Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga
Next held on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017
For newborns to nearly crawling babies, Itsy Bitsy Yoga Babies classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. Parents are encouraged to get support and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
Yogini's Guide to Childbirth
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Join Michelle Brady (birth doula, childbirth educator, and prenatal yoga teacher) for an all-encompassing childbirth education workshop for expecting couples. Learn how yoga and breath work can enhance your pregnancy and delivery. Some of the topics we will discuss are: - Basic labor anatomy & stages of labor - Your companion’s role in birthing & how to be an active participant in your labor and birth - Optimal Fetal Positioning - A special prenatal “bedtime” routine - Breathing, Visualization, and Relaxation techniques - Labor and Birthing Positions - What to do during each stage of labor - What to expect postpartum
With the AUTUMNAL EQUINOX taking place on Friday September 22, there's no better time to bring balance to our lives than the transition between Summer and Winter, celebrating on September 24. The autumn equinox is a time of balance and also the time of the year where people harvest all of the wonderful things the year has brought. Denese Cavanaugh’s R&R IPATH and Restore Retreat as a way to help student’s work-in holistically, using a combination of blocks, yoga balls for myofascial release and trigger point therapy. This 3-hour retreat promises to holistically restore and prepare your body-mind, beginning with the heart opener - the IPATH restorative practice, will open, lengthen, and help relieve common lower back, shoulder and knee tension. The IPATH hip release poses will leaving you feeling centered, ready to embrace the change of seasons. With this retreat, you will discover, 5 Koshas, make use of all 6 senses, with Denese’s fall Drishti aromatic spray, use cool eye pillows, and dwell in a sound bath with Himalayan bowls. The retreat then finishes with seasonal edibles of local foods, organic wines, seasonal waters and teas.
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition -- A Six Weeks Course
Next held on Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Nov 7, 2017
This is a 6-week course beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26th (7:30 PM–9:00 PM) designed to understand and reduce stress in our lives. It is an integrated series of sequential classes that build on one another and are designed to help students recognize the body’s stress mechanism, the impact of stress on our lives, and how yoga can help manage stress by cultivating self-awareness.
The six classes introduce increasingly sophisticated yoga tools (poses, breathing, and meditation) to reduce the effects of stress. The classes will cover:
1) the impacts of chronic stress and relieving muscular-skeletal tension and headaches;
2) understanding major stressors, and a morning stress practice;
3) noticing habits and lifestyle management tools for stress, and an evening stress practice;
4) identifying one habit you would like to change, and a mid-day stress practice;
5) strategies to manage anxiety around stress; and 6) cultivating fun and joy in life, and strategies to manage insomnia.
The course is suitable for all and no yoga experience is necessary to obtain its full benefits..
Classes are on: 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31), 11/7.
(Note: Course participation requires a commitment to all six classes.)
Led by Robin Glantz, a Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, and currently a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist in training. Robin is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level I Practitioner, (with Amy Weintraub www.yogafordepression.com) and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach
$150 per person for all 6 weeks. No drop-ins. Members get 10% discount.
Intro to Deepen Your Practice
Next held on Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017
personal investment $120
Five Thursdays 6:30pm-7:45pm September 28 – November 2 (no class on October 19)
Yoga is for every BODY! Join WYC, celebrate what it is like to take the first step on the mat-path to an unforgettable journey of understanding the ideals of yoga. We all know the statistics of how yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, focus and inner peace. We look forward to helping you lay the foundation for a yoga practice that serves you for a lifetime.
Our intro to deepen your yoga practice series is perfect for absolute beginners AND anyone looking to strengthen the foundation of their existing yoga practice. Classes are taught in a semi-private setting (limited to 25 students) to ensure everyone gets lots of personalized attention!
The full series will prepare absolute beginners to step confidently into any level 1 yoga class and feel comfortable. Alignment, cueing, FAQ’s along with sequencing, will be mastered. The 5-week intro to deepen your practice series is lead by renowned Teacher Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500, who shares her vast knowledge in helping each and every student grow on and off the mat.
week 1: WYC opening poses and alignment- map your body week 2: standing & balancing poses, basic sequencing with breath week 3: seated poses & twists sequencing week 4: intro to inversions & backbends, closing poses week 5: WYC asana development (putting it all together)
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Nov 2, 2017
According to Joseph Pilates, “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” The Pilates method is designed to coordinate the body, mind and spirit, via a regimen of exercises for core strength and stability. Starting from the ground, the series involves a combination of flexion, extension and rotation exercises that improve overall physicality and assist a better quality of life.
Pilates works the whole body rather than it’s parts. Classes are designed to: improve physical strength, flexibility, better posture, balance, and breathing. They enhance mental awareness and help to develop control and endurance of the body. Pilates classes will strengthen the core (power house) and will lead to the decrease of lower back pain and other related postural issues.
The 6-week Pilates intro course will focus on the main principles of Contrology as Joe Pilates taught it. Beginner and intermediate exercises will be introduced along with movement-based examples of their significance – you will feel this work!
As a class, we will discover the important role that abdominals play while we work to shrink that waistline. Participants will improve agility by strengthening the antagonist muscles that so often inhibit flexibility gains. Classical Pilates mat work is appropriate for most individuals, regardless of fitness level.
During those weeks you will learn 18 basic exercises that will teach you fundamental movement in Pilates. Each class is 60-min.
This class is intended for beginner and beg-intermediate clients. A regular yoga practice is not requisite for participation!
(Class held on the 4th floor, suite 400)
Classes are offered by certified pilates instructor Agnieszka Antczak-Chung.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation where students are guided through a body scan leading them to a deep state of relaxation in which the body is asleep, but the mind is awake and receptive to suggestions. Students are encouraged to make a resolution (Sankalpa) for themselves. In this meditative state the resolution gets implanted deep in the subconscious, which facilitates its realization.
After practice, you will emerge feeling deeply relaxed and centered. Research has shown that Yoga Nidra is an important complement to therapy and medical treatment for stress and anxiety related illnesses.
Prenatal Teacher Training Course
Next held on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Sun Oct 15, 2017
Join Michelle Brady (prenatal yoga teacher, birth doula, childbirth educator) and Dr. Andrino (chiropractor extraordinaire) as they offer a comprehensive, information-packed prenatal yoga training!
The three-day intensive prenatal yoga teacher training is for yoga teachers, birth doulas, childbirth educators, and prenatal yoga teachers who are interested in joining our institute to offer prenatal yoga classes in their community. (We recommend that you have at least one year of experience practicing yoga.)
A sample of information that will be covered includes:
- Learn to engage students by merging yoga philosophy with childbirth education
- Safe and effective asanas that allow for optimal fetal positioning and best birth outcome
- Asanas and yoga sequences tailored to perinatal women - Breathing, relaxation, and visual techniques to benefit your students and enhance your yoga classes
- The latest research-based information on perinatal anatomy, pregnancy, and childbirth education
- The business side of growing a thriving prenatal yoga practice
- An online platform offering curriculum, workshops, and research studies to offer support and comprehensive education for our community of teachers
*Please bring a yoga mat. Blocks, blankets, and bolsters will be provided.
Michelle Brady HBCE, CPYT, BSICI Birth Doula Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Babywearing Yoga Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor Natural Baby + Maternity Consultant *breastfeeding*babywearing*cloth diapering* Certified in Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy To view my classes, offerings and testimonials, visit my website, https://www.michellebradywellness.com
Friday October 13th, 2017 9am to 6pm Saturday October 14th, 2017 2pm to 8pm Sunday October 15th, 2017 9am to 6pm
Yoga for Osteoporosis
Next held on Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 14, 2017 - Sat Oct 28, 2017
Osteoporosis is a disorder in which bones become thinner and lose their strength. Individuals with osteoporosis are at higher risk for breaking bones. The most common osteoporosis-related fractures occur in the wrist, hip and spine. While osteoporosis commonly affects us as we age, we can take steps during young adulthood to halt its effects.
Dhyana Delatour has developed this workshop series especially for students with osteoporosis and those
who are working on prevention. In this series, you will learn poses and techniques to strengthen normal and weakened bones. There will be special focus on the spine and hips as well as the importance of balance to protect from falls.
Join Dhyana Delatour, Yoga Teacher/Therapist Master Reiki Practitioner, to learn how to learn yoga poses that are beneficial for your bones.
Gentle Yoga Short Course
Next held on Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Iyengar Yoga is based on alignment of the body and precision in the poses. It is, therefore, an ideal method of starting or re-starting the practice of yoga in a scientific way. It is also aimed to those looking for a slower paced yoga practice that will bring mobility and strength to the neck, shoulders, spine, and legs, and will open the chest. This is a gently paced Iyengar yoga course that utilizes the support of props to aid in the cultivation of stability, balance, and mobility of the full body. The use of props and precision in instruction aid in helping the practitioner bring awareness to the physical body.
Dates: Mondays October 16, 23, 30, November 6.
Full course $60 per student
Drop-in class $20 per student
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Therapeutic Yoga for Insomnia
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Yoga for Insomnia – A good night’s sleep is vital to our health, yet many of us suffer. Sleep is essential for healing and repair of our body and a deficiency is linked to many chronic diseases. Robin Glantz will teach a special workshop on yoga poses and breathing exercises to help us keep our zzzzs. All levels of yoga experience welcome.
Robin Glantz is a Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, and currently a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist in training. She is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level I Practitioner, (with Amy Weintraub www.yogafordepression.com) and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach
Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama)
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Moon Sequence takes pressure off the shoulders and upper body (evidence of the Rajasic elements of the Ashtanga practice) particularly for students who work too much, or too soon on the jump throughs and jump backs. It places more emphasis on the lower body, the hips, and a soft and stable abdomen.
The heating basis of Ashtanga Yoga, in conjunction with the attempt to practice six days per week is inappropriate for most women. It may also be inappropriate for many men, at least long term. This may be a hard thing for some practitioners to accept, nevertheless it is true. Two hours of Ashtanga Yoga, six days per week can cause too much weight loss and can also aggravate joint stability due to repetitious strain. For women, excessive practice can disrupt your menstrual cycle and can add to difficulty having children. Even if the latter is not what you want, an intensive Asana practice without a sequence like Chandra Krama will usually lead to some kind of imbalance, physically or otherwise.
The Moon Sequence is intended to help awareness of the cycles of the Moon and encourage your intuitive faculty. It is not intended to entirely replace your Ashtanga practice, or any other practice for that matter, rather to enhance and balance your weekly routine.
With our exceptional teachers, a class at Washington Yoga Center, will leave you calm and looking forward to your next practice. Through a variety of yoga styles, large offering of classes throughout the day, and many level options, you are sure to find what your body and mind seek, right here at Washington Yoga Center.
Unity Woods DC studio is now co-located with us on the 4th floor. Both studios are working together with our respective students for the benefit of the Washington DC yoga community.