Browsing articles tagged with "Community Archives - Yoga District"

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.

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Teacher Feature: Meet Michelle!

Oct 2, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Teacher Feature, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments

yoga lincoln memorialMeet Michelle, one of our teachers at Yoga District! Learn how yoga transformed her life, and see how she makes online yoga classes a welcoming, personal space for students.

When we practice this awareness…we unveil the wisdom of our bodies and discover our authentic selves.”

Check out Michelle’s current class offerings below and sign up here!

  • Monday, 7:30 AM: Yoga Basics and Yin Stretching @ online
  • Tuesday, 8:00 PM: Yin Yoga @ online
  • Wednesday, 11:00 AM: Yoga for Shoulders and Hips @ online
  • Thursday, 7:15 PM: Yin Yoga @ online
  • Saturday, 10:00 AM: Flow 1-2 with Yin @ online

Sign up here to join Michelle on 10/25 for her half day retreat Embodied Life: Connecting the Physical, Mental and Emotional @ Home

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Yamas & Niyamas: Yoga and Activism

Aug 28, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Activism, Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga Ethics  //  No Comments
ActivismThe ethical foundation of yoga bursts with inspiration and guidance beyond a quote or shared moment of intention in class. Yoga’s ethical system draws on the yamas and niyamas. They are a set of principles outlined in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. They are considered to be a cornerstone of yoga’s philosophical foundation. The teachings are not only meaningful on the mat but can be applied in daily life and in actions of activism as well.

Yoga and Activism

Jul 11, 2020   //   by Madison   //   Activism, Community, Openness, The Blog, Yoga Ethics  //  No Comments

Protest SignsJoin us over the next few months as we explore the intersection of yoga and activism. How yoga can be used as an agency for social good. The posts in this series will share lesser-known stories about activist and yoga leaders, yoga’s place in transformative movements, and as tools for activism. We will also examine aspects of yoga’s history and philosophy.

Madison is a graduate of Yoga District’s teacher training program. She hopes her series will deepen your spiritual connection to the practice along with motivating you to engage with yoga and activism in your own life.

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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.

Donation Classes: East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS)

Apr 5, 2019   //   by Charon   //   Donation Classes, The Blog  //  No Comments

ECSS 2014 Volunteers & Participants

East Coast Solidarity Summer (ECSS) is a program for youth of South Asian heritage who are passionate about social justice.

Saloni, a Yoga District teacher, is offering tri-weekly donation classes to benefit ECSS.

ECSS Yoga Donation Classes:

  • April 17- May 1, 7:00am,  Dupont Street Studio
    • Monday: Sunrise Flow Yoga 1.5-2.5
    • Wednesday: Flow Yoga 1-2
    • Friday: Sunrise Flow Yoga 2
  • Sign up here

Learn more about ECSS and why Saloni is dedicated to them.

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5 Yoga Myths Debunked

Nov 3, 2018   //   by Zach   //   Openness, Self-Care, The Blog, Yoga District Community  //  No Comments

There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding who does (and does not) participate in yoga. But, it’s important to know that  the practice of yoga welcomes all people–not just one, particular type of person.

Keep reading to learn about five of the most common yoga myths.

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Helping a Yoga Student

Oct 22, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Community, The Blog, Yoga District Community, Yoga Teacher  //  No Comments
Yoga Teacher

Andrew- Yoga District Teacher

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 >>

How Being Mindful of Your Mindlessness is Beneficial

Sep 24, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments

Mindlessness is Important

People talk about mindfulness all the time but I can’t ever recall anyone talking about mindlessness.

Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, examines the benefits of combining  being mindlessness and mindfulness.

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Learn How to Set Good Boundaries

Sep 7, 2018   //   by Charon   //   Community, Self-Care, The Blog, Workshop  //  No Comments
  • “Yes I can.” “No I can’t.”  Simple enough, right?
  • Are you good at setting boundaries?
  • Your answer is likely a bit more nuanced than a simple
  • “yes,” or “no.”

Setting personal boundaries is a form a self-care. Read on as Patrice Ford Lyn, professional life coach, discusses personal boundaries and how to improve setting them in your life.

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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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