 – 24, 2021, January 12 – March 4, 2022

Practices will include gentle asana, pranayama, awareness practices (meditation), and optional video recordings. From December, 2021 through February, 2022 focus will be on practices using sound and silence for the throat and neck.

These practices will offer a subtle and nuanced approach, suitable for students with a foundational yoga practice. In asana we will explore dynamic stabilization and opening of the central core channel through the lens of the fascia (the fascinating web of the connective tissues that feed neurological perception). Through breathing and awareness practices, you will be invited to expand your capacity to inhabit, rest, expand from and return to your inner resource or quiet center.

We’ll include seasonal routines and lifestyle choices that take into consideration the potential for seasonally-induced imbalances and explore ways to modulate extremes through felt sensation and guided awareness practices.

Zoom Link for Wednesday Centering Practices 9:00-10:15 a.m. Pacific Time, October, 2021: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82535317650

Zoom Link for Wednesday Chair Practices 10:30-11:45 a.m., Pacific Time, October, 2021: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83425432078

Zoom Link for Friday Centering Practices 9:00-10:15 a.m., Pacific Time, October, 2021: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81446774296

Chair Practice, [livestream, Zoom]

Wednesdays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. PST

December 1 – 24, 2021, January 12 – March 2, 2022

Incorporate asana, breathing, and a pause into your daily routine and learn how to counter the effects of sitting for long periods. The practice will be dynamic and nurturing without transitioning to the floor, easing joint pain and developing resilience and bone stability. From December, 2021 through February, 2022 focus will be on practices using sound and silence for the throat and neck.

Pay what you can (BELOW) (sustaining, supported, community rates) or offer an exchange, use a scholarship or request the recording via [email protected]. You will receive a confirmation. You may pay for 4-weeks, 8-weeks or attend on a drop-in or recording only basis.

A portion of class proceeds will be contributed to organizations that are centering marginalized voices, at the intersection of spirituality and justice, and committed to creating a beloved community of mutual care.

Drop-In Contribution Options

Sliding Scale

Multiple Practices Contribution Options

Contribution Options

Working with Wendy in a class begins with her intention to create a brave and sacred space for each participant. She offers her discernment through one-on-one observation, and she generously shares guidance in the moment for immediate adjustments. I have also benefited from private sessions with Wendy in which I received helpful instruction to integrate into my home practice. All my encounters with Wendy are rewarding, and I look forward to each week.

Chéri H. Olney, Greenbank, WA, wellness and life-style coach