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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.


Teacher Feature: Meet Maylin!

Jun 17, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Community, Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

 Maylin adjusts studentMeet Maylin, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn about her journey with Yin Yoga and how she helps her students practice the best yoga for their bodies. Check out Maylin’s current class offerings below and sign up here!

  • Sunday, 12:45 PM: Yin & Yang Yoga @ 14th St studio
  • Sunday, 12:45 PM: Yin & Yang Yoga @ online
  • Sunday, 5:30 PM: Yin Yoga @ Petworth Studio
  • Sunday, 5:30 PM: Yin Yoga @  online


Take a A Long Cool Sip, Summer is Here!

Jun 10, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Drinks, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog  //  No Comments


Things are heating up, and I’m not just talking about the incessant chirping of our bug-eyed neighbors. With temperatures soaring into the 80s and even the 90s, it’s already feeling like it’s officially summer.  

My refreshing iced tea and lemonade drinks should cool you down on the hottest of days.

Try something new as my recipes add a little bit of twist to these summer staples!

Happy hydrating!


Community Spotlight: Meet Rebecca!

May 31, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Uncategorized, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Community Spotlight - Rebecca 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, meet Rebecca, one half of our duplicate records team! 


Conscious Eating: Extending the Practice of Yoga to Food

Everyday choices, like what we eat for breakfast or buy at the grocery store, can impact our bodies, minds, and communities as well as potentially improve our health. 

Join Audrey, a member of our Yoga District community, as she explores how food nourishes us. She will delve into the topic of conscious eating and consider how food can affect many aspects of our lives.


Orange Blossom Rice Pudding

May 6, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Desserts, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog  //  No Comments

Recipe Intro

In the mood for naturally gluten free dessert with a hint of springtime flavor?

Make this Orange Blossom Rice pudding!

Growing up one of my favorite snacks was rice pudding. Something about it being light and creamy with thick, chewy grains was so satisfying to my 8 year old self. 

Today, it’s a snack I rarely indulge in.  Yet what is great about this nostalgic treat is that it’s not too light and not too heavy. During the spring months, that’s exactly the kind of dessert you want to enjoy!


The History & Psychology of Spring Cleaning

Apr 29, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Clean StudioIt’s spring! You know what that means: spring cleaning. 

It’s time to sweep dusty nooks and crannies, scrub neglected floors and surfaces, and purge the clutter. If you’re like me, you might wonder how this tradition started and why it feels right to do it each spring. 

Keep reading to learn about the history of this tradition. Also, discover some of the psychological benefits that make it worth doing year after year. 


Spring For a Salad and Risotto

Apr 22, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Dinner, Easy Meals, Gluten Free, Green Living, Holistic Wellness, Recipes, 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).








Teacher Feature: Xandra

Apr 15, 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)



The Green Burger

Apr 7, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Dinner, Easy Meals, Recipes, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Recipe IntroThere are a plethora of vegan and veggie burgers choices out there. Vegetable-based, mushroom-based, vegan meat-based, the list of options go on and on.

When I set out to develop this recipe, I wanted to produce something  packed with nutrition that tasted delicious. So I combined some of my favorite meat substitutes into one patty! 



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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