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Welcome to TAJ YOGA
  • Theresa Elliott
  • Tara Bernstein
    Tara Bernstein
  • Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo
  • Robin Werner
    robin werner
  • Dylan Noebels
  • Molly Harrigan
  • Becci Parsons
    seattle yoga studio
  • Jena Hennessy
    jena hennessy
  • Eron Hennessy
    Eron Hennessy
  • Michelle Befus
  • Michelle Quigley Pearson
  • Stacia Valley, LMP, CCST, TEPPT
    Stacia Valley

Theresa Elliott

"I love to move, and I love precision. It’s just that simple. Whether in stationary balance, spinning a hoop, or bolted to a platform, the state of being generated in me by these seemingly different activities is the same. Stillness and motion. They are two sides of the same coin, and presence doesn’t care if you are doing asana or Argentine Tango." Read More...

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Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Monday, 4:15 - 5:30pm, Multi-Level Stationary Postures

Tuesday, 9:15 - 10:30am, Yogadance

Thursday, 11:00am-12:15pm, Mota Perpetua

Cost: $20/drop-in, 5 classes/$85, 10 classes/$160, 20/classes $295. Students have one year to use their pass.
Cost: $20/drop-in, 5 classes/$85, 10 classes/$160, 20/classes $295. Students have one year to use their pass.
Cost: $20/drop-in, 5 classes/$85, 10 classes/$160, 20/classes $295. Students have one year to use their pass.

Series and Workshops:

Mota Perpetua, A community dance project for the over 40 crowd
Thursday’s, 11:00am-12:15pm

This dance class and optional performances are for the dancer and dancer-wanna-be’s who thrive on movement, music and self-expression.  

In the weekly class, participants learn anatomically sound dance skills and have an opportunity to put them into practice through fun choreography.  Those who wish to perform can take it to the next level where we will focus on musicality, phrasing and enhancing performance quality through regular rehearsals. Click here for more information.

Skill in Viny/asana, 1st Sunday of the month, 9:00 - 11:30am

This vigorous class is open to those curious about how to move in yoga with grace and dignity. 5 years of some physical technical training, preferably yoga. Ability to do head and shoulder stand (or able to modify). Sense of humor a must. Or by instructors consent.
Fall dates: September 9, October 7, November 4, December 9

Cost: $30 drop-in, 5 class pass $125 (good for one year)

Master Class Series with Theresa Elliott
A Training for Yoga Teachers, 2018
9 Selected Friday’s starting October 5
For instructors and students seeking depth and clarity in asana and vinyasa. Series meets once a month and will focus on giving participants the skill necessary to see and understand yoga asana and vinyasa at a core level.
Crown Hill Arts Festival, Saturday evening, November 3rd. Doors open at 6:00pm
The annual building performance and party returns after a year’s hiatus. Taj students and teacher’s will be presenting yoga and yogadance works.
Pictures from a Pilgrimage: 37 Days on the Camino de Santiago
Saturday, November 10, 4:00 - 5:30pm
Join Theresa for a slide show presentation and excerpts from her blog of her recent 500+ mile walk across Spain on the well known pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago.

Summer Yogadance Intensive, 2018
This 5-day intensive will delve into the rich relationship between music, body and mind through the study of Yogadance. Posture, stylized yoga sequences, and a broad range of music will be explored and combined to create a set work of yoga choreography.

See Summer 2018 Yogadance Intensive

Photo Yoga Shop, 2019

Want a high-quality photo of yourself to market your teaching, to document a pose in your life, or just for fun? Learn how to prepare for a photo shoot to get your best shot! Have your picture taken by professionals to create yoga images for use in flyers and web sites, or to give a loved one.

See Photo Yoga Shop, 2019




Tara Bernstein

Tara Bernstein
Tara Bernstein started practicing yoga while teaching and choreographing modern dance in NYC and Seattle. She graduated From Sarah Lawrence College and is a Certified Iyengar yoga teacher.  She has travelled to India to study yoga in both Northern and Southern India.  She is the Director of the in-house studio, UNIVERSITY DISTRICT YOGA, which specializes in semi-private classes, allowing students of yoga to focus on their individual fitness goals and yoga poses.

 Whether you want to step back from a vigorous yoga workout and practice yoga more slowly or need to loosen up your stiff neck and shoulders, Tara’s Gentle Yoga class offers you an opportunity to change patterns for better balance. 

"Suppleness is not a weakness" Joan Skinner
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Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Wednesday, 10:00-11:15am, Gentle Yoga

Cost: $20 Drop-in, 5 classes/ $80, 10 classes/ $150

Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo

Kathleen's yoga teaching is rooted in her belief that anyone can do yoga and that all bodies are yoga bodies. She helps her students meet themselves where they are in the present moment and encourages them to employ safe movement and awareness. She invites students to include a sense of physical and mental challenge to their practice. Kathleen’s focus on anatomy and alignment is motivated by her continued curiosity about the human body and how it works. She is fascinated by the inherent connection between the body and the mind and how the practice of yoga strengthens that connection. She continues to study with Theresa Elliott and is a graduate of the Pacific Yoga 500 hour Advanced Studies program.
Kathleen regularly teaches in partnership with Robin Werner. Their combined studies and shared interest in alignment based asana practice brings two keen perspectives to their classes.
Kathleen’s web site:

Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Monday, 6:00 – 7:15pm, Beginning Stationary Postures 
Thursday, 7:15 - 8:30pm, Beginning Stationary Postures
Saturday, 8:30 – 9:45am, Multi-level Transitions (Vinyasa) 
Saturday, 10:00 – 11:15am, Yoga for Curvy Bodies

Cost: $18/drop-in, 5 classes/$80, 10 classes/$150



Introduction to Yoga Weekend Workshop

This weekend workshop will start from the very beginning, cover common beginning postures and give a broad glimpse into what a safe yoga practice is. The workshop is progressive, with an emphasis on alignment, prop work and safety, and helps prepare you for ongoing, beginner-level yoga classes. Perfect for anyone new to yoga or for those who are familiar with yoga, but still want a structured approach to the basics.
See Introduction to Yoga Weekend Workshop for dates and details.




Robin Werner

robin werner

Robin's yoga practice is fueled by his desire to find constructive, challenging ways to engage the body and mind that simultaneously promote safe movement and awareness. His dedication to anatomy and alignment is motivated by years working with physical therapists on his own rehabilitation. He's been extremely fortunate to study with teachers of both yoga and Gyrotonic who've guided him in applying those principles to movement and asana.

Robin regularly teaches in partnership with Kathleen Meehan Lorenzo. Their combined studies and shared interest in alignment based asana practice brings two keen perspectives to their classes. Robin is a graduate of Pacific Yoga's 500-hour Teacher Training Program.

Dylan Noebels

Dylan is eternally grateful to have learned yoga from Theresa Elliott and Kathryn Payne.  He keeps his early morning yoga classes challenging fun and friendly.

Dylan’s Web site:






Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Monday - Wednesday - Friday, 6:15 - 7:30am, Monthly Morning Immersion

Cost: Monthly Pass Available

Molly Harrigan

Molly believes yoga holds medicine to help us heal, and people need opportunities to connect in community for a healthy quality of life. Yoga looks different in all bodies and has benefits that can be harvested regardless of ability. Classes require a balance of structure, challenge and play. Molly's teaching style blends various types of yoga practice and strives to meet students where they are at.

Molly has been practicing since 2005. She earned her 200- hour Ashtanga certificate from Samarya Center in Seattle in 2011 and is a RYT. In addition to her classes, she is also available for private lessons for people with and without disability. When not teaching yoga, Molly serves people with disabilities in outdoor recreation.




Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Tuesdays, 4:30 - 5:30pm, Yoga for People with Intellectual Disabilities (Special Needs) 

Cost:  $20/drop-In, 6 class series/$90

Becci Parsons

seattle yoga studio

Becci Parsons is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner® and dancer with over 40 years of experience in the movement arts. She teaches community Awareness Through Movement® classes and workshops while maintaining a private practice in Seattle. Becci also leads study groups and mentoring programs for local practitioners. She is a part-time faculty in the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts and has served as guest faculty at the University of Utah Somatics and Dance Conference. Her work is dedicated to the mindful exploration of human vitality, grace and elegance through the study of "self in motion."

Becci’s Website:
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Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Students may join a series in progress or drop in on a space available basis.
All of my classes are suitable for first time students.  If you have questions about your ability to participate, contact me. 

Tuesday, 6:30-7:45pm, Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Friday, 10:00-11:15am, Deep Listening:Mindful Motion

Cost:  $20/drop-In, 6 class series/$90
Cost:  $20/drop-In, 5 class card/$90


Series and Workshops:
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
SPECIAL Fall Class Series 
Life Skills 101: Lessons That Linger - From The Mat Into The World
September 8,15,22,29 – 2018
1-3 PM
Taj Yoga Studio
Crown Hill Community Center
9250 14th Ave NW
Seattle, WA  98117
$145  Early Bird  (by August 24, 2018)
$160  After Deadline
Door Code Required For Entry
In this mini-workshop series we’ll mine the depths of novel ATM lessons that develop the super power of ‘inclusive attention’.  We’ll put the fun in function and learn how to navigate our sometimes topsy-turvy world with the presence of a monk and the humor of Monty Python. 
Becci Parsons
Guild Certified Feldenkrais Teacher®



Jena Hennessy

jena hennessy
Jena Hennessey grew up in Suquamish on Agate Pass, giddy with the joy of movement. Her interest in moving led to the study of nervous systems, dance, healing arts, martial arts, and how to love being in her body, with the aim of being present. She has taught massage, creative dance and self healing movement classes for many years.
Jena is a Certified Nia and 5-stages instructor, Certified Breema instructor, licensed massage therapist and educator in Seattle. She received her B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Washington, an M.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon, and a M. Ed. from Antioch University in Seattle.
Jena has practiced the Nia Technique since 1998 and can hardly wait to get giddy with the Joy of Movement with you!
Jena’s web site:
Suggested price $15/hr of instruction.
Students pay with cash or check in a box at class or on our website
Students may pay by the class, week, month or year.

Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Friday, 7:00 - 8:00pm, All-Level, Kinesthesis Dance 
1st Sunday, 2:00 - 5:00pm, All-Level, Monthly Breema Workshop

Eron Hennessy

Eron Hennessy
I’ve been moving and learning about movement since before my birth, but have always enjoyed movement arts and expression as far back as I can remember. As a child, I studied ballet, learned folk-dances, and later, practiced martial arts, beginning with Tae Kwon Do in 1985 and continuing with Hung Gar kung fu, which I taught from 1992-2003.  Insatiably curious and seeking more depth, I formally studied the arts of Wah Lum Pai and Aikido and have continued to improve my own understanding by practice with martial artists from both traditional and non-traditional disciplines.
Drawing on the synthesis of my experience, I offer classes in Martial Movement, an accessible yet effective form of martial arts. Martial arts practice, I feel, is critically important in developing the Warrior archetype that exists within us. Kinesthesis refers to physical learning, and while teaching effective self-defense, I also encourage students to explore and learn from the physical experience of inhabiting their Warrior aspect to cultivate will, discipline, awareness, presence and sincerity—qualities that are inextricably linked with this archetype. My classes combine meditation, stretching and conditioning exercises, comprehensive study of practical self-defense techniques and the practice of traditional forms (also known as kata).
Erin’s web site:
Suggested price $15/hr of instruction.
Students pay with cash or check in a box at class or on our website
Students may pay by the class, week, month or year. 

Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:

Wednesday, 7:00 - 8:30pm, All-Level, Martial Movement 


Michelle Befus

For over 20 years, Michelle has studied movement, breath and balance; earlier as a professional ballet dancer and as a yoga teacher today. Her accessible, grounded classes integrate anatomical precision, thoughtful vinyasa transitions, breath awareness and intelligent sequencing. Michelle’s articulate, down-to-earth approach educates and inspires, offering techniques that facilitate healthy movement patterns and elevate mind-body awareness. Her primary teachers are Theresa Elliott and Kathryn Payne of Pacific Yoga, with whom she completed her 500 hour Advanced Studies Certification.

Michelle Quigley Pearson

Michelle is a yoga practitioner, teacher, and massage therapist. Her classes explore supportive movement patterns and flowing postures to build strength, focus, and flexibility. She values functional alignment, leading an uplifting, holistic practice that visits all 8 limbs of yoga. She has practiced and studied yoga since 1996. 
Michelle's website:
Ongoing classes at Taj Motion:
Tuesday & Thursday, 6:15am-7:30am, Multi-Level, Sunrise Yoga                 $18/drop-in, 10-class card/$150

Stacia Valley, LMP, CCST, TEPPT

Stacia Valley

Stacia is a holistic healthcare practitioner who weaves together her life experiences and professional trainings in her workshops, gatherings and ceremonies. She focuses on breath as a guide to bring the wholeness of the invisible world into our visible, palpable human structure.

Participants in Stacia’s seasonal workshops feel supported by nature's cycles as they embody ​the principles of the seasons. Each workshop features a specifically-crafted selection of ritual, breathwork, collective conversation, altar building, guided meditation, movement or planetary influences.

Stacia is a lifelong student of the relationship between the inner world of our bodies and the outer world in which we live. She has studied the sacred with druids, shamans, mystics, abbots, nuns, astrologers, priests, psychologists – from cultures worldwide. Stacia led sacred sites tours in Scotland, Ireland and England. She is ordained in the SHEAS ministry.

Focusing on bodies, Stacia is certified in massage therapy, Cranial Sacral therapy, The Embodied Present Process and many other modalities. She has maintained a massage therapy practice since 1995. Stacia helps her clients connect to their own inner wisdom of healing by attending to body tissues, systems and structures.

Stacia’s website:
Contact Stacia: or 206-819-3194


Workshops at Taj Motion

Embodied Seasons, A Seasonal Workshop Cycle
Sundays, 11:30am - 2:30pm, $75 per workshop
Four times a year, Stacia offers an opportunity to deepen your relationship with the seasons. Guided by our body's first blueprint - mother earth - and the wisdom of the elements, these workshops will give you direct experience receiving the life force of the seasons. Each workshop includes a crafted selection of activities, reflections, rituals and ceremonies that might include:

Winer Solstice, December 16
Spring Equinox, March 16
Summer Solstice, June 23

See Embodied Seasons

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