Browsing articles in "Self-Care"

It isn’t you. Loneliness is an Epidemic.

Jul 16, 2018   //   by Zach   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Find community at Yoga District.

If you’ve been experiencing feelings of loneliness lately, you are not the only one.

Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, shares her insights into the epidemic of loneliness and the steps we can take to find and maintain community.

 

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Restorative Yoga

Jul 9, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Openness, Relaxation, Relaxations, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga Classes, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments
Supported Spinal Twist

Salamba Bharadvajasana (Supported Spinal Twist)

Embrace the Calm

Deep breath in. Slow sigh out.  Body sinks to floor. Mind becomes decluttered.  

I attended my first restorative yoga class during a high stress week. This passive practice has become a beautiful counter to my hectic life. Plus in this hot summer it is an excellent way to cool the body down. While it’s not always easy to relax one’s mind and body, the benefits are abundant.

Read on as Christine, a Yoga District teacher, highlights the principles and practices of Restorative Yoga.

If you’re wondering about Restorative Yoga then don’t be afraid to try it. Feel free to attend one of our Restorative Yoga classes  and Christine’s upcoming workshop (listed in post).

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Self Care: Why all the hype?

Jun 22, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments
Patrice Catapult Life Coaching

Patrice Catapult Life Coaching

Are you uncertain of what self care could look like in your life?

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete” – Jack Kornfield

Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, shares her insights into the meaning of self-care and how to sustain a personalized self-care practice.

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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 >>

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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Openness of a Body that Feels Safe

Feb 19, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

King Pigeon“The body will open up when it feels safe.”

Read on to learn how Mike Giordano, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), explains when your body feels safe then you are mentally, physically and emotional more open.

He explores how what you learn in a yoga class can be carried over into the rest of your life.

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A Mindful You

Jan 29, 2018   //   by Charon and NA   //   Mindfulness, Relaxations, Self-Care, The Blog  //  No Comments

Sometimes a horrible day is made a bit better with self-care: a little time by yourself to recharge or maybe change your perspective.

A good way to start off your week is to be intuned with your thoughts, feelings and how you move throughout the world.

Read on for a few strategies we find helpful to turn a horrid day around.

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New Year, Same You But Better: Reflection and the Detox Workshop

Jan 22, 2018   //   by Nicolette   //   Self-Care, Workshop  //  No Comments

The start of the new year brings a lot of reflection.

Some people are a fan of new year’s resolutions. Others find that instead of focusing on one goal it is more helpful to think of a word that serves as the theme for the new year. Still others take a more relaxed and “go with the flow” approach to it all.

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MLK Jr: Living a Nonviolent Existence

Jan 13, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Local Day Retreat, Relaxations, Self-Care  //  No Comments

 

Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace starts within, and in community. Join Yoga District for a day-long yoga retreat to explore holistic paths of non-violent living in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read on to learn more about nonviolent communication and how our MLK Jr. Day retreat uses ahimas, meditations, as well as mindful practice as forms of nonviolent existence.

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Fight the Polar Vortex with Warm Soup

Jan 9, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Gluten Free, Recipes, Self-Care, Soup, The Blog, Vegan  //  No Comments
Cookie + Kate

Cookie + Kate

Fight the frigid weather unleashed by the polar vortex with a bowl of warm homemade soup!  

While outside is a blanket of snow and brutal winds, enjoy some comfort food with these 3 healthy and delicious recipes.

Read on for the Soup Recipes and stay warm!

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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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