Meet Dahlia, one of our beloved instructors, as she shares a little about her journey leaving her traditional 9-5 job and “coming home” to teaching yoga. Dahlia shares her passions and encourages students to “show up consistently, imperfectly, and just as they are”. Get to know Dahlia.
You’ll want to meet Taz, one of our passionate staff members. Taz oversees the Student Accounts Department and is a graduate of our teacher training program. Here Taz shares a little about her personal journey and the role the community has played in her life.
“Service is a sign of our active connection to Life.” – Kabir Helminski
Last Friday Yoga District members were given the opportunity to volunteer with DC Central Kitchen during the evening meal prep shift. Seven yogis participated in total, completing tasks such a sorting vegetables and de-stemming and splitting green beans to get them ready to be cooked. Hear from YD community member Rachel Smigielski about the experience.
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At Yoga District we rely on our interns to help run the studios in a caring, compassionate and positive manner. Meet Carlos our visual and social media intern who uses creativity and social justice as his guide in working with us!
What was your first experience with yoga?
I believe my first experience with Yoga was after a 10 mile race. I was telling my friend how sore I was and how much I disliked stretching, so she recommended Yoga as a good way to stretch, since that is my least favorite part of running. Read more >>
You’ll want to meet Camille B., one our passionate instructors, during whose classes you’ll not only learn asana, but also playful curiosity, inclusivity, and a sense of empowerment — regardless of your race, color, political affiliation, religion, or personal beliefs.
Yoga District community member and volunteer Alyssa shares her passion for service and experience with the DC Central Kitchen community.
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Common Good City Farm is a magical place, and I’m so excited to connect my yoga world with my urban farming world by teaching this benefit class. Common Good City Farm is a ½ acre non-profit urban farm in LeDroit Park, just blocks away from the Bloomingdale Yoga District Studio where I teach. The quantifiable food-access and food-justice benefits provided by Common Good City Farm are many.
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It takes a village to make Yoga District happen! One essential team member is Lindsey. Learn about her experiences working at Yoga District and what inspires her to help make this community tick.
How did you come to your role at Yoga District?
I have been doing some basic payroll duties since May for a work study to help pay my Yoga Teacher Training coming up in January. When I made a big career change back in October I reached out to see if there were any paid opportunities at Yoga District that I could take on. Luckily the payroll position had just opened up and seemed like the perfect fit for me!
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Yoga District senior teacher Claudia is an expert Mysore teacher who shares a video, student testimonials, and basic info about this transformative yoga tradition. Check it out!
YD teacher Gina Caruso is an advocate of letting go of all the ‘go-go-go’ DC mentality, and her classes are sure to make you relax and release. Learn more about Gina’s approach to yoga and self-care in our Q&A.
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The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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