Washington Area Labyrinths Inspire New Documentary

On the rooftop of the American Psychological Association office building in Washington, meditation teacher, Klia Bassing leads class participants on a walk around a stone labyrinth. The labyrinth, which was installed as part of the building’s environmental green roof, is one of several in the Washington metropolitan area that will be featured in Cintia Cabib’s new documentary, Labyrinth Journeys. The ... Read More »

On Love and Loneliness

Dedicated to J. Krishnamurti and all of those who have ever wondered if flowers get lonely. You stood alone in the darkness, light pouring from your eyes, penetrating into the unknown, sailing into the vast waters of uncertainty. We explored the deep trenches of your wrinkles, canyons of wisdom flowing into the steeple of inquiry. Sages breathe while both alive ... Read More »

A Heart for February …. and Chocolate!

Dear Readers, I won’t forget the day the phone rang and with a few simple words, I understood that my 57 year-old father had died of a massive heart, alone in his Florida condo. He left just as his own father had, who died at the same age, in a diner in Akron, Ohio many years before. In my father’s ... Read More »

Sharon Salzberg Teaches How to Grow Happiness at Work

Is happiness at work the final frontier for healthy living? Many of us spend more waking hours working than doing anything else. Relationships with colleagues play a significant role in whether we feel fulfilled, and work issues are among our greatest challenges in achieving happiness, says Sharon Salzberg, author of the New York Times bestseller Real Happiness. Salzberg’s readers and ... Read More »

Healing Starts From Within – Dahn Yoga Center

For some, yoga is about strength, others breathing or flexibility. At Dahn Yoga Center, yoga is about energy. Originating in Korea, the practice of Dahn yoga combines stretching, flowing movement, deep breathing exercises and meditation to develop the body’s physical, mental and spiritual health. Dahn means life force, or energy, so it is no wonder why Dahn Yoga offers yoga ... Read More »

An Interview with Shiva Rea

Recently, Sofia Sunaga, a friend of Natural Awakenings DC, had the opportunity to speak with yogini, firekeeper and global activist Shiva Rea, well-known for the creative and transforming ways that she leads in the evolution of prana flow yoga throughout the world. Rea is the creator of prana flow yoga and the innovator of many programs such as Yogadventure Retreats, ... Read More »

Doctors Harness the Power of Community

At Restorative Health in Tenleytown, DC, patients know that their health is seen as more than numbers on a chart. Rather, wellness is a journey on which we are continuously learning and growing. With that in mind, Restorative Health has launched a series of Healthy Living Classes to inspire patients to eat healthfully, to enjoy the movement of their body, ... Read More »

Medical Yoga Symposium, Integrating Art and Medicine

The exhibit, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, scheduled to run through January 26, 2014 at the Freer|Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian, is the perfect opportunity to explore the art and science of therapeutic yoga on January 11 and 12. This symposium brings together visionaries in integrative medicine with those who study yoga and meditation. Some of the nation’s most renowned ... Read More »

Noted Sufi Teacher to Visit Georgetown

Sufi teacher Pir Zia Inayat-Khan will present a rare set of public programs in Washington during the first weekend in November. On Friday, November 1 at 7:30 p.m., he will lead an evening of invocation and reflection on “The Sufi Path of Love.” He will also lead a seminar on “The Path of the Heart,” with Sufi teachings, meditations and ... Read More »

Meditation Goes Mobile

When today’s images of inner peace seem synonymous with destroying your work-assigned smartphone, unplugging and stepping away from a device might be the opposite of what you need. Why not find peace and love your mobile device all over again? A digital health technology start-up headquartered in Washington, MeditationAnywhere has set out to help people do just that. High tech ... Read More »