Sometimes things just….. happen…

You may have taken a gander at TMC’s website and found yourself confused… particularly if you’d been a frequent visitor before.  Rest assured, you are not the only one! Here’s the thing….

Sometime during the winter I (Lise) was playing with theme’s for the website, and I managed to happen upon one I found “intriguing”.  In that moment we had a power outage.  In that moment the new theme was “adopted” to our website.

But I did not log in again… for a long, long time…. I thought I had been playing around.  Winter was busy- my coming and going, so much travel, taking a lot of classes, seeing a lot of clients… yada yada yada!

So here we are… a website that does not look the same as the old one, to us old timers- and one that feels incomplete as it stands right now.

I am self taught. I also have a hard time relinquishing control…. it’s a challenge to figure these things out- and usually the challenge is fun!  This one has not been terribly fun.

If you have a better idea- message me! If you like it- message me!  But most of all- understand that this is a learning process and also a economic process.  You see, if we pay someone to manage our website- then that money needs to come from somewhere! YOU? The client? We prefer to keep our prices down in order to serve you best.

While at the same time realizing that we all have talents, we all have that which gives us bliss.  Is it not best to serve others with the talents you possess that also give you bliss? Indeed, I think so. Happy campers lead to more happy campers.

So, I digress…. this website appears to be under construction until a decision is made to either keep with it or redo the whole bloody thing! Your guess is as good as mine!

Now- for an update on the new offerings of TMC:

Welcome Steve Podry! Steve will be teaching Melodious Bardo- Opening to Grief & Inwardness with music, image-making, ceremony and writing- beginning Monday’s from 4-6pm starting on April 16.  Steve will be taking over the time slot that has formerly held Gentle Flow Yoga with Lise.

Lise is focusing her path on Traditional Thai Bodywork- sharpening her skills and opening her book to more clients and students.  She has a full time practice and will now only be offering one Yoga class/week- Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm.

Our other Yoga teachers, John and Joani- continue with their regular schedule.

Sam Dart continues her Structural Integration work and is learning more about Thai Massage from Lise- as well as developing her skills with Reusi Dat Ton.  One day we hope to offer a class led by Sam in this ancient form of “Thai Yoga”.  Both Lise and Sam study Reusi Dat Ton with David Wells, who was teaching at TMC in February.

John has some of his art on display in the foyer- including some beautiful note cards available for purchase. John’s art has been selling well of recent- and he has had shows locally at The Lettered Streets Coffee Shop and in Lynden at Jansen Art Center.

Yin holds fort on Saturday mornings providing her Thai Bodywork and may be opening up a Saturday healing clinic by donation with other healers in the community.  Stay posted on that one!

So- big things continue to be happening at TMC, and we roll into spring ready, willing and able to serve you to our best ability.

Blessings and Love


More privacy, increased entry space

It’s been a long time coming, this wall you now see when you walk into The Metta Center!

While we are still under a bit of construction, we have come a long way in just a couple of weekends. You can be sure more changes are to come, but not for a bit- many other things happening that will be tended to first!

Did you realize that The Metta Center is the only full fledged center in Whatcom County that caters to the therapeutic aspect of Yoga? Did you know that TMC’s Yoga Teachers have been practicing Yoga Therapy for decades? If you combine our years of experience: 108 years and ticking! That is between Lise, John, Joani and Jenn!  Put that together you find a diverse and rich background with abilities to suit many different stories in all kinds of bodies.

Here are just a few of the scenarios our teachers are familiar with:

  • Death. Supporting the person in transition with gentle touch, holding space, maintaining ease, mantra.
  • Joint repairs/replacements/injuries
  • Postoperative recovery in general.
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Stroke
  • COPD
  • Ataxia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress

We bring forward ancient teachings via Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra’s, Yama’s and Niyama’s, Mantra, Structural Yoga Therapy, Thai Yoga Therapy and more. Our diverse instructional staff is here to help guide you in group classes and/or private sessions of instruction and/or hands on technique.

We look forward to helping you move into a life with a better connection to your body/mind, reduced pain and increased awareness as the teacher within you is revealed.

With the establishment of our newest treatment room, we will have a better ability to serve your individual needs.

With Metta