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Yin Yoga Certification starts October 12, 6 PM to 9 PM
Pilates, every Thursday, 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM -- class pack on SALE this week

FREE Chair Yoga Workshop, October 20, 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Vinyasa Yoga Breath Toolkit, October 21, 12:00 to 1:45 PM
FREE Yoga for Cancer Survivors, October 21, 2:00 to 3:00 PM

Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness, October 12–November 11, $850 ($800 for Early Bird Enrollment)

Referred to as "The Quiet Practice" by its innovator Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga offers a framework for attending to the often overlooked inner realms of our body, mind, and spirit. The simple, floor-based postures, held for several minutes, provide a unique opportunity to release deeply held tension, free stagnant or blocked energy, and cultivate a peaceful quality of mind.


Taoist philosophy and the Chinese Meridian System are the keystones to the Yin Yoga approach, and each provides insight and guidance for crafting highly personalized yoga practices. The stillness of the long-held postures creates an ideal environment for practicing mindfulness methods, which train up the capacity to meet the challenges of life as they unfold.


Practitioners can use the wisdom of these methods to develop an enriching home practice, finely tuned to your individual needs. Yoga teachers will find the philosophical and energetic underpinnings of Yin Yoga to be deep wells of inspiration that can enliven your studies and teaching.
In the Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness, you will learn the essential elements of practicing and teaching this contemplative method. The extensive 50-hour course unfolds over three weekends with each one focused on a different vantage point: physical body, energy body, and mindfulness methods. In addition to lectures and posture studies, each weekend will include two Yin Yoga classes for an embodied experience of the theories behind the practice.


Learning Objectives:

  • Yin Yoga's history and complementary relationship to other forms of yoga
  • How to safely practice and teach the essential Yin Yoga poses and their variations
  • When and how to use props
  • The fundamentals of functional anatomy and how skeletal variation, biomechanics, and the Theory of Exercise help us understand what is safe and appropriate in a practice
  • Fascia physiology and how Yin Yoga affects this ubiquitous tissue
  • The basics of pain science and how to appropriately play the edge in Yin Yoga postures
  • Theory and application of Taoist philosophy including Yin-Yang Theory, Five Elements, and Qi
  • How to reference the Chinese Meridian System to craft highly personalized practices
  • How to use pranayama and visualizations to enhance the energetic experience in Yin postures
  • The Fundamentals of Buddhist mindfulness practice and how to incorporate them into Yin Yoga practice
  • How to use all facets of Yin Yoga to create and sustain a regular home practice
  • The principles of teaching Yin Yoga including sequencing, cueing, and holding the space for your students’ personal experiences

Investment:
Your investment includes 39 contact hours (plus 11 non-contact hours for a total of 50 hours in CEUs), a training manual, six sequences for use in Yin Yoga classes and home practices, and free access to the Fascia 101 online anatomy course ($89 value). You will also have access to a private Facebook group to share experiences arising in your home practice, post reflections on reading and homework assignments, and to ask questions that come up between sessions. The first 5 people who sign up will receive a FREE 45 minute mentoring session .


Current yoga teachers who wish to receive certification to teach Yin yoga will be required to complete homework assignments, including a practice journal, and a final project to be turned in after the course.

This program offers Yoga Alliance continuing education units for registered yoga teachers.


Required Reading:

“Insight Yoga” by Sarah Powers
“Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana


Suggestions for your library:

“The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga” by Bernie Clark
“Your Body Your Yoga” by Bernie Clark
“The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English” by Bhante Gunaratana


About Jennifer O’Sullivan:


After years of primarily practicing dynamic forms of yoga, Jennifer’s interest in and appreciation for Yin Yoga blossomed after the birth of her daughter. At a time when everything in her life was changing, the emphasis on receptivity and stillness in Yin Yoga offered a much-needed balance. Jennifer deeply believes in these methods, and in this program, she shares the tools that she uses every day to maintain steadiness and equilibrium in all aspects of her life.


Jennifer has been teaching in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade after completing her first yoga training in 2004. She is one of only 21 endorsed Insight Yoga teachers worldwide. Developed by Sarah Powers, one of the most senior Yin Yoga teachers, Insight Yoga is a heart-centered approach that interweaves the insights and practices of Yin and Yang Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transpersonal Psychology. Jennifer has also studied Yin Yoga with its founder Paul Grilley and Biff Mithoefer.


Jennifer is a dedicated Dharma student and regularly attends practice retreats at Bhante Gunaratana’s Bhavana Society. She received the Five Mindfulness Trainings and her Dharma name, Peaceful Family of the Heart, from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.



Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness with Jennifer O'Sullivan Next held on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 12, 2018 - Fri Nov 9, 2018
Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness with Jennifer O'Sullivan Next held on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Oct 13, 2018 - Sun Nov 11, 2018
Foundations of Yin Yoga & Mindfulness with Jennifer O'Sullivan Next held on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Oct 14, 2018 - Sun Nov 11, 2018
200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Certification Program, Fall 2018/Winter 2019, $3095–$3120 ($2595 Early Bird Enrollment)

The Washington Yoga Center 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Registered teacher certification provides a strong foundation specifically designed to cultivate and hone your ability to teach yoga. Our 200 hr. curriculum is ready and updated for 2018, and ahead of many. It focuses on nurturing development towards proper teaching techniques, grounded in deeper aspects of yoga. More than your average 200 hour course (view our curriculum), we strive to teach beyond the standards of practicing yoga by combining with learning how to teach yoga to diverse groups. This program will provide an opportunity to get you started on your journey to the next level of practice. Learn to educate, empower and transform your community. Our teachers come from a broad background of styles representing lineages derived from the father of modern yoga teachers, Krishnamacharya. Our focus is on a vinyasa (flow) style of practice. Our curriculum will offer a gateway to advance towards our 300-hour certification training in 2019.
 
 
Our YTT leaders have 5,000+ teaching hours of experience, and registered with Yoga Alliance® Train with the best!
 
MEET OUR TEACHERS!
Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500 
Jen Dryer ERYT200
David Ingalls RYT500 & CYT500
 
MEET & GREET – INFO SESSIONS:
Ask questions, review our teaching manual and meet our teachers on:
Sat, May 12, 2 - 4 pm | Sat, June 23, 2 - 4 pm
Sat, July 28, 2 - 4 pm | Sat, Aug 18, 2 - 4 pm
 
TRAINING DATES
Enrollment starts May 1 to September 7, 2018
Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays 2-8pm, Sundays 12-6pm
Sep 14-16 | Sep 28-30 | Oct 5-7 | Oct 19-21 | Nov 2-4 | Nov 16-18 Nov 30-Dec 2 | Dec 14-16 | Jan 4-6 | Jan 18-20 | Feb 1-3 | Feb 7-9
 
TUITION PAYMENTS
Option 1
PAID IN FULL -Before July 1, $2595 (save $500!)
 
Option 2
PAID IN FULL - Before August 1, $3095.
One year of WYC membership with this option.
 
Option 3
Three Installment Plan - $3095
$775 due with application*
$775 due on December 1st, 2018
$1545 due on January 1st, 2018
 
Option 4
Four Installment Plan - $3120
$780 due with application*
$780 due on November 1st, 2018
$780 due on December 1st, 2018
$780 due on January 1st 2019
 
 
Prerequisite for this course:
Teach what you love! The idea of learning to teach yoga is enough. Having an understanding of a basic yoga practice is encouraged.
 
Requisite tools for this course:
 
Washington Yoga Center 200 YTT (yoga teacher training manual) included in the course
 
Purchased books required:
The Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Anatomy by Kaminoff Matthews
In Search of the Highest Truth by Hari-kirtana das
 
Attendance is for all sessions mandatory.
If you know in advance that you will need to miss a class, make-up assignments may be given if appropriate. Because so much information is given and built upon each day, any absence becomes disruptive to the learning process and the group.
 
You will receive unlimited classes at Washington Yoga Center for the duration of the program, if you choose to pay for the program in full. You also will receive special discounts on classes/workshops and boutique items from the time your tuition is paid in full.
 
Please see our webpage at http://washingtonyogacenter.com/pages/our-teacher-training for full information on the program 
 


200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 14, 2018 - Fri Feb 8, 2019
200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 15, 2018 - Sat Feb 9, 2019
200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 16, 2018 - Sun Feb 10, 2019
Chair Yoga Workshop with Hal Ponder Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chair yoga is an adaption of classical Hatha poses that can be done while seated. This is an ideal class for anyone who has knee or stability problems.
 
FREE
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 1 - 50 Hour Certification

This 50 hour certification module is a starting point toward becoming a yoga teacher or simply deepening your practice. Module 1 provides the tools to create inspiring vinyasa yoga classes grounded in proper alignment, techniques and philosophies. Through the art of breath and sequencing, you will learn how to accomplish meaningful in-depth modifications and variations, that will bring confidence to your teaching practice. You will be required to teach 2 community classes seva (free of charge), that will elevate the understanding of sharing what you love. Learn to create a life-long connection to yourself, your life, and a supportive community.

What you will learn:

  • 30 fundamental poses needed to teach an inclusive, well rounded, and safe yoga class to students of all ages, levels and wxperience
  • Sequencing, Kriya, and modifications for each pose to create a vinyasa sequence and flow yoga class format
  • Learn educational standards of Breath, Teaching methodology, Physiology, and Teaching Techniques, that are in line Yoga Alliance standards.
  • This Module can be taken independently or as apart of our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification.

This Module is made for everyone!

  • Students who are looking to go deeper in there practice or have an interest in teaching their own class someday.
  • Teachers who are looking in a refresher in the foundations of yoga or new techniques.



Dates & Times:

Fri: 6:00-9:00 PM | Sat: 2:00-8:00 PM | Sun: 12:00-6:00 PM

Fri, Sep 14 - Sun, Sep 16

Sat, Sep 29 - Sun Sep 30

Sat, Oct 6 - Sun, Oct 7

Sat, Oct 20 - Sun, Oct 21

Investment:
$600



Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 1 - 50 Hour Certification with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Sat, Oct 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 15, 2018 - Sat Oct 20, 2018
Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 1 - 50 Hour Certification with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Sep 16, 2018 - Sun Oct 21, 2018
A Therapeutic approach to Vinyasa Yoga; The Breath-Belly Toolkit Every Yoga Core Needs with Shannon Sharma Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm


Who is the workshop for

This workshop is for all levels, especially for advanced beginners and intermediate students who would like to empower their practice with a strong core and sustained power during a vinyasa or hatha yoga class.

What will be taught and how during the workshop

  • Breath work that sustains the pace of the class.
  • 4 regions of lung capacity
  • 2 major inhibitors to functional breathing
  • How the bandhas actually function while breathing ujayi (diaghtmatic breath)
  • When to utilize belly breathing and how it affect the autonomic nervous system.
  • How to use the breath to make postures and transitions more and less challenging.

What will you learn and what will be the benefits 

  • Reduces stress both during the class and in life
  • Increased lung strength and core strength
  • Increase of oxygen in the blood
  • Builds natural internal body heat
  • Builds energy vs. losing power during the practice
  • Increases mindfulness and allows the relaxation response
  • Elicits the flow of prana throughout the body by way of the channels and 108 points of light
  • Detoxifies the body and mind
Shannon Sharma, one of the best known yoga masters in the area, will teach this workshop.
 
 
 
Fee: $35
WYC Members: 10% off
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Yoga for Cancer Workshop with Hal Ponder Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Yoga for cancer consists of traditional yoga poses, adapted for those being treated for cancer and for cancer survivors. Yoga strengthens the immune system, and is helpful in relieving effects of cancer treatment such as lymphedema, neuropathy, bone loss, and weight gain or loss.
 
FREE
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Yoga for Lower Back Pain (4 Week Course) with Robin Glantz Next held on Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 4, 2018 - Thu Oct 25, 2018
One of the most common causes of missed work in the US is lower back pain.

The causes can be specific (i.e. identified) or non-specific (i.e. the cause is unknown). Yoga has been shown (through numerous studies, including one by NIH in 2005) to be an extremely effective treatment for many with lower back pain.
 
Robin will lead a 4-class series based on a program sponsored by Aetna and the Viniyoga lineage. We will discuss and practice: anatomy of the spine, what good posture looks like, and how to use breath and poses to support your back. Participants will leave with a short home practice. The class is appropriate for those with chronic back pain, including disc issues, provided that your physician or physical therapist has approved gentle yoga. (The class would not be suitable for recent acute muscle or ligament sprain, unless your doctor or physical therapist has specifically OKed your participation.) The classes built on each other and registration is for the 4-class series.

The goals of the class series are:
• Improve postural alignment
• Build strength
• Enhance flexibility
• Work large muscles; and
• Find relaxation.

Robin Glantz is a 500-hour Viniyoga instructor and Yoga Therapist. She is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level 1 Practitioner and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach. Robin can be reached at robin@for-vibrant-health.com

Fee: $100 per student
WYC Members: 10% off

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R&R with IPATH Yoga with Denese Cavanaugh Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

IPATH yoga, Integral Postural Alignment Therapeutics, prepares the body to meet the mind with a sequence of 5 restorative poses that “self” adjusts and corrects the body’s alignment-releasing back/body pain. As our posture deteriorates, joints become restricted and the difference between tense and weak muscles creates stress. These imbalances, stiffness and loss of motion lead to eventual pain signals throughout the body. Positioned on your back, with the heart opener pose, IPATH yoga invites in stillness and peace; and layer after layer the body releases tension beginning with fascial release, then muscles release, that allows bones to passively align and “self” correct. This mindful transformation, is based on body cues, that encourages the body heal within. Soft IPATH® balls are used for passive compressions, that further releases tension, to bring in circulation, balance and freedom from lower back/body challenges. Rest, Restore to Live a better life!
This workshops allows registered yoga teachers to earn 2 CEC contact credits.

o IPATH yoga corrects and adjusts chronic lower back issues
o IPATH yoga corrects posture
o IPATH yoga corrects scoliosis, hip, and shoulder misalignments
o IPATH yoga lengthens the body, deepening range of motion & flexibility
o IPATH yoga corrects health challenges and injuries

Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500, YACEP (IAYT enrolled), developed this passive, yet deep alignment practice out of necessity. After many years, her students have come to rely on this unique sequence that begins with the heart opener, at the 4thChakra which ironically controls contentment, ease and stability in the body. Denese, is a presenter and teaches internationally as a continuing education provider. Read more at www.denesecavanaugh.com


Fees: $55

WYC Members: 10% discount

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Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness with Cynthia Kane Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mindfulness and Meditation are words that are often used today. But what are they, how can they help us live successfully with internal peace and harmony, and how do we begin to apply these practices to our lives? In this introductory workshop we will give an overview of what it actually means to be mindful, how it benefits day to day living, and above all some rudimentary tools to practice mindfulness. At the end of the workshop you will have a good idea of what these concepts are and may begin to apply them to your life.
 
Fees: $45
WYC Members: 10% off
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Chakra Scan with Dhyana Delatour Sun, Nov 4, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

An introspective workshop that creates awareness of our 7 Chakras in a guided journey of self discovery. Each student will have the opportunity to observe, write & draw each of their energy centers on a Body Map provided. It's a deep and interactive meditation designed for self healing.
 
Fee: $35
WYC Members: 10% off
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Acupuncture + Yoga with Lindsay MacDougall Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A UNIQUE WORKSHOP
 
Combining to two eastern health and wellness techniques -- YOGA and ACUPUNCTURE for maximum benefit.
 
Come explore a perfect wellness pairing and total health reset in this two-hour workshop. We will start with gentle yoga asana to warm up and open up the body and then move into Savasana when needles at acupuncture points inserted at the hands and feet and top of the head. With supportive props to create a space of deep rest and restoration, enjoy feeling the body moving into deeper waves of relaxation and peace with acupuncture in this collective healing setting.

Taught by Lindsay MacDougall, licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher, who has successfully combined yoga and acupuncture improving effectiveness of both.

Fee: $45
WYC Members: 10% off
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Bodywork & Massage Workshop with Abby Dobbs Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

POWER OF THE HUMAN TOUCH 

Who should attend

Have you ever felt called to learn more about massage and therapeutic touch? Whether you already work with the body, or have little experience - this workshop is for you!

Bring a friend or partner, or come solo! All students are welcome - no experience with massage or yoga necessary.

What will be Taught

The session will begin with a short discourse on the functional anatomy of the entire body - including discussion of how muscles and fascia work together, and how to approach giving and receiving touch in a therapeutic way.

Then, we will learn techniques from an array of bodywork modalities including Shiatsu, Tui Na, Thai Yoga Massage, and Myofascial Release. We will practice tools to work with common compensatory patterns that we see in the modern body - paying particular attention to problem areas like the neck and shoulders.

What will be learnt

You'll walk away with new skills that can be applied to any person you connect with through touch. And would have received some sweet touch for yourself.

Fee: $45
WYC Members: 10% off
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Yoga Nidra, A Guided Journey Within with Neva Ingalls Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Yoga Nidra is guided meditation practice in a lying down position. Translated from Sanskrit it means yogic sleep in which the body is asleep, but the subconscious mind is alert.
 
This ultimate stress management tool plays a key role in generating healing from physical and emotional suffering including chronic pain, anxiety, asthma, blood pressure, interpersonal conflicts, and more. Researchers have also seen it uplift practitioners to gain more self-confidence, make new career and personal choices, and therefore live  fuller and more meaningful lives.


Discover the science behind this ancient, systematic relaxation practice and learn how the technique can quiet the mind, truly relax the body and serve as a tool to make lasting positive changes in your life.

 

Neva Ingalls (500ERYT) is a senior teacher at WYC with vast experience and extensive training. Her passion is healing, authentic expression, empowerment through movement and breath, visual arts, aligning with nature and sharing her joy and wisdom with others. She is the Director of Inner Domain 5 Element Ayurveda and Yoga Training programs, registered with Yoga Alliance, APPNA, and a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT. 

 
Fees: $30
WYC Members: 10% off
AU Students: 50% off
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Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience (4 Week Course) with Robin Glantz Next held on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Nov 15, 2018 - Fri Dec 14, 2018
WHAT: A 4-week course 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 us cultivate self-awareness to manage our reaction to stress. The four classes introduce increasingly sophisticated gentle yoga tools (poses, breathing, and meditation) to reduce the effects of stress. The 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, identifying one habit you would like to change, and an evening stress practice; and 4) strategies to manage anxiety around stress.
 
WHO: Suitable for all levels (prior yoga experience is not necessary).
 
WHEN: Classes will run on November 15th, 29th, December 6th & 13th. (Note: Course participation requires a commitment to all four classes.)
 
ABOUT ROBIN: Led by Robin Glantz, a 500-hour Yoga Instructor and a 500-hour Yoga Therapist, both in the Viniyoga tradition. Robin is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level 1 Practitioner and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach.
 
Fees: $100
WYC members: 10% discount
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 2 - November/December 2018 ($650)

Module 2
Innovative Teaching Methodology
43 CEC contact teacher hours
43 hours towards 200 hr full certification advance study
 

This module is designed to provide a deeper understanding of Module 1 foundational asanas by exploring deeper through creative teaching techniques.. Students learn to teach who is in front of them, discovering a way of practice for individual bodies. Explore how community building in a class structure, allows for personal growth. Learn how the use of props can transform to deepen the understanding of poses, that bring yoga into the practice. This module shares ways to bring yoga to every student, regardless of ability or background, as well as how to integrate different levels of ability into yoga classes to serve the needs of all.


What you learn:

Mastering foundational Module 1 poses
Learn how to explore a way of practice for individual bodies
How props can empower results
Learn the difference between lengthening and stretching
Teach who is in front of you by learning to exploring your community
Help your students transform , through “Sanga”- a teachers journey
Focus on asana shapes that bring yoga into the practice
Includes WYC asana Teaching Manual
Books required: Light on Yoga-Iyengar


Dates & Times:
Fri: 6:00-9:00 PM / Sat 2:00-8:00 PM / Sun 12:00-6:00 PM
Nov 16-18 | Nov 30, Dec 1-2 | Dec 14-16


Investment:
$650



Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 2 with Washington Yoga Center Next held on Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Nov 16, 2018 - Fri Dec 14, 2018
Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 2 with Washington Yoga Center Next held on Sat, Nov 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Nov 17, 2018 - Sat Dec 15, 2018
Yoga Teacher Certification - Module 2 with Washington Yoga Center Next held on Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Nov 18, 2018 - Sun Dec 16, 2018
Quiet Eyes Workshop with Vicki Goodman Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What would it mean TO SEE THE WORLD WITH QUIET EYES?

If your mind were to become more resilient, like a mountain, in a world where everything is shaking, your mind could be your greatest friend. What if your heart were big enough to hold all the joys and sorrows that come your way, without being overwhelmed? Finding the balance of body, heart and mind can be the greatest gift we give to ourselves especially as we face life stressors. Can we find the internal peace to be undisturbed by the inevitable comings and goings of life's events? What would it mean to find peace of heart and mind in the face of it all? These are the basis of equanimity, that sublime state of heartmind that includes great wisdom and compassion. We can find this inner peace, if only for brief moments if we take the time with patience and determination.

This Sunday afternoon workshop is offered in the Buddhist tradition of equanimity practice. You don't have to be or know anything about Buddhism to attend, just a sincere wish to find a way to care deeply while not getting caught up in life's dramas. Our time together will consist of guided meditations, teachings from Buddhism on The Eight Worldly Winds and Equanimity Practice. The time is meant to be restorative.

Fee: $25
WYC Members: 10% off

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Deepen your Practice with Breath and Meditation (3 Part Course) with Geneva Moss Next held on Sat, Dec 1, 2018 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Sat Dec 1, 2018 - Sat Dec 15, 2018
Balance your nervous system, finding inner calm and releasing stress & anxiety, through breath and meditation. Over the 3-part series, you will learn different breath and meditation techniques suited to your individual constitution and needs. You will leave with a better understanding of how to use these tools to personalize your practice for your well-being, and with short, accessible practices to use anywhere. Jointly led by Geneva Moss & Robin Glantz.
 
Sat, Dec 1 | 1:30-3:00 PM | Studio #100
Sat, Dec 8 | 2:00-3:30 PM | Studio #100
Sat, Dec 15 | 1:30-3:00 PM | Studio #100
 
Fees:  $75 - full course
          $30 - single drop-in
WYC Members: 10% off
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Shoulder, Upper Back, & Neck Clinic with Abby Dobbs Sun, Dec 2, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Sunday, December 2nd | 12-2:30pm


Who should attend
Do you or someone you know have neck, upper back, or shoulder injury, pain, or tension? These are common issues today. People spend lots of time sitting or slouching. With the correct application of functional anatomy principles, yoga can work therapeutically to alleviate and even completely relieve these issues.

 

This workshop is also great for yoga teachers looking to expand their knowledge of anatomy, alignment, and safe sequencing - and for yoga practitioners of any level.

 

What will be taught

The workshop will start with a brief, but thorough, explanation of the functional anatomy of the upper back, neck, and shoulder girdle - and how these areas are intimately related to each other. We will learn the reasons why so many people have pain in these areas, and how to work intelligently on and off of the yoga mat to decrease pain and discomfort. We will discuss compensatory patterns, over-achieving muscles, and other common issues, as well as how all of this information directly applies to our asana practice. Next, we will go through a therapeutic yoga practice focused on creating strength and intelligence in the muscles that support the shoulder girdle, upper back, and neck.

 

Benefits

You will leave knowing how to practice yoga in a way that guarantees longevity and suppleness in these areas, and how this information applies to your everyday life. With regular practice as taught the pain and discomfort you feel will be alleviated or completely eradicated, and the yoga teachers' skills set expanded.


Meet Abby Dobbs:
Abby Dobbs is a teacher's teacher with extensive training and experience. She wrote, created, and taught her own 200-Hour Teacher Training, and runs Advanced Teacher Trainings on topics like Hands-On Assisting, Functional Anatomy, and Safe Sequencing. Abby believes that we can heel ourselves and others through the practice of yoga. In Abby's classes you will find intelligent sequencing and lots of individual attention and hands-on assists. She encourages her students to make deliberate and mindful choices in each moment--to listen and connect to their own inner wisdom through continuous, moment-to-moment self-inquiry.


Fee: $45
WYC Members: 10% off

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Rest in the Jewel of the Lotus: A Fusion of Restorative Yoga for Reducing Stress with Jennifer O'Sullivan Sat, Dec 8, 2018 at 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Slow down, tune in, and drop into your own pure heart in this refreshing and restorative yoga experience. Beginning with the soothing, therapeutic movements of Self-Awakening Yoga, come home to your body to let go of physical tension. Then drop deeper into your inner environment with long-held Yin Yoga postures to unleash blocked energy and cultivate self-compassion. We’ll conclude with Yoga Nidra meditation for the profound release that unfolds when we rest in the jewel of the lotus.

Self-Awakening Yoga was developed by Don Stapleton of the Kripalu Center and Nosara Yoga Institute, and is based on his personal exploration of yoga after a spinal injury. The gentle movements are designed to recover freedom of movement, release emotional blockages, and unleash one’s creative potential.

The Quiet Practice of Yin Yoga offers a much needed balance for our active and stressful “yang” lifestyle. The meditative atmosphere that comes with holding floor postures for several minutes presents a unique environment for introspection, unlocking a door to patience, compassion, and “inter-being” in our yoga practice and daily life.

Fees: $35
WYC Members: 10% discount

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Intentional Communication during the Holidays Workshop with Cynthia Kane Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

While the holiday season is full of celebration, also in full force are recurring interactions with family members that can rial us up, have us shutting down in frustration, and feeling depleted. Wouldn't it be nice to have tools to work through those interactions that have a way of making us feel less than?

Cynthia Kane is a certified meditation and mindfulness instructor who teaches the skill of mindful and intentional communication. She'll be sharing practical tips for working through difficult interactions over the holidays.

 

Fee: $45
WYC Members: 10% off

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Yoga Nidra, A Guided Journey Within with Neva Ingalls Sun, Dec 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Yoga Nidra is guided meditation practice in a lying down position. Translated from Sanskrit it means yogic sleep in which the body is asleep, but the subconscious mind is alert.
 
This ultimate stress management tool plays a key role in generating healing from physical and emotional suffering including chronic pain, anxiety, asthma, blood pressure, interpersonal conflicts, and more. Researchers have also seen it uplift practitioners to gain more self-confidence, make new career and personal choices, and therefore live  fuller and more meaningful lives.


Discover the science behind this ancient, systematic relaxation practice and learn how the technique can quiet the mind, truly relax the body and serve as a tool to make lasting positive changes in your life.

 

Neva Ingalls (500ERYT) is a senior teacher at WYC with vast experience and extensive training. Her passion is healing, authentic expression, empowerment through movement and breath, visual arts, aligning with nature and sharing her joy and wisdom with others. She is the Director of Inner Domain 5 Element Ayurveda and Yoga Training programs, registered with Yoga Alliance, APPNA, and a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT. 

 
Fees: $30
WYC Members: 10% off
AU Students: 50% off
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Acupuncture + Yoga with Lindsay MacDougall Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A UNIQUE WORKSHOP
 
Combining to two eastern health and wellness techniques -- YOGA and ACUPUNCTURE for maximum benefit.
 
Come explore a perfect wellness pairing and total health reset in this two-hour workshop. We will start with gentle yoga asana to warm up and open up the body and then move into Savasana when needles at acupuncture points inserted at the hands and feet and top of the head. With supportive props to create a space of deep rest and restoration, enjoy feeling the body moving into deeper waves of relaxation and peace with acupuncture in this collective healing setting.

Taught by Lindsay MacDougall, licensed acupuncturist and certified yoga teacher, who has successfully combined yoga and acupuncture improving effectiveness of both.

Fee: $45
WYC Members: 10% off
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Yoga Nidra, A Guided Journey Within with Cynthia Kane Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Yoga Nidra is guided meditation practice in a lying down position. Translated from Sanskrit it means yogic sleep in which the body is asleep, but the subconscious mind is alert.
 
This ultimate stress management tool plays a key role in generating healing from physical and emotional suffering including chronic pain, anxiety, asthma, blood pressure, interpersonal conflicts, and more. Researchers have also seen it uplift practitioners to gain more self-confidence, make new career and personal choices, and therefore live  fuller and more meaningful lives.


Discover the science behind this ancient, systematic relaxation practice and learn how the technique can quiet the mind, truly relax the body and serve as a tool to make lasting positive changes in your life.

 

Neva Ingalls (500ERYT) is a senior teacher at WYC with vast experience and extensive training. Her passion is healing, authentic expression, empowerment through movement and breath, visual arts, aligning with nature and sharing her joy and wisdom with others. She is the Director of Inner Domain 5 Element Ayurveda and Yoga Training programs, registered with Yoga Alliance, APPNA, and a certified Yoga Therapist with IAYT. 

 
Fees: $30
WYC Members: 10% off
AU Students: 50% off
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Yoga Basics for Beginners: 4 Part Series with Abby Dobbs Next held on Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Sun Jan 6, 2019 - Sun Jan 27, 2019
Yoga Basics for Beginners: 4 Part Series
Sundays, January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th | 12:00-2:00pm
 
Who should attend

Are you new to yoga, or simply looking to gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of yoga philosophy and postures? This workshop is limited to only 12 students so that each person can get more individualized attention. Join Abby Dobbs for this 4-part series where we will break down yoga basics!

 

What will be taught

Each session will begin with a brief discussion of yoga as a practice – covering the basics of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, history, lineage, and the practice of Yoga. That will be followed by a simple, but powerful, yoga practice, in which we will explore the elements of the basic yoga asanas. We will have time to answer any questions and concerns about each posture - including how to modify the postures to suit each individual's body.

 

What will be leaned

Expect to learn fundamental Standing, Balancing, and Seated Poses, as well as the important actions in traditional Sun Salutations.
You will leave with an understanding of the alignment goals and actions of basic postures, how to use the breath to deepen your experience, and yogic tools to calm & steady the mind. Please bring yourself, a journal and pen, and a willingness to learn!

*Space is limited! Only 12 spots available. 

 

Fee: $80

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