A spiritual practice open to all
Sunday evenings in the Cathedral Nave from 6-7 p.m.
In the sacred space of Saint Mark’s Cathedral, this spiritual practice is designed to improve health, release tension, and deepen spirituality.
It is a gentle practice, and the instructors guide the group in ways that welcome newcomer and experienced practitioners alike.
Questions? Contact the ministry coordinator Irene Beausoleil
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Fall 2019 Yoga Ministry Update
It’s been over five years since the Cathedral Yoga ministry was launched, offering a one-hour practice in the sacred space of the cathedral nave each Sunday at 6 p.m. It is spiritual practice, but its spirituality emerges through an intense, focused bodily awareness. Over the years the ministry has created a devoted community for whom the class is very valuable, with some participants coming almost every week. For others, it is yoga that brings them through the doors of the cathedral for the first time. Although donations are encouraged, there is no fee to participate.
For the last few years the ministry has been coordinated by Irene Beausoleil, a Saint Mark’s member familiar to many as an acolyte at the 11 a.m. Eucharist service. Irene is an excellent, professional yoga instructor, under whose leadership the minsitry continues to thrive. Recently, however, two new instructors have begun leading classes.
Nadine Blinn is a Seattle native whose passion for yoga began when she was advised to try it for pain relief in her shoulders, hips, and lower back. She learned that yoga can be helpful for anyone in any setting, and became a certified instructor, completing 200 hours of training with 8 Limbs Yoga in Seattle. She is the proprietor of Balanced Humans, a company which offers yoga and meditation classes at corporate offices, residential buildings, conferences, and special events.
Todd Greenwood has been practicing yoga, off and on, for over 25 years. In 2014, Todd completed his 200-hour Vinyasa Teacher Training with Ali Valdez of Sattva Yoga. Following his certification, Todd volunteered with Yoga Behind Bars and taught yoga to incarcerated youth at King County Juvenile Detention Center for several years. He frequently incorporates questions of social and environmental justice into his classes in throught-provoking ways.