About RBY

Our Method

We teach heart-felt, alignment based yoga that is both challenging and healing for our students in the Seattle and Shoreline area. We are here to help our students relieve stress, conquer anxiety and feel a renewed sense of center, confidence and meaning in life. Classes are all levels and beginners without significant injuries or health issues usually find no issue in becoming comfortable at our classes (RBY flow and our Strength Clinic are the two notable exceptions). We offer modifications where necessary and advanced variations to keep experienced yogis happy. Classes will have a Buddhist or mindfulness inspired approach for those looking to deepen and clarify their state of mind.  On the other hand, those looking for a simple workout or for basic stress relief are usually relieved to find that the classes are never dogmatic or sectarian in feel. See the Class Schedule page to find your best class. We not only offer a variety of classes to suit all needs and fitness levels, (from Gentle Yoga and Meditation to Power Vinyasa and our specialized Strength Clinic) but you’ll find our teachers are always creatively changing their class flow — at our yoga studio you’ll never take the same class twice.

 

We not only offer a variety of classes to suit all needs and fitness levels, (from Gentle Yoga and Meditation to RBY Flow and our specialized Strength Clinic) but you’ll find our teachers are always creatively changing their class flow — at our yoga studio you’ll never take the same class twice.

To our Seattle yoga practitioners, RBY’s yoga studio is only a 10 minute drive from Seattle (N 145th St.).

Our Studio

  • Exceptional instruction
  • Friendly and welcoming
  • Community-oriented
  • Warm (Think Hawaii!)
  • Simple and beautiful
  • Easy to find from I-5 or Aurora
  • Plenty of parking
  • Fragrance-free

Our Philosophy

Yoga is for everyone. A yoga class is what you want or need it to be: exercise, a healing session, or a place where you can set down your worries and your cares and focus on yourself for a while. Yoga can be an end in itself, or it can be a tool that helps you enjoy other parts of your life to the fullest. Our teachers care about what they do, and they will help you get the most out of your practice. If you wish to go more in depth, we offer meditation 3 days a week and have an annual 200 hour yoga teacher training program in which to deepen your understanding of the basics and essence of this incredible practice.  Come learn and have fun!

FAQ

Q: What should I bring to class?

A: Please bring a yoga mat (we have mats for you to purchase or borrow), drinking water, and perhaps a hand towel if you tend to sweat easily. If you have long hair, bring a hair tie. Please do not wear fragrances to class.

Q: Where can I buy a yoga mat?

A: Right here at RBY! We have Hugger Mugger mats for $30 tax included, or Manduka mats that will last you a lifetime, for $99– also tax included.

Q: What should I wear?

A: Wear comfortable but snug-fitting clothing. Loose-fitting clothing can get in your way, go where you don’t want it to go (for example, when you’re upside-down) and make it harder for your teacher to see what you’re doing. Snug-fitting tank tops, yoga tops, or t-shirts are fine. Shorts or athletic/yoga pants work great.

Q:How often should I practice?

A: Daily practice is ideal, and we encourage you to practice at least twice a week in order to notice the benefits of practice. However, even once a week will likely have surprisingly wonderful results! Think long-term, and integrate your yoga practice into your life in a way that makes sense, rather than creating stress by imposing hard and fast rules.

Q: I have an injury (or recent surgery). Can I come to class?

A: Please check with your health care provider. Also, let your instructor know about your situation when you do come to class. Yoga can be very therapeutic, but timing is a consideration.

Q: I am pregnant. Can I come to class?

A: Yoga poses can be modified to be safe for you at different stages of pregnancy. We will offer guidelines for you. Please check with your healthcare provider before coming to class.

Q: Is this hot yoga?

A: No, it’s not hot. It’s warm. We can make use of more props, hands-on adjustments, and partner work in a less-sweaty environment. In the warm room, we can still generate a lot of internal heat and get that wonderful “work-out” feel.

Q: What about religion?

A: People of all different backgrounds practice yoga. Yoga originated in South Asia, but is now practiced all over the world. You certainly will not be asked to change your personal beliefs as a result of practicing yoga. All are welcome.