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It isn’t you. Loneliness is an Epidemic.

Jul 16, 2018   //   by Zach   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Find community at Yoga District.

If you’ve been experiencing feelings of loneliness lately, you are not the only one.

Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, shares her insights into the epidemic of loneliness and the steps we can take to find and maintain community.

 

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Restorative Yoga

Jul 9, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Relaxations, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga Classes, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments
Supported Spinal Twist

Salamba Bharadvajasana (Supported Spinal Twist)

Embrace the Calm

Deep breath in. Slow sigh out.  Body sinks to floor. Mind becomes decluttered.  

I attended my first restorative yoga class during a high stress week. This passive practice has become a beautiful counter to my hectic life. Plus in this hot summer it is an excellent way to cool the body down. While it’s not always easy to relax one’s mind and body, the benefits are abundant.

Read on as Christine, a Yoga District teacher, highlights the principles and practices of Restorative Yoga.

If you’re wondering about Restorative Yoga then don’t be afraid to try it. Feel free to attend one of our Restorative Yoga classes  and Christine’s upcoming workshop (listed in post).

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Sipping the Heat Away with Refreshing Smoothies

Jul 5, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Drinks, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments
Jessica in the Kitchen Smoothies

Jessica in the Kitchen

 

Fight this heat wave with a cold refreshing homemade smoothie!

While outside is ablazed with sun and intense heat, enjoy some relief with these healthy and delicious recipes.

Read on for Smoothie Recipes and stay cool!

 

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Weekly Donation Class: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Jun 26, 2018   //   by Zach   //   Community, Donation Classes, The Blog  //  No Comments
ACLU Pride March 2017

Copyright 2017 American Civil Liberties Union. Originally posted by the ACLU on Facebook

HAPPY PRIDE

  • Weekly Donation Class
  • Every Tuesday
  • Columbia Heights Studio
  • 5:15PM – 6:15PM
  • Sign Up here

 

 

 

Another June (Pride Month) has come (and nearly gone) in the district. At Yoga District, we are proud to celebrate the diversity of our community–including those who identify as LGBTQ+.

Chad, a Yoga District teacher, has been offering weekly donation classes to benefit The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) — a champion advocacy organization for the LGBTQ+ community.

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Self Care: Why all the hype?

Jun 22, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments
Patrice Catapult Life Coaching

Patrice Catapult Life Coaching

Are you uncertain of what self care could look like in your life?

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” – Jack Kornfield

Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, shares her insights into the meaning of self-care and how to sustain a personalized self-care practice.

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Donation Class: World Central Kitchen- Chefs for Hawaii

Jun 14, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Donation Classes, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments
World Central Kitchen- Chefs for Hawaii

World Central Kitchen- Chefs for Hawaii

Salute the Sun! 108 Sun Salutations for the Summer Solstice, benefits World Central Kitchen- Chefs for Hawaii.

  • Thursday, June 21st
  • 14th street studio
  • 7:15 to 9:15 pm
  • Sign Up here

Learn more about how World Central Kitchen, aids those in Hawaii affected by catastrophic volcanic activity. Also, how Kelsey’s donation class will honor the Summer Solstice.

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Yoga District Teacher Feature, Marissa

Jun 8, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments
Marissa

Marissa- Yoga District Teacher

Meet Marissa one of our lovely teachers! She shares encouraging advice for those days when you are not feeling motivated to practice or you are too hard on yourself. She reminds to be caring to both body and mind.

Be kind to yourself, you are human, and every peak and valley is present to teach you something about yourself (in yoga and in life).

Feel feel to attend one of her classes and read on to learn more about Marissa.

Marissa’s Class Schedule:

  • Mondays 7:45 PM, Rocket Flow Yoga 3 @ 14th Street
  • Tuesdays 8:00 PM, Rocket Inspired Flow Yoga 2-3 @ 14th Street
  • Saturdays 10:00 AM, Ashtanga: Modified Primary Series (All Levels) @ Bloomingdale
  • Sunday 10:00 AM, Flow Yoga 1-2 + Restorative @ Columbia Heights
  • Sunday 11:30 AM,  Rocket Flow Yoga 2  @ Columbia Heights

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Accessible Yoga & Community in the Philippines

May 25, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments
Community Fitness Studio Teachers

Community Fitness Studio Teachers

“Our vision is for yoga to transcend barriers in the Philippines. We want the practice to be easily accessible for everyone and anyone,” – Richie Bernardo

The opening of Community Fitness Studio highlights the power of yoga in bringing people together, creating a real sense of community, and of acceptance.

Richie Bernardo and Jonathan Donnelly, two graduates from Yoga District’s teacher training program, opened up a non-profit studio in the Philippines in December 2017. They modeled their studio, Community Fitness, after Yoga District.

The opening of their studio brought yoga to the inner city of Manila. A place where most people had only heard of the term yoga but never practiced.

Richie Bernardo shares about Community Fitness Studio and its connection to its community.

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Dharma Yoga

May 17, 2018   //   by Charon   //   The Blog, Workshop, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

There is No Need to Fear Dharma Yoga

Sri Dharma Mittra

Sri Dharma Mittra

It use to intimidate me. I thought Dharma Yoga was only for true yoga warriors. For yogis who could already bend themselves into pretzels, immediately rise up into a headstand then hold arm balance poses for minutes on end.   

After attending my first Dharma Flow class, I fell almost instantly in love with this liberating and fun yoga practice. My previous intimidation was replaced by a new sense of freedom and trust for graceful exploration.

Read on as Emily, a Yoga District teacher, highlights the principles and practices of Dharma Yoga.

If you’re wondering about Dharma Yoga then don’t be afraid to try it. Feel free to attend one of our Dharma inspired classes (listed in post) and join us for the upcoming Dharma Day!

Dharma Day with, international teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra

  • May 20th, 2018 10am- 5pm
  • The Omni Shoreham Hotel
  • You can attend all day or select specific classes.
  • For more information or to sign up: Here

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Pose of the Month: Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

May 3, 2018   //   by Nicolette   //   Pose of the Month, The Blog, Yoga Poses  //  No Comments

Warrior I

This month’s pose is Warrior I.

You likely experience it several times during a Flow (Vinyasa) yoga class.

Find out about Warrior I:

  •      benefits
  •      cues
  •      modifications
  •      variations
  •      contraindications

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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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