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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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INTRO TO ASHTANGA  W/ KRISTA BLOCK

SUNDAY, NOV 2: 11am-1pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registration required).  All levels welcome.  Sign up here.  See full flyer here.

ASHTANGA: 1.the eight fold path of yoga as outlined by Patanjali: yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, samadhi.  2. a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.

This workshop will introduce you to the ashtanga method, one of the greatest ties we have in the west to classical Indian yoga. A discussion of the practice’s origins, benefits, and foundations paired with a led primary series will give you all the tools to delve deeper into yoga as a traditional practice and ritual. Beginners and seasoned yogis welcome!

Intro to Ashtanga Nov 2: 11am-1pm

Intro to Ashtanga Nov 2: 11am-1pm

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COME CELEBRATE OUR 3rd BIRTHDAY!  $5 CLASSES ALL DAY!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

These classes will fill up, please sign up in advance here.  All levels welcome to all classes!

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9:30am – 10:45am $5 Flow with Lika

12pm – 1pm $5 Flow with Debi

5:30pm – 6:45pm $5 Flow with Emily

6:45pm – 8pm  $5 Heated Flow with Lika

6:55pm – 7:25pm FREE Gratitude Practice with Linda ~added just to say THANK YOU! see description below*

7:30pm – 8:30pm $5 Flow with Sara

*Gratitude Practice with Linda
We are grateful to all of you for making our 3 years as extendYoga possible!  As our thanks this year, we’re offering a FREE class on the power of gratitude. The class will include: a brief review of some of the recent research on the positive health effects of a gratitude practice and a guided visualization and meditation to pause, take a breath, and reflect on the fullness of your life in this moment.

Happy Birthday extendYoga! $5 classes all day Wed, Nov 5

Happy Birthday extendYoga! $5 classes all day Wed, Nov 5

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3yr BIRTHDAY CLASS WITH: LIKA ELWOOD, KRYSTAL JORDAN, DAISY WHITTEMORE, JARRAD LOVE AND ANDREA CREEL
SUN, NOV 9:*

1pm-3pm (class~ $25), 3pm-5pm (party~ free!)

$25 per person for class (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

Help us know how much food/drink to bring.  RSVP to the party here.

Wow!  It’s our 3rd birthday!  Come celebrate with us in a special 2 hour class with some of our favorite extendYoga teachers!  Begin this class with guided meditation and chanting with Andrea.  Then you’ll be lead through a yummy warm-up with Krystal, followed by a juicy, fun and light-hearted asana (physical) practice with Lika and Daisy.  End your practice with a short guided meditation and some delicious pranayama (breath-work) with Jarrad.  ALL LEVELS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME!

Can’t make class? Join us at 3pm for food, drinks, music and a few special celebratory surprises.  Our friends from Gouter will be there too!

This is a family friendly event~ so bring your kids, friends and neighbors!

*please note: 4pm and 5:30pm classes will be canceled on Nov 9 for our birthday

3yr birthday special class & party! Sun Nov 9

3yr birthday special class & party! Sun Nov 9

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AN EXTENDED FAMILY THANKSGIVING CLASSES
THURSDAY, NOV 27:

9:30am-10:45am with LIKA ELWOOD~ Benefiting Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

10am-11:15am with SARA CROSBY~ Benefiting The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project

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Take a break from cooking and flow for a cause on Thanksgiving Day!  Lika Elwood and Sara Crosby will lead a Thanksgiving flow and help raise funds for Lucky Dog Animal Rescue as well as The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. All levels welcome. Suggested donation: $10 per person (cash donations please).

 

Lika’s cause:

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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is an all-volunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless animals and educating the community on responsible pet ownership. Lucky Dog does not have its own facility. Instead, our dogs stay with temporary fosters (and occasionally boarding partners) while they wait to find their forever home. We hold adoption events each week where you can see the Lucky Dogs strut their stuff, and we also arrange private meetings for adopters who fall in love with a pup’s internet photo. For more information and to donate directly, please visit: http://www.luckydoganimalrescue.org

 

 

Sara’s cause:

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The mission of The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C.  We seek to create a city that provide every opportunity for children in homeless families to succeed by ensuring consistent opportunities to play and learn, offering support services for families, and advocating for affordable housing and safe shelter. For more information and to donate directly, please visit: http://www.playtimeproject.org/.  See Playtime in action here: http://vimeo.com/30807520

An extended Family Thanksgiving Nov 27: 9:30am & 10am

An extended Family Thanksgiving Nov 27: 9:30am & 10am

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FAMILY FUN WINTERY YOGA ADVENTURE!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $30 per 1 kid & 1 parent* (pre-registration required), ages 5-9.  Sign up here.

*$10 per additional child/parent – please contact the studio if you’d like to sign up an additional child/parent

Come with your kids for a shivering, polary, snowy, wintery yoga escapade at extendYoga!  We will be travelling to the arctic circle to crawl with polar bears, leap with whales, skittle with penguins and watch northern lights. Our journey will end as we build an igloo together and snuggle close for heat, story time, and a yummy snack!  There will be games, partner poses, belly breathing and all the good stuff! Cant wait to see you soon!  All level are welcome.  All crafting supplies are included.

Family Yoga Class: Fri, Dec 5: 5:30pm-7pm

Family Yoga Class: Fri, Dec 5: 5:30pm-7pm

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GRATITUDE IS MY ATTITUDE  WITH ANDREA CREEL

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6: 3pm-5pm

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

With the rush of the holiday season upon us, give yourself the gift of time to slow down and cultivate gratitude for the abundance in your life through this heart-expanding yoga practice.

The ancient yogis taught that the cultivation of the awareness of abundance (aparigraha) and contentment with what we have (samtosha) leads to a greater sense of freedom and happiness. Now modern neuroscience is confirming this yogic wisdom that developing a daily gratitude practice leads to increased happiness and lasting positive changes in the brain.

In this heart-expanding workshop, we will explore the cultivation of gratitude through the combination of an all-levels vinyasa practice, meditation, chanting, and journaling. You will leave the workshop with a grateful and expanded heart and the tools you need to start your own daily gratitude practice.

Gratitude is my Attitude: Sat, Dec 6 3pm-5pm

Gratitude is my Attitude: Sat, Dec 6 3pm-5pm

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

SATURDAY, DEC 13: 11am-1pm

Cost: $25 per person (pre-registration required).  All levels welcome.  Sign up here.

Come for the Yang and Melt into the Yin.  We’ll begin this workshop with a vinyasa flow (yang) practice and move to a more passive (yin) practice. Suitable for all levels, yin yoga is a perfect complement to the yang styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of muscles. Yin and yang tissues respond differently.  Yin yoga will take you deeper in your asana practice to target connective tissues of the ligaments, bones, and joints.  By gently stretching and strengthening the tissues, holding passive poses for several minutes at a time, a yin practice allows the deep connective tissues and fascia to release.
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While initially this style of yoga can seem less physical, yin yoga can be challenging due to the longer duration of the poses.  This workshop will offer physical, mental, emotional and energetic benefits – the reduction of anxiety, healing old injuries, and deepening your yoga practice.  Great for all levels for yogis as well as runners and athletes!

Yang to Yin Workshop: Sat, Dec 13: 11am-1pm

Yang to Yin Workshop: Sat, Dec 13: 11am-1pm

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WINTER SOLSTICE WORKSHOP WITH NINA STANGER
SATURDAY, DEC 20: 11am-1pm

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

Like the new moon, the winter solstice symbolizes the beginning of a larger cycle. It’s the perfect time to start fresh, open to possibility, and celebrate the completion of the past year. Join Nina for a fun and playful yoga practice designed to shift your perspective and align you with the longer days ahead. Together we will embody ‘beginner’s mind’ and the notion that there is always something new to learn in our yoga practice. Be ready for some fun inversions, arm balances, and backbends you may not know yet! This workshop will also feature a guided meditation. Some yoga experience is recommended.

Winter Solstice: Dec 20 11am-1pm

Winter Solstice: Dec 20 11am-1pm

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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.

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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, Jan 18, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

LIVE YOUR BEST 2015! VISION BOARD WORKSHOP W/ LINDA NAINI
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24: 1:30pm-3:30pm

$30 per person (pre-registration required), materials included.  Sign up here.

Get clear and focused on what you really want in order to live your best 2015.  And then, be led thru the best practices for creating visions boards while listening to music, socializing, and making your very own Vision Board!

1st Hour: Guided meditation and visualization, coaching, journaling, and goal setting/action plan.

2nd Hour (+): Creating your vision board, coaching, and writing a letter to your future self that will be mailed to you. (Please note that some finish in less than 2 hours and others may need a bit longer. You may want to plan your day accordingly.)

All materials will be provided: Your choice of poster board in various shapes and sizes, scissors, glue, markers, pens, pencils, magazines, and a 2014 Action Pack for journaling, self-inquiry, reflection, goal setting/action plan, and accountability. You may want to bring additional magazines, images, or quotes with you.

Blankets and bolsters will be available for seating.  Check out Linda’s guest post on our blog: An Amazing 2014!

Vision Board Workshop: Jan 24 1:30pm-3:30pm

Vision Board Workshop: Jan 24 1:30pm-3:30pm

SHARE THE LOVE: COUPLES THAI MASSAGE WITH DAHLIA SHAABAN
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8: 2pm-4pm

$70 per couple / $40 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

GREAT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!

Trying to connect on a deeper energetic level with your partner? Discover the basics of Thai yoga massage, a form of bodywork that is often referred to as lazy yoga. In this dynamic massage, you will learn to utilize acupressure and deep yoga stretches to release stored tension in the body. Your partner will enjoy the benefits of yoga without the effort! In this workshop you will learn all the principles of compassionate, therapeutic touch and yummy, easy-to-do-at-home techniques that release tension in common areas of the body that hold stress, including the neck, shoulders, lower back and hips. Note: You don’t need to be a couple to join, bring a friend or come solo!  No special equipment needed.

Partner Thai Massage: Feb 8 2pm-4pm

Partner Thai Massage: Feb 8 2pm-4pm