HUNGRY HARVEST VISITS THE STUDIO!

MONDAY, AUG 4: 5pm-9pm

Hungry Harvest is coming to extendYoga!  Join us before/after class on Monday, Aug 4, 5pm-9pm in the studio lobby.  Our friends from Hungry Harvest will be visiting and sharing information about their awesome, local organization. Check it out…
Hungry Harvest is a new, innovative social enterprise based out of Takoma Park. We save you money on on local fruits and vegetables by bringing them right to your door every week. For just $17 a week, you can get a changing variety of 10 pounds of apples, bananas, peppers, carrots, strawberries, and much more - dropped off right at your door.
But that’s not all. For each bag that you buy, we’ll donate one to a hungry family in need nearby. Who knew that just by eating healthy and saving money, you could make such a difference?

You buy one, You give one.

It’s that simple.

6 billion pounds of fresh produce are wasted by farms and grocery stores each year. This fresh, delicious produce doesn’t deserve a landfill – it deserves to be eaten!  

24,500,000 Americans live in food deserts without access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables. 1 in 8 households with children in Washington D.C. is food insecure, and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. It’s time for a solution.   

Check out more about Hungry Harvest at HungryHarvet.net

Hungry Harvest open house: Mon, Aug 4: 5pm-9pm

Hungry Harvest open house: Mon, Aug 4: 5pm-9pm

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)

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Rooted in Bliss Meditation & Restorative Yoga

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ZUMBA INSPIRED DONATION DANCE PARTY WITH LIKA!

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

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

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

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FLY WITH LOVE WORKSHOP WITH RACHEL BRATHEN ***SOLD OUT!***  (both workshop and wait list is full.  please check back for updates)

SATURDAY, AUG 23: 2pm-4pm (doors open to vendor area at 12:30pm- more details below)

UPDATED LOCATION INFO: 

St Mary Armenian Church
4125 Fessenden St, NW (42nd & Fessenden, 1 block from Wisconsin Ave, across from Citibank)
Washington, DC 20016
(Friendship Heights Metro Station-Red Line, Free street parking in the neighborhood)

Cost: $55 per person (pre-registration required- space is limited).  All levels welcome.

Fly with Love:  In this Vinyasa style class we will create plenty of heat, diving deep into our practice to explore our physical space on the mat. Beginning to break down the foundation of arm balances we learn how to incorporate flying into our flow practice, one pose at a time! We work handstands and arm balances into our transitions, finding the courage to little by little get our feet off the mat and up in the sky. By expanding the breath and working our core we connect to our center strength, finding a place of stillness in the midst of movement. Expect fun transitions between traditional poses and plenty of opportunities to balance on your hands.

 

**LOCAL VENDORS JOINING OUR EVENT!** Come early to check them out AND 10% of all vendor sales will be going to a TBD charity!

Serenity Fitness Boutique - featuring brands such as: Hard Tail, prana, lily lotus, yogitoes, manduka, be present

Stella & Dot - an irresistible line of fashion jewelry and fashion accessories

Gouter - a DC based company will be serving up raw and organic tonics

 

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Swedish native Rachel Brathen has been practicing yoga since she was a young teen. After graduating school she traveled to Costa Rica and it was here that she found the joy of incorporating yoga into her everyday life. Deepening her yoga practice and also taking her first steps towards teaching, she ended up moving to Central America where she spent years exploring the intricate studies of yoga and spirituality. After moving to Aruba early 2010 she started teaching yoga full time on this Caribbean island. Her classes are a dynamic Vinyasa Flow integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and creative sequencing. Rachel is known for her inspirational inversion practice and sprinkles arm balances and inverted poses into her classes, breaking challenging asana down into steps making them accessible for all levels. She leads workshops all across the globe, focusing on handstands, arm balances, vinyasa foundation and fearless living. Each class is designed to energize the body, cultivate a meditative consciousness, and give greater vitality and health.

Rachel is one of the first people in the world to take yoga from the mat and onto a paddle board, and she teaches SUP Yoga (Stand-Up Paddle board Yoga) in all of her retreats and also at festivals and events in different countries around the world. As a leader in the SUP Yoga community, she also hosts SUP Yoga retreats, master classes and workshops.
With 8-9 retreats a year and monthly classes and workshops there are many opportunities to join in! Rachel is always eager to introduce people to the bliss of practicing yoga, providing every student with a space to safely play in the art of yoga on both land and water.

Find daily inspiration from Rachel on Instagram as @yoga_girl with half a million followers – one of the largest yoga accounts in the world.

Fly with Love~ Rachel Brathen Sat, Aug 23: 2pm-4pm

Fly with Love~ Rachel Brathen Sat, Aug 23: 2pm-4pm

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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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FALL EQUINOX WORKSHOP W/ NINA STANGER

TBD

Cost: $30 per person.  Sign up here.

details TBD

Fall Equinox: TBD

Fall Equinox: TBD

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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

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

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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.

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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