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Teacher Feature: Xandra

Apr 16, 2021   //   by Audrey   //   Community, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Xandra, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn how yoga has helped her overcome culture shock and how online yoga allows her to stay connected with her community.

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

Wednesday, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Meditation for People with Vaccinations @ H Street Studio (500 H St NE) 

Friday, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Core Flow Yoga (All Levels) @ Stanton Park (226 4th St NE)

 

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Feminists of Yoga District – Meet Kelsey!

Mar 18, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

IntroductionTo celebrate Women’s History Month, we are posting a series of interviews with members of the Yoga District (YD) community who identify as feminists.

YD teacher Kelsey shares how intersectional feminism has shaped her yoga practice and her activism.

 

 

 

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Feminists of Yoga District: Meet Elisabeth!

Mar 11, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we interviewed Elisabeth.

She is a member of the Yoga District community who identifies as a feminist.

Learn about how her feminist outlook informs her yoga practice, values, and relationship with her body.

Celebrating Black Yogis: Then and Now

Feb 28, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Activism, Community, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Yoga Ethics, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

The origin of the history of black yogis isn’t a complicated one.

Like many yoga practitioners in the U.S., black people turned to yoga to practice physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care.

However, in the context of America’s history, the story of black yogis is layered. It’s a story of now and then.

It’s a story of two Americas. It’s a story of the fight for equality and representation.

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Harness Your Harriet: Student Feature- Meet Toni

Feb 24, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Introduction

 

Toni, one of the amazing students at Yoga District, reflects on being a black woman and also her journey with yoga. 

Find out how this poet and aspiring astrophysicist approaches life – she is an inspiration to us all.

 

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Celebrate Black History: Meet Yoga Teacher Denesia

Feb 18, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Community, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Denesia, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn about Denesia’s yoga journey and her reflections on being a black woman in the yoga space.

Denesia teaches Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga live-streaming classes on Mondays from 7:15PM-8:15PM. Sign up here!

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Meet Studio Manager Brendan

Feb 16, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   Community  //  No Comments

 

As we gear up to reopen the yoga studios for classes, we’re celebrating the Yoga District community members who stepped forward to lead that transition and manage the studios with loving care. Meet Brendan, the new manager of the Yoga District Dupont and H Street studios as he shares his yoga journey, thoughts on inclusivity, and his experience being part of the Yoga District community!

 

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Celebrate Black History: Black Yogi Feature – Meet Kelsey!

Feb 12, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

 

 

Join Kelsey, one of our amazing students at Yoga District, as she reflects on Black History, self-care, and what it means to be part of a yoga community.

 

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Celebrate Black History: Black Yogi Feature – Meet Mikela

Feb 1, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   Community, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

 

 

Celebrate Black History with Mikela, our Studio Collective Assistant Director as she shares her yoga journey, her thoughts on Black History Month and her experience being part of the Yoga District community!

 

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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.
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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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