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Review Bainbridge Island

GODFATHERS OF GRUNGE: Legendary rockers return for Kingston show. A9

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 | Vol. 114, No. 16 | | 75¢ Little League kicks off season with high-fives and smiles Bainbridge Island Little League held its season-opening Jamboree last weekend, as hundreds of players and their families gathered to celebrate the start of another season. At left, members of the Racers and other Little League teams stand along the baselines and give high-fives to T-ballers during the traditional rally at the end of the Jamboree. Below, Alec Stauffer of the Major Cardinals holds the American flag after the flagraising ceremony. He was assisted by fellow teammates Josh Philip, Jack Reilly, Alex Ledbetter and Nate Grattan. At bottom left, three players from the team Ice — Marissa Castillo, Aliyah Castillo and w Davies — show off their dance moves to the crowd before the Jamboree celebration begins.

Brian Kelly | Bainbridge Island Review

Sidewalk shops may get a break Business owners to accommodate five feet for pedestrian traffic BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

To some, the outdoor dining and eclectic items that stack display racks throughout Downtown Winslow’s wide sidewalks is just another facet of Bainbridge’s vibrant culture. To those traveling with baby strollers, however, it may look like an obstacle course. In Monday’s meeting, City Manager Doug Schulze asked the council for policy direction to maintain Downtown Winslow’s pedestrian flow amidst sidewalk outdoor dining and merchandise displays. The overall consensus of the discussion was that merchants have the council’s support to continue what they’re doing as long as there is a five-foot clearance for passerby to use the sidewalk. “I think we should leave it up to the store owner in terms of the kind of display the storeowner wants and the kind of furniture that the store owner is going to put out there,” said Councilman Steve Bonkowski. The increase in sidewalk retail over the past two years has prompted an overflow of comments to the city’s planning and public works departments. Some residents, Planning Director Kathy Cook told the council, are concerned about handicap accessibility, the cluttered appearance and pinch points where pedestrians cannot walk side-by-side, which was a principle function of the Winslow redesign. Other residents, Cook said, are pleased with the turn to sidewalk | A21

A travel guide to wellness:

New Bainbridge yoga center offers community and variety of healing practices BY CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

At the new Dayaalu Center on Wyatt Way, a stream trickles around three sides of the building. When the lower windows of the main studio are open, the water washes in and over students sitting in the natural light that filters through the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Six months ago, Dayaalu opened its doors for the first time. It has since proven true to its word. It is a place for community and a hub for a whole range of healing practices. “I feel like we are a birthing vessel

for a seed that is really going to help shift consciousness around healing and around living,” said Sue Steindorf, the founder of the nonprofit and co-op yoga center. “To take some of the shame around healing and realize it’s a privilege to heal. It’s not something to be embarrassed about.” Visitors may walk in for a beginners pilates class but leave with a newfound confidence to give meridian-based tapping a try, a stress dissolving practice based on acupressure. With a variety of wellness practices in one space, Dayaalu acts as a trustwor-

thy travel guide to new ways of caring for and fortifying the body, mind and spirit. The center offers almost 30 classes that range from yoga for teens to restorative-based practices like community meditation and posture workshops. It also contains a treatment and therapy cabin with an infrared sauna; a Sukhi Kitchen which provides affordable gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals on-the-go; and retreats for traditional and alternative practitioners alike. “Food is such a huge part of turn to healing | A10

Cecilia Garza | Bainbridge Island Review

Founder Sue Steindorf leads a gentle, stress reduction class in the Dayaalu Center’s main studio. The center, which opened this year, is located on Wyatt Way.

Bainbridge Island Review, April 18, 2014  
Bainbridge Island Review, April 18, 2014  

April 18, 2014 edition of the Bainbridge Island Review