Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop with Cynthia Kane Saturday, July 22nd at 5:30 PM Intro Offer for New Students : $30.00 for 2 Weeks TO ENTER THE BUILDING, PRESS 3227# ON THE SMALL BOX TO THE RIGHT OF THE DOOR.
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.
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 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 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.
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.