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).
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!
- 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.
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.
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.
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
“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.
This month’s pose is Warrior I.
You likely experience it several times during a Flow (Vinyasa) yoga class.
Find out about Warrior I:
Welcome 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.
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 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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