Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of one’s feelings, thoughts, and actions in the present moment.
If you are ever swept up by emotions during communicating with others or struggle to know your role in relationships, then being more mindful can help.
Mindfulness is a strategy for being more present in your conversations resulting in a more positive and healthy outcome. Marci, a Yoga District teacher, intuitive coach, and healer, shares her insights about how to cultivate mindful, loving relationships. Feel free to attend her May 12th workshop to learn more.
No Need to Fear Dharma Yoga
Dharma Yoga use to intimidate me because I thought it was only for true yoga warriors, 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.
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 and join us for the upcoming Dharma Day on May 26th with international teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra!
Read on as Emily and Christina, Yoga District teachers, highlight the practices of Dharma Yoga and it’s personal impact.
These sheet-pan tacos are the perfect 30 minute weeknight meal.
This recipe is easily adaptable to your preference.
I’ll share different ways that I have made it at home, including 100% vegan and gluten-free options!
Meatless Mondays just got a little better.
East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS) is a program for youth of South Asian heritage who are passionate about social justice.
Saloni, a Yoga District teacher, is offering tri-weekly donation classes to benefit ECSS.
ECSS Yoga Donation Classes:
- April 17- May 1, 7:00am, Dupont Street Studio
- Monday: Sunrise Flow Yoga 1.5-2.5
- Wednesday: Flow Yoga 1-2
- Friday: Sunrise Flow Yoga 2
- Sign up here
Learn more about ECSS and why Saloni is dedicated to them.
Welcome Nicole, to the Yoga District Blog. She is our new resident foodie and will be supplying delicious healthy recipes for all of us to enjoy!
This month she shares tasty Overnight Oat Bars, which are a cinch to make wholesome alternative to that boring bowl of cereal.
Meet Carla, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about her experiences with yoga and her advice for starting a practice or building on an existing routine. Check out Carla’s schedule below and sign up here.
Read on and stop by one of her classes to get to know her better.
- Monday 8:00 PM, Candlelight Flow Yoga 1-1.5+ Restorative @ Glover Park
- Friday 10:00 AM, Dharma Inspired Flow Yoga (All Levels) @ 14th Street
- Friday 12:30 PM, Flow Yoga 1.5-2 @ 14th Street
- Saturday 11:45 AM, Alignment Flow + Yoga for Runners (All Levels)@ Glover Park
It’s time again to dispel some common myths about yoga. A yoga practice is for anyone, at any time, anywhere. Don’t let yoga misconceptions stop you seeking to start a practice or broaden an existing one.
Check out our first post to learn about 5 other Yoga Myths that Yoga District debunked.
Read the myths below to learn some truths about yoga and feel reinvigorated to make it part of your life.
Meet Felix, one of our lovely teachers at Yoga District as he shares his journey of how yoga has helped him heal and find community.
“ Your [yoga] practice is never completed. It continues to offer you opportunities to explore various dimensions, perceptions and resolutions within it.”
Check out Felix’’s class schedule below and keep reading to learn more about him:
- Sunday 2:30 PM, Flow Yoga 2-3 @ H Street
- Sunday 630 PM, Baptiste Flow 1.5 @ Grover Park
Ever contemplated becoming a yoga teacher?
What happens in yoga teacher training? Will it be 12 hours of non-stop yoga? Is it like taking yoga class after yoga class? Does the training have a sense of community? Is the history of yoga and different yoga practices taught? Does the training include teaching yoga in a greater context? Will the training suitably instruct me to teach others?
Yoga teacher training no longer needs to be a mystery. Jazmina, a graduate from Yoga District’s Teacher Training, shares her experience.
Meet Edgar one of our lovely teachers at Yoga District as he shares his journey of learning, practicing, and instructing yoga over decades and across continents.
“The most important yoga practice is not on your mat, but in the way you live.”
Check out Edgar’s class schedule below and keep reading to learn more about him:
- Wednesday 10:00 AM, Yoga for Stress Relief (All Levels) @ H Street
- Wednesday 12:30 PM, Flow Yoga 1-1.5 @ H Street
- Wednesday 7:45 PM, All Levels Core Focused Flow @ 14th Street
- Thursday 5:30 PM, Gentle Hatha Yoga for Abs, Back, & Legs @ I Street
- Friday 12:15 PM, Gentle Yoga for All Levels @ Dupont
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 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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