Embrace LOFT Party with HawaH
May
8
7:00 pm19:00

Embrace LOFT Party with HawaH

Special Friday Night Embrace Loft Party featuring yogi, poet, and community leader HawaH!

This will be a high energy and soul moving experience that is fun, playful, and filled with a dash of yogi flava. Movement, meditation, candles and a dash of sage.  Get ready to leap out of your skin and start the weekend right. A tight soundtrack of old rock & roll favorites mixed with some hip-hop classics that will get you shaking, bumping and smiling.

Hawah Kasat has been teaching yoga for over 13 years and is certified in both Sivananda and Jivamukti traditions. He doesn't teach regularly in D.C. anymore, so be sure to catch him when you can!  Cost:  $22

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Yoga For Depression: Student's Edition
May
9
1:00 pm13:00

Yoga For Depression: Student's Edition

1 in 10 people suffer from Depression. Our upcoming workshop, Yoga for Depression: Student Edition, is open to everyone who practices yoga and may have experienced depression. Yoga is a tool that helps us to navigate our way through this journey called life. This workshop will help students to learn more about depression and mental health, while incorporating yogic principles and practices. Our facilitators, Alleah and Liz, will discuss ways to manage or create a practice that will aid the practitioner to navigate through moments of depression, on and off the mat.

  • Work with Pranayama (the breath)
  • Learn how to get the most out of our personal and class asana practice
  • Explore the tools yoga gives us
  • Practice aiding asanas

Early Bird Registration by April 30th: $35
Regular Registration after May 1st: $45

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Yoga for Depression: Teacher's Edition
May
10
1:00 pm13:00

Yoga for Depression: Teacher's Edition

Yoga for Depression (Teacher's Edition) is a workshop series for the those who experienced/experience depression and specifically for teachers who work with practitioners who had/have depression. Teaching yoga can be a rewarding experience for both the teacher and the student. The Teacher's Edition is geared towards educating our yoga teachers on depression and mental health issues, while helping teachers to create conscious and compassionate class practices that fosters a better practice experience for any student, especially those who may be dealing with depression. Our facilitators, Liz and Alleah, will provide classroom/studio tools to aid teacher's to build healthy classroom experiences. **Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) hours will be provided.**

  • Learn how to listen to our students
  • Work with sequencing
  • Explore our teaching and it's effects
  • Add more tools to your teacher's toolbox

Early Bird Registration by April 30th: $35
Regular Registration after May 1st: $45

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Weekend Yoga Workshops with Ryan Cunningham
May
16
May 17

Weekend Yoga Workshops with Ryan Cunningham

A Weekend with Ryan Cunningham from Boston

Keep It Simple!, Friday May 16, 11am-1pm

The best way to keep the yoga practice interesting and fresh is to keep it simple! However simple does not necessarily mean easy or even less challenging. By shifting the focus of practice from achieving a pose to promoting balance, the poses take on a whole new meaning. This class will be a well rounded practice blending active and passive postures. All levels of student are welcome! Cost: $30  Click to register and learn more.

Understanding Your Core: It's probably not what you think..., May 16, 2pm-4pm

There will be NO CRUNCHES in this workshop... I promise. "The Core" is now a ubiquitous term throughout modern yoga practice. This is for good reason as we do need our "core" to stabilize our bodies as we tie ourselves up into yoga asanas. To understand the basic function of the abdominal wall we will move through a simple, invigorating practice that will re-examine the balance strength and release in our practice. Cost: $30  Click to register and learn more.

The Fluid Spine: Releasing Tension while Cultivating Strength, May 17, 11am-2pm

Back pain has become epidemic in our culture. In an effort to protect ourselves from this pain, yoga students often engage in rigid exercises in order to “protect” the spine during yoga practice. While this may cause temporary relief, it also can create excess tension in the spinal muscles from the sacrum all the way up to the neck, shoulders and skull. Tension in these muscles can also be exacerbated by everyday circumstance, such as stress, work conditions and postural habits. The solution, like most things, is finding a balance of strength and ease as we condition the body to support the spine through subtle muscular action. Cost: $40  Click to register and learn more.

 

 

Advanced YTT Module 4: Master Sequencing Part 2 (5-day Intensive) with Faith Hunter
May
21
May 25

Advanced YTT Module 4: Master Sequencing Part 2 (5-day Intensive) with Faith Hunter

Module 4 - Master Sequencing Part 1: Spiritually Fly Sequencing (Advanced Postures & Inversions) & Finding Your Voice

Instructor: Faith Hunter

Dates & Times: May 21-25, 2015 (Thursday-Monday) 5-day Intensive

Thursday & Friday, 8am-6pm

Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm

Monday, 8am-6pm

Teachers will the learn an assortment of sequences, advanced asanas, pranayamas, kriyas, chanting, mantra, meditation and other techniques for creating a Spiritually Fly yoga class. The intensive will also include a focus on language, tone and diction, communicating with students in class and online, developing dharma talks, and overall communication styles. Investment:  $850   Early-bird:  $775 (register by April 15, 2015) 

**This Module is a component of the 300-hr Advanced YTT program. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) hours will be provided.

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Advanced YTT Module 5: Bhakti Path - Chanting and Devotion with Hari-kirtana Das
Jun
13
Jun 14

Advanced YTT Module 5: Bhakti Path - Chanting and Devotion with Hari-kirtana Das

Module 5: Bhakti Path: Chanting and Devotion
Instructors: Hari-kirtana das and Christy Freer

Bhakti Yoga, the path of grace, is an ancient practice that expands your mind, elevates your consciousness, opens your heart, and awakens your spirit. In this weekend intensive, you’ll learn what makes Bhakti Yoga both different from and complimentary to other forms of yoga and discover what makes Bhakti Yoga such an exceptionally powerful path to self-realization. Our sessions will include an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of Bhakti Yoga, the five essential elements of Bhakti Yoga as a home practice, mantra meditation as both a solitary and as a group practice, and eight instructions on how to move into progressively deeper feelings of devotion. There will also be lots of ecstatic chanting with Hari and special guest teacher Christy Freer.

This weekend immersion will be of particular interest to yoga teachers who want to intensify their experience of yoga by integrating Bhakti into their personal practice and want to learn how to infuse their classes and workshops with Bhakti through chanting, storytelling, music, and asana sequence design.

**This module is a component of the 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) hours will be provided.

Cost: $300 (early-bird)$350 (after June 1)

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200-hr Summer Yoga Teacher Intensive (yoga + community organizing) with Faith Hunter
Jul
11
Jul 31

200-hr Summer Yoga Teacher Intensive (yoga + community organizing) with Faith Hunter

200 Hour Summer Intensive Program:  SpirituallyFly ChangeMaker Yoga Teacher Intensive (yoga + community organizing)

Training Dates: July 11, 2015 - July 31, 2015 (21-days)

Immerse yourself in a joyous, soulful and transformational teacher training guided by Faith Hunter, E-RYT 500. Faith, and a team of experienced and inspirational instructors, will offer an opportunity for you to dance on a sea of self-discovery, learn how to embrace your yoga practice, your life and become a positive changemaker in your community.

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Investment: $3250 (paid in full) or $3375 (payment plans )

SUPER Early-bird discount: $2,900 (register by March 31, 2015)

Early-bird discount: $3100 (register by May 1, 2015)

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Advanced YTT Module 6: Assisting with Love Part 2 - Energy Breath & Stillness (5-day Intensive) with Faith Hunter
Aug
13
Aug 17

Advanced YTT Module 6: Assisting with Love Part 2 - Energy Breath & Stillness (5-day Intensive) with Faith Hunter

Module 6 - Assisting with Love Part 2: Energy, Breath & Stillness (5-day Intensive)
Instructor:  Faith Hunter

Dates & Times (Thursday-Monday) 5-day Intensive

Thursday & Friday, 8am-6pm * Saturday & Sunday, 11am-6pm * Monday, 8am-6pm

This module will primarily focus on the connecting with your students through personalized hands-on assists. You will also learn to how observe and watch bodies via the understanding of subtle energy, and learn to create your own adjustments by learning the principles of Thai massage, aromatherapy. Two of the days will also include pranayama and meditation techniques for advanced students. Cost: $850  Early-bird: $775 (register by July 5th).
**This module is a component of the 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program.

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Poetry in Motion with Faith Hunter at Potter's House
Apr
17
6:30 pm18:30

Poetry in Motion with Faith Hunter at Potter's House

This is a special evening at The Potter's House, as we blend our communities. The Potter's House is offering 20% off their menu to those who attend class. Come for the yoga, stay for the delicious food! Join Faith Hunter, owner of Embrace Yoga DC and international yoga teacher, for a Spiritually Fly Yoga event. Inspired by the creativity brewing in the landmark café/bookstore, Potter’s House, Faith will infuse her passionate blend of yoga, spirit and soul into a heart opening experience merged with poetry, music and love. Bring a yoga mat, a smile, and be prepared to cultivate your own poetry in motion. Open to all levels.
 
Location
Potter's House - 1658 Columbia Rd NW Washington, DC 20009 (3 doors down from Embrace)

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Advanced YTT Module 3: Threads of Mythology - Deities, Myths & Tales with Faith Hunter
Apr
10
Apr 12

Advanced YTT Module 3: Threads of Mythology - Deities, Myths & Tales with Faith Hunter

Module 3 - Threads of Mythology: Deities, Myths & Tales

Instructor: Faith Hunter

Dates & Times
April 10 - April 12, 2015 (Fri-Sun)
Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat 1:30pm-7pm and Sun 1:30pm-6pm

Teachers will learn about a variety of deities and myths from an assortment of cultures. They will also learn how to utilize these tales, and their own personal experiences to cultivate stories to share during dharma talks or classes. Cost: $400

**This module is a component of the 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program.

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Advanced YTT Module 2: Assisting with Love Part 1 - Therapeutic Approach with Ann Swanson
Mar
28
Mar 29

Advanced YTT Module 2: Assisting with Love Part 1 - Therapeutic Approach with Ann Swanson

Module 2 - Assisting with Love Part 1: Therapeutic Approach

Instructor: Ann Swanson

Yoga Teachers will learn to read unique individual alignment needs within global principles of kinesiology, applying this knowledge to students with injuries and common special conditions like chronic back pain, scoliosis, arthritis, or rotator cuff injury. We will also delve into the basics of yoga therapy, private instruction, and preparing students for true breakthroughs. **This module is a component of the 300-hr Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program. Cost: $350

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