There is a space between stimulus and response
Yoga was a way for me to cultivate awareness. Practicing each week gave me the opportunity to get to know my body better. What it liked, what it didn't. How my left side felt different from the right. The attention I paid to myself in the classroom started to effect my awareness outside of class. Pretty soon, my posture improved while folding laundry, I could transform my hip pain while running, and my scoliosis was no longer a limiting factor.
Perhaps more importantly, the physical awareness led to a greater overall awakening. Practicing body awareness allowed me to be more observant, day to day. I was repeatedly present in my life.
Our studio style incorporates functional movement, calisthenics, Pilates, acrobatics, traditional dance fundamentals, mindful movement, goofing off, and various yoga styles including Power, Ashtanga/Vinyasa, Budokon, and Bikram.
We try to offer something for everyone. Classes can be modified to suit beginning yogis and yoginis, or the more advanced practitioner. Check out our schedule for more details.
"then, she began to breathe, and live, and every moment took her to a place where goodbyes were hard to come by. she was in love, but not yet in love with someone or something, she was in love with her life. and for the first time, in a long time, everything was inspiring."
MISSION MOVEMENT STAFF
Mission Movement is owned and operated by Dr. Kristen Acesta, a naturopathic physician specializing in musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic illness. When she isn't being a full time yogini, she focuses her treatments on the foundations of health.
Her clinic, Mission Health & Wellness, offers IV nutrient therapy, routine and alternative labs, movement therapy, dry needling and injection therapies, Rx/supplement prescriptions, and patient education. If you are interested in seeing Dr. Acesta for naturopathic services you can schedule online by visiting her website.
"Listen, I’m not your traditional yogini. I’m the carnivorous, red wine, and French cheese-loving type and I teach vinyasa flow. My aim is to keep my classes fun and accessible. You won’t hear much Sanskrit, I totally forgive you if you don’t know your asana from your elbow, and I firmly believe that yoga is for everyone, from the kale-loving vegan to the prize-winning deer hunter. Teaching yoga has been one of my greatest pleasures. I practice to feed my teaching, but I teach to feed my life."
Marion Lodato is passionate about the practice and philosophy of yoga. Since childhood her interest in people has developed into a deep exploration of the human condition. She earned a Masters degree in 2001 in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in 2010 she became a Yoga Alliance certified instructor.
Marion believes that through the practice of yoga we each hold the means to heal ourselves. As a practitioner and teacher, she draws forth awareness and compassionately guides students and patients back towards health and vitality. When she is not teaching or practicing Acupuncture, Marion, along with her husband and young children, frolic in and around the beautiful lakes and rivers of Central Washington. firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIANNA LYNNAE WILLIAMS
Yoga has become my most raw, honest form of self expression. Throughout much of my life I have struggled with self acceptance, and it is when I came to my mat and found a regular practice that I began to feel a shift. My journey on my mat has built the connection between my mind and body and given me the ability to practice self love. Each day my practice is different. Sometimes it is a structured class such as Hatha or Ashtanga where I can measure my progress, acknowledging both breakthroughs and the work still ahead. Other times it is sporadic and in the moment, truly engaging in vinyasa to the beat of my own drum and synchronicity between my mind, body, and soul-- moving in whatever way feels right in that moment. As a teacher, my goal is to serve you by sharing my experience with you, and offering a class for all levels.