Power Yoga Flow


This class is taught by:

Melinda Ritchie

Methods: Aerial Conditioning, Power Yoga Flow
 
Melinda was born and raised in the greater Seattle area and has returned home after having lived in Los Angeles for over a decade. In LA, Melinda attended Loyola Marymount University where she majored in Dance/Kinesiology, and after school became a featured soloist with Diavolo Dance Theater, touring nationally and internationally year-round for ten years. Melinda still performs with Diavolo intermittently, but has ‘retired’ from being a professional performer-acrobat full time. In addition to teaching Aerial and Yoga at TRIBE, Melinda does Quality Analysis at Microsoft and is attending UW’s Foster School of Business to receive her MBA, (class of 2019). Melinda has Pilates Academy International reformer training and has been teaching dance and fitness extensively since 2001, including major university programs and non-profit outreach to at-risk populations. Melinda’s classes infuse extra elements of core-connection strengthening, following Melinda’s passion for total body wellness and injury/pain prevention, but more than anything each class is bursting with delight and spunk – because working your body (and mind!) should be FUN!!!

Emily Bond

Emily limped her way into a regular yoga practice after a running injury left her restless and broken-hearted. She began exploring different styles and fell in love with the limitless possibilities of yoga, both on and off the mat. Emily loves exploring new ways to move and guides classes where each individual is encouraged to feel good in their own bodies. Her classes encourage big breaths and expansive movement, with an emphasis on doing you! She loves sharing yoga with kids of all sizes and ages. When not on a yoga mat, Emily teaches elementary school and enjoys exploring Washington’s wilderness.

Geraldine Violet

Born in Argentina. Her family moved back and forth from South to Central America while growing up. Traveling, and living indifferent places, and learning about different cultures eventually became a way of life for Geraldine. She moved to the US in 2008. And has been living in Washington since late 2012.

Violet started her yoga practice nearly two decades ago. She studied movement as a full time dancer for years before yoga came into her life. The connection with yoga was an immediate one, a natural progression that blossomed into a long companion.

Her deeper exploration of asana studies led her to become a 200-hr certified instructor.

She enjoys mixing elements from other disciplines into yoga. Her intention is to create an open space for people to feel comfortable and connect breath, body, and mind. Geraldine wishes to share the benefits she has learned over the years, so people can feel balanced, strong, and present in their lives.

Violet teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Restoratives, Yin, Meditation, Total Body Conditioning classes, Pilates, Barre, Kickboxing, Circuit training, HIIT, Bootcamp, and Private specialized sessions.

Yoga Flow classes take the basic yoga postures and links them through breath, movement and music for an amazing physical and uplifting experience that will totally get your groove on. This class encourages balance, gratitude, and strength to aid in opening areas where release is needed while combining movement matched with the breath.

Yoga Flow is perfect if you like your yoga practice to feel like a dance. Over time, movement in the sequence becomes more fluid, the mind is able to relax and the practice becomes a moving meditation. Who knew?


Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Aug 15 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Sat Aug 18 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Emily Bond
  • Mon Aug 20 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Geraldine Violet
  • Mon Aug 20 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Aug 22 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Sat Aug 25 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Emily Bond
  • Mon Aug 27 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Geraldine Violet
  • Mon Aug 27 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Aug 29 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Sat Sep 01 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Emily Bond
  • Wed Sep 05 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Sat Sep 08 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Emily Bond
  • Mon Sep 10 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Geraldine Violet
  • Mon Sep 10 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Wed Sep 12 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie
  • Sat Sep 15 8:00 am - 8:50 am with Emily Bond
  • Mon Sep 17 6:00 am - 6:50 am with Geraldine Violet
  • Mon Sep 17 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm with Melinda Ritchie