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


Staff List

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Cynthia Kane
Cynthia Kane teaches the skill of Intentional Communication. She is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor and her last book How To Communicate Like a Buddhist was published by Hierophant Publishing in April 2016. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, BBC Travel, Yoga Journal, Refinery29, Woman’s Day, Pregnancy Magazine, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Washington, DC and offers workshops and private programs. Visit her at
Alston Taggart (sub)
Alston is a North Carolinian expat, who has been living in DC for 22 years. With degrees in fine and graphic arts, Alston has always been a student of the amazing and beautiful world we live in and of its infinite possibility. For more than a decade, she has brought that wonder and joy to the study and teaching of yoga. She draws from a variety of schools of ancient and modern yoga to create a fusion of heart, mind, and body.
Alston finds yoga the perfect means to balance and align her current worlds of graphic design and motherhood — helping herself and others in her classes — to find stillness, strength, and calm amidst the crazy of our modern times.


Lisa Loring
Lisa Loring has been practicing and studying yoga for over 24 years. Her main certifications in two complementing yoga traditions; Embodyoga and Forrest Yoga with additional certifications in Yin Yoga, Adaptive Yoga and Pranayama and Meditation.

Embodyoga uses the fluidity of vinyasa to explore the poses and move with ease. Forrest Yoga is more of a hatha style with a great emphasis on alignment and an invitation to deepen the breath as a way focus and deepen experiences of the poses and the practice.

Lisa weaves principles from Yin, Meditation and Yogic Philosophy into every class and also teaches these practices in stand-alone classes that feature their best aspects. Furthermore, she incorporates techniques from these perspectives with modified movements in Adaptive classes in order to open yoga to older and mobility challenged populations.

Connecting the dots between the practice of yoga and real life is Lisa’s passion. She strives to teach yoga in a way that offers a path to living life skillfully and in a way that feels healthy, more functional and whole. Come away from any practice with Lisa connected, revitalized, stronger and feeling spacious.

Alex Rosen (sub)
Alex was introduced to Sivananda Yoga by Shri Yogi Hari at his Ashram in Florida. Combining his passion for Hatha Yoga with a lighthearted slant, Alex’s class is a stimulating and challenging experience for all levels of students that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.
Denise Rowe
Denise is a a certified Iyengar yoga instructor and registered with Yoga Alliance at the RYT 200 level. Denise began her yoga practice in the early 80's and soon realized the benefits of a consistent practice on the mind, body & spirit. As a practicing attorney everyday stress soon became the norm and yoga was her quiet respite from the demands of a busy career. Her practice for the past 20 years has been in the Iyengar tradition. Over the last 10 years, Denise has taught private classes and workshops and in 2013 she made the commitment to teach 3 classes per week and immediately realized the joy of the classroom. Denise has studied with many senior Iyengar teachers over the last 20 years, including studies at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India with the Iyengars. However, her primary teacher is John Schumacher to whom she remains grateful for opening her heart and mind to the importance of a strong foundation upon which to build a yoga practice. 
rachel gooze
Rachel began practicing yoga when she took her first breath in 1980, but didn't realize it until 1998 when she tried a yoga class in college. Consciously connecting breath with movement has brought her peace ever since, during times of both ease and difficulty. She completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Rexx Samuell, Valerie Grange, and Hari-kirtana das in 2013. During pregnancy, Rachel continued her regular yoga and mindfulness practice and, after her daughter was born in February 2016, breathing, omm-ing, and moving with the baby became a daily source of joy and discovery. This, in combination with her work as a public health researcher studying the well-being of early childhood educators, led her to feel called to bring yoga and meditation to caregivers (parents and teachers), babies, and children. Her teacher, Plaisance Silicki of lil omm, is coaching her on this path, and Rachel is deeply grateful to her and to WYC for the opportunity to offer Baby & Me yoga classes.
Emily Star (sub)
Emily is one of our guest teachers.

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