We're so excited to share deeper studies and related practices with you through workshops. Note that unlike our normal classes that are drop-ins, we need you to purchase a separate pass for these offerings (and register!). Workshops and events are refundable up to 72 hours before an event but not thereafter. Thank you for understanding!
with Sarah Park on select Sundays from 2-4pm
Join Sarah for a group practice based on Christina Sell's Asana Junkies. Expect the instructor to practice alongside the group and gives some cues and demos - mostly we are practicing together. This workshop is similar to the style of the Align classes but more suited to non-beginners. The series of classes will build from a similar sequence "backbone" and foray off into pose categories as listed. Register Here!
September 23: Standing Poses + Arm Balances
October 28: Shoulder Openers + Backbends
November: Bindings and Forward Folds
December 16: Core work + Inversions
Sip + Shop
Friday, October 19, 7-9pm
Join us for a boutique pop-up with Newport Edge (a local MD company) and sales in the Numi boutique! Come for vino and shopping and hanging out together.
Sundays, 4:30-6p: Nov 18, Dec 2, Dec 9, Dec 16 with Ronit Zelivinski
(For parents and their infants 6 weeks-precrawling) Register Here
Infant Massage used to be an art passed down from generation to generation. Through touch, infants learn how to communicate, foster positive attachment to their caretakers, and understand that they are respected and their emotions are validated. Parents also learn to read baby's cues, understand their cries and alertness states and develop communication with their babies on a physical, verbal and intuitive level. During this four week series you will learn various massage techniques for baby which blend styles of Swedish massage, Indian massage, and yoga. You will have the opportunity to practice on baby dolls if your baby is asleep.
Each week we will have time for a guided discussion to connect to other families, review the massage strokes from previous weeks and address any questions that have come up. During our last class together, you will also learn adaptations for older siblings (or the growing child), rhymes and riddles to sing to baby and a little celebration potluck!
This class is entirely baby-led. The best lesson massage teaches us is how to listen to one another and to our children. Holding a baby who is upset, nursing, or changing a diaper are all encouraged and honored and there will be comfortable space for you to do all that you need to make sure baby is happy. We will review strokes and provide worksheets of all of the songs and massages so that all parent couples are caught up each week.
**Includes complementary bottle of organic cold-pressed digestible oil, packets and folders with information, research and all of the strokes covered during class. Register Here
Yoga + Queer Identity
Date TBA (Nov 2018), 3 hrs with Melanie Williams
The intention of this workshop is to provide a safe space for queer self-inquiry and contemplation of the complete yoga practice, exploring the eight limbs through a queer lens. It is meant to be an LGBTQ+ only space, and all who self-identify as such are welcome. The ultimate aim is to leave participants with a solid foothold into yoga philosophy and practice that resonates and jives with their queer identity.
The workshop opens with centering and a brief, grounding meditation, incorporating use of pranayama, mudra, and/or restorative pose work as appropriate. The group will then spend time in discussion, looking at the eight limbs of yoga (particularly the yamas and niyamas, yoga's ethical precepts) through a queer lens, led by the instructor and incorporating moments for group reflection and sharing. We will follow the discussion with another brief meditation for integration and an hour-long, all-levels asana practice that is designed to support the queer physical and energetic bodies through chakral and anatomical alignment and breath-based flow. We’ll close with savasana and a final guided meditation.
Yoga + Body Image Series
January + February with Melanie Williams
In this six-week class series, students will take a deep dive into the relationship between yoga, the
body, and the self. Each week we’ll discuss a component of this relationship, ranging from media
representations and public perception of the “yoga body,” to tenants of yoga philosophy, such as
non-violence and impermanence, that can change the way we relate to our own bodies for the better.
We’ll follow each discussion by embodying these concepts through breath, movement, and meditation
practices that are adaptable for all bodies and levels of practice. Everyone is welcome. Those who
have never practiced yoga before because they weren’t sure their body would be welcomed are
especially encouraged to attend.
Mel skillfully weaves together yoga's philosophies and a modern asana practice to invite participants into layers of self acceptance and love.
Finding Depth in the Basics
Feb 16-17 with Christina Sell
Yoga for Fertility
with Kelsey S
Kids Yoga Tools for Educators, Parents, and Yoga Teachers
with Ronit Zelevinski (5 hours, spring, eryt/ce hours)