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 »

First Person – Why I Went Vegan

I had been a vegetarian for over six years when I decided to become a vegan. That was almost two years ago, and I have embraced every bite of it. The big “aha moment” was during a one-month intensive Jikamukti yoga teacher training program at the Omega Institute in New York. I watched the powerful movie Earthlings, which revealed to ... Read More »

Stretch Your Limits with YoKid

YoKid, a Washington D.C.-based 501(c)3 organization that provides instruction in yoga for kids & teens, is looking for volunteers. By participating in yoga, kids & teens are able to foster greater self-awareness and, in turn, realize their full potential physically, academically, socially, and emotionally.  To carry out their mission, YoKid is looking for volunteers, who can help in a variety ... 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 »

The Ancient Roots of Yoga at the Smithsonian’s Sackler Gallery

The first exhibition about the visual history of yoga, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”, is now open at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and explores yoga's rich diversity and historical transformations during the past 2,000 years. Available to view through January 26, 2014, The Art of Transformation examines yoga’s fascinating meanings and histories through more than 130 objects from ... Read More »

Tending the Heart Fire Retreat with Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea is coming to our area to offer a weekend retreat, Living in Rhythm with the Pulse of Life: A Rasa Vinyasa Transformative Retreat, in which participants from across the country will come to experience depth, renewal and cultivation of inner passion, inspiration and the capacity for living love. The retreat, offered by Ananda Shala, a full spectrum mind-body ... Read More »

Power Supply – Fuel for a Powerful Life

Power Supply, provider of chef-driven prepared paleo meals, recently announced that it has joined forces with Mindful Chef, which delivers paleo-inspired and vegetarian meals to yoga and specialized fitness communities.   Under the Power Supply brand, the company will serve a variety of active lifestyle consumers, including those at CrossFit gyms, yoga studios, multi-program gyms and other intentional fitness communities, ... Read More »

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Greater Washington

Over the years, students come seeking yoga for physical and emotional well-being, never mentioning their need for relief from traumatic experiences—malicious relationships, disastrous accidents, debilitating military service or devastating diagnoses. One-by-one, their yoga practice becomes a source of hope and healing, with a dedication to overcoming trauma, under the gentle guidance of a skilled, supportive teacher. The Washington area is ... Read More »

Nationally Acclaimed Yoga Therapy Program

One of the nation’s leading schools for integrative health, the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel (formerly Tai Sophia) has recently launched an innovative program in the field of yoga therapy. Beginning in September 2013, MUIH will offer the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy.  To serve the needs of students, two world renowned practitioners of ... Read More »

Finding Balance for Total Wellness at The Yoga Fusion Studio

The Yoga Fusion Studio has a deep tradition of providing sanctuary and wellness to Bethesda Chevy Chase, offering yoga and pilates classes, as well as unique services and workshops. Celebrating its 3rd anniversary this month, the studio was founded by Laura Urgelles, former principal dancer with the Washington Ballet and 3-time Kona Triathlon finisher, Bill Beyer. During the time she ... Read More »