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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Yoga Nidra with Neva Ingalls Sun, Aug 27, 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.

All levels are welcome.

Members, $30.00
Non-Members, $35.00

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Yin Yoga for Runners and other Athletes with Angela Heverling Thu, Sep 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Are you training for a triathlon, marathon, or simply increasing your running or cycling this Fall?

In this workshop, you will learn to complement these activities with the deep stretches in Yin yoga to assist in recovery from joint wear, tight hamstrings, and burned-out quads.

Our connective tissue can shorten and tighten as a result of the repetitive motions in running, cycling, and other exercises. We will practice a sequence specifically designed to work on the connective tissue in the hips, legs, and lower back. Poses will be held for 3-5 minutes with modifications and props provided.

Our Yin practice will be followed by a short restorative practice focused on lower body recovery.

Learn a practice you will want to make a regular part of your training plan. Suitable for beginners.

$30 per person

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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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Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga with Michelle Brady 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.
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Chill Yin Yoga Workshop with Angela Heverling Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 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.

$30 per person

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Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) with Rexx Samuell Sun, Sep 24, 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.
 
$25 per person
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Therapeutic Yoga for Insomnia with Robin Glantz Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 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
 
$35 per person
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Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience: A 6-Week Course

A 6-week course beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26th (7–8:30 pm) designed to understand and reduce stress in our lives. The course 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 six 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 & joy in life, and strategies to manage insomnia. Suitable for all levels (prior yoga experience is not necessary). Classes will run 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. Robyn 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.

Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vinyasa Krama Pranayama and Meditation with Rexx Samuell Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

$25 per person.
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Prenatal Teacher Training Course with Michelle Brady 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 11:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday October 15th, 2017 9am to 6pm

Cost is $850 per person

To learn more about the training and certification requirements, please head over to prenatalyogainstitute.com
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Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) with Rexx Samuell 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.
 
$25 per person
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Vinyasa Krama and Ashtanga Yoga 2-Week Intensive with Rexx Samuell Next held on Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 29, 2017 - Fri Nov 10, 2017
Empower yourself with this two-week 10-class intensive in Ashtanga Yoga and Vinyasa Krama with Rexx Anthony Samuell.
 
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with two fundamental sequences in the vinyasa tradition: Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) and Primary Series.
 
The first week will focus on learning the Moon Sequence, an alternative sequence to Primary Series designed by Matthew Sweeney. The second week will focus on learning the Primary Series, up to the halfway point, navasana. Students are expected to attend all 10 classes and to be open to learning new material, and not limiting themselves with a rigid approach to practice.
 
Some of the hallmarks of this course will be:
- Limited numbers to guarantee personal attention;
- Traditional Ashtanga Yoga;
- Vinyasa Krama Sequencing;
- Instruction in Meditation and Pranayama
 
Course Details
Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am, Led Moon Sequence
Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Moon Sequence, Led/Self-Practice
Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Moon Sequence, Self-Practice
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Moon Sequence, Self-Practice
 
Sunday 8:00am - 10:00am, Led Half-Primary Sequence
Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Led Half-Primary Sequence
Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Primary Sequence, Self-Practice
Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Moon Sequence or Primary Sequence
 
Sunday 1:00pm - 3:30pm, Pranayama, meditation and how to practice
Sunday 1:00pm - 3:30pm, Pranayama and meditation
 
Courses in 2017
October 29th, 30th, November 2nd, 3rd
November 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th
 
Dates for 2018 coming soon
 
Cost: $600 per person. Course is limited to 12 participants. Register early. Full refund minus $50 admin fee up to two weeks before start date. Half refund one week before start date. No refund once the course commences.
 
Required Reading: Ashtanga Yoga As It Is, introduction. Vinyasa Krama introduction and section on Moon Sequence.
 
All classes will take place at the Washington Yoga Center, 4th floor room.
 
Once you register for this course, you will be directed to like this event on my Facebook fanpage. As part of this event, you will be given a link to a special Facebook group for group discussion and continued learning.
 
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East Meets West: Yoga for Anxiety with Michael Peterson Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop combines western psychology and the eastern perspective, bringing you the best of both worlds.

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that we all experience.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to understand and work with your own anxieties using movement, reflection, and teachings from both eastern and western perspectives.

Michael Peterson will offer exploration and teachings that draw from his background in Buddhism, Yoga, and meditation.

Katherine Ross, M.A., M.S.Ed. will offer teaching and healing practices from her training in Counseling Psychology.

This workshop is open to all experience (and anxiety) levels.

$35 per person

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