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Intrigued by yoga but not sure how to get started? Let a private instructor explain the basic principles & match your goals with a yoga class that’s right for you. Stretch your mind & your body as you explore some basic practices that energize, reduce stress, strengthen, more.




 

 

Ongoing
Special Classes

 Health & Well-Being

Tuesdays for Beginners

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM


Wednesdays - All Levels

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Thursdays - Beginners, All

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Yoga for TWeens

 Sundays, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00 - 6:00P

Mondays, 6:0 0- 7:00P

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00P



Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

Profound Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Monthly on 3rd Fridays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM





Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events

Weekly on

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Register Here


and Monthly on

3rd Fridays New

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Jan 18, Feb 15

Mar 15 & Apr 19

Register Here


Experience

Full-Body

Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Find Out More!
Your Brain
on Yoga
Nidra



Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep MEDITATION to De-Stress, Relax & Rejuvenate

Lauren Fulbright, 500-RYT, 500 KYT, E-RYT

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                          Beginners, All Levels, Ages 15 & Up

                                                       $18 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

Take a break from your busy life with this grown-up version of "nap time."

Yoga Nidra, or 'Yogic Sleep," is a lying-down meditation scientifically proven to induce a profound level of relaxation which leads to improved health and transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to have many benefits, including:

  • Helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
  • Calm the nervous system
  • Boost your immune system
  • Promote a positive outlook & and lift your spirits.
  • By working with the subconscious mind, Yoga Nidra can also help you make real and lasting changes.

Just one hour of Yoga Nidra equals 3 to 4 hours of deep restorative sleep.
 

Everyone can do this practice. No yoga or meditation experience needed. All you have to do is lie down and listen to the teacher's soothing voice. Wear comfortable clothes.


This is a great way to start or enhance a meditation practice.



Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life. Visit her at laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic


Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

6-Week

Mini-Course

Jan 8 - Feb 12
Register Now



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Mar 3

11:00A - 3:00P


 

 6-Week Mini-Course
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                  Beginners, All Levels

                                                                       $120/6 Classes; $24 Drop In 

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


This short course provides you  a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, focusing, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy. You'll learn useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.


While these weekly classes are shorter than those in a traditional MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course at Dream Yoga Studio, instructions will be given in all of the various meditation postures including sitting, kneeling, standing, walking and gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation.

Each class also includes a session of restorative, deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Many find this reclining practice an important pre-requisite prior to establishing and sustaining an individualized daily meditation practice.


Jon blends a secular approach to teaching meditation with traditional language from the dharma. His short talks explore how meditation not only lowers stress levels, but also restores a sense of balance in our busy lives. From the outset of the course, he invites each of us to answer the question, “Over the next eight weeks, how can we learn to genuinely enjoy a meditation practice, both on and off the cushion?”

 

Chairs, sitting cushions, blankets, eye masks and other necessary props will be provided. We suggest that, whenever possible, you wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing.


This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress.

 

Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.

Email Jon@DreamYogaStudio.com with any questions about the course.



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 Once a Month

on Saturday


Feb 16

Mar 16

Apr 13

May 11


2:00 PM -

4:00 PM


Register Now

Drop-ins are welcome

as space permits.


Come, take a break

from the busy-ness

of Fall & the Holidays.

Treat yourself

to this beautiful

experience!


You’ll leave feeling

noticeably looser

physically, mentally

calm … and a little

more enLightened too!



All Levels.

No prior yoga

experience needed.




Special this Winter

Stretch Deeply. Relax Fully & Renew with

Yin & Restorative Yoga

With Luann Fulbright, MA, I-IAYT, 500 E-RYT, KYT & IYT, YACEP    All Levels

Professional-Level Yoga Teacher & Therapist         $24/person Early Bird; $28

Join Dream Yoga Studio Director & Yoga Therapist Luann for a special practice people adore. This is a perfect class for the winter -- to help you slow down, let go, reflect and realize alert calmness.

 

With time, gravity, sitting and our various activities, our joints become compressed and the connective tissue that surrounds the joints can become hard and immobile. Yin Yoga comes to the rescue, using gentle pressure and longer holds of postures to safely stimulate the joints and ligaments in our bodies to improve strength, mobility and hydration to the joints. It’s an excellent practice to counter the effects of arthritis, and develop the “Witness Mind” (the mind that’s able to be present with “what is” without wanting to change it to be happy).

 

In Restorative Yoga, we’ll use blankets and other supportive props to get into nurturing and deeply restful postures that help:

  • Release chronically-held musculature tension
  • Turn off the fight-or-flight response, and
  • Turn on the relaxation response to lower blood pressure, combat fatigue & promote healing.

Gravity does a lot of the work while you are guided in breathing and relaxation techniques that quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system.

 

Tip: Comfort and ease in the body/mind/spirit develops best with regular practice, so registering for all of Luann's fall Yin & Restorative Yoga Practice Classes is recommended.


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for almost 20 years. Yoga has helped Luann overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.

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Fridays


Next Baths

Feb  1

Mar 1

Apr 5

May 3


7:00 PM -

8:15 PM

 

REGISTER HERE


Come to be

rejuvenated or

just captivated

by this unique

musical

performance!



PROCEEDS will

support the

Crystal Ashram

501(c)(3) non-profit

that supports &

sponsors sound

bath meditations

across the DC metropolitan area.



The more do this,

the greater the

transformation!




Sound Bath MEDITATION

by Crystal Ashram

with Robert Lee, E-RYT 500                                   First-Timers & All Welcome!  

                                                                          $25 Early Bird; $30 After

Experience the Rejuvenating Power

of Singing Bowls / 'Human Activation'


How can you be more clear and productive when you're awake, and be more restful when you sleep?

 

MODERN SCIENCE now agrees that deep meditation can give us all of this and then some including, reduced blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and increased overall wellness.

 

IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL of Health Promotion,Tibetan Singing Bowls were used compared to silent meditation. Scientists found the singing bowls produced greater decreases in blood pressure and heart rate than simply silence alone.

 

HUMAN ACTIVATION has been featured in a recent Washington Post article in the Wellness section as the leaders in modern mindful meditation with their "sound bath" offerings.

 

Sound bath, what's that?

Human Activation sound frequency specialist, Robert Lee, will be playing several of these rare Singing Bowls, some of which are over 200 years old. A magical alchemy of 7-12 different metals rings in the past, present, and future for our relaxing enchantment.

 

Experience these gifts from the past in this NON-religious practice of our present.

  • 7:00 PM -  Reception & Introduction to Sound Bath Meditation
  • 7:15 PM - Meditation Begins  Please refrain from entering after 7:15 PM to respect the meditation.**
  • 8:00 PM -  Meditation Ends, Followed by Community Reflection

 

About Your Instructor:  

DC award-winning sound frequency specialist Robert Lee from the Human Activation School will be offering the ancient sounds of antique Tibetan singing bowls. Robert also serves as a one-on-one private facilitator for Human Activation's Pathway of Liberation. From meditation facilitation ranging from local community churches, to corporate consulting and facilitation for strategic planning and regular company re-alignment for consistent cohesion and growth, Robert has worked with companies such as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the Park Hyatt Washington D.C., as well as doing many volunteer efforts in the community such as working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. www.humanactivation.com

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Feb 9

1:00 - 3:15 PM

 

REGISTER TODAY!

 

 

 

 

POSTURE PERFECT:  Yoga Practices to Reduce Neck & Back Pain, Improve Balance & Help You Look and Feel Younger!

With Catha Pavloff, 500 KYT & RYT                                             All Levels

                                                                                                     $35 Early Bird  $45 Thereafter

Technology and our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are wreaking havoc on our posture, regardless of our age. In fact, it is not uncommon to see teenagers with over rounded backs, hunched shoulders, and forward heads. Ultimately, poor posture can lead to fatigue, headaches, back and neck pain, increased anxiety, depression and loss of balance.

The good news is that yoga can come to the rescue! A yoga practice that integrates proper breathing

with core stabilization and back strengthening, and that emphasizes proper alignment, can make a significant difference in the way you look, feel and move.

In this Workshop, we will:

  • Assess your postural habits to see what might be improved.
  • Learn a sequence of yoga poses and breathing techniques that will improve your posture by strengthening and stabilizing your core and back … while simultaneously increasing more mindfulness in the way you stand, sit and walk. 


You’ll also receive a Handout for a supportive Home Practice.

This practice is for all ages and all levels of experience, no yoga experience is necessary. However, this is not a therapeutic session for people with pre-existing conditions that would inhibit active participation.

 

Your Instructor: Catha Pavloff is passionate about active, healthy aging. She is dismayed that our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are interfering with our ability to do so. Catha is on a personal crusade to introduce others to the transformative power of yoga and its ability to help us age healthfully in many aspects of our being: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Among her classes at Dream Yoga Studio, Catha instructs Yoga for Bellies, Backs & Balance; and Yoga for Bone Health & Balance at lunch time on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

 

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4 Tuesdays

March 5 - 25

7;30 PM -

9:00 PM


Register Now

 

Meditation Is Not

a ‘Quick Fix’

But These 2

Empowering

Practices Can

Work Wonders!

 

Come to this

Short Course to Learn

& Practice two

techniques that

will help you

release whatever

is getting in your

way of living the

life you want.

 

Learn to Let Go…

and BE more

Focused… Calm… Energized… Free…

and Open to the full experience of

each moment

and all its possibilities!


4-Week Short Course
Mindfulness Meditation Strategies --R.A.I.N & E.F.T. (Tapping) to Release Stress

With Jon Waterman                                 No Meditation Experience Needed

                                                                             $100 / 4 Classes; $24 Drop In


So much of the stress that we experience in this moment is echoes from the past. This deeply embedded conditioning influences not only how we deal with our present circumstances, but often generates unnecessary fear of how things will work out in the future.

 

This Short Course will combine the wisdom of the now popular mindfulness meditation strategy, known via the acronym -- R.A.I.N. with the techniques of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It will consist of some guided meditations and relaxation, as well as time to explore the potency of EFT.

 

R.A.I.N is a mindfulness strategy that invites the meditator to Recognize, Accept, Investigate & Not-Identify – steps that empower us to “know” and “let go.”

 

Emotional Freedom Technique is a powerful, yet surprisingly simple method which can help us let go in a way that, after we practice, we know that there has been a healing shift. Clinical trials, including those done at the Harvard Medical School, have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. It can produce real, lasting breakthroughs and can significantly improve—or even eliminate—conditions that hospital treatments, medication and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately deal with.


Each class will included discussions and guided meditation/relaxation.

Come see for yourself!

 

Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.

 

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Friday - Sunday

Mar 8 - 10, 2019


Attend 1 or All 6

Master Classes


Register Now

Learn from the

'Master of Mellow'!

and a MELT Method

Lead Instructor


Students of

ALL LEVELS

are welcome to

attend all

workshops.

No yoga or

MELT experience

needed.



Teachers

encouraged

to attend all

sessions to

receive 15 CEUs*

with Yoga Alliance

& towards Rudy's

DGY Teacher

Certification.

Learn to Teach

All Levels

of Students!



Gentle Yoga meets
you where you are.
Dynamic Gentle
Yoga
takes you
where you want
to go!



Says Rudy:

“My passion is

mastering accessible, empowering yoga;

to help people

discover joy and

inner-peace

through a

self-nurturing

practice of yoga.

 

This style is called Dynamic Gentle

Yoga, a particularly encouraging, deep

and

transformational approach to yoga practice.”



What a Student Says:

Thank you so much.

Last evening, I

once again felt

the power of this

Gentle Yoga practice

and remembered

what attracted me

to yoga all those

years ago.  Thank

you so much!

I hope to take more

of your trainings. 

~ D Le Fever

MELT® and Ayurvedic Yoga

A Dynamic Gentle Yoga Weekend with Rudy & Joyce Peirce

Yoga teachers can earn up to 15 Hours CEs & 15 toward Rudy's

Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification

Fee: $275 / $250 EB / $225 Early Early Bird for Full Extended Weekend

 Best Value!  Register Early Bird  by Feb 22 to SAVE up to $85 off of Regular Tuition

                                                                                            See Individual Workshop Fees Below

YOU ARE TRULY UNIQUE! Every individual human body has its own elemental make-up. Each of the five elements --earth, fire, water, air and space (ether)-- has its own particular grouping of qualities. The three doshas (constitutional types), vata, pitta and kapha, are the unique combinations of the five elements. The concept of these doshas stems from India’s ancient healing science, Ayurveda, which is believed to be the oldest continually practiced form of medicine in the world.


Ayurveda means “life knowledge.” Everyone is composed of all five elements, and everyone has all three doshas, just in different proportions. When you're feeling “off” physically, emotionally or mentally, it can be traced to imbalances in the doshas.


THIS WEEKEND is a unique exploration of three practices that offer profound impacts on your constitutional (dosha) balance: MELT, Yog, and Ayurvedic Self-Care. You will:

  • Experience the innovative MELT Method® and its profound benefits for balancing Vata, the most vulnerable of the doshas.
  • Find out how an Ayurvedic approach to balancing the doshas through asana, pranayama and meditation can help you stay resilient, vital and fulfilled.
  • Develop your personal self-care plan with an understanding of Ayurveda’s Three Pillars of Health and an initial assessment of your constitutional type, or dosha.


Ayurveda encourages small incremental changes, avoiding extremes. Return home with a plan to incorporate a few easy-to-integrate self-care practices, employing the mantra for Ayurveda, “Little by Little, Over and Over.” Begin living and working with sustainable energy, a positive outlook, and an uplifted spirit by exploring the powerful self-care practices of Ayurveda, Yoga and MELT.


After the weekend, you will have the option of informal support through participation in a Facebook group created for participants of this weekend’s workshops.


Friday Afternoon

Mar 8, 3:00 – 4:45P  Master Class 1

Introduction to the Amazing MELT Method

Learn techniques to improve your alignment, flexibility and balance by enhancing the functioning of your neuro-fascial (nervous system plus connective tissue) system. MELT is an ideal companion to movement practices such as yoga, providing natural pain-relief and support for your body’s own healing capacity. You will feel like you treated yourself to an excellent therapeutic massage. Joyce trained with Sue Hitzmann, the creator of this simple, powerful method, and regularly assists teacher trainings in New York City. She enjoys teaching others to MELT their stress and is grateful that MELTing prevents chronic pain from creeping back into her life.   $40 / $30  All Levels  Register Now


Friday Night, Mar 8, 6:00 – 8:30P  Master Class 2
Vata-Soothing Gentle Yoga

Vata dosha is associated with the air and ether elements. Think butterflies, hummingbirds, balloons, thoughts floating, constant movement, never landing, resisting steadiness. Without grounding or river banks, vata imbalances can lead to nervousness, anxiety and confusion. We all have a certain amount of vata, and it is the aspect of our constitution most easily thrown out of imbalance. Generally, we all need vata soothing…especially when we’re leading busy lives and on the move. Move from anxious to unctuous in this slow, grounded practice to soothe vata.

$50 / $40  All Levels  Register Now

                    

Saturday Morning, Mar 9, 9:30A – 12:30P  Master Class 3

Kapha-Stimulating Gentle Yoga    

Kapha dosha is associated with the water and earth elements. This quality likes chilling out, relaxing activities at home and on the couch, munching comfort foods and taking it easy. “Don’t worry, be happy” is a kapha organizing principle. Kapha-dominant people tend to be calm, loyal, affable, steady, slow and sure. For this dosha to come into balance, movement is medicine. You can start out slow, then gradually nudge it, ramp it up, deepen the breath, begin to churn, keep it moving, flow in, flow out, get the juices flowing, the heart pumping, stoke the fire. This can be the perfect morning practice. Rest assured, you will be encouraged to churn at your own chosen speed.  $60 / $50  Register Now


Saturday Afternoon, Mar 9, 2:00 – 5:00P  Master Class 4

MELT and Yoga: Balance Vata with Hands-Off Bodywork

Rudy & Joyce team up to offer you a unique combination of Dynamic Gentle Yoga & MELT, also known as Hands-Off Bodywork®. As we age, keeping our tissues moist & supple becomes challenging, making us more prone to muscle strain, injury, chronic pain, inflammation, depression, anxiety, etc. Essentially, the Vata dosha becomes more vulnerable. New science shows that what we attribute to “aging” is related to the hydration and functioning of the neuro-fascial system (nervous system & connective tissue). When you combine the gentle techniques of MELT & Dynamic Gentle Yoga, you improve your breathing, enhance your alignment and balance, decrease the risk of injury and muscle strain, and soothe the nervous system so it can down-shift into the rest & repair mode to support the body’s ability to relax and heal. Learn to soothe the Vata dosha to increase steadiness and resilience and to deepen relaxation. $60 / $50   Register Now


Sunday Morning, Mar 10, 9:30A – 12:30P  Master Class 5

The Pillars of Health, Your Dosha & Yoru Sustaining Plan

Learn why Ayurveda’s three pillars of health are the true ground from which your life springs. Discover your dosha and craft a plan to sustain your vitality and spirit through an understanding of how the doshas present their qualities in a prescribed time of day, govern their own season of the year, and manifest themselves in the changing seasons of life.  $65 / $55  Register Now


Sunday Afternoon, Mar 10, 2:00 – 5:00P  Master Class 6

Pitta-Balancing Gentle Yoga

Pitta, associated with the elements of fire and water, governs how we digest food and experience. Excess pitta manifests as heat in the body, the mind and the tongue. Pitta imbalances are characterized by a quality of burning, by digestive acids, hyper-critical thinking, crankiness, aggravation, a sharp tongue, intolerance, blowing a fuse! Pitta often needs a low-intensity practice, to be calmed, so it can be a steady simmer, a soothing campfire, reassured so it can fuel steady focus, restraint, discerning mind and graceful interaction. This practice will be cooling and calming, slow, fluid movements; relaxing and steadying pranayama and meditation. Experience the best asanas for pitta balance.

$60/$50    Register Now

Your Instructors:

Joyce Peirce, MA, KYT. After first experiencing the powerful benefits of the MELT Method in 2012, Joyce knew immediately she wanted to learn to teach others.  She began training in New York City with Sue Hitzmann, the creator of MELT in 2013 and has been regularly assisting MELT instructor trainings since 2015. Joyce is also a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, and a Kripalu Yoga Dance/Shake Your Soul movement facilitator (Leven Institute for Expressive Movement). She loves to see the amazing changes her students experience through MELT and is convinced that hydration (a key focus of the MELT Method) is critical to physical and emotional wellness. Joyce has studied Ayurveda independently and is excited to help people discover how simple it can be to ground the body-mind and soothe the Vata dosha through the techniques of MELT. 


Rudy Peirce, MA, ERYT-500, YACEP, AYT, has studied and practiced yoga for over 35 years. His passion is guiding self-empowering, mindful, deep-release yoga that is accessible to beginners and inspiring to experienced practitioners. Rudy’s style is inviting, wonderfully slow, and deeply relaxing. He skillfully breaks postures into developmental progressions that make it possible for students to explore postures with greater ease and depth. Rudy presents with care, humor and sensitivity in a warm, compassionate atmosphere.  Certified since 1983, he has been a faculty member, teacher trainer, and mentor with the Kripalu School of Yoga, Stockbridge, MA. He is a certified Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher from the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. He regularly teaches yoga classes for the Ayurveda Trainings at Kripalu. He offers a 60hr advanced yoga teacher certification in Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teaching, which enables teachers to up-level skills and credentials for leading refined, effective Dynamic Gentle Yoga. He teaches regularly on the east coast and annually in Tuscany, next in 2020.  His popular 4CD set, The Gentle Series, and 2 CD set The Invigoration Series are legendary for supporting a vibrant regular personal practice. You can contact Rudy at rudy@gentleyogi.com or visit his website www.gentleyogi.com

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Sunday

Mar 17


11:00 AM -

3:00 PM


Register Now

 

You won't be

 sitting all day!

Come share this

special time together… learning and

practicing the

 many ways of mindfulness. 

See how it

helps you

 reduce stress!

 

 Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat from Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $45/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $60/person After

Co-sponsored  with IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)

 

Understanding how to cultivate and sustain appropriate attention, both on and off the meditation cushion, is essential in recognizing not only the origins of stress in our busy and demanding lives, but also skillful ways to reduce that stress. However, many of us here in the West come to the cushion with great expectations and quickly discover that we first need to remember how to relax.

 

 Scientists have proven that meditation not only reduces stress. It also helps you in these ways:

    •        Strengthen the immune system.                     
    •        Increase heart health.  
    •        Reduce high blood pressure.                                             
    •        Slow biological aging.                                           
    •        Strengthen coping skills.                                       
    •        Sleep better.
    •        Better manage pain.
    •        Heal more quickly.
    •        Help you create positive behavior changes.
    •        Achieve a greater sense of overall well-being.

 

This workshop is open to all—from beginners to long-time meditators—and is an opportunity for you to extend your practice over a few hours. The theme will be “Connecting the Moments.” That is, intentionally cultivating and sustaining a focused attention on sensations in the body as we mindfully transition from one posture to another; sitting/kneeling; standing; walking; reclining and gentle stretching. This four-hour workshop is crafted to be deeply relaxing, not to push our limits in one posture or another.

Please join us in this 48th  “Mini-Retreat” at Dream Yoga Studio. Come to share meditation practice and get your questions answered. Explore new mindfulness techniques that will help you experience greater calm and healing.


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Chairs, cushions, blankets, kneeling benches and props are available, but feel free to bring your personal sitting cushion.

Past participants are amazed at how peaceful they feel after this Retreat…and how fast the day flies.

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Sunday

Mar 24


1:00 PM -

3:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE




Release Anxiety, Come to Peace:

An Afternoon of Qi Gong

with Shakta Kaur Khalsa, E-RYT 500                                  Beginners, All Levels 

                                                              Save $10 $32 Early Bird; $42 After


Take some time out of your busy life to learn how to self-calm and empower yourself with Qi Gong, an ancient system of movement and breath that is doable for everyone.


The grace and calm that comes with these slow movements is how you know it is working. Leave the workshop with some Qi Gong flows to use in your everyday life.


No Qi Gong experience necessary.

 

About Your Instructor:  

Shakta Kaur Khalsa has been in the natural health and yoga field for over 40 years. She is a Level 2 Qi Gong instructor, trained by Qi Gong master, Lee Holden.

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3 Sundays

Apr 6, 13 & 20

10:00 - 11:30 AM


Register Here


All Levels

NO Yoga

Experience

Needed!

 


Winter & the

New Year is the

perfect time to embrace a more contemplative practice!




Please bring

a journal

and pen.

 


3-Week ALL-LEVELS Short Course

Yoga & Journaling:

21 Days to Develop a Contemplative Practice & Life!

Start the New Year Right!

With  Lauren Fulbright, MA, 500-KYT & 200 E-RYT  

                                                                  Beginners, All Levels 

                                                                  $108 for 3 Classes & Handouts

Yoga and Journaling have a lot of wonderful things in common!  They both can help us focus, reflect, get in touch with our true feelings, come more present and open to life in each moment, tap into our most creative self, de-stress, get healthier, grow and thrive.

 

Join Dream Yoga Teacher, Journalist, Singer-Songwriter, Life Coach and life-long journal keeper Lauren Fulbright for a three-week journey that will free your creative energy and help you tap into your personal wisdom.

 

In an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance, you'll:

  • Be inspired to capture the inner messages or revelations that come to you on your yoga mat and off.
  • Discover how your yoga journal can be a place to work out your thoughts, desires, fears and discoveries.
  • Find out how journaling can deepen (and inspire) your yoga practice and your life.

 

Each class will include an all-levels yoga practice, guided meditation and/or Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, and liberating writing exercises designed to connect you to your truest self. 

 

You'll also receive a heart-opening home yoga practice and daily writing prompts to keep you feeling inspired throughout the 21 days.

  1. In class one, Connecting with the Heart and Mind, we'll start with practices that will help you tap into your own memory and heart for inspiration.

  2. In week two, we'll be Diving Deep, as you explore poses and practices designed to deepen your sense of introspection.

  3. During our final week, you'll be Coming Home to your most authentic self through gentle restorative practice, yoga nidra and a writing exercise that will allow you to access your deepest truth.

 

For beginners and experienced writers alike!  Appropriate for ages 16 & up!

No previous yoga experience required.


Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter, journalist and life-long journal keeper in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life.

Visit her at: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic

 

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Sunday

May 19

2:00 - 4:30 PM

 

Register HERE

 

This workshop qualifies

 for 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEU's


 


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Therapeutic Yoga for a Strong, Balanced PELVIC FLOOR

With  Luann Fulbright, 500 KYT, IYT & E-RYT                             All Levels 

                                                                                            $38 Early Bird / $48

Issues like organ prolapse, incontinence, back pain, sexual dysfunction and more in both men and women are often linked to imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, Kegel exercises are rarely enough to effectively address the issue. In this workshop,


Dream Yoga Founder and lead Yoga Therapist will guide you in yoga practices that will help you keep, or reestablish, pelvic floor muscles that are both strong and subtle/relaxed.


CAN'T ATTEND? Schedule a PRIVATE Yoga Yoga session with Luann. Email her at Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com


Your Instructor:  Luann, a professional-level experienced yoga instructor and therapist, has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for 17. She is looking forward to helping you cultivate a deeper understanding and experience of your breath...bringing your yoga and meditation to life!

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3-Week

Mini-Course


Sundays

Aug 4, 11 & 18

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

In Workshops


 

This training qualifies

 for 4 5 hours

Continuing

Education Credits

for Yoga Teachers

in the category of Techniques,

Training & Practice

 

 

Benefit from the

Masters!  The Five

Tibetans is an ancient practice developed by

Tibetan monks to

 live longer, more

vibrant, healthy lives.

21-Day Challenge!

Meet your goals for greater health and well-being!

Learn & Practice THE FIVE TIBETANS

With Luann Fulbright, 500-KYT, IYT & E-RYT                 All Levels 

                                                               $108 / 3 classes; $41 Drop In

It takes 21 days to create a new habit!  This Mini-Course will get you into the habit of practicing the life-enhancing Tibetans (aka, ancient "Rites of Rejuvenation").


The "5 Tibetans" is a basic—yet often little-known—yoga practice. This powerful ancient yoga rite gives you a quick physical workout, leading to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. The Tibetans can be practiced in small spaces with little time. All you need is a few minutes, and enough space to swing your arms around or to do a push up. The 5 Tibetans can also be used as a warm-up for other exercises.


In less than 20 minutes a day, the Tibetans strengthen your muscular, glandular and nervous systems, energize & balance you.  They aim to normalize the speed of our chakras—the spinning energy centers along our spine—that affect every aspect of who we are and how we experience life. They balance our endocrine—the system that produces the harmones which regulate our organs and affect tissues within the body as well as the aging process. They can enhance bone mass, eliminate double chins, boost memory & immunity, improve eyesight, posture/spinal health, more. Done in the morning before breakfast, the practice can "energize you like a double expresso without any of the negative side effects." You'll feel healthier, more alive!

 

The Tibetans can be strenuous, but modifications are shown & practiced in this intro class open to students brand-new to yoga, to the Tibetans & to those wanting a refresher course.. Detailed HANDOUTS for home practice included.

 

Sign up for this series to:

    •  Learn how to perform each Tibetan with proper alignment and breathing in order to reap the most benefits from the practice and avoid injury/ramifications.
    • Learn and practice appropriate warm-ups to prepare the body for the Tibetans.
    • Practice Alternative Poses for each Tibetan, to use when one or more of the Tibetans is too challenging for you.
    • Focus on the impact the Tibetans have on the Chakra energy centers, glands and organs.
    • Receive important tips and cautions on how and when to practice these powerful Rites.
    • Get your questions answered about your practice, if you already practice these Rites.

                                           "I just love being able to do Tibetans in the a.m.!

                                            It really sets the tone for the rest of my day

                                            and I have this incredible abundance

                                            of energy throughout the day."  -Alicia R..

 

Your Instructor:  Luann, Dream Yoga Director and professional-level yoga instructor and therapist, has been teaching students The Five Tibetans since 2003.

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