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Community Spotlight: Meet Taite!

Jul 22, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Taite - Community Spotlight

Yoga District is a community of incredible people! Our wonderful students, teachers and staff make us more than just a yoga studio. Join us each month as we spotlight a member of our community. 

This month we highlight Taite, an intern at our studios and an integral member of the Yoga District community. Read about how yoga has helped her find healing and connect to her body. 

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Community Spotlight: Meet Rebecca!

May 31, 2021   //   by Hailey   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Uncategorized, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments


Community Spotlight - Rebecca Yoga District is a community of incredible people! Our wonderful students, teachers and staff make us more than just a yoga studio. Join us each month as we spotlight a member of our community. 

This month, meet Rebecca, one half of our duplicate records team! 

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Conscious Eating: Extending the Practice of Yoga to Food

Everyday choices, like what we eat for breakfast or buy at the grocery store, can impact our bodies, minds, and communities as well as potentially improve our health. 

Join Audrey, a member of our Yoga District community, as she explores how food nourishes us. She will delve into the topic of conscious eating and consider how food can affect many aspects of our lives.

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The History & Psychology of Spring Cleaning

Apr 29, 2021   //   by Morgan   //   Holistic Wellness, Mindfulness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Clean StudioIt’s spring! You know what that means: spring cleaning. 

It’s time to sweep dusty nooks and crannies, scrub neglected floors and surfaces, and purge the clutter. If you’re like me, you might wonder how this tradition started and why it feels right to do it each spring. 

Keep reading to learn about the history of this tradition. Also, discover some of the psychological benefits that make it worth doing year after year. 

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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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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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