Iyengar Yoga in Ferndale, WA: Classes and Private Instruction with Meg Sutton, CIYT
Welcome, and thank you for visiting. I am a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I have been practicing and teaching yoga since 2003. I love to share the benefits of yoga with others and I hope you will join me on this path to create balance, wholeness and joy through the art and science of yoga. The word yoga, comes from a root Sanscrit word Yog, which means "to yoke" or "to join", and in this practice the body is used as a tool to align the mind and create space for the spirit to flow freely. My mission is to create a nurturing, safe space for others to experience all that yoga has to offer, close to home, in Ferndale, WA.Enrolling in and showing up consistently in class can be exactly what you need to begin the process of befriending your body and making space for self-care in your life. Private lessons, on the other hand, can be used a tool to deepen your commitment to the spiritual and physical discipline of yoga, AND to work on your specific challenges and growth needs. I am looking forward to supporting you on your journey, no matter where you are right now - we can always begin again!
The studio is open and is sensitive to the community's changing health needs right now. Only fully vaccinated students may attend in-person classes at this time. Classes are limited to eight students, and students are encouraged to bring their own mat and props when possible. Due to class size restrictions, several more classes have been added. Please see the class descriptions and schedule below for more details. Schedule your class online or call/email to reserve a spot.
Online classes are a fun way to stay connected to your yoga practice and your yoga buddies. You will still receive excellent, even personalized instruction - and you get to do it right at home! I'm available via email, phone or a private zoom meeting to answer questions and help keep your practice moving forward. If you enrolled in an in-person class and feel the need to move online for health/safety reasons, the current hybrid class model makes this very easy. We need yoga in our lives more than ever right now . There are so many benefits to regular practice - stress reduction, immune support, mood enhancing and it creates another channel for us to connect with ourselves and others.
If you are ready to invest in your practice and yourself, than you may be ready for private coaching - or lessons tailored directly to meet your needs and your interests. I love to work with people individually and to use yoga to dynamically solve challenges in our lives. Yoga is a very effective change agent, and works to help restore our energy and shift our movement and thought patterns, making room for growth. There is no prerequisite for private lessons or "coaching." Some students may choose to do a few private lessons then enter into a group class, and others continue the coaching sessions to stay on top of their physical and mental health. If you have a chronic illness or injury, or specific health concerns you would like to address, private coaching is a great place to start. I look forward to helping you develop the strength and confidence you need to get to where you want to be!
New Beginner's classes:
Iyengar Yoga Basics
Monday 10 -11am and Friday 6-7pm
This is a one hour introductory class focusing on basic asana poses and principles of alignment. We will work hard and have fun learning together! In our busy, and often cluttered virtual worlds, this is an opportunity to tune your attention inward and carefully tend to your body and mind. No experience necessary. Get inspired to bring more health and happiness to your body and soul. On-line option available.
See options below to sign-up.
On-going class sign-ups
Check out the new options below. Whether you want to stick with group classes or dig deeper with private lessons and coaching, there are now multiple ways you can ignite your practice and see the benefits of yoga actively shaping your life.
Yoga Class Packages
Group plus Private Lesson Packages
*Contact Meg for setting up Private Lesson packages only.
**To check availability and sign up for a drop-in class, click the link HERE. New students can use the code FIRSTFREE to join
NEW, 5-class pass available. Click HERE to sign-up and schedule you classes
On-going class sign-ups
IYENGAR YOGA BASICS
Monday 10-11am AND Friday 6-7pm
A beginner series open to all students and that focuses on alignment and technique in standing and seated poses. Flexibility not required! Suitable for pre/postnatal students
IYENGAR YOGA ESSENTIALS
Monday 6-7:15pm, Wednesday 6:30-7:45pm AND Friday 4:30-5:45pm
A mixed level class focused on building core strength in supine, seated and standing poses. Sit quietly, stretch deeply, and enjoy the opportunity to tune-in to your body and heart.
This class is for designed for creaky knees, stiff backs and tight hamstrings! Whether you are healing from an injury, need a slower paced class, or have never done yoga before but always wanted to try it - this class is for you. We will use chairs, blocks, straps and other props as needed to safely enjoy the benefits of yoga!
More about Meg:
Meg Sutton is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and has been teaching yoga in the Bellingham community for over 15 years. In addition to her Ferndale classes, she teaches at Yoga Northwest, Bellingham's only Iyengar Yoga studio. Meg has an extensive background in movement art and therapy. Her love for dance brought her to the Northwest where she studied at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. This is also where she was first introduced to yoga. She immediately fell in love with the poetry of yoga - a quiet practice with ample room for physical and spiritual exploration. Meg is also a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA). She uses tools from her experience as a PTA to further guide students with injuries, chronic pain and other illnesses. She feels incredibly grateful for the mentorship opportunities she has had with senior Iyengar Yoga teachers, masters really, who have shared their wisdom and precise approach to practice with her. Life is a continual journey of learning and growing and the practice of yoga provides a beautiful template to gain skills for this adventure. Meg enjoys working with each student and helping them create the energetic and physical space required for health, healing and growth in their own life.
Other Classes and Services
Meg teaches several classes at Yoga Northwest in Bellingham, WA. For detailed information on Meg's teaching schedule and classes visit Yoga Northwest's website.
Are you a business owner or employee? Not only does yoga feel great and provide a multitude of health benefits, it also sharpens your awareness, improves mental performance, and strengthens employee moral. So, does your business have a space where we can get a class going? This can be a great way to build community and support your employees healthy living goals! Please contact Meg for more information.