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Fundamentals of Asana: Welcoming John Schumacher (Fairfax)

  • Sun & Moon Yoga – Fairfax 9998 Main Street Fairfax, VA, 22031 United States (map)
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This year's daylong intensive with John Schumacher will focus on Building Strength and Finding Balance.

Early Afternoon – 12:30 - 3:00p
Building Strength

People usually think of flexibility when they hear the word yoga, but strength is even more important when it comes to having a safe and stable practice. We'll do a variety of asanas that strengthen your legs, arms, abs, and back.

Late Afternoon – 3:30 - 6:00p
Finding Balance

Many of the photos of yoga poses you see in ads and magazines show one-legged standing poses: Tree Pose, Dancer Pose, Warrior Pose. That kind of balance is important, especially as we age. Balance is more than that, though; it is an exploration of the internal equilibrium that leads us toward tranquility and equanimity. We'll work on balance on several different levels in this workshop.

$50 for each individual session
$90 for both parts together


About John Schumacher

John Schumacher is the founder and director of Unity Woods Yoga Center, one of the best known and widely respected yoga studios in the country since 1979. 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 one of only 13 certified advanced Iyengar Yoga teachers in the U.S.

John’s clear, precise style and his engaging sense of humor have placed him among the country’s highest echelon yoga teachers, described by Yoga Journal 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. 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. 

John has taught thousands of students, including many of the Washington area’s most prominent yoga teachers. He travels the world conducting workshops for practitioners of all levels.