Yoga

Building Community and Impacting Lives Through Bikram Yoga

Spotlight on Kendra Blackett-Dibinga and Omékongo Dibinga by Sylvia Moreno Kendra Blackett-Dibinga and Omékongo Dibinga are a rare commodity in the world of hot yoga studio owners. They’re a husband-wife team, they’re African-American and they are passionately devoted to the belief that their three studios in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area are for every body—as in every body type, age, ... Read More »

The Promise of Yoga Therapy for Autism

Earlier this year, Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) held their second annual Research Symposium to highlight the university’s research and scholarship. At this event, Kimberly Searl, M.S., a recent MUIH yoga therapy alumnus, presented a case report on the potential benefits of yoga therapy for youth with high functioning autism. Her report was recently accepted by the International Association ... Read More »

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track by Marlaina Donato Renowned yogi and international teacher Rodney Yee, of New York City, has maintained an inspired yoga practice for 37 years while juggling career obligations, fame and family life. While the benefits of yoga are increasingly well known—from stress reduction and pain management to a more limber body and inner peace—Lee is ... Read More »

Center Yourself Around Your Bones

The Benefits of Yoga for Bone-Health Growing old is not for the weak, especially the weak-boned This year, 2 million people will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by loss of bone mass as we age, resulting in bones that are weak and fragile, increasing risk for fractures. There are no symptoms—you can’t feel your ... Read More »

Celebrate the DMV Yoga Community at Namas Day

Namas Day—a celebration of yoga, wellness and local community – comes to the DMV region Loc at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The all-day event, hosted by DC Area Yoga, includes a variety yoga programs and a wellness marketplace, and emphasizes community and local yoga resources. Namas Day DC is based on the very successful annual Namas Day events that ... Read More »

Yoga Mini-Spotlights

Leanne Roque and Yoga 4 All Bodies At Yoga 4 All Bodies, the priority for founder Leanne Cusumano Roque is to help her students alleviate suffering and increase joy through yoga. ​​All students are welcome and poses can be adapted for all body types. ​As a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, Roque focuses on making ... Read More »

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Offered in Sterling

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it!”  noted Yogi Bhajan. He traveled tirelessly for decades, teaching Kundalini Yoga and meditation to students all over the world. Always delivering the message that when these sacred teachings are offered, we serve humanity. This ... Read More »

Serving Community through Integrative Health, Yoga and Mindfulness

Spotlight on LaShone Wilson and One Breath at a Time LaShone Wilson is an integrative health and wellness coach and the executive director of One Breath at a Time, Mindful Living and Wellness Services, based in Washington, D.C. One Breath at a Time is a rapidly growing company with the mission to empower others through health and wellness coaching, mind-body ... Read More »

Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival

by Dan Martinsen There will be three days of peace and music taking place August 18 through 20, almost 48 years to the exact weekend of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair in 1969. There will be yoga and meditation—maybe even a sighting of “Mud People,” depending on the weather. Just don’t expect any announcements warning about “brown acid” ... Read More »

National Kids Yoga Conference Returns to the Area

The National Kids Yoga Conference is the leading professional environment for adults to learn the art of bringing mindfulness, yoga and social emotional learning to the youth in our communities. Join kids yoga leaders, researchers, educators, parents, mental health professionals, and emerging voices in these fields for a unique professional learning opportunity. The event takes place from October 13 to ... Read More »