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Health and Wellness Round Up
Stress symptoms: Effects on your body and behavior
by Mayo Clinic Staff



 

"Stress symptoms may be affecting your health, even though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame for that irritating headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased productivity at work. But stress may actually be the cause." 
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Yoga Practice of the Week

Happy Baby 
(Ananda Balasana) 

 
Ananda Balasana is a beginner's level pose that stretches the hips, groins, chest and shoulder areas. Along with that, it also lengthens the spine. Practicing this pose releases the tension from the lower back area. Happy Baby  also prepares the body for performing other seating poses. Furthermore, this asana is similar to the reclining squat pose and is quite beneficial for people who have trouble performing squats.



 
Step 1
Start on your back with your knees drawn in towards your chest.

Step 2
Grab hold of the pinky toe sides of your feet, with your elbows on the inside of your knees.

Step 3
Draw your shoulders toward the ground, tone your arms and flex your feet as you pull down on your feet.

Step 4
Draw your knees wide and toward your armpits and try to stack ankles above knees.

Step 5
Lengthen your lower back down to the ground.

Step 6
Stay here for up to one minute, and then release and draw your knees in to your chest.

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Workshops at Washington Yoga Center
Creative Movement and Catharsis
with Rhia Morsberger
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 5:00-6:15 p.m.

Do you every feel like you just need to "shake it out"?
Take a detour from standard movement/exercise practice to explore task-based movements and exercises to help you be less "in your head" and more "in your body".

Register Today
Yoga for Beginners
8 Part Series

with Gayatri Rauch
Saturdays | 11:30-1:00 p.m.
May 2 - June 20, 2020

An eight week progressive series to help you deepen or start a practice of yoga.

For those who are brand new to yoga; or who have been doing yoga for some time and would like to delve deeper into the practice. The series will start with gentle poses to stretch and open the joints and gradually move into more advanced poses. Each class session will include a brief discussion of aspects of yoga philosophy and theory interwoven with our practice of asanas (yoga postures).

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Yoga for Insomnia
with Robin Glantz
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Do you ever feel stressed at the end of a long week? Do you ever feel the heaviness of your work, family and life in your body and not sure what to do with that? Join us once a month, on Friday evenings for a practice to relax and renew body, mind, soul. 

This class helps with racing minds/ thoughts and/ or physical tension in the body.

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Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra
with Sarah Cahill
Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Treat yourself to a couple of hours to come de-stress from the hustle bustle of daily life. Slow down to find calm and release habitual holding patterns in the body.  
This workshop will leave you rested, centered and refreshed! A perfect complement and preparation for the busy week to follow. These two practices aid in lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety, calming the mind and providing clarity.

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Upcoming Community Classes
Train with Us 

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
Exceptional Teachers Exceptional Classes

Meet Gayatri Rauch!

 

Gayatri Rauch has been teaching yoga in the DC area since completing teacher training at Tranquil Space in 2007. Her teaching style is influenced by the Sivananda and Iyengar yoga traditions. She also studies and teaches Ayurveda and is a professor of yoga at American University. Gayatri has been a resident Shanti Yoga Ashram in Bethesda Maryland, since 2007 where she studies practices the path of yoga in daily life.

Join Gayatri every week for class.
Sundays  | 12:00-1:15 p.m. | Gentle Yoga
 
And starting this weekend:
Saturdays, May 2 - June 20  | 11:00-1:00 p.m. | Yoga for Beginners
A schedule to fit yours

We understand that routine and normalcy is everything these days so we have done our best to get our livestream schedule as close as possible to our in-studio schedule. So take your regular classes, but, maybe try a new class as well!

Please remember to sign up in advance for classes as
the classes close to new registrants 10 minutes before the class starts.


Please refer to website to see weekly sub changes
See our full list of upcoming workshops and class schedule online.
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