WSY - TAKOMA PARK

Yoga Studio  in Takoma Park , MD

6930 Carroll Avenue, Suite 100
Takoma Park , MD , 20912
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  • Yoga Studio in Takoma Park, MD
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WSY - TAKOMA PARK

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Date range
$215.00
7 Sessions
$40.00
per Session
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Wheels of Life and Feeling: Exploring the Chakras: A Living Yoga series with Joe Miller (ONLINE) Virtual
Aug 1, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
 
Sundays, July 18–August 20, 10–11am, online
 
The yoga tradition recognizes that we are more than just these remarkable bodies and brains. We are a beautiful expression of subtle energies that connect and unite the sweetness of feeling with our very primordial nature.
 
In this Living Yoga workshop series, we will explore the chakras, or psych-energetic centers. These remarkable tools offer an interesting and fun lens through which we can access the Self.
 
Each session will focus on a chakra and element. Classes will contain very limited movement, and will be primarily lecture and direct experience through meditation.
 
July 18: Muladhara / the Root chakra / Foundation
July 25: Svadhishthana / the Sacral chakra / Dwelling of the Self
Aug 1: Manipura / the Navel chakra / City of Gems
Aug 8: Anahata / the Heart chakra / Unstruck Sound
Aug 15: Vishuddha / the Throat chakra / Pure
Aug 22: Ajna / the Third Eye chakra / Command
Aug 29: Sahasrara / the Thousand Petaled
 
Full Price: $215
Member Price: $172
Single Session: $40
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 1, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
10:00 - 11:00am
$40.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Inner Calm and Clarity (August-September) Virtual
Aug 1, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
 

With the disruption that currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal stability and resilience. It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the nervous system, and restore energy.

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.

Summer 2021

Aug 1, Aug 22, Sept 26 (register for all 3 for a discount!)

This workshop meets online. Please register at least 12 hours in advance.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 22, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Sep 26, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$60.00
3 Sessions
$25.00
per Session
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Slide and Glide Saturdays: A Monthly Fascial Release Workshop with Tricia Kull (June-August, ONLINE) Virtual
Aug 14, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021
 

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and organs. When it’s healthy, fascia allows your muscles to slide and glide as you move. But when your fascia gets tight and stuck, it can restrict your movement. In this monthly workshop, we will focus on a particular area of the body to help release layers of fascia using props, techniques, and yoga poses. The goal of this workshop is to help decrease tension, improve body awareness, and release fascial “stuckness” so that tissues slide and glide more easily. Everyone welcome.

Props:

Tennis ball

SOFT fascial massage peanut

Puffy ball

2 Yoga blocks OR 2 large books

One blanket

If you do not have a soft fascial massage peanut or puffy ball, you can use a sock peanut as an alternative. To make a sock peanut, take 3 knee socks or crew socks, ball up 2 of them and put them side by side inside the third sock, and tie the end.

Saturday, June 5 - low back and hips
Saturday, July 10 - neck and shoulders
Saturday, August 14 - hips, knees, and feet
 
this is an online workshop
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 14, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
2:00 - 3:30pm
$0.00
2 Sessions
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Willows Rise Book Club (Summer 2021)
Aug 15, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021
 

Willows Rise Book Club: Summer 2021

For the summer of 2021, the Willows Rise Book Club will explore accessibility through first-person essays collected in Alice Wong’s book, Disability Visibility. We will read the book over the summer and come together in August to discuss and share a fully accessible yoga practice.

Yoga teachers will have the opportunity to deepen their accessible yoga practice and teaching by adding Jivana Heyman’s book, Accessible Yoga and joining the yoga teacher discussion on September 5th.

Books

For Everyone:

Disability Visibility by Alice Wong

For Teachers:

Accesible Yoga by Jivana Heyman

Gatherings

For Everyone:

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Hybrid (In-person and Zoom)

3:00-5:00 pm

  • 3:00-4:00 Book discussion
  • 4:00-5:00 Accessible Yoga Practice
  •  

For Teachers:

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hybrid (In-person and Zoom)

3:00-5:00 pm

  • 3:00 - 3:30 Disability Visibility Conversation
  • 3:30 - 4:00 Accessible Yoga Practice
  • 4:00-5:00 Putting it all Together Discussion
  •  

Teachers are encouraged to participate in the discussion on August 22nd.

  
Schedule
Date
Aug 15, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
Date
Sep 5, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
3:00 - 5:00pm
$35.00
1 Session
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Yoga for Bone Health and Osteoporosis (online) Virtual
Aug 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
 

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 weakening bones without undesirable side effects.
– Do’s and Don’ts: movements which are safe and movements to be avoided.

We guide you through carefully selected yoga poses to build muscle and bone, improve posture, balance, and overall strength as recommended by Dr. Lauren Fishman.

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

Suggested props: yoga mat, blocks, strap (substitute: belt, necktie), folding or straight-back chair

this is an online workshop

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 28, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:30 - 4:00pm
$50.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Stress Relief Saturday with Tuesday Irby (May-August 2021 ONLINE) Virtual
Aug 28, 2021 - Aug 28, 2021
 

Restorative poses designed for your comfort, rest and stress relief. Every body and everybody is welcome. This is an all levels practice.

You will need a few props:

  • 2 yoga blocks or 2 large books
  • 3 blankets or 3 full size towels or 3 toss pillows from your couch
  • 1 bolster or 1 couch cushion or 2 bed pillows wrapped in a towel or throw blanket (to create firm support)
  • 1 yoga strap or 1 belt or 1 long scarf or 1 necktie
  •  

 

Tuesday Irby, RYT 200 and certified Yogahour teacher, began her journey to becoming a yoga teacher through a humble home practice. Wanting to deepen her practice she completed teacher training and began teaching. Whether it is active asana, chair yoga, or restorative yoga Tuesday offers students clear alignment instructions to encourage student safety and assist in student rest.
 
 

 

 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Aug 28, 2021
Staff
Days
Sat
Time
7:30 - 9:00pm
$245.00
$265.00
3 Sessions
$95.00
per Session
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Cakra Sādhana and the Yoga of Interpersonal Relationship with Gary Kraftsow (online) Virtual
Sep 9, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021
 

According to the Ancients, human beings experience suffering as a result of our entanglement with the World of Name and Form through identification and attachment and because of our ignorance about the true nature of ourselves, the world around us, and Ultimate Reality. There is perhaps no greater context in which we experience this tension and suffering than in the area of our personal relationships.

At the same time, according to the Ancients, each of us has within us extraordinary and mostly untapped potential which, when actualized, will transform our lives at every level. There is perhaps no more important context for this transformation than the area of our personal relationships.

Deep Inner Practices evolved in the tradition of Tantric Yoga through which we can:

  • break identification and attachment,
  • realize our true nature,
  • actualize our innate potentials,
  • improve our relationships at every level, and ultimately,
  • become free
  •  

These Inner Practices were transmitted generationally and relied on complex symbol systems.

Laya Yoga is one of these ancient systems of Inner Practice. It uses the symbolism of the Cakra-s as both a map of the landmines (the sources of suffering) to be deactivated and a treasure map to help us uncover and activate our innate potentials.

In this three-part workshop, we will explore the dynamics of interpersonal relationships using the Cakra Symbol system as a focal point and working with the Laya Yoga methods of Bhūta Śuddhi and Cakra Sādhana.

Each three-hour session will include a presentation and discussion followed by an integrated practice that will include āsana, prānāyāma, mantra japa, and meditation. It is strongly recommended that students register for all three sessions.

Thursdays: September 9, 16, & 23, 2021, online

6 – 9pm Eastern Time

Recordings available until October 14, 2021.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 9, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Sep 16, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
Date
Sep 23, 2021
Days
Thu
Time
6:00 - 9:00pm
$100.00
4 Sessions
$30.00
per Session
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Living Yoga for Educators; Finding Balance in Teaching On and Off the Mat
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 13, 2021
 

Living Yoga for Educators; Finding Balance in Teaching On and Off the Mat with Lori Wilen and Sarah Dugan
4 weeks, September 22–October 13, 6:30-8p (hybrid)


As educators, whether our students are 3 or 23, we have dedicated our professional lives to caring for, supporting, and guiding others - and while this work can fill us with joy, it can also deplete us.

If the past year has left you feeling less joy and more exhaustion, this series will help get you back on track. Reconnect with your love of teaching and find ways to maintain balance and boundaries through yoga and reflection.

Through guided reflections, discussion, asana (movement), breath, and meditation practices, each session offers guidance for teachers in developing habits of both mind and body so you can find more balance and fulfillment in teaching and in life. The class sequence is designed to help you process stress and negative emotions effectively, learn what you need to feel happier and more fulfilled at work, and establish a vision for your own teacher-joy (including work-life balance).


Week 1 - Intention-setting/values
Week 2 - Empowering stories/choose your narrative (wholeness vs inadequate)
Week 3 - Emotions as tunnels/sign posts/signals
Week 4 - focusing on bright spots

PRICING:
Full Price: $100
Member Price: $80

Single Session: $30
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 13, 2021
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 8:00pm
$60.00
1 Session
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Autumn Harvest Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, & Meditation with James Foulkes
Oct 16, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021
 

Autumn Harvest Workshop: Yoga, Qi Gong, & Meditation with James Foulkes

Sat, Oct 16th, 4-7p, hybrid
$60
 

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.

 
 

This workshop will be offered in a HYBRID format; students may choose to attend in person or via Zoom. Zoom meeting links to the workshop will be sent to all students before the workshop begins.  

 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Oct 16, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
4:00 - 7:00pm
$75.00
$85.00
1 Session
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Yoga and The Pelvic Floor: A workshop for women* with Leslie Howard (ONLINE) Virtual
Oct 23, 2021 - Oct 23, 2021
 

Yoga and The Pelvic Floor: A workshop for women* with Leslie Howard (ONLINE)

Saturday, Oct 23, 1-5p

$85 ($75 early bird rate by Oct 1), sorry, no WSY member discount

 

Proper strengthening and stabilizing of the pelvic floor helps to create the correct foundation of each movement in the body. This is the true meaning of core work. Whether you experience any of these conditions, or are just plain curious about this region of the body, this workshop is for you:

 

  • pelvic pain
  • lower back, hip or groin problems
  • discomfort during sex or while using tampons
  • skin irritation
  • leak when laughing or sneezing
  • have to go the bathroom too often
  • prolapsed organs
  • pre- and post-pregnancy
  •  

 

This workshop we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. Part one of the workshop will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area. Part two, will be yoga asana to address the two types of pelvic floors. A series of specific exercises and asanas for the pelvic floor will follow. Handouts will be provided. Bring your friends, sisters, mothers and daughters. Although helpful, no yoga experience is required. This workshop qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance and IAYT.

 

Additionally, I want to acknowledge that due to societal inequalities the healing practices of yoga have been less accessible to Black communities, so I am offering two scholarship spots in this workshop to the first two Black yoga teachers that would like to take them. Please contact registrar@willowstreetyoga.com for more information.

 

* All female-identified or people assigned female at birth are welcome.

 

 

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and has written a book about caring for the female pelvis, Pelvic Liberation. She is a regular presenter for the Yoga Journal conferences and a regular contributor to Yoga Journal magazine. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on how to use yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie or for some online education opportunities visit: www.lesliehowardyoga.com

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 23, 2021
Days
Sat
Time
1:00 - 5:00pm
$40.00
3 Sessions
$15.00
per Session
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Yoga Nidra Sundays: Yoga for Inner Calm and Clarity (October-December) Virtual
Oct 24, 2021 - Dec 19, 2021
 

With the disruption that currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal stability and resilience. It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the nervous system, and restore energy.

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.

This workshop will meet online; Zoom links will be emailed approximately 24 hours and again 1 hour before the workshop begins.

Please register at least 12 hours in advance.


Summer 2021 dates: Aug 1, Aug 22, Sept 26 (register for all 3 for a discount!)
Fall 2021 dates: Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19 (register for all 3 for a discount!)

  
Schedule
Date
Oct 24, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Nov 21, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
Date
Dec 19, 2021
Staff
Days
Sun
Time
5:00 - 6:00pm
$90.00
3 Sessions
$35.00
per Session
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Yoga for Pelvic, Hip and Lower Back Pain: Three Week Series with Leslie Howard (ONLINE) Virtual
Nov 1, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
 

Yoga for Pelvic, Hip and Lower Back Pain: Three Week Series with Leslie Howard (ONLINE)

Mondays, Nov 1, 8, 15, 5:30-7:30p

$35 each, all 3 for $90

 

This three part workshop is designed to help people with pain or tension in the pelvis, hips or back. Pain and tension can result from trauma or chronic holding patterns. Trauma can include chronic poor posture, surgeries, difficult labor, sexual abuse or other strains. Pelvic trauma or tension can contribute to chronic pain, incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. This workshop includes a brief anatomy lecture and discussion, breathing techniques and yoga poses done with particular attention to gently relax the muscles of the pelvis, hip and back. Handouts will be provided to help support your practice of what you will learn.

This series is intended for students who are female identifying and anyone assigned female at birth.

 

November 1: Brief anatomy lecture, breath as the bridge from conscious to unconscious, supine poses to gently open hips and groin and lengthen the spine

November 8: Building on the class before, breath awareness practice, introducing therapeutically focused standing poses

November 15: Breath awareness practice followed by stabilizing poses done with support to learn how to engage and lengthen muscles properly.

 

Additionally, I want to acknowledge that due to societal inequalities the healing practices of yoga have been less accessible to black communities, so I am offering two scholarship spots in this workshop to the first two Black yoga teachers that would like to take them. Please contact registrar@willowstreetyoga.com for more information.

 

Leslie Howard is an Oakland-based yoga teacher, specializing in all things pelvic. She leads workshops and trainings nationally and has written a book about caring for the female pelvis, Pelvic Liberation. She is a regular presenter for the Yoga Journal conferences and a regular contributor to Yoga Journal magazine. Her own struggles with healing her hips and pelvis led her to intense study of the anatomy, physiology, cultural messaging, history and energetics of this rich place. Her teaching is informed by over 3500 hours of yoga study with senior Iyengar yoga teachers. She considers Ramanand Patel her most important influence and mentor. She has designed two very successful studies for UCSF on how to use yoga to alleviate incontinence and pelvic pain. To learn more about Leslie or for some online education

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 1, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 8, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 15, 2021
Days
Mon
Time
5:30 - 7:30pm
$25.00
1 Session
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We Can Be Brave While Brokenhearted: Yoga for Trauma and Anxiety (November 2021 - in person)
Nov 14, 2021 - Nov 14, 2021
 

We Can Be Brave While Brokenhearted: Yoga for Trauma and Anxiety

“We are the authors of our lives. We write our own daring endings.”

Dr. Brené Brown, Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted

 

We have all been there…. feeling overwhelmed and unsure. We’ve been through months of isolation, distressing news cycles, personal grief, and emotional triggers. The holiday season is coming up, a time that can spark pain. This workshop will help solidify the connection between mind and body. We are including poses for healing, readings, and breathwork. Please bring a journal. We will also complete vision boards. All levels of students are welcome to attend. Everything in the workshop is confidential. We are the authors of our own stories. We will work together and individually to empower ourselves and one another. You are not alone.

This workshop will take place in person, at our Takoma Park studio.

 

The Instructor: Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200, Cheryl Kravitz, APR, CFRE, RYT200plus learned early on that yoga is a universal language and has found the practice resonates with the diversity of students she teaches. A survivor of breast cancer and domestic violence, Cheryl understands the calming power of yoga and meditation, having experienced the results in her own life.

She is a graduate of the Willow Street Yoga Teacher Training Program and received additional certification to teach yoga to survivors of trauma, restorative yoga, and yoga for brain longevity. Away from the mat, she is a certified diversity and inclusion trainer, a marketing and communication consultant, and a freelance writer. She has written extensively locally and nationally about the positive impact of yoga on the individual and community.

 



 

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 14, 2021
Days
Sun
Time
2:00 - 4:00pm

Business Hours *

Yoga Studio HOURS*

Monday
Closed
Tuesday
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 12:45 pm
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Sunday
Closed
* Daily and holiday schedules may vary. Please contact us for more information.