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What's New at WYC
Guest Passes are Here!

Hey WYC Members, stop by the front desk to pick up your new guest passes! All Monthly recurring members of the community will receive 3 guest passes that can be used to bring a friend, family member or a lucky coworker. Right in time for the holidays! 
$12 Drop-In Day
Friday, October 25, 2019


Looking for a great way to start your weekend? Join us tomorrow for class and only pay $12 to drop in! All day! Pay online or at the front desk.
Spooky Halloween Flow!

Join us October 31, 2019 at 7:45pm for a fun Halloween themed yoga class! This All Levels Flow is free and open to the community so bring a friend or two! We'll be giving away special treats and may even have a best costume contest. 
Health & Wellness Round Up

Yoga for Better Sleep
By Marltnn Wei, MD, JD, Harvard Healthbeat


 

 

"Yoga is a gentle and restorative way to wind down your day. A national survey found that over 55% of people who did yoga found that it helped them get better sleep. Over 85% said yoga helped reduce stress. You can use supportive props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks to make poses comfortable so that you can stay in the pose for longer and continue to breathe." 
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Learn more about yoga to and restore the body in preparation of sleep?
Serenity Restorative Yoga
with Tiffany Kuo
Sunday, October 27 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Expand Your Practice
 
Pilates
 


Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates, after whom it was named. The practice is a form of exercise which concentrates on strengthening the body with an emphasis on core strength. This helps to improve general fitness and overall well-being.

Because Pilates can be modified to provide either a gentle strength training program or a challenging workout, most people would have no problem with this form of exercise. It is suitable both for beginners and for people who already exercise regularly.

If you're a beginner you can start with basic exercises and then once you've mastered those, you can work on the more advanced moves. It's a good idea when you're just starting out in Pilates to go to Pilates exercise classes or have a private instructor. This way the instructor can make sure that you are doing the exercises correctly to avoid any injury.

Modern yoga, like Pilates, is a mind-and-body discipline, though yoga classes are more likely to address spiritual aspects explicitly. Some poses are similar in the two disciplines; for example, open leg balance closely resembles Navasana, boat pose; roll over is similar to Halasana, plough pose; and swan and push-up are essentially identical to Bhujangasana, cobra pose and Chaturanga Dandasana, low plank pose, respectively. Both disciplines develop strength, flexibility, and fitness. Pilates, however, emphasizes core strength where most yoga emphasizes flexibility.
 
Experience Pilates for yourself this weekend!
Introduction to Mat Pilates
with Jacinda Li
Sunday, October 27 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

 
 
Any concerns or questions please write to info@washingtonyogacenter.com.
This Weekend at Washington Yoga Center
Introduction to Mat Pilates
with Jacinda Li
Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 1:00-2:30 p.m.

This 1 ½ - hour workshop will cover the fundamental Pilates mat work (floor work) series of this full-body exercise system created by Joseph Pilates. These exercises will target the abdominals, upper and lower back, hips and glutes to provide a full-body strength and flexibility workout.

Register Today
Serenity Restorative Yoga Workshop
with Tiffany Kuo
Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 5:30-7:00 p.m.

This workshop is an excellent complement for the on-the-go person, as well as anyone experiencing fatigue, burn-out, general aches and pains, or recovering from injuries.

During this practice, find an ease-filled rest through supported resting postures designed to be held for long periods of time. Receive breath work, guided meditation and imagery, and hands-on healing modalities designed to enhance your body’s own capacities to heal.

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Upcoming Workshops and Series
All About the Joints Series: Knees
with Rhia Morsberger
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.

In this lecture + predominantly movement-based workshop, you will learn the fundamental movements of your knees as well as specific exercises to build foundational strength, flexibility, and how to more efficiently prepare the knees for more load and complex movement.

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Pelvic Floor: Beyond the Kegal
with Sarah Potthoff
Sunday, November 3, 2019 | 12:15-1:45 p.m.

So you pee a little when you sneeze or cough? In this workshop you will learn more about optimizing their pelvic floor muscles and how to prevent injury. Students will walk away learning about the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor as well as the latest, evidence-based rehabilitation and movements.

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Mindfulness in Daily Life
with Vicki Goodman
Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Many of us have heard of mindfulness and many have experienced mindfulness meditation. In this class you will learn not only formal sitting mindfulness meditation. You will also learn how to bring mindfulness more fully into your life by becoming more aware of and witnessing your thoughts, more present with bodily sensations to bring you more into the present moment and to be less disturbed by life’s inevitable ups and downs.

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Exceptional Teachers Exceptional Classes

Meet Sarah Hull!

 

Sarah, a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT), stepped into her first asana class back in 2007 and started attending Iyengar yoga classes in 2009. Sarah offers classes focused on balance, strength, and alignment to explore the yogic principles of sthira and sukha – strength and ease. She maintains regular study with her mentor Dörthe Braun and further ongoing study with senior teachers including Lois Steinberg. In her classes, Sarah looks to honor and share the teachings of her teachers, their teachers, and inspire others.

Join Sarah every week for class.
Mondays | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Iyengar Foundations
Tuesdays | 6:30-8:00 p.m. | Iyengar All Levels
A schedule to fit yours

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