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New Year, New “U”: Kickstart Your Year with Unconventional Classes

This winter, explore uncharted territories by stepping outside the box to redefine what the year ahead has to offer! In the heart of Seattle’s University District, a vibrant community of businesses awaits, offering classes that go beyond the ordinary. These experiences aren’t about conforming to traditional resolutions; they’re about embracing opportunities to think differently, live authentically, and sculpt a year that reflects your unique journey.

Here’s a curated list of businesses in the University District that beckon you to embark on a journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, creativity, and social engagement:

InsideOut Yoga: Posture Power Workshop

Align your spine and discover pain-free movement in the Posture Power six-week course starting February 18 at InsideOut Yoga! Learn simple tools to rid yourself of neck and back pain from 26-year veteran yoga teacher Kim Trimmer. The most guilt-free resolution for the new year is to be kinder to your body, let InsideOut Yoga help!

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Open Flight Studio

Operating as a space for performance-based artists to research, experiment, develop, teach, dialog and perform; Open Flight Studio offers an array of dance instruction from contemporary and traditional African Dance, Hip Hop, and more!

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Get Moving and Get Social at UHeights Center

Not only does the UHeights Center host to a variety of organizations putting on events and classes, their own classes are celebrated by community members near and far!  In their “Thursdays at 10” series, sign up to participate in a once-a-month book group, conversations group, memoir writing group, and stitchery group. Or if you’re looking for a digital outlet, check out their Online Zumba class held weekly on Sundays and Tuesdays with a pay-what-you-can model

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Creative Workshops & Retreats at Studio Life

Looking for a fun way to get crafty? Studio Life offers a great space for creative classes including watercolor retreats and more!

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Elevate your mind-body connection at The Yoga Shala

The Yoga Shala is a community gathering space that offers high quality and personalized instruction to support yoga teachers, seasoned practitioners, and new students in developing and deepening their yoga practice, with emphasis on honoring tradition and lineage.

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Just Dance at PopRox Dance Studio

Dance and music have the power to transcend so many things. At PopRox Dance Studio, they aim to create they’ll have you busting a move in no time as you explore movement, shed your self-consciousness, and remind yourself of the power of dance. With classes for all ages (kids, teens, and adults) and all levels, come enjoy a judgment-free zone!

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This year, let “New Year, New U” be more than just a phrase. Dive into these classes, connect with your community, and chart a course for personal growth that transcends the clichés. Your journey awaits – seize the opportunity to make this year uniquely yours!