Because of our brain’s ability to change (plasticity), we can train ourselves to tilt our mind towards happiness. In his book “Hardwiring Happiness,” Dr. Rick Hanson outlines a simple, yet potent, method for overcoming negativity bias called Taking in the Good. In this workshop, Jennifer combines yin yoga with Hanson’s techniques, and will offer an interactive mix of lecture on the method, some partner and large group dialog, and a gentle yin practice as a context for having positive experiences even when things are challenging.
Yoga for Strong and Healthy Hips: New Ways of Doing Old Poses w/Asya Haikin and Physical Therapist Dr. Stacy Snow (Arlington)
Join Asya and Physical Therapist Dr. Stacy Snow to explore the anatomy of the hip joint, look at familiar yoga poses, and discover how to practice them in ways that keep our hips healthy and strong
A wonderful way to move from child birth to motherhood, this workshop is designed just for you and your baby as your body transitions from pregnancy and labor to birth and recovery.
Harness the power of your breath to increase focus, manage moods, improve memory, improve physical well-being, and deepen to a sense of peace.
The core muscles are more than just your belly! Learn about true stability from the inside out.
Combine the three magic ingredients of conscious breathing, rhythmic walking, and focused body awareness with a lovely summer morning’s walk in the park. Meet at the Nature Center in Potomac Overlook Regional Park. RAINDATE SUNDAY AUG 11
Are you in need of recharging? As moms, we give so much to our families, and it's important to take time for ourselves to rest. Moms of all ages and stages are welcome.
Rodney and Colleen's fun and personal approach to yoga offers delightful insights both philosophical and practical, direct instruction, postural alignment, pranayama, and awareness meditation. Early-bird pricing available until July 31, 2019.
Pause, re-frame and re-assess each moment with simple practices rooted in yoga and meditation.
Re-align your neck and shoulders and move past chronic pain.
Dianne Bondy is disrupting the yoga community with her love-full and unapologetic embrace of each person and each moment exactly as they are. With almost 25,000 followers on social media, Dianne uses her platform for all things positive. “No matter who you are, or what you look like you are enough…The perfect body is a beauty myth. We are fortunate to have mother nature create a body that is perfect for us.” Join her for a weekend of feeling good and learning how to do good in the world.
This weekend, Baxter will share with us more great news about how yoga is supporting your healthy aging. We will learn practices to help build strength in new ways, reshape our brains, and self-regulate our brain’s chemical messengers.
Rixie will lead you through the 12 Steps of Recovery using body-mind-heart tools of exploration, including the chakras, meditations, journaling, and mindfulness exercises, all in a safe, quiet environment with like-minded folks like you.
Are you in need of recharging? As moms, we give so much to our families, and it's important to take time for ourselves to rest. Moms of all ages are welcome.
Whether you’re facing an ongoing personal challenge or simply find yourself discouraged and overwhelmed by the state of the world, cultivating some simple resilience and compassion skills is a worthwhile investment in your own well-being. Meets four consecutive Wednesdays, Feb 6 - Feb 27, 6:45p - 7:45p
Yoga and meditation practices have been proven to make changes to the brain. Based on the research from the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation, Carol will share practices that have been shown to enhance brain function.
Get ready to be challenged and inspired in mind, body and heart. Theresa’s teaching is clear, insightful, educational, and genuine. Start friday evening with here signature “(Y)introspection. On Saturday, examine the concept of “spanda” and the spine, and consider fresh ideas of the meaning of alignment. Finish Sunday with a focus on bandhas and awakening.
John shares a personal talk about his time with the legendary teacher BKS Iyengar, then teaches a classic Iyengar class, followed by Q&A, and finishing with a luxurious pranayama.
Get more deeply acquainted with this keystone bone and its anatomical, functional and philosophical implications as Annie leads this afternoon immersion in the Art and Practice of Teaching.
Homecoming: A Journey Through Embodiment - 4 week immersion w/Jess Purtell & Aurora Hutchinson (Fairfax)
In a world of constant distractions, it can be hard to feel centered, to remember what matters, to listen to your heart’s desire, to navigate life with grace. Through mindful movement and meditation, we’ll explore the intersection of mind and body, spirituality and science, knowledge and intuition, to understand and connect with ourselves at a deep level. Meets four consecutive Sundays, Jan 6 - Jan 27, 1:00p - 4:00p
Reclaim serenity for sleep by embracing twilight, centering, and relaxing. Release into your natural state of calm.
Core strength is good, but core organization is better. Learn how, via the Feldenkrais method, with physical therapist and Feldenkrais master Madeline Helbraun.
Lecture and practice, using yoga therapeutics, of just those poses specific to addressing problems with the knee. Amir discusses anatomy that relates to knee issues, body alignment, and shares yoga therapy techniques/yoga poses/stretches to address these issues.
If you’ve ever been transfixed by a candle flame and felt your mind clear, you may have been tapping into a yogic focusing practice called trataka.