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Tune up awareness of your body for optimum performance in sports and life. Our yoga classes will revive your energy and make you feel good through strength building, stretching, and relaxation exercises. Experienced instructors offer safe, attentive, and knowledgeable leadership with modifications for students of all levels. Classes are offered 3 days a week, at 3 levels.

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Upcoming Yoga Series

Our yoga classes fill up quickly. Please call us at 360-854-0247 to register.

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Spring Yoga 2022

8-week session

March 29 – May 19

One class per week: $104*
Couple or 2 classes: $190*

*10% discount for active Open Gym members

Tue 8:30 – 9:45 am | Wed 6 -7:15 pm

Thu 8:30 – 9:45 am

Tue 10 – 11:15 am | Wed 4:30 – 5:45 pm | Thu 10 – 11:15 am

Summer Yoga 2022

Two 3-week sessions

Session 1: June 7 – 23
Session 2: June 28 – July 14

One class per week
$45 per 3-week session or
$80 for all 6 weeks

*10% discount for active Open Gym members

All summer classes are mixed-level

Good Morning Yoga

Tuesdays 9 – 10:15 am or
Thursdays 9 – 10:15 am

Fresh Air Yoga

Wednesdays 5 pm – 6:15 pm

Class Descriptions

Gentle / Beginner Yoga

For students new to yoga or those revisiting basics. This class welcomes students with no significant mobility issues. Modifications will be offered when appropriate.

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays: 8:30 – 9:45 am
Wednesdays: 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Gentle Yoga

Intended for experienced students who wish to work at a gentle level. Yoga poses are progressively developed at a moderate level to meet students’ abilities.

Class Schedule:
Thursdays: 8:30 – 9:45 am

Active Yoga

For students who have had a year or more of yoga instruction and who demonstrate readiness for further development of basic yoga poses. The class will introduce simpler backbends, inversions, arm balances, and challenging standing poses.

Class Schedule:
Tuesdays: 10 – 11:15 am
Wednesdays: 4:30 – 5:45 pm
Thursdays: 10 – 11:15 am

Why Yoga?

It is true that doing yoga keeps the body flexible and strong, grounded and mobile. But the true benefit of yoga is much bigger than that. On the mat, we practice yoga in relationship to the physical body, but the same principles of awareness follow us home and into our lives. In this way, yoga can improve one’s quality of life and psychological well-being.

Practicing yoga is about managing balance in one’s life. It’s not about standing on your head so much as it is about standing on your own two feet. It is about balancing inner strength with resilience so that we can ride the waves of life with as much grace as possible. The philosophy of yoga is based on universal ethics such as kindness, honesty, gratitude, personal effort, and humility. It guides our awareness inward to acknowledge those values in ourselves; then it turns us outward to practice those ethics in our connections with others.

“Yoga gives me strength and levity to face the challenges of life and it helps me be the best person I can be.”
– Lynne McNett, Yoga Instructor

Benefits of Yoga
beyond physical exercise

Yoga helps you…

  • find balance in your life
  • acknowledge and accept who you are
  • make responsible choices
  • manage stress
  • embrace life
  • be part of a supportive community
  • feel gratitude
  • live in harmony with others
  • be a happier person

Yoga at Home

While our yoga classes were suspended during the COVID-19 shutdown, yoga instructor Lynne McNett created the following at-home poses and routines. Our members deeply appreciated these, and they helped to keep us all connected during the hiatus. We hope you enjoy them!

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Restorative Yoga

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Yoga Breathing

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Loving Kindness

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Less Can Be More

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Balancing the Body

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Mind-Centering Poses

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Poses that Build Inner Strength

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Finding Joy in Simplicity

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Poses to be Grateful For

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Deep Release Poses

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Finding Your Truth in Asana

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Finding Balance in Transitions

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Finding Your Rhythm

“I’m in my eighties. Yoga has been transformational. I’m a better person both physically and mentally!”

Yoga student
“My core strength and balance are greatly improved since coming to yoga. …Lynne works with each person’s differences”
Kim G.

 “15 years of yoga at UG has kept me motivated, and flexible. I’m appreciative of UG’s efforts to keep the yoga program safe and going over the last challenging [covid] year!”

Carole S.

“For a stiff old dude in his 70s, being in [yoga] class has been a godsend! I’m enjoying every bit of it.”

Jon Kevin T.

“I’m always learning something new about how to live better in body and mind.”

Becky F.

“6 years of yoga have been very helpful to increase flexibility and decrease pain. Lynne is very attentive. Yoga does work!”

Scott M.

“Lynne is a knowledgeable and competent yoga teacher. Listen, and you will be amazed at the difference in your mind, body, and spirit!”

Cindy R.

Meet Our Instructor

Lynne McNett

Yoga Instructor

Qualifications: Lynne completed a B.A. in Dance from Western Washington University in 1975. She took her first yoga class in 1986 and never stopped. Lynne has trained with senior-level teachers in the Iyengar method, which is known for its safety and precision.

Experience: In 1990, Lynne began teaching yoga to kids, and then to adults. Of her 30+years of teaching, the last 15 years have been at United, where she helped develop a vibrant yoga program.  Lynne has studied movement her whole life. She taught dance for years, worked in school arts programs integrating movement into the classroom, and published a book for teachers of creative dance.

Approach: Lynne’s approach to yoga is infused with down-to-earth practicality and infectious energy coupled with expertise in anatomy and an eye for technical detail. Her solid and safe methods attend to alignment, balance, strength, and flexibility, while providing customized challenges and adaptations for all levels of ability.

Personal: Lynne spends time gardening, reading, writing, dabbling in art, and enjoying her large extended family.

“I believe anybody can benefit from yoga. It brings physical health to the whole body and offers accessible skills for dealing with the stresses of life. I love sharing this treasure with others!” – Lynne

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Yoga classes take place at the United General Wellness Center, located to the left of the hospital lobby in Sedro-Woolley (2000 Hospital Dr.).

See location C on our campus map below
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