Dharma Yoga with Sri Dharma Mittra in Washington, D.C.

Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Introduction to Sri Dharma Mittra

Legendary yoga teacher Sri Dharma Mittra first encountered yoga as a teenager before meeting his Guru in 1964 and beginning his training in earnest. Sri Dharma founded one of the early independent schools of yoga in New York City in 1975 and has taught hundreds of thousands the world over in the years since. Sri Dharma is the model and creator of the “Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures”, the author of ASANAS: 608 Yoga Poses, has released two DVD’s to date – “Maha Sadhana” Levels I and II, and recently captured classes are available for streaming on YogaVibes.com and Yoginit.com. Sri Dharma continues to disseminate the complete traditional science of yoga through daily classes, workshops and his Life of a Yogi Teacher Trainings at the Dharma Yoga New York Center and around the world. For more information on all things Dharma Yoga, please visit: www.dharmayogacenter.com.

Class Course Descriptions:

Community Mantra & Chanting: Kirtan

Time: Sunday, May 7, 9-9:45am.

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Meeting Room 146 A/B/C

Level: All Levels

Contents: Chanting

Tuition: By donation* (online donations accepted in increments of $10, $15, $25, $30, $40, and $50)

Description: Come join us for an hour of singing about love and to love, in celebration of Dharma Mittra’s teachings and his visit to the nation’s capital. Led by a group of DC’s own local teachers — sure to stir up a meditative state within you! Kirtan is a very old form of yoga that can remove negative emotions as well as brighten our hearts and minds. Feel free to bring musical instruments, family, children and friends. By donation.

REGISTER: Register here for the Community Mantra and Kirtan.

Please note: Sri Dharma Mittra may or may not attend the morning kirtan.

Master Class w/Sri Dharma Mittra

Time: Sunday, May 7, 10am-12pm

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Meeting Room 146 A/B/C

Level: Intermediate-Advanced

Contents: Asana, Guided Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting, Lecture, Guided Relaxation

Tuition: $40

Description: Dharma Mittra helps guide each individual to quiet the turbulent mind for peace, contentment, and realization of the divinity within you. Be ready for an amazingly graceful yet extremely challenging practice steeped in 50 years of Dharma’s experience of the classical traditions. This class is for intermediate and advanced students and teachers. Dharma Yoga Registered Teachers, apprentice teachers and students, as well as teachers and students of all backgrounds from around the world, commonly take this class. Dharma Mittra has taught over 300 advanced asana variations, and offers lessons in many of these unique and now popular poses of today. You will be guided through a purifying relaxation at the end of the class, and begin cultivating the mind with invaluable and profound sacred teachings on the ethical rules, nature of being, yogic diet, ancient varied breathing practices and sound techniques. For regular practioners and yoga teachers.

Caution: Do not miss out.

REGISTER: Register here for the Master Class with Sri Dharma Mittra.

Healing Relaxation and Meditation: Yoga Nidra w/Sri Dharma Mittra

Time: Sunday, May 7, 12-1pm

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Meeting Room 146 A/B/C

Level: All Levels

Contents: Extended Guided Relaxation

Tuition: $20

Description: Taught and developed by Sri Dharma Mittra, this guided restorative session helps you break free from the stress of the noisy and restless world that maintains its presence in our bodies and minds at all times. This practice will allow you to take the time to let all the cells of your physical body, joints and organs de-stress and begin to find balance. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed. You will then be ready to sit quietly for the final minutes in the practice of contemplative meditation, to bring your awareness even further within and guide you toward the Real Self deep in your heart. From this place, it will be easy for you to acknowledge, see and feel the unity in the diversity, the sameness of all. You will slowly realize “all is within” and “we are all one” as Dharma Mittra often says.

Caution: Do not miss out.

REGISTER: Register here for the Yoga Nidra with Sri Dharma Mittra.

All Levels Practice w/Sri Dharma Mittra

Time: Sunday, May 7, 3-6pm

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Meeting Room 146 A/B/C

Level: All Levels

Contents: Asana, Guided Meditation, Pranayama, Chanting, Lecture on Purification, Guided Relaxation, “Devotional Dharma Asana Satsang Jam

Tuition: $40

Description:  All are welcome to this physically and mentally challenging invaluable practice, which includes spiritual purification discourses conveying the ancient teaching into our modern lives. ”Each Posture is designed to bring a special state of conscious,” says Dharma, a backbend and inversion expert. You will be shown how to establish proper placement, alignment and the spiritual intention of each pose. He will ignite one-pointedness of mind and steady determination that will have you doing poses you never thought you could. In addition to the discourse and an in-depth, long and challenging asana (yoga posture) practice, the class features a healing deep relaxation and a reflective meditation practice. Included is a joyous “Devotional Dharma Asana Satsang Jam,” where students can listen and join in lively music and offer their demonstrations of poses if they wish. Personal attention and helpful hints are given throughout the session as well as direction toward the real true goal of Yoga.

Caution: Do not miss out.

REGISTER: Register here for the All Levels Practice with Sri Dharma Mittra.

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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