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Yogi Spotlight: Meet Johannah!

Nov 13, 2020   //   by Hailey   //   Holistic Wellness, Self-Care, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Yogini Johanna

Meet Johanna, one of our beloved teacher training graduates!

Read on to hear Johanna’s story of compassion and healing through yoga.

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Squash and Spice

Oct 16, 2020   //   by Andima   //   Dinner, Easy Meals, Gluten Free, Holistic Wellness, Recipes, Soup, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

IMealt’s officially squash season, so time to enjoy: acorn, butternut, spaghetti, and pumpkin.

Try all your fall favorites.

Starting with our spicy squash soup.

Welcome autumn with this great vegan, gluten and dairy free soup!

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Teacher Feature: Meet Michelle!

Oct 2, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

yoga lincoln memorialMeet Michelle, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn how yoga transformed her life, and see how she makes online yoga classes a welcoming, personal space for students.

When we practice this awareness…we unveil the wisdom of our bodies and discover our authentic selves.”

Check out Michelle’s current class offerings below and sign up here!

  • Monday, 7:30 AM: Yoga Basics and Yin Stretching @ online
  • Tuesday, 8:00 PM: Yin Yoga @ online
  • Wednesday, 11:00 AM: Yoga for Shoulders and Hips @ online
  • Thursday, 7:15 PM: Yin Yoga @ online
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM: Flow 1-2 with Yin @ online

Sign up here to join Michelle on 10/25 for her half day retreat Embodied Life: Connecting the Physical, Mental and Emotional @ Home

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Get Creative with Upcycling

Sep 25, 2020   //   by Hailey   //   Activism, Environmentalism, Green Living, Holistic Wellness, The Blog  //  No Comments

We all know about recycling, but what about upcycling? Recycling can be an effective way to reduce waste, but the final recycled product is often of lower quality than the original material.

Upcycling is the act of creating something of value out of something that would have otherwise been thrown out (1). Help the planet and your wallet with this easy introduction to upcycling!

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Less is More, Miso Soup

Sep 11, 2020   //   by Andima   //   30 Minute Meals, Dinner, Easy Meals, Recipes, Soup, Vegan  //  No Comments


Transition into fall cooking with this quick and easy miso soup recipe that provides a little warmth.Miso Soup  

Try this pantry friendly soup.

Enjoy its highly coveted umami flavor.

Fill up without feeling heavy!

 

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Yoga IRL: Join our daily socially distanced park classes across DC

Sep 1, 2020   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Operation Peace Park

Get ready to pull out your mat and hit the grass. Small, no-frills outdoor classes dedicated to making you and DC more peaceful and connected, starting September 1st. Safely socially distanced from arrival through savasana, a portion of proceeds from every class will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Read on for locations and more info.

Yamas & Niyamas: Yoga and Activism

Aug 28, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Activism, Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga Ethics  //  No Comments
ActivismThe ethical foundation of yoga bursts with inspiration and guidance beyond a quote or shared moment of intention in class. Yoga’s ethical system draws on the yamas and niyamas. They are a set of principles outlined in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. They are considered to be a cornerstone of yoga’s philosophical foundation. The teachings are not only meaningful on the mat but can be applied in daily life and in actions of activism as well.

A Guide to Recycling in Washington, DC

Aug 21, 2020   //   by Hailey   //   Environmentalism, Green Living, Mindfulness, The Blog  //  No Comments

Blue Recycle BinReduce, reuse, recycle, as the saying goes. Recycling is often the first thing that comes to mind when people think about doing their part to be green. However, different localities have different rules for recycling. Too often, the things we hope we’re recycling end up going to the landfill. In this post, we’ll explore the District’s recycling standards and learn how we can make sure the things we throw in the blue bin actually get a second life. 

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Taste the Chill, Homemade Popsicles 

Aug 14, 2020   //   by Andima   //   Desserts, Frozen Treats, Gluten Free, Recipes, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Frozen Treat Frozen TreatI think we can all agree on two things this summer. One, it’s hot and two, we could use some levity.

So this week, I whipped up something for you all that is light and cool. Enjoy these homemade popsicles!

 

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Teacher Feature: Meet Cliff!

Aug 7, 2020   //   by Ayoka   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Teacher Feature Intro

Meet Cliff, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn how he turned the harsh realities of life into a yoga practice that healed himself. His ultimate goal is to serve as a bridge between yoga and those that need it most.

 “Sharing yoga has helped me grow into a true practitioner because the more I teach, the more I learn. Since I’m teaching about joy, love of self, and positivity I get to relearn it consistently.” 

Check out Cliff’s current class offerings below and sign up here!

Mondays 7:30, Flow Yoga @ online

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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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