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.

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 sponsors Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and Amazon.

Yoga Schedule

Monday: 4:15-5:15pm Gentle Yoga & 5:45-6:45pm Vinyasa, all levels
• Thursday: 4:30-5:30pm Gentle Yoga & 6:00pm – 7:00pm Yin/Reiki Yoga
• Saturday: 9:30-10:30am Vinyasa, all levels

NO CLASSES ON: Sept. 28.

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 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.

Free Meditation

Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 p.m.
NO CLASS on Nov. 22
Fort Steilacoom Park Pavilion
9107 Angle Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498

Meditation themes will address topics like anxiety, fear, and forgiveness, while strengthening concentration and intuition.
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All classes will be held inside the pavilion during cold weather. The Pavilion is heated. Bolsters provided.

Meet your Meditation Instructor, Sally Martinez
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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Sound Healing Workshop

Sound Healing Workshop Flyer

Date: September 30, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Place: The Pavilion at Fort Steilacoom Park
8714 87th Ave SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Join us for an immersive afternoon of healing sound and. Kirtan, crystal singing bowls, restorative yoga and connection. We will explore the powerful expansion of the voice and our connection to others through Kirtan, a guided meditative journey of call and response chanting. We will then enter into a space of quiet integration as we experience the song of healing vibrations from the crystal singing bowls while being guided through a series of slow and gentle restorative yoga postures. This is sure to be a truly blissful and beautiful afternoon!

What is Kirtan? Kirtan is call and response chanting, a musical meditation, that offers a devotional practice that helps to uplift the mind, open the heart, and bring inner peace. Singing within a group offers the opportunity to experience a oneness and heart connection with the music, the other group members, and oneself.

Restorative Yoga is a gentle style of yoga that uses a generous amount of yoga props (bolsters, blankets, blocks, straps, etc.) to help hold the body in nourishing resting postures. Resting postures are typically held for several minutes before slowly being guided into the next. This practice is all about slowing down and resting, creating space in the body and mind for deep calm and peace.

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Meet Your Yoga 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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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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