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Doing Yoga While Menstruating

Mar 1, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Menstruation Jasmine Chehrazi, founder of Yoga District and Yoga Activist, shares some thoughts about practicing yoga while menstruating.

During Women’s History Month and always, it’s time for us to look at an important issue that comes up for yogis with female anatomy: doing yoga on our cycle. There are so many different takes on whether we should practice yoga while menstruating. 

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Celebrating Black Yogis: Then and Now

Feb 28, 2021   //   by Andima   //   Activism, Community, Mindfulness, Self-Care, Yoga Ethics, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

The origin of the history of black yogis isn’t a complicated one.

Like many yoga practitioners in the U.S., black people turned to yoga to practice physical, emotional, and spiritual self-care.

However, in the context of America’s history, the story of black yogis is layered. It’s a story of now and then.

It’s a story of two Americas. It’s a story of the fight for equality and representation.

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Seasonal Awareness: Yogi’s Guide to Winter

Jan 29, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Winter forest path

Join Morgan, a member of our Yoga District Community, as she explores the effects of a season upon us.

In this series, she will consider how seasonal changes, including elements such as weather, environment, and other seasonal stressors affect our bodies and minds. 

 

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Yogi Spotlight: Meet Johannah!

Nov 13, 2020   //   by Hailey   //   Holistic Wellness, Self-Care, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Yogini Johanna

Meet Johanna, one of our beloved teacher training graduates!

Read on to hear Johanna’s story of compassion and healing through yoga.

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Mindful Meals: Eating for the Planet

Next in our Cut Your Carbon Footprint series, we explore many ways to live a more sustainable life through our food habits.

Read on for guidance on how to minimize your carbon footprint and potentially improve your health. We’ll introduce methods such as: planning meals to reduce waste, growing your own food, and transitioning toward a more plant-based diet.

 

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Homemade Granola

Jun 7, 2020   //   by Jordan   //   Desserts, Gluten Free, Holistic Wellness, Recipes, Self-Care, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

GranolaDuring a crisis, sometimes benign and routine actions keep us grounded and nourished so we are available to fight for justice.

In these moments I go back to food staples that use items already in my pantry. Something that will provide shelf-stable and easy nourishment.

Today that’s granola. It’s a simple and incredibly versatile recipe that can easily be adjusted based on your needs.

 

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Meditating during Quarantine

May 29, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Learn about meditation’s benefits and easy ways to start a practice during quarantine!  

Meditation is a healthy and beneficial habit accessible to almost anyone. It is prevalent across yoga studios, many workplaces, and all kinds of lifestyles. There are even apps and video channels dedicated to guiding folks through the practice.

The benefits of meditation are wide-ranging. They include: improved sleep, lower anxiety, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress-induced inflammation (1).

Whether you have a steady practice, want to revisit it, or are curious about starting meditation, there is something for everyone. Find out which meditation practice(s) are best for you!

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Yoga District- Online Classes

Apr 22, 2020   //   by Charon   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Virtual Yoga Classes With everything going on now, this might be when you need yoga the most! Yoga District is offering several daily online yoga classes through Zoom. Connect with your community through a virtual practice and enjoy yoga together! 

We understand that sometimes you decide to take a class last minute. Good news, last minute yoga is a real option! We have an automated service that sends the link to join your online class within moments of making a reservation. Read on to find out more.

Mindful Tips for Dealing with Holiday Stress

Nov 25, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

 

You close your eyes and breathe in the smell of stuffing, mashed potatoes, and freshly baked cookies .

For people celebrating during the holiday season it can be a time of mixed emotions. With this in mind, Yoga District has compiled some mindfulness tips for dealing with holiday stress. 

We hope that the following suggestions will guide you through peaceful holidays. You can practice them anytime, anywhere.

Baked Apple Oat-Granola Bars

Oct 28, 2019   //   by Nicole   //   Breakfast, Gluten Free, Recipes, Self-Care, Snacks, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments

Vegan, Gluten Free

 

Inhale that that crisp autumn air. It’s apple season!

In my house, these thick and chewy baked apple oat-granola bars are hard to keep around. They are loved by everyone with their real apple chunks and fall apple pie flavors! 

These apple oat-granola bars are slightly sweet with baked apples, granola and oats. A naturally gluten-free snack that is hearty enough to fill you up! Perfect for a breakfast, lunch or snack.

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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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