Spring Break 4/12-4/16 - no classes
Spring Session #2 4/19-5/28
Registration starts April 2nd
Up to 6 participants are allowed inside the studio, with masks, as of Spring Session starting March 1st. Group classes are still being held virtually allowing participants to chose between on-site class registration or virtual class registration.
Check out the class descriptions below arranged much like you would find them in the craze magazine. To register use the links above. Be sure to use the waiting list if you discover your option has filled. We'll do our best to provide everyone the opportunity to dance.
Christie's Personal Training - VIRTUAL or ON-SITE
Guided by a licensed physical therapist, you'll receive an individual assessment as well as a tailored exercise program to address strength, flexibility, aerobic endurance, coordination and balance. work with guidance to improve your physical and personal power. Appointments are available Contact Chloe Davenport for scheduling (425) 640-3107 email@example.com..
Don’t wait! Get Fit!
With the time tested practices of Yoga you can become stronger and more flexible while expanding your self-confidence and personal power. Every class addresses breathing and energy techniques, strength, flexibility, balance, core strength, mental focus, range of motion and adaptations for safe body alignment.
Yoga - Lunch Time
This is Therapeutic Yoga directed at supporting you in the middle of your workday. Tune into this class right at your desk for the self care you need to remain productive through the second half of the day.
M 12:00-12:45 pm
Yoga - Slow Flow
W 7:30-8:30 pm
Therapeutic Stott Pilates
Core stabilizing, optimal movement patters, injury prevention, and mind-body connections are the focus. Proper body alignment joint protection and science-based exercises help you improve your strength, flexibility and wellbeing overall.
W 6:00-7:00 am
Pilates in the Park
This class is held on the back porch of the Mickey Corso Community Club House at Ballinger Park. Enjoy the fresh air, beautiful view and the expert instruction of Christie Oliver in Therapeutic Stott Pilates. Be sure to dress for the weather of the day and bring a Yoga mat, water bottle, and any other props you might want while you work out.
Fitness Instructors Biographies
Laura Harkewicz has been practicing yoga on a daily basis for over 5 years. She's certified with a 200 hour yoga teacher training program in adaptive yoga based in the Kripalu yoga tradition. Adaptive yoga incorporates a gradient approach to all postures. In the gradient approach, the teacher provides a variety of options so each asana can be accessible to all students regardless of their abilities.
Laura has a Master’s Degree in American Studies from Michigan State University. She also has a Ph.D. in History of Science (Science Studies) from the University of California, San Diego. She teaches in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at UW-Bothell and for the Department of History at UW-Seattle.
As part of her personal and academic research interests, Laura is exploring the connections between health and spirituality, specifically the impact yoga philosophy and practice has on self-expression and recovery from illness or trauma.
Jennifer is a 200 hour certified practitioner of Kripalu Yoga registered with Yoga Alliance and teaches yoga to adults and children. Her training has focused on adapting practices for students of all abilities. She has been teaching yoga to adults for 8 years and yoga and movement to children for 15 years.
She received her BA in dance from WWU, and her MA in Counseling/Psychology from Lesley College. She has taught all kinds of dance to students from ages 3 to 17 throughout the Seattle area, and at MLT since 2005. Jennifer keeps her performing chops up to speed with MoDanCo, a modern dance choreographic collective. She was a presenter at Dance Educators Association of WA in 2009 and 2013. Jennifer and Dena Lee co-directed eNergi!, a youth performance group in 2010 and their latest collaboration was Loss in Found in 2015 at Velocity, honoring lost relationships. Jennifer enjoys fostering joy and ease in movement and creative self-expression in others.
“One of my guiding principles is to be of service; this I have tried to take into all of my work and personal interactions.”
Doug began studying Eastern philosophy and mind/body practices in his early teens. The Buddhist sutras, the I Ching, Yoga and Meditation were his early teachers and his curiosity about the energetic nature of our body/mind drew him to study Herbology, Iridology, Reflexology and the Touch for Health system of Kinesiology. In the 1980’s Doug became a disciple of Yogananda, practicing the Self-Realization techniques for many years. As Doug’s family grew he devoted his time to building a secure home, working in many fields over the years; first as a tofu maker, then sprout grower, for many years a construction trades person, and now Doug works in computer information systems for health care. In response to the stresses of modern life, including his shift from a job of physical labor to that of sedentary computer work, Doug began his study of Tai Chi in 2004. Doug came to Embrace the Moon in 2007 after a serious illness, looking to Qigong and Tai Chi to help restore his health and strength. There he found both a wonderful group of passionate, hardworking, and fun-loving people and excellent instruction. Doug’s teachers include Sifu Kim Ivy, Grandmaster Chen Xiao Wang, Chen Xian Xing, and Dr. Gaspar Garcia. He recently traveled to China to study Tiajiquan in the Chen family school, gaining deeper understanding of Chen Taiji and greater appreciation for the family and their arts. Whether in the trades, computing, or on the practice floor, teaching is something that comes naturally. In both Taijiquan and Qigong, Doug embodies tradition with an ease and an infectious lightness. You will enjoy not only his ability to demonstrate the forms well but also his innovative capacity to explain the core basics in a fun and accessible way. And don’t let Doug’s broad smile fool you. You will know you’ve had a workout!
Therapeutic Stott Pilates, Personal Training
Christine is a licensed physical therapist and certified Stott Pilates instructor for mat and reformer. She studied biology and music on academic scholarship at University of Puget Sound and received her Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. At the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy she earned her national certification in Manual Physical Therapy and completed her Stott Pilates Certification through Stott Pilates, Meritthew Corporation out of Toronto, Ontario. Her artistic training includes jazz dance and other dance forms, piano, and vocal coaching. The combination of music and movement brings her pure joy.
Christine has practiced at Providence Medical Center, Swedish Health Systems, Pacific Rehabilitation Centers, and the Unique Physique in the Seattle area with a specialty in adult orthopedic conditions. She has enjoyed incorporating the Stott Pilates method in movement education, maximizing both strength and flexibility while promoting optimal posture, balance, agility, and coordination. She especially enjoys getting to know her clients and helping them meet their personal goals.
Acting as an instructor for both individuals and groups, Christine has done so in many environments, including medical clinics, gym facilities, industry/business, and classroom venues. She has taught in the areas of physical therapy, health, aerobic dance and fitness, Stott Pilates, work conditioning, injury prevention, body mechanics, ergonomics, and adaptive skiing. Christine brings her love for working with people of all abilities and her passion for health and fitness to the Mountlake Terrace community.