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Yoga Teacher Training: Beyond Asana

Sep 16, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Training, Yoga Ethics, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Yoga CommunityIn this blog post, Aaron shares his experiences learning about the holistic nature of Yoga during Yoga District’s 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).

He now incorporates these teachings in his own practice and looks forward to sharing them with his future students.


Teacher Feature: Meet Mana!

ManaMeet Mana, beloved Yoga District teacher and a valued member of our community. Mana was recently nominated in Washington City Paper’s “Best Of” for Best Yoga Instructor in the greater DC area. Learn how Mana discovered yoga on a trip through Southeast Asia, and how she became the teacher she is today. 

Check out Mana’s current class offerings and sign up here

  • Monday, 6:30 AM: Ashtanga Mysore Style @ 14th St Studio and online
  • Monday, 12:10 PM: Ashtanga Flow @ Petworth Studio and online
  • Tuesday, 6:30 AM: Ashtanga Mysore Style @ 14th St Studio and online
  • Wednesday, 12:10 PM: Ashtanga Flow 1.5-2 @ Petworth Studio and online
  • Thursday, 6:30 AM: Ashtanga Mysore Style @ 14th St Studio and online
  • Thursday, 6:30 PM: All Levels Flow @ Petworth Studio and online
  • Friday, 12:15 PM: Flow Express All Levels @ Petworth Studio and online
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM: Ashtanga Led Primary 1.5-3 @ online only
  • Sunday, 12:45 PM: Ashtanga Flow 1.5-3 @ H St Studio and online


Yoga Teacher Training: Learning To Teach

I used to think of teaching yoga mainly in terms of sequencing together poses. But during my teacher training, I’ve come to appreciate that there’s other parts that are equally as important. A large part of my shift in perspective is driven by being able to practice different styles of yoga and study ethical concepts like inclusivity in the classroom.


Yoga Teacher Training: Building Community

In this blog post, Aaron shares his experiences being a part of a Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) community. Learn about how YTT teachers foster a sense of community during training and encourage their trainees to build communities through their own practices.


Yoga Teacher Training: A New Chapter

Jul 15, 2021   //   by Charon   //   Holistic Wellness, The Blog, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

IntroEver thought about becoming a yoga teacher?  Or at the very least, wondered what happens during teacher training? Is it non-stop yoga classes, will there be a sense of community, will I just learn a bunch of yoga poses or is there much more to it?

Join Aaron, a Yoga District’s teacher trainee, as he shares his current teacher training experiences through a series of posts. Find out what happens in yoga teacher training and if it might be something you would want to try yourself.


Feminists of Yoga District: Meet Rudhdi!

Mar 18, 2021   //   by Betsy   //   Activism, The Blog, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we interviewed Rudhdi, a member of the Yoga District community who identifies as a feminist.

Read on to find out how feminism informs her identity and her yoga practice, and which feminist writer and social activist most inspires her.


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.


Upcoming Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Kat

Jun 5, 2019   //   by Madison   //   The Blog, Training, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments
Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga

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.


Becoming a Yoga Teacher

Dec 14, 2018   //   by Charon   //   The Blog, Training, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments


Courtesy of Jazmina Gonzalez

Jazmina, Yoga District Teacher Training Alum

Ever contemplated becoming a yoga teacher? 

What happens in yoga teacher training?  Will it be 12 hours of non-stop yoga?  Is it like taking  yoga class after yoga class?  Does the training have a sense of community?  Is the history of yoga and different yoga practices taught?  Does the training include teaching yoga in a greater context? Will the training suitably instruct me to teach others?

Yoga teacher training no longer needs to be a mystery. Jazmina, a graduate from Yoga District’s Teacher Training, shares her experience.


Sleep Hygiene Should Be on Your To Do List

Aug 4, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Mindfulness, Relaxation, Self-Care, Sleep Hygiene, The Blog, Training  //  No Comments
Pamela Stokes Eggleston


A good night’s sleep is a form of self-care.

Pamela is a certified Yoga Alliance Registered (E-RYT 500) Instructor, Sleep Wellness Coach, HeartMath Coach and Mindful Yoga Therapist.

She had struggled with insomnia, secondary PTS and stress which led to sleep deprivation. Read on to find out how a Sleep Hygiene Practice changed her life and how it could benefit you too!


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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