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Health & Wellness Round Up

Update on Community Care

At Washington Yoga Center we are grateful to continue to bring people together and support and care for each and every member of this community.  With the expanded presence of coronavirus, we are taking a number of steps intended to keep our spaces safe and healthy. Our staff, cleaning crew--including work-study, have been instructed to follow CDC guidelines. Some specific measures we are taking include: 

  • intensifying our cleaning practices with a focus on frequently touched surfaces and more frequent deep cleaning.
  • Wiping counters, knobs and frequently touched services with disinfecting wipes before/following each class.
  • increasing our cleaning of the practice floor
  • Asking that no shoes be brought inside the practice room--all shoes must be removed and placed in the cubbies at the entrance
  • Requiring all staff to wash hands frequently. We ask that each member of our community do the same.
  • Removing towels and wet cloth wipes from the studio
  • Reminding everyone to do their best to avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with hands
  • Advising liberal spraying of front and back of mats with antiviral spray provided.
  • Pausing teacher hands-on assists and general contact between teachers and students.
  • Asking that all members remove their mats from the closet by this Sunday, March 15, 2020
Finally – If you are not feeling well, please stay home!

Doing our absolute best to stay sanitary and work together go a long way in keeping our community healthy. 
Yoga Practice of the Week
How to wash your hands
(according to the CDC)


Step 1
Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

Step 2

Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

Step 3

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

Step 4

Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

Step 5
Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

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What's New at WYC


Meditation + Movement (All Levels/Open)
with Lisa Maxwell
Mondays | 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

Start your week anchored and refreshed

This class is for everybody. This special class starts with a ½ hour meditation practice which will vary in content from week to week, followed by a ½ hour of asana to loosen the body.

Meditation will always include breathwork that leads into a practice of stillness featuring imaging, body scan, and mindfulness.  Asana practice will begin with warm-up poses and lead into a pace that will suit all abilities and help prepare students for a productive week.


Hatha I/II 
with Lisa Maxwell
Tuesdays | 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

The class is individual focused for students seeking to expand their practice beyond Vinyasa. It is also suitable for beginners and seniors.

Students will learn the fundamental and intermediate postures with emphasis on correct yogic breathing. The class begins at a slow gently pace and progresses to moderate as students warm up. Seated and standing poses comprise the class with ample use of props. Attention is paid to individual alignment, and postures are modified with assistance to meet the needs of all abilities. Postures are held for at least a breath count of five to help develop or recover strength and balance

This Weekend at Washington Yoga Center
Acupuncture + Yoga Clinic
with Lindsay MacDougall
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.


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.

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Mindfulness in Daily Life
with Vicki Goodman
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 | 12:00-1:15 p.m.

How do we find peace in the midst of chaos?

Many of us have heard of mindfulness and have experienced mindfulness meditation. But what does it really mean to bring mindfulness into your daily life? We want greater ease, wellbeing and joy in life. Mindfulness meditation is a way of paying attention or 'waking up' to what really matters in these lives with a sincere inward attention while bringing kindness and compassion to whatever arises. 

In this class you will learn mindful meditation and the loving kindness practices that will help you to bring more balance, sensitivity and ease into your life. Give meditation a try or come to deepen your meditation practice. It's a wonderful opportunity to ask questions in a relaxed, informal setting with other folks with similar interests. 

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Upcoming Workshops and Series

Community Class: Yin
Fri, Mar 27, 2020 | 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Serenity Restorative Yoga
Sun, Mar 29, 2020 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Expand your knowledge with these special trainings!
One Love Prenatal Yoga
30 Hour Teacher Training

with Ryah Dekis
June 19-21, 2020
 This 30-hour total intensive is a base to equip you with greater knowledge, confidence and a comprehensive collective of appropriate asanas (postures), meditative practices and more. Learning the art of guiding and teaching pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy along with preparation for birth and beyond.
Learn more
Unravel Yin Yoga
50 Hour Teacher Training

with Ryah Dekis
September 11-13, 2020 &
September 25-27, 2020


“Unravel Yin Yoga” is a 50 hour 2 weekend Practicum designed for yoga teachers and dedicated practitioners with at least 2 years of yoga experience (all levels). Prior experience in Yin Yoga is not required but an open mind and desire to learn this beautiful modality is.

Learn more
Get to know your teachers!
Meet Susan Hanan
Susan Hanan (E-RYT, 500) received her ISHTA training in 2001 in New York City under Alan Finger. She is known for teaching well-sequenced, creative classes that focus on strength, flexibility, balance and alignment. Her teaching style is strongly influenced by her personal Iyengar practice of many years. Susan believes that alignment is the key to a sustainable and life-long practice and works closely with her students to help each and every one find success on their mat. In 2007 and 2008 she had the privilege of teaching weekly yoga classes at the White House to First Lady Laura Bush. Susan enjoys her personal practice and learning from others, as much as she enjoys assisting her students.

Join Susan every week for class and learn more about her!
Tuesdays | 8:00-9:15 a.m. | Flow and Align All Levels
Tuesdays | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Yin Yoga
Fridays | 8:00-9"15 a.m. | Flow and Align II/III

A schedule to fit yours

Classes highlighted in blue are located upstairs in studio #400

Please refer to website to see weekly sub and class changes
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