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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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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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Ashtanga Yoga

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

AshtangaWelcome 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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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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