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Ashtanga Yoga

Apr 26, 2018   //   by Charon   //   The Blog, Yoga Poses, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Ashtanga YogaWelcome to our Yoga Type series!

 Yoga is steeped in history and tradition. It began over 5,000 years ago.  Several different types of yoga have emerged and each offer their own unique practice.  Our newest series will explore various yoga practices.

Jess, a Yoga District teacher, explores the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and how it does not need to be an intimidating practice.

Feel free to attend one of our Ashtanga inspired classes (listed in post) and Jess’s upcoming workshop:

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop @ H Street

  • Saturday May 5th, 3:30-5:30 pm

Sign up here for the the workshop.

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Yoga District Community – Meet Kat, our Director of Services!

Apr 25, 2018   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

  

 

Meet Kat, our Director of Services as she shares her yoga journey and  her experience being part of the Yoga District community!

 

May your choice reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

 

 

The District Sleeps Tonight

Apr 19, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Sleep Hygiene, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Sleep Hygiene

Eyes open, arms stretched out as you gently slide out of bed ready to face the day after a night of peaceful slumber.  A well rested you, is an optimal you because a good night sleep is a form of self-care.  

“There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.”– Mahatma Gandhi

Jennifer, a Yoga District teacher, shares how she went from a restless sleeper to someone who wakes up well rested without an alarm clock. Read on to find out how Sleep Hygiene changed her life and how it could benefit you too.

Feel free to attend her upcoming workshop!

  • Learn to Get Your Zzz’s: Relaxation, Sleep and Yoga @ Bloomingdale
  • Saturday July 14th 2:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Click here to sign up for the the workshop. Read more >>

Breath Baby, Breath

Mar 28, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   Children & Yoga, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Prenatal YogaPrenatal & postnatal yoga has a natural sense of community.

In the second post of our Children & Yoga series, Taylor a Doula and Yoga District teacher, shares insights about the benefits of teaching and practicing prenatal & postnatal yoga. 

Feel free to attend her class and upcoming workshop!

 

Saturdays 2:45 PM, Prenatal + Postnatal Yoga Class @ Bloomingdale

Yoga and Childbirth for Pregnant Yogis and Partners Workshop @ Bloomingdale

  • Saturday March 31st, 4 – 6 pm

Click here to sign up for the the workshop. Read more >>

Children are Natural Yogis

Mar 21, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   Children & Yoga, The Blog, Yoga Classes  //  No Comments
Downward Dog Pose baby

Source: Pinterest

Welcome to our our Children & Yoga series!

Children are natural yogis.

In the first post of the series, Rachel, a Yoga District teacher and certified ChildLight Yoga Baby & Toddler teacher, shares insights about the benefits of teaching yoga to babies and toddlers. Feel free to attend one of her classes!

Rachel’s Class Schedule:

  • Fridays 11:15 PM, Baby & Me Yoga @ Bloomingdale
  • Sunday 3:30 PM,  Toddler & Me Yoga @ Columbia Heights

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Sound Sleep & Morning Yoga

Mar 15, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Self-Care, Sleep Hygiene, The Blog  //  No Comments

Yoga in Bed

 

Welcome to our our Sleep Hygiene series! Sleeping well is a form of self-care.

Awaken your mind and energize your body for the day ahead with a good night’s rest followed by an early morning yoga routine.

In the first post of the series, Sarah Johnson of Tuck Sleep shares insights about sleep hygiene and the correlational benefits of yoga.

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Pose of the Month: Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Mar 5, 2018   //   by Nicolette   //   Pose of the Month, The Blog, Yoga Poses  //  No Comments

downward dog

Welcome to our new series! Each month we will be highlighting a different yoga pose.

See what each pose does for your body, mind and how it could deepen your yoga practice.

This month features a pose you likely experience several times during a yoga class.

Find out about Downward Dogbenefits, cues, modifications, variations, and contraindications!

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Yoga District Teacher Feature, Meghan R.

Feb 26, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meghan

 

Meet Meghan R., our February Teacher Feature as she shares her yoga journey!

“There is little else beyond yoga that allows you to express movement and breath down to the tips of your fingers and toes..”

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

Meghan’s Class Schedule:

  • Mondays 6:30 PM, Meditative Flow (All Levels) @ Glover Park
  • Thursdays 6:35 PM, Meditative Flow @ Dupont
  • Fridays 5:30 PM, Yin & Yoga Nidra @ Dupont
  • Fridays 6:35 PM, All Levels Flow @ Dupont
  • Saturdays 10:15 AM,  Yogalates @ Glover Park

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LivelyHoods Donation Class: Unwind Yoga Flow 1-2

Feb 20, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Donation Classes, The Blog  //  No Comments
LivelyHoods

LivelyHoods

LivelyHoods Unwind Yoga Flow 1-2

  • Monday, February 26
  • 14th Street Studio
  • 8:05 to 9:20 pm

To sign up for the class, visit this link.

LivelyHoods aids Kenyan area women and youth.

Read on for why Hanna is dedicated to LivelyHoods and Yoga.

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Openness of a Body that Feels Safe

Feb 19, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

King Pigeon“The body will open up when it feels safe.”

Read on to learn how Mike Giordano, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), explains when your body feels safe then you are mentally, physically and emotional more open.

He explores how what you learn in a yoga class can be carried over into the rest of your life.

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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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