Studio Profile – Taj Yoga in Seattle

As some of you might have read in my previous post or newsletter, I am, to put it lightly, “friggin’ stoked” to be teaching the Intro to Yoga series at Taj Yoga, a studio directed by Theresa Elliott, who’s also the co-director of Pacific Yoga Teacher Training, a Teacher Training program that’s in its 13th year and counting.

The studio is peculiar and may be very different than some of the more “traditional” yoga studios (for lack of any better and more accurate description). So, here’s a primer on how to get to, and find Taj Yoga.

Taj is on 14th Ave NW between Holman Road and 95th, 2.5 miles north of Green Lake, 5 miles south of Shoreline, 3 miles east of Northgate, and a stone’s throw from Ballard.

It is easy to get lost or miss it if you’re looking for a standalone building. The studio is housed in the old Crown Hill Elementary School building, owned by Small Faces Child Development Center. It’s the home of several movement programs, including ARC School of Ballet, Wassa Dance, and the Crown Hill Arts Festival. It’s also going to be the new home of Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan Society, one of the oldest performing arts organizations in the Seattle area.

What does this mean to you if you come do yoga at Taj? You might be passing by young performers in tutus; you might hear the distant sounds of drums or piano down the hall as you walk in, or basketball, volleyball, or bagpipes and Irish dancing in the gym. It all makes for a very lively and joyful environment.

Here’s the front of the building, on the corner of NW 95th St and 14 Ave NW. There is parking all alongside the building, as well as on the left side and in the back. It’s also accessible by bus #75 on Holman Road NW, bus #15 on 15th Ave NW, and bus #48 on NW 85th St.

The front of the Old Crown Hill Elementary School building

The front of the Old Crown Hill Elementary School building

Here’s what you’ll see when you walk in. Straight ahead through the door is the women’s bathroom. The men’s is to the right down the hall.

As you walk inside the Old Crown Hill Elementary School building

As you walk inside the Old Crown Hill Elementary School building

Taking a right, you’ll see the office for ARC Dance. Walk down the hall for about 50 yards, and Taj Yoga will be on your left.

Taj Yoga is down the hall to the left

Taj Yoga is down the hall to the left

Inside, there are cubby holes for your belongings. There are mats for use at no charge, blankets, blocks, straps, chairs, foam blocks, balls, bolsters, etc., lots of toys and tools to facilitate the learning process.

Inside Taj Yoga

Inside Taj Yoga

I look forward to seeing you here!