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.
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
No two yoga classes are identical, but sometimes something truly unexpected may occur. What if, during your yoga class, one of the students becomes ill? How do the yoga teacher and the rest of the class help that person in need? This is exactly what transpired during one of Andrew’s Yoga District classes.
When a student gets sick in class: stay calm, check their vitals, and, if necessary, call 911. Do your best given the circumstance.
Read on to find out what happened in Andrew’s class and learn how he maintained a safe space for all–even as an emergency situation unfolded. Read more >>
Meet Jennifer! She is one of our lovely teachers at Yoga District.
For Jennifer, yoga has helped her to not only navigate many of life’s transformations but also create her own positive self-transformations too.
“I love that this community is non-judgemental, loving, and supportive. I can’t express how much that has meant to me and what a positive impact it has had on my life.”
Meet Edwin one of our lovely teachers! Learn about his personal journey with yoga and how he encourages students to have their own transformative experience.
“Yoga has helped me nurture my own individuality.”
Feel feel to attend one of his classes and read on to learn more about Edwin.
Edwin’s Class Schedule:
- Tuesdays 8:00 PM, Flow Yoga 2-3 @ H Street
- Thursdays 6:35 PM, Flow Yoga (All Levels) @ DuPont
Meet Andrea one of our lovely teachers! She shares her transformative experience with yoga along with encouraging advice for new and long practicing yogis.
“We grow with small changes that build us up to our optimum level of experience.”
Feel feel to attend one of her classes and read on to learn more about Andrea.
- Andrea’s Class Schedule:
- Wednesdays 8:00 PM, Core- Focused Slow Flow @ Bloomingdale
- Sunday 12:00 PM, Flow Yoga (All Levels) @ H Street
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.
Salute the Sun! 108 Sun Salutations for the Summer Solstice, benefits World Central Kitchen- Chefs for Hawaii.
- Thursday, June 21st
- 14th street studio
- 7:15 to 9:15 pm
- Sign Up here
Learn more about how World Central Kitchen, aids those in Hawaii affected by catastrophic volcanic activity. Also, how Kelsey’s donation class will honor the Summer Solstice.
Meet Marissa one of our lovely teachers! She shares encouraging advice for those days when you are not feeling motivated to practice or you are too hard on yourself. She reminds to be caring to both body and mind.
“Be kind to yourself, you are human, and every peak and valley is present to teach you something about yourself (in yoga and in life).”
Feel feel to attend one of her classes and read on to learn more about Marissa.
Marissa’s Class Schedule:
- Mondays 7:45 PM, Rocket Flow Yoga 3 @ 14th Street
- Tuesdays 8:00 PM, Rocket Inspired Flow Yoga 2-3 @ 14th Street
- Saturdays 10:00 AM, Ashtanga: Modified Primary Series (All Levels) @ Bloomingdale
- Sunday 10:00 AM, Flow Yoga 1-2 + Restorative @ Columbia Heights
- Sunday 11:30 AM, Rocket Flow Yoga 2 @ Columbia Heights
“Our vision is for yoga to transcend barriers in the Philippines. We want the practice to be easily accessible for everyone and anyone,” – Richie Bernardo
The opening of Community Fitness Studio highlights the power of yoga in bringing people together, creating a real sense of community, and of acceptance.
Richie Bernardo and Jonathan Donnelly, two graduates from Yoga District’s teacher training program, opened up a non-profit studio in the Philippines in December 2017. They modeled their studio, Community Fitness, after Yoga District.
The opening of their studio brought yoga to the inner city of Manila. A place where most people had only heard of the term yoga but never practiced.
Richie Bernardo shares about Community Fitness Studio and its connection to its community.
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 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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