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Private Yoga Sampler

70 Minutes for $75

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Intrigued by yoga but not sure how to get started? Let a private instructor explain the basic principles & match your goals with a yoga class that’s right for you. Stretch your mind & your body as you explore some basic practices that energize, reduce stress, strengthen, more.




 

 

Ongoing
Special Classes

 Health & Well-Being

Tuesdays for Beginners

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM


Wednesdays - All Levels

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Thursdays - Beginners, All

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM


Yoga for TWeens

 Sundays, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00 - 6:00P

Mondays, 6:0 0- 7:00P

Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00P



Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

Profound Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Monthly on 3rd Fridays

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM





Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events



1st Fridays


Next Baths

Jul 5

Aug 2

Sept 6

Oct 4

Nov 1

Dec 6


7:00 PM -

8:15 PM

 

REGISTER HERE


Come to be

rejuvenated or

just captivated

by this unique

musical

performance!



PROCEEDS will

support the

Crystal Ashram

501(c)(3) non-profit

that supports &

sponsors sound

bath meditations

across the DC metropolitan area.



The more do this,

the greater the

transformation!




Sound Bath MEDITATION

by Crystal Ashram

with Robert Lee, E-RYT 500                                   First-Timers & All Welcome!  

                                                           $25 Early Bird Donation; $30 After

Experience the Rejuvenating Power

of Singing Bowls / 'Human Activation'


How can you be more clear and productive when you're awake, and be more restful when you sleep?

 

MODERN SCIENCE now agrees that deep meditation can give us all of this and then some including, reduced blood pressure, reduced anxiety, and increased overall wellness.

 

IN THE AMERICAN JOURNAL of Health Promotion,Tibetan Singing Bowls were used compared to silent meditation. Scientists found the singing bowls produced greater decreases in blood pressure and heart rate than simply silence alone.

 

HUMAN ACTIVATION has been featured in a recent Washington Post article in the Wellness section as the leaders in modern mindful meditation with their "sound bath" offerings.

 

Sound bath, what's that?

Human Activation sound frequency specialist, Robert Lee, will be playing several of these rare Singing Bowls, some of which are over 200 years old. A magical alchemy of 7-12 different metals rings in the past, present, and future for our relaxing enchantment.

 

Experience these gifts from the past in this NON-religious practice of our present.

  • 7:00 PM -  Reception & Introduction to Sound Bath Meditation
  • 7:15 PM - Meditation Begins  Please refrain from entering after 7:15 PM to respect the meditation.**
  • 8:00 PM -  Meditation Ends, Followed by Community Reflection

 

About Your Instructor:  

DC award-winning sound frequency specialist Robert Lee from the Human Activation School will be offering the ancient sounds of antique Tibetan singing bowls. Robert also serves as a one-on-one private facilitator for Human Activation's Pathway of Liberation. From meditation facilitation ranging from local community churches, to corporate consulting and facilitation for strategic planning and regular company re-alignment for consistent cohesion and growth, Robert has worked with companies such as CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the Park Hyatt Washington D.C., as well as doing many volunteer efforts in the community such as working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. www.humanactivation.com

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Next Candlelight

Yoga Classes

Jun 14 & 28

NOTE: Jun 28 is

the last 4th Friday

for this class.


And...

July 12, Aug 9

Sept 13, Oct 11

Nov 8, Dec 13


7:00 PM -

8:00 PM

 

REGISTER HERE

Just $10 for Dream
 students who are REGISTERED for
at least one
weekly class.



Candlelight Slow Flow Yoga

Catha Pavloff, E-RYT 200, RYT 500                                                         All Levels!  

                                                    Just $10 for Dream's Registered Students

                                                $18 Early Bird. $22 Regular Tuition/Drop In


On the second and fourth Fridays of each month, leave behind the demands of the week with our new Candlelight Yoga class.

The studio will be filled with soft candlelight and relaxing music, as we guide you through a slower Yoga Flow focused on longer holds and deeper stretches, creating an experience that is equal parts relaxing and rejuvenating.

Students say:
"I'm amazed at how much more relaxed I am after this class!"
"This is perfect for a Friday night."
This is the real Happy Hour!

Start your weekend right!


About Your Instructor:  

Catha Pavloff has been teaching yoga since 2011. Yoga has played an invaluable role in helping her cope with life's ups and downs. She is passionate about yoga as a vehicle to help people balance the stressful, high-paced, technology-driven world in which we live. Among her classes at Dream Yoga Studio, Catha instructs Yoga for Bellies, Backs & Balance; and Yoga for Bone Health & Balance at lunch time on Tuesdays & Thursdays; and Slow Flow Yoga on Sunday mornings at 10:30AM.

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Weekly on

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 PM

Register Here


and Monthly on

3rd Fridays New

7:00 - 8:00 PM

Next Dates:

Jun 21, Jul 19
Aug 16 & Sept 20

Only $10 for Dream's
Registered Students

Register Here



Experience

Full-Body

Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 

Find Out More!
Your Brain
on Yoga
Nidra



Yoga Nidra Guided Sleep MEDITATION to De-Stress, Relax & Rejuvenate

Lauren Fulbright, MA, E-RYT 500, KYT 500

Certified Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                          Beginners, All Levels, Ages 15 & Up

Take a break from your busy life with this grown-up version of "nap time."

Yoga Nidra, or 'Yogic Sleep," is a lying-down meditation scientifically proven to induce a profound level of relaxation which leads to improved health and transformation on the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to have many benefits, including:

  • Helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression.
  • Calm the nervous system
  • Boost your immune system
  • Promote a positive outlook & and lift your spirits.
  • By working with the subconscious mind, Yoga Nidra can also help you make real and lasting changes.

Just one hour of Yoga Nidra equals 3 to 4 hours of deep restorative sleep.
 

Everyone can do this practice. No yoga or meditation experience needed. All you have to do is lie down and listen to the teacher's soothing voice. Wear comfortable clothes.


This is a great way to start or enhance a meditation practice.



Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area.  In addition to being a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is a certified instructor in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, Five Element Yoga, and the national Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Journalism.  Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full and beautiful life. Visit her at laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic


4th Fridays

Jul 26

Aug 23

Sep 27
Oct 25
Nov 22
Dec 27

7:00 PM -

8:15 PM

 

Only $10 for Dream's
Registered Students

REGISTER HERE


Release the

tensions

of the week

& re-energize

your mind,

body & soul.



Suitable for

beginners.


 


Friday Night UNWIND with Luann

Luann Fulbright, MA, C-IAYT, 500 E-RYT 500, KYT 500 & IYT, YACEP

Certified, International Association of Yoga Therapists

                                                Just $10 for Dream's Registered Students

                                                $18 Early Bird. $22 Regular Tuition/Drop

Unwind from your week and recharge for the weekend in this new monthly Restorative Gentle Yoga class.


Each class will begin with a short centering meditation that helps you “check in” with and “come home” to you. This will be followed by easy physical warm-ups, joint-freeing movements, and yoga postures anyone can do to stretch, strengthen and rebalance body, mind and spirit.


Luann will guide present-moment awareness to help you release mental baggage from the week; and some gently energizing practices that help you metabolize stress and clear away lethargy. The class features Restorative Yoga poses to target and release deep myofascial tension, and allow the nervous system to re-balance.


JOIN US every fourth Friday of the month to reconnect with your true Self—that “you” that is calm, clear, open, free of stress and tension, and ready to embrace life fully!


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for 20 years. Yoga has helped her overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.


 

Thursday

July 4


10:00 AM -

11:30 AM

 

REGISTER HERE


A special way

to celebrate

this holiday!



Note: This is the

only class at

Dream Yoga

on July 4.






July 4th Freedom Flow! Set Yourself Free!

Soar like an Eagle in this All-Levels PRACTICE CLASS

With Lauren Fulbright, 500 KYT 500 & RYT 500, 200 E-RYT   All Levels

                                        Just $10 for students have registered for a SUMMER class

                                                                                $22 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                             $28 Regular Tuition & Drop In

Yoga practitioners often use Garuda Mudra, a gesture that represents the wings of an eagle, to cultivate a deeper sense of freedom in their lives. In America, the bald eagle is also synonymous with freedom -- reminding us of our courage, strength and liberty. Legend has it that, during one of the early battles of the Revolutionary War, eagles awakened by the conflict soared over the battlefield, crying out their support for the Patriots.

 

On July 4th, tap into your own sense of inner freedom in this class designed to liberate body, heart and mind:

 

  • Experience Vinyasa Yoga -- moving freely as you stretch, breathe and explore through an all-levels series of yoga poses that flow from one to another.

  • Learn how taking an "eagle view" perspective of your life can allow you to experience more freedom, ease and a greater sense of purpose.

  • Unwind all levels of your being in a 20-minute Yoga Nidra guided meditation designed to help you achieve deep states of relaxation as you connect with your freest core self.

                          

Don't miss this inspiring practice designed to help your spirit soar!

 

Your Instructor: Lauren, 500 E-RYT, RYT & KYT, is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter and journalist in the Washington DC area. In addition to being a certified Experience Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a 500-Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher, she is also certified in Divine Sleep Yoga Nidral Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Program for Teens. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Journalism. Lauren is passionate about helping others experience for themselves how a regular practice of yoga can help you make lasting changes, find balance and peace, pursue your calling and build a full, passionate and beautiful life. Visit her on facebook at:   www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic


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Almost Monthly

on Saturday


Next Classes:

Jul 20

Aug 10

Sept 14

2:00 PM -

4:00 PM


Register Now

Drop-ins are welcome

as space permits.


Come, take a break

from the busy-ness

of Fall & the Holidays.

Treat yourself

to this beautiful

experience!


You’ll leave feeling

noticeably looser

physically, mentally

calm … and a little

more enLightened too!



All Levels.

No prior yoga

experience needed.




Special this Winter

Stretch Deeply. Relax Fully & Renew with

Yin & Restorative Yoga

With Luann Fulbright, MA, I-IAYT, 500 E-RYT 500, KYT 500 & IYT, YACEP

                                                                                                All Levels

Professional-Level Yoga Teacher & Therapist          $25/person Early Bird; $30

Join Dream Yoga Studio Director & Yoga Therapist Luann for a special practice people adore. This is a perfect class for the winter -- to help you slow down, let go, reflect and realize alert calmness.

 

With time, gravity, sitting and our various activities, our joints become compressed and the connective tissue that surrounds the joints can become hard and immobile. Yin Yoga comes to the rescue, using gentle pressure and longer holds of postures to safely stimulate the joints and ligaments in our bodies to improve strength, mobility and hydration to the joints. It’s an excellent practice to counter the effects of arthritis, and develop the “Witness Mind” (the mind that’s able to be present with “what is” without wanting to change it to be happy).

 

In Restorative Yoga, we’ll use blankets and other supportive props to get into nurturing and deeply restful postures that help:

  • Release chronically-held musculature tension
  • Turn off the fight-or-flight response, and
  • Turn on the relaxation response to lower blood pressure, combat fatigue & promote healing.

Gravity does a lot of the work while you are guided in breathing and relaxation techniques that quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system.

 

Tip: Comfort and ease in the body/mind/spirit develops best with regular practice, so registering for all of Luann's fall Yin & Restorative Yoga Practice Classes is recommended.


Your Instructor: Luann has been teaching yoga to students in group and private Yoga Therapy sessions for almost 20 years. Yoga has helped Luann overcome physical challenges and debilitating fear, which makes her passionate about introducing people to the profound effects of traditional yoga practice and Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Luann and how yoga can help YOU on YELP.

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Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

8-Week

Mini-Course

Jul 9 - Aug 27
Register Now



Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Aug 18

11:00A - 3:00P


 

 8-Week Mini-Course
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                  Beginners, All Levels

                                                                       $160/8 Classes; $24 Drop In 

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington


This short course provides you  a special opportunity to become familiar with, or continue to practice, the time-tested, focusing, relaxing and restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps us lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy. You'll learn useful tools for identifying and managing stress in skillful and gentle ways.


While these weekly classes are shorter than those in a traditional MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course at Dream Yoga Studio, instructions will be given in all of the various meditation postures including sitting, kneeling, standing, walking and gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation.

Each class also includes a session of restorative, deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Many find this reclining practice an important pre-requisite prior to establishing and sustaining an individualized daily meditation practice.


Jon blends a secular approach to teaching meditation with traditional language from the dharma. His short talks explore how meditation not only lowers stress levels, but also restores a sense of balance in our busy lives. From the outset of the course, he invites each of us to answer the question, “Over the next eight weeks, how can we learn to genuinely enjoy a meditation practice, both on and off the cushion?”

 

Chairs, sitting cushions, blankets, eye masks and other necessary props will be provided. We suggest that, whenever possible, you wear or bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing.


This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress.

 

Your Instructor: Jon Waterman, an original member of the Board of Directors of the IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington) Teacher’s Council, began practicing yoga and meditation while teaching the martial arts in the early 1970’s, with a concentration, since 1994, on Buddhist Insight Meditation. His workshops and retreats focus on strengthening continuity of present moment awareness by combining mindful movement, insight dialogue and various meditation techniques.

Email Jon@DreamYogaStudio.com with any questions about the course.



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Sunday

Aug 18


11:00 AM -

3:00 PM


Register Now

 

You won't be

 sitting all day!

Come share this

special time together… learning and

practicing the

 many ways of mindfulness. 

See how it

helps you

 reduce stress!

 

 Mindfulness Meditation Mini-Retreat from Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $45/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $60/person After

Co-sponsored  with IMCW (Insight Meditation Community of Washington)

 

Understanding how to cultivate and sustain appropriate attention, both on and off the meditation cushion, is essential in recognizing not only the origins of stress in our busy and demanding lives, but also skillful ways to reduce that stress. However, many of us here in the West come to the cushion with great expectations and quickly discover that we first need to remember how to relax.

 

 Scientists have proven that meditation not only reduces stress. It also helps you in these ways:

    •        Strengthen the immune system.                     
    •        Increase heart health.  
    •        Reduce high blood pressure.                                             
    •        Slow biological aging.                                           
    •        Strengthen coping skills.                                       
    •        Sleep better.
    •        Better manage pain.
    •        Heal more quickly.
    •        Help you create positive behavior changes.
    •        Achieve a greater sense of overall well-being.

 

This workshop is open to all—from beginners to long-time meditators—and is an opportunity for you to extend your practice over a few hours. The theme will be “Connecting the Moments.” That is, intentionally cultivating and sustaining a focused attention on sensations in the body as we mindfully transition from one posture to another; sitting/kneeling; standing; walking; reclining and gentle stretching. This four-hour workshop is crafted to be deeply relaxing, not to push our limits in one posture or another.

Please join us in this 50th  “Mini-Retreat” at Dream Yoga Studio. Come to share meditation practice and get your questions answered. Explore new mindfulness techniques that will help you experience greater calm and healing.


Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Chairs, cushions, blankets, kneeling benches and props are available, but feel free to bring your personal sitting cushion.

Past participants are amazed at how peaceful they feel after this Retreat…and how fast the day flies.

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SaveSave

Sunday

Dec 7

2:00 - 4:30 PM

 

Register HERE

 

This workshop qualifies

 for 2.5 Yoga Alliance CEU's


 


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Therapeutic Yoga for a Strong, Balanced PELVIC FLOOR

With  Luann Fulbright, 500 KYT, IYT & E-RYT                             All Levels 

                                                                                            $38 Early Bird / $48

Issues like organ prolapse, incontinence, back pain, sexual dysfunction and more in both men and women are often linked to imbalances in the pelvic floor muscles. Unfortunately, Kegel exercises are rarely enough to effectively address the issue. In this workshop,


Dream Yoga Founder and lead Yoga Therapist will guide you in yoga practices that will help you keep, or reestablish, pelvic floor muscles that are both strong and subtle/relaxed.


CAN'T ATTEND? Schedule a PRIVATE Yoga Yoga session with Luann. Email her at Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com


Your Instructor:  Luann, a professional-level experienced yoga instructor and therapist, has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for 17. She is looking forward to helping you cultivate a deeper understanding and experience of your breath...bringing your yoga and meditation to life!

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3-Week

Mini-Course


Sundays

Jan 2020

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM

 

Registration to

Open Soon in

Workshops


 

This training qualifies

 for 4 5 hours

Continuing

Education Credits

for Yoga Teachers

in the category of Techniques,

Training & Practice

 

 

Benefit from the

Masters!  The Five

Tibetans is an ancient practice developed by

Tibetan monks to

 live longer, more

vibrant, healthy lives.

21-Day Challenge!

Meet your goals for greater health and well-being!

Learn & Practice THE FIVE TIBETANS

With Luann Fulbright, 500-KYT, IYT & E-RYT                 All Levels 

                                                               $108 / 3 classes; $41 Drop In

It takes 21 days to create a new habit!  This Mini-Course will get you into the habit of practicing the life-enhancing Tibetans (aka, ancient "Rites of Rejuvenation").


The "5 Tibetans" is a basic—yet often little-known—yoga practice. This powerful ancient yoga rite gives you a quick physical workout, leading to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual transformation. The Tibetans can be practiced in small spaces with little time. All you need is a few minutes, and enough space to swing your arms around or to do a push up. The 5 Tibetans can also be used as a warm-up for other exercises.


In less than 20 minutes a day, the Tibetans strengthen your muscular, glandular and nervous systems, energize & balance you.  They aim to normalize the speed of our chakras—the spinning energy centers along our spine—that affect every aspect of who we are and how we experience life. They balance our endocrine—the system that produces the harmones which regulate our organs and affect tissues within the body as well as the aging process. They can enhance bone mass, eliminate double chins, boost memory & immunity, improve eyesight, posture/spinal health, more. Done in the morning before breakfast, the practice can "energize you like a double expresso without any of the negative side effects." You'll feel healthier, more alive!

 

The Tibetans can be strenuous, but modifications are shown & practiced in this intro class open to students brand-new to yoga, to the Tibetans & to those wanting a refresher course.. Detailed HANDOUTS for home practice included.

 

Sign up for this series to:

    •  Learn how to perform each Tibetan with proper alignment and breathing in order to reap the most benefits from the practice and avoid injury/ramifications.
    • Learn and practice appropriate warm-ups to prepare the body for the Tibetans.
    • Practice Alternative Poses for each Tibetan, to use when one or more of the Tibetans is too challenging for you.
    • Focus on the impact the Tibetans have on the Chakra energy centers, glands and organs.
    • Receive important tips and cautions on how and when to practice these powerful Rites.
    • Get your questions answered about your practice, if you already practice these Rites.

                                           "I just love being able to do Tibetans in the a.m.!

                                            It really sets the tone for the rest of my day

                                            and I have this incredible abundance

                                            of energy throughout the day."  -Alicia R..

 

Your Instructor:  Luann, Dream Yoga Director and professional-level yoga instructor and therapist, has been teaching students The Five Tibetans since 2003.

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