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Kripalu Yoga I (Gentle)

This class is taught by:

Michael Peterson

Michael first experienced meditation without knowing it while playing the drums as a teenager, completely absorbed in the moment. Years later, while living in New York City, Michael was dragged into his first yoga class against his will. His perspective shifted, though, during this first class and he realized he had found a home. It was the first time he had experienced quiet in the midst of the hectic, whirling, New York City environment. Michael believes that this sense of calm is our natural state and the practices of yoga can and do take us there.
Michael is a Professional Level 500-hr Kripalu Yoga Teacher. He received his 200-hr teaching certification from Yoga to the People in NYC and is a Registered Yoga Teacher under Yoga Alliance. Michael teaches private clients, group classes, teacher trainings and workshops across the DC Metro Area. He holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boston University and has studied dance, the Alexander Technique, and is certified in Reiki Level 1. He draws on his experience in this range of modalities, particularly the Alexander Technique, to broaden and deepen the yoga experience for his students.

Emma Silverman

Emma is recent D.C. arrival, most recently residing in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author and founder of the blog "The Joy of Yoga." Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than twenty years of practice, she has also studied Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, and Vinyasa/Power Flow Yoga. Her training was at the Kripalu School of Yoga in 2009 and she has accumulated over 10,000 teaching hours. Her book, The Joy of Yoga, was published by Skyhorse Press and been translated into six languages and three editions. The follow up book, Yoga Twists and Turns, was released January 2017; Her book on Zen practices for the workplace, Office Zen, was released May 2017. She looks forward to living and loving D.C. and its yoga community.

This Kripalu Yoga class is intended for all levels.
The class includes breathing techniques, flowing movements to warm the body and energize the system, held postures to challenge the mind and body, and relaxation to allow all the levels of being to restore and integrate. Everything is done through the lens of non-judgmental, compassionate self-awareness which allows the practice to become a moving meditation.