Beginners' Yoga Series Starts October 12


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Emma Silverman

Emma is recent D.C. arrival, most recently residing in Montreal, Quebec. She is the author and founder of the blog "The Joy of Yoga." Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than twenty years of practice, she has also studied Ashtanga, Restorative, Yin, and Vinyasa/Power Flow Yoga. Her training was at the Kripalu School of Yoga in 2009 and she has accumulated over 10,000 teaching hours. Her book, The Joy of Yoga, was published by Skyhorse Press and been translated into six languages and three editions. The follow up book, Yoga Twists and Turns, was released January 2017; Her book on Zen practices for the workplace, Office Zen, was released May 2017. She looks forward to living and loving D.C. and its yoga community.

Abby Dobbs
Abby attended her first yoga class at the age of 15, dragged along by her mother. Little did she know then, but yoga would change her life completely. After years of dabbling, Abby's true yoga journey began when she discovered the immense passion that was brought forth exploring Forrest Yoga during her college years. Abby completed her first 200-Hour teacher training with her mentor Ana Forrest - with no intention to teach. Yoga Teacher Training changed Abby's life course away from the pursuit of a PhD; she couldn't leave the connection to spirit and community that yoga awakened within her. Inspired deeply by the practice of yoga, Abby has continued chasing her passion through many additional yoga trainings, plus attending massage school and multiple bodywork trainings. Abby is deeply inspired by Forrest, Rocket, Ashtanga, Yin, & Prana Flow. Pulling from all of her trainings, in Abby's classes you'll find intelligent sequencing, flow mixed with long holds, lots of corework, and lots of individual attention and hands-on assists. Expect Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations), inversions, arm balances, and deep, focused opening in her classes. Inspired by the intention-setting of Forrest Yoga, each class has a meditation layered on top of the physical asana - an opportunity for students to hone their ability to feel deeply, learn to focus the mind, and strengthen their will power. Abby encourages her students to make deliberate and mindful choices in each moment - to listen & connect to their own inner wisdom through continuous, moment-to-moment self-inquiry. She believes that yoga is not only deeply personal practice, but also a community - and that we can help to heal ourselves and others through the practice of yoga. Off the mat, Abby is a bodyworker and energyworker - and mom to three fabulous cats, Kitty Boo, Billy, & Pashmak.

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