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Yoga Teacher Training: Beyond Asana

Sep 16, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Training, Yoga Ethics, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Yoga CommunityIn this blog post, Aaron shares his experiences learning about the holistic nature of Yoga during Yoga District’s 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).

He now incorporates these teachings in his own practice and looks forward to sharing them with his future students.


Community Spotlight: Meet Taite!

Jul 22, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Taite - Community Spotlight

Yoga District is a community of incredible people! Our wonderful students, teachers and staff make us more than just a yoga studio. Join us each month as we spotlight a member of our community. 

This month we highlight Taite, an intern at our studios and an integral member of the Yoga District community. Read about how yoga has helped her find healing and connect to her body. 


LGBTQIA+ Community and Yoga: Meet Ciara!

Jun 24, 2021   //   by Audrey   //   Activism, Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Ciara and her dogTo celebrate Pride Month, we collaborated with a Yoga District member to highlight Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual and/or Ally (LGBTQIA+) voices, leaders, and practitioners in our community. 

Meet Ciara, a member of both the Yoga District and the LGBTQIA+ community. Learn about her journey with yoga and how she feels yoga communities can create a more inclusive space for LGBTQIA+ yogis.


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.





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.

Doing Yoga While Menstruating

Mar 1, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Menstruation Jasmine Chehrazi, founder of Yoga District and Yoga Activist, shares some thoughts about practicing yoga while menstruating.

During Women’s History Month and always, it’s time for us to look at an important issue that comes up for yogis with female anatomy: doing yoga on our cycle. There are so many different takes on whether we should practice yoga while menstruating. 


Harness Your Harriet: Student Feature- Meet Toni

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



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.



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.

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.



Yoga and Activism

Jul 11, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Activism, Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga Ethics  //  No Comments

Protest SignsJoin us over the next few months as we explore the intersection of yoga and activism. How yoga can be used as an agency for social good. The posts in this series will share lesser-known stories about activist and yoga leaders, yoga’s place in transformative movements, and as tools for activism. We will also examine aspects of yoga’s history and philosophy.

Madison is a graduate of Yoga District’s teacher training program. She hopes her series will deepen your spiritual connection to the practice along with motivating you to engage with yoga and activism in your own life.



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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