Browsing articles from "October, 2015"

Teacher Spotlight: Agnes

Oct 19, 2015   //   by Betsy   //   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 Betsy   //   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 Betsy   //   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 Betsy   //   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.

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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