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Find Your New Edge – Discover the Benefits of Yin Yoga

Lotus Most yoga that you practice is likely yang in nature like a Vinyasa Flow. A dynamic class that is active to a certain degree working your muscles, building strength, stamina and flexibility.

In contrast Yin Yoga (1) is a stable and passive practice where grounded poses are held for about 3 to 5 minutes with gravity deepening the pose. When holding a yin pose it tends to feel almost meditative to me and pushes me to a new edge. I usually leave class feeling rejuvenated and a bit taller like my body has been stretched straight. 

Read on as Michelle, a Yoga District teacher, talks about her experience with Yin Yoga and maybe try a Yin class or her Yin workshop for yourself.

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Teacher Feature: Meet Alfredo

Jul 23, 2019   //   by Charon & Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Alfredo, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about his experiences with yoga and how he recommends students can deepen and grow comfortable in their practices.

Check out Alfredo’s current class offering below and sign up here.

  • Tuesday 6:35 PM, Meditative Flow 1-2 @ 14th Street

Read on and stop by one of his classes to get to know him better!

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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.

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Teacher Feature: Lily

Jun 2, 2019   //   by Charon & Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Meet Lily, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Learn about her experiences with yoga and why she is so passionate about teaching.

Check out Lily’s schedule below and sign up here.

  • Monday 1:45 PM, Flow Yoga 1-3 with Meditation @ Dupont
  • Monday 5:15 PM, Flow Yoga  2-3 @ I Street
  • Tuesday 12:30 PM, Alignment Flow Yoga 1.5-2 @ I Street
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM, Powerful Yoga 1.5-3 @ Bloomingdale

Read on and stop by one of her classes to get to know her better.

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Mindfulness in Relationships with Marci

May 10, 2019   //   by Charon & Madison   //   Mindfulness, Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of one’s feelings, thoughts, and actions in the present moment.

If you are ever swept up by emotions during communicating with others or struggle to know your role in relationships, then being more mindful can help.

Mindfulness is a strategy for being more present in your conversations resulting in a more positive and healthy outcome. Marci, a Yoga District teacher, intuitive coach, and healer, shares her insights about how to cultivate mindful, loving relationships. Feel free to attend her May 12th workshop to learn more.

 

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Dharma Yoga & Dharma Day 2019

Apr 28, 2019   //   by Charon   //   The Blog, Workshop, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

Sri Dharma Mittra

No Need to Fear Dharma Yoga

Dharma Yoga use to intimidate me because I thought it was only for true yoga warriors, Yogis who could already bend themselves into pretzels, immediately rise up into a headstand then hold arm balance poses for minutes on end.

After attending my first Dharma Flow class, I fell almost instantly in love with this liberating and fun yoga practice. My previous intimidation was replaced by a new sense of freedom and trust for graceful exploration.

If you’re wondering about Dharma Yoga then don’t be afraid to try it. Feel free to attend one of our Dharma inspired classes and join us for the upcoming Dharma Day on May 26th with international teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra!

Read on as Emily and Christina, Yoga District teachers, highlight the practices of Dharma Yoga and it’s personal impact.

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More Yoga Myths Debunked

Mar 7, 2019   //   by Madison   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

It’s time again to dispel some common myths about yoga. A yoga practice is for anyone, at any time, anywhere. Don’t let yoga misconceptions stop you seeking to start a practice or broaden an existing one.

Check out our first post to learn about 5 other Yoga Myths that Yoga District debunked.

Read the myths below to learn some truths about yoga and feel reinvigorated to make it part of your life.

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Teacher Feature- Felix

Feb 19, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments
Yoga District Teacher

Felix- Yoga District Teacher

Meet Felix, one of our lovely teachers at Yoga District as he shares his journey of how yoga has helped him heal and find community.

“ Your [yoga] practice is never completed. It continues to offer you opportunities to explore various dimensions, perceptions and resolutions within it.”

Check out Felix’’s class schedule below and keep reading to learn more about him:

  • Sunday 2:30 PM, Flow Yoga 2-3 @ H Street
  • Sunday 630 PM, Baptiste Flow 1.5 @ Grover Park

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Becoming a Yoga Teacher

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

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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.

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Teacher Feature Edgar

Dec 4, 2018   //   by Zach   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

Edgar – Yoga District Teacher

Meet Edgar one of our lovely teachers at Yoga District as he shares his journey of learning, practicing, and instructing yoga over decades and across continents.

“The most important yoga practice is not on your mat, but in the way you live.”

Check out Edgar’s class schedule below and keep reading to learn more about him:

  • Wednesday 10:00 AM, Yoga for Stress Relief (All Levels) @ H Street
  • Wednesday 12:30 PM, Flow Yoga 1-1.5 @ H Street
  • Wednesday 7:45 PM, All Levels Core Focused Flow @ 14th Street
  • Thursday 5:30 PM, Gentle Hatha Yoga for Abs, Back, & Legs @ I Street
  • Friday 12:15 PM, Gentle Yoga for All Levels @ Dupont

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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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