Body Reflects – Massage and Yoga in Seattle

February 1, 2016
by carliejaeb
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Yoga Scavenger Hunt

20 years ago one of my spunky aunts put together a scavenger hunt to celebrate my 15th birthday. This year we will recreate that favorite birthday memory with a month of yoga challenges. The hardest part will be FINDING the time between my birthday and my youngest’s to fulfill all these goals.

Winners will will prizes, a chance to win a 4 Handed Massage and a happy hour at Palisade! Sign up at the studio. Challenge runs February 6th to March 6.

The “Clues”

1. Attend a morning class (before 9 am)
2. Attend Restore and Flow
3. Meditate (free classes start Feb 1)
4. Attend Yoga X
5. Do a double (2 classes in one day!)
6. Attend 4 classes in one week
7. Perform a random act of kindness for another yogi
8. Tag a photo of yourself at Body Reflects#body_reflects#yogascavengerhunt
9. Bring a friend to class

November 10, 2014
by carliejaeb

Yoga for Snow Sports Monday/Wednesday at 5:30

Yoga for Snow Sports! Monday and Wednesday at 5:30

Throughout the years of being a massage therapist and yoga instructor I have seen a lot of injuries from snow sports, but these are the most common and how yoga can help prevent them:

1. Whiplash: from biting it! Some falling is inevitable, but without a strong core we fall harder and have more of a tendency to let our head swing as we fall creating impact and causing long lasting pain in the front of the neck. Strengthening the core through yoga will make you balance better and fall less. When a fall does happen your body will react better.

2. Ankle/knee injuries: A lot of this is caused by 2 things.
a. Weak adductors and quads that cannot support the constant flexion at the knee, forcing the burden to the connective tissue of the knees and ankles. Yoga strengthens the muscles of the legs and butt to protect the skeletal structures.
b. Limited range of movement in the feet. In both ski and snowboard boots, the foot is held for long periods of time in dorsi flexion (foot flexed toward the calf) that is out of the normal range of movement for many. To get it, we often fall into patterns of either rolling the foot in or out, putting unnecessary strain on the ankle or the achilles. In yoga we always focus on strong and flexible feet to create stability in standing postures and balance.

3. Rotator cuff strains, sprains, and worse: when we lose balance or even just sit down, we often put arms behind us to bear our weight. The combo of cool muscles and tight pecs/rotator cuffs can lead to injury. Through yoga we can lengthen both the muscles of our chest and back to give more spring to the joint even when we are fatigued or lose an edge!snowboarding

Finally yoga helps calm the mind and keep you focused. This is important for technical terrain and general enjoyment of your time on the slopes!

April 29, 2014
by carliejaeb
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Crow-PoseThis weekend in my free yoga series we dive deep into twists. Twisting purifies the organs and stretches the spine and joints. Class is limited to semi private and not suitable for beginners. Please RSVP by emailing Carlie at

May 1, 2013
by carliejaeb
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More Than Just a Massage

A massage should not consist of just an hour routine of massage strokes.  To be deeply effective and meaningful to the body and spirit a practitioner must develop a unique treatment on the spot to create tangible change in the muscles and tissues, simultaneously holding a deeply relaxing space for the client to let go in.  Carlie Bockelman does this by using a deep well of knowledge of massage modalities, relaxation techniques, yoga and 8 plus years of experience with thousands of different bodies.  An hour treatment is more than just a massage, it’s an experience with results.