January Workshops

Jan 3, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Local Day Retreat, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Welcome 2018 with one of Yoga District’s 5 workshops & local MLK Day retreat!

1/7 1/15 1/20 1/21 1/27 1/28
The ABC’s of Sun Salutations MLK Day Yoga Retreat Yoga for Runners Workshop Quarterly Handstand Workshop A Meditative Sound Bath Experience Detox A New You

Read on for each workshop’s description, date, studio location, and registration link.

Please feel free to comment below and provide any suggestions for future YD workshops. Thanks!

JANUARY WORKSHOPS & RETREATS:

ACTIVE

The ABC’s of Sun Salutations: Surya Namaskar Alignment

1/7/2018        2:30pm – 4:30pm        Bloomingdale        Sign up here

Sun Salutations are greetings of the Sun and a great way to welcome the New Year! The 2 hours all-level workshop breaks down three versions of Sun Salutations using various props to establish individual Sun Salute practice.

You will learn Surya Namaskar A, B, and C in a manner than it is safe and sustainable for your body gradually building muscular strength, breath awareness, and meditative practice.

Yoga for Runners Workshop

1/20/2018        4:00pm – 6:00pm        Bloomingdale        Sign up here

Running has a lot of health benefits but it can lead to tight muscles and sore joints. Learn to prevent injury by strengthening the core, balancing your stride, and employing effective warm-up and cool-down techniques.

This all-level workshop is a slow-paced vinyasa flow practice designed specifically for runners.

Quarterly Handstand Workshop

1/21/2018        2:30pm – 4:30pm        14th Street         Sign up here

This quarterly given workshop will use drills and exercises on and off the wall to explore and develop the different muscle groups that support the inversion.

Students will also practice falling so that they can face fears and potentially work towards a handstand away from the wall. All levels are welcome.

Detox A New You

1/28/2018        2:30pm – 4:30pm        14th Street         Sign up here

Purify your body, mind, and spirit with Detox Flow. Feel the cleansing effects of your internal heat with a specific sequence of twisting, core awakening, and hip opening. This practice will elevated energy, increased circulation, and greater mental clarity while releasing tension and stress.

Be prepared to sweat. We recommend some yoga experience before attending this workshop.

SPIRITUAL & MINDFUL

ASANA + SONIC SAVASANA: A Meditative Sound Bath Experience

1/27/2018       2:15pm – 4:15pm        14th Street         Sign up here

Begin with a 60-minute asana class to prepare the body for  60 minutes of sound meditation (Quartz crystal singing bowls) that guide participants on a soothing sonic journey,

This deep meditation method is extremely powerful and effective — even for the absolute beginner.

LOCAL DAY RETREAT

 Practices of Ahimsa (Non-Violence): MLK Day Yoga Retreat

1/15/2018       9:00am – 5:00pm       14th Street Sign up & retreat schedule here

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

Join a day-long yoga retreat to explore holistic paths of non-violent living in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Ahimsa is the practice of non-violence in mind, body, and spirit. We will dedicate our MLK holiday to explore how and where the vast principles of nonviolence can be applied to our daily lives through communication, nutrition, mindfulness practices, asana, focused chanting, intention setting, self-care, and relaxation techniques.

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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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