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Foundations in SmartFLOW®: Abhyasa with Tiffany Russo

  • Seattle Yoga Lounge 6900 East Green Lake Way North, L Seattle, WA, 98115 United States (map)

The Path of the Sadhana; Do your Practice!

This first section establishes you in the roots and rituals of Yoga. Abhyasa means practice, or the effort towards aligning and re-aligning one’s attention to the present moment.

We will employ the yogic practices of asana, pranayama (breathwork), chanting, and various methods of meditation as our elemental practice. You will gain a profound understanding of the foundational asanas as alignment tools for safe physical practice, and for yoking the mind to this moment. Asanas are presented as elemental, sustaining, deepening and as a means to return to center to illuminate the path of creative sequencing.

In addition we will consider various ethical observances to inform and sustain our choices on our mats, with our students, and in daily life.

ABHYASA includes:

  • Asana practice engaging body, mind and spirit
  • The deconstruction of asana into primary movement principles for clarity of alignment and sequencing
  • Functional Anatomy and Physiology: presented in short segments to support the movement and breath principles with relevance and meaning.
  • Movement inquiries for evolving a keen and subtle awareness of Proprioception that you can awaken in your students
  • History and Philosophical concepts of classical Yoga
  • Pranayama practices to refine attention and shift vital energy
  • Dharana: multiple paths to focus your mind for contemplation
  • Basic Sanskrit pronunciation for key concepts
  • Yama and Niyama: learning and living the yogic ethical observances, on and of the mat


June 28, 29, 30

July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8


Monday Through Friday TBA
Saturdays TBA
Sundays TBA


PART I PRICING: $1475 Early Bird (Paid in Full by 3/30) / $1675 Regular (Paid in Full by 6/28)

PART I and II PRICING: $2950 Early Bird (Paid in Full by 3/30) / $3350 Regular (Paid in Full by 6/28)

$500 non-refundable deposit required