community yoga & meditation *by Dana (donation)
Tuesdays (twice monthly) 6:30pm-7:45pm
2019 • June 18 & 25
All levels, abilities & conditions. No experience necessary. Mellow movements, stretches and positions to ease your body & calm your mind. Some strength & weight baring postures for bone health. Breathing & meditation included. Dress in comfortable/loose clothing (no slacks, jeans or belts).
Top of the month meditations (sadhana & satsanga)
First fridays (MONTHLY) 7:00pm-9:30pm
2019 • Jul 5 • Aug 2 • Sep 6 • Oct 4 • Nov 1 • Dec 6
Break bread, sit in meditation & chat about: yoga sadhana, buddhadhamma, tao te ching, multiculturalism, humanism, philosophy & psychology.
- 7:00pm bring food/beverage to share (muy importante)
- 8:00pm dhyana (meditation)
- 8:30pm samma-vaca (skilled speech)
- Drop in — no registration required
- Zafus, zabutons, blankets and chairs are available.
- Suggested *dana (generosity) $15
If you’re unable to contribute the suggested amount, please donate whatever you feel comfortable with; money should not be an obstacle to participating!
MONTHLY MOVEMENT EXPLORATION
saturdays (Monthly) 1:00pm-4:00pm
2019 • July 13
Get the kinks out, address injuries and move with more ease. Understand your mobility, flexibility and movement. Sitting meditation and dialogue are integrated in each session. Dress in comfortable/loose clothing (no slacks, jeans or belts).
Bring fruit & veggies to share. (muy importante)
• May 11 • Shoulder Openers •
Forty-four muscles and three main bones (scapula, clavicle, humerus) are involved in your shoulder movement. Situated by your heart (sentiment) and below your brain (intellect), your shoulders sometimes take on a lot of ‘thoughts and feelings’. Practice yogas to loosen them up, release tension, increase qi flow + blood circulation to increase health.
• June 8 • Hip Openers •
Twenty-two muscles and four main bones (ilium, pubis, ischium, femoral head) are involved in your hip movement. Your hips are not only the place where your legs pivot from, they are the base that cradles your upper body. Practice yogas to loosen them up, release tension, increase qi flow + blood circulation to increase health.
• July 13 • Low Back Relief •
Three main muscle groups (extensors, flexors, obliques) and several bones (lumbar vertebrae, sacrum, coccyx) are involved in your low back movement. They help stabilize your trunk, and protect your spinal cord and nerves. Practice yogas to strengthen weak areas, loosen tight ones, release tension, increase qi flow + blood circulation and increase health.
meditation & gentle yoga *by dana (donation)
sundays (MONTHLY) 12:30pm-1:30pm
2019 • Jul 14 • Aug 11 • Sep 8 • Oct 8 • Nov 10 • Dec 8
- All levels, ability & conditions.
- No experience necessary.
- Class begins with simple breathing practices and gentle meditation.
- Class includes different movements, stretches and positions of the body to increase limberness, blood circulation & qi flow.
- Class concludes with relaxation practices for integration.
Yoga on the rocks ~ since 2007
saturday July 20, 2019 (all Day) 9:00am-6:00pm
A stout hike for some, a regular romp in the mountains for others!
- Meet in front of the RANGER STATION between 9:00am-10:00am
- Wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water + lunch & snacks.
- Carry swim gear for an optional dip in the creek 🙂
- Info on Hiking Old Rag Mountain
inner freedom day long retreat 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday august 3, 2019 W/ ASTRID BRINCK
*MORE INFO COMING SOON!
west virginia retreat – green sulphur springs
OCTOBER 10-13, 2019
Join us for a weekend of retreating into the beautiful mountains of West Virginia. We will spend the weekend slowing down and taking care of our mind, body, and spirit. We’ll connect to nature, other participants and ourselves. We invite you to join us for a weekend of relaxing and recharging.
– 8 mostly organic meals
– 3 nights share accommodations
– 5 Yoga & Meditation Sessions
– Creative Art Session
– Wellness Workshop
About your presenters
Daniel Hickman Director of the Multidisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training. Teacher of Adaptive Yoga & Meditation in the MATC at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Daniel is a traditional rock climber, who bakes bread & cookies, and is a native Washingtonian.
Shadi Moayedi is a student, mind-body educator, and creative workshop facilitator in the Washington DC area. Her passion is the exploration and sharing of wellness. She views wellness as multi-fold, and plays in the areas of nutrition, mind-body practices, and community. She is currently in school at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, getting a Masters in Human Clinical Nutrition.