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Changes and New Opportunities with Lindsey

Dec 15, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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.

LinzRecentPicHow 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!

Mysore with Claudia

Dec 10, 2015   //   by jasmine   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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!

Learning to Let Go with Gina

Dec 1, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

kayakingYD 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.

Feeding the Community

Nov 17, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Potatoes3Last week, Yoga District organized a team of volunteers to help the DC Central Kitchen. In this season where many of us reflect upon gratitude and giving, what better time to experience a little of both? YD community member Ruthie shares this amazing experience.

Play and Practice with Alison

Nov 9, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

IMG_9226You’ll want to meet Alison Baenen, one of our passionate instructors, during whose classes you’ll not only learn asana, but also playful curiousity, patience and a sense of empowerment.

Teacher Spotlight: Agnes

Oct 19, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Agnes_M_yogadistrictAgnes’s yoga journey began in 1998 when she was introduced to Hatha Yoga as a form of exercise. Since then, her love of yoga and commitment to the practice has grown. Learn more in our Q&A.

How long have you been in DC?
I moved to DC shortly after college, it was December 2, 1985 – that means it will be 30 years this December!

If you had to describe your life in the form of a yoga pose, which pose would it be?
ardha chandrasana – balancing with open heart :-)

Yoga and Fertility

Oct 17, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  1 Comment


Senior teacher Kat K is always exploring the connectivity of asana, body, mind and health. Learn about her upcoming Yoga and Fertility workshop and how this divine practice can impact the process of conception.

Fertile. Lush. Abundant. Fruitful. Bountiful. Generative. Creative.

In terms of humans beings, we use the word “fertile” to refer to the ability to have children.

Moving beyond physical trauma through yoga

Oct 14, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

1919003_201679967483_20615_nAs a 19-year-old, Margaret Westley survived a traumatic accident, leaving her with the partial loss of her left leg. Her life-changing accident didn’t prevent her from practicing yoga; instead Margaret has found promise within the ancient practice.

Teacher Spotlight: Meghan

Oct 13, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Yoga Instructor Meghan, Yoga DistrictTake a moment to meet one of our beloved teachers, Meghan Ryan, whose Flow and Core Yoga classes are filled with empowering breathing techniques and powerful asana.

Fall detox: by Tricia

Sep 25, 2015   //   by Purnima   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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Autumn is such a great time to spend some time on a gentle detox or cleanse.

Do you have a knee-jerk reaction to the words “detox” or “cleanse”?

I run into a lot of people who think the idea is a hyped-up fad, or who have a lot of fear around it. I understand that, because there are a lot of scary practices and scary stories out there. I first started experimenting with detoxing when I was studying holistic nutrition 10 years ago, and I made some bad choices and had some less-than-optimal experiences. I also had some amazing health shifts, and the whole trial-and-error journey made me passionate about teaching people how to detox GENTLY. (GENTLY is the key word here.) I got so passionate about the topic that my book, Cleansing & Detox Made Simple, was published in 2014!


The Teachers

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 Next Step

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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