Wendy's Teaching Schedule
with Substitute Instructors for Summer 2020
|Tuesday||Gentle||8:30am - 9:45am|
|Tuesday||Level I||10:00am - 11:30am|
|Friday||Gentle||8:30am - 9:45am|
|Friday||All Levels||10:00am - 11:30am|
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Wendy Groesbeck’s relationship with yoga and Two Dog Studio serendipitously brought her full circle and home: full circle, to a reunion with her love of teaching; home, to her first real connection with her body. Wendy has been teaching yoga since 1997.
After many years as an environmental educator in Michigan and Minnesota, Wendy embarked upon a richly rewarding exploration of various other paths and places around the world. Eventually settling in the Northwest, she soon satisfied her long held curiosity about yoga and attended her first class at the age of 32. Her curiosity has evolved into an enduring practice and study, which she finds endlessly intriguing and nourishing. After years as a yoga student, she was absolutely delighted and honored when she was offered the opportunity to become a yoga instructor. Her long dormant “inner teacher” once again began to emerge and blossom.
Always looking for fresh perspectives, Wendy continues to study with a wonderful array of local and nationally acclaimed teachers. She is deeply grateful for the teachings she has received from Annie Stocker, Sarahjoy Marsh, Donald Moyer, Denise Benitez, Doug Keller and her students. It is a blending of these teachings that inform, inspire and guide her yoga journey and classes.
During Wendy’s classes, thoughtful sequencing and mindfully paced movement offer each student a safe place to explore and expand into their own practice. Her deep fascination of anatomy, respect for alignment, attraction to yoga philosophy and mythology, and sense of humor are woven throughout each practice. Awakening the inner body through breath awareness and personal intention also assists each student’s unique unfolding. She believes that our yoga practice is a reflection of who we are and how we relate to ourselves and the world around us, offering us invaluable tools to understand and experience our days more fully. She invites students of all levels to enjoy the fullness of this journey with her.
IN SUPPORT OF UKRAINE, May 2022
To the entire Two Dog Community, your families and friends... I offer my deepest, heartfelt appreciation.
At the beginning of March we gathered together in solidarity with the people of Ukraine whose lives, future, and sovereign country were to put it mildly, being changed forever. Many of you joined me virtually for a “Peaceful Warrior Practice”, which initiated an amazing flow of support, compassion, and hope. Through our combined intentions and extraordinary generosity of spirit, together we were able to raise $25,000 in donations! These funds have all been distributed to the following organizations, with the resulting invaluable impact:
- WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN has mobilized from initially prepping a few thousand meals to a day to currently serving 300,000 hot meals daily to refugees; & is now also partnering with local restaurants to feed those remaining in country.
- SAVE THE CHILDREN is continuing to offer essential aid to children & their families caught in the middle of this armed conflict - offering food, water, hygiene kits, educational & psychological support.
- UNITED HELP UKRAINE is active on the front lines, providing humanitarian & medical aid to the brave Ukrainians defending themselves.
What began as a quiet tug in my heart to honor my Ukrainian heritage and ancestors, amazingly evolved into something greater that I could have ever imagined. All of you made that happen through our shared humanity and commitment to be “Peaceful Warriors” through our actions.
Again dear ones, my humble gratitude to you all ~ Wendy
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I have taken yoga classes off and on for decades, and Wendy is my favorite yoga instructor ever. She explains the movements more thoroughly than in any other class I’ve taken.
— Paula J.