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New Moon SoulCollage®️ with Natalie Miller
Jun 1, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019
 

When the sun and moon conjoin in the sky, our nights are dark and starry. Tradition says this is a perfect time to pause, self-reflect, listen deep within, and set intuitive intentions for our best way forward.

Join Natalie to practice SoulCollage®, a creative and intuitive process through which we invite our minds to listen to the embodied wisdom of our hearts and guts. SoulCollage® is excellent for strengthening our ability to listen in, and for integrating the various aspects of ourselves.

In each workshop, we’ll explore the astrological themes of the particular month’s New Moon, then create a meaningful and beautiful SoulCollage®. We’ll leave with deeply-seeded, soul-felt intention for the next lunar cycle.

Everybody welcome - no matter how creative/artistic you believe you are - and all materials for your first session are provided.

  
Schedule
Date
Jun 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Jun 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Jul 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 2:30pm
Date
Aug 31, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 28, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Oct 26, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Nov 23, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Dec 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$95.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Jul–Sep)
Jul 21, 2019 - Sep 29, 2019
 

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.

  
Schedule
Date
Jul 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Aug 25, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Sep 29, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$120.00
4 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturdays with Tuesday Irby (summer)
Aug 3, 2019 - Sep 21, 2019
 

Meditation, asana, rest. De-stress from the past week, be yourself in this moment, and re-set for the week to come. Stress Relief Saturdays are your opportunity to come home to you. Our practice includes meditation, journaling, active asana practice, and restorative postures, giving you space to relieve body and mind of tension and stress. All levels welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Aug 17, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$0.00
5 Sessions
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Monthly Meet-Up for Trauma and Anxiety Workshop Participants with Cheryl Kravitz
Aug 18, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019
 

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.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 18, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
Date
Sep 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
Date
Oct 13, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
Date
Nov 10, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
Date
Dec 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
$60.00
3 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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JourneyDance: Body, Heart, & Soul with Beth Charbonneau
Sep 1, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019
 
Get out of your head!
 
Drop into your body; tune into your wild and tender heart; connect what is within you to what is beyond you. JourneyDance uses a combination of led and free-form movement, ritual, and imagery, and an evocative and powerful soundtrack to open up the possibilities for empowered connection to our bodies, hearts, and souls. Every dance is different and all bodies are welcome—no dance or yoga experience needed. Join us this fall!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Nov 10, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
Date
Dec 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$250.00
2 Sessions
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How To Teach Mindful Vinyasa Flow with Francesca Cervero
Sep 7, 2019 - Sep 8, 2019
 
This training is for teachers whose initial trainings were in a style other than vinyasa yoga, but find they are gravitating towards towards teaching that style and want to learn a framework that allows them to teach vinyasa yoga more skillfully. The training will help hatha teachers bring more movement to their teaching, and will help vinyasa teachers bring more teaching into their movement.
 
Part 1
We will cover what is at the heart of a vinyasa yoga class, how to set a clear metronome, and how to cue breath in a supportive, not restrictive way. We will also have a short practice and begin to learn some vinyasa templates to make incorporating this style into your teaching more seamless.

Part 2
Part 2 will build on Part 1 and will cover different kinds of sequencing and how to offer modifications and variations within the context of movement. Teachers will also have an opportunity to practice teaching this style and build on the templates we learned in Part 1.
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$120.00
6 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Postnatal Progress with Michelle Cohen (Sep 8-Oct 13)
Sep 8, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
 

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.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 8, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:15 - 3:30pm
$150.00
1 Session
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Labor with Love: Yoga, Positioning, and Partner Support to Enhance Your Birth with Michelle Cohen
Sep 14, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019
 

This labor preparation intensive will give you the tools you need to enter your birth feeling equipped and empowered. Topics will include a discussion of the stages of labor, optimal positioning, breath work, and key positions to use during labor.

Michelle Cohen, mother of two, prenatal yoga instructor, and birth and postpartum doula weaves together her knowledge of various comfort measures, yoga philosophy and postures, breath work, visualization, and birth planning to help you actively and enthusiastically participate in your birth. For those seeking an active, participatory birth, this is a perfect complement to other childbirth education for first-time couples and as a stand-alone refresher for second-time (or more!) moms.

Everyone welcome; no prior yoga experience necessary. In Takoma Park. Enrollment price is per couple.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 14, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$90.00
4 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation with Carol Mermey
Sep 15, 2019 - Dec 22, 2019
 

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.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Oct 27, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Nov 17, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Dec 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$325.00
$375.00
5 Sessions
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Yoga for Life with Gary Kraftsow
Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
 

Yoga for Life: Exploring an Integrated Practice (Friday, Sept 20)

Are you living for your yoga practice, or using your yoga practice to help you live your life? Join Gary Kraftsow, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute, to explore specific yogic teachings and practices that provide methods to help us achieve our highest potential. Through lecture and practice, you will learn how to move towards optimum health by adapting yoga practices to individualize and actualize your process of self-discovery and personal transformation.

 

Āsana: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Spine (Saturday, Sept 21)

Focusing on the spine, we'll consider what is essential for creating and maintaining a healthy and integrated structure. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric āsana as a functional tool to help you move through life with stability and ease. Practice includes breath-centric āsana.


Prānāyāma: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Autonomic Nervous System (Saturday, Sept 21)


Do you ever find yourself fluctuating between fatigue and stress? Would you like to understand how to use your practice to manage your energy? Focusing on the autonomic nervous system, we'll consider how to create and maintain balanced energy throughout the day. Then we'll explore how to use breath-centric āsana and prānāyāma, as functional tools to help you move through life with vitality and relaxation. Practice includes breath-centric āsana and prānāyāma.

 

Meditation - Dhāraā & Dhyānam: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Mind (Sunday, Sept 22)

Do you have clarity about who you are and where you are going? Would you like to deepen your self-understanding and create a life guided by your values and priorities? Focusing on the mind, we'll explore issues like choices and life orientation. Then we'll explore meditation as a functional tool to help you set a direction for your future, and move through life with purpose and grace. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prānāyāma, and meditation.

 

Tantra - Samādhi: Cultivating a Conscious Relationship with Your Heart

Do you recognize that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior mutually influence each other, are provoked by your conditioning, and form the basis of your personality? Would you like to overcome troubling emotions and experience more happiness and love in your life? Come explore Tantric practices as a functional tool to help transform dysfunctional patterns of thought, mood, and behavior and actualize your highest potential. Practice will include breath-centric āsana, prānāyāma, meditation, mantra, and cakra sādhana.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 20, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:00pm
Date
Sep 21, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Sep 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Sep 22, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 7:00pm
$60.00
1 Session
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Essential Self- Care Tools for Thriving in Challenging Times with Robin Carnes
Oct 5, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
 

Personally and collectively, we all experience periods of life that test our character and capacity to cope. Whether we are able to learn and grow as we meet these challenges or feel victimized by circumstances beyond our control may rest largely on the way we treat ourselves in the process. In this workshop, we will look at how strategic self-care can play a game-changing role in our ability to thrive and be flexible with what life brings. The heart of the workshop will be experiential practice of a variety of essential self-care practices that research shows to promote resilience.

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:30pm
$150.00
5 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturdays with Tuesday Irby (fall)
Oct 5, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019
 

Meditation, asana, rest. De-stress from the past week, be yourself in this moment, and re-set for the week to come. Stress Relief Saturdays are your opportunity to come home to you. Our practice includes meditation, journaling, active asana practice, and restorative postures, giving you space to relieve body and mind of tension and stress. All levels welcome. In Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Oct 19, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Nov 2, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Nov 16, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Dec 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$75.00
1 Session
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Moving Well with a Healthy Spine and Joints with Maria Hamburger
Oct 13, 2019 - Oct 13, 2019
 

A healthy spine is a fluidly moving one. In this workshop, we will learn how to access the different sections of the spine to move with more freedom, support and comfort. Articulation of each segment of the spine is the first step to engaging and strengthening the core stomach muscles that in turn support the vertical column that is critical to moving well through life.

We will also address joint stability and mobility through controlled articular rotation (CARS). This is an efficient and healthy system for bringing active rotational movement to all the joints in the body. In our daily lives, we tend to limit our joint mobility, leaving gaps and weakening unused portions of our joints. Through the mindful rotation of our joints, we will build greater joint health and overall movement facility.

Everyday Practice and Weekly Plus Members: use discount code MEMBER at checkout for $10 off.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 13, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:30 - 4:30pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Yoga and Meditation to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Carol Mermey & Cheryl Kravitz
Oct 19, 2019 - Oct 19, 2019
 
It is never too early to start an Alzheimer’s prevention plan. This workshop offers some of the latest scientific research on preventive lifestyle choices that can improve brain health, including: (1) Diet, (2) Stress Management with Yoga and Meditation, (3) Physical and Mental Exercise, and (4) Socialization/Spiritual Fitness.
 
You’ll learn breath, movement, and meditation practices to improve memory, brain function, sleep, and psychological well-being. Curriculum covers exercises for home practice, including the Kirtan Kriya, a 12-minute practice that has been shown in scientific studies to engage the whole brain and increase cerebral brain flow.
 
For men and women of all ages, new and experienced yoga/meditation students, and yoga teachers – not appropriate for those already diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Oct 19, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$95.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Oct–Dec)
Oct 20, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
 

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.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 20, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 24, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Dec 15, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$120.00
6 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Postnatal Progress with Michelle Cohen (Oct 20-Nov 24)
Oct 20, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019
 

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.

 
  
Schedule
Date
Oct 20, 2019 - Nov 24, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:15 - 3:30pm
$60.00
1 Session
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Autumn Harvest Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, & Meditation with James Foulkes
Oct 26, 2019 - Oct 26, 2019
 

As we enter Autumn, we harvest the growth of Spring and Summer and, like the trees, bring our energy inward to lighten up and release old leaves we no longer need.

Autumn is the most potent season for intuition and vision and is associated with the Metal Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this workshop, we will focus on rejuvenating and invigorating the Organs and Meridians (energy channels) of the Metal Element - the Lungs and Intestines and the transmutation of their negative emotional characteristics.

The Metal energy of Autumn is an expression of new Yin. We will balance the Yin nature of gentle, cleansing asana stretches and breathwork with complementary Yang practices, whilst using meditation, journeying, and deep inward listening to open to our intuitive gifts.

Students of all levels welcome. In Silver Spring.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 26, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$200.00
$250.00
4 Sessions
$75.00
per Session
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The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell
Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 3, 2019
 

The Next Evolution of Vinyasa Yoga

As a longtime student and teacher, I’m committed to making the common sense upgrades to Vinyasa Yoga that will keep it safe, effective, and relevant for modern students. As a teacher, I’m committed to stepping back from my work, evaluating what I believe is effective and changing what can be improved. I’m committed to teaching the essence of the Yoga Tradition, while modernizing the biomechanics and language of this timeless tradition.

I’ve had the distinct privilege of studying with gifted, traditional teachers of various schools of yoga. I’ve also been influenced by my students, especially those that are Doctors of Sports Medicine, Physical Therapists, Orthopedic Surgeons, and Olympic Trainers. My goal is to retain the essence of yoga in my classes, while staying up-to-date with how other disciplines work intelligently with the body. I believe in the power and poignancy of traditional forms of vinyasa yoga. I also believe all systems need to make occasional bug fixes and software updates so that they continue to work for many years to come.

This weekend workshop series is dedicated to making all of the minor changes, updates, and upgrades that I believe will make your Vinyasa yoga practice a sustainable, transformative practice for decades to come. This program is the culmination of over 20-years of practicing, making mistakes, making revisions, and separating what I believe is truly useful from what is extraneous. It’s also the beginning of an updated, comprehensive method for moving our flow forward.

 

Rethinking Salutations and Standing Flows (Fri, Nov 1: 6–8:30p)

Salutations and standing-pose flows are the centerpiece of vinyasa yoga. They establish the pace of class and help maintain the dynamic experience until Savasana. Until now, vinyasa classes have been overly dependent on Surya Namaskar A and B. Similarly, classes over rely on Chaturanga to maintain intensity. While these Salutations are still worthy, it’s time to step back and realize that we have many other options to maintain flow—some that are even better tailored for modern practitioners. Moving forward, we need fewer chaturangas and other types of vinyasas that strengthen other regions of the body. We need to re-evaluate the hyper-speed pace of today’s flow classes and return to a pace that prioritizes skillful movement, mindful focus, and deep breathing. We need to standing pose combinations that strengthen and mobilize the entire hip circumference instead of overstressing the hamstrings and Sacro-Illiac joint. We need to take the essence of vinyasa yoga and give it the modern software updates that will make it even more safe and effective for the next generation.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Take back the currently frenetic pace of vinyasa by synchronizing your movements with deep, rhythmic ujaayi breathing. You will work hard, but your breath will never be rushed.
  • Learn Sun Salutations that complement Surya Namaskar “A” & “B” and are better tailored for modern practitioners. These salutations produce less repetitive stress on the hamstrings, SI joint, wrists and shoulders, while creating greater flexibility in the front of the hips and strength in the spine.
  • Strong, powerful vinyasa linkages other than Chatturanga and Up Dog. These vinyasas complement Chaturanga and Up Dog by producing less repetitive stress in the shoulders and more balanced, functional strength throughout the body.
  • Standing pose combinations that produce balanced strength and flexibility in the entire hip-joint, instead of simply combinations that chronically over-stress the hamstrings and SI-region.
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A Modern Approach to the Core & Bandhas (Sat, Nov 2: 1–3:30p)

The traditional bandha system, designed to create and direct the body’s innate resources, is beautiful and sophisticated. Unfortunately, the language that is used to teach the bandhas can be arcane and confusing. This practice bridges the Traditional teachings of yoga’s primary Bandhas with a modern understanding of core and spine. It demystifies the Bandhas and provides you with a clear, modern understanding of how to work from your center. This understanding will help you strengthen your core, stabilize your spine, and improve every category of yoga posture, including your twists, forward bends and arm balances.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Unpack and demystify the language of the Bandhas. You’ll learn about the Traditional teachings of these actions in order to evaluate them in a modern context.
  • Experience a modern approach to the Bandhas that helps strengthen your core, stabilize your spine, and improve your breathing.
  • Update your understanding of traditional teachings with a modern understanding of the core and spine.
  • Deepen every posture category, including twists, forward bends, and arm balances.
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Reformatting the Flow for Our Shoulders and Wrists (Sat, Nov 2: 4:30–7p)

The longer I’ve practiced vinyasa yoga, the more I’ve realized that the practice is imperfect for our shoulders and wrists. There is an excess of arm-overhead postures like Down Dog and arms in a forward position like plank and chaturanga. Even more, there’s an insufficient degree of postures that extend the shoulder joint and produce scapular strength and stability. But, all is not lost. Vinyasa yoga is still remarkably effective and saving our shoulders and wrists by updating our sequencing and technique is simple and straightforward.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Strengthen the entire shoulder girdle and cultivate greater balance in your shoulders, neck and upper back.
  • Learn to decrease the excessive movements that Vinyasa yoga asks of our shoulders and wrists. Similarly, you will integrate more postures that most vinyasa yoga sequences ignores, thereby creating greater stability in your shoulder joints.
  • Identify key techniques in all weight bearing postures that will decrease repetitive stress in your shoulders and wrists
  • Create balanced range of motion in your entire shoulder girdle.
  • Updated your understanding of best practices for shoulder and wrist health in contemporary vinyasa yoga.
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A New, Balanced Approach to the Hips (Sun, Nov 3: 1–3:30p)

Traditional vinyasa yoga schools are powerful and poignant. And, like all systems, we need to upgrade the operating software and fix the bugs that show up after years of use. Since traditional styles of vinyasa yoga are heavily skewed toward forward bending, revise these practices for a more balanced approach to the hip socket will be helpful for modern students. For example, traditional sequencing stretches the hamstrings exponentially more than the adductors, hip-flexors and external rotators. Similarly, traditional sequencing stretches the hamstrings multiples of what it strengthens the hamstrings. Since most modern practitioners spend a ton of time in chairs, we need the opposite of this approach to the hips: we need much more hamstring and gluteal strengthening to go with our hamstring stretching; we also need to spend more time addressing tightness in the hip-flexors, outer-hips and adductors.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn what parts of the hip need the greatest attention for modern practitioners that spend an inordinate amount of time in chairs.
  • Establish an updated approach to vinyasa yoga that strengthens, stabilizes and stretches the entire hip socket in balanced way.
  • Create greater range of motion in the entire hip joint while giving your poor hamstrings a break.
  • Make progress on postures that demanding of the hip-joint such as Padmasana and Hanumanasana.
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Schedule
Date
Nov 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:00 - 8:30pm
Date
Nov 2, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
Date
Nov 2, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:00pm
Date
Nov 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:30pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis: Preventing and Reversing Bone Loss with Carol Mermey & Deborah Boggs
Nov 2, 2019 - Nov 2, 2019
 

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that weakens bones, often resulting in fractures. Recent studies indicate that Yoga, practiced the right way, can build bone mass and prevent fractures without undesirable side effects. You’ll learn a safe and enjoyable practice to improve bone and muscle strength, posture, and balance.

This workshop provides an overview of osteoporosis:

- Definition, prevalence, testing, risk factors, remediating factors, physiology
- Consequences: fractures, falls, bone health
- How yoga can counteract thinning bones without undesirable side affects
- Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoid

Then we’ll guide you through carefully selected yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall.

For men and women of all ages; appropriate for those who’ve never done yoga, experienced students, and yoga teachers.

Yoga teachers can submit training hours to Yoga Alliance for CEU credits.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 2, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$375.00
$450.00
5 Sessions
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Mastering the Art of Yoga Sequencing with Jason Crandell
Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 5, 2019
 

3 Day Teacher Development + Inspiration Program


WHY I CREATED THIS TRAINING

Having trained hundreds of teachers over the course of nearly two decades, the most common challenges that I see teachers struggle with involve sequencing—and, each of these problems eventually leads to burnout. The first challenge is that many teachers haven’t learned to properly sequence in their foundational program. They’ve learned to memorize and teach a sequence, but they haven’t learned how to construct their own sequences in a logical, progressive way. The second challenge is when teachers burn themselves out by constantly creating new sequences from week-to-week, or day-to-day. In this scenario, teachers often stress themselves out by putting pressure on themselves to constantly create new and different combinations—often at the expense of being consistent with their students. The last sequencing struggle that leads to burnout is when teachers don’t completely understand the anatomical foundations for safe, successful, productive sequencing.

I created this program from years of experience to solve all of these challenges—and, to you create authentic, effective, logical sequences that make a positive impact in the lives of your students.



WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS TRAINING

This program will provide you with the tools to develop meaningful, authentic and effective sequences for your classes and personal practice. It will provide you with the knowledge, inspiration and technique to generate fresh, safe sequences that represent your voice and vision as a teacher. You will learn the anatomical rationale that underscores safe, effective sequencing for every postural category. You’ll minimize burnout and ensure that you have a larger, more consistent student population by avoiding the most common sequencing challenges that teachers face.


WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT EACH DAY OF THE TRAINING

You will get plenty of practice during this training. Each day starts with seated meditation followed by an accessible, hands-on anatomy discussion that illuminates the sequencing topic of the day. Then, you’ll launch into a strong, 2-hr vinyasa practice that explores the anatomy and sequencing concepts of the day. In the afternoon, you’ll break down the anatomical details further while discussing the sequencing principles for each of the postural categories listed in the paragraph above. Each afternoon will conclude with another, shorter practice that illustrates the sequencing topic of the day.



THE TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PROGRAM

This program covers every aspect of sequencing, including the anatomical rationale that underscores safe and compelling sequences. This program covers the following topics:

DAY 1: Sequencing with Authenticity and Purpose
DAY 2: Turning Inward: Sequencing for Safe, Effective Forward Bends
Creating Space and Freedom: Sequencing for Efficient Backbends
DAY 3: Releasing Tension: Sequencing for Cleansing Twists
Taking Flight: Sequencing for Strong, Stable Arm Balances


THIS PROGRAM IS RIGHT FOR YOU IF

  • You want to teach vinyasa yoga with a more structured, consistent method that helps your students refine and advance their practice.
  • You want to become a more successful, in-demand teacher by refining your skills and creating more consistent, compelling classes for your students.
  • You want to refine and rededicate yourself to your personal practice while elevating the consistency and quality of your teaching.
  • You need help balancing alignment techniques with the rhythm and movement of vinyasa yoga.
  • You need support finding your own voice as a yoga teacher.
  • You want a modern, credible, consistent approach to vinyasa yoga that is safe, skillful and effective.
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Schedule
Date
Nov 3, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 8:00pm
Date
Nov 4, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
9:00 - 12:00pm
Date
Nov 4, 2019
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
1:30 - 5:30pm
Date
Nov 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
1:30 - 5:30pm
Date
Nov 5, 2019
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
9:00 - 12:00pm
$30.00
1 Session
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Yoga for Trauma and Anxiety with Cheryl Kravitz
Nov 9, 2019 - Nov 9, 2019
 

“We are the authors of our lives, we write our own daring endings.”
Dr. Brené Brown, Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

 

We’ve all been there... feeling overwhelmed, depressed and lonely. Triggers can come out of nowhere.The upcoming holidays might evoke painful memories. For some of us, symptoms of post-traumatic stress can rise. This workshop will solidify the connection between mind and body. We will include poses for healing, readings and breathwork. Please bring a journal to the workshop. Materials will be available for individual vision boards.

 
 
 
We are the authors of our own stories. We will work together and individually to empower ourselves and one another. You are not alone.
 
All levels of students are welcome to attend.
 
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Nov 9, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$40.00
1 Session
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Kettlebell Turkish Get Up with Marvin King
Nov 16, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019
 

The Kettlebell Turkish Get Up (TGU) is a formidable exercise and arguably the best tool in the Kettlebell arsenal for developing strength from the ground up. By comparison the Kettlebell 2ARM Swing is a Yang exercise when the TGU is a Yin exercise. So when done at Tai Chi speed (perfect for Yoga students) the TGU will challenge and stimulate all your muscle groups at the same time. Muscle balance, muscle symmetry, and overall muscle tone are some phenomenal benefits from doing the TGU. But even more important are the proprioception awareness and anti aging benefits that are developed by adding this technique to your strength tool box! For those kinesiology experts, the TGU stimulates and strengthened your bodies kinetic chain by connecting and balancing the large and small muscle groups. This systemic development is what helps you move with coordination, power, and grace!I can go on but why?

Come learn the proper way to do this incredible exercise (TGU) and become a better person for doing so!

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 16, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$75.00
3 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Yoga for Care Partners with Cheryl Kravitz
Nov 24, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019
 

Caregivers—or the newer term, care partners—are likely to experience emotional stress and other negative impacts on their health or well-being. Most care partners had no choice about taking on their caregiving responsibilities, thus experiencing increased strain and stress—and the physical and mental health ramifications that come with these emotions.

Care partners come in many forms. You might be supporting your mother, father, child or other loved one. You might be in a profession that calls upon those skills. Many care partners don’t take time to pay attention to themselves. During these four weeks we will discuss ways to support ourselves and one another so we can be there fully for the person we are helping.

Gentle poses, meditation, breathing, and restoratives will be part of our practice. Appropriate for all levels, including those with no prior yoga experience. Students are encouraged to bring a journal or notebook. We will also work on personal vision boards.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 24, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
Date
Dec 1, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
Date
Dec 8, 2019
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 3:00pm
$30.00
1 Session
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Yoga Through Trauma-Informed & Inclusive Language: A Class for Yoga Teachers & Other Professionals with Cheryl Kravitz
Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 7, 2019
 
The benefits of yoga to help people affected by trauma can be tremendous and are becoming better researched and documented. It is also key that we steer clear of stereotypes that might keep a student away from practice. Being trauma-informed and welcoming to a diversity of students is a best practice for everyone working with the public, not just “mental health” or “recovery yoga” teachers. It is important to use correct language and to avoid statements that could be triggering for each and every one of your students.
 
 


About Cheryl

Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200 plus, is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program in Maryland. She received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma, restorative yoga and yoga for brain longevity. She teaches weekly public classes as well as specialized yoga to people with injuries, survivors of abuse, individuals with dementia and caregivers.

She served as Executive Director of an organization focused on building inclusive communities and was Director of Marketing and Media Relations for the American Red Cross. She currently consults with several organizations on strategic planning, marketing and communications. She learned early on that yoga is a universal language and has found the practice resonates with the diversity of students she teaches.
 
  
Schedule
Date
Dec 7, 2019
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:30 - 4:30pm
$225.00
$325.00
4 Sessions
$75.00
per Session
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Yoga Deconstructed®: Creativity Meets Science with Trina Altman
Jan 25, 2020 - Jan 26, 2020
 

Movement Science Meets Asana: A New Paradigm (1/25, 12:30-3:30p)

Are you finding that your students often struggle to do even the most basic poses in your classes? Or, if they're able to do all the poses, do they complain of wrist, back or hip pain?

Unfortunately, most people are desk bound and their only movement for the day is during yoga class, so their bodies aren't well adapted for the large ranges of motion required. Conversely, many of our students who are able to practice all the poses are still in pain, because they aren't balancing out their extreme ranges of motion with stability and strength.

If you're struggling with helping your students become more embodied and want strategies to create a safer class environment, this workshop is for you.

This Yoga Deconstructed® workshop will teach you:

* How to apply modern movement science to your yoga teaching.
* How to bring functional movement into your classes, while still feeling like you are teaching yoga.
* An exercise science based approach to sequencing to prepare the body for movement and minimize the risk of pain and injury.
* Understanding the components of a pose, such as directions of movement at each joint, loading principles, and biomechanics.
* An introduction to taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching yoga and how to add techniques from other modalities to your teaching toolbox.

 

A New Beginning: An Updated Approach to Prepare Your Students for Asana (1/25, 4:30-7:30p)

In yoga classes, we're trying to create an environment that nurtures your mind as well as your structure. However, many of our students don't feel safe in classes because they're afraid of doing the poses incorrectly or receiving an unwanted hands-on adjustment.

Additionally, in most yoga classes, a typical warm up doesn't facilitate joint differentiation. For example, in cat/cow most students will flex and extend their spine in the places that already have the most mobility, rather than finding movement in places that are underused.

Beginning your classes with somatic exercises and sensory feedback methods before a corrective exercise such as cat/cow helps your students become aware of movement blind spots that may contribute to pain in more advanced poses later in class.

This Yoga Deconstructed® workshop will teach you:

* How to choose somatic exercises to encourage active ranges of motion, promote dynamic full body movement, and help prepare the body for larger static poses.
* The application of myofascial release techniques to help your students embody the anatomical concepts taught in traditional yoga, so they can better understand the purpose of the pose.
* How to apply the pain science paradigm to empower your students to trust that their bodies are robust and resilient.
* Strategies to introduce variability and neuromuscular re-education into class that help facilitate tissue resiliency, neuroplasticity, and new motor patterns.

 

Corrective Exercise: Introducing Creativity & Critical Thinking Into Your Classes (1/26, 12:30-3:30p)

Modern postural yoga uses poses that in theory prepare the body for a peak pose at the end of class. However, exercise science has shown that there is a more effective way. By incorporating corrective exercises into our classes, we can better prepare the body for more challenging asanas, while bridging the gap between our sedentary lifestyle and yoga asana. This also helps to reduce the risk of injury.

Also: asana is a highly specialized form of movement that often emphasizes aesthetics over function. Through corrective exercise, we can balance out our practice by including movements that don't exist in yoga poses, thus reducing our risk of pain and overuse injuries.

If you've been trying to incorporate corrective exercises in your teaching, but have been struggling with selecting the right exercises and sequencing them within a class, then this workshop is for you.

Oftentimes, alignment cues are thought to be synonymous with safety. However, not all alignment cues correlate with biomechanics or function. This is why critical thinking skills can make you a more effective teacher.

In this Yoga Deconstructed® workshop, you will learn to apply critical thinking when teaching, creating and selecting corrective exercises.

This will help you understand:
* How to choose the right corrective exercises for your students' needs and based on what you see in the room.
* How to use corrective exercises to prepare your students' tissues and joints for specific asanas.
* The application of corrective exercise to improving function in everyday life and athletic performance.



Putting It All Together: A Revolutionary & Non Dogmatic Approach to Asana (1/26, 4:30-7:30p)

Have you been trying to keep up with the latest research, but you aren't sure how to apply it to your classes?

Are you looking for a way to differentiate yourself and specialize in movement, so you can establish credibility, be the go-to expert in your community, fill your classes, and get more private clients?

Do you just want to know how to keep your students safe?

If so, you're in the right place.

Unlock your creative potential and movement smarts by learning how to combine applied anatomy with the transformative aspects of yoga.

This updated, evidence based formula will keep you current in your teaching, prepare you to foster a safe environment for multi-level classes, help you attract more private clients, and build your following.

This workshop will synthesize everything you've learned in the previous workshops, so you can:

* Structure classes and layer exercises in a fun and challenging way, while keeping the heart of yoga.
* Teach from a skills based approach, instead of lineage based approach.
* Feel confident teaching complex poses and exercises in multi-level classes.
* Incorporate exercises and theories from multiple modalities into your teaching.
* Help your students build strength and stability to balance out their yoga practice.


All workshops will be held in Silver Spring.

Each workshop can be taken individually. A certificate of attendance is awarded to students who take all four workshops. Qualifies for 12 Yoga Alliance CECs.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 25, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Jan 25, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jan 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jan 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
$199.00
$295.00
2 Sessions
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Unleashing Your Creative Flow: iRest Meditation, Imagery, and Interplay with Robin Carnes
Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020
 

Whether you are a mathematician, a painter, an administrator, or a social scientist, everyone has a creative capacity. Our creativity helps us see problems in new ways and recognize and implement innovative solutions, and it sparks new ideas and possibilities—something this world needs much more of, in every realm. However, we need to nourish our creativity or stress and other factors will gradually impede our flow.

In this experiential workshop, we will experiment with a variety of exercises designed to help you access your creative gifts. iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation is an evidence-based approach to guided meditation that opens the flow of energy and self-healing. Interplay is a structured system of exercises designed to unlock the body's wisdom.

This workshop is for you if you feel stuck in a rut, uninspired, OR just want to experience even more of benefits of creative flow in your life and work. Step out of your routine and into a greater sense of vitality and possibility (oh yes, and fun!).

No prior yoga or meditation experience required.

  
Schedule
Date
Feb 1, 2020 - Feb 2, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
12:30 - 6:00pm
$350.00
2 Sessions
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Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Lemerise
Mar 28, 2020 - Mar 29, 2020
 

Some of our students' deepest experiences of yoga happen when we can give them the opportunity to stop working to control their body and mind and instead help them rest with support, awareness, and intention. The deep, purposeful kind of resting possible with restorative yoga can eliminate fatigue, expedite recovery from injuries, ease experiences of anxiety, and develop resistance to the impact of stress on physical and mental health, among other things. This teacher training will provide the tools you need to teach restorative poses with confidence and ease, both in a group setting and to one-on-one clients.

You will learn:

- detailed alignment and propping instruction of at least seven restorative postures
- the benefits, applications, and energetics of restorative yoga asanas
- when and how to use props to initiate a relaxation response
- how to address injuries, limitations, and special conditions during restorative practice
- ways to identify physical and energetic misalignment in restorative poses
- skills for physical and verbal adjustments during restorative practice
This training is ideal for:

- new and experienced yoga teachers who want to expand their teaching skills
- anyone currently enrolled in an immersion or yoga teaching training program
- anyone interested in deepening their understanding and experience of restorative yoga

This training is eligible for 12 hours of continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance and, after completion, there are opportunities to join Tara's apprenticing program.

Cost includes a spiral bound 30-page Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Manual.

  
Schedule
Date
Mar 28, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 7:30pm
Date
Mar 29, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 7:30pm