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Introduction to Holistic Wellness

Nov 17, 2018   //   by Madison   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments
Sally- Yoga District Teacher

Sally- Yoga District Teacher

Sally, a Yoga District teacher, has been struggling with severe migraine attacks since age of 15. For years she dealt with pain multiple times during the month. She would take strong pain killers while spending days in the dark and quiet.

She finally found s natural way to reduce the frequency of the attacks as well as duration of them. She is living toxic free, using all natural remedies for the past 17 months. She no longer needs to take any medication or pain killers whatsoever!

Read on to learn from Sally about holistic medicine philosophy and wellness practices.

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Sleep Hygiene Should Be on Your To Do List

Aug 4, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Sleep Hygiene, The Blog, Training  //  No Comments
Pamela Stokes Eggleston

Pamela

A good night’s sleep is a form of self-care.

Pamela is a certified Yoga Alliance Registered (E-RYT 500) Instructor, Sleep Wellness Coach, HeartMath Coach and Mindful Yoga Therapist.

She had struggled with insomnia, secondary PTS and stress which led to sleep deprivation. Read on to find out how a Sleep Hygiene Practice changed her life and how it could benefit you too!

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Restorative Yoga

Jul 9, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Relaxations, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga Classes, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments
Supported Spinal Twist

Salamba Bharadvajasana (Supported Spinal Twist)

Embrace the Calm

Deep breath in. Slow sigh out.  Body sinks to floor. Mind becomes decluttered.  

I attended my first restorative yoga class during a high stress week. This passive practice has become a beautiful counter to my hectic life. Plus in this hot summer it is an excellent way to cool the body down. While it’s not always easy to relax one’s mind and body, the benefits are abundant.

Read on as Christine, a Yoga District teacher, highlights the principles and practices of Restorative Yoga.

If you’re wondering about Restorative Yoga then don’t be afraid to try it. Feel free to attend one of our Restorative Yoga classes  and Christine’s upcoming workshop (listed in post).

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The District Sleeps Tonight

Apr 19, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Sleep Hygiene, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Sleep Hygiene

Eyes open, arms stretched out as you gently slide out of bed ready to face the day after a night of peaceful slumber.  A well rested you, is an optimal you because a good night sleep is a form of self-care.  

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”– Mahatma Gandhi

Jennifer, a Yoga District teacher, shares how she went from a restless sleeper to someone who wakes up well rested without an alarm clock. Read on to find out how Sleep Hygiene changed her life and how it could benefit you too.

Feel free to attend her upcoming workshop!

  • Learn to Get Your Zzz’s: Relaxation, Sleep and Yoga @ Bloomingdale
  • Saturday July 14th 2:30 – 4:30 pm
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A Mindful You

Jan 29, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   Mindfulness, Relaxations, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Sometimes a horrible day is made a bit better with self-care: a little time by yourself to recharge or maybe change your perspective.

A good way to start off your week is to be intuned with your thoughts, feelings and how you move throughout the world.

Read on for a few strategies we find helpful to turn a horrid day around.

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Helpful Tips for Self-Care During the Holidays

Dec 21, 2017   //   by Nicolette   //   Mindfulness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

While this time of year is focused on giving to others, it is also important to give yourself what your body and mind needs as well.

Amidst December gatherings, holiday prep, and travel, spare some time whether that be 5 minutes or 30 minutes to bring a little routine and self-care back into your life. No matter what this holiday season entails for you, read on for Yoga District’s helpful tips for self-care.

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Mindful Tips for Dealing with Thanksgiving Stress

Nov 20, 2017   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, The Blog  //  No Comments

You close your eyes and breath in the smell of stuffing, mash potatoes, and pumpkin pie. For people celebrating Thanksgiving, it can be a time of mixed emotions. With this in mind Yoga District has compiled some mindful tips for dealing with Thanksgiving stress. Also, check out our two hour Post-Thanksgiving Restorative Workshop.

We hope that the following suggestions will guide you to a peaceful Thanksgiving. You can practice them anywhere at anytime. We would love to hear from you so please feel free to comment below and provide any of your recommendations for how to avoid stress during the Thanksgiving holiday.

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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