The Studio at Lifted
Yoga, Fitness, Meditation, Breathing, and Workshops – it’s a skin studio…because for healthy skin we need healthy minds and bodies. At Lifted we believe beauty happens from the inside out. We’ve created a safe and comfortable studio environment to share all our favorite secrets to live your best life face forward.
Let’s get flowing; schedule below.
When should I arrive?
- Access to the studio begins 10 minutes before the scheduled class start time (classes begin and end on time). The door operates on an automated schedule; If the door is locked then you’ve arrived too early or too late. When the door is unlocked, please quietly enter the building (shhhh…it’s a spa), remove your shoes, and apply hand sanitizer.
- We are touchless. Please schedule through Vagaro for your class. You must reserve your space in the class – no walk-ins at this time. If you made a reservation and arrive late or are unable to attend, you will be charged for the class.
- Proceed to the studio and select a cubby to store your belongings. We ask that you please limit your personal belongings; only bring the essentials. Please be sure to turn off your cell phone and silence your watch (buzzing/vibrating/ringing sounds during class are disruptive to the practice).
- Lifted has a 48-hour advanced noticed for cancellations and no-show policy. If you fail to arrive for your scheduled class, you will be charged for the session regardless of attendance.
What should I bring?
What the Studio at Lifted provides – access to a small cubby within the studio for use during class. A filtered water bottle filling station (please bring a water bottle or we have reusable water bottles for purchase). We are trying to reduce touch points to keep everyone safe and healthy.
What you should bring – Each class will have an outline of the items you should bring with you. Examples of props that might be suggested – yoga mat, towel, meditation pillows, water bottle, and props such as blocks, straps, or myofascial yoga balls.
- Health Assessment – Please stay home if you have any signs of infection: a cough, a fever, difficulty breathing or any other symptoms.
- Support Our Community – If you’ve tested positive or have knowingly come into contact with someone who has, please stay home until you’ve tested negative.
- Arrival – To limit the total amount of time spent in the studio, please do not arrive more than 10 minutes before class starts.
- Check-In – We are touchless. Please check-in and head straight to the studio. Thanks for not congregating in the common areas.
- Social Distancing – Please maintain at least 6 feet of distance from other people. Follow the floor markers for further guidance
- Masks – Please arrive wearing a mask. Based on the current guidelines our mask policy will be posted.
- Wash Your Hands – Please use the hand sanitizer available on your way in or wash your hands.
- Eyes, Nose & Mouth – As much as possible, please avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Personal Items – Please limit the number of personal items you bring into the studio. Only bring the essentials.
- Stay on Your Mat – Please stay on your mat, in your marked spot, for the duration of class. Please follow the current mask policies.
- After Class – At the end of class, after you gather your belongings, we ask that you please leave the studio.
What Classes Do You Offer?
We have recurring vinyasa and guided meditation classes as well as monthly recurring workshops and specialty classes. For a list of available classes and workshops please visit our schedule here.
Jaime Scates Schmitz
Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Boot Camp + Flow
I am committed to unearthing expressions of internal and external freedom for myself and my primary goal as a teacher is to provide my students with glimpses of and forays into expressions of freedom. Whether it be through travel, meditation, nidra, music, breath, fluidity, athleticism, handstands or exploring nature, I love to invite people out of the confines in which they limit themselves to sustain the illusion of control. Primarily I work with the element of fire, to create alchemy as whatever we throw into the fire is transformed.
While my teaching style is creative, athletic, fluid, and dynamic, I’m committed to honoring my roots and providing a traditional yoga experience. Elements of Ashtanga and Baptiste continue to guide every sequence I build. My classes are very challenging and certainly a physical practice, yet I guide my students past the physical and invite them to delve into the subtle and energetic bodies.
Currently, my personal practices are more focused in the realm of spirit and meditation. As I quest for Internal expressions of freedom, I find sharing this type of work brings me the greatest pleasure. Locally I work with my teachers at the Alive & Shine Center, I practice Transcendental Meditation daily and I study with my guru/primary teacher, Anita Lucia Briggs. I love to bring the work that I do with these enlightened beings into the studio and share this journey into spirit, the ultimate expression of freedom.
Vinyasa, Hatha, Guided Meditation
What brought me to yoga in 2009 was chronic back pain and the demands of mothering my two young, beautiful babies. My mat was the one space I continued to find relief, peace and acceptance. Acceptance of myself and surrendering to the present moment, trusting I don’t always need to be in control.
In 2020, right before the pandemic, I became a certified meditation teacher, and the timing could not be more divine to dive deep into stillness. Collectively, the suffering of humanity reached new heights and yet, here we were being forced to go inside, sit with our thoughts, feelings, and habits. What I discovered is meditation is the panacea on the path through the darkness to the light.
Twelve years later, the practice of yoga and meditation continues to humble, challenge, and inspire me. Besides my family who I adore, nothing brings me more joy than sharing the practice and teaching. Ask those that know me and my classes, I love to go deep, and I love to keep it light. Playfulness is more important now than ever before. I love creating playlists and sequences that easily drop us into the flow.
Yoga and meditation have saved me. These ancient practices are lovely, luxurious invitations for self-exploration. Allowing you to open up to possibilities of expansion and a more authentic, grounded version of your gorgeous self.
Vinyasa, Flow, Myofascial Release
My focus as a teacher is to ground each class in the needs of students at that specific moment. I start my classes by getting a feel for the mood and energy of the room, and often ask for requests to guide the sequences and flow for the practice. I strive to offer students opportunities to explore their potential during the practice, while staying grounded in the present. My goal is to create a balanced practice, allowing students to build strength with a sense of ease. That doesn’t mean my classes are easy – the challenge of the practice can sometimes sneak up on you.
I teach yoga from a place of self-inquiry. My yoga practice has evolved to embody the lessons I’ve learned from obstacles and challenges that I have faced on and off the mat. The combined lessons of these experiences inform the yoga I share as a teacher and allows me to guide students through a practice that is physically grounding and mentally freeing.
I started my yoga practice originally to build core strength for disc issues in my lower back – and unexpectedly discovered my passion to become a teacher. I completed a teacher training with Baron Baptiste in 2004 while living in Boston and my 200-hour teacher training in 2005 with Bo Forbes. I continued to study with Bo Forbes and was a founding member of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, before moving back to Seattle in 2008. Since then, I have taught at studios all over Seattle.
My greatest responsibility and joy as a teacher is to inspire students to explore their edge of possibility and to find beauty in every moment. My teaching focuses on mindfully guiding students to maintain strong alignment and breath through spirited, core-based movement while introducing playful challenges along the way. I aspire to connect to every person in the room, expanding their perception of how they can move and what they can move through. I believe wholeheartedly that the work we do in yoga positively impacts our world outside of the studio. A new focus/ idea together with a lively playlist sets the tone for each class, making each practice vibrant, unique, thoughtful, creative, dynamic and fun.
My younger years were filled with intense sports and competition. I turned to yoga for both mental and physical freedom and support. I first fell in love with the practice of yoga through slow, alignment based Iyengar flows. In 2008, I began practicing at Mountain Flow Yoga and Shakti where Baptiste-style Power Vinyasa swept me off my feet (at times, literally). This desire to merge precision with flow guided me to study anatomy-based flow with PT and beloved teacher, Lara Heimann. I have joined this foundation of physical precision with my personal passion for power vinyasa to create “Vata Vinyasa”.
You can expect my strong Vata energy to show up in my classes through the creative promise of movement, music, and mindset while providing a space where all feel safe, supported as individuals and connected as a community. I believe that yoga carries the empowering potential to crack open resistance in its many pernicious forms, so that each of us can come to understand and affirm our true identity and potential, without reservation.