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
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.