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Mindful Tips for Dealing with Thanksgiving Stress

Nov 20, 2017   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, The Blog  //  No Comments

You close your eyes and breath in the smell of stuffing, mash potatoes, and pumpkin pie. For people celebrating Thanksgiving, it can be a time of mixed emotions. With this in mind Yoga District has compiled some mindful tips for dealing with Thanksgiving stress. Also, check out our two hour Post-Thanksgiving Restorative Workshop.

We hope that the following suggestions will guide you to a peaceful Thanksgiving. You can practice them anywhere at anytime. We would love to hear from you so please feel free to comment below and provide any of your recommendations for how to avoid stress during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Medicine Wheel Yoga Workshop with Atticus

Nov 15, 2017   //   by Nicolette   //   The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Join one of our lovely teachers, Atticus, as she shares the practice of Medicine Wheel Yoga this Saturday (November 18th) from 4 to 6 pm at our Bloomingdale studio.

Medicine Wheel Yoga blends two ancient healing systems, Peruvian shamanism and yoga. This 2 hour workshop features an introduction to the Peruvian Medicine Wheel, live music, 90 minute asana practice, an extended sonic savasana and group reflection. Take home a Medicine Wheel map and description to continue the inner work.

Saturday November 18th, 4 – 6 pm at our Bloomingdale studio

Click here to sign up for the the workshop.

For those new to this practice or want to learn more about it, read on for what Atticus has to say about Medicine Wheel Yoga and her workshop:

Yoga District’s Donation November Classes: YOGA FOR CAMP KESEM- WILLIAM & MARY

Nov 3, 2017   //   by Charon   //   Donation Classes, The Blog  //  No Comments

One of our wonderful Yoga District instructors Kendall is a founding member of the William & Mary chapter of Camp Kesem.

Camp Kesem is a national organization that offers a free week-long summer camp to support children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.

Kendall is donating all of the proceeds from her November Yoga District classes to kick-off Camp Kesem’s fundraising season.

Read below for Kendall’s class schedule and why she is so dedicated to Camp Kesem.

Embracing my Sacred, Feminine Power: What I learned from Yoga Therapy for Women

Sep 25, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

What does it mean to empower your sacred femininity on a physical, emotional, energetic, mental andspiritual plane? Follow Nicolette’s exploration of Yoga Therapy for Women.

Seasons change and so do we: What’s to come on the Blog

Sep 18, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  2 Comments

With new seasons comes big change! Embrace the new season with updated blog content and stories that interest you.


Meet Peach, our sister & teacher training grad from the Philippines!

Mar 22, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  1 Comment

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Meet Peach, one of our beloved teacher training graduates from Manila, Philippines! Read on for Peach’s story about the journey which brought her to yoga–and the Yoga District teacher training all the way from the Philippines!


Diversity and inclusion with Mary to honor Black History Month

Feb 13, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

I never dreamed of becoming a yoga instructor. That dream, if any, was further deterred by the lack of Black bodies and faces that I saw in the media and in my yoga classes. Little did I know that yoga was to be my path to self-awareness and self-knowledge.


Meet Ben!

Feb 13, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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Meet Ben, one of our beloved instructors, as he shares a little about his yoga journey, personal teaching insights, and philosophy. Get to know Ben.


YD community volunteers at D.C. Central Kitchen: by Kelly

Jan 17, 2017   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

“By doing service, you purify your heart. Egoism, hatred, jealousy, idea of superiority vanish. Humility, pure love, sympathy, tolerance, and mercy are developed. Sense of separateness is annihilated. Selfishness is eradicated…You begin to feel oneness or unity of life. You develop a broad heart with broad, generous views. Eventually, you get Knowledge of the Self.” ― Swami Sivananda

Last month for the holiday season, Yoga District members were given the opportunity to volunteer with DC Central Kitchen for an evening meal prep shift. A large group of yogis participated! Hear from YD teacher, Kelly B., about the experience here (and keep an eye out for the next volunteer date under the “Workshops and Specials” section of the Yoga District website, or sign up with DCCK directly!).

What I Learned Teaching Community Yoga Classes

Dec 6, 2016   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

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More months had past since the end of the classroom portion of Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) than I had originally planned. As with most other tasks, the YTT requirements were taking longer than I anticipated and delays between the tasks had eaten up time as well.


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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