Saturday | 10:00-11:15am | Vinyasa II
Monday | 4:00-5:00pm | Easy Ashtanga I/II
Wednesday | 6:00-7:15pm | Vinyasa II/III
Friday | 4:00-5:00pm | Easy Ashtanga I/II
Dena is trained in Kripalu Yoga, completing her 200 hour and a portion of her 500 hour trainings at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health under the guidance of Priti Robyn Ross, Devarshi Steven Hartman, Sudha Carolyn Lundeen, and other expert Kripalu teachers. In addition, Dena is certified in Curvy Yoga through Anna Guest Jelley. Although currently focused on adults, Dena spent several years teaching teens and elementary school children yoga and meditation. She continues to learn through extended workshops and trainings from her Kripalu teachers and others.
Dena has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and teaching for 6 years. She teaches slower paced classes that focus on breath awareness, building strength, and increasing stability and mobility. Her teaching is guided by the beliefs that yoga connects you with your own innate wisdom, provides exceptional practices for living a full and happy life, and is accessible for every kind of body. Dena's classes are both inviting for new students and satisfying for experienced practitioners. Dena lives a short-walk from the studio with her husband, twin daughters, dog, and cats.
Wednesday | 11:30-12:45pm | Flow All Levels
Monday | 9:30-10:45am | Flow I/II
Through the years, Jess has practiced various forms of yoga including; Ashtanga, vinyasa, hatha, Prana Flow, Jivamukti (and loving them all!) but finally finding a home with Iyengar in 2003. The Iyengar method, because of it’s alignment-based principles, allowed for more understanding of the poses benefits and created a deeper connection to her body.
Jess has dealt with lower back pain throughout the years and found yoga super beneficial in alleviating it. When more yoga was integrated into her life, things seemed less hard and life actually became more sweet! Less Dukha, More Sukha.
She has completed her 500-hour Hatha in Victoria, BC, 200-hour with Flow Yoga Center in DC, 30-hours of Kundalini training with Sky House Yoga in Silver Spring, 40-hour Elemental Vinyasa training with Shiva Rea, 40-hours Yoga Nidra through Divine Sleep and most recently became a Trauma-Informed teacher through Zabie Yamasaki.
Jess has taught in the U.S., Canada and Sweden. Her classes are fun moving and meditative - sprinkled with music to help inspire the body and relax the mind.
Jess has worked for many years within the non-profit sector, particularly within the human services and the environmental services realm. Her passion for community and her desire to lift those in need up ultimately led her to become a health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition with extensive studies at the Raw Foods Institute. Alongside becoming a Reiki Master, she now encourages people to nourish themselves on the inside and out, and helping them find balance and peace in their lives on and off the mat.
Born and raised in Mexico, Mariana started learning about yoga 20 years ago, decided to begin her training to become a teacher at Washington Yoga Center in 2018 and completed her 200 hr Vinyasa yoga teacher training at Flow Yoga Center in 2019.
Mariana has also lived in Belgium and the UK where she practiced yoga and kirtan with the Ananda Marga school. Since 2012 she moved to the DC area to continue working in the energy efficiency and sustainability field. Currently she works for a Tech company and spends some time with family in Mexico and Portugal every year.
Mariana is offering a Slow Flow yoga class, starting with a meditation and a good warm up, then flow to gently connect basic asanas and breathing exercises. Her purpose is to help you still your mind and calm down your nervous system, while energizing your body and letting your soul smile.
Saturday | 8:15-9:30am | Vinyasa II/III
Sunday | 4:00-5:15pm | Mindful Vinyasa Flow with Meditation
Tuesday | 12:30-1:30pm | Hatha I
Saturday | 11:30am-12:45pm | Hatha I/II
Robin Glantz is a 500-hour Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT-500), and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), both in the Viniyoga tradition under the guidance of Gary Kraftsow. Robin invites her students to begin from where they are, and practice with an intention of self-awareness and self-discovery. Connecting to our breath, Robin uses yoga poses ("asana"), breathwork ("pranayama"), and meditation to integrate mind, body and spirit. After class, you can expect to feel energized yet calm, peaceful and nourished.
Viniyoga adapts to the individual needs of each student and is wonderful for all levels of practitioners. Robin teaches group classes, as well as therapeutic workshops on diverse topics such as Insomnia and Managing Stress. She also works with private clients on structural, physiological and emotional issues. Robin is a Level-1 Lifeforce Yoga practitioner and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Prior to teaching yoga, she spent her career at the World Bank after Harvard Business School, and lives in AU Park with her husband.
Friday | 11am-12:15pm | Gentle Yoga I - Viniyoga
Flow, Power, Vinyasa
Monday | 8:00-9:15am | Vinyasa I/II
Thursday | 5:00-6:15pm | Jivamukti Yoga for Busy People
Flow & Align, Yin
Susan Hanan (E-RYT, 500) received her ISHTA training in 2001 in New York City under Alan Finger. She is known for teaching well-sequenced, creative classes that focus on strength, flexibility, balance and alignment. Her teaching style is strongly influenced by her personal Iyengar practice of many years. Susan believes that alignment is the key to a sustainable and life-long practice and works closely with her students to help each and every one find success on their mat. In 2007 and 2008 she had the privilege of teaching weekly yoga classes at the White House to First Lady Laura Bush. Susan enjoys her personal practice and learning from others, as much as she enjoys assisting her students.
Monday | 5:00-6:00pm | Yin Yoga All Levels
What started out as a way to reach youth in D.C., Sydnea has been teaching yoga and dance in the D.C. area since 2015. Initially only certified to teach children through Circle Yoga, Sydnea went on to get her 200hr Hatha Certification from Yoga District which set her on a journey that she could have never expected.
Sydnea holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Howard University and a Master’s of Graphic Design from The Florence Design Academy, and has been working in the design and marketing field for almost 8 years.
Sydnea has been able to use her innate creative abilities to hone in on the movement and stillness of the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga has been a part of her life for almost a decade, and her practice has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat.
With the certifications Sydnea has attained so far she has been able to move, touch and inspire not only the lives of children in schools but adults as well. She truly believes that yoga can be for everyone – regardless of age, race & background – and is striving to share that with her peers.
The Living Well Review
What our students are saying
“Thank you SO much for mounting an amazing line-up—virtually the full schedule— of yoga classes. I really count on them,”
JE, April 2020
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