ANNUAL TOYS AND TOILETRIES DRIVE!

Please help us collect new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. We are also collecting toiletries for the InterFaith Works Women’s Homeless Shelter. Toys can be dropped off at the studio now through December 15.  Toiletries (mini/travel size shampoo, lotion soap, etc.) can be dropped off at the studio now through the month of December.

Other items that are needed at the shelter include: blankets, high efficiency laundry detergent, laundry bags, hand soap, bath towels, washcloths, school supplies, “move out packages:” items to help the women set up their new homes (kitchen supplies, furniture, bedding, towels, etc).  If you are interested in donating your time, check out this link for volunteer opportunities. Thank you!

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toys & toiletries drive

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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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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! w/ RONI ZELIVINSKI

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 traveling 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 levels 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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THE GRATEFUL HEART: FLOWING WITH ABUNDANCE W/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.

The Grateful Heart: Sat, Dec 6 3pm-5pm

The Grateful Heart: Sat, Dec 6 3pm-5pm

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CITY YOGI WITH GREG MARZULLO
SUN, DEC 7: 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: Dec 7, 3:30pm-5:30pm

City Yogi: Dec 7, 3:30pm-5:30pm

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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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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FLOW INTO 2015 W/ GREG MARZULLO

WEDNESDAY: DEC 31: 10am-12pm

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

In the spirit of devotion, let’s ring in the New Year in a yogic fashion! It’s the perfect time to release old patterns and welcome new opportunities through the power of asana, breath work and meditation. Bring the spirit of intentionality to your New Year’s celebration and make 2015 your best year yet!

Flow into 2015: Wed, Dec 31 10am-12pm

Flow into 2015: Wed, Dec 31 10am-12pm

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DETOX, CLEANSE & SET INTENTIONS FOR 2015 W/ LESLIE EDSALL

SATURDAY, JAN 10: 11:am-1:00pm

Cost: $30 per person (pre-registeration required). This class is in a heated room (~90 degrees) and appropriate for all levels.

Sign up here.

Don’t talk about your New Year’s resolutions!  DO something about them!  This full detox and cleanse workshop is comprised of two delicious sessions, getting to the core of the detox process:

11am-12:25pm: First, flow with Leslie in a class that is designed to help release the tension, stress, & toxins that build up in the body during the winter months. We’ll move through a flowing sequence that burns calories, releases the lower back and shoulders, and focuses on detoxification through twisting sequences. We’ll close this practice with a guided meditation focused on clearing the mind and releasing what holds us back.  This class is in a heated room and appropriate for all levels.

5-10 minute break

12:30pm-1:00pm: Second, learn more about the body’s detoxification process to better understand what you eat, how to eat and when to eat in order to cleanse effectively while keeping your energy stable for all those daily activities. You’ll come away with new recipes using detoxifying foods and herbs.  Lastly, you’ll receive tools for guilt-free, self-care therapies to use at home to round out the detoxification process in a fun and effective manner.

Detox, Cleanse & Set Intentions for 2015, Jan 10: 11am-1pm

Detox, Cleanse & Set Intentions for 2015, Jan 10: 11am-1pm

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CANDLELIGHT FLOW W/ LIKA ELWOOD AND LIVE MUSIC!
FRIDAY, JAN 16: 8pm-9:30pm

$20 per person (pre-registration required).  Sign up here.

Join Lika Elwood for a challenging, yet accessible asana (physical) practice by candlelight.  Accompanied by beautiful live music, this Friday evening flow class will help you to unwind and transition from the work week into the weekend.  All levels welcome!

We’ll be joined in our practice by local musician Danny Gurewitz.

Candlelight Flow with Live Music! Fri, Jan 16: 8pm

Candlelight Flow with Live Music! Fri, Jan 16: 8pm

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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

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

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EXTENDYOGA KIDS CAMP: WORLD YOGA TOUR! (AGES 5-9)

WITH RONI ZELIVINKSI & ARLET KOSEIAN

JUNE 22-26: 9:30am-2:30pm

Cost: $180 (early bird special through April 10) per child*

$200 per child (after April 10)*

Sibling discount: $10 off each sibling (contact studio for details)

Pre-registration is required, limited space.  Sign up/purchase here.
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During this summer’s camp, we are traveling around the world!  Come join us for our week long yoga camp, worldwide adventure!  We will be visiting everywhere from the French farm countryside to the depths of the Columbian amazon rainforest, up to the frozen North Pole and a few other countries and regions too!  Along the way we will strike themed yoga poses, play yoga games, create beautiful art, learn about the environment (and how we can preserve it), journal, and participate in community service projects.  Our days will be full of cultural experiences– listening to the rhythms of music, talking about ecosystems, learning about traditions and tasting flavors from around the world!  We cannot wait to explore the world with you!
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*After care available:
2:30pm-4pm: $15 per child.  Purchase after care here (please purchase at least 48 hrs in advance).
late pick up fee (after 2:30pm): $10 per 30 min, without prorating

click on the photos below for previous camp photos!

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extendYoga Kids Camp: World Yoga Tour (ages 5-9) June 22-26

extendYoga Kids Camp: World Yoga Tour (ages 5-9) June 22-26