Browsing articles in "Holistic Wellness"

Spring For a Salad and Risotto

Mar 26, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Dinner, Easy Meals, Gluten Free, Green Living, Holistic Wellness, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

 

We’ve been waiting patiently and spring is finally here!

To celebrate and transition into spring cooking, try this recipe filled with a lot of seasonal produce like spinach, strawberries, mushrooms, asparagus, garlic and onions (1).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Seasonal Awareness: Yogi’s Guide to Winter

Jan 29, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Winter forest path

Join Morgan, a member of our Yoga District Community, as she explores the effects of a season upon us.

In this series, she will consider how seasonal changes, including elements such as weather, environment, and other seasonal stressors affect our bodies and minds. 

 

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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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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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Mindful Meals: Eating for the Planet

Next in our Cut Your Carbon Footprint series, we explore many ways to live a more sustainable life through our food habits.

Read on for guidance on how to minimize your carbon footprint and potentially improve your health. We’ll introduce methods such as: planning meals to reduce waste, growing your own food, and transitioning toward a more plant-based diet.

 

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Homemade Granola

Jun 7, 2020   //   by Jordan   //   Desserts, Gluten Free, Holistic Wellness, Recipes, Self-Care, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

GranolaDuring a crisis, sometimes benign and routine actions keep us grounded and nourished so we are available to fight for justice.

In these moments I go back to food staples that use items already in my pantry. Something that will provide shelf-stable and easy nourishment.

Today that’s granola. It’s a simple and incredibly versatile recipe that can easily be adjusted based on your needs.

 

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Meditating during Quarantine

May 29, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Learn about meditation’s benefits and easy ways to start a practice during quarantine!  

Meditation is a healthy and beneficial habit accessible to almost anyone. It is prevalent across yoga studios, many workplaces, and all kinds of lifestyles. There are even apps and video channels dedicated to guiding folks through the practice.

The benefits of meditation are wide-ranging. They include: improved sleep, lower anxiety, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress-induced inflammation (1).

Whether you have a steady practice, want to revisit it, or are curious about starting meditation, there is something for everyone. Find out which meditation practice(s) are best for you!

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Cut Your Carbon Footprint: Environmentalism as a Yoga Practice

 

Hailey, a member of our Yoga District Community, will explore how to live a more sustainable life. Her environmental blog series will introduce various ways to reduce your carbon footprint.

Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint while being homebound. During these unusual times, why not try to develop some new environmentally beneficial habits? Read more >>

Why Yoga Studios are Shoeless

standing on yoga mat

You enter a studio, take off your shoes, and step onto your mat. With a deep inhale and relaxing exhale, you begin your yoga class. Have you ever wondered why it’s customary to practice yoga barefoot? Or the reason you remove your shoes when entering a yoga studio? 

Read on to learn about the cultural, practical, and physical reasons that yoga studios are shoeless.

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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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