Mom and Daughter Mala Making + Partner Yoga

Saturday, May 10 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at TS Dupont – Sky Studio

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Join Kat Buechel and Carol Meyers, for a Mother’s Day workshop for moms and daughters (young daughters starting at age 8+ welcome).

Carol will lead participants in the craft of hand-knotting a delicate strand of vegan faux pearls into a bracelet mala (Sanskrit; meaning garland). Then join Kat in a mother and daughter yoga class that will allow you to spend meaningful time with your greatest admirer and supportive soul! We’ll spend one hour in a nurturing flow as mother and daughter find connection through center and balance.

This workshop will offer the opportunity to invoke trust, empowerment, and the best gift-laughter- as you are guided through a series of yoga postures, partner yoga, and breathing. The workshop and partner flow will be accessible for mom and daughter bonding of all ages.

For more information, see the TS event scheduler here.

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop THIS Saturday @ TSA!

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Join Anu for a tour through Ashtanga Yoga’s Primary Series on Saturday April 26th 5-7p at our Arlington location.

Ashtanga, which means “Eight Limbs” in Sanskrit, is a vigorous style of yoga based on the teachings of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.  Grounded in sun salutations and sequenced as set series of poses, the Ashtanga practice focuses on the breath, which draws in energy; the bandhas, which contain this energy and direct it throughout the body; and the counting of vinyasa, which synchronizes the flow of breath and the flow of movement in a systematic way.  The Ashtanga style of practice often appeals to athletes and those who enjoy high-energy exercise.  Come prepared to play and sweat!  Modifications will be offered, although familiarity with sun salutations and chaturanga dandasana is strongly recommended.

You can sign-up in advance here.

We hope to see you there!!

Yoga for Athletes Series

Runners, triathletes, rowers, and weekend warriors, wonder how you can open your body for more bliss and athletic endurance?

Join Hilary Wentz, a holistic health counselor and tranquil space teacher, for a 3 week workshop that explores yoga as a cross training method for decreasing injuries, as well as increasing strength and flexibility. You will learn poses that can be incorporated as a warmup or cooldown to your current favorite sport or as a brand new regimen that will enhance your mind body awareness.

Hilary WentzWednesdays May 14, 21, 28 from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm at TS Dupont.

  • Week 1: hips, quads and hamstrings
  • Week 2: shoulders, back and core
  • Week 3: yin yoga for athletes

**Recommended for athletes with some yoga experience**

For more information, see the TS scheduler here.

Experiments in Recycling

(care of Michael via Flickr creative commons)

(care of Michael via Flickr creative commons)

As yogis, we’re always mindful of our consumption and our footprint on the planet. So, here are a few ideas to help you take your recycling to the next level:

Turn Your Water Bottles into a Watercraft
Like the voyageurs on Plastiki did. A boat constructed of plastic bottles survived an 8,000-mile trip across the Pacific. In comparison, the Potomac should be a piece of cake!

Make Tubes into a Tube-Alternative
Instead of waiting on the Silver Line, let’s build a new bridge from VA to DC! Architect Shigeru Bans built a bridge almost entirely from cardboard tubes. Think of the meta-meaning of aiding bridge and tunnel passage with tubes (see: british slang). Too fun to pass up.

Turn Paper into Couture
The DIY site Instructables has posts for how to make all kinds of recycled dresses. This one describes how to stitch a dress from newspapers. The author reminds you to avoid water and fire in this delicate dress. They say nothing about Silly Putty, however, so enjoy.

Come to Our ChariTea Swap Shop
Looking for a more traditional, and maybe even social way to recycle? Come to our spring clothing swap next Friday, April 25 from 7-9p at our Dupont location. Arrive with your underused garments and leave with some sparkly new-to-you pieces! Sign up online under the “Workshops and Events” tab. The event asks for a $10 donation entry and 10 items to swap. Donation entries go to My Sister’s Place, a non-profit serving battered women and their children in DC and the remaining clothes will go to N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women in DC.