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Oct 01

October Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events, Uncategorized

October is a busy month for yoga workshops in the DC area. Below are just a sampling of the juiciest workshops and happenings in the region. Of special note this month, Kirtan with Jai Uttal at River Road Universalist Church in Bethesda, MD.  Hope you enjoy a few of these yoga gems this month.  See you on the mat!

Sat 10.2.2010 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Cost: $40, Yoga Chai, DC, * Rasa Lilasana: Moving with the Emotions of Devotion

Sat. 10.2.2010 1:30 – 3:00 PM Cost: $30, Past Tense, DC * Meditation Myth Busters

Sat. 10.2.2010 4:00-6:00 PM Cost: $35, Circle Yoga, DC * Mantra Meditation

Sat. 10.2.2010 1:30 -4:00PM Cost: $40 Quiet Mind, DC * Rise and Shine with a Yogic Sheen (Daily Ritual Workshop)

Sun. 10.3.2010 2:00 PM-3:30 PM, Cost: $25/30, Studio Serenity, DC * Creating a Home Practice

Fri. 10.8.2010, 7:30- 9:00 PM, Cost: $25/30 Tranquil Space, Arlington, VA * Yoga Practice to Live Drummers

Sat. 10.9.2010, 3:30 – 7:00 PM, Cost: $45,Tranquil Space, DC * Anatomy of Pranayama

Sat. 10.9.2010 1:00PM – 3:00 PM, Cost: $38, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga as a Living Flow, Ignite Your Sva Shakti

Sat. 10.9.2010, 11:00AM – 2:30 PM, Cost: $40, Tranquil Space, DC * Foundations of Yoga Philosophy

Sun. 10.10.2010, 9:00AM – 12:00PM Cost: $50, Boundless Yoga, DC * Seeing Bodies, Yoga Anatomy

Sun. 10.10.2010 1:00PM – 4:00 PM, Cost: $45, Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, MD * Yoga Breath and Yoga Nidra, Meditation

Sat. 10.16.2010 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Cost: $30/35, Circle Yoga, DC * Pranayama for Relaxation and Meditation

Sat. 10.16.2010 1:30 – 3:30 PM, Cost:  Past Tense, DC * Meditative Yoga Hike in Rock Creek Park

Sat. 10.16.2010 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Cost: $10, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga Book Club “The Heart of Yoga” by TKV Desikachar

Sun. 10.17.2010 2:30 – 4:30 PM, Cost: $35, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * The Fourth Limb: Pranayama Practice

Sun. 10.17.2010 3:00 – 5:00 PM, Cost: $45, Flow Yoga Center, DC * There’s No Place Like OM: A Chanting Workshop to Find Your Singing Voice

Mon. 10.18.2010 6:30 – 10:00 PM, Cost: $25/35, River Road Unitarian Church, Bethesda, MD * An Evening of Kirtan with Jai Uttal and Daniel Paul

Sun. 10.24.2010 11:45AM-1:40 PM, Cost: Donation, Yoga District, 14th Street, DC * Yoga, Willpower & Diet

Sat. 10.30.2010 2:30 – 5:30 PM, Cost: $40, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * Sanskrit – The Language of Yoga

Sat. 10.30.2010 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, Cost: $38, Yoga Fusion, Chevy Chase, MD * Yoga as a Living Flow: Explore Your Sva Dharma

Sun. 10.31.2010 2:30 – 5:00 PM, Cost: $35/40, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * Workshop of Death: A Halloween Yoga Workshop

Photo by FrankH via Flickr with CC License

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Today many in India are celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi or the Hindu god Ganesha’s Birthday.  I posted earlier about Ganesha, my favorite Hindu god–the God of mischief,  new beginnings, prosperity and wisdom.

In India, to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, clay statues of Ganesh sit decorated with red paste and flowers in Indian homes for ten days until today when they will be taken to bathe in rivers, lakes or another body of water to symbolize Lord Ganesh sailing to Mt. Kailish, his birthplace.
In honor of the birthday boy Ganesh, I’m posting MC Yogi’s “Ganesh is Fresh”. May you enjoy good mischief, new beginnings, prosperity and wisdom. Jai Ganesha.

Photo:  Flickr by WadeM via CC license

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Aug 28

September Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events

We are slowly coming out of the August doldrums in DC. The mornings are a bit cooler, the days growing shorter.  On my regular run route, I’m noticing leaves that are beginning to turn.  Kids are back to school and fall will be arriving soon. As Washington slowly returns to life, yoga workshop schedules are beginning to ramp back up. This month MC Yogi will be in town, the DC Global Mala takes place and a number of great workshops are not to be missed.

Thu 9.9.2010 8:00 – 9:30 PM Cost: Donation, Studio Serenity, Adams Morgan, DC * Psychology of Karma w/Dhanurdhara Swami

Sat 9.11.2010 1:30 – 3:30 PM Cost: Donation, Quiet Mind Yoga, DC * The Non Dominant Side Experiment

9.12.2010 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Cost: Free, Lil Omm Yoga, DC * Introduction to Ayurveda – Motherhood and Ayurveda: Care for Self, Baby and Family based on Ancient Teachings

Thu 9.16.2010 7:45 – 9:15 PM Cost: Free, Circle Yoga, DC * Introduction to Yoga Workshop

Sat 9.18.2010 4:00 – 6:00 PM Cost: $35, Tranquil Space Yoga, DC * Cupcakes & Chakras

Sun 9.19.2010 1:00 – 2:30 PM Cost: Free, Circle Yoga, DC * What is Reiki? An Introduction

Thu 9.23.2010 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Cost $40/50, Tranquil Space Yoga, DC * Autumn Equinox with Live Sitar Under the Full Harvest Moon!

Sat 9.25.2010 1:30 – 4:00 PM Cost: $35, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Ganesh is Fresh with MC Yogi

Sun 9.26.2010 12:00 – 3:00 PM, Cost $35, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Jai Ma! with MC Yogi

Sun 9.26.2010 12:30 – 4:30 PM, DC Global Mala * Tickets and Info here

Sun 9.26.2010 1:30 – 3:30 PM Cost: Donation, Quiet Mind Yoga, DC * What Makes You Move? An introduction to the Musculoskeletal System

Photo by Old Sarge on Flickr via CC license

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Jun 27

July Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events, Uncategorized, Yoga Gems

July brings a number of exciting yoga events to the DC metro. Citizen Effect’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge begins on July 1 and continues throughout the month with great deals from top DC yoga studios for all participants. Sierra Bender visits DC this month with a master class at The Studio DC. Check out the following picks for juicy yoga events in the capital region.

Sat. 7.3.2010 6PM Cost: Free, Quiet Mind Yoga, DC * Summer Satsang

Mon. 7.5.2010 7:30-8:30 PM Cost: Free, Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA * Book Club “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston

Mon. 7.5.2010 Noon-2PM Cost: Donation, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Body, Mind, and Consciousness: An Independence Day Workshop Benefiting Anahata Grace

Fri. 7.9.2010 8PM, Cost: $25, Quiet Mind Yoga, DC * A Midsummer’s Night Scheme

Fri. 7.9.2010 7PM Cost: Free, Studio Serenity, DC * Yoga Book Club “Dharma Punx” by Noah Levine
Thurs. 7.15.2010 7-8PM Cost: Free, Tranquil Space Yoga, DC * Yoga Book Group “The Not So Big Life” by Sarah Susanka

Sat. 7.17.2010 9AM-5PM Cost: The Studio DC * Master Class with Sierra Bender

Sat. 7.17.2010 7-9 PM Cost: $30/$35, Sacred Space Yoga, Rockville, MD * Call of the Dark Goddess-asana, chant, trance work

Sat. 7.17.2010 3-5PM Cost: $35, Tranquil Space, DC * Pranayama and Relaxation for Stress and Daily Living

Sat. 7.24.2010 10AM-1PM Cost: $40, Past Tense Studio, DC * Yoga & Kayaking

Sun. 7.25.2010 1-3PM, Cost: $10, Lil Omm Yoga, DC * Book Club “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

Sat. 7.31.2010 1:30-4:30 PM Cost: $35, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Taming the Tiger, Calming the Monkeys, Being the Tortoise A Pranayama and Pratyahara Immersion

Sat. 7.31.2010 1:30-3:30PM, Cost: $30, Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA * Tending the Mind, Calming the Spirit

Photo courtesy of photofiend via Flickr with a cc license

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DC Dharma is  honored to be a sponsor of Citizen Effect’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge.  Citizen Effect is an amazing social philanthropy organization based here in DC. The yoga challenge is a partnership with many terrific DC yoga studios, Citizen Effect and the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project to fully fund a foster home for children in Cloetesville, South Africa.

Do you want to participate in the challenge?  Here’s what you need to do:

1. Register for $30 and pledge your fundraising goal.

2. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you—just $15 from 30 friends makes a big difference!

3. Participants benefit from free or discounted classes at DC’s top yoga studios.

4. Party time: Kick-off event on June 30th with free yoga in Meridian Hill Park & Celebratory Party at lululemon athletica Georgetown on August 5th.

5. 100% of the funds raised will go toward building and maintaining the foster home in Cloetesville, South Africa.

It proves to be a lot of fun, a great way to build the DC yoga community and a wonderful karma yoga experience. Even if you are not a DC local, you can still participate virtually, share your experiences here and do some good for kids in South Africa.

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Jun 09

Free Outdoor Yoga this Summer

Posted by Melanie in Events

This summer you can take your yoga outside at two locations in DC

Sundays in Columbia Heights’ Meridian Hill Park yogis can walk their down dog 5-6:30 PM in June, July in August. The classes are free and offered by instructors from various local studios.  Get the schedule here.  Note:  If it is raining, classes are canceled.

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 Lululemon hosts a free class in Dupont Circle. Get all the details here.

Be sure to bring your own mat to all events. See you at the park this summer.

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Jun 03

Virginia is for Yoga Lovers

Posted by Melanie in Events

Virginia Yoga Week Starts June 6

They say Virginia is for lovers. Next week Virginia is for yoga lovers. During Virginia Yoga Week June 6-13, Virginia studios and independent teachers are planning a week full of events to bring together the Virginia yoga community.

The NoVa kick-off event is Sunday June 6 from 10am to 4pm at Reston Town Center. A full day of events center around the theme: Love Your Body.

The week concludes with Yoga in the Fresh Air June 13 3-5pm in Old Town Alexandria. The event includes a yoga dance party DJed by DC Dharma twitter pal Jeffrey Platts

In between, participating studios will offer free and $5 yoga classes.  Be sure and check out Virginia Yoga week, tell us about what you tried in the comments.

Namaste.


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May 27

BuddhaFest DC

Posted by Melanie in Events

It seems appropriate on Buddha’s birthday to post about DC’s upcoming first ever Buddhist film festival BuddhaFest. The Katzen Arts Center at American University will host the event June 17-20.

From the event website:

A dozen films plus talks and meditation present a unique mix and fresh take on the principles of Buddhism.

Highlights include a world-premiere film, an Academy Award-nominated documentary, talks by Tara Brach, Lama Surya Das and Sharon Salzberg, and a Picnic for Peace.

This looks like a really exciting event with beautiful films and dharma talks with nationally recognized buddhist scholars. I’m excited to check out a few Buddhafest events.

Photo via StuckinCustoms on Flickr

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May 20

June Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events, Yoga Gems

Once again there are a number of great yoga events in the DC metro area coming up in June. Even better, many of the events listed this month are free. I only regret having to pick between all the great events that fall on the same day.  If you attend an event that you really enjoy, I invite you to review it in the comments, send me an email or DM me on twitter and share your experience. Perhaps you can write a guest post and we can better share all the yoga goodness going on in our community. Have a great June and hope to see you at one or more of the events below. Please let me know if you plan to attend an event–it would be lovely to meet IRL (in real life.)

Fri. 6.4.2010 Cost: Free, Studio Serenity, DC * Yoga Book Club “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

Sat. 6.5.2010 5:00-7:00 AM, Cost: Free, Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA * Morning Sadhana

Sat. 6.5.2010  6:30-9:30 PM Cost: Free, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Mix and Meditate Party

Sat. 6.12.2010 1-3:30 PM Cost: $25/30, Past Tense Yoga, DC * Yoga & Biking in Rock Creek Park

Sat. 6.12.2010 7:30-9:30 PM Cost: $20/25, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Kirtan with David Newman

6.18-20.2010 Time TBD Cost $150/3 sessions, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Yoga and Ayurveda with Maria Garre

Fri. 6.18.2010 9:45-11:55 PM Cost: $25, Flow Yoga Center, DC * Yoga Trance Dance

Fri. 6.18.2010 7:00-8:30 PM Cost: $20/25, Tranquil Space Yoga, DC * Hip Hop Yoga with DJ marq few

Sat. 6.19.2010 6:00-7:30 PM Cost: $15, Circle Yoga, DC * Monthly Drumming Circle

Sat. 6.19.2010 2:00-5:00 PM Cost: $40/45, Sacred Space Yoga, Rockville, MD* Tantra: The Fire in the Soul with Brendan Feeley

Sun. 6.20.2010 2:00-4:30 PM Cost: $40, Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, MD * Sequencing Your Home Practice

Sun. 6.20.2010 1:00-3:00PM Cost: $10, Lil Omm Yoga, DC * Summer Reading & Seva Group with Carolyn Butcher– “The Not So Big Life” by Sarah Susanka All class fees donated to Citizen Effect

Sun. 6.20.2010 Noon-2:00 PM Cost: $30/35, Sacred Space Yoga * Walt Whitman as Trantric Philosopher–Yoga Flow & Poetry at Seneca State Park

Sat/Sun 6.19-20.2010 2:00-4:30 PM Cost: $70, Shakti Mind Body Studio, DC * Anatomy  and Physiology for Yogis

Fri. 6.25.2010 Studio Serenity, Cost: Free, DC * Movie Night “Shortcut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela”

Photo Credit: Madaboutasia via Flickr

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Apr 04

April Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Events, Yoga Gems

Here are my choices for the area’s coolest yoga events and workshops for April. Click on the links for all the details.

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