On your mat, you close your eyes taking a deep breath in and out. If you are familiar with yoga, you have probably heard an instructor guide you to focus on your breathing (1). Breathing seems to be an intricate part of practicing yoga but breathwork can also be powerful on its own as well.
Yoga District instructor Emily defines breath-work, its different types, and what to expect in breathwork sessions.
Meet Morgan, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Read about her perspective regarding honoring oneself through yoga. Also how yoga continues to be a learning experience for her and her introduction to the practice through a random encounter.
“I remind students that they have no obligations to me but only to themselves.”
Check out Morgan’s current class offerings below and sign up here.
- Friday 5:15PM, Flow Yoga 1-2 w/ Focus on Hips @ Petworth
- Saturday 1:30PM, Flow Yoga 1-2 w/ Focus on Hips @ Bloomingdale Read more >>
“Most yoga that you practice is likely yang in nature like a Vinyasa Flow. A dynamic class that is active to a certain degree working your muscles, building strength, stamina and flexibility. In contrast Yin Yoga (1) is a stable and passive practice where grounded poses are held for about 3 to 5 minutes with gravity deepening the pose. When holding a yin pose it tends to feel almost meditative to me and pushes me to a new edge. I usually leave class feeling rejuvenated and a bit taller like my body has been stretched straight.”
Read on as Michelle, a Yoga District teacher, talks about her experience with Yin Yoga and maybe try a Yin class or her Yin workshop for yourself.
Whether you are still in a summer mood or craving some autumn flavors these delicious gluten-free pancakes have got you covered with with an option of either a summer or autumn fruit compote.
Pancakes are one of my favorite things to make on the weekend. I’m excited to share with you my recipe for yummy gluten-free buttermilk pancakes!
Meet Stephanie, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about her journey with yoga and her love for the DC community.
“People come to their mats for many reasons, but once we’re in the studio we’re all in it together.”
Check out Stephanie’s current class offering below and sign up here.
Monday, 8PM: Flow Yoga 1.5 – 3 @ H Street
Meet Alfredo, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about his experiences with yoga and how he recommends students can deepen and grow comfortable in their practices.
Check out Alfredo’s current class offering below and sign up here.
- Tuesday 6:35 PM, Meditative Flow 1-2 @ 14th Street
Read on and stop by one of his classes to get to know him better!
Looking for a fresh, cool, crispy snack that is both delicious and healthy?
These veggie dippers are super jam packed with colorful vegetables! The snap of the fresh vegetables in every bite will make you want to eat them like a bag of potato chips. Try dipping them into a sweet honey-orange sauce for extra enjoyment.
These vegetable dippers are easy to assemble and are perfect for: summer lunches, poolside snacks, or backyard potlucks.
Meet Jessie, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about her experiences with yoga and why she is so passionate about teaching.
Check out Jessie’s schedule below and sign up here.
- Monday 5:30 PM, All Levels Flow w/ Breath Work @ 14th Street
- Wednesday 6:35 PM, Flow Yoga 1-1.5 @ Dupont
- Thursday 5:30 PM, Powerful Yoga 1.5-3 @ Dupont
Read on and stop by one of her classes to get to know her better.
Looking for a cool fun summer snack? These lemonade popsicles are just the thing! Lemonade mixed with coconut milk and your favorite fresh fruit will keep you refreshed all summer long. A perfect treat for the kids too!
Make these popsicles your own! This recipe has three simple ingredients. I’ll walk you through how to choose them so you can make your favorite combination!
Yoga District teacher Kat, founder of Sri Mama School of Yoga(1), has a M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health specializing in Perinatal Nutrition.
As a new mom, Kat especially loves teaching expecting mamas yoga practices. Her classes enhance the physical, emotional and spiritual experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and life. Does that sounds like something you are interested in learning about and teaching?
Then attend her 4 weekend of Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training September 13th – November 17th and read on to find out more about it.
While Kat’s training is geared towards teachers, it would also be appropriate for experienced yoga practitioners as well.
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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