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Mindful Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

Nov 25, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

 

You close your eyes and breathe in the smell of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and freshly baked cookies .

For people celebrating during the holiday season it can be a time of mixed emotions. With this in mind, Yoga District has compiled some mindfulness tips for dealing with holiday stress. 

We hope that the following suggestions will guide you through peaceful holidays. You can practice them anytime, anywhere.

Creamy Vegan Herb Mashed Potatoes

Nov 11, 2019   //   by Nicole   //   30 Minute Meals, Dinner, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Vegan, Gluten Free

 

Looking for a dairy-free and vegan alternative for your Thanksgiving table?

Try this creamy vegan herb mashed potatoes recipe!

Mashed potatoes are such a traditional dish for the holiday and now everyone can enjoy them.

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Meet Stacey! Teacher Feature

Nov 1, 2019   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

 

Meet Stacey, one of our teachers at Yoga District. She finds empowerment through self-love and trying new things in her
practice. Learn what four key lessons her yoga practice has taught her about herself and about life.

It’s such an amazing feeling to know that you can travel across the globe and find your people in no time through the
practice of yoga.

Check out Stacey’s current class offerings below and sign up here.

 

  • Monday 6:35PM, Flow Yoga 1-2 @ Dupont
  • Wednesday 12:30PM, Powerful Flow Yoga 1.5-3 @ Dupont
  • Thursday 12:15PM, Flow Yoga (all levels) @ 14th Street
  • Thursday 5:15PM, Flow Yoga 2-3 @ 14th Street
  • Thursday 6:35PM, Flow + Yin (all levels) @ 14th Street
  • Friday 12:30PM, Flow Yoga 1.5-3 @ H Street
  • Saturday 10:15AM, Strong + Sweaty Flow Yoga 1.5-3 @ Dupont

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Baked Apple Oat-Granola Bars

Oct 28, 2019   //   by Nicole   //   Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipes, Self-Care, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Vegan, Gluten Free

 

Inhale that that crisp autumn air. It’s apple season!

In my house, these thick and chewy baked apple oat-granola bars are hard to keep around. They are loved by everyone with their real apple chunks and fall apple pie flavors! 

These apple oat-granola bars are slightly sweet with baked apples, granola and oats. A naturally gluten-free snack that is hearty enough to fill you up! Perfect for a breakfast, lunch or snack.

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Breathing Through it: The Benefits of Breathwork

Oct 15, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

On your mat, you close your eyes taking a deep breath in and out.  If you are familiar with yoga, you have probably heard an instructor guide you to focus on your breathing (1). Breathing seems to be an intricate part of practicing yoga but breathwork can also be powerful on its own as well. 

Yoga District instructor Emily defines breath-work, its different types, and what to expect in breathwork sessions.

 

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Teacher Feature: Meet Morgan!

Oct 3, 2019   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Lisa Kinnard Photography

Meet Morgan, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Read about her perspective regarding honoring oneself through yoga. Also how yoga continues to be a learning experience for her and her introduction to the practice through a random encounter.

“I remind students that they have no obligations to me but only to themselves.”

Check out Morgan’s current class offerings below and sign up here.

  • Friday 5:15PM, Flow Yoga 1-2 w/ Focus on Hips @ Petworth
  • Saturday 1:30PM, Flow Yoga 1-2 w/ Focus on Hips @ Bloomingdale Read more >>

Find Your New Edge – Discover the Benefits of Yin Yoga

Lotus Most yoga that you practice is likely yang in nature like a Vinyasa Flow. A dynamic class that is active to a certain degree working your muscles, building strength, stamina and flexibility.

In contrast Yin Yoga (1) is a stable and passive practice where grounded poses are held for about 3 to 5 minutes with gravity deepening the pose. When holding a yin pose it tends to feel almost meditative to me and pushes me to a new edge. I usually leave class feeling rejuvenated and a bit taller like my body has been stretched straight. 

Read on as Michelle, a Yoga District teacher, talks about her experience with Yin Yoga and maybe try a Yin class or her Yin workshop for yourself.

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Gluten Free Buttermilk Pancakes with Fruit Compote

Sep 6, 2019   //   by Nicole   //   Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog  //  No Comments

Gluten Free Pancakes

 

Whether you are still in a summer mood or craving some autumn flavors these delicious gluten-free pancakes have got you covered with with an option of either a summer or autumn fruit compote.

Pancakes are one of my favorite things to make on the weekend. I’m excited to share with you my recipe for yummy gluten-free buttermilk pancakes!

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Teacher Feature: Meet Stephanie

Aug 26, 2019   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Stephanie, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about her journey with yoga and her love for the DC community.

“People come to their mats for many reasons, but once we’re in the studio we’re all in it together.”

Check out Stephanie’s current class offering below and sign up here.

Monday, 8PM: Flow Yoga 1.5 – 3 @ H Street

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Teacher Feature: Meet Alfredo

Jul 23, 2019   //   by Charon & Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Alfredo, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about his experiences with yoga and how he recommends students can deepen and grow comfortable in their practices.

Check out Alfredo’s current class offering below and sign up here.

  • Tuesday 6:35 PM, Meditative Flow 1-2 @ 14th Street

Read on and stop by one of his classes to get to know him better!

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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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