Yoga Classes

American Spirit Yoga set out to make yoga affordable and accessible to every type of body and spirit on the Kitsap Peninsula. American Spirit Yoga set the intention and momentum, so that everyone has a fair chance for yoga to change their lives. All levels, bodies, and spirits are welcome!

I teach classic Hatha Yoga sequences in a non-heated setting which is how it is traditionally practiced in India. Yoga is practiced in the cool temperatures of the morning and evening as the body heats up during the asanas. Hatha Yoga goes back 10,000 years and originated from Northern India. It is the grandmother of yoga, where all styles sprouted from.

If you’re new to yoga, I’m here to provide you with the resources you need to establish a joyful, balanced in-person and at-home practice. My goal is to inspire as many people as I can via yoga classes and online videos. I also teach the benefits of the Ancestral Diet, where animal-based products are food and plants are medicine.

Yoga has many health benefits:

  • Flexibility
  • Strength
  • Improves balance
  • Teaches better breathing techniques
  • Promotes Calmness
  • Increases Joint Health
  • Encourages restful deep sleep
  • Helps control the body
  • Reduces stress
  • Lessens anxiety and depression
  • Body positivity
  • Socialization in a safe environment

Kids are welcome to American Spirit Yoga classes on Friday & Saturday at Tae Ryong Taekwondo- Washington. Kids 12 & under are FREE to participate! Let your kid join class and give them the chance to practice & gain the following skills:

  • Self-control
  • Body positivity
  • Discipline
  • Breathing exercises to reduce anxiety
  • Fine tune fine & gross motor skills
  • How to regulate emotions
  • Build strength & flexibility
  • Socialization in a safe environment
  • Boost self-esteem & confidence
  • Better sleep

We are an inclusive environment and family friendly. I want every parent to be able to come and not worry about expensive childcare while they practice yoga. We also have a safe space for children to take in case they get overwhelmed. Take advantage of our free kid participation and let your kiddo enjoy the benefits of yoga!

Partner Yoga

What is Partner yoga? It is an asana practice that involves two persons supporting each other in poses to improve the postures and foster communication and trust is known as partner yoga. Working with a partner helps to maintain good body alignment while balancing the position. It also enables every yoga practitioner to have a unique experience with the position. As the yogis share the pose, movement, and breath, partner yoga fosters interpersonal ties. To connect with the other and collaborate, each must go beyond himself.

You can come to the class alone, with a friend, with a child, spouse, or family member. You don’t have to be a couple to do this! Many members of our community come by themselves or with the aforementioned. Many also partner up with me! Each class starts with a 30-minute Hatha Yoga sequence. And then moves into a partner sequence for another 30-minutes.

Hatha Yoga is the grandmother of all yoga branches, from her, all styles emerged! It can be traced back 10,000 years ago to Northern India. And to keep up with tradition, we practice in the cool ambient temperatures of the mornings and evenings, just like in India. This is because yoga causes the body to warm up dramatically, so it is best suited to practice in a non-heated environment.

Yoga for Flexibility

Yoga for flexibility includes breathwork, static stretching, and dynamic stretching. Different yoga techniques can aid in increasing flexibility in various ways. Hatha yoga traditionally holds poses for longer and moves much slower than other forms of yoga such as Vinyasa. Slower movements with intentional breathing allow for our bodies to gently warm muscles and slowly open up. This helps us ease into deeper asanas (poses) that help us to gain flexibility in the muscles. We will focus on traditional Hatha poses and breath work during this flexibility class for 45 minutes.

Hatha yoga is a type of Yoga that focuses on body mastery. It is, without a doubt, one of the most well-known traditions in Western culture. It is derived from the Sanskrit words ha, which means “sun,” and tha, which means “moon,” leading to the common interpretation that Hatha practices are intended to unite and balance these two energies. However, “force” refers to the physical technique used in this tradition, and Hatha is literally translated as “force.” From Hatha yoga, all other styles of yoga emerged over the centuries.