Schedule & Upcoming Events

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ONGOING CLASSES

I teach a few drop-in yoga classes each week:

  • Mondays 7:45-9 pm, Yin/Yang, All levels, Kali Yoga  LAST CLASS: June 18th, 2018
  • Tuesdays 4-5 pm, this is refreshing, therapeutic class for anyone living with cancer (and their caregivers) as part of the Katzen Cancer Research Center.  The class — held on the campus of the George Washington University — is free, and you are most welcome to drop in anytime you want, but please RSVP to Eva Ruiz, patient navigator (eruiz@mfa.gwu.edu) so that we can tell you the location, and bring enough mats. Read more about the class here: gwcancermag_yogaarticle_2016
  • Tuesdays, 6-7:15 pm, Gentle PM yoga at the Smith Center for Healing & the Arts.  This class is especially for those with chronic conditions, cancer or a ton of stress.
  • Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 pm, Gentle Yoga at Circle Yoga
  • Wednesdays, 7-8:15 pm, Yin Yoga at Circle Yoga

I also teach weekly yoga classes at the Inter-American Development Bank and the Washington International School. Let me know if you work here.

For one-on-one yoga therapy and energy therapy sessions or to learn Reiki,  you can either book appointments through the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, or contact me directly.

Yoga in the Park. Every Sunday from June 3rd to August 26th from 5-6:30 pm at Malcolm X Park, join local yoga teachers for a free classes. I’ve been leading classes for ten years, and it’s super fun to do yoga and then go drum or picnic. I’ll be teaching the June 10th class, and participating in a few others — come join me!

I’ll be leading a six-day yoga & writing workshop as part of the 41st Annual International  Women’s Writing Guild Summer Conference July 6th-13th in Allentown, PA.  

She Sippurim, a transformative weekend retreat of storytelling, yoga, 
nature, and sisterhood August 17th-19th, @ the Am Kolel Sanctuary Retreat Center 
Beallsville, Maryland. Facilitated by Elissa Gross and Leah Harris with yours truly as a guest teacher. We will be exploring female Jewish liberation through embodied storytelling and spiritual practices. Register here

My signature 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Trainings are held over three weekends. In the first weekend, we dive into anatomy from a fascial and human variation perspective, in the second we learn more about energetic anatomy, using Chinese medicine and Ayurveda as a base, and in the third, we focus on the brain and nervous system, learning about the mind-body connection of stress and trauma and how to shift into resiliency. Next Training:

  • Fall 2018: Radiance Yoga in Old Town Alexandria held September 22-23, October 27-28 and November 17-18 (10 am to 6 pm). More info and register here

 

 

PLEASE BE IN TOUCH IF YOU’D LIKE TO ARRANGE A WORKSHOP, CLASS OR BRING ME TO YOUR SPECIAL EVENT!  Some I’ve taught recently include….

Yoga Therapy for Special Populations or Conditions. I can customize a six- to eight-week program for your population or condition. By way of example, I have taught yoga for people dealing with cancer, yoga for insomnia, yoga for grief, and yoga for medical school students.  Contact me for more details.

* Pen & Pose: A Workshop in Yoga and Writing.  I offer these workshops regularly to help participants use literal and metaphorical vehicles to discover parts of themselves that have laid dormant, sometimes for decades.  Since 2007, I have taught Pen & Pose at libraries, universities, poetry festivals, art galleries, and hospices.

* At Ease: A Workshop in Yoga and Myofascial Release (co-taught with Michelle Deslauriers)Most yoga classes pay far more attention to the myo (muscle) than to the fascia, a web-like connective tissue that runs uninterrupted from your head to your toes and envelops, protects, supports and becomes a part of every muscle, nerve, blood vessel, bone, and organ down to the cellular level in your body.  This is a shame since many pain conditions – from a sore low back to the road to recovery post-surgery – could be effectively treated by releasing strain patterns in the fascia.  In this two-hour workshop, you’ll learn how the fascia is a key and often missing ingredient in self-care. We’ll use techniques from both yin yoga and myofascial release to find and release restrictions and open into greater freedom of awareness and movement.

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* Breath & Tonic. A combination of breathwork with restorative yoga postures to revitalize. An excellent “chill pill” and especially delightful for those suffering adrenal fatigue, exhaustion, anxiety, or any auto-immune or chronic condition.

Reiki Training. I offer First and Second Degree training at the GW Center for Integrative Medicine, usually co-taught with Luann Jacobs. Check out http://www.gwcim.com for more information.

* Heart Rate Variability & Contemplative Practices. I’ve co-presented this experiential session in the past for doctors wishing to incorporate mindfulness practices in reducing their patients’ stress and improving health care outcomes, and am happy to teach this to other health care professionals.

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