About Island Soul Studios
So much to be grateful for — and one of the most important things is our healthy mind and body. The potential to be the best you can be — healthy, spiritually centered and strong — is always alive within you.
Island Soul Studios offers a variety of classes to assist you in fulfilling these goals.
Our studio, located in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, is dedicated to providing a space for all to connect and move, to dance or sing. At Island Soul we find joy in coming together with like-minded souls. We are here to celebrate and explore the mysteries of the mind/body connection, as well as the simple pleasures of sharing our experience in community.
Our new space
We are now able to offer you a private, quiet studio environment with garden level access and healing far-infrared heat sourced through our building. Our new home includes a gracious lobby, handicap access restroom, spaces that will soon grow into therapy rooms and, lastly, our 800 square foot, light-filled studio room. Crowning our studio space are far-infrared heaters which radiate warmth throughout the room.
Far-Infrared heat is a safe and therapeutic method of heat which can feel like the kiss of sun on our faces.
Our heaters, like the sun, produce radiant heat waves. Infrared heat transfers extremely effectively into the human body and can help gently increase blood circulation, rid the body of toxins and even provide pain relief.
FIR therapy benefits the body by:
Helping the body remove toxins through perspiration
Reducing tension and stress
Improving lymphatic flow
Boosting the immune system
Increasing the circulation of blood deep in the tissues
According to an article on the benefits of far-infrared heat therapy for seniors, “Far infrared waves can penetrate up to three inches deep to generate warmth that can provide immense relief to muscles and internal organs. The gentle heat produced in far-infrared heat therapy exerts an analgesic effect and can help reduce or eliminate chronic pains that seniors often experience in various parts of the body. Stiffness in the joints from arthritis can be significantly relieved. Studies show that far-infrared heat makes connective tissue more flexible, permits greater joint movement and brings about increased levels of endorphins, which ease pain.
Although it’s early days, we plan on incorporating meditative and functional gardens into our experience and use of Island Soul. Anyone interested in exploring the potentiality of community-centered therapeutic gardens on our site, please contact Tara.
At Island Soul Studios we are dedicated to providing a place for community to come to gather in many forms. We are here to encourage those who are seeking a place to learn something new as well as empowering teachers who come with gifts and skills to offer the community. In addition to our regular public classes, we also rent the space by the hour for both private and public functions, workshops and retreats.
Whether you’re looking for the guidance of a trained teacher, a place to host your own workshop, or a space to gather with friends for music and dance, Island Soul is here for you.
Please come by and join us, check out our new studio, look through the website and feel free to contact us regarding any questions and/or suggestions you may wish to offer.