Yoga

Photo Melina Meza

Photo Melina Meza

I began my study of yoga in 1993 with Kathleen Hunt and completed teacher training at Samadhi Yoga in 2000. I have been teaching at 8 Limbs Yoga centers in Seattle under the guidance of Anne Phyfe Palmer and Melina Meza since 1999. Subsequent studies with A.G. and Indra Mohan, Robert Svoboda and Aadil Pakhilwala have been brief but influential.

My classes are informed by traditional Raja and Hatha yoga techniques and by my background in dance and other movement forms such as martial arts and dynamic meditation. I would like my classes to be a place where people can harness the power of their senses, focus their minds and experience a state of Samadhi. I hope this can support a longer-term practice of cultivating a balanced and illuminated quality of mind. Offering clear instruction and unusual challenging sequencing that cultivates mental focus and integrated strength without strain, I emphasize customizing a practice to suit individual needs and bodies.

No preaching, no flowery language, no platitudes. A kind quiet strength that lets you know you’re in good hands.
— Miz J
Douglas brings his anatomical and artistic skill to the mat and attends to individual needs, stretching us past our comfort zones. His humor and precise directives make it easy to navigate difficult poses.
— Kendra