This class continues to build on the beginner exercises by increasing the degree of difficulty, pace & number of exercises. There is also an emphasis on “flow”, moving from one exercise to the next with a minimum of motion, in order to increase the cardiovascular benefits.
Prerequisite: Beginning or Intermediate Mat or instructor approval.
NO CLASSES on Monday, Feb. 10th or March 16th, 2020
Cost: $204 for 12 weeks ($17 per class) Drop-in Fee: $20 per class
Enjoy a break from your daily routine to recharge with this guided meditative practice of deep relaxation that eases tension and fatigue, calms the nervous system, helps heal the body, and restores energy and well-being.
Yoga Nidra helps:
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Cultivate an underlying sense of ease and well-being
- Develop resilience and clarity in the face of life's challenges
- Become more responsive and less reactive to what's happening in the world around us.
In this workshop, you'll:
- Learn centering and relaxation techniques
- Practice gentle asana stretches for joints and muscles
- Explore yoga breathing techniques
- Be guided through a complete Yoga Nidra practice.
Yoga Nidra is practiced in a comfortable lying or seated position. No prior experience needed - everyone welcome. In Takoma Park.
A number of students who participated in our workshops on trauma
and anxiety have said it would be helpful to meet on an ongoing
basis. We are planning monthly sessions beginning August 18. Cheryl
will facilitate the meet-up, which will include discussion, yoga
and meditation centered around relieving anxiety.
Cost is by donation.
Undo, unwind, let go, and experience true rest. Instead of asking your body and mind to do more, this practice soothes your nervous system, quiets your mind, and helps you release deeply held tension. This workshop is a unique circuit of restorative poses where all the necessary blankets, blocks, and bolsters are skillfully arranged before you arrive. You simply come for the deep nourishing rest you need and deserve. Leave feeling completely revitalized and refreshed, ready for the week and the month ahead.
Everybody welcome; no yoga experience necessary. Please register in advance by 4p on the day of the workshop.
Postnatal Progress is a yoga class for mamas past their initial postpartum period (six months to four years) who are looking to target key areas for strength building - lots of core work! pelvic floor! shoulders! back! - who feel ready to step back into a fluid and dynamic yoga practice, but are not quite ready to return to a vigorous or traditional yoga class. In addition to strength, rest and integration is valued and offered.
This class is not suitable for those with prolapse or other significant injuries. This class series is a solo practice for mamas - no babies, please!
Willow Street Yoga Members attend at a 20% discount! Discount will be applied automatically for Everyday Practice and Weekly Plus Members. Rolling 10 Class Pass holders: use discount code R10 at checkout.
Please note: this series cannot be attended using free class passes or vouchers.
This 90-minute luxuriously relaxing practice is the ideal complement to today’s hectic lifestyle. In Restorative Yoga, you’ll use props such as bolsters and blankets to find the most supported position. This allows the body to relax so you can receive the benefits of the poses without any effort on your part. You’ll remain in the poses for 7-10+ minutes so you can unwind and enter a deep state of rest. The practice concludes with Yoga Nidra (or Yogic Sleep), a 25-minute guided meditation in Savasana (final relaxation). You will discover a new-found sense of peace and healing.
Ishvara Pranidhana, the last niyama of the yoga
sutras, invites us to surrender. Surrender into our divine nature.
Bow into the force of the universe. When we surrender we can direct
our energy away from ‘our story’ and see the bigger picture of our
life. When we live life as a prayer we become more mindful of the
beauty within and around us and each other.
Join us – Karen and Nieda – as we explore the theme of Sweet Surrender through gentle movement, mantra, and meditation. We will then relax into the healing sounds of singing bowls, drums, gongs and more. Please dress comfortably, and bring any items for comfort (pillow, blanket, eye mask). You may also bring crystals for charging in the vibrations.
Come hang out, commune with your fellow yogi's and teachers, relax and enjoy delicious Indian cuisine at Indigo restaurant us on Friday, February 28th at 6:30pm. Enjoy lite appetizers or choose to purchase off the menu. Please RSVP so we can let them know how many of us to expect.
This event is perfect for first timers to yoga but is challenging enough to give even the most practiced yogis a challenging session. Our instructors modify each movement to accommodate all fitness levels. Participants begin with a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class and end with a glass (or two!) of wine. We’ll breathe, balance, connect and even laugh a little — priming ourselves for our post-yoga social hour.
During the Winter Months our energies tend to naturally be drawn inwards as nature becomes still and the cold weather and long nights draw in.
But something deeper is at work.
The Water energy of Winter is an expression of Maximum Yin and Responsiveness. We will balance the Yin nature of the gentle cleansing stretches and breathwork with complementary Yang practices, whilst using meditation, to support the sustaining of our energetic field through the colder months working with the active kidney and bladder energy.
This time is also one of incubating ideas and intentions to manifest in the Spring.
We will establish multi-layered intentions to blossom in the forthcoming year by peering into the shadows of Winter through journeying.