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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.

 

 

 

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Feminists of Yoga District: Meet Rudhdi!

Mar 18, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   Activism, The Blog, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we interviewed Rudhdi, a member of the Yoga District community who identifies as a feminist.

Read on to find out how feminism informs her identity and her yoga practice, and which feminist writer and social activist most inspires her.

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Get Cooking with Toni

Mar 16, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   Dinner, Easy Meals, Gluten Free, Recipes, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Have you always wondered how a vegan diet can be kind to you, the planet, and our animal friends? Do you want to hear from others in a community-centric space?

Beloved YD teacher and vegan chef extraordinaire, Toni shares her yummy take on Punjabi chole masala using simple, fresh ingredients. Join Toni on March 20th for a live virtual cooking demo of this easy and accessible recipe. All are welcome to join this free event! Sign up here.
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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.

Feminists of Yoga District -Meet Caroline!

Mar 8, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

To celebrate Women’s History Month we are posting a series of interviews with members of the Yoga District community who identify as feminists. We recently spoke to Caroline, a student at Yoga District, about who inspires her, how yoga has shifted her relationship with her body, and how feminist ideals could make yoga a more positive experience for many women.

Yoga IRL: Join our daily distanced park classes across DC

Mar 4, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Operation Peace Park

Get ready to pull out your mat and hit the grass. Small, no-frills outdoor classes dedicated to making you and DC more peaceful and connected. Safely distanced from arrival through savasana, a portion of proceeds from every class will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Read on for locations and more info.

Meet Studio Manager Christian!

Mar 3, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

 

As we gear up to reopen the yoga studios for classes, we’re celebrating the Yoga District community members who stepped forward to lead that transition and manage the studios with loving care. Meet Christian, the new Assistant Manager of the Yoga District studios as he shares his yoga journey, his thoughts on inclusivity in yoga, and his experience with the Yoga District community!

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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. 

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Celebrating Black Yogis: Then and Now

Feb 28, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Activism, Community, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Yoga Ethics, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

The origin of the history of black yogis isn’t a complicated one.

Like many yoga practitioners in the U.S., black people turned to yoga to practice physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care.

However, in the context of America’s history, the story of black yogis is layered. It’s a story of now and then.

It’s a story of two Americas. It’s a story of the fight for equality and representation.

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Meet Studio Manager Liz!

Feb 26, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

As we gear up to reopen the yoga studios for classes, we’re celebrating the Yoga District community members who stepped forward to lead that transition and manage the studios with loving care. Meet Liz, the new manager of the Yoga District Petworth studio as she shares her yoga journey, her background in the fitness and wellness industry, and her introduction to the Yoga District community!

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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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