Skagit Area Yoga Studios

16 Jun

grey-blue_yogascent_logo.jpgTo my dear yoga students,

I will be leaving for West Virginia in early August, where I will be gaining invaluable life and clinical experience as a Doctor of Physical Therapy student (yay!).  My ultimate goal is to come back to the Valley, open up an outpatient clinic / holistic healing center (complete with a horse barn for hippotherapy!), teach yoga and offer Physical Therapy services all under one roof.  This is an amazing opportunity for me to combine all of my (diverse) passions and also to truly serve you all better.  I am so grateful for this incredible gift and opportunity and I promise to make the very most of my education and time away.

This next leg of my journey will last three years.  I trust that each of you will find an amazing new yoga teacher in that time and that you will continue to grow in your lifelong yoga practice.  I am honored to know many talented local instructors; we are so fortunate to have beautiful yoga studios as well as experienced individuals willing to teach you in your own home. Finding a teacher is a very personal journey, and as you can see there is a wide range of diverse yoga offerings right here in the valley.  If you have trouble knowing where to start, I would be happy to point you in a direction.

When I first began my yoga journey in Chicago (over ten years ago), I remember finding every free class I could and rotating throughout the city, piecing together a practice I could afford at that time … I experienced many different teachers and grew so much from their varied perspectives. Be bold. Try new things. Enjoy the journey.  Open your heart. There is so much to learn.

I invite you to find the Skagit Yoga Community on Facebook, where you can meet some teachers & practitioners and join in the conversation about all things Yoga in the Valley and beyond.

I have done my best to compile this list; however, the community is always in flux so there may be some out of date information or new folks not included. No one was left out intentionally; the list is in alphabetical order.

Much love and peace to you on your new yoga journey! Keep in touch. Practice a little every day.


Skagit Area Yoga

Ahimsa Yoga Studio, Mount Vernon
519 South First Street
Mount Vernon WA 98274

Anne Taylor, Camano Island
Kundalini Yoga

Anusara Yoga by Alexis, LaConner

Baview Yoga, Bow
Krista Squibb

Blissdog Yoga, Anacortes
Kit Muehlman

Body Free Yoga & Pilates, Concrete
Suzy Cornell

Burlington Parks and Recreation Yoga

Center of Holistic Wellness, Sedro Woolley
609 Murdock Street
Sedro Woolley, WA 98284

Crescent Moon Yoga, LaConner

Cutlas Mountain Yoga at the Woolley Market, Sedro Woolley
Sylvia Trask

Expressive Fit, Stanwood & Skype Yoga
Dawn New

Flow Motion Yoga, Ferndale

Kathleen Grimbly
Kripalu, Structural Yoga Therapy & Egoscue Method at your location

Lulu Lemon, Burlington
Inquire about yoga classes in-store

United General Fitness Center, Sedro Woolley
Lynne McNett

Maya Skakti Yoga & Wellness Center, Anacortes
708 Commercial Avenue

Movement Arts, Camano Island

Pamela Nixon / Nirmal Kaur, Anacortes
Kundalini Yoga

Quantum Health & Yoga Lounge, Burlington
(360) 230-1349

Riverside Health Club, Mount Vernon & Sedro Woolley
MV: 360-424-4200
SW: 360-854-9285

Riverwalk Yoga Studio, Mount Vernon
117 N. 1st St. Ste 5 (Carnation Building)
Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon

Skagit Valley YMCA, Mount Vernon

Skagit Yoga & Neurotherapy, Bow & your location
Kate Bowers
(360) 766-4282

Studio 1010, Anacortes
1010 6th St. Anacortes

Yoga Gypsies, Everywhere
Dawn Jex

Yoga at the Keystone Center for the Arts, Anacortes
dunja lingwood & Ricky Knue
619 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA

Yoga@hOMe Classes, Clear Lake
Anne Martin

Yoga HeArt Space, Mount Vernon & Anacortes
Simme Bobrosky

May you find the perfect fit!  Om shanti shanti shanti.

One final note.

Where do I practice?
Personally, I have found my teacher at Yoga Northwest--an Iyengar Yoga Studio in Fairhaven.  Lauron Ray‘s Friday Night Yoga Class is the perfect endcap to any week, and he blends anatomical precision with heart and a great sense of humor for a class that always leaves me feeling refreshed, open, and whole.  He is a master at offering a class that challenges any level student (I took his Level I class with my boyfriend, Nathan, for years and was always amazed at how that class continually deepened and refined my asana practice). As a lover of alignment, I have truly learned volumes from Lauron; my students have unknowingly benefitted greatly from his teachings (through me)!  If you try Lauron’s class, I have no doubt that it will feel familiar.  And I honestly trust any YNW teacher to keep students safe and healthy in body mind and spirit.

It’s a bit of a drive, but certainly worth the trip … especially if you take Chuckanut!



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