Welcome to The Metta Center

Lise Waugh – Thai Yoga Therapy & Traditional Thai Healing, Yoga Therapy & Structurally Integrated Movement Therapy

John Hawkins – Behind the Yoga

We offer Structurally Integrated Movement & Yoga Therapy, Pilates methodology and other modalities to enhance well being and peace in the body/mind/world.

Visit Lise and John for a peaceful and happy body/mind.

We are dedicated to the process of Metta (loving kindness). Our services include compassionate touch, breath awareness and mindfulness. All our classes our gentle in nature. We are not a “Yoga studio”, rather a Healing Arts Space that offers therapeutic forms of Yoga based methods.

I have had many types of massage before but was not familiar with Thai Massage until I was introduced to it by Lise Waugh. I have never had a more healing massage in my life. Weeks later I can still feel the healing effects from the massage. From a car accident, over twenty years ago, I have had a chronic tightness in my left shoulder and neck. Since my Thai massage it has never felt better. This massage is like nothing you have ever experienced before, but it by far the best massage I have ever had. I highly recommend Lise’s Thai massage. – Mary Benarth


Community Events

Our community centered services continue to evolve!

Effective Monday, April 8:  TMC hosts a class on meditation. The “Kadampa Meditation Center Washington, Bellingham Branch Meditation Class” will be held Monday nights 5:30 – 7:00 pm.


We are honored to host the Bellingham Healers Group in their monthly meetings. This is a collaborative group of alternative health care providers. Many members participate in community service offerings. If you want our Healers Posse to show up, send Lise a message.

Can we be of service to you?
Share our space with your holistic minded cause?

Many paths to the same destination.
We offer you choices in your healing journey.
May you be happy.
May you be well.
May you be safe.
May you be protected.
May you be peaceful.

Loka Samastaa Sukhino Bhavantu, Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti
May All Beings Everywhere be Happy and Free.