Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  


 


Join Our Popular Meditation Classes & Retreats



 Half-Day

Mini-Meditation

Retreat from Stress

Sun, Nov 12
Register Now

 6-Week 

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

& Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, 7:30-9:00 PM
Sept 12 - Oct 17
Oct 31 - Dec 19
Register Now
Only Experienced Meditators can register for this class now.




Is Yoga for You??

Register for our NEW

Beginner Yoga Classes

Wednesdays

7:15 - 8:30P


and Saturdays

8:30 - 9:45A



Introduction to Yoga, Yoga Therapy

& Pranayama (Breathing Practices)

6-Week Mini-Course

with Luann Fulbright

Oct 5 - Nov 9

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Register Now!


Or...

Find Out in a

Private Yoga Sampler

70 Minutes for $75

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



 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

Mondays, 6:00-7:00P

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 &

Profound Relaxation

(Guided 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.

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

 with Todd Norian


Feb 23 - 25, 2018
Dynamic Gentle Yoga Weekend
Mastering Interoception: The Key to Your Yoga 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!

   


 

Fall

Classes





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

Monthly on Fridays

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Description

& Dates Below






Our Schedule includes 40+ Classes for Adults, Teens, Tweens & Families

Led by Certified Yoga Teachers Lisa Danahy, Lauren Fulbright, Maria Fortino, 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, Mondays 6:00P, & Thursdays 7:00P)
       See Current Schedule & Register
 
Yoga for TWEENS, Ages 10-13 (Sundays, 3:30P)
       See Current Schedule & Register


FAMILY Yoga, Ages 6-10 (Sundays, 3:30 - 4:30P) 
      See Current Schedule & Register
MINDFUL FAMILIES: Art & Yoga for Focus, Fitness & Fun, Ages 6-10 (Monthly on Fridays at 6:00-7:00P)
      See Current Schedule & Register

 

See Descriptions 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: Profound Relaxation (Guided Meditation)

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 

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

Oct 6

Nov 3

Dec 1


6:00 PM -7:00 PM

Register

for individual
workshops

ALL Ability Levels.
No yoga
experience needed.

Family Yoga
Mini-Course
Sundays
3:30 - 4:30
Next Session
3-Weeks
Oct 1, 8 & 29
Register

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

 

6- and 8-Week

Mini-Courses

Sep 12 - Oct 17
Oct 31 - Dec 19
Register Now


Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Drop In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Nov 12

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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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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Tuesdays

Oct 5 - Nov 9


10:00 AM -

11:30 AM


Register Now


Pre-registration

is HIGHLY recommended.


No Drop-Ins

after Oct 12




Special 6-Week Mini-Course

Introduction to Yoga, Yoga Therapy & Pranayama (Breathing Practices) with Luann

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

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


Yoga is not just a great way to exercise. It’s the world’s oldest method for transforming your body, mind, spirit and life experience…and Every Body Can Do It! 


This Mini-Course is for people who want to get started in yoga, review yoga basics, or explore Yoga Therapy. You'll learn the fundamentals of yoga—warm-ups, breathing practices,  poses, guided relaxation/meditation and yoga philosophy—that will help you release chronic tension, boost energy, develop strength and flexibility, and improve posture and balance. You’ll learn how to focus and master your mind, and be more present, peaceful and joyful.


As time allows, INSTRUCTOR Luann, a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists with 40+ years in yoga and meditation, will tailor the class to show you how specific yoga and Yoga Therapy practices can help you address your unique health concerns, such as back or knee pain, depression, anxiety, digestive issues, or insomnia. 


This course is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered by a skilled instructor & learn what to expect from regular classes at Dream before registering.

Fee covers HANDOUTS.


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for 17 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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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 Now

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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Sunday

Nov 12


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 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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Thursday

Nov 23

 

10:00A -

11:30A

 

Donate/

Sign Up Early

to Grab Your

Spot.

Ask Friends

& Family

Members to

Sign Up Too!


or Register

at Studio


Make Any Checks to 

The Women's Center

5th Annual Thanksgiving Day GENTLE YOGA Class to Benefit YOU & The Women's Center of DC-Metro Area

A Special Offering by Dream's Mother-Daughter Team

Luann and Lauren Fulbright 

                                                                 $20 Minimum Suggested Donation

                                                             Space is Limited.  Reserve Your Space!                                                                             

On Thanksgiving morning, get out of the house and thank your body with 90 minutes of Gentle Yoga. Bring your family members and encourage friends to join us in a practice ANY BODY can do.

 

We will open the joints, stretch with care, move gently and slowly, and clear the mind and body of accumulated tension. Come spend a joyous morning in community focusing on breathing practices and movement dedicated to freeing the breath, opening the heart, calming the mind, and relaxing the body.

 

For All Levels. Ages 14 and up. Proceeds will be given in gratitude and support of The Women’s Center, which is dedicated to significantly supporting the psychological, career, financial & legal well-being of women/families. Please give generously to support the Center's work. Select the highest DONATION possible.  You can bring/send your checks to Dream Yoga, made out to the The Women's Center..


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, also a professional-level Kripalu Yoga teacher and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra instructor at Dream Yoga, will be guiding a special Thanksgiving relaxation. They are delighted to bring this fifth Gentle Yoga Benefit class to the community, and are looking forward to sharing this nurturing, supportive yoga with you.

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Saturday

Nov 25


10:00 AM -

11:45 AM


Register Now


Space is limited

and this workshop

usually sells out.

Pre-registration

is HIGHLY recommended.




In a time when

we spend so

much energy

on others,

give yourself

the gift of time

on your mat!

Post-Thanksgiving Turkey Twist Away (All Levels Practice Class) with Luann

TWIST Away Tension, Tightness & Toxins.

Begin your holiday season with a lighter body, heart and mind!

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

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

After a class that focuses on twisting, students often say, “I feel so good!”  “I feel lighter!” “Freer!”
          This special All-Levels practice class focuses on twists and techniques wisely planned after Thanksgiving to help you digest, detox and rinse away toxins--both tangible or intangible in your physical, mental and emotional systems. It will give you a de-stress kick start, as you enter the holiday season.


Post-Thanksgiving is a perfect time to do yoga poses that twist and turn you. Twists not only are "good for the gut." They get to the core of your tension, helping you feel less stressed, frustrated or anxious. They reinforce healthy posture, and relieve backaches by moving the spine through its full range of motion. They help with neck and shoulder pain which often lead to headaches.

 

Benefits of Twisting include:

  • Help maintain maintain flexibility in the intervertebral discs and ligaments
  • Wring out the internal organs to cleanse and detoxify the body
  • Improve digestion
  • Stimulate the seven chakras/energy centers
  • Stretch and strengthen the spine -- the seat of the nervous system
  • Alternately stretches and compresses each side of the chest to improve breathing/respiratory function
  • Helps you find emotional balance and stress relief
  • Stretches neck,  shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles (depending upon the specific twist)


This class will emphasize safe twisting alignment and have you twisting in new ways. We'll end class with deep relaxation to help you integrate the benefits of your practice.

Get a Handout for Home Practice.

 

Eat lightly before this class!  And plan to drink plenty of water before and after to enhance the detoxification process.


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Saturday

Dec 30


1:00 PM -

3:00 PM

 

Register Now



How do you want

to feel this year?


What do you want

to do?


Where do you

want to go?


Who do you want

to spend time with?


And how do you

want to show up

for your life?





Flow Into the New Year with Intention!

An All-Levels PRACTICE CLASS Plus…

With Lauren Fulbright, KYT 500 & RYT 500                           All Levels

                                                                                $26 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                       $32 Regular Tuition

The practice of setting intentions -- or taking time to decide what you want for your day, your month, your year -- is a powerful change agent that can help you craft a life you love.

 

Come to this class to prepare for your New Year and get 2018 off to a magical start as yoga instructor and life coach Lauren Fulbright guides you through a practice designed to help you connect with your deepest self and set powerful resolutions from a place of soulfulness.  

  • Experience Kripalu Vinyasa - bringing intention to your practice as you stretch, breathe and move through an All-Levels series of yoga poses that flow from one to another. 

  • Learn how to set goals based on the feeling states you would like to experience, rather than external measures of what you think you should accomplish this year. Lauren will guide you through simple ways to make your dreams a reality -- making it easy to stick to resolutions without adding more stress to your life.
  • Tap into your heart's truest desire in a Yoga Nidra Guided Relaxation/Meditation designed to help you achieve deep states of relaxation as you connect with your core self.


Don't miss this inspiring practice designed to help you shine in 2017!


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


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Saturday

Jan 6


2:00 PM -

4:15 PM


Save 50%

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Explore the Stress-Reducing, Life-Enhancing Benefits of Yoga! 

$ Almost FREE  INTRODUCTION to YOGA Workshop

Get Started ... or Start Anew!

With Dream Director & Yoga Therapist  Luann Fulbright

MA, C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT, KYT & IYT, and YACEP

                                                  Fee: $10 Early Bird (Registering by Dec 30)

                    $20 Regular Tuition & Drop Ins. Fee covers Extensive Handouts 

Every Body Can Do Yoga! Come to this class with Dream Yoga Director & Yoga Therapist Luann Fulbright to find out how yoga--a 5,000-year-old mind/body practice--can help you attain your greatest health and feel more fully alive. Just one class has been proven to reduce stress & promote a greater sense of well-being.


This workshop is for people OF ALL ABILITY LEVELS who are brand new to yoga or brand new to Dream Yoga Studio and want to learn more before coming to a regular class. You'll learn the fundamentals of some basic yoga warm-ups & poses that will help release chronic tension, boost energy & develop strength in the body. You’ll discover the therapeutic benefits of yogic breathing and relaxation/meditation practices.


If you're new to yoga, this is the perfect opportunity to have your questions answered by a skilled instructor & learn what to expect from regular class. Come learn how ANYONE can learn and receive the many benefits of yoga. Also get help in selecting a class in our Winter Session, which starts in January 2018.


Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended. Drop-Ins welcome as space permits.  Fee covers informational and practice handouts. Mats and all props supplied, or use your own.. Just come, wearing comfortable clothes!

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Friday - Sunday

Feb 23 - 25

2018


Attend 1 or All 3

Master Classes

Friday & Saturday


Add

Sunday's Training for Yoga Teachers &

Students Aspiring

to Teach


Register Now

Learn from the

'Master of Mellow'!

 


Students of

ALL LEVELS

are welcome to

attend all workshops



Teachers

encouraged

to attend all

sessions to

receive 15 CEUs*

with Yoga Alliance


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

Dynamic Gentle Yoga Weekend Intensive with Kripalu Master Teacher Trainer Rudy Peirce, M.A., E-RYT 500, YACEP, AYT, LVCYT

Mastering Interoception: The Key to Your Yoga!


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

60-Hour Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification

 Fee: $240/$270  Full Extended Weekend (3 Master Classes & Sunday Teacher Training)

  Register EARLY BIRD to SAVE $80 off of Regular Tuition

                                                                                            See Individual Workshop Fees Below

Science now reveals that the deepest benefits of yoga come from developing interoception—internal awareness. Studies show that slow, meditative yoga does something different to your nervous system: It helps build proprioception (body-in-space awareness) and interoception (mind-body relationship).

 

We build interoception by paying attention to momentary fluctuations in bodily sensations, purposefully, non-judgmentally…without any need to change or fix anything. This is the “secret sauce” to Dynamic Gentle Yoga! –what makes it so transformative.

 

Slow yoga trains the respiratory musculature, the vagus nerve, heart rate variability, interoception (which may correlate with empathy), and the relaxation response.

The “rest and digest” part of the nervous system needs to train. This kind of training or practice requires your mindful participation.

 

This weekend, we explore three special aspects of the practice:

  • Developing interoception while engaging in an innovative strengthening sequence
  • Investigating energy levels, practicing six different pranayama techniques, and
  • Encountering your radiant core in a seemless Gentle Yoga Vinyasa.

  • The teacher training on Sunday (for yoga teachers and students aspiring to be teachers) lays a keystone in the wall of your Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher tool box—developing the ability to guide smooth transitions. Interoception builds when the mind continuously attends inward. Teachers will master the techniques of guiding a practice that transcends the discursive mind.

 

This style is unique. Otherwise, you would already be doing this!

Come and experience for yourself a practice that empowers you (and your students, if you’re a teacher) to have a new relationship with yoga. Explore a meditative technique to generate a practice that is truly yours—unique, accessible to all, and empowering.


Friday Night, Feb 23, 6:00 – 8:30P  Master Class 1

Dynamic Gentle Yoga STRENGTH

Nourish every sinew and cell with this fully grounded, strengthening sequence for every body.                                                                                   $40 / $50  All Levels  Register Now

                            

Saturday, Feb 24, 9:30A – 12:30P  Master Class 2

Prana Power: Energize Your Focus    

The deeper states of yoga are available when you stimulate prana (life force) and steady the mind. Experience the laser focus that’s available when you boost prana with six key pranayama (breathing) techniques – basic and intermediate.   $50/$60   Register Now


Saturday, Feb 24,  2:00– 5:00P  Master Class 3

Dynamic Gentle Yoga VINYASA: Meditative Flow & Glow

Cultivate steady interoception—the unification of awareness and experience via a meditative Vinyasa Sequence. Explore movement “in the zone” of the objective, as you strengthen your neutral witness driven by the flow of heightened prana pulsing through ever-expanding energy channels.  This practice can profoundly affect your expression of asana. Come and let the flow free you from the bondage of self into the glowing radiance that you truly are!  $50/$60 Register Now



Sunday, Feb 25, 9:00A – 5:30P  DGY Teacher Training

The Power of Smooth Transitions

Mastering guiding movement with rock solid inner focus. The 5th Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Training Module DGYTT Module—innovative and essential. Fee includes a priceless manual of all DGY Teaching Methods, Philosophy, Approach to Specific Conditions, Modifications, Warm-Ups and more.   NOTE: This is 1 out of 4 Modules needed to complete the 60-Hour Dynamic Gentle Yoga Teacher Certification.

$130/$150    Register Now


Your Instructor:  RUDY PEIRCE is one of the world's pioneers of Gentle Yoga (a popular option within the rising tide of yoga practice in America today, with over 35 years of practice and study. His teaching 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.

      Rudy 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.  Certified since 1983, he has been a faculty member, teacher trainer, and mentor since 1988, at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in Lenox. MA. He has developed Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga workshops and retreat programs, Yoga Teacher Training curriculum, Men’s Yoga retreats and Advanced Yoga Teacher Training programs. He teaches regularly up and down the east coast and in Tuscany, Italy. His popular 4CD set, The Gentle Series, is well known 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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5 Days

Sat - Wed

April 21 - 25

2018

 

9:00A - 5:00 P

Daily plus 5 to 6

hours of total

homework

during training.


 

Ready to learn how

to give the gift of

deep relaxation, healing & transformation,

while you transform yourself?

Join Jennifer for

5 days that will

 change your life!

 


Register Now


 


40-CE credits

Yoga Alliance and Integrative Yoga Therapy,

Kripalu 1000 Hour

and Others



Participants receive

a certificate

upon completion

of the training




The best teachers

practice what they

teach. You can experience

Divine Sleep

Yoga Nidra now!

Come to the

regular Yoga Nidra

classes at Dream --

Weekly on

Sundays

6:45 - 8:00P

Register Here

Or Drop In & Try


Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training for Everyone

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

40-Hour Certificate Training -- for yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents & everyone interested in guiding others to relax & heal. You do not need to be a Yoga Teacher to do this training.

                                                       $645 Early Bird Discounted Rate - SAVE $50 until Mar 21

                                                                              $695 Regular Tuition + $45 Training Manual

                                                    This popular training is filling up.  Be sure to register early!

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® is the antidote for modern life!  In this meditation practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen while you relax, heal and transform within every level of being.  Gain the skills you need to lead others into greater levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible.


Jennifer Reis, the creator of Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®, skillfully guides you every step of the way.

  • Learn how to deeply nourish yourself and others.

  • Explore yoga nidra within the depths of the yoga tradition and Western science.

  • Awaken a sense of wonder and creativity.

  • Discover how to craft effective and comprehensive classes and workshops.

  • Cultivate voice quality and pace

  • Explore music, postures and props

  • Develop your skills with practice and leading others in a safe, nurturing environment.

 

You will become skilled at leading this inspired practice that revitalizes the senses and allows life to be fully lived and enjoyed by systematically meditating through the koshas—

the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, witness, and bliss levels of being.  Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® is one of the most accessible and inclusive forms of yoga, and will become a favorite for your students and clients!


Jennifer created Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® Teacher Training to embody and transmit everything that is necessary and practical for people who desire to lead themselves and others in yoga nidra. The training includes a proprietary 200-page manual containing detailed information and inspiration for understanding thoroughly Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and its applications.


This training is taught using an all-senses approach to speak to every learning style. Lecture with power point, discussion, receiving and delivering yoga nidra sessions, as well as guided yoga posture practice and time to integrate and reflect, allow you to embody key concepts of the five kosha levels of being and stages of yoga nidra.


You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused

and delighted to offer others this gift.  


Listen to a Complete Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Journey

Learn More About this Training on Jennifer's Website

 

"A truly educational and transformative experience. The effects on me have been profoundly rejuvenative at both a personal and professional level. Jennifer is a truly knowledable and a compassionate teacher. I am definitely leaving with a greater sense of ease and relaxation. As a yoga instructor, I have the confidence and motivation now to offer this practice to my students."  ~ Eric Yatar

 

"The best part of the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training was the integration of Yoga Nidra with the knowledge and opportunities to practice. I felt like this training was truly multi-dimensional and well integrated. The sessions to practice postures and Yoga Nidra built up knowledge from slides and manual. Then the practice time to create and deliver Yoga Nidra scripts was developed incrementally and reinforced through all the above that it really came together for me. I leave with a fuller appreciation of myself as a whole being." ~ Lisa Bell

 

Your Instructor: 

Jennifer Reis is a Kripalu School of Yoga faculty member, Integrative Yoga Therapist and faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist. She has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 19 years.  At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year. She also directs 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda.

An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®.  She has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu for 10 consecutive years.

Visit www.JenniferReisYoga.com

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Sunday

April 22

 

2:00 - 3:30 P

 

Space Is Limited

Register Now




Open to Everyone

Come to LEARN

& EXPERIENCE

 


Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA with Its Creater - Jennifer Reis

                                                                         $30 Tuition    Space Is Limited. Register Early!


Kripalu’s Jennifer Reis is returning to Dream Yoga to lead this special workshop on one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation--Yoga Nidra.


In this workshop, you will learn about Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, how it works and why it is so powerful. You will be guided in deep and restful Divine Sleep practice.


Jennifer’s guided journeys are clear, vibrant, and tangible. Your heart’s deepest longing as well as personal images and symbols are invited to arise and incorporate into the practice, making each journey unique and authentic for you. Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that allows you to experience deeper levels of inner freedom than you ever imagined possible.


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra guides you systematically through the koshas -- all levels of being -- including physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual. Transforming stress and anxiety, improving connection to your deepest self and increasing health and wellness, are characteristic outcomes of Divine Sleep.


There is nothing required of you but to lie down and listen, giving yourself permission to rest, balance and restore. 

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