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Family Yoga

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All Ages

 

No Yoga

 Experience

Needed

Are you looking for a healthy way to stay active & connect with your child(ren)? Then Family Yoga is for you!


We tailor the class to meet your goals, which might include learning and practicing:

  • Basic yoga poses and practices.
  • Boosting strength, flexibility, energy and calm.
  • Strengthening self-expression.
  • Techniques for focusing the mind and reducing stress.
  • Fun yoga games.
  • Building a stronger family bonds.
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Dynamic Gentle Yoga

Level 1, All

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


This class is perfect for those new to yoga, or individuals looking to slow down and release the stress of everyday life. This compassionate practice uses slow repetitive movements with rhythmical breathing and yoga postures to lubricate joints and loosen chronically contracted muscles to increase flexibility and range of motion. We take time to dive deeper into practice – learning, then holding poses a little longer to build energy, strength, focus, balance, inner connection & inner peace. This practice gives you a chance to create space for yourself, your breath, yoga and mindfulness. Experience TRANSFORMATIVE YOGA that Most Anyone Can Do!

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Yoga for

'Creaky People' 

Very Popular!

2 times a week!

Mondays

1:30 PM


Wednesdays

9:30 AM

Level 1, All


Yes, Yoga IS

for Everyone


Feeling stiff and creaky? Maybe a little grumpy?  Relax and stretch yourself!

 

“Creaky People” is a gentle class geared toward those new to yoga, or individuals looking to slow down and release the stress of everyday life.  This compassionate practice focuses on the joints, and uses gentle repetitive movements with rhythmical breathing and yoga postures to develop flexibility and range of motion, resilient strength, glowing wellness, inner connection and inner peace.  This class also offers a transformation for those with physical limitations, including chronically tight muscles, reduced range of motion, unsteady balance, weakness/slow muscle tone, recovery from surgery or injury, inflammation and heart conditions.

 

It’s yoga for every body, no matter your age or flexibility. You will learn to breathe more deeply, strengthen concentration/focus, and discover new strength and flexibility while honoring your limits. This class is respectful of individual differences and challenges, offering variations on all movements. 


           



YOGA BASICS

for Beginners

& Beyond



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Beginners, Level 1

 

Students

New to Yoga


and


Students who

want to start

anew or refine

basic poses.



Weekly Classes

Sat, 8:30 - 9:45 AM

Wed, 7:15 - 8:30 PM

 

This class is perfect for anyone starting their yoga journey, as well as for those looking to revisit yoga basics. It will introduce you to the style of yoga mainly practiced at Dream Yoga Studio--Kripalu Yoga—which is both accessible and enlivening.


This Hatha & energy-based class begins with centering meditation, breath work, and warm-up movements to increase range of motion & prepare the body for deeper work. We’ll explore essential yoga poses that lead to increased strength, flexibility, better posture, improved balance and greater energy. Each class ends with relaxation and or guided meditation.


Expect clear instruction and a steady pace. Focusing the mind on breathing and the details of safe alignment will help you develop concentration and experience deep well-being & peace. You’ll also learn simple yogic concepts that can be applied to your modern day lifestyle.

 

You’ll practice in a supportive environment designed to take the competition and stress out of learning yoga, and be better prepared to enter other yoga classes at Dream. 

 

A perfect introductory experience!

 

   
   
   

Learn & Deepen

Your Practice of

The Five Tibetans



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about a

Private Yoga Session

to learn The Five Tibetans.


 

Beginners

All Levels

 


A Great Practice for students NEW to Yoga... Gives you a first Home Practice.


Experienced students get a new practice to add to their "Yoga Toolbox."

The Five Tibetans are known as the ancient "Rites of Rejuvenation" or the "Fountain of Youth." In less than 20 minutes a day, the Tibetans will strengthen, energize and balance you. You’ll feel healthier, more alive! The Tibetans are known to enhance bone mass, eliminate double chins, boost memory and immunity, improve eyesight, posture/spinal health, and more.

 

The Tibetans can be strenuous, but modifications are shown and practiced in this introductory class open to students brand-new to the Tibetans and to those who want a refresher course. You’ll learn relevant warm-ups, how to perform each Tibetan with proper alignment and breathing, and how to avoid injury/ramifications of this powerful practice.

 

We’ll discuss the impact the Tibetans have on the Chakra energy centers, glands and organs, and you’ll get your questions answered about your practice. You’ll also receive lots of handouts and teacher support to aid your home practice of the Tibetans.


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Intermediate

Yoga

 

Level 2

 

Take your yoga to the next level in this Hatha Yoga class that blends the alignment principals of Iyengar Yoga with the mindfulness & energy work of Kripalu.

 

You’ll learn and refine yoga postures that build strength, flexibility & balance; and engage in more advanced pranayama (breathing practices) that calm/focus your mind & infuse your body with lifeforce (prana). Warm up  and stretch away tension. Move through Sun Salutations/ other posture flows to boost stamina and immunity. Hold poses to generate heat, tone and detoxify.

 

You'll be encouraged to challenge yourself and also honor your body's limitations, modifying poses as needed to gain the greatest benefit from your practice. You’ll be invited to breathe, relax, go inside & feel, explore, watch, allow…and open to new possibilities for health, wholeness, personal discovery, inspiration & transformation. Each class ends with a brief relaxation/meditation for integrating body, mind & spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Private Yoga

& Yoga Therapy

Sessions

 

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703-448-YOGA (9642)

or 703 917-0067 to

arrange a Private Yoga  Session

with Luann

or another Dream

instructor.

 

Beginners

All Levels

Contrary to what some believe, EVERY BODY can do yoga!  If you think you're "not flexible enough," "not strong enough," "not fit enough" or "have physcial limitations" that would keep you from doing yoga.... Come find out how you can do yoga...no matter what your limitations.

 

You can benefit from a Private Session if you're new to yoga or want to learn ways to adapt your practice at home or in Yoga Class to meet your current goals or challenges. New students can learn what yoga is, how you can benefit from doing yoga, and how you can begin a yoga practice. You can come to get "assessed" and see what classes at Dream Yoga Studio might be best for you.

 

In a Private Yoga session, your instructor will take a gentle approach to help you learn & move deeper into yoga postures, even if you have minimal flexibility. You’ll find that a transformative yoga practice doesn’t have to be intimidating or painful.

 

Your instructor will break postures into increments and show you how to use props to make yoga accessible. You’ll learn to breathe more deeply, strengthen concentration/focus, and discover new strength & increased flexibility while honoring your limits. Your instructor will  offer practical suggestions from working with his/her own and their students’ experiences of specific conditions, including back problems, arthritis, pregnancy, organ prolapse, panic disorder, breathing problems, and recovery from injury. You'll find greater balance and a sense of well-being as you learn how to practice with both effort and ease.

 

   

    
 

Slow Flow

& Let Go

Vinyasa Yoga & Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep Meditation



Advanced
Beginners Plus

Level 1-2



For students
 who know basic yoga postures who are free from
 limiting injuries.


This class helps balance body, mind & spirit through the play of opposites

 We'll move through an energetic series of flowing postures-- a great workout - -followed by deep relaxation or 'yogic sleep.'

By tying each movement to an inhale or exhale, this meditative practice helps you develop a greater sense of self-connection and harmony with the flow of life.

This class moves a little slower than in typical vinyasa classes, starting with warm-up flows & posture review, & gradually progressing into more detailed flows & challenging postures. You’ll be encouraged to honor your body as you shed stress & increase strength, endurance, balance, flexibility.

Each class ends with a 20-minute Yoga Nidra--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 & spiritual levels.
    
 Slow Flow
for Advanced
Beginners &
Beyond
Level 1-2
Advanced
Beginners
& Beyond


For students free of major injuries who have basic yoga experience.
Come to this class to free your energy, strengthen & stretch muscles in the body, and unwind your busy mind.

Your teacher will help you build the foundation for a healthy, life-long Vinyasa Flow practice—a more athletic workout in which you flow from one pose to another with your breath. You will learn and hone your knowledge of classic Vinyasa postures, including safe alignment in these postures, plus supportive breathing practices. We’ll build heat with slow Sun Salutations & standing poses; and take time to settle into poses a little longer, and perhaps deeper, to increase flexibility, stamina, vitality, balance and keen self-awareness. Variations of the postures will be explored, so you can keep taking your practice to the next level.

Best suited for students free of major injuries who have basic yoga experience.
    
 Vinyasa Yoga Flow
Intermediate
Level 2


 For students who have a firm foundation of basic yoga postures & want a more active practice
This class will take your Vinyasa practice to a new level of challenge.

We'll explore mindful and creative flows, introducing and reviewing details of new postures, as needed, before adding them to a flow. You will be given ground-up cues for alignment and modifications for postures to enhance confidence and safely; and have the opportunity to build endurance, focus, flexibility and balance through longer holdings of postures.

We will strengthen and tone each major part of the body, and boost your heart rate in an invigorating physical practice, before cooling down with adequate stretching and relaxation techniques, enriching both your physical and mental experience.

Intermediate breathing techniques will be explored to deepen your experience, allowing you to connect with your body and flow with your breath.
    
 

Yoga for TEENS


Private Sessions Only

 

Ages 13-18

 

 

All the great

benefits of a

regular yoga

class,

 but designed especially

for Teens

 

 

 

Teens can feel pressed and stressed. Teen Yoga gives them a break -- a place to breathe, relax & learn new skills that can be used for school, sports, performing arts and life!

 

In this class, students learn classic yoga warm-ups and postures to become stronger & more flexible. They’re introduced to breathing, relaxation & meditation techniques that focus their mind and boost energy.  Improved mental clarity leads to a greater sense of well-being, as well as study skills. Greater body awareness & acceptance can result in higher self-esteem.

 

Yoga can help teens:

  • Feel less hyper or stressed
  • Feel more calm & peaceful
  • Lose weight & Breathe better
  • Sleep better
  • Get sick less
  • Perform better in sports, dance & other physical activities
  • Improve memory, focus for better grades
  • Cultivate discipline
  • Be less injury-prone
  • Reduce aches & pains
  • Improve your posture
  • Become more self-aware and accepting
  • Feel more confident
  • Live more fully & joyfully in the present

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Yoga for TWEENS


Private Sessions Only
Ages 10-13Growing up isn’t easy! Today’s preteens need even more help than ever navigating the increased academic and social challenges they face in their daily lives.

This class helps give preteens the tools they need to improve concentration, reduce stress and connect with their bodies and their feelings in a fun and positive way. Your preteen will learn yoga postures for increased balance, flexibility and strength, along with a wide variety of breathing techniques to explore and release pent-up energy while also focusing and quieting the mind.
    
   

 

 

Yoga Nidra

Guided Sleep MEDITATION

to De-Stress,

Relax &

Rejuvenate


Weekly on

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 PM


Thursdays

7:30 - 8:30 PM


Plus

Wednesdays

Slow Flow

& Yoga Nidra


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Also private sessions

at the Studio, your home

or hospital. 

All Levels

Everyone can

do this practice!


See what deeper

& deeper states of relaxation 

can do for you!


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In just one hour, this very simple, enjoyable and effortless, guided meditation practice can melt away exhaustion and elevate your mood.



More & more...

Yoga Nidra is being

used to help veterans and others manage PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.)


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.

20 Minutes of Yoga Nidra is worth at least 3 hours of deeply restorative & healing sleep.

 

Each class begins with a gentle movement that anyone can do (or choose not to do).


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.


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Introduction to Mindfulness

MEDITATION

& Stress Reduction



Beginners

& Continuing


6 & 8-Week
Mini-Courses

This short course will introduce useful tools for identifying and managing stress, and developing mental focus, in skillful and gentle ways.

 

It's a special opportunity to become familiar with the time-tested, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps lower stress levels, focus the mind, and be more balanced and healthy. Meditation also helps you focus, so you can realize your "best Self."We know that many folks are often intimidated by the thought of sitting still for long periods of time. So we’ll first explore gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress, to prepare for meditation.

 

As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing and walking. Each class includes deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Jon will also offer short talks which include a relaxed blend of Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and some traditional teachings from the path to enlightenment.

 

This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks will be provided.
    
    
 Yoga for Bellies,
Backs & Beyond

Level 1-2


Tuesdays
& Thursdays
11:00A - 12:15P

A stable core and a strong back play critical roles in the way we age and our ability to balance and even breathe efficiently.

Exciting new advances in bio science reveal that these things also impact the way we safely and most enjoyably practice yoga.


In this Hatha Yoga-inspired class, we will practice poses that strengthen, stabilize and stretch the core and back and improve our balance. We will also incorporate core and back stability into traditional yoga poses. The class ends with a guided relaxation, allowing you to assimilate all you have done.


This class is for those who have some yoga experience who seek to more safely and enjoyably practice yoga as they stabilize their cores and backs and improve their balance.


Catha teaches in a fun-loving and high-spirited way so you might leave class a little happier, as well..


You’re welcome to change your clothes at the Studio. We have all props needed.

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Yoga Stretch

& Strengthen

 

Level 1-2


One of Dream's

most long-standing

& popular classes




This popular class is perfect for a beginner—or the experienced yoga practitioner—who wants a less vigorous class to increase flexibility, strength, energy, balance, good posture, and greater ease in the body/mind.

A slower class pace helps you:

  • Learn basic yoga postures and breathing exercises.
  • Increase body awareness to avoid or recover more quickly from illness or injury; and
  • Balance a life of more active yoga practice or physical exercise with more focused breathing and stretching.

 

Classes include total body stretching with a special emphasis on tension-prone areas—neck, shoulders, lower back, hips and hamstrings/legs. We’ll do joint-freeing movements, detoxing twists, and passive holding of poses—surrendering to gravity—to release deeply held tightness. Restorative Poses using blankets and other props to support the body might be used to help you experience deeper opening, relaxation and healing.

 

To strengthen, we’ll use holding of poses, repetition, props and lifting up and out of gravity. Focus on breathing and relaxation techniques will balance the nervous and endocrine systems. Each class ends with guided relaxation.

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