Centering Practices

October Practices, 2023 ~ Meditation in Motion

October 6 – 27

9:00-10:15 a.m. Pacific Time

Pay what you are able for 4, 8, or 12 practices, or pay per practice (drop-in).

Fall, 2023 Practice Series ~ Oct. 6 ~ Dec. 22

Centering practices offer a subtle and nuanced approach, suitable for students with a foundational yoga practice. In asana, we will explore whole body versus localized movement for balanced strength and resilience.

Movement, Prana Vata, is nature’s driving force of change during the fall season. This moving force affects our physical, pranic, and mental/emotional bodies too. It might show up as dry lips, throat, or skin, a colder body temperature, increased anxiety, racing mind, or a mind that is easily distracted or overstimulated. It’s powerful and can throw us out of balance. According to yoga and ayurveda, the fall seasonal transition can be most difficult to navigate.

In October we will adapt our practices to the fall season. Sequences will be slow paced with longer holds to access an inner stillness – asana as a meditation in motion. We’ll continue standing asanas for strength from last month and explore upper body strengthening. To enhance muscle elasticity and suppleness of the fascia, we’ll play with twists, lateral and forward bends. The asanas and breath-work will provide the ground for heart-based guided meditations. 

The ‘live’ practices will include recordings that you can use at home, as well as a copy of the study with photographs.

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

Payment Options

I offer 3-tiered Sliding Scale Payment Options based on your current financial status.

Choose the level that is best for you now.

  • Regular: This is the cost that I would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you choose a level below this tier, you are receiving a discount. This level of payment is for you if you have access to financial security and spend little time worried about securing necessities.
  • Discounted: This level of payment is for those who are able to meet their basic needs but have little-to-no expendable income. Paying at this level may qualify as a sacrifice but it would not create a hardship.
  • Supported: This is for those who struggle to meet basic needs such as housing, food, child care, health care, etc. Paying above this level would be a significant hardship. Please contact me if this level is still prohibitive.


Payment Options

Practice Series

Payment Options

Sliding Scale Payment Options

Sliding scale is a tool that allows my services to be obtained at multiple price points based on the circumstances of my students and clients. The sliding scale addresses economic justice and represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc. I’ve made a commitment to offering a sliding scale model as a way to contribute to a more equitable world.

For a sliding scale model to work, it relies on truthfulness, respect for complexity, and accountability. I trust you to be honest in your assessment of your financial reality. I do not receive any outside funding to supplement sliding scale discounts. This model is an attempt to balance the fair value of my time and energy and the multiple realities of economic access and privilege that exist within our community. I’m open to ongoing communication about our economic experiences and this model.

Please choose a level that is best for you now.

Other Options use the Contact Form to:

  • offer an exchange
  • use a scholarship
  • purchase a recorded session

Proceeds Contributions

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.

Contributions in 2022 include:

  • Lake City Partners, Seattle WA mission is to end homelessness by providing shelter, respite care, work opportunities and other services, so that people have increased opportunities for stabilization, recovery, and permanent housing.
  • Young Women Empowered (Y-WE), Seattle WA cultivates the power of diverse young women to be creative leaders and courageous change makers through transformative programs within a collaborative community of belonging.
  • Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble, NYC, is on of New York City’s most highly regarded volunteer choral ensembles. It is known for its eclectic repertoire, interpretive depth, and technical expertise in many styles. In 2023 the ensemble will collaborate with The Unsung Collective. Since 2011, the ensemble annually offers world premiers from its Emerging Composers Competition.
  • Social Justice Fund (SJF), Seattle WA, is a foundation working at the frontlines of social change. SJF funds organizations led by people who are most directly affected by the problems that the organization or project is addressing. SJF uses Giving Projects, a unique participatory model which provides significant financial resources to organizations that work toward long-term progressive social change.