Yoga Nidra by Cynthia Kane
Sunday, June 25 5:30 - 6:45
$30.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members
$30 Introductory Offer: 2 weeks unlimited yoga classes


Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Restore & Rejuvenate Retreat with Denese Cavanaugh

Leave the busy world behind and experience 6 weeks to Restore, Rejuvenate and RETREAT, with Mind/Body Leader and IPATH Yoga founder Denese Cavanaugh. Where do you fit on your to-do list? An R &R Retreat with Denese Cavanaugh is the perfect opportunity to slow down, breathe, and connect to your deepest self with restorative and IPATH yoga. Explore, renew, and discover ways to lengthen your body; relieve tension, to create the essence of who you are. The sessions are offered on 6 Sundays designed to build upon awareness. R & R Retreat all six sessions for $125, or select single sessions for $30 (plus tax). After each session, you will walk away learning key tools for self-transformation, restorative yoga facilitates the integration all the layers of life—each session will end with organic teas, wines and water.

R & R Retreat July 2nd with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sunday July 2nd, 20171:00pm - 2:15pmLearn to use Yin postures to quiet the mind/body, and relieve tension.With the use of bolsters, blocks and blankets, you become increasingly aware of pathways to restore, and how restorative yoga influences your level of comfort or discomfort. Walk away rejuvenated and lengthened. Learn More
R & R Retreat July 9th with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Sunday July 9 Building upon the previously learned Yin poses, deepen your posture with IPATH heart opener techniques to help align the spine and lengthen back muscles. Learn More
R & R Retreat July 16th with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Jul 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Awaken your understanding of perfect posture, and learn 3 postural trigger points using IPATH (Integral Postural Alignment techniques) yoga techniques. Your back will feel strong and long! Learn More
R & R Retreat July 23rd with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Decompress, stretch and restore your body – our fourth layer of this retreat will help to mentally cultivate acceptance of your body and its inherent limitations through key restorative poses Learn More
R & R Retreat July 30th with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

By its very nature, the restorative yoga practice is the antithesis of the “no-pain-no-gain” mentality. In this session learn, how not to force yourself into a pose, but release and surrender to it... Further, it strengthens your ability to let go of preconceived notions of your body and how you think it should look or feel, both in and out of a pose. Learn More
R & R Retreat August 6 with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

The ultimate goal of yoga is union with the divine. Therefore, your practice should be a means to that end. The final session of our restorative retreat will do just that, unite through awaken grace, poise, flexibility, balance, strength, and present moment awareness. This combination creates a mind and body ideally suited for seamlessly merging into the field of awareness, or pure being. Learn More
Chill Yin Yoga Workshop with Angela Heverling Sat, Jul 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Yin Yoga provides balance to those who have an active (vinyasa) yoga practice or other exercise regimen.

Long deep stretches target the connective tissues of the body leading to core flexibility and healthier joints. The stillness also provides a reprieve from our busy lives and the workshop will include breathing exercises and meditation.

Poses will be held for 3-5 minutes with modifications and props provided.

Suitable for beginners.

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Energize your Yoga Practice through Healthy Eating with Allison Tepper Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Allison Tepper MS, RD, LDN for a presentation about mindful eating and the impact it can have on your yoga practice.
Mindful eating entails listening to your body and focusing on foods and portions that provide you with energy to get through the day, fuel your workouts and make you feel good.
In this workshop you will learn about using all of your senses to enjoy your meals, learn how to manage any emotional or stress eating, and find new ways to incorporate a healthy balance of nutrients into your daily routine while improving your overall well being and preventing disease. Remove any thoughts about dieting or cutting out food groups, and instead learn how to incorporate all foods and appreciate your body’s signals and individual needs.
Mindful eating chocolate tasting included!
$40 per person
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Yoga for Osteoporosis with Dhyana Delatour Sat, Jul 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This workshop will focus on yoga for those with osteoporosis or osteopenia to strengthen normal and weakened bones.

Osteoporosis, the lose of bone density is a natural part of the aging process, but when too much bone is lost the bones become weak and susceptible to fractures or breaks.

Osteoporosis can be prevented and treated through regular weight bearing exercise such as Yoga. Yoga helps to stimulate bone strengthening for the whole body while being low-impact.

Join Dhyana Delatour, Yoga Teacher/Therapist
Master Reiki Practitioner, to learn how to learn yoga poses that are beneficial for your bones. 


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Learn the Ashtanga Standing Pose Sequence with Rexx Samuell Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Ashtanga Yoga may begin with Surya Namaskar A and B (Sun Salutes A and B), but learning the standing sequence takes time, repetition, and memorization. Learn it the "precise" way first, and you can refine your practice over time, rather than spending time cleaning up your sequence.

Join Rexx for this special 2.5 hour workshop featuring the following:
-basic choreography of the sequence
-tips on how to remember the sequence
-the small steps that often get elided or sped past on our way to Primary Series
-exact breath count for the sequence
-some fun variations from the Old School of Ashtanga Yoga
-a handout of the standing sequence for your learning pleasure

Sunday July 30th, 2017
12:00pm to 2:30pm
$25 per student
No refunds or transfers

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Prenatal Teacher Training Course with Michelle Brady Next held on Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 4, 2017 - Sun Aug 6, 2017
The Prenatal Yoga Institute adheres to the highest standards of prenatal yoga training and education. We do this by offering the latest in perinatal research and childbirth education to insure teachers the safest and most effective ways to educate and inspire students. Our 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,
To learn more about the training and certification requirements, please head over to their website
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Sacred Music and Movement with Iysha Nobes Sun, Aug 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Iysha Nobes for a fluid, lyrical and slow moving vinyasa yoga class accompanied by live, ambient music from local guitarist, Matthew Martinez. This 90-minute flow is a slow moving vinyasa sequence focused on mindful movement by using sacred hand mudras and unique breath techniques to enhance the practice. The sequence provides room for creativity - giving you permission to move your body in a nourishing way. After the flow, class will start to slow down and incorporate yin postures as a cool down and deep muscle release.
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Vinyasa Krama Pranayama and Meditation with Rexx Samuell Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday August 10th, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Washington Yoga Center
4th Floor location
$25 per student
no refunds

Many of us start with asana (physical posture), the third limb of Ashtanga Yoga, and for good reason. The body becomes strong, supple, and pain-free, all of which are necessary to lead a joyful, steady life. However, many students never progress beyond postural practice, missing out on the subtle and deep benefits of a pranayama (breathing exercise) practice. More accurately translated as "energy expansion," pranayama is the practice of becoming aware of, manipulating and then observing the movement of subtle energies in the body through the instrument of breathing. Pranayama is considered a necessary adjunct to a dedicated asana practice, and it is a requirement for moving into the deeper stages of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

You will learn:

-the basic principles of pranayama
-three pranayama techniques for beginners
-how to integrate pranayama into a practice
-how pranayama prepares for meditation

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Chaturanga Clinic with Ariele Foster Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An essential pose of vinyasa yoga, chaturanga is actually incredibly advanced and complex. Chaturanga dandasana has dubbed a “shoulder shredder” because even slightly sloppy form, over and over, class after class, does an unfortunate number on your tendons and muscles (rotator cuff, pecs and biceps) as well as the shoulder joint itself.

Consider this workshop a guiding beacon that will keep you healthy, happy and safe on the yoga mat for years to come.

Chaturanga clinic is here for you! Receive:

- Personalized feedback on your Chaturanga dandasana

- Steps to refine and build strength toward full, sustainable chaturanga

- Ramped up quality of transitions into and out of chaturanga

- Options for modifying the pose without dumbing it down (or losing out on strength building)

We will also playfully explore the jumpback from crow and uttanasana, and how to decide when you are ready.

Attendees get a PDF summary of some of the strength-building techniques and modifications that we practice together. (So you can continue improving your chaturanga form afterward).

Early Registration, $35 At the door, $45

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