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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

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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.

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Teacher Feature: Meet Andrea B!

Meet Andrea B., one of our senior teachers at Yoga District! Learn about her journey with yoga and meditation. Throughout her practice she always allows herself to begin anew. Check out Andrea B.’s current class offerings and sign up here!

  • Sunday, 9:00 AM: Yoga 1.5 – 2 @ Online
  • Tuesday, 7:30 AM: Free Community Meditation @ Online
  • Tuesday, 5:15 PM: Strength and Mobility Happy Hour @ Online
  • Tuesday, 5:15 PM: Strength and Mobility Happy Hour; Vaccinations and Distancing Req’d @ Petworth

 

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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.

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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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Yoga District- Online Classes

Apr 22, 2020   //   by Charon   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

Virtual Yoga Classes With everything going on now, this might be when you need yoga the most! Yoga District is offering several daily online yoga classes through Zoom. Connect with your community through a virtual practice and enjoy yoga together! 

We understand that sometimes you decide to take a class last minute. Good news, last minute yoga is a real option! We have an automated service that sends the link to join your online class within moments of making a reservation. Read on to find out more.

Teacher Feature: Meet Toni!

Apr 21, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, The Blog, Yoga Classes, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

YT Teacher ToniMeet Toni, one of our teachers at Yoga District. Find out how her practice as a yogi emphasizes welcoming, accessibility, and connection. Learn what motivated her to become an instructor and how she shares yoga with the community.

“I consider the students in my class to be friends, including the ones who come for the first time.’”

 

Check out Toni’s current class offerings below and sign up here.

  • Saturday, 12:30PM: Talking Pilates: Pilates and Conversation @ Online

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Why Yoga Studios are Shoeless

standing on yoga mat

You enter a studio, take off your shoes, and step onto your mat. With a deep inhale and relaxing exhale, you begin your yoga class. Have you ever wondered why it’s customary to practice yoga barefoot? Or the reason you remove your shoes when entering a yoga studio? 

Read on to learn about the cultural, practical, and physical reasons that yoga studios are shoeless.

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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Dharma Yoga

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! Maybe join us for one of Yoga District’s annual Dharma Day with international teacher, Sri Dharma Mittra!

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

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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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