Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  


 


Join Our Popular Meditation Classes & Retreats



 Half-Day

Mini-Meditation

Retreat from Stress

Sun, Sept 10
Register Now

 6-Week 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

& Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM
July 11 - 29  Register

Plus New
Thursday Class,  9:30 - 11:00 AM
July 27 - Aug 31
Register


Is Yoga for You??

Register for our NEW

Beginner Yoga Classes

Wednesdays

7:15 - 8:30P


and Saturdays

8:30 - 9:45A



Or...

Find Out in a

Private Yoga Sampler

60 Minutes for $65

New Students Only

Purchase Now.

Schedule Later

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.




 

 

Workshops

Mini-Courses

& Teacher Trainings


MINDFUL FAMILIES: Art &

Yoga for Focus, Fitness & Calm

Register Now



 TANTRA YOGA Weekend

with Todd Norian

Alignment Refinement

for Radiant Health!

Sept 22 - 24

Register Now

This Weekend Intensive will sell out soon!

Yoga for Bone Health:
Practices Proven to Improve Bone
 Density & Quality
Sat, Oct 28
 
2:00-4:30 PM
Register Now



Ongoing Mini-Courses

 Health & Well-Being

Wednesdays


Yoga for Tweens

 Sundays, 3:30-4:30P


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00-6:00P

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00P


Family Yoga

 Sundays, 3:30-4:30P

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

Gentle Stretching &

Profound Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

6:45 - 8:00P

Register



Special

Private

Classes

The Five Tibetans

 Learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with

 Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com

 

Yoga Nidra

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation/

Meditation

At the Studio, Your Home or Hospital

Contact Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com





Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events

 



Yoga-Alliance-Approved 
Teacher Trainings

Dream Yoga Studio is happy to be able to bring you quality workshops led by highly skilled and veteran teachers. Our Teacher Trainings are most often led by instructors from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (the largest, most-established Yoga Center in North America) and other nationally-renown institutions and programs.

Jun 2-4Strengthen Your Joy & Learn to Teach Children Yoga: RADIANT CHILD YOGA Level 1-2 Teacher Training
with Lisa Danahy

Sept 22 - 24: TANTRA YOGA Weekend:
 Alignment Refinement for Radiant Health
 with Todd Norian


Feb 23 - 25, 2018
Dynamic Gentle Yoga Weekend
with Kripalu's Rudy Peirce


Apr 21 - 25, 2018
Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teaching Training for All with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis


See Information Below & Register Today!
Stayed tuned! More trainings will be posted soon!

   


 


SUMMER

Classes



What's New!

Mindful Families:
Art & Yoga
for Focus,
Fitness & Calm

Monthly on Fridays

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Description Below

Our Schedule includes nearly 50 Classes for Adults, Teens, Tweens & Families

Led by Certified Yoga Teachers Lisa Danahy, Lauren Fulbright, Lauren Anderson, Others

    Yoga helps children in many ways.   Dream Yoga Kids experience.... 

Improved Health & Sense of Well-Being  ☺  Release of pent-up energy ☺  Music and Movement   ☺  Fun and Creative Play  ☺  Greater Strength and Flexibility  ☺  Enhanced  Motor Skills  ☺  More Joy! ☺  Better  Listening and Speaking Skills  ☺  Increased Focus, Concentration and Self- Regulation  ☺  Improved Body Image ☺  Greater  Self-Confidence  ☺  Children (and Adults) Relax!  ☺  MORE!

 

Consider registering for

  • Yoga for TEENS,  Ages 13+  (Sundays 5:00P & Thursdays 7:00P)
  • Yoga for TWEENS, Ages 10-13 (Sundays, 3:30P)
  • Family Yoga, Ages 6-10 (Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30P) 
  • MINDFUL FAMILIES: Art & Yoga for Focus, Fitness & Fun, Ages 6-10 (Monthly on Fridays at 6:00-7:00P)

 

See Descriptions HERE         Register HERE

Please  REGISTER for classes to reserve a spot for your child or Family and help ensure these classes "make." Please help promote Dream's "Yoga for Kids & Families" offerings by inviting your child's friends and other families to participate. We need at least 6 Registered Children for the class to be held. Drop-Ins are welcome once a class has "made."

 

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Weekly on Sundays

6:45 - 8:00 PM


Register Here
Or Drop In & Try
ANY TIME


Drop-Ins Welcome

No Yoga or Meditation

Experience Needed

 

Experience

Full-Body Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 


Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA: Gentle Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Lauren Fulbright, 500-RYT, 500 KYT

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                              Beginners, All Levels, Ages 15 & Up

                                                          $18 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age.


Yoga Nidra – which literally means "yogic sleep" – is a guided 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. 
Just one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three hours of regular sleep.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been shown to be very effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system and has the power to transform negative core beliefs into a more positive outlook. The visualization and sensory awareness used during Yoga Nidra directly communicate with your subconscious mind - where real and lasting changes begin!


Everybody can do this practice! Each class begins with gentle stretches to loosen your joints, free-up energy, and prepare you for the Yoga Nidra. We then move to a comfortable lying down or seated position for Yoga Nidra. The instructor guides you through a series of simple meditations where you bring your awareness to physical sensations, the breath and mental images. The tools/techniques learned can also be used at home for stress reduction and as a prelude to better sleep.


Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing. 

 

Students who do Yoga Nidra say they LOVE the way they feel afterward—noticeably

looser, freer…and a little more enlightened too!


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Friday

Aug 4

Sept 8

Oct 13

Nov 3


6:00 PM -7:00 PM


Register

for individual
workshops

ALL Ability Levels.
No yoga
experience needed.


Register Now
also for our
special 5-Week
Family Yoga
Mini-Course
Sundays,
4:00-5:00P
Jul 23 - Aug 20
Register Now

MINDFUL FAMILIES:

Art & Yoga for Focus, Fitness & Calm, Ages 6-10

With Lisa Danahy                                              

                         $27 for each Adult & Child; $31 Regular Tuition & Drop In

                                                                                      $5 additional child.

                                                                           Register 2nd Adult & Child Separately

                                                                                   Fee includes Materials for family members 

Family Art & Yoga Night features simple yoga warm ups and poses, including fun partner poses and creative group games, along with mindfulness-based art activities tied to a specific theme. The class will also include beginner-level forms of meditation and relaxation.


This is a GREAT way to:

  • Introduce children and/or adults to the practice of yoga in a very accessible, non-competitive space

  • Develop a greater sense of calm and focus

  • Encourage collaboration and cooperation among family members and in the community we create as we come together.


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience this unique and popular curriculum created by Lisa Danahy and featured at both the DC schools annual conference and the Annual Kids Yoga Conference.


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Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

8-Week

Mini-Course

Next Tues Session

Jul 11 - Aug 29

Register Now

Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Drop In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.



New Thursday

Morning Class!

6-Week

Mini-Course

Jul 27 - Aug 31

Register Now


Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Sept 10

11:00A - 3:00P

 

 6- & 8-Week Mini-Courses
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                      Beginners, All Levels

                                       $20/$120=6 Classes;  $160/8 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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Wednesday

Sept 6

 

6:30 PM -

8:30 PM

 

Donate/

Sign Up Early

to Grab Your

Spot.

Ask Friends

& Family

Members to

Sign Up Too!


DONATE / REGISTER HERE

or Register

at Studio


Make Any

Checks to 

Dream Yoga Studio

Subject: Donation for Abdi

Special Event

Heart-Opening Yoga BENEFIT CLASS for Abdi & Family

A Special Offering by Dream's Mother-Daughter Team

Lauren and Luann Fulbright 

                                                         $20 Minimum Suggested Donation

                                                         Space is Limited.  Reserve Your Space! 

Life is beautiful and heart-wrenchingly challenging. We don't know why bad things happen. But what we do know is: We have the power to choose love… and to help others when (and as much as) we can. It's Karma Yoga, an advanced practice!


Please join us for this special class guaranteed to open your heart, as we raise funds for Dream Yoga Teacher Lauren’s college friend and McLean resident Innocentia, whose sweet, 9-year-old son Abdi recently lost his battle with brain cancer. 


Innocentia had to take a leave of absence from her job at the Madeira School in McLean in order to care for her son. The family is now in need of financial help to cover medical bills and funeral expenses.


Please join with us in support and love. Register Today. Donate as much as you can online. Donate at the Studio too! Cash or make check to Dream Yoga Studio.


"When I first met Innocentia at Randolph Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg,

I could immediately see that she is the kind of person who lights up any room that she walks into. She is kind, funny, smart, spirited, passionate and dedicated to helping others. I never dreamed that she would face something like this,

but she has done so with grace and courage." -- Lauren


For All Levels. Ages 15 and up.


Your instructors. Luann is Director of Dream Yoga Studio and a professional level Yoga Therapist with 40+ years of experience in yoga and meditation. Lauren is also a professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher, Life Coach, and teaches Yoga for Teens/Tweens at Dream. A Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra intstructor, she'll be guiding a special, heart expanding relaxation. 

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Sunday

Sept 10


11:00 AM -

3:00 PM

Register HERE 

 

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 46th  “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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Sept 22 - 24

Friday - Sunday



4 Workshops

Register Now

Register for One or
All at a Discount Fee

 




Students of

ALL LEVELS

are welcome

to attend all

Workshops



Teachers

encouraged

to attend all

4 workshops

and receive

12.5 CEUs with

Yoga Alliance



1st Time to Dream Yoga!

Tantra Yoga Weekend with Todd Norian:

Alignment Refinement for Radiant Health!

For Yoga Students & Teachers

Commitment Pricing -  Discounted Fee for Full Extended Weekend (4 sessions):

Early Bird $185 – SAVE $60 off Fee for 4 Workshops; $220 Regular Tuition – Save $20

                                                                                         See Individual Workshop Fees Below

This weekend of workshops is for teachers, students and all those seeking therapeutic alignment blended with the revelatory Tantric teachings that empower you to heal and live the life of your dreams!

 

Journey through a comprehensive system of alignment that integrates body, mind and heart with the esoteric and empowering teachings of Tantra. Todd Norian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a weekend that teaches you:

  • Mastery of natural body biomechanics through the alignment Essentials of Ashaya Yoga®

  • Ways to release chronic pain and stiffness through therapeutic alignment techniques

  • Revelatory teachings from the Tantra tradition

  • How to transform challenges into life-enhancing change.

 

Ashaya Yoga® blends precise therapeutic alignment with a spiritually uplifting philosophy drawn from the Shaiva Tantra tradition. This method leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly.


Friday, Sept 22, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Tantra Yoga: Align with Nature's Way

Tantra is a path of co-participation with Grace. It's a dynamic balance of self-effort and surrender. Too much effort can lead to over-participation, which blocks the light of the universal. Learn how to soften the individual in order to align with a bigger energy. Practice standing poses, hip openers, twists, and forward bends.

Fee: $45 Early Bird; $50 Regular Tuition   Register Now

 

Saturday, Sept 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Transform Challenges into Life-Enhancing Change

Challenges never come to put you down. They only come when you are ready to rise up and stand strong in your power. Learn how to engage with life’s challenges with an open heart that transforms obstacles into opportunities and stumbling blocks into stepping-stones. Build core strength, flexibility, and balance with asanas including standing poses, hip openers, inversions (with modifications and prep poses), and backbends.

Fee: $55 Early Bird; $60 Regular Tuition   Register Now

 

Saturday, Sept 23, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Healing Sciatica and Other Hip, Pelvis & Lower Back Dysfunctions

Every cell in the body is pre-programmed for natural health and joy. Unfortunately, due to unconscious patterns of movement and self-limiting beliefs, we’re not able to fully access this power. During this workshop, you discover your body's optimal design for radiant health. Through the application of the therapeutic alignment essentials of Ashaya Yoga®, you learn how to prevent common aches and pains. We'll work with specific dysfunctions of the hips, pelvis, and lower back, including: sciatica, bulging discs, piriformis syndrome, SI joint dysfunction, tight psoas muscle, and more. You will leave this workshop with tools, exercises, and the knowledge to free yourself of hip and lower back pain.

Fee: $55 Early Bird; $60 Regular Tuition   Register Now

 

Sunday, Sept 24, 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Super Shoulder Openers --

A Therapeutic Yoga Practice for the Shoulders, Neck & Upper Back

The shoulders are our “should-ers”, and like the Greek mythic character, Atlas, the shoulders are where we carry the weight of the world. You’ll practice a sequence of therapeutic poses and exercises designed to free your shoulders, neck, and upper back, and restore balance. Using the Ashaya Yoga® method of precise alignment, learn how to build strength and relieve chronic pain. It’s time to let your burdens go!

Fee: $65 Early Bird; $70 Regular Tuition  Register Now



Your Instructor:  TODD Norian, E-RYT 500,

teaches yoga with the heartfelt intention to awaken others to their inherent potential for unlimited joy, vitality and fulfillment. Founder of Ashaya Yoga®, Todd's style is one of precise therapeutic alignment infused with heart. He excels at making deep philosophical teachings accessible and relateable. With warmth and humor, Todd creates a sanctuary of sublime transformation in which students step into the power of their own heart. A student of yoga since 1980, Todd studied many styles of heart-centered and alignment-based yoga. A resident of Kripalu Center for 13 years, he was a founding director and co-creator of Kripalu’s 200-Hour Teacher Training and trained over 1000 Kripalu teachers. He continues to study extensively with several Tantric scholars, including Paul Muller-Ortega and Professor Douglas Brooks. Todd teaches workshops and trainings internationally and is a talented musician who has created several CDs of music for yoga. www.ashayayoga.com

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Tuesday

Oct 24


7:30 - 9:00 PM


Register Today


Intro &
Make-Up

Class

 



 

 

 

 $5 Intro & Make-Up Class                   Register Early to Reserve Your Spot
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation for Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                              Beginners, All Levels

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


This $5 class is OPEN to EVERY ONE interested in this time- and research-proven method for stress reduction and transformation.


Students who registered for Meditation classes this winter are encouraged to attend to Make-Up a missed class and continue to practice. Previous meditation students can return to share some quality quiet time with fellow meditators.


New students can come to meet Jon and explore the Mini-Course he will offer at Dream Yoga  -- starting Oct 31.


Pre-registration encouraged to ensure your spot.  Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks are provided. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks are provided.

 

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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Saturday

Oct 28


2:00P -

4:30 P

 

All Welcome


REGISTER HERE

to secure a spot


All Welcome

YOGA for BONE HEALTH:

Learn Specific Yoga Poses Scientifically-Proven to Improve Bone Density & Quality

With  Lisa Danahy, 200 E-RYT, RCFY 200                               All Levels 

                                                             Tuition: $45 Early Bird; $45 thereafter

Based in the research findings of well-known physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist Dr. Loren Fishman, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools to create your own 12-Minute Yoga Practice to improve bone density and quality, and resistance to fractures.


The workshop will explore specific scientifically-proven yoga poses for bone health, including fundamental practice of each pose, with careful attention to body alignment, breath work, and muscle engagement. Complementary centering, warm-up activities, and ayurevedic and meditative routines will be paired with recommended poses.


Students will have an opportunity in the final phase of the workshop to create their own plan for an at-home 12-Minute Yoga Practice.


Your Instructor:

Lisa Danahy is a yoga and mindfulness educator with over 20 years of experience as a former school administrator, teacher and certified yoga instructor. Lisa has a BA in Psychology and is trained in Kripalu Yoga in Schools & Radiant Child Yoga, with additional training in Gentle Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga, Prenatal Yoga and Yoga Nidra. As a published author on yoga and mindfulness for NAEYC, an Approved Trainer for DC OSSE, and member of the International Board of Certified Trainers, Lisa is committed to building strong healthy communities through yoga and mindfulness education.

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