Archive for the ‘Yoga Gems’ Category

Jul 28

August Yoga Gems * Dog Days Edition

Posted by Melanie in Yoga Gems

August brings the dog days of summer to the DC area. The heat and humidity along with the Congressional recess slows the city to a crawl. It seems like the only folks left in town are the tourists. So…while the August yoga gems may be few in quantity, they most certainly do not lack in quality. Enjoy the sultry pace of August, take some down time to rest and restore then hit your mat for a few of the following events and workshops.

Sun. 8.01.2010 3-5PM Cost: $35, Pure Prana, Alexandria, VA * Cool Down from the PittaYour Core, Yoga & Auyrveda

Sat. 8.07.2010 5-6:15 PM Cost: Free,  Circle Yoga, DC * Saturday Sangha

8.08-14.2010 Time: TBD Cost: $210, Yoga House DC, Yoga Week Intensive-a week of twice daily yoga, pranayama and meditation

Fri. 8.13.2010 7-8:30 PM Cost: Tranquil Space, DC * Hip Hop Yoga with DJ Ten

Fri 8.13.2010 8-10 PM Cost: $25 Quiet Mind Yoga, DC * Yoga & Writing

Sat. 8.14.2010 12:30-3:30 PM Cost: $45,Willow Street Yoga, Takoma Park * Healing Yoga and Ayurveda for Your Body Type

Sat. 8.14.2010 3-7PM Cost: $ 50/25,  Boundless Yoga, DC * Seeing Bodies

Sat. 8.14.2010 1-3 PM Cost: $35 Lil Omm, DC * Introduction to Kundalini

Sun. 8.22.2010 9:30AM-4:00PM Cost: $20, Past Tense Studio, DC $ Gimme A Break: Mini Yoga Retreat to Cunningham Falls State Park

Photo via Flickr by The Pack with a CC license.

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

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

May 07

Digital Yogi

Posted by Melanie in Yoga Gems

In my day job I lobby on technology issues. On the job I do a lot of reading and talking about technology.  While not a true techie myself, I spend a good deal of time with techies. In this post, my two worlds collide as I share my favorite yoga iphone apps with you. I know that detachment is something many yogis strive for on the road to enlightenment. I confess however…that I love my iphone more than anyone should love an inanimate object. I use my phone for nearly everything…yoga included. I am utterly attached to my iphone. But then…yoga is a practice, right?

The app I use most is MindBody Yoga.  This is a free app that consolidates yoga class schedules for the studios near you–wherever you happen to be. Using GPS the app locates yoga classes near you at the time you pick.  For a yoga gypsy like me, I use MindBody Yoga to find a class at the many studios here in DC.  I also use MindBody when I’m traveling to find a convenient class to drop into.  This app is a must for all digital yogis.

Authenic Yoga is another of my favorites.  This app from Deepak Chopra and Strala Yoga’s Tara Stiles combines basic pose instruction, routines for all level of yogi and yoga philosophy and meditation practices from Depak Chopra. This is an all around app lets me get in a yoga practice at home or in a hotel room on the road. No excuse not to practice or take time for meditation daily.  The app is $2.99–on the pricier end for yoga apps but I do highly recommend it.

Bowls…is a unique fun app that I really enjoy. You can play several Tibetan singing bowls by tracing the bowl rim with your finger. You can also play symbols and chimes.  Its useful for meditation practice, or just a relaxing way to spend some idle time.This app is $1.99

Yoga Quiz Cards allows you to learn the English and Sanskrit names for yoga poses and quiz yourself flash card style. At $1.99 its a great deal for educational fun.

All apps can be found in the itunes store.

Please share with me your favorite apps and let me know what you think about these.

Apr 16

May Yoga Gems

Posted by Melanie in Yoga Gems

Time again for yoga gems. May is going to be an exciting month for DC area yogis. Not only do we have DC yoga week to look forward to, but May brings celebrity yogis Shiva Rea and Dave Romanelli to our area. I will confess that I am a Shiva Rae crazy yoga fan grrrl so, I will definitely take advantage of a class or two with her.

If you have an event that you think should make the list, please comment, email or DM.

I hope to see you on the Mall on May 15th or some of the events listed here.  Let me know if you plan to attend–I would love to meet you.

Sun 5. 2.2010 12:30-3:00 PM Cost: $35, Flow Yoga Studio, DC * Yoga and Kirtan Fusion Move and Groove with Gopi Kinnicutt and Gaura Vani

Sun 5.2.2010 12:30-3:00 PM Cost $40/45, Circle Yoga, DC * Ayurvedic Sense Cleaning

Fri 5.7.2010 7:00-8:15 PM Cost: Free, Studio Serenity, Adams Morgan DC * Yoga Book Club, Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater

Sat 5.8.2010 6:30 PM Cost: $45, Sacred Space Yoga, Rockville, MD * Yoga + Miracles: With Wine Anything Is Possible! with Dave Romanelli (Yeah Dave)

Sun 5.9.2010 12:30-2:00 PM Cost: $45, Sacred Space Yoga, Rockville, MD * Chocolate-Covered Happiness with Dave Romanelli (Yeah Dave)

Sun 5.9. 2010 2:00 – 4:00 PM Cost: , Studio Serenity Adams Morgan * Chakra Healing Workshop: Fourth and Fifth Chakra with Gopi Kinnicutt

Fri – Sun 5.14-16, 2010 Flow Yoga Center, DC * Living Vinyasa Flow w/Shiva Rea

Sat 5.15.2010 thru 5.22.2020 * DC Yoga Week, Free and low cost yoga all over DC

Sat 5.15.2010 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Free, Washington Monument, DC * Yoga on the Mall with Shiva Rea

Sat 5.15.2010 6:00-7:30 PM Cost: $15, Circle Yoga, DC * Drumming Circle

Sun 5.16.2010 3:00 -6:00 PM, Cost: $50, Ananda Shala, Frederick, MD * Prana Flow Master Class with Shiva Rea

Mon 5.17.2010 9:00AM – 6:00 PM, Cost: $145, Ananda Shala, Frederick MD * Pranafication All Day Retreat with Shiva Rea

Sat 5.22.2010 12:30 – 3:30 PM Cost: $40, Circle Yoga, DC * Healing Yoga for Your Body Type: Yoga & Ayurveda with Liz Chabra

Sun 5.23.2010 12:30 – 3:00 PM Cost $40, Circle Yoga, DC * Building the Force of Inner Radiance with Liz Chabra

Sun 5.23.2101 1:00-3:00 PM Cost: $10 Donation, Lil Omm Yoga, DC * Yoga Book Club, The Power of Less, Leo Babuta

Fri 5.28.2010 7:30-9:00 PM, Cost: Free, Studio Serenity Adams Morgan, DC * Movie Night: What the Bleep Do We Know?

Sat 5.22.2010 3:00 – 5:00 PM Cost: $30, Radiance Yoga, Alexandria, VA *
Discover Your Life Purpose…and What to Do With it! with Peggie Arvidson

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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