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.

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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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GROWING GODDESSES~ LET YOURSELF GLOW (AGES 11-14)

W/ RONI ZELIVINSKI

FIRST FRIDAYS OF THE MONTH: MARCH 7, APRIL 4, MAY 2: 5pm-6:30pm

Cost: $85 per person for all 3 dates, $32 to drop in (contact the studio to purchase drop in- stop in spots available!)

This three part workshop is designed specifically for pre-teen/teen girls ages 11-14.  Each class, we’ll learn more about embracing, celebrating, and taking care of our bodies. We will be flowing through some relaxing yoga poses (especially great during the moon cycle), making jewelry and art, listening to inspiring music and eating some tasty healthy snacks. It will be a beautiful feminine practice designed to awaken the inner goddess in everyone!

We’ll cover themes like:
March~ Goddesses of the Elements: Earth, Wind, Water & Fire (make bracelets in the theme of our favorite elements)
April~ Goddesses of the Moon, Stars & Sun (decorating beautiful candles)
May~ Zodiac Goddesses (collaging about our dreams, favorite things and loves)

Growing Goddesses~ Let Yourself Glow (ages 11-14): March-May

Growing Goddesses~ Let Yourself Glow (ages 11-14): March-May

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SPRING CHAKRA TUNE-UP WITH GREG MARZULLO:

SUNDAYS, MARCH 30, APRIL 6, 13, 27: 9:15am-10:45am & MAY 4: 9am-10:30am*

*please note start time on Sunday, May 4 (9am).

$100 per person (pre-registration required) for 4 weeks.  Drop in not available.

Purchase/Sign up here.

Spring cleaning isn’t just for your closets. Join Greg Marzullo for a tune-up of the chakras, the energetic centers of the body that relate to all aspects of our lives. From the home to sensuality, from courage to compassion, from expression to transcendence, the chakras connect us with a fully integrated vision of ourselves, where ease and empowerment seamlessly fuse into one. Each session will introduce us to the chakras, their symbolic representations, and their psychological connections to consciousness. Yogis will then engage in a dynamic asana practice meant to clear out and awaken the chakras, getting us ready to live to our fullest capacity.  Suitable for those with a regular yoga practice.

Spring Chakra Tune-up 4 week series, April

Spring Chakra Tune-up 4 week series, April

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FLOW FOR A CAUSE: LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY  W/ JULIET GLASSROTH

SATURDAY, APRIL 26: 1pm-2pm

Suggested Donation: $10 per person, (please sign up in advance).  Sign up here.

Did you know our very own Sara Chapper is an avid runner and has completed tons of runs over the past few years?! Well, she’s back at it and this time she’s running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC on April 27th and raising funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to conquer blood cancers.  She’s doing this in honor of her dad, Jack, who is living with CML (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia).  Luckily he is generally in good health, but we know too many people who have suffered from or lost their lives to blood cancers.

Join yoga teacher and extendYogi, Juliet Glassroth, for an energetic flow that will leave you refreshed and feeling great! Together, we can flow for a cause, raise funds and have fun!

If you can’t make it to class, please consider donating to Sara’s efforts here: Sara’s Team In Training Fundraising Page. Thank you!

Donation Based Flow! Sat, April 26: 1pm

Donation Based Flow! Sat, April 26: 1pm

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Sign up for $5 classes at extendYoga

15% OFF class passes during yoga week: April 28-May 4  buy now!

Special 5 class pass on sale too!  buy now!

DC Community of Yoga (DCCY) brings the yoga community of Greater DC area of DC, VA, & MD together to support the growth of local practice and acts as a clearinghouse for DC area residents to create or expand their practice.  This year we have over 35 studios and partners participating!  All member studios are offering free and/or reduced-cost classes throughout the week. During the week, many come to the mat for the first time while many more try a new style of practice or studio.

On Sat, May 3rd, join us for Yoga on the Mall, at Constitution Gardens from 10am-12pm (metro station: Foggy Bottom)

Yoga on the Mall schedule:

10am-10:30am: Kids Yoga by Budding Yogis/Circle Yoga

10am-10:30am: Beginners Class lead by Arlet and Annie (of extendYoga and Sun and Moon Yoga Studio)

10:30am-12:00pm: Yoga Demonstration with various DC-MD-VA teachers from member studios

followed by an All Levels Class lead by Shiva Rea

Sign up for $5 classes at extendYoga

DC Yoga Week: April 28-May 4

DC Yoga Week: April 28-May 4

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WOMEN’S WELLNESS RETREAT WITH LESLIE EDSALL / TRIFECTA WELLNESS

SAT, MAY 3 – SUNDAY, MAY 4 (May 3: 8am-9pm & May 4: 8am-12pm)

Isn’t It About Time That You Put Yourself FIrst?

As busy moms, daughters, sisters, friends, and more, women don’t always take time for themselves to recharge, renew and reconnect with their soul’s purpose.  All of the programs have been created with you in mind.  The goal of this retreat is to, “get away without going away.” Re-connect with your inner goddess through yoga, meditation, outdoor activities and spa services. Take time to get grounded by connecting with the earth and with other women as we relax and unwind.

The day and a half program will take place at Carderock Community Center in Bethesda, MD and will include:

  • Flow Vinyasa Yoga lead by Suzie Blackman,RYT and Restorative Yin Yoga lead by Rick Kowalewski,RYT
  • Group kayak session led by Potomac Paddlesports
  • Enjoy a guided afternoon trail hike at Great Falls, MD
  • Mini-spa services
  • Five healthy, hearty meals that are gluten & dairy free, naturally vegan
  • and lots more!

Cost:  Early bird registration (limit 10) $299/person includes yoga, meditation, kayaking, guided hike, tennis courts, all lectures & 4 meals. General registration: $349/person.

Contact Leslie for more information and to sign up!

***Please note*** extendYoga is providing this information to share with the public about yoga and related events. extendYoga is not sponsoring this event, nor has any financial or commercial interest in this event.  Please contact the event organizer for the most accurate, up to date and current information regarding this event.

Women’s Wellness Retreat: May 3-4

Women’s Wellness Retreat: May 3-4

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INTRO TO ROCKET II, W/ MIMI RIEGER

SUNDAY, MAY 4: 3:30pm-5:30pm

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

Intro to Rocket 2 Workshop:
An intense, vigorous, set sequence based on Ashtanga Yoga. Postures taken from the Ashtanga Primary Series in Rocket 1 are then incorporated with more advanced asana from the Second and Third Ashtanga Series in Rocket 2 and 3. Expect a strong standing series, incorporating arm balances and inversions followed by a seated postures followed by backbends, handstands and the Ashtanga finishing series. More intermediate to advanced postures will be offered.  Open to all levels, a fundamental knowledge of yoga strongly encouraged.

What is Rocket Yoga
Watch Rocket Yoga in action

About Mimi:
Mimi Rieger, ERYT  has been practicing yoga since 1998 and has been teaching for the past ten years. Her physical journey began with ballet at the age of four through her teens and progressed to martial arts and yoga in her twenties to the present day. Mimi is passionate about her wellness exploration and her teaching encourages others to seek their most powerful and evolved selves.  Mimi received her yoga certification in 2003 at the Ashtanga Yoga Center in Washington, DC. In 2005, she became the first certified Budokon® teacher in the area and is the Regional Director of Budokon® Yoga for Budokon® International. In 2009, she received her Progressive Ashtanga Yoga certification and in 2010 received her Rocket Vinyasa Yoga certification.  Read more…

Intro to the Rocket II May 4: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Intro to the Rocket II May 4: 3:30pm-5:30pm

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TUSCANY: ON THE HEALS OF DIONYSUS, WITH GREG MARZULLO

MAY 18 – 25, 2014

Drenched in golden sunlight and vibrating with ancient mystical traditions,
the yogic adventure of a lifetime begins in the rolling hills of Tuscany.

The land of Dionysus, Mediterranean god of ecstasy and wine, comes vividly alive in a trip that will open your senses, expand your potential and align body, mind and spirit.

We’ll be staying at one of Greg’s favorite spots in Italy, a 17th-century Italian villa in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees, the villa features spacious rooms, breathtaking views and a nearby pool to enjoy on lazy afternoons. The food is revelatory – prepared by loving hands from ingredients grown at the villa’s organic gardens – and the wine is an invitation to release all your cares.

Mornings and evenings will be dedicated to dynamic yoga practices, including liberated vinyasa flows, meditation and trance-inducing techniques from the Mediterranean’s rich spiritual traditions. Also featured will be one of Greg’s Body of Myth workshops, a combination of theater and asana where Greg will perform the story of Dionysus’ upbringing, thereby setting the tone for this magical getaway.

Contact Greg at gonataraj@gmail.com to sign up and embark on a marvelous journey into a beautiful landscape and embrace the yoga of transformation!  All levels of practice are welcome.

Cost: $1,600 per person

For more information and to register, e-mail Greg at gonataraj@gmail.com.

***Please note*** extendYoga is providing this information to share with the public about yoga and related events. extendYoga is not sponsoring this event, nor has any financial or commercial interest in this event.  Please contact the event organizer for the most accurate, up to date and current information regarding this event.

Tuscan Yoga Retreat w/Greg Marzullo ~ May 2014

Tuscan Yoga Retreat w/Greg Marzullo ~ May 2014

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SPRING DETOX FLOW: TUNE IN, CLEAN OUT AND SHAPE UP! W/ LESLIE EDSALL

SATURDAY, May 17: 2:00pm-4:30pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required). All levels welcome.

Sign up here.

In this two-part series, we will begin with a heated flow (~90 degrees) designed to help release stress & toxins that build up in the body by working through various twisting sequences. Next, Leslie will take you through the body’s detoxification process to better understand how to cleanse effectively while keeping your energy up for daily activities. You’ll come away with a few recipes that taste good using detoxifying foods and herbs. Lastly, you’ll receive tools for guilt-free, self-care therapies to use at home, rounding out the detoxification process in a fun and effective manner.  We’ll close this practice with a guided meditation focused on clearing the mind and journaling to release what holds us back.

Spring Detox Workshop: Sat, May 17

Spring Detox Workshop: Sat, May 17

ART NIGHT CHARITY EVENT

SATURDAY, JUNE 7: 3pm

Details TBD

Art Night Charity Event: Sat, June 7: 3pm

Art Night Charity Event: Sat, June 7: 3pm

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EXTENDYOGA KIDS CAMP: MAGICAL ADVENTURE (AGES 5-8)- now excepting 8 yr olds!

WITH RONI ZELIVINKSI & ARLET KOSEIAN

JUNE 16-20: 9:30am-2:30pm - click for full flyer/info

Cost: $185 (early bird special through April 7) per child*
$195 per child (after April 7)*
Sibling discount: $10 off each sibling (contact studio for details)

Pre-registration is required, limited space.  Sign up/purchase here.

Come play with us on a magical yoga adventure! We will be exploring fun yoga poses as we learn about the magic of nature, dress up as fairies and wizards, and discover the domino effect of kindness, love, and positive energy. It’s going to be a week full of yoga poses, glitter, sparkles, magic and superheroes! Complete with journaling, fun arts & crafts, relaxation, breath awareness, new friends and movement.  We will also participate in Seva (community/volunteer service) projects during this magical 5-day yoga adventure. We hope to see you soon! No prior yoga experience required.

*Before/after care available:
8:30am-9:30am: $10 per child
2:30pm-4pm: $15 per child
late pick up fee (after 2:30pm): $10 per 30 min, without prorating

extendYoga Kids Camp: Magical Adventure (ages 5-8)

extendYoga Kids Camp: Magical Adventure (ages 5-8)

SUMMER SOLSTICE PRACTICE, W/ NINA STANGER

SATURDAY, JUNE 21: 11:00am-1:00pm

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

 

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Summer Solstice Practice: Sat, June 21: 11am-1pm

Summer Solstice Practice: Sat, June 21: 11am-1pm

STAYCATION: CREATING PHYSICAL & MENTAL SPACE FOR MEDITATION W/ LINDA NAINI

SUNDAY, JUNE 22: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Cost: $35 per person in advance / $40 to drop in day of.  Sign up here.

“You have no need to travel anywhere – journey within yourself. Enter a mine of rubies and bathe in the splendor of your own light.” -Rumi

On the lightest day of the year, come take a journey within the splendor of your own light.  Join us in practicing mindfulness meditation and creating space (physical & mental) for a daily meditation practice.

Each participant will:

-Practice mindfulness meditation

-Design and create an altar for your home (a variety of supplies will be provided)*

-Receive a course workbook

-Learn about the most recent evidence based research on the benefits of mindfulness meditation

*included in your alter kit: picture frames, Buddha and/or Ganesh images/postcards, candle(s), small sculpture, affirmation cards, paints, markers, pens, paper and other supplies and materials

Staycation: Meditation & Creating an Alter: Sun, June 22

Staycation: Meditation & Creating an Alter: Sun, June 22

MONKEY TAILS: THE MYTH AND MAGIC OF HANUMAN, W/ NAOMI GOTTLIEB-MILLER

SATURDAY, JULY 12: 11:00am-1:00pm

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

Get to know the cheekiest monkey of them all through tales of curiosity, boldness, courage, empowerment and friendship.  To celebrate this adventurous monkey, we’ll set out to practice the pose created in his honor in its various forms.  All levels are welcome and many variations will be offered as we explore all that Hanuman has to teach us through our hips, hamstrings and backbends.  The only requirement for this workshop is a willingness to play, explore and even adventure courageously on your mat, just like Hanuman himself.

Hanuman Workshop: Sat, July 12: 11am-1pm

Hanuman Workshop: Sat, July 12: 11am-1pm

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IMAGINE WELLNESS THERAPEUTIC DAY CAMP (AGES 8-14)

WITH CRYSTAL WISSINGER AND IMAGINE WELLNESS STAFF

JULY 14-18: 1:30pm-5pm

Tuition: $200 (early bird special through April 30, 2014) per child*
$250 per child (after April 30)

For more information and to sign up, visit Imagine Wellness or email: crystal@imaginewellnessllc.com

*tuition includes: camp attendance for 1 week, camp T-shirt, access to individualized treatment plan and progress notes to add to your child’s therapeutic portfolio.

Imagine Wellness Therapeutic Day Camp is a camp for children with Autism and related disorders from 8-14 years old. We will target skill acquisition in the areas of communication, social interaction, and independence through a variety of recreational and leisure activities. The children will enjoy exploring a variety of summer-themed craft activities, creative music activities, yoga sequences, and culinary adventures.

Camp activities include: yoga, art, music, social skills and more.  Please check Imagine Wellness for more information and to sign up!

“Infusing applied behavior analysis and the creative power of yoga to teach communication, self help, and social-skills”

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Imagine Wellness Therapeutic Day Camp (ages 8-14)

Imagine Wellness Therapeutic Day Camp (ages 8-14)

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ZUMBA WITH LIKA ~ DONATION DANCE PARTY!

DANCE & DONATE TO LUCKY DOG ANIMAL RESCUE

SATURDAY, AUG 9: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Suggested Donation: $5-10 per person, (please sign up in advance).  Sign up here.

Party yourself into shape?!  Join Lika in a Zumba inspired dance party, sweat, have fun AND dance for a cause; a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.  Forget the workout, just lose yourself in the music; featuring exotic rhythms and high-energy beats. Before you know it, you’ll be getting fit and your energy levels will be soaring!  Think you have no rhythm? Don’t worry!  It’s easy, effective, totally exhilarating and anyone is welcome!  So leave your yoga mat at home, grab a friend, and party with us!
NOTE: Please wear sneakers to class.
 
Can’t make it to class?  Consider donating directly here: Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Zumba with Lika! Sat, Aug 9: 2:30pm-3:30pm

Zumba with Lika! Sat, Aug 9: 2:30pm-3:30pm

SPAIN: MYSTIC DEVOTION, WITH GREG MARZULLO

AUG 30 – SEPT 6, 2014

VILLAMARTIN, ANDALUSIA, SPAIN 

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Whirling Sufis spun themselves into ecstasy in the sweeping Spanish landscape. Chanting Kabbalists communed with the divine as the sun set over the hills. Catholic mystics found themselves transported to transcendent heights over the sacred earth of Andalusia, where so many enlightened ones have walked.

All of these spiritual explorers discovered ancient truths reflected in the wisdom of yoga; even a quick glance reveals the deep resonance between the mystics of all cultures, and, like Spain itself, our retreat will be a meeting place for the divine.

Each day’s dynamic asana practice will introduce us to the transformational knowledge of these varying traditions, and our nights will be filled with music, meditation and transcendence.

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Included in the price are the accommodations at a beautiful Spanish villa, all the homemade organic food, transportation to and from the villa, a day trip to the World Heritage Site of Arcos de la Frontera and, of course, all the yoga.

We will be taking an optional day trip to the beaches nearby, and this will cost an extra 30-ish euros per person for those who would like to join us. There are also other a la carte options offered by the villa including wine tasting, flamenco classes in a local village and even paragliding. These can be booked upon arrival.

Please check Spain: Mystic Devotion for more details about lodging, transportation and Yogic pre-requisites (all levels are welcome).

Cost: $1,650 per person

Please note we can not hold your spot without a deposit and spaces will go on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information and to register, e-mail Greg at gonataraj@gmail.com.

***Please note*** extendYoga is providing this information to share with the public about yoga and related events. extendYoga is not sponsoring this event, nor has any financial or commercial interest in this event.  Please contact the event organizer for the most accurate, up to date and current information regarding this event.

Spain: Mystic Devotion Retreat w/Greg Marzullo~ Aug-Sept 2014

Spain: Mystic Devotion Retreat w/Greg Marzullo~ Aug-Sept 2014

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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FALL EQUINOX WORKSHOP W/ NINA STANGER

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Cost: $30 per person.  Sign up here.

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Fall Equinox: TBD

Fall Equinox: TBD

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GODDESS WORKSHOP W/ KRYSTAL JORDAN

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27: 2:00pm-4:00pm

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

Navartri Workshop: Sat, Sept 27: 2pm-4pm

Navartri Workshop: Sat, Sept 27: 2pm-4pm

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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

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

YANG TO YIN: BUILDING HEAT TO GENTLY OPEN THE JOINTS  W/ LESLIE EDSALL

SATURDAY, NOV 4: 1pm-3pm

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

open to all levels, great for runners and athletes! more details TBD

Yang to Yin Workshop: Sat, Nov 8: 1pm-3pm

Yang to Yin Workshop: Sat, Nov 8: 1pm-3pm