People do yoga inside the Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park

Yoga, Meditation, and Welcome Walks

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.

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

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Mindfulness and meditation themes address such topics as anxiety, fear, and forgiveness while strengthening concentration and intuition. 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 in 2023!

Thank you to our sponsor Virginia Mason!

Yoga Schedule

Yoga will happen weekly at these times:

  • Monday: 4:15-5:15pm Gentle Yoga, 5:45-6:45pm Vinyasa, all levels
  • Wednesday: 5:45-6:45pm Yin Yang
  • Thursday: 4:15-5:15pm Gentle Yoga, 5:45-6:45pm Yin / Reiki
  • Saturday: 9:30 -10:30am Vinyasa, all levels


Mid Day Meditation Mondays

Meditation themes will address topics like anxiety, fear, and forgiveness, while strengthening concentration and intuition.

All classes will be held inside the pavilion during cold weather. The Pavilion is heated. Bolsters provided.

Class Descriptions


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 Yoga / Yin Yang

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.

Yin Yang 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.

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Love Lakewood New Year, New You Event!

Join us Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park

For this kick-off event we’ll offer:

  • Free yoga classes and Meditation at the heated pavilion:
    • 10:00am -10:40am Gentle (all levels)
    • 11:00am-1:00pm 1.5 mile gentle welcome walk
    • 12:15pm – 1:00pm Vinyasa
    • 1:15pm – 2:00pm Yin Yang
    • 2:15pm – 2:30pm Mini meditation
  • Free 1.5-mile Welcome Walk: Meet at Shelter 1 at Fort Steilacoom Park at 11 a.m.

Sample all of these events for free. Connect with community around fire pits, make s’mores, and enjoy food trucks and fun swag from our community partners. New to the community? Meet your neighbors. Already established in the South Sound? Come experience the power of a welcoming community! Scared to try yoga? This is your chance to sit on your mat, relax and realize you never want to turn back! We are here to support first-timers and make it a rewarding experience.

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Meet Your Yoga Instructor

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 the past 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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Welcome Walks

Join us Jan. 14, 2023 at 11 a.m. for our first Welcome Walk.

New in 2023 we will offer quarterly Welcome Walks.

Connect with others on this fun, gentle, guided 1.5-mile walk around Waughop Lake in Fort Steilacoom Park. Try a yoga class and/or meditation before or after the walk!

Every walk will include community organizations that provide important services and want to make you feel welcome!

Join us to experience the power of a welcoming community!

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What should I bring?
A yoga matt. If you don’t have one, we have some for $1.00 fee
A water bottle

Is the room heated?
Yes, it is heated to the low 80’s

Can I pre-register?
Yes, Click Here

Can I drop in?
Yes, however to ensure you have a spot please pre-register

What is the cost?


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