FIRST & SECOND SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH:

ROOTED IN BLISS MEDITATION (1st Sun) & RESTORATIVE YOGA (2nd Sun)

5:30pm-6:20pm

Drop in or use your class pass (just like any other regularly scheduled class). Sign up here.

FIRST SUNDAY: MEDITATION W/ LINDA NAINI

In this meditation class, you will be guided to consciously pay attention to thoughts, feelings, and expectations, allowing for clarity of purpose and self-transformation. Part discussion and part meditation practice, we’ll explore themes such as joy, peace, love, health, abundance, and prosperity. This experience will allow you to leave the grind behind and embody a present state of mind as you embark on the month ahead! No experience necessary. All are welcome. (50 minutes- every 1st Sunday of the month)

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SECOND SUNDAY: RESTORATIVE YOGA W/ EMMA ANDREWS

Calm your mind and relax your body with soothing Restorative Yoga.  Restorative Yoga poses require no muscular exertion; each pose is held for several minutes and deeply supported by props – blankets, bolsters, and blocks. Students leave feeling nourished, well rested, and refreshed. No yoga experience is needed and all levels are welcome. (50 minutes- every 2nd Sunday of the month)

Rooted in Bliss Meditation & Restorative Yoga

Rooted in Bliss Meditation & Restorative Yoga

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EVOLVE YOUR PRACTICE: TAKE YOUR ASANA TO THE NEXT LEVEL

WITH NAOMI GOTTLIEB-MILLER

SATURDAY, SEPT 13: 3pm-5pm

Cost: $30 per person, pre-registration required.  Sign up here.

Are you ready to evolve?  Do you find that when you come to your yoga class you are ready for a little more?  If you’re looking for some new ways to play on your mat as well as an opportunity to invest in your yoga bank of knowledge, this workshop is just for you.  We’ll explore common transitions like jumping forward from Dog to Uttanasana, practice an inversion or 2 and experiment with some arm balances and backbends.  The tools, tricks and valuable alignment elements you learn this afternoon will benefit you beyond just your practice today.  Use this workshop as the springboard to take your yoga practice to the next level of awesome!

Evolve Your Practice: Sat, Sept 13: 3-5pm

Evolve Your Practice: Sat, Sept 13: 3-5pm

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Autumn Outdoors: Yoga & Kayak 1/2 Day Retreat with Leslie Edsall / Trifecta Wellness

Sat, Sept 27: 12pm-4pm

This half-day retreat will be held at Great Falls, MD and travel along the C&O Canal in partnership with Potomac Paddlesports. Registration and more information can be found here. Please register by September 15th; limited space is available. Join us for some rest and relaxation before Autumn is in full swing.
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1/2 Day Local Yoga & Kayak Retreat: Sept 27

1/2 Day Local Yoga & Kayak Retreat: Sept 27

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FALL EQUINOX WORKSHOP W/ NINA STANGER

SUNDAY, SEPT 28: 3pm-5pm

Cost: $30 per person, pre-registration required.  Sign up here.

Celebrate the shift into autumn with a grounding and nourishing yoga practice. Autumn represents a time of transition, when all the leaves begin to change colors, the weather cools down, and the nights become longer than the days. Nina will guide the class through a strong and stabilizing vinyasa practice, designed to help you feel at ease during this seasonal transition. This workshop will also include intention setting, guided relaxation, and restorative postures. All levels are welcome!

Shift into Autumn: Fall Equinox workshop, Sept 28, 3pm-5pm

Shift into Autumn: Fall Equinox workshop, Sept 28, 3pm-5pm

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DECONSTRUCTING HANDSTAND: A STEP-BY-STEP WORKSHOP W/ LESLIE EDSALL

SATURDAY, OCT 4: 1pm-3pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required). Sign up here.

Frustrated, confused or just plain scared of handstands?  Leslie Edsall will teach you the many steps to handstand and the progressions available to you in your yoga practice.  This class will break down the pose standing up, laying down, using the wall and practicing on your mat in the center of the room.  When your mind and body can fully connect in this pose, your fear will dissipate and your heart will soar!  All levels are welcome.

Handstand Workshop: Sat, Oct 4: 1pm-3pm

Handstand Workshop: Sat, Oct 4: 1pm-3pm

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HEALTHY HEADSTAND WORKSHOP, W/ NAOMI GOTTLIEB-MILLER

SATURDAY, NOV 1: 3pm-5pm

Cost: $30 per person, pre-registration required.  Sign up here.

Learn to balance on your head with grace, ease and strong support in this afternoon workshop designed to bring more conscious action to your headstand practice.  Headstand is classically one of the first inversions taught to yogis, but is in fact one of the most difficult and potentially dangerous to practice.  In this workshop, you’ll learn how to mentally prepare to balance on your head as well as physically prepare by strengthening the upper back and core.  You’ll also learn how to use your breath to your advantage to help first achieve lift off and then sustain the pose.  Finally, you’ll learn helpful stages along the way to pause and practice before moving forward, ensuring that you are ready to safely support yourself upside-down on your head.  For those who feel steadier in headstand, we’ll work on variations and ways to advance your headstand practice to create more opportunities for exploration and play.  Transform weakness into strength and fear into healing as you reclaim your healthy headstand!

Healthy Headstand Workshop: Sat, Nov 1: 3pm-5pm

Healthy Headstand Workshop: Sat, Nov 1: 3pm-5pm

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RELAX & REST INTO STILLNESS AND BLISS: A RESTORATIVE YOGA PRACTICE AND GUIDED MEDITATION W/ ALLISON ROSE

SUNDAY, NOV 23: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

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“Learning to relax is at the heart of living well.”

 – Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

Learning to relax and rest is an art that needs to be practiced with patience and compassion towards oneself.  In this process, we create stillness in the outer, physical and energetic layers of the body while providing opportunity to quiet and still the mind.  In this state of stillness, we are provided with the entry way toward a more rejuvenating and blissful state of being rather than doing.  Restorative yoga is a tool for cultivating this practice and allows the time and space for a deep, restful meditation.  In this workshop, you will explore the foundational elements to developing a restorative yoga  practice that can help build rather than deplete your energy state during times of stress, illness, or even just the busy-ness of everyday life.

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Nov 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Nov 23, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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RELAX & REST INTO STILLNESS AND BLISS: A RESTORATIVE YOGA PRACTICE AND GUIDED MEDITATION W/ ALLISON ROSE

SUNDAY, JAN 18: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

bliss

“Learning to relax is at the heart of living well.”

 – Judith Hanson Lasater, Ph.D., P.T.

Learning to relax and rest is an art that needs to be practiced with patience and compassion towards oneself.  In this process, we create stillness in the outer, physical and energetic layers of the body while providing opportunity to quiet and still the mind.  In this state of stillness, we are provided with the entry way toward a more rejuvenating and blissful state of being rather than doing.  Restorative yoga is a tool for cultivating this practice and allows the time and space for a deep, restful meditation.  In this workshop, you will explore the foundational elements to developing a restorative yoga  practice that can help build rather than deplete your energy state during times of stress, illness, or even just the busy-ness of everyday life.

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Jan 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Restorative Yoga Workshop: Sun, Jan 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm