Witnessing the Breath: a guided relaxation practice

A simple and effective breath-awareness relaxation practice suitable for any time of day, no experience needed.

All you need is a comfortable place to sit, in a setting with minimal distractions.

At just under 8 minutes, my intention with this offering was to create a short & simple guided relaxation practice for those times when you just need a purposeful moment to check in, ground down, lift up, and re-center.

Grounding, centering, relaxing.

Be well, EK

Sunrise yoga overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca

Last weekend K and I tent-camped overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca while outdoor’n our way around the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. It was crisp, windy, damp and beautiful….

The Strait of Juan de Fuca is a 96-mile-long body of water which separates the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula, Wash. from British Columbia, Canada, and is the outlet of the Salish Sea into the Pacific Ocean.

Screenshot of a map with the Strait of Juan de Fuca circled in fuchsia

Some highlights of the stay were:

  • watching multiple bald eagles soar in and out of the trees around us
  • watching misty sunrises and sunsets from the comfort of the tent
  • waking up in the middle of the night to see the stars (note to self: “big dipper screen saver” lol)
  • cool, moist, fresh air–a much needed break from the extreme heat and wildfire smoke we’re experiencing out here in Eastern Washington

The (typical) rough bits were:

  • stiff muscles and creaky joints from hiking and sleeping in the cold
  • disrupted/sluggish digestion from traveling
  • a sore neck from Stevie (my dog) hogging the headspace/pillows in the tent every night

Here’s where sunrise campsite yoga comes in.

Lubricating my creaky joints, smoothing out cranky spots, and quickly assessing my overall physical, mental and emotional needs for the day…


The way I see it, an A.M. view like this is a precious gift…

View of the sunset over the water through the mesh window of the tent. Canada is faintly visible in the distance.

The way I see it, this human body and the power to move it is a precious gift, too.

I strive always to be a grateful, humble, studious recipient of these gifts!

EK doing hip circles with hands on hips
EK in a simple variation of Virabhadrasana I (Warrior 1)
EK squatting in Malasana (Garland Pose)
EK in an expansive side stretch

For those curious, the boat in the background of the video appears to have been left to rust on land many years ago. 🙂

A time-lapse video of sunrise yoga filmed while tent camping on the edge of The Salish Sea, July 2021

This was a spontaneous and candid recording filmed outside the tent just after sunrise.

No yoga mat or props… hoodie, wool cap, boots, grass, rocks and all.

EK standing facing away from the camera standing casually with arms crossed, taking in the view

Pausing to soak in my surroundings. ❤

I hope you get a chance to go outside and move your body around real soon.

All the best, EK

Singing bowls from The Ohm Store

I was recently gifted a selection of beautifully crafted singing bowls from a small online company called The Ohm Store.

Of the bowls I received, my favorite is the original small singing bowl (pictured here) because of its simple, minimalistic design which is compact enough to take with me in my pack on hikes.


Below is a video of me playing the Moon in Sun Bowl.


To save 10% on your own order from The Ohm Store please click here and use the code ELIZABETH10 during checkout.

Enjoy! EK

My next virtual yoga class will be July 2nd, click here to learn more

July 2nd: gentle yoga for summer heat

***Registration for this event has passed***

Please join me Friday 7/2/21 at 4PM PST for a gentle breath-aligned movement class intended to help us work with the summer heat instead of against it.

This is a live 1-hour virtual group yoga class Friday July 2nd at 4PM PST.

All experience levels are welcome. $5-$15 suggested donation.

To make a donation via PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XBA2TKLQ83WFU

Donations go toward facilitating future classes and workshops.

Feel free to reach out with any questions and I look forward to seeing you there! – EK

A recorded version of my April Workshop: Developing an at home yoga practice

For those of you who wanted to attend my live donation-based workshop but missed the date, you’re in luck!

Below is a truncated video recording 🙂

If you found the information in the video helpful and would like to leave a donation in support of future community classes and workshops you can do so via PayPal here: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=XBA2TKLQ83WFU

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Thank you and we’ll talk soon, EK

April workshop: developing an at home yoga practice

***Registration for this event has passed***

This Sunday, April 11th at 1pm PST

In this 1-hour educational workshop I’ll share tips for developing a yoga practice at home, the benefits of using various props in your practice, and discuss some common household items that can stand in as alternatives to commercial yoga props.

Sliding-scale, $5-$15 suggested donation however no one will be excluded for lack of funds.

All experience levels are welcome and no special preparation is required.

To register for this pay-what-you-can virtual event: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYkcuqtrj8iGdfBnWlQSVquf71uD1izGoWa

Blessings! EK