Amazing Fall Teacher Training Students

Get to know our wonderful Level Two Teacher Training students!

TS1
These ladies are earning their 200-hour level two certification, a unique path for students interested in learning to teach vinyasa yoga or simply deepening their own practice. Tranquil Space’s curriculum was designed to exceed Yoga Alliance teacher training standards and was the first program in DC approved by Yoga Alliance.

We wish them the best of luck and are looking forward to

Second Session of A Handmade Holiday Workshop Series at Tranquil Space Arlington

handmade holiday 1

September 29th was the first in our three-part series of Handmade Holiday workshops at Tranquil Space Arlington. We had a great time exploring the art of crocheting with a mix of new to experienced crocheters. We refreshed knowledge, worked to build muscle memory with our hooks, and practiced reading patterns while making face cloths and scrubbers. Midway through we took a yoga stretch break to open up wrists, hips, shoulders, and backs.

 Jenny, Danielle, Roula, and Stephanie were a blast (see their creations in the photo – counterclockwise from top left).

 Want to join in on the fun? Here are the upcoming workshops in this series (no prior crochet experience required and attendance on September 28th is not a prerequisite):

 October 26th, 7:30 PM–9:00 PM—(Not Your) Granny’s Squares—Basic granny square pattern. Granny squares are back in style. Sew a few together to make a stylish and warm scarf, throw for the couch, reusable market bag…the list goes on and on.

November 23rd, 7:30 PM-9:00 PM—Keeping You Warm—Simple coffee cup cozy, mesh cowl, and basic hat. Pair the coffee cup cozy with a reusable cup and some hot chocolate for a quick, simple, and thoughtful holiday gift for your child’s teacher or a friend.

 Participants are asked for a suggested donation of $5 to support the studio’s charity of the month:

 October: Tranquil Space Foundation

November: Wounded Warriors Project

 All workshops will include a short yoga stretch break midway through to help release wrists, hips, shoulders, and back. So, wear comfortable clothes, grab your hooks or sticks, and join us to start on your Handmade Holiday!

 E-mail Lisa (lisacalandriello@tranquilspace.com) with any questions. Check out my personal blog for http://lisacalandriello.com/blog/ for information about the patterns we used.

 Namaste, Lisa

Prenatal Relaxation Bliss Workshop

prenatal bliss

If you are pregnant and would like to de-stress as you prepare for the holiday season, consider attending the Prenatal Relaxation Bliss Workshop Saturday, November 15th from 5-7pm, at Tranquil Space in Arlington.  This Workshop is a wonderful way to treat yourself and your baby to an evening of rest, relaxation, loving kindness and rejuvenation.

Some of the Benefits of Prenatal Restorative Yoga include:
  1. Decreases general fatigue.
  2. Relieves back strain and fatigue from the increased demand of supporting the pregnant abdomen.
  3. Some of the poses stretch the inner thigh muscles to prepare for birth.
  4. Soothes your nervous system by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, and this helps you and your baby feel calm and relaxed.  A calm and relaxed environment helps support your baby’s health and growth.
  5. Excellent preparation for labor and birthing time.
The restorative poses will be accompanied by prenatal massage therapy given by prenatal massage therapist, Barbara Jazzo.  The workshop will also include inspirational music and readings, as well as guidance through deep relaxation and affirmations for pregnancy and birth preparation.
You and your baby are definitely worth taking the time to soak in this experience. You can register in advance here.
I hope you will be able to join us Saturday, 11/15, from 5-7pm in the Tranquil Space Arlington Studio.