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Welcoming John Schumacher: Fundamentals of Asana (Fairfax)

  • Sun & Moon Yoga Studio - Fairfax 9998 Main Street Fairfax, VA, 22031 United States (map)

Rotate and Feel Great: Standing and Seated Twists
Saturday early session – 12:30p to 3:00p

Pretzels. Knots. Twisting Poses are what a lot of people think of when they think of yoga. And twists are important poses to know and practice. They work deeply on the internal organs to cleanse and nourish them. In this workshop we’ll look at ways to deepen your twists with less strain by focusing on how to make space for moving more freely.

Have a Little Yoga on the Side: Balancing Your Lateral Poses
Saturday late session - 3:30p to 6:00p
Being conscious of the sides of your body in poses is an important key to creating balanced movements in your body – especially your spine -and in your breath and mind. We’ll learn techniques for finding evenness and equilibrium and explore the effect this has on your breathing and your state of mind. 

About John Schumacher

John Schumacher is the founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center. He has practiced yoga for more than 40 years and has taught in the Washington area since 1973. John studied in India with B.K.S. Iyengar for 33 years, and is a certified advanced Iyengar Yoga teacher, one of only 13 teachers in the U.S. to hold that level of certification. John also spent many years studying with internationally acclaimed teacher Dona Holleman.

John’s clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have made him one of the country’s leading yoga teachers. Yoga Journal described him as “one of 25 originals shaping yoga in America.” John has written for a variety of publications and has appeared in numerous local and national media, including U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Times, PBS, Yoga Journal, and many others. He has spoken about the practice and benefits of yoga on radio and television and at conferences and events around the nation. In 2007, he was a keynote speaker at the first NIH conference on alternative health.

In over 40 years as a teacher, John has taught thousands of students, including many of the Washington area’s most prominent yoga teachers. He continues to travel across the U.S. and throughout the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean, where he conducts workshops for students and teachers of all levels.

The studio he founded in 1979, Unity Woods Yoga Center, with two locations in the DC Metro area, is one of the best known and widely respected Iyengar Yoga centers in the country. Over the more than 35 years of its existence, Unity Woods has worked to foster health, serenity, and awareness for more than 45,000 students who have taken classes at the center.

TEACHER:  John Schumacher


$ 50.00 (Saturday early afternoon)    
$ 50.00 (Saturday late afternoon)    
$ 90.00 (Both parts together)