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Health and Wellness Round Up
How to respond to tantrums?
by Jacqueline Sperling, PhD, Harvard Health Blog




"As Murphy’s Law would have it, children’s tantrums seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. Your toddler or independent-minded 3-year-old turns red, screams, stomps, and appears possessed when you’ve finally gotten everyone geared up for a family walk, or wrangled that video call you spent days coordinating with relatives to get everyone live at once — or even worse, when you need silence for your weekly video conference call at work."  Read full article
 
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Yoga Practice of the Week
as featured in yogaoutlet.com

 
Side Plank
(Vasisthasana)

Side plank strengthens your wrists, forearms, shoulders, and spine. It increases flexibility in the wrists and the full variation also opens the hips and hamstrings. This pose tones the abdominal muscles and improves balance, concentration, and focus. Vasisthasana is often used as a preparation for more challenging arm balances.



 

Step 1
Begin in Down Dog. Lower your hips and shift your weight forward to come into Plank Pose: Palms flat, body extended, with your legs reaching through your heels.

Step 2
Step your feet together and press your weight down through your right hand and forearm. Then, roll your body to the right, balancing on the outer edge of your right foot. Stack your left foot on top of your right foot and keep your legs straight.
  • For a variation, you can lower their right knee and shin to the mat, keeping their hips lifted while building strength in the arms and torso.
Step 3
Extend your left arm to the sky, reaching through your fingertips as you lift your hips and firm the triceps of both arms. Feel the muscles across your shoulder blades flex. Firm your thighs, and press through your heels into the floor.

Step 4
Bring your body into one straight line. Gaze at your top thumb. Press down through your bottom index finger.

Step 5
Hold for up to 30 seconds. Exhale as you slowly return to Plank Pose, then into Downward-Facing Dog. Repeat on the opposite side. After both sides, rest in Child’s Pose.

Any concerns or questions please write to info@washingtonyogacenter.com.
Workshops at Washington Yoga Center
Yoga for Self Care
with Jessica Sandu
Sun, May 30, 2:00-3:30pm

 
One small thing we have some control over right now is how we take care of ourselves.

 

Everyone has been affected on some level by COVID-19 - from anxiety about the threat to our communities, loneliness from self-isolation, economic hardship, or concern for our health and that of our friends and family.

 

This session will give you the tools for improved self-care practices in your daily life, and that can be shared with friends and family who need it. Experience deep restoration, reflection and intention using the profound practices of Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra. Learn how to restore the body, clear the mind and shift from your habitual patterns inviting calm and balance into your life.

 

Join Jessica for this important workshop on simple self-care strategies and techniques for finding calm and centeredness.

Register
Mark your calendars

Family Yoga + Fun w/ Jen
Fri, June 6 | 2:30-3:15pm

Yoga Basics for Beginners w/ Abby
Sun, June 7-28 | 10:00-11:30am

Yoga for Injury Prevention w/ Angelena
Sun, June 7 | 1:30-3:15pm

Yoga for Insomnia w/ Robin
Sat, June 13 | 3:00-5:00pm

Living Your Best Life w/ Atmadarshan
Sat, June 27 | 1:30-3:30pm

 
Weekly Class Schedule Change!
Rhia's Mobility + Meditation is now on Tuesday Mornings!

Looking for a class to move and improve the body mindfully...

Mobility + Meditation
with Rhia Morsberger
Now on Tuesdays at 9:30am 

 
Mobility and Meditation is for all levels of students looking for challenging mindful movement, but in specific care and focus to joint maintenance, health, and longevity. Students will build strength and flexibility with controlled joint rotations and isometric exercises -- all with the intention of safeguarding and normalising joint function (an excellent supplement to a regular yoga practice.) Classes will also have some functional and natural movements, and will end with some guided breathwork and a final relaxation.
 
This class is for you, if you:
  • are interested in varying your mind/body practice
  • stretch a lot, but still feel "tight"
  • want to build more strength, but aren't sure where to start
  • can't seem to keep the flexibility you work for, but want to learn how
See Schedule
Our already affordable prices now even more
More pricing plans to suit every budget. 
 
New to the studio:
2 Week Unlimited Intro Offer - $29

Class Passes:
Single Class Drop-In - $18
3 Class Pass - $49
5 Class Pass - $79
10 Class Pass - $149

Automatic Renewing Memberships
Mini 5 Class Monthly - $70
Regular Unlimited Monthly - $85 
Annual Membership -  $980

PURCHASE TODAY

Try our on-line classes in the comfort and safety of your own home. 
Call 202-244-9642 with questions.
Exceptional Teachers Exceptional Classes

Meet Rebecca Kanin!

 

Becca completed her 200-hour RYT training at Hot Yoga, in Washington D.C. After rowing in college and long distance running for years, Becca found yoga as a great balance to the competitive strain on her body.

Becca focuses her classes on breath and alignment. Come to her class ready to work hard or to take a break from your day. Becca grew up in the DC area and lived in New England for ten years before moving back to D.C. to escape the long winters.

Join Rebecca every week for class.
Sundays  | 10:30-11:45 a.m. | Vinyasa I/II
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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