People do yoga inside the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park

Yoga & Meditation

Live your best life! Engage with us at Fort Steilacoom Park with yoga, meditation and welcome walks. This inclusive program is for everyone in the South Sound with activities for socializing, meeting new people, welcoming new neighbors, and improving your physical and mental health in a beautiful park setting.

As of Oct. 30, Eventbrite will not be used for yoga registration. All classes will be drop-in only at $5 per class through the end of December (see the 2023 schedule below).

Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park
9107 Angle Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

Yoga
Meditation
New Programs for 2024!

New Programs for 2024!

We added new classes for 2024. Find a full class listings and registration information here.


Yoga

Yoga is for all levels; our skilled instructor will adapt classes for those beginning as well as advanced yoga practitioners. This is a perfect opportunity to try yoga and discover what class is right for you. Live your best life!

Classes for the remainder of 2023:

Monday, Dec. 18, 2023

Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023

Saturday, Dec. 23. 2023

No Classes: December 25, 28, 30


Registration Tips

Create an ActiveNet account. (Once you create an account you don’t need to create another one.) If you are planning to register family members, add them under “Manage Family Members”, then “Add Family Members”. This will make it easy to add them when you register for sessions, just click “Register Another Person” and the names will appear in a drop-down menu.

Cash drop-in is available for each class. Just show up with $5! However, we are encouraging participants to register in advance for the sessions.

Registration for 2024 sessions will be announced soon. Classes offered include those already listed, plus Qi Gong, Thai Chi, Chair yoga, Mindfulness yoga, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Body Positive yoga and more!

Class Descriptions

Vinyasa

Vinyasa is a modern style of yoga that connects body to breath in a moving meditation. It combines a series of asanas(physical positions) that target mindfulness through flow, balance, twists and inversions. This is an all levels class that can be individualized to each person.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga slows down the asana(position) flows of vinyasa and gives each person a chance to feel out vinyasa poses with a variation that caters to the needs of beginners, injuries and those that like a calmer practice. It connects body to breath through a moving meditation and can also be leveled up for those looking for more of a challenge.

Yin Reiki / Yin Yang

Yin / Reiki:
Yin yoga is a slow restorative like style of yoga that focuses on holding stretches that heal joints and ligaments. A typical pose can be held for 5-10 minutes and in one session an average of 12 poses are moved into. Yin relaxes the parasympathetic nervous system through twists, folds, and gentle inversions. Reiki is the incorporation of channeling energy by a therapist to activate natural healing.

Yin Yang:
Yin Yang is a style of yoga that heats up the body for the first half of class through a series of flows and then cools the body down with restorative deep stretching. It is a well balanced class of sun and moon energy that is a great way to reset stress hormones and release endorphins.

Meet Your Instructor, Patrea Fernandez

Namaste, my name is Patrea Fernandez and my passion is to teach others and myself how to be our most holistic selves through yoga, meditation and ayurvedic teachings.

I integrate meditation and education into my vinyasa and yin yoga classes. I also love adding self-massage that taps into our subtle bodies and parasympathetic nervous system.

I have practiced yoga for 10 years and finally combined my 15-year career as a high school teacher with my yoga passion in 2022 to be certified through the Yoga Alliance with a 200-hour certification.


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Meditation

Meditation will resume in 2024 check back for schedule!

Meditation themes will address topics like anxiety, fear, and forgiveness, while strengthening concentration and intuition. This program is completely free.

10 people lay on yoga mats while meditating. The room is set with dark mood lighting.

Meet Your Instructor, Sally Martinez

Sally Martinez smiling at the camera while laying on the ground with her black lab.

Lakewood Recreation Coordinator Sally Martinez has practiced mediation for over 25 years. She is formally trained in Vipassana Meditation. Vipassana means to see things as they really are through observing your thoughts and is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation.

Sally completed the Power of Awareness Mindfulness training offered by renowned teachers Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield. The training teaches one how to cultivate mental clarity, compassion and overall well-being.

In 2023 Sally completed a 10-day meditation sadhana retreat in India, further honing her practice. She is currently enrolled in a two-year mindfulness meditation teacher training program and a yoga teacher training program that incorporates pranayama (breath control) and meditation. She will bring this knowledge to the meditation classes to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Sally has a master’s degree in human development and is passionate about engaging the community in activities that promote health, personal growth and cultivate a “wise mind” through meditation.


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