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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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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FULL MOON FLOW WITH LIVE MUSIC!

WITH SARA CROSBY

FRIDAY, OCT 10: 8pm-10pm

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

Amplify your practice and recharge your spirit beneath the influences of the Full Moon. The moon is considered a source of great wisdom, and represents our intuition, emotions and creativity.

Join Sara for an invigorating, but slower-paced, meditative Vinyasa flow, enriched with Moon Salutations (or Chandra Namaskar) to cultivate balance, openness and peace. Class is suitable for all levels, though a familiarity with Vinyasa is recommended.  more info here: Full Moon Flow

We’ll be joined in our practice by local percussionist Katy Gaughan.

Full Moon Flow with Live Music! Oct 10: 8pm

Full Moon Flow with Live Music! Oct 10: 8pm

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CITY YOGI WITH GREG MARZULLO
SUN, OCT 12: 3:30pm-5:30pm

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

Up-dog and down-dog are only the beginning of a yogic practice, an invitation to explore how to live consciously in a world that is seemingly insane. In this special edition of City Yogi, Greg will first lead a traditional asana practice, and then the second half of the workshop will be a lecture and discussion on how to truly take the yoga deeper: by living it every moment of every day.

City Yogi: Oct 12, 3:30pm-5:30pm

City Yogi: Oct 12, 3:30pm-5:30pm

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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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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

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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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