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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

200-Hour Yoga TT Program Meet and Greet INFO SESSION with Denese Cavanaugh Sun, Oct 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

IT MATTERS WHERE YOU TRAIN
 
Join us for a wine and cheese special Meet and Greet with Denese Cavanaugh, the master yoga teacher who will be leading our 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2018.  It is a great opportunity to ask questions about what it means to become a yoga teacher, what the course involves, and how you can truly deepen your own practice by learning how to teach.
 
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DC Baby with Leala and Sarah with Leala D'Isidoro Next held on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 2, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Join Leala and Sarah of DC Baby for a weekly mom & baby sessions through November 13. Here you will connect with fellow moms and explore important topics like breastfeeding, infant sleep, self-care, and more! Check out our weekly schedule below:

Oct. 16 - Infant Sleep, Guest Speaker: Courtney Long of Bliss Sleep Co.
Oct. 23 - Breastfeeding, Guest Speaker: Kim Hawkins of District Birth Services
Oct. 30 - Postpartum Self-Care, Guest Speaker Laci Tang of Metropolitan Doulas
Nov. 6 - Developmental Milestones, Guest Speaker: Jen Dryer
Nov. 13 - Mini-Photo Shoot with Allison Fitzsimmons Photography

October 2nd - November 13th (no session October 9)
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
4th Floor Studio
$30.00 per class; $150.00 for full series
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Gentle Yoga Short Course with Sarah Hull Next held on Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Oct 16, 2017 - Mon Nov 6, 2017
Iyengar Yoga is based on alignment of the body and precision in the poses. It is, therefore, an ideal method of starting or re-starting the practice of yoga in a scientific way. It is also aimed to those looking for a slower paced yoga practice that will bring mobility and strength to the neck, shoulders, spine, and legs, and will open the chest. This is a gently paced Iyengar yoga course that utilizes the support of props to aid in the cultivation of stability, balance, and mobility of the full body. The use of props and precision in instruction aid in helping the practitioner bring awareness to the physical body.
 
Dates: Mondays October 16, 23, 30, November 6.
 
Full course $60 per student
Drop-in class $20 per student
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Managing Stress and Cultivating Resilience in the Viniyoga Tradition -- A Six Weeks Course with Robin Glantz Next held on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Sep 26, 2017 - Tue Nov 21, 2017
This is a 6-week course beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26th (7:30 PM–9:00 PM) designed to understand and reduce stress in our lives. It 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.

The six classes introduce increasingly sophisticated 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, and an evening stress practice;

4) identifying one habit you would like to change, and a mid-day stress practice;

5) strategies to manage anxiety around stress; and 6) cultivating fun and joy in life, and strategies to manage insomnia.

The course is suitable for all and no yoga experience is necessary to obtain its full benefits..

Classes are on: 9/26, 10/3, 10/24, (skip 10/31), 11/7, 11/14, 11/21.

(Note: Course participation requires a commitment to all six classes.)

Led by Robin Glantz, a Certified 500 hour Viniyoga Teacher, and currently a Viniyoga Yoga Therapist in training. Robin is also a Lifeforce Yoga Level I Practitioner, (with Amy Weintraub www.yogafordepression.com) and a Certified Nutritional Health Coach

$150 per person for all 6 weeks. No drop-ins. Members get 10% discount.

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Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga with Michelle Brady Next held on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 21, 2017 - Thu Oct 26, 2017
For newborns to nearly crawling babies, Itsy Bitsy Yoga Babies classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. Parents are encouraged to get support and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
All six classes: $119
Single drop-in class $20
*Members receive 10% off on the 6 class package
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Beginners' Yoga with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Oct 12, 2017 - Thu Nov 9, 2017
Yoga is for every BODY! Join WYC, celebrate what it is like to take the first step on the mat-path to a journey with yoga.
 
We all know how yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, focus and inner peace. The 5 classes lay the foundation for a yoga practice that will serve you a lifetime. Learn basic yoga in an intimate, safe, and community oriented environment where mistakes are considered a path to learning.

This series is perfect for absolute beginners AND anyone looking to strengthen the foundation of their existing yoga practice. Classes will be taught in a semi-private setting (limited to 25 students) to ensure everyone gets lots of personal attention.

The full series will prepare beginners to step confidently into any Level I yoga class and feel comfortable. Alignment, cueing, FAQ’s along with sequencing, will be mastered.
 
Denese Cavanaugh ERYT500, a teacher with name recognition, will share her vast knowledge to help every student grow on and off the mat.

Week 1: WYC opening poses and alignment- map your body
Week 2: Standing & balancing poses, basic sequencing with breath
Week 3: Seated poses & twists sequencing
Week 4: Intro to inversions & backbends, closing poses
Week 5: WYC asana development (putting it all together)

Personal Investment $120 for all 5 Classes

Five Thursdays 6:30pm-7:45pm
October 12th – November 9

NOTE: We want you to get the maximum benefit from this special series. 
 
Accordingly, when you enroll please send an email to gm@washingtonyogacenter.com letting us know 
 
1. Do you have injuries or special needs?
2. What do you hope to gain for the WYC beginners series? 3. Have you ever taken a Beginner’s series before? If yes, where?
4. What do you know about yoga?
 
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Yoga Nidra with Neva Ingalls Sun, Oct 29, 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.

$35, Members receive 10% off


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Itsy Bitsy Baby Yoga with Michelle Brady Next held on Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Nov 2, 2017 - Thu Dec 14, 2017
For newborns to nearly crawling babies, Itsy Bitsy Yoga Babies classes contain dozens of unique yoga postures designed to support baby's development. Each class is filled with calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby's sleep. During a Baby Itsy Bitsy Yoga class, babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held in loving arms. Parents are encouraged to get support and learn about baby's emerging personality. No yoga is experience required.
 
All six classes: $119
Single drop-in class $20
*Members receive 10% off on the 6 class package
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Joint-Freeing Yoga with Francisca Saavedra Sat, Nov 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Alleviate and invigorate your body joints to ease your yoga practice and lifestyle. This workshop focuses on the Joint-Freeing Yoga Series of movements developed by the late Mukunda Stiles as part of his “Structural Yoga Therapy”. Joint Freeing Yoga consists of 21 exercises, based on simple asanas working their way up from the feet to the head through all the joints of the body. The class is designed to “move each joint gently and systematically through its full and natural range of motion, to enhance mobility and relieve joint pain and stiffness” (Mukunda). $35 per student Members get 10% off workshop
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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, members receive 10% off.

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Mindfulness and Meditation with Cynthia Kane Sun, Nov 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Mindfulness and Meditation are words that are often used nowadays. 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.
 
In the Fall, Washington Yoga Center plans to offer regular sessions in which the concepts will be delved in depth and skills developed to live mindfully through various forms of meditation. So, this workshop is a prelude to what is to come. No knowledge of mindfulness or meditation is required to start the program.
 
$35 per person
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Therapeutic Yoga for Insomnia with Robin Glantz Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 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
 
$40 per person
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200-Hour WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Program with Denese Cavanaugh Next held on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Jan 19, 2018 - Sun Jan 21, 2018
Our Washington Yoga Center 200-hour Yoga Alliance® Registered teacher training certification, provides a strong foundation specifically designed to cultivate and hone your ability to teach yoga. Our 200 hr. curriculum offers nurturing development towards proper teaching techniques, an immersion into the deeper aspects of yoga, and finding the benefits of practicing yoga along with learning how to teach yoga. This program will provide an opportunity to get you started on the journey to the next level of practice. Learn to educate, empower and transform your community. Our curriculum will offer a gateway to advance towards our 300-hour certification training.

Enrollment begins October 5, 2017 and lead by Denese Cavanaugh, Hari-kirtana-das, along with guest teacher David Ingalls


Meet our teachers:
Denese Cavanaugh RYT500 http://www.denesecavanaugh.com/
Hari-kirtana das ERYT500 http://www.hari-kirtana.com/
David Ingalls http://washingtonyogacenter.com/apps/mindbody/staff/100000296

ABOUT
The Washington Yoga Center Intensive Teacher Training Program is a comprehensive introduction to the art and science of conducting a yoga class. Our program is distinctive in the amount of time devoted to intensive practice and analysis of the postures (asanas) and breathing techniques (pranayama) that link them. Our instructors 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. In our program the bulk of classroom time will be spent on techniques of practice, teaching and adjusting postures and breath.

Prerequisite for this course:
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) included in course
Purchased books required:
The Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
In Search of the Highest Truth by Hari-kirtana das

Winter 2018 dates: (Fall 2018 will be announced by July 2018)
Fridays 6:30-10:30 Sat 2-8 Sun 8-7 20 hrs. 9 weekends
Jan19 - Feb 2 – Feb 16 – Mar 9 Mar 23 Apr 13 Apr 27 May 11 May 25

What Makes the 200 hour YTT at WYC stand out?
• Learn in an intimate, safe, community oriented environment where mistakes are considered a path to learning.
• Demystifying techniques learned when training with a community of senior teachers, with a working knowledge of at least 15 years of teaching experience.
• Learn the difference between practicing yoga and learning how to teach yoga
• Learn to teach “who” is in front on you
• Our curriculum is specifically designed to cultivate and hone your ability to teach yoga all types of bodies.
• Learn what you didn’t even know you didn’t know -- An opportunity to specialized with WYC’s advance 300-hour teacher training program
The BEST part about our 200 Hour Teacher Training is that you will actually “assist” teaching even before you graduate, making use of hands on adjustments learned in the program. After graduation, we will offer new graduates the experience of teaching real community classes at our studio! How, amazing to be able to put teaching on your resume right away!

Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes the 200 hour YTT at WYC stand out?
• Learn in an intimate, safe, community oriented environment where mistakes are considered a path to learning.
• demystifying techniques learned when training with a community of senior teachers, with a working knowledge of at least 15 years of teaching experience.
• learn the difference between practicing yoga and learning how to teach yoga
• Instead of a practice immersion, our curriculum is specifically designed to cultivate and hone your ability to teach yoga all types of bodies.
• Learn what you didn’t even know you didn’t know -- An opportunity to specialized with WYC’s advance 300-hour teacher training program
The BEST part about our 200 Hour Teacher Training is that there is a heavy emphasis on trainees practicing teaching within each course session. In addition, this course will cover effective teaching methods for leading group as well as one-on-one sessions. You will actually do “assist” teaching even before you graduate, making use of hands on adjustments learned in the program. After graduation, we will offer new graduates the experience of teaching real community classes at our studio! How, amazing to be able to put teaching on your resume right away!
I’m not sure I want to teach. Is this training appropriate for me to deepen my practice?
Yes. These 9 weeks are an intense experience to deepen your own relationship to this practice. Many students are unsure when they enter if teaching is in their future. While we do spend a great deal of time practicing to teach and assist our fellow students, the inner journey of self awareness that is this practice of yoga can be life changing. In the process of helping others learn how to practice more effectively, it is amazing how much we learn about deepening our own practice. After the first weekend, you will be amazed with all you learn.
Is attendance for all sessions mandatory? What happens if I have to miss a class?
Yes, attendance is mandatory for all sessions. 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.

What happens if I can’t do all the advanced poses?
Yoga is so much more than “advanced asanas”. While this program is not suitable for beginners, your sincere desire to study and learn is the only pre-requisite.


How do I receive my certification? And do I have to register with YA?
After successfully completing all requirements (100% attendance or make-up work, homework, reports, testing, assisting, and group classes) you will receive a certificate of completion and become a CYT-200 (certified yoga teacher at the 200-hour level) which will allow you auditions to teach at The Washington Yoga Center or anywhere else in the world. Registering with Yoga Alliance®, while not mandatory, offers ways to publicize your certification, internationally.


How do I find work after graduation?
The Washington Yoga Center offers an opportunity to recent graduates to sign up and teach community classes. This allows new teachers to become more comfortable leading group classes. When you feel ready, you may be placed on the WYC teacher sub list, enabling your career to grow.

Besides our weekend meetings are there any outside requirements?
Yes. There is required reading, and books you must purchase for the course. You will be asked to observe 10 classes and also assist another teacher trainee (by giving hands on adjustments) in 5 additional classes. The observations and assists can be done in any regularly scheduled group class. There is homework given each week and a midterm and final report and test. Successful completion of all outside requirements is necessary to receive your certification.


Are there any discounts on classes/workshops or boutique items for trainees?
Yes! 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 ask the desk staff for further details.

WYC Mala Flow Vinyasa Curriculum
The 200-hour training fully prepares you to teach yoga with confidence and inspiration that are rooted in competence and your own deepening practice. This training also prepares those wanting to use this training in a way to find a deeper understanding of yoga. The comprehensive curriculum fully covers the fundamentals of yoga philosophy, teaching methods, specific techniques for working with a diverse array of students in all aspects of postural, breathing, and meditation practices, and myriad small matters that come into play in the art and science of teaching and practicing yoga. We begin with the question, “What is yoga?” We then fully explore the interwoven threads of a holistic and integrated practice and how best to share it with others.


• Asana Technique & Teaching Methods: The most extensive part of the course, here you will learn in detail 75 basic yoga poses, including their functional anatomy, alignment principles, energetic actions, risks, benefits, preparatory asanas, counterposes, variations, modifications, hands-on adjustments, and use of props. This part of the course covers the major families of asanas: Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Backbends, Forward Bends, Twists, Arm Balances, Inversions, Core Refinement, and Hip Openers.
• Practical Yoga History & Philosophy: An introduction to the historical development and ancient texts of yoga. You'll learn to evaluate different concepts of yoga philosophy, discover the numerous applications of yoga’s timeless wisdom to life in the modern world, and feel empowered to confidently share your personal realizations about the philosophy of yoga in your own voice.
• Practical Yoga Anatomy: A hands-on introduction to functional anatomy, bio-mechanics, and the kinesiology of movement as applied to seeing students in the practice and guiding them in a meaningful, safe, and effective way.
• Planning & Sequencing Classes: The art and science of sequencing families of asanas and crafting entire classes, including for different levels of students, different intentions, seasons, styles and other considerations. Here we also cover pacing, duration, tempo, and vibe for different levels and intentions of classes.
• Teaching Pranayama: Basic and intermediate pranayama techniques, including how, when, and whom to teach basic yoga breathing (ujayi pranayama) and more intermediate pranayama techniques (including kapalabhati, bastrika, sitali, viloma, kumbhaka, and nadi shodhana).
• Subtle Energy & Anatomy: Awareness and activation of subtle energy, including how to cultivate bandhas and the relationship between pranayama, bandhas, and the elements of yogic anatomy, including koshas, chakras, nadis, vayus, gunas, and doshas.
• Meditation Practices: In demystifying meditation, we explore how to bring meditation into yoga classes and everyday life in way that is simple, accessible, and sustainable. We explore several meditation techniques. This will lead us to the Mala Flow vinyasa principles.
• The Art of Seeing & Relating: An integral part of the course, here we learn to systematically observe, appreciate, and understand what is happening with different students in each of the 75 asanas, thereby developing the necessary skills for working individually with your students and giving appropriate verbal cues, hands-on adjustments, and use of props.
• Demonstrating & Cuing: Here we focus on when, where, and how to most effectively demonstrate yoga poses while giving the clearest, most understandable verbal and hands-on guidance to students. Qualities of voice, including language, tone, and audibility, are given close attention.
• Hands-On Adjustments: We go deeply into the full range of hands-on adjustments, an essential skill for all yoga teachers. It begins with an in-depth consideration of the principles of tactile cues, and then looks at specific techniques for guiding students in over 50 poses. Here you will work with one another to learn, practice, and refine your ability to guide students.
• Teaching Pre/Post-Natal Yoga: Every public yoga teacher is a pre-natal yoga teacher if only because you will definitely have pregnant students in your yoga classes. Here we look closely at maternal anatomy and physiology, adaptation of the practice for each trimester of pregnancy, indications and contra-indications for various conditions, effective use props, emotional and psychological aspects of pre-natal experience, preparation for delivery, delivery, and post-partum reintegration through yoga.
• Working with Student Injuries & Special Conditions: Students come to classes with a variety of conditions, including acute and chronic injuries, disease, and other conditions that need to be considered in guiding their practice. We will consider several of the most common conditions: joint issues (ankles, knees, hips, sacro-iliac, spinal, shoulders, elbows, wrists), scoliosis, osteopororis and students undergoing chemotherapy.
• Making Yoga Meaningful: Why do you do yoga? What are the core values at the heart of your practice? How can you best be true to your values while holding space to understand their values in your classes? How might you best create space in class and provide guidance to students in making their yoga experience more meaningful towards fullness of their lives?

• Class Observation: Buy observing experienced teachers in the act of leading live classes, you will further refine your insights into what different students are likely experiencing in their yoga practices, thereby expanding your own skills in leading classes.
• Practice Teaching: From the very beginning of this course, you will work with other participants to teach classes, starting with working one-on-one and gradually developing the confidence and skill to lead larger and larger classes. Each practice teaching session includes extensive feedback and discussion of teaching techniques and methods.
• Lifestyle & Ethics: How we live our larger lives off the mat, including personal yoga practice, nutrition, sleep, relations with family and friends, and being in community are essential aspects of deepening our yoga and sharing it with dignity and integrity.
• The Profession & Business of Yoga: This covers the role of the teacher, getting yourself established as a professional yoga teacher, and being successful in teaching yoga as your source of livelihood.

TOTAL TUITION
PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Before December 1st, 2017 $2595 (save $500!) PAID IN FULL
Early Bird Special – Paid in Full December 2nd + $3095 PAID IN FULL + WYS membership
locked-in for one year.
December 2nd + 3 Payment Plan ($3095)
$775 due with application*
$775 due on February 1st, 2018
$1545 due on March 1st, 2018
July 2nd + 4 Payment Plan ($3120)
$780 due with application*
$780 due on February 1st, 2018
$780 due on March 1st, 2018
$780 due on April 1st 2018

 

 

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