Buff and Balanced

Bodybuilders Turn to Yoga by Aimee Hughes We don’t typically envision iron-pumping bodybuilders also flowing and breathing through yoga postures, yet many are combining these complementary disciplines to realize huge benefits. Competitive Edge Nicolina Sandstedt, a yoga teacher trainer and anatomy expert with the Yandara Yoga Institute, in Baja, Mexico, observes, “The body awareness and alignment focus that the practice ... Read More »

Celebrating Yoga, Community and Wholeness

Come to Reston Town Center for the eighth annual Love Your Body Yoga Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 12. The day will be filled with activities for the whole family, including live music, complimentary massages, energy healing demonstrations, healthy food and drink samples. The event is hosted by Beloved Yoga and brings together yoga studios and ... Read More »

An Interview with Steffany Moonaz

Earlier this year, Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., RYT 500, won Maryland University of Integrative Health’s (MUIH) first annual Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award for her work on Sustainable Transformation: The Short and Long-Term Effects of a Yoga Intervention on Quality of Life for Persons with Arthritis. The award acknowledges an MUIH faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in research and/or ... Read More »

One-on-One Yoga Instruction with Vinaya Saunders

Vinaya Saunders, of Leesburg, learned at an early age from her homeland in Bangalore, India, about traditional rituals, yoga practice, tantra and how to live a holistic lifestyle. Her parents exposed her to these influences as they traveled throughout India. At the age of 11-years-old, she participated in her first yoga experience as part of her school curriculum. From this ... Read More »


Tickets are now on sale for this inaugural three-day yoga and transformational festival, founded by world music artist, Wynne Paris and co-produced by Woodstock producer, Michael Lang. The event will be headlined by kirtan superstars, Krishna Das and Trevor Hall. Close to D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, Lovelight Yoga and Arts Festival will be held from August 26 to 28 at ... Read More »

Peace Love Yoga Festival Is Designed to Inspire

Now in preparation for the second annual Peace Love Yoga Fest, the event promises to offer a wonderful mix of the lively, the artistic and the contemplative scene in Washington, D.C. This year the full-day festival is being held on May 15 in the beautiful Brookland Arts Walk. According to organizer, Heather Markowitz, the Peace Love Yoga Fest sits at ... Read More »

New Polarity Therapist Joins Fairfax Practice

Janice M. Johnson, a new practitioner with Neck, Back and Beyond Wellness Center, in Fairfax, is introducing the latest Pulsed Electro Magnetic Frequency (PEMF) therapy into the Northern Virginia area. Johnson is a lifestyle consultant with Swiss Bionic Solutions MRS 2000 (Magnetic Resonance Stimulation) and a polarity therapy practitioner. Polarity Therapy is hands-on energy bodywork using the Ayurvedic medicine model ... Read More »

Save the Date for the Peace Love Yoga Festival

Last May, the Peace Love Yoga Festival broke new ground in Washington, D.C. by offering a radically different type of event that drew together hundreds of meditation and yoga enthusiasts of all ages to practice, learn and share joy and acceptance. This year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on May 15, they will be in a bigger and more ... Read More »

Calling in the Sunlight Retreat

Be prepared for a powerful retreat experience!  Calling in the Sunlight has called in some extraordinary DC Practitioners like Dante Baker, holistic healing practitioner, massage therapist, yoga teacher, don Zane Curfman, Shamanic priest, healer, teacher and lecturer, Nanette Davidson, angelic Reiki master and teacher, Bonita Woods, clairvoyant empath, Diane Black, Crystal Reiki therapist and teacher, Monica Wirtanen, Kundalini yoga teacher ... Read More »

Basketball Meets Yoga

The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team had their first class at Bikram Yoga Ivy City Tuesday last month. This is a growing trend as Bikram yoga is becoming increasingly popular among athletes and sports enthusiasts. Practicing Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) is the only natural physical activity where participants gain energy, instead of losing it. The Gallaudet Bisons participated in a ... Read More »