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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Fundamentals of Pilates Mat Work with Agni Antczak-Chung Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

According to Joseph Pilates, “physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” The Pilates method is designed to coordinate the body, mind and spirit, via a regimen of exercises for core strength and stability. Starting from the ground, the series involves a combination of flexion, extension and rotation exercises that improve overall physicality and assist a better quality of life.

The Pilates intro class will focus on the main principles of Contrology as Joe Pilates taught it. Beginner exercises will be introduced to prepare you for more intermediate positions in subsequent series, with movement-based examples of their significance – you will feel this work!

As a class, we will discover the important role that abdominals play while we work to shrink that waistline. Participants will improve agility by strengthening the antagonist muscles that so often inhibit flexibility gains. Classical Pilates mat work is appropriate for most individuals, regardless of fitness level.

This class is intended for beginner and beg-intermediate clients. A regular yoga practice is not requisite for participation!

$25 drop ins

(Class held on the 4th floor, suite 400)

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Yoga Nidra with Neva Ingalls Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Yoga Nidra is a form of meditation where students are guided through a body scan leading them to a deep state of relaxation in which the body is asleep, but the mind is awake and receptive to suggestions. Students are encouraged to make a resolution (Sankalpa) for themselves. In this meditative state the resolution gets implanted deep in the subconscious, which facilitates its realization.

After practice, you will emerge feeling deeply relaxed and centered. Research has shown that Yoga Nidra is an important complement to therapy and medical treatment for stress and anxiety related illnesses.

All levels are welcome.

Members, $30.00
Non-Members, $35.00

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Chaturanga Clinic with Ariele Foster Sun, Sep 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An essential pose of vinyasa yoga, chaturanga is actually incredibly advanced and complex. Chaturanga dandasana has dubbed a “shoulder shredder” because even slightly sloppy form, over and over, class after class, does an unfortunate number on your tendons and muscles (rotator cuff, pecs and biceps) as well as the shoulder joint itself.

Consider this workshop a guiding beacon that will keep you healthy, happy and safe on the yoga mat for years to come.

Chaturanga clinic is here for you! Receive:

- Personalized feedback on your Chaturanga dandasana

- Steps to refine and build strength toward full, sustainable chaturanga

- Ramped up quality of transitions into and out of chaturanga

- Options for modifying the pose without dumbing it down (or losing out on strength building)

We will also playfully explore the jumpback from crow and uttanasana, and how to decide when you are ready.

Attendees get a PDF summary of some of the strength-building techniques and modifications that we practice together. (So you can continue improving your chaturanga form afterward).

Early Registration, $35 At the door, $45

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Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) with Rexx Samuell Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Moon Sequence takes pressure off the shoulders and upper body (evidence of the Rajasic elements of the Ashtanga practice) particularly for students who work too much, or too soon on the jump throughs and jump backs. It places more emphasis on the lower body, the hips, and a soft and stable abdomen.

The heating basis of Ashtanga Yoga, in conjunction with the attempt to practice six days per week is inappropriate for most women. It may also be inappropriate for many men, at least long term. This may be a hard thing for some practitioners to accept, nevertheless it is true. Two hours of Ashtanga Yoga, six days per week can cause too much weight loss and can also aggravate joint stability due to repetitious strain. For women, excessive practice can disrupt your menstrual cycle and can add to difficulty having children. Even if the latter is not what you want, an intensive Asana practice without a sequence like Chandra Krama will usually lead to some kind of imbalance, physically or otherwise.
 
The Moon Sequence is intended to help awareness of the cycles of the Moon and encourage your intuitive faculty. It is not intended to entirely replace your Ashtanga practice, or any other practice for that matter, rather to enhance and balance your weekly routine.
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Therapeutic Yoga for Insomnia with Robin Glantz Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Yoga for Insomnia – A good night’s sleep is vital to our health, yet many of us suffer. Sleep is essential for healing and repair of our body and a deficiency is linked to many chronic diseases. Robin Glantz will teach a special workshop on yoga poses and breathing exercises to help us keep our zzzzs. All levels of yoga experience welcome.
 
Robin Glantz is a Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, and currently a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist in training. She is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level I Practitioner, (with Amy Weintraub www.yogafordepression.com) and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach
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Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience: A 6-Week Course

A 6-week course beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26th (7–8:30 pm) 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 manage stress by cultivating self-awareness. Sometimes we can control the stressors in our lives, and sometimes we can’t. However, we can control how we respond to stress. Join Robin for a 6-week class where we will: • Understand our body’s stress mechanism, the impact of stress on our lives, and how yoga can help. • Use yoga tools of the Viniyoga tradition to: relieve musculoskeletal tension in the neck, shoulders and back; relieve headaches; improve sleep; manage our reaction to stress; cultivate self-awareness directed through attention; and help transform our thoughts away from patterns that lead to stress reactivity: o Breath-centric asana (poses) o Guided relaxation o Seated pranayama (breathing) techniques o Chanting o Meditation o Short yoga ‘snacks’ using the above tools to help manage stress anytime and anywhere o Yoga philosophy and values • Discuss lifestyle adaptations to manage stress (diet, sleep, exercise), the link between emotions and our health, and the importance of emotional support and love in our lives • Motivate and support practitioners in adopting a home or office practice. • Work towards the ultimate goal of the program of finding an inner peace, and a sense of wellbeing and joy in our daily lives. The program is suitable for all levels (prior yoga experience is not necessary). If you have a medical condition, please obtain prior clearance from your doctor. Led by Robin Glantz, a Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, and currently a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist in training. Robyn is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level I Practitioner, (with Amy Weintraub www.yogafordepression.com) and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach

Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition with Robin Glantz Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Vinyasa Krama Pranayama and Meditation with Rexx Samuell Thu, Sep 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thursday September 28th, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Washington Yoga Center
4th Floor location
$25 per student
no refunds

Many of us start with asana (physical posture), the third limb of Ashtanga Yoga, and for good reason. The body becomes strong, supple, and pain-free, all of which are necessary to lead a joyful, steady life. However, many students never progress beyond postural practice, missing out on the subtle and deep benefits of a pranayama (breathing exercise) practice. More accurately translated as "energy expansion," pranayama is the practice of becoming aware of, manipulating and then observing the movement of subtle energies in the body through the instrument of breathing. Pranayama is considered a necessary adjunct to a dedicated asana practice, and it is a requirement for moving into the deeper stages of meditation, mindfulness and relaxation.

You will learn:

-the basic principles of pranayama
-three pranayama techniques for beginners
-how to integrate pranayama into a practice
-how pranayama prepares for meditation

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Prenatal Teacher Training Course with Michelle Brady Next held on Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Oct 13, 2017 - Sun Oct 15, 2017
Join Michelle Brady (prenatal yoga teacher, birth doula, childbirth educator) and Dr. Andrino (chiropractor extraordinaire) as they offer a comprehensive, information-packed prenatal yoga training!
 
The three-day intensive prenatal yoga teacher training is for yoga teachers, birth doulas, childbirth educators, and prenatal yoga teachers who are interested in joining our institute to offer prenatal yoga classes in their community. (We recommend that you have at least one year of experience practicing yoga.)
 
A sample of information that will be covered includes:
- Learn to engage students by merging yoga philosophy with childbirth education
- Safe and effective asanas that allow for optimal fetal positioning and best birth outcome
- Asanas and yoga sequences tailored to perinatal women - Breathing, relaxation, and visual techniques to benefit your students and enhance your yoga classes
- The latest research-based information on perinatal anatomy, pregnancy, and childbirth education
- The business side of growing a thriving prenatal yoga practice
- An online platform offering curriculum, workshops, and research studies to offer support and comprehensive education for our community of teachers
 
*Please bring a yoga mat. Blocks, blankets, and bolsters will be provided.
 
Michelle Brady HBCE, CPYT, BSICI Birth Doula Certified HypnoBirthing Practitioner Certified Prenatal Yoga Teacher Certified Children's Yoga Teacher Babywearing Yoga Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga Baby Signs® Independent Certified Instructor Natural Baby + Maternity Consultant *breastfeeding*babywearing*cloth diapering* Certified in Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy To view my classes, offerings and testimonials, visit my website, https://www.michellebradywellness.com
 
Friday October 13th, 2017 9am to 6pm
Saturday October 14th, 2017 11:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday October 15th, 2017 9am to 6pm

Cost is $850 per person

To learn more about the training and certification requirements, please head over to prenatalyogainstitute.com
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Moon Sequence (Chandra Krama) with Rexx Samuell Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Moon Sequence takes pressure off the shoulders and upper body (evidence of the Rajasic elements of the Ashtanga practice) particularly for students who work too much, or too soon on the jump throughs and jump backs. It places more emphasis on the lower body, the hips, and a soft and stable abdomen.

The heating basis of Ashtanga Yoga, in conjunction with the attempt to practice six days per week is inappropriate for most women. It may also be inappropriate for many men, at least long term. This may be a hard thing for some practitioners to accept, nevertheless it is true. Two hours of Ashtanga Yoga, six days per week can cause too much weight loss and can also aggravate joint stability due to repetitious strain. For women, excessive practice can disrupt your menstrual cycle and can add to difficulty having children. Even if the latter is not what you want, an intensive Asana practice without a sequence like Chandra Krama will usually lead to some kind of imbalance, physically or otherwise.
 
The Moon Sequence is intended to help awareness of the cycles of the Moon and encourage your intuitive faculty. It is not intended to entirely replace your Ashtanga practice, or any other practice for that matter, rather to enhance and balance your weekly routine.
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East Meets West: Yoga for Anxiety with Michael Peterson Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This workshop combines western psychology and the eastern perspective, bringing you the best of both worlds.

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that we all experience.

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to understand and work with your own anxieties using movement, reflection, and teachings from both eastern and western perspectives.

Michael Peterson will offer exploration and teachings that draw from his background in Buddhism, Yoga, and meditation.

Katherine Ross, M.A., M.S.Ed. will offer teaching and healing practices from her training in Counseling Psychology.

This workshop is open to all experience (and anxiety) levels.

$35 per person

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