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Eyes Free Yoga with Diana McCown
Jan 5, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020
 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller

Eyes Free Yoga is inspired by blind/visually impaired yogis and is a class where we will move mindfully and with intent, using all the senses less sight. We will focus on how we move and tap into how we feel this movement in our bodies. Through this process we will explore how we make connections without visual feedback, both on and off the mat. This class is open to all yogis, regardless of amount of sight, however, fully sighted yogis will be asked to wear a blindfold during class.

Class is by-donation.

  
Schedule
Date
May 3, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Jun 7, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:30pm
Date
Jul 5, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Aug 2, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Sep 6, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Oct 4, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Nov 1, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
Date
Dec 6, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:15 - 4:45pm
$90.00
3 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Resilience with Carol Mermey
Jan 19, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
 

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
Apr 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$0.00
4 Sessions
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Monthly Meet-Up for Trauma and Anxiety Workshop Participants with Cheryl Kravitz
Feb 2, 2020 - Jun 7, 2020
 

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
May 3, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
Date
Jun 7, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:00 - 5:30pm
$95.00
2 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Feb-Apr)
Feb 9, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
 

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
Apr 19, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:30 - 4:30pm
$175.00
4 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Baby Massage with Maria Sakaria
Feb 22, 2020 - Nov 21, 2020
 
Join us for a 75-minute Baby Massage workshop with your little one! Studies have shown that infant massage strengthens the immune system, stimulates digestion, improves quality of sleep by soothing the nervous system, reduces muscle tension, relieves gas and colic, and so much more. Most importantly, the loving touch provided through infant massage strengthens the physical and emotional connection between you and your baby. Making baby massage a part of your routine with your little one has proven to enhance bonding and relationships through close physical and emotional connection! Studies show that the more tactile stimulation a baby receives in his or her first months of life up through the first year can positively impact their brain development.
 
The baby massage class is meant for you and your baby, 6 weeks to 8 months, and is also open to grandparents and caretakers. You can sign up online or show up and register the day of the workshop, walk ins are welcomed!
 
In this class you will:
- Learn how to give your baby a massage
- Learn specific massage techniques before nap time to encourage sleep
- Learn strategic ways to relieve gas, constipation, colic, and stress
- Learn how to enhance brain development, emotional and physical health for your baby
- Get one-on-one bonding time with your baby
 
Please make sure to bring an extra blanket for baby, a clean towel (small or medium) and be prepared to take onsies and diapers off for the full skin to skin touch and massage. Organic Sesame Oil will be provided in class for the massage so please notify the instructor in case of any baby allergies.
 
Cost includes one baby and one adult. Each additional adult costs $10. Meets in Takoma Park.
  
Schedule
Date
Jun 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:15pm
Date
Sep 19, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:15pm
Date
Nov 21, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:15pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Pain in the Neck?: A Neck and Shoulders Workshop with Joe Miller
Apr 18, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020
 

Join Willow Street owner Joe Miller for a playful and informative afternoon learning about your remarkable neck and shoulders, and how to work with them.

The shoulder girdle is the foundation for your head and neck. Chronic neck pain often can be traced back to less than ideal shoulder alignment and vice versa. In this workshop, we will look at the relevant anatomical relationships and nervous system connections, as well as the specific shoulder and neck challenges present in the room. This workshop will have a therapeutic and empowering approach to working with ourselves.

No yoga experience necessary; all bodies and issues will be accommodated.

  
Schedule
Date
Apr 18, 2020
Staff
Joe
Days
Sat
Time
1:30 - 3:30pm
$60.00
1 Session
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Spring Expansion Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, and Meditation with James Foulkes
May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020
 

As the days become warmer and brighter, nature rouses from her winter slumber and looks ahead to the new growth of Spring. This is the season to plant seeds for a future harvest and determine our direction and action for the coming expansive months. Focused intent enhances our ability to envision possibilities and weave our dreams.

Spring is the most potent season for cleansing and detoxification and is associated with the Wood Element in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In this workshop we will focus on rejuvenating and invigorating the Organs and Meridians of the Wood Element—the Liver and Gallbladder. Thus we will transform their negative emotional characteristics, moving from Anger and Frustration to Acceptance and Kindness.

The Wood energy of Spring is an expression of life and growth at its strongest. To balance the Yin nature of the gentle cleansing stretches and breathwork, we will explore a variety of dynamic sequences—expansive and opening movements with a vigorous and stimulating approach; embodying a surge of rising energy like the dandelion whose growing edge can burst through concrete if it must.

These seasonal workshops offer an opportunity to harmonise your body/mind with the cyclic rhythm of the seasons. Everyone welcome. In Silver Spring.

  
Schedule
Date
May 2, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$45.00
1 Session
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Yoga & Meditation to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Carol Mermey & Cheryl Kravitz
May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020
 

This workshop provides an overview of Alzheimer’s Disease and some of the latest scientific research on preventive life-style choices that can improve brain health. Learn breath, movement, and meditation practices to improve memory, brain function, sleep, and psychological well-being.

Curriculum includes exercises for home practice, including the Kirtan Kriya. This Kriya is a twelve-minute practice that includes breath work, chanting, finger movements, and visualization. It has been shown in scientific studies to engage the whole brain and increase cerebral brain activity.

No prior yoga or meditation experience needed. Meets in Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
May 2, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$110.00
1 Session
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On My Own: Independence Skills for Tweens with Defend Yourself
May 2, 2020 - May 2, 2020
 

Parents: Is your child—late elementary school or early middle school—heading to school on their own? Walking alone or with other kids? Beginning to take public transit? Staying home alone for longer stretches?

In this workshop geared to 9 to 12 year-olds, Defend Yourself will share skills to help them be logistically, mentally, and emotionally ready for these and other situations, as well as strategies for if something doesn’t go as planned. Parents are encouraged to participate.

Spend an afternoon with your tween helping them cultivate independence, critical thinking, and safety… and give yourself some peace of mind.

The workshop will be led by teachers from Defend Yourself, which has been sharing child-safety skills for more than 20 years! For more info, check out www.defendyourself.org.

Class Fee: $110 for each child/parent pair ($50 for each additional child). Limited scholarship funds are available; if you need financial assistance, please email classes@defendyourself.org. Meets in Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
May 2, 2020
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 4:30pm
$120.00
2 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Postnatal Progress with Michelle Cohen (Apr 5–May 10)
May 3, 2020 - May 10, 2020
 

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.

 
  
Schedule
Date
May 3, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:15 - 3:30pm
$350.00
2 Sessions
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Rest for All: Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Tara Lemerise
May 9, 2020 - May 10, 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
May 9, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat, Sun
Time
1:00 - 7:30pm
$50.00
1 Session
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I Want More: The Yoga of Desire, Pleasure & Agency with Melanie Camellia
May 10, 2020 - May 10, 2020
 

How does your current relationship with your body affect your experience of pleasure? When do you feel like you “have permission” to feel good? What do you find yourself wanting more of? Do you actually know what you want?

Many of us, particularly those of us in marginalized bodies, have experienced the demonization of our desires. It’s hard to avoid internalizing these messages, but doing so often limits our sense of choice. How can we free up more options, including those options we’d ultimately find most pleasurable? What tools does yoga have to offer us in our quest for agency? This workshop provides a forum to explore desire in a community setting, incorporating group discussion and ample opportunities to connect to your body and desires through adaptive movement practices that are suitable for all bodies and abilities. No prior yoga experience is required.

  
Schedule
Date
May 10, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$40.00
1 Session
$25.00
per Session
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JourneyDance: Choose Your Own Adventure with Beth Charbonneau
May 17, 2020 - May 17, 2020
 
Every time we come to the dance floor, we empower ourselves with choice. We find our own rhythm, explore our own movement impulses, tell and create our own stories about who we are and how we show up in the world. JourneyDance offers a container for this exploration through a blend of led and free-form movement, rich imagery, and a unique and ever-changing soundtrack.
 
No yoga or dance experience is needed and every body is enthusiastically welcomed. Every dance is different—drop in or come for both!
 
  
Schedule
Date
May 17, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 2:30pm
$120.00
4 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (May–Aug)
May 24, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020
 

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. Meets in Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
May 24, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jun 21, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jul 19, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Aug 23, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$90.00
4 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Well-Being with Carol Mermey
May 31, 2020 - Aug 30, 2020
 

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. Meets in Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
May 31, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Jun 28, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Jul 26, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Aug 30, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$325.00
$375.00
5 Sessions
$85.00
per Session
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Yoga Therapy for Emotional Healing with Gary Kraftsow
Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 16, 2020
 

In this workshop, Gary Kraftsow will present the Yoga Therapy perspective and methods for working with anxiety and depression. We'll focus on psychological aspects of the human system, explore models of the integrated personality that emerge from Vedic teachings, and discover the science of meditation that the ancients developed for reducing suffering and cultivating our higher human potential.

Emotional health is fundamental to the maintenance of OVERALL health. The ancients understood emotion as the complex interaction between our mood (feeling uneasy or overwhelmed), our cognitive processes (worry or obsession), our behavior (addiction or compulsion), and our physiological responses (sleeplessness or digestive distress). As a result, they developed practices to reduce troubling emotional states and cultivate positive ones.

We'll explore the interaction of these four aspects of emotion and the practices used to transform states of anxiety and depression. Recognizing the direct influence of thought and emotion on biochemistry and knowing that positive states have a deeply restorative impact on the entire system, we are able to develop certain practices to transform negative qualities of mind, promote general well-being, and manage the symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Gary will present Yoga Therapy methods for working with negative emotions, including leading an integrated practice that provides an example of how to transform states of anxiety and depression and promote a deeply restorative impact on the entire system.

Friday, August 14th, 6–8p: Upaya: Adaptation and Application of Viniyoga Methodology

Saturday, August 15th, 12:30p–3:30p & 5–8p: Yoga Therapy: Managing Anxiety

Sunday, August 16th, 12:30p–3:30p & 5–8p: Yoga Therapy: Managing Depression

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 14, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Aug 15, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Aug 15, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
Date
Aug 16, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Aug 16, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
$90.00
$110.00
1 Session
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Teacher Intensive: Foundations of Tantra with Gary Kraftsow
Aug 14, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
 

Learn the philosophical foundations of tantric yoga, as well as the methods and purposes of the various practices that have emerged from the tradition. Explore the integrated use of breath-centric asana, pranayama, and mudra to bring awareness into the central channel (sushumna) and the journey along the path to liberation. You’ll learn to activate mantra in the chakras through central channel breathing and use the power of meditation to affect deep inner transformation.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 14, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
10:00 - 1:00pm
$50.00
1 Session
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Accessible Yoga Training Intro Class with Melanie Camellia
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020
 
Every body has lessons to teach. Every being in a human body has the ability to practice yoga asana and to use this beautiful set of tools to access the innate wisdom already inside of them. Whether your practice consists of handstands and arm balances or is done completely from a bed or a chair, the effects of mindful movement are profound. Every single person, regardless physical appearance or ability, is deserving of a yoga practice that meets them where they are.
 
This introductory training is for yoga teachers who are committed to meeting each student where they are, adapting asana practices for every body size, shape, and ability. We'll cover basic best practices and pose variations for students in larger bodies, students with limited mobility due to age or injury, and students with disabilities. It is not meant to be comprehensive but will provide a solid foundation in adaptive and inclusive teaching, sparking the creative teacher within you and honing your critical thinking skills so you're better able to innovate in real time and offer an asana practice that serves everyone who enters your classroom. It is a great precursor to more comprehensive learning opportunities, such as the Accessible Yoga Training (coming to Willow Street in November 2020!).
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 5, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 5:00pm
$325.00
$395.00
8 Sessions
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Compassion Cultivation Training© with Laura Banks
Sep 13, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
 

Recent discoveries in neuroscience confirm what wisdom traditions have taught for ages: compassion is a heartfelt awareness of suffering and a willingness to respond skillfully which can be deliberately learned, practiced, and strengthened. In fact, a growing body of research shows that training in compassion for self and others offers a wide range of benefits including improving relationships, supporting health and well-being, and reducing stress, depression, and anxiety.

Join Laura Banks for Compassion Cultivation Training©, an eight-week program designed at Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, to explore the power of compassion and discover your fearless heart. Learning to face the universal challenges of life with compassion can greatly reduce suffering and transform the very things that we thought would break us into the most resilient and beautiful parts of who we are.

Compassion Cultivation Training© includes:

  • A two-hour weekly class for eight weeks that includes meditation, science and poetry, group discussion, and in-class exercises.
  • Access to daily meditation practices to develop lovingkindness and compassion for self and others.
  • Practical applications to explore and develop compassionate thoughts and actions in real life.
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Compassion Cultivation Training© is designed to support anyone who wants to cultivate compassion for themselves and others. This includes parents, caregivers, educators, healthcare professionals, therapists, executives, public servants, and people in a wide range of professions and life contexts.

For Yoga Alliance (YA) registered yoga instructors, completion of this training will earn you 16 contact hours in the Yoga Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics (YPLE) education category with YA.

 

Learn more at:

www.lauralbanks.com
www.compassioninstitute.com
www.ccare.stanford.edu
A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives, Thupten Jinpa, Lead Author, Compassion Cultivation Training©

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Oct 18, 2020 - Nov 8, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$120.00
4 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Restorative Yoga Sundays with Tara Lemerise (Sep–Dec)
Sep 13, 2020 - Dec 20, 2020
 

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. Meets in Takoma Park.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 13, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Oct 18, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 29, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Dec 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$90.00
4 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Inner Peace with Carol Mermey
Sep 20, 2020 - Dec 27, 2020
 

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 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Oct 25, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Nov 22, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
Date
Dec 27, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:30pm
$300.00
$340.00
1 Session
$90.00
per Session
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Move Your Practice Forward: Make the Leap from Fundamentals to Intermediate + Beyond with Jason Crandell
Oct 9, 2020 - Oct 9, 2020
 

Whether you’ve been practicing for a few months or many years, these workshops will help you break through the fundamentals and develop an intermediate and beyond practice. Internationally respected for his straightforward and accessible teaching, Jason’s method will improve your arm balances, inversions, backbends, transitions, and more by breaking these postures down into progressive steps that everyone can do.

These weekend workshops will advance your practice by addressing the most common challenges that students face in every posture group—and teaching you how to move into the next phase of your practice. These workshops are equally valuable for teachers who want to learn how to help their students continue to make progress in their practice.


The Space Between: Creative Transitions
Friday, October 9th, 6–9p

Vinyasa yoga is rooted in dynamic, transitional movements that incorporate posture and breath. This workshop will freshen up your practice by exploring creative sun salutations, standing pose transitions, and arm-balance combinations. Once you’ve refined the fundamental transitions in sun salutations—including how to jump back and jump forward with greater levity and skill—you’ll make the following progress:

- Develop new, creative transitions in your salutations that strengthen your spine and shoulders.

- Learn standing pose and standing balance combinations that build confidence and advance your practice.

- Begin incorporating arm-balances and inversions into your salutations and standing posture combinations. Newer students will learn all of the necessary steps.

- Deepen you backbends, twists, and forward bends by focusing on the transitions into these postures.

- Start combining basic arm-balancing postures.


Air Time: Handstand + Forearm Balance + Headstand Variations
Saturday, October 10th, 1–4p


Learning handstand, forearm balance, and headstand takes time—even more when you want to bring these postures into the middle of the room and include variations. Once you’ve warmed up and refined the basics, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn to transition more confidently and gracefully into handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. You’ll go up with one leg, two legs, and lay the foundation for “pressing” into these poses.

- Work on “timed” versions of these postures to develop greater strength, focus, and orientation while upside down.

- Just in case things get ugly, you’ll learn how to safely fall out of these poses without hurting yourself or impaling your neighbor.

- Explore a classic progression of headstand variations that will compliment your handstands + forearm balance practice.

Still stuck or scared? You’ll build strength and confidence for these postures with a step-by-step approach that you can do on your own at the wall!


The Best Arm Balances You’ve Ever Done
Saturday, October 10th, 5–8p


Many students struggle with arm balances because they simply haven’t learned the necessary techniques. Breaking these postures down into logical, progressive steps that everyone can do is the key to making progress in these poses. Once you’ve warmed up with core-strengthening postures, hip-opening, and a bit of vinyasa flow, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn how to practice the entire crow/crane family, including one-legged and twisting variations. Lay the foundations for jumping into these postures from down dog and transitioning into them from handstand. You don't have to be able to do this right away, but it’s time to take a step in this direction.

- Learn the entire side-plank family, including how to transition directly from these postures into standing poses.

- Develop the steps for twisting arm balances like astavakrasana and eka pada koundinyasana.

- Learn how to prepare your hips for grasshopper, tittibhasana, and visvamitrasana.

- Begin combining multiple arm-balances.

Think you’re not ready for these? Don’t worry, there are reasonable options for everything we do.


Demystifying Lotus + Splits
Sunday, October 11th, 1–4p


This workshops is for everyone that finds lotus and splits elusive but wants to make progress in these key postures. You’ll unwind tension in your hamstrings, outer-hips, quadriceps, and hip-flexors in a wide range of postures. You’ll explore the fundamentals of hip-opening before making the following progress:

- Learn the most common causes of restriction in your hips and how to work more effectively with these joints.

- Learn the secret to keeping your knees safely aligned in lotus.

- Deepen your standing split variations and standing lotus pose variations.

- Explore several different seated split variations and seated ½ lotus variations.

- Experiment with inverted split and lotus postures.

Think your not flexible enough? There’s no pressure and it’s not a contest. This is just an opportunity to experiment and explore.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 9, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$300.00
$340.00
1 Session
$90.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Move Your Practice Forward: Make the Leap from Fundamentals to Intermediate + Beyond with Jason Crandell
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
 

Whether you’ve been practicing for a few months or many years, these workshops will help you break through the fundamentals and develop an intermediate and beyond practice. Internationally respected for his straightforward and accessible teaching, Jason’s method will improve your arm balances, inversions, backbends, transitions, and more by breaking these postures down into progressive steps that everyone can do.

These weekend workshops will advance your practice by addressing the most common challenges that students face in every posture group—and teaching you how to move into the next phase of your practice. These workshops are equally valuable for teachers who want to learn how to help their students continue to make progress in their practice.


The Space Between: Creative Transitions
Friday, October 9th, 6–9p

Vinyasa yoga is rooted in dynamic, transitional movements that incorporate posture and breath. This workshop will freshen up your practice by exploring creative sun salutations, standing pose transitions, and arm-balance combinations. Once you’ve refined the fundamental transitions in sun salutations—including how to jump back and jump forward with greater levity and skill—you’ll make the following progress:

- Develop new, creative transitions in your salutations that strengthen your spine and shoulders.

- Learn standing pose and standing balance combinations that build confidence and advance your practice.

- Begin incorporating arm-balances and inversions into your salutations and standing posture combinations. Newer students will learn all of the necessary steps.

- Deepen you backbends, twists, and forward bends by focusing on the transitions into these postures.

- Start combining basic arm-balancing postures.


Air Time: Handstand + Forearm Balance + Headstand Variations
Saturday, October 10th, 1–4p


Learning handstand, forearm balance, and headstand takes time—even more when you want to bring these postures into the middle of the room and include variations. Once you’ve warmed up and refined the basics, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn to transition more confidently and gracefully into handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. You’ll go up with one leg, two legs, and lay the foundation for “pressing” into these poses.

- Work on “timed” versions of these postures to develop greater strength, focus, and orientation while upside down.

- Just in case things get ugly, you’ll learn how to safely fall out of these poses without hurting yourself or impaling your neighbor.

- Explore a classic progression of headstand variations that will compliment your handstands + forearm balance practice.

Still stuck or scared? You’ll build strength and confidence for these postures with a step-by-step approach that you can do on your own at the wall!


The Best Arm Balances You’ve Ever Done
Saturday, October 10th, 5–8p


Many students struggle with arm balances because they simply haven’t learned the necessary techniques. Breaking these postures down into logical, progressive steps that everyone can do is the key to making progress in these poses. Once you’ve warmed up with core-strengthening postures, hip-opening, and a bit of vinyasa flow, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn how to practice the entire crow/crane family, including one-legged and twisting variations. Lay the foundations for jumping into these postures from down dog and transitioning into them from handstand. You don't have to be able to do this right away, but it’s time to take a step in this direction.

- Learn the entire side-plank family, including how to transition directly from these postures into standing poses.

- Develop the steps for twisting arm balances like astavakrasana and eka pada koundinyasana.

- Learn how to prepare your hips for grasshopper, tittibhasana, and visvamitrasana.

- Begin combining multiple arm-balances.

Think you’re not ready for these? Don’t worry, there are reasonable options for everything we do.


Demystifying Lotus + Splits
Sunday, October 11th, 1–4p


This workshops is for everyone that finds lotus and splits elusive but wants to make progress in these key postures. You’ll unwind tension in your hamstrings, outer-hips, quadriceps, and hip-flexors in a wide range of postures. You’ll explore the fundamentals of hip-opening before making the following progress:

- Learn the most common causes of restriction in your hips and how to work more effectively with these joints.

- Learn the secret to keeping your knees safely aligned in lotus.

- Deepen your standing split variations and standing lotus pose variations.

- Explore several different seated split variations and seated ½ lotus variations.

- Experiment with inverted split and lotus postures.

Think your not flexible enough? There’s no pressure and it’s not a contest. This is just an opportunity to experiment and explore.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 10, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
$300.00
$340.00
1 Session
$90.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Move Your Practice Forward: Make the Leap from Fundamentals to Intermediate + Beyond with Jason Crandell
Oct 10, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
 

Whether you’ve been practicing for a few months or many years, these workshops will help you break through the fundamentals and develop an intermediate and beyond practice. Internationally respected for his straightforward and accessible teaching, Jason’s method will improve your arm balances, inversions, backbends, transitions, and more by breaking these postures down into progressive steps that everyone can do.

These weekend workshops will advance your practice by addressing the most common challenges that students face in every posture group—and teaching you how to move into the next phase of your practice. These workshops are equally valuable for teachers who want to learn how to help their students continue to make progress in their practice.


The Space Between: Creative Transitions
Friday, October 9th, 6–9p

Vinyasa yoga is rooted in dynamic, transitional movements that incorporate posture and breath. This workshop will freshen up your practice by exploring creative sun salutations, standing pose transitions, and arm-balance combinations. Once you’ve refined the fundamental transitions in sun salutations—including how to jump back and jump forward with greater levity and skill—you’ll make the following progress:

- Develop new, creative transitions in your salutations that strengthen your spine and shoulders.

- Learn standing pose and standing balance combinations that build confidence and advance your practice.

- Begin incorporating arm-balances and inversions into your salutations and standing posture combinations. Newer students will learn all of the necessary steps.

- Deepen you backbends, twists, and forward bends by focusing on the transitions into these postures.

- Start combining basic arm-balancing postures.


Air Time: Handstand + Forearm Balance + Headstand Variations
Saturday, October 10th, 1–4p


Learning handstand, forearm balance, and headstand takes time—even more when you want to bring these postures into the middle of the room and include variations. Once you’ve warmed up and refined the basics, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn to transition more confidently and gracefully into handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. You’ll go up with one leg, two legs, and lay the foundation for “pressing” into these poses.

- Work on “timed” versions of these postures to develop greater strength, focus, and orientation while upside down.

- Just in case things get ugly, you’ll learn how to safely fall out of these poses without hurting yourself or impaling your neighbor.

- Explore a classic progression of headstand variations that will compliment your handstands + forearm balance practice.

Still stuck or scared? You’ll build strength and confidence for these postures with a step-by-step approach that you can do on your own at the wall!


The Best Arm Balances You’ve Ever Done
Saturday, October 10th, 5–8p


Many students struggle with arm balances because they simply haven’t learned the necessary techniques. Breaking these postures down into logical, progressive steps that everyone can do is the key to making progress in these poses. Once you’ve warmed up with core-strengthening postures, hip-opening, and a bit of vinyasa flow, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn how to practice the entire crow/crane family, including one-legged and twisting variations. Lay the foundations for jumping into these postures from down dog and transitioning into them from handstand. You don't have to be able to do this right away, but it’s time to take a step in this direction.

- Learn the entire side-plank family, including how to transition directly from these postures into standing poses.

- Develop the steps for twisting arm balances like astavakrasana and eka pada koundinyasana.

- Learn how to prepare your hips for grasshopper, tittibhasana, and visvamitrasana.

- Begin combining multiple arm-balances.

Think you’re not ready for these? Don’t worry, there are reasonable options for everything we do.


Demystifying Lotus + Splits
Sunday, October 11th, 1–4p


This workshops is for everyone that finds lotus and splits elusive but wants to make progress in these key postures. You’ll unwind tension in your hamstrings, outer-hips, quadriceps, and hip-flexors in a wide range of postures. You’ll explore the fundamentals of hip-opening before making the following progress:

- Learn the most common causes of restriction in your hips and how to work more effectively with these joints.

- Learn the secret to keeping your knees safely aligned in lotus.

- Deepen your standing split variations and standing lotus pose variations.

- Explore several different seated split variations and seated ½ lotus variations.

- Experiment with inverted split and lotus postures.

Think your not flexible enough? There’s no pressure and it’s not a contest. This is just an opportunity to experiment and explore.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 10, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
5:00 - 8:00pm
$300.00
$340.00
1 Session
$90.00
per Session
Enroll Now
Move Your Practice Forward: Make the Leap from Fundamentals to Intermediate + Beyond with Jason Crandell
Oct 11, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
 

Whether you’ve been practicing for a few months or many years, these workshops will help you break through the fundamentals and develop an intermediate and beyond practice. Internationally respected for his straightforward and accessible teaching, Jason’s method will improve your arm balances, inversions, backbends, transitions, and more by breaking these postures down into progressive steps that everyone can do.

These weekend workshops will advance your practice by addressing the most common challenges that students face in every posture group—and teaching you how to move into the next phase of your practice. These workshops are equally valuable for teachers who want to learn how to help their students continue to make progress in their practice.


The Space Between: Creative Transitions
Friday, October 9th, 6–9p

Vinyasa yoga is rooted in dynamic, transitional movements that incorporate posture and breath. This workshop will freshen up your practice by exploring creative sun salutations, standing pose transitions, and arm-balance combinations. Once you’ve refined the fundamental transitions in sun salutations—including how to jump back and jump forward with greater levity and skill—you’ll make the following progress:

- Develop new, creative transitions in your salutations that strengthen your spine and shoulders.

- Learn standing pose and standing balance combinations that build confidence and advance your practice.

- Begin incorporating arm-balances and inversions into your salutations and standing posture combinations. Newer students will learn all of the necessary steps.

- Deepen you backbends, twists, and forward bends by focusing on the transitions into these postures.

- Start combining basic arm-balancing postures.


Air Time: Handstand + Forearm Balance + Headstand Variations
Saturday, October 10th, 1–4p


Learning handstand, forearm balance, and headstand takes time—even more when you want to bring these postures into the middle of the room and include variations. Once you’ve warmed up and refined the basics, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn to transition more confidently and gracefully into handstand, forearm balance, and headstand. You’ll go up with one leg, two legs, and lay the foundation for “pressing” into these poses.

- Work on “timed” versions of these postures to develop greater strength, focus, and orientation while upside down.

- Just in case things get ugly, you’ll learn how to safely fall out of these poses without hurting yourself or impaling your neighbor.

- Explore a classic progression of headstand variations that will compliment your handstands + forearm balance practice.

Still stuck or scared? You’ll build strength and confidence for these postures with a step-by-step approach that you can do on your own at the wall!


The Best Arm Balances You’ve Ever Done
Saturday, October 10th, 5–8p


Many students struggle with arm balances because they simply haven’t learned the necessary techniques. Breaking these postures down into logical, progressive steps that everyone can do is the key to making progress in these poses. Once you’ve warmed up with core-strengthening postures, hip-opening, and a bit of vinyasa flow, you’ll make the following progress:

- Learn how to practice the entire crow/crane family, including one-legged and twisting variations. Lay the foundations for jumping into these postures from down dog and transitioning into them from handstand. You don't have to be able to do this right away, but it’s time to take a step in this direction.

- Learn the entire side-plank family, including how to transition directly from these postures into standing poses.

- Develop the steps for twisting arm balances like astavakrasana and eka pada koundinyasana.

- Learn how to prepare your hips for grasshopper, tittibhasana, and visvamitrasana.

- Begin combining multiple arm-balances.

Think you’re not ready for these? Don’t worry, there are reasonable options for everything we do.


Demystifying Lotus + Splits
Sunday, October 11th, 1–4p


This workshops is for everyone that finds lotus and splits elusive but wants to make progress in these key postures. You’ll unwind tension in your hamstrings, outer-hips, quadriceps, and hip-flexors in a wide range of postures. You’ll explore the fundamentals of hip-opening before making the following progress:

- Learn the most common causes of restriction in your hips and how to work more effectively with these joints.

- Learn the secret to keeping your knees safely aligned in lotus.

- Deepen your standing split variations and standing lotus pose variations.

- Explore several different seated split variations and seated ½ lotus variations.

- Experiment with inverted split and lotus postures.

Think your not flexible enough? There’s no pressure and it’s not a contest. This is just an opportunity to experiment and explore.

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 11, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
1:00 - 4:00pm
$595.00
$650.00
3 Sessions
Enroll Now
Accessible Yoga Training with Melanie Camellia
Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 22, 2020
 

Join the Accessible Yoga Movement!

Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focusing on sharing yoga with all. The Accessible Yoga Training focuses on how to make the yoga teachings available to everyone, regardless of their level of physical ability. We'll focus on creating integrated Accessible Yoga classes where all students can practice together. We’ll explore the many ways that yoga practice can be variated to suit students with disabilities and physical challenges as well as seniors.

We'll consider how to make our classes welcoming to everyone, and to approach students in a trauma-informed way. You'll learn sample Accessible Yoga classes, chair yoga classes, and even bed yoga classes. We'll also look at ways of bringing the yoga teachings and meditation into your classes, and how all of yoga can be used to support health and healing for every body. We'll review some common medical conditions so that you have a basic understanding of these issues.

This course includes 9 additional hours of required pre-course homework that is to be completed before the start of the course. Graduates of the program become Accessible Yoga Ambassadors and connect with a network of Accessible Yoga teachers and students around the world. Participants who have completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training will receive 30 Yoga Alliance CE hours.

Limited scholarships are available; apply here. Application deadline for scholarships is September 1, 2020.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 20, 2020
Staff
Days
Fri
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
Date
Nov 21, 2020
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
Date
Nov 22, 2020
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 8:30pm
$260.00
$320.00
4 Sessions
$75.00
per Session
Enroll Now
A Science-Based Approach to Sequencing with Trina Altman
Jan 23, 2021 - Jan 24, 2021
 

This workshop weekend is for movement educators as well as the general public.

It includes four workshops taught over the course of two days and will include the exercises and sequences from Trina’s new book, Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into the yoga studio. Participants may sign up for one or all of the workshops. However, it is highly recommended that you attend the first three workshops in preparation for the fourth one.

All four workshops are all-levels and qualify for Yoga Alliance CEC’s.

 

Workshop 1: Incorporating Somatics and Rolling Patterns in Classes
Saturday, January 23rd, 12:30–3:30p

Somatic exercises serve as regressions for traditional yoga poses and allow us to teach osteokinematics in a way that is embodied and down regulates the nervous system. This workshop will teach you how to select and sequence somatic exercises in supine, side lying, and prone to help your students improve movement patterns and prepare their bodies to navigate external load and asana.

You will learn how to:

- Incorporate somatic exercises into different styles of yoga classes, such as vinyasa and hatha.

- Create mini sequences that include non-linear movement in the transverse plane and rolling patterns that transition from lying down to seated.

- Prepare the body for seated, kneeling, and standing poses.

- Use feedback from the ground to improve proprioception for students who are hypermobile, experience joint discomfort, or struggle to sense where their joints are in space.

- Reduce feelings of stiffness or tightness through neuromuscular re-education.

 

Workshop 2: Using Primal Sequencing to Evolve Passive Postures into Active Movements
Saturday, January 23rd, 4:30–7:30p

Traditional asana involves many passive kneeling and seated positions. While this alone is not an issue, many of our students are not well adapted to sit on the floor and find it difficult or uncomfortable to assume these postures and transition to kneeling or standing. This workshop will give you strategies and mini sequences to incorporate into your classes to improve mobility, strength, and power in a way that is fun and challenging!

Learn how to:

- Use primal movement to reestablish better motor patterns by incorporating exercises that move through the early motor development stage.

- Flow together primal postures that relate to classical yoga asanas, including Sukhasana, Virasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana... and more!

- Use mobility drills and preparatory exercises to self assess for joint limitations and prepare the body for loading in end ranges of motion.

- Utilize bands, blankets, and blocks to adapt traditional kneeling and seated poses from passive to active ranges of motion.

- Incorporate animal locomotion movements, such as beast pose and gorilla hops into your classes.

 

Workshop 3: Applying Progressive Load and Control to Standing Transitions
Sunday, January 24th, 12:30–3:30p

Many standing poses involve holding one position at your end range of motion for a sustained period of time. While this may promote isometric strength at your end range, it doesn’t build strength in the transitions. This workshop will explore how to apply strength training principles, such as progressive overload to standing poses and transitions.

This workshop will teach you:

- How to prepare the body to transition through common vinyasa sequences, such as Warrior 2, Extended Side Angle Pose, and Half Moon with fluidity, stability, and ease.

- Preparatory exercises using resistance bands, cork blocks, and blankets as external load to build strength in standing transitions.

- Strategies to improve control and coordination in single leg balance movements.

 

Workshop 4: An Interdisciplinary Movement Approach to Yoga Sequencing
Sunday, January 24th, 4:30–7:30p

Are you struggling to connect the dots between yoga and all of the movement modalities that you’re studying? This workshop will teach you how to incorporate everything you’ve learned in the previous three workshops into full length classes. It will draw on the sequences outlined in my book Yoga Deconstructed®: Transitioning from rehabilitation back into yoga studio.

During this workshop, we will also create sequences as a group and you will have the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers to create and practice teaching your own sequences.

Learn how to:

- Develop your critical thinking skills for sequencing your classes and private sessions.

- Expand your problem solving abilities when creating sequences and planning classes.

- Teach from a skills-based approach that prepares your students for asana and real life.

- Incorporate progressions and regressions to meet the different levels of the students in the room.

*Please note: it is highly recommended that you attend the first three workshops in preparation for this one.

  
Schedule
Date
Jan 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Jan 23, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Jan 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
12:30 - 3:30pm
Date
Jan 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
4:30 - 7:30pm