Classes & Services for Body, Mind and Freeing Your Spirit  


 


Join Our Popular Meditation Classes & Retreats



6-Week Course Intro to Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction

with Jon Waterman

Tuesday Nights

7:30 - 9:00 PM

Next Classes:
June 21 - July 26
Sold Out

Aug 9 - Sept 13
Spaces are filling.
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$5 Intro to Meditation Class & Stress Reduction Class
Tues, Aug 2
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 Half-Day

Mini-Meditation

Retreat from Stress

Sun, Aug 7
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8-Week MBSR

Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction

Tues, Sept 27 - Nov 15
Register Early
to Get Your Spot!

$5 INFO MBSR / Meditation Class
Tues, Sept 20
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Day-Long Guided

MBSR Retreat

Mindfulness Based

Stress Reduction

Sat, Oct 29

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Is Yoga for You??

Register for our NEW

Beginner Yoga Classes

this Spring

on Wednesdays

7:30-8:45P

Thursdays

10:30-11:45A

and

Saturdays

8:30-9:45A


Or...

Find Out in a

Private Yoga Sampler

60 Minutes for $65

New Students Only

Purchase Now.

Schedule Later

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.




 

 

Workshops

Mini-Courses

& Teacher Trainings

                     

July 4th Weekend at Dream


Our regular classes will NOT be held. But we hope you will join us for....


FREEDOM FLOW

Practice Class

Soar Like an Eagle!

Saturday, July 2

10:00A - 12 Noon

Register Today!


Special FREEDOM

Yoga Nidra

Guided Meditation

Experience

Sunday, July 3

6:45  - 8:15P

Register Today!



Shattering the

Myths of Hypnosis

Friday, July 8

9:30A - 12 Noon

Register Today!



 6 -Week Mini-Course
 Hypnosis for Weight Loss- Change Your Mind.

Change Your Body.

with Dream's Resident Hypnosis
Fridays, 11:30A - 1:00P

Starts July 22

Register Now



 4-Week Mini-Course
 Introduction to Practical Self-Defense for Women

Saturdays, 1:30A - 3:30P

Aug 6 - Aug 27

Register Now



 Half-Day Meditation Strategies (R.A.I.N.) & EFT (Tapping)

to Release Stress

Sunday, Aug 21

1:00 - 3:30P

Register Today!



  Introduction to

Five Element Yoga

Saturday, Sept 17

1:00 - 3:30P

Register Today!



Yoga for Life!

Re-Imagining & Re-Designing

the Life You Want

with Jovinna Chan
Sept 30 - Oct 2

Register Today!




 3 -Week Mini-Course
 Yoga & Journaling

21 Days to Develop a Contemplative Practice

Sundays, 1:00 - 2:30P

Starts Oct 30

Register Today!



 6 -Week Mini-Course
 Five Element Yoga

practices that help you align

yourself with the rhythms of nature

to transform tightness and stress, revitalize your energy,

detoxify, relax and renew

Saturdays, 1:00 - 2:30P

Starts Apr 22, 2017

Special Mother’s Day
 Mother-Daughter Yoga
 Workshop – Ages 10+
with Luann & Lauren Fulbright
Sun, May 14, 2017, 3:00-4:30P
Register Now
  
 Ongoing Mini-Courses

 Health & Well-Being

Tues & Wed & Sat


Yoga for Tweens

 Sundays, 3:30-4:30P


Yoga for Teens

 Sundays, 5:00-6:00P

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:15P

Thursdays, 7:00-8:00P

Special emphasis of Teen classes

on Tuesdays is

Stress-Buster Yoga

& Meditation for Teens



YOGA NIDRA

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation/

Meditation

Weekly on Sundays

6:45 - 8:00P

Register



Special

Private

Classes

The Five Tibetans

 Learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with

 Luann@DreamYogaStudio.com

 

Yoga Nidra

Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation/

Meditation

At the Studio, Your Home or Hospital





Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events

Weekly on Sundays

7:00 - 8:15 PM


Ongoing
May 22-Jun 26
Register Here

Jul 10 - Sep 4
Register Here

Drop-Ins Welcome

No Yoga or Meditation

Experience Needed

 

Experience

Full-Body Relaxation.

Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!

 


Special July 4th

Freedom Class

July 3, 6:45-8:15P

More info below

Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA: Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Lauren Fulbright, 500-RYT, 500 KYT

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor & Life Coach     

                                                              Beginners, All Levels, Ages 15 & Up

                                                          $17 Registered Students; $22 Drop In 

As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age.


Yoga Nidra – which literally means "yogic sleep" – is a guided 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. 
Just one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three hours of regular sleep.


A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been shown to be very effective in alleviating stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system and has the power to transform negative core beliefs into a more positive outlook. The visualization and sensory awareness used during Yoga Nidra directly communicate with your subconscious mind - where real and lasting changes begin!


Everybody can do this practice! Each class begins with gentle stretches to loosen your joints, free-up energy, and prepare you for the Yoga Nidra. We then move to a comfortable lying down or seated position for Yoga Nidra. The instructor guides you through a series of simple meditations where you bring your awareness to physical sensations, the breath and mental images. The tools/techniques learned can also be used at home for stress reduction and as a prelude to better sleep.


Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing. 

 

Students who do Yoga Nidra say they LOVE the way they feel afterward—noticeably

looser, freer…and a little more enlightened too!


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Tuesdays

7:30 - 9:00 PM

 

6-Week

Mini-Course

Jun 21-Jul 26

Sold Out

Summer Session
Aug 9-Sep 13
Register Now
No Drop Ins

After 8/16


Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Register or Drop

In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.


Intro to

Summer Session

Register for
Jon's $5 Intro to Mindfulness Meditation &
Stress Reduction

class on Aug 2
7:30 - 9:00P

Also

Register for

Jon's Next

1/2 Day

Mindfulness

Meditation

Mini-Retreat

from Stress

Aug 7, 11A - 3P

 

 6-Week Mini-Course
 
Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation & Stress Reduction

With Jon Waterman                                                       Beginners, All Levels

                                                                    $20/$120=6 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.

 

We know that many folks are often intimidated by the thought of sitting still for long periods of time. So we’ll first explore gentle flowing movements that release tension and stress to prepare for meditation. As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing and walking. Each class includes deep relaxation in the reclining posture. Jon will also offer short talks which include a relaxed blend of Applied Mindfulness—a secular approach to teaching meditation similar to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and some traditional teachings from the path to enlightenment.

 

This series is primarily for those new to meditation and/or want to reduce stress. Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks will be provided.

 

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.

 

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Saturday

July 2


10:00 AM -

12 Noon

 

REGISTER HERE


A special way

to celebrate

this holiday!






Freedom Flow! Soar like an Eagle!

An All-Levels PRACTICE CLASS

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

                                                                                $28 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                       $34 Regular Tuition

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.

 

This July 4th weekend, tap into your own sense of inner freedom in a workshop designed to liberate body, heart and mind:

 

  • Experience the new Kripalu Vinyasa -- 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 30-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 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


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Sunday

July 3


6:45 PM -

8:15 PM

 

REGISTER HERE


A special way

to celebrate

this holiday!


Don't miss

this inspiring practice

designed to

help you relax

& renew!




FREEDOM (July 4th Weekend) Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

With Lauren Fulbright, KYT 500 & RYT 500                           All Levels

                                                                                $18 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                       $23 Regular Tuition

The perfect recipe for July 4th eve: A little stretching anyone can do. Then be guided by Dream Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Instructor Lauren Fulbright  into a deeply relaxing guided meditation that will FREE you from thoughts, worries and stress that get in your way of living today--and every day--like a celebration.

Yoga Nidra - which literally means " yogic sleep" - has been 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. 

Just one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to three hours of regular sleep. It can heal and free up your experience, as needed, in any realm of your life.

Come and be reminded of your innate sense of freedom SHARE with - BRING! - your family and friends.


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


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Friday

July 8

9:30A - 12 Noon


REGISTER NOW

Sign up today to
ensure you have
 a space in this
 fun and informative
 workshop!


 “I am moving thru

life as a committed non-smoker after

more than a

pack-a-day habit

for 25 years.

Thank you for

releasing that

non-smoker

within me through

the power of hypnosis.

You were

professional,

friendly, caring, and committed and it

was appreciated.

The process was so easy, it makes me

wish that I had become a non-

smoker years ago.” - Ryan R.

 

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Don't Miss This!

Shattering the Myths of Hypnosis: Experience What It Is...and What It Can Do for You!

With Taylor Sherman, CH, CI                              Ages 21+  No Drop Ins  

                                                               Fee: $45 Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                  $35 Regular Tuition; $25 Dream Yoga Staff

Hypnosis is a new service at Dream Yoga! 

Come to this workshop to experience the power of your subconscious mind through hypnosis. Explore the myths about hypnosis, the misconceptions, and the amazing reality.


You will be introduced to a model of the mind which will explain why you do what you do and why you may wish to do it better. Whether you are a successful executive, an athlete, or simply someone wanting to achieve inner peace, there is something for everyone in this exciting workshop.


You’ll be guided into a light state of hypnosis, and given suggestions for relaxation and achieving what you would like in your life! Plus we’ll explore imagination games and suggestibility exercises that will tell you if you are a good candidate for hypnosis—the start of a fascinating exploration of the mind, to find the true "inner you."

 

Hypnosis is effective for changing bad habits, overcoming fears, quitting smoking, re-gaining control, broadening your intuition, increasing creativity, and strengthening the mind-body connection.


Sign up today to ensure you have a space in this class.

Can't come to class? Purchase a private Intro to Hypnosis session with Taylor. Just $99 for 45 minutes.  Purchase now and email Taylor@DreamYogaStudio.com to schedule your appointment. More Info


Your Instructor:  Taylor Sherman, Dream Yoga’s resident Hypnotist/Life Coach, has been practicing hypnosis professionally for over a decade, and has been a rising star in the hypnosis community for some time. He holds certified status in several national organizations, with specialty certifications in Sports Hypnosis and in Regression Hypnotherapy. He has been an invited presenter to the National Institutes of Health, and he is on the faculty at the National Guild of Hypnotist's annual convention. As a Certified Hypnosis Instructor and Certified Instructor of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, he has trained and certified many of the practicing hypnotists in the Washington DC area.

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Fridays

July 22-Aug 26

11:30 AM -

1:00 PM


REGISTER NOW

to get your spot

to attend the

1st class


**Drop Ins
possible after
the 2nd class only after a private
session with
Taylor.



See How
 Easily You Can
 Lose Weight Without Gaining
It Back!



 

 

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6-Week Mini-Course

Hypnosis for Weight Loss:

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body

With Taylor Sherman, CH, CI                                                     Ages 21+

                                                                    Fee: $180   $40 Drop Ins**  

Start where you are…and end where you want to be.


No matter how much weight you have to reduce, come join us and experience how Hypnosis & Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology (HNLP) can help you take the weight off naturally.


You will be guided into a hypnotic state each time you come, and shown how to deepen that experience. If you aren't sure you can be hypnotized, come join us on the first session to find out!

  • Suggestions will be made and coaching will be given for:
  • Eating smaller portions
  • Eating the right healthy foods
  • Drinking an abundance of water
  • Enjoying exercise
  • Getting rid of food cravings
  • Learning to have True Nourishment for your Inner Self.


You’ll learn how to use self-hypnosis to succeed in many areas of your life. Most importantly, you will be healing your relationship with food.


"I must admit, I didn't believe I could be hypnotized. It really happened, but I still wasn't totally convinced until I noticed that I wasn't over-eating with my meals throughout the week. By, the time I had my 3rd group session, I was totally relaxed. I wasn't over eating. I also had a lot of energy. I have recommended this service to all of my friends and clients, and they have also benefited from this approach. You don't have to be on a diet to lose the weight. Just give this a try." - Wilma M., Rockville, MD


Your Instructor:  Taylor Sherman, Dream Yoga’s resident Hypnotist/Life Coach, has been practicing hypnosis professionally for over a decade, and has been a rising star in the hypnosis community for some time. He holds certified status in several national organizations, with specialty certifications in Sports Hypnosis and in Regression Hypnotherapy. He has been an invited presenter to the National Institutes of Health, and he is on the faculty at the National Guild of Hypnotist's annual convention. As a Certified Hypnosis Instructor and Certified Instructor of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, he has trained and certified many of the practicing hypnotists in the Washington DC area.

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4 Saturdays

Aug 6 - 27

1:30 PM -

3:30 PM 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

For Ages 14 & up

Fee includes
Handouts and
Certificate of Completion.

Introduction to Practical Self-Defense for Women

For Moms, Daughters, Grandmoms, Aunts, Sisters


With Grandmaster Jeff Cook

                                                                                                                 FEE:  $150 for 1st Registrant

                                                                         $75 (50% Discount) for Additional Family Members

                                                                                                                No Drop-Ins or Prorated Fees

This summer, take action to feel the empowerment, confidence and sense of liberation that comes from knowing that you can effectively handle any situation that requires self-defense. Arm yourself…AND get a great workout!

 

This Mini-Course is given by Grandmaster Jeffrey Cook—Tai Qi and Qi Gong ShiFu at Dream. ShiFu Cook holds Master-level rank in several Combat Kung Fu styles, and is a 50-year practitioner and 30-year teacher of traditional Chinese martial arts. His students have included everyday people to members of US Special Forces.

 

Participants will be introduced to:

  • common-sense ideas of awareness

  • how not to appear an easy target

  • how to handle confrontation during and after an incident.


You will learn and practice an easy-to-remember 9 Movements that can be used to address the most common types of physical confrontation such as a wrist grab, shoulder grab, front and rear chokes, or bear hug from behind. The techniques taught in this class are direct and to the point, and many are the same used by the Special Forces and Special Police of countries around the world due to their simplicity and effectiveness.

 

This workshop is designed especially for women.  It is an ideal class for moms and daughters or two friends to take together as the self-defense techniques presented can be reviewed and practiced with each other, thereby reinforcing muscle memory and reaction time.

 


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Sunday

August 7


11:00 AM -

3:00 PM

Register HERE 

 

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 40th  “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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Sunday

Aug 21

11:00 AM -

3:00 PM


Register Now

 

Meditation Is Not

a ‘Quick Fix’

But These 2

Empowering

Practices Can

Work Wonders!

 

Come to this

workshop to Learn

& Practice two

techniques that

will help you

release whatever

is getting in your

way of living the

life you want.

 

Learn to Let Go…

and BE more

Focused… Calm… Energized… Free…

and Open to the full experience of

each moment

and all its possibilities!


Half-Day Mindfulness Meditation Strategies & EFT (Tapping) to Release Stress

With Jon Waterman                                                       Beginners, All Levels

                                                                              $55 Early Bird Discounted Fee

                                                                                                         $75 Regular Tuition & Drop In


So much of the stress that we experience in this moment is echoes from the past. This deeply embedded conditioning influences not only how we deal with our present circumstances, but often generates unnecessary fear of how things will work out in the future.

 

This half-day workshop will combine the wisdom of the now popular mindfulness meditation strategy, known via the acronym -- R.A.I.N. with the techniques of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). It will consist of some guided meditations and relaxation, as well as time to explore the potency of EFT.

 

R.A.I.N is a mindfulness strategy that invites the meditator to Recognize, Accept, Investigate & Not-Identify – steps that empower us to “know” and “let go.”

 

Emotional Freedom Technique is a powerful, yet surprisingly simple method which can help us let go in a way that, after we practice, we know that there has been a healing shift. Clinical trials, including those done at the Harvard Medical School, have shown that EFT tapping is able to rapidly reduce the emotional impact of memories and incidents that trigger emotional distress. It can produce real, lasting breakthroughs and can significantly improve—or even eliminate—conditions that hospital treatments, medication and years of psychotherapy often fail to adequately deal with.


The workshop will begin with a brief overview followed by guided meditation and a session of deep relaxation. We will then look at how and why EFT works, with plenty of time left for practice.

Come see for yourself!

 

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.

 

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Satuday

Sept 10

1:00 PM -

5:00 PM

 

Please Let Us

Know You're

Coming!

RSVP Today!

 

4 hours chocked

full of fun &

informative

activities you

won't want

to miss!

 

See our

FREE

CLASS

Schedule

that starts @

8:30A!

REGISTER
to ensure your
class spot!

 

 

 

 

Special Health Event

14th Anniversary Open House & Wellness Fair

Join The Dream Team & Special Guests                                   FREE!

                                             No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

Mark your calendar! Come Celebrate with Us and Explore New Ways to Get & Be Healthier!

 

Once again, we’re planning (now) 4 hours chocked full of fun and informative activities you won't want to miss!  You wil be able to:

  • Munch and mingle, as you sample healthy snacks and beverages
  • Attend FREE mini-Workshops for Adults, Teens & Kids  
  • Relieve stress, tightness and pain with a mini-Massage, Reiki, Bowen Therapy and other Healing Arts techniques
  • Get FREE health, posture and nutritional assessments and consultations
  • Discover what Yoga, Meditation, HYPNOTISM & Yoga Therapy can do for you
  • Learn what Therapeutic Essential Oils – Nature’s Medicine – are right for you
  • Win FREE Prizes and GiveAways
  • SHOP for hand-designed Mala Beads, yoga books, DVDs, music, cards and other products for kids and parents
  • Special Shopping: Ten Thousand Villages!
  • And more!

Watch for Full Schedule of Events

No Registration Needed, but RSVP Appreciated

 

Don't miss out!  Bring your friends, coworkers and family to discover something new that will enhance your health, happiness & sense of well-being!

 

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Tuesday

Sept 20

7:00 - 8:45 PM


Register Now





 



 

 

 

 Register to Reserve Your Spot
 
$5 Mindfulness Meditation, MBSR & Stress Reduction - INFO SESSION

With Jon Waterman and Luann Fulbright                       Beginners, All Levels

This $5 class is OPEN to EVERY ONE interested in this time- and research-proven method for stress reduction and transformation.


Get a ‘taste of mindfulness’ with Dream Yoga Mindfulness Meditation teacher Jon Waterman, and explore Mindful Yoga Movements with Dream Yoga Studio Director Luann Fulbright.

Learn and practice techniques that will help you focus in the moment, live more mindfully, reduce stress and improve your sense of well-being.


Get your questions answered about Dream’s upcoming Meditation courses—

including our next 8-Week MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course on

  • Tuesday evenings at 6:30P starting Mar 1, 2016
  • Our half-day & Day-Long meditation retreats.


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

Pre-registration encouraged to ensure your spot.

Props such as chairs, sitting cushions, blankets and eye masks are provided.

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Tuesdays

6:30 - 8:45 PM

Sept 27 - Nov 15


Register Early

to get your spot



Plus
Day-Long Retreat
Oct 29 9:30A-4:00P
 

See Details Below

 

“Mindfulness provides

a simple but powerful

route for getting

ourselves unstuck,

back into touch

with our own

wisdom and

vitality.  It is a way

to  take charge of

the direction

and quality of

our lives, including

our relationships

within the family,

our relationship

to work and to

the larger world

and planet,

and most

fundamentally,

our relationship

with ourselves

as a person.” 

 ~Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. (Founder,

MBSR Program)



Words from a

former Dream

Student:

"Thanks for making

the MBSR opportunity available.  It was an incredible experience

and exceeded expectations!! 

Quite a journey. Feeling grateful."  Barbra G.



Cancellation

Policy:

$50 of the registration

fee is non-refundable.

If you contact the

studio in writing

at least 10 days

before the first

class, the balance

of your registration

will be refunded.

If you cancel after less than a week before the session starts,

your full payment is forfeited.

No exceptions please.


 Special 8-Week Course
 
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Jon Waterman  with Luann Fulbright                                          Fee: $480  

                                             (includes 8 classes, Materials & 1 Day-Long Retreat)

MBSR is an 8-week intensive training in mindfulness meditation, based on ancient healing practices. Mindfulness practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical and spiritual health. The mind is known to be a factor in stress and stress-related disorders, and meditation has been shown to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity.


A Mind-Body Experience. In addition to mindfulness practices, MBSR uses yoga to help reverse the prevalence of disuse atrophy from our culture's largely sedentary lifestyle, especially for those with pain and chronic illnesses. This program brings meditation and yoga together so that the virtues of both can be experienced simultaneously.


Good for All. MBSR was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD at the Stress Reduction Clinic of UMass Medical School and described in his book, Full Catastrophe Living. The technique was originally developed for use in hospitals with patients suffering from painful, chronic or disabling conditions. It was found that, following participation in an MBSR program, participants’ levels of anxiety and depression decreased and their sense of well-being increased. Extensive research has shown that the Stress Reduction Program can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of state of health.

Time-Tested & Renown.  Since 1979, more than 18,000 people have completed the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.  The MBSR Program has been featured in: Bill Moyers’ PBS documentary Healing and The Mind, NBC Dateline, ABC’s Chronicle, The Boston Globe, CNN and in various national print media. The central focus of the Program is intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges/ adventures of everyday life.


Research evidence suggests MBSR can help:

  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Improve self-esteem, self-acceptance, energy and confidence
  • Cultivate powerful inner resources for coping with life stressors
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Prevent relapse of depression
  • Reduce negative emotions responding to stress
  • Manage chronic pain
  • Address chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
  • Cope with short- and long-term stressful situations
  • Experience growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
  • Enhance compassion and altruism
  • Enhance relationships and communication skills
  • Help parents reduce  pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Support professionals in coping with stress, connecting with clients and/or patients, and reducing burnout-induced by negative emotions and anxiety
  • Veterans and others with PTSD
  • Those suffering with obesity by increasing “mindfulness of eating”
  • Increase general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful.

 

Course Format & Content

The course consists of 8 weekly classes with one extended 6½-hour “Day-Long Retreat.”  This course closely follows the recommended guidelines for content, format and number of hours as intended by Jon Kabat-Zinn and The Center for Mindfulness at UMASS.

The course includes:

  • Workbook/Manual and CD’s with guided meditations and yoga instructions
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and simple yoga practices
  • Interactive exercises to apply mindfulness to challenging situations in everyday life
  • Practical, simple and effective techniques that have been proven through efficacy studies to both reduce stress as well as release our limiting stories
  • Small and large group discussions
  • Daily at-home practice (30-45 minutes per day) with specially designed materials
  • Invitation to attend day-long retreats after the 8-week course


Open to All Levels. No previous meditation or yoga experience needed.


 

Your Instructors:

Jon Waterman has studied with both eastern and western teachers both at home and abroad. He has been practicing meditation and related mind-body disciplines since the late 60s, is a founding director of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and has been a member of the IMCW Teacher’s Council since its inception. Jon has been leading MBSR programs since 2000 in high school, hospital, prison, business, clinical research and retreat environments.  His personal coaching clients include professionals sorting out the pressures of our work environment, adults dealing with loss, grief and life-threatening health issues, and adolescents with ADHD.  For more information, email at bodhijon@aol.com.


Luann Fulbright, Director of Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center & E-RYT 500, has been practicing meditation and yoga since 1975, and teaching since 1999.  Her teaching reflects her years of study with some of the nation’s foremost yoga instructors, and emphasizes Kripalu Yoga—the compassionate “Yoga of Life” that fosters personal transformation through energy-awakening techniques and nonjudgmental “Witness Consciousness.” Also a Professional-Level Yoga Therapist, Luann is skilled in helping her students use yoga practices to address physical, mental and spiritual challenges—including back, hip & knee pain; fatigue; stress  reduction; anxiety; depression; insomnia; COPD; fertility; menopausal issues; life purpose; cancer and grief.

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Saturday

Oct 29

9:30 - 4:00 PM


Limited Space

Register Today

If  WAIT LIST is
activated, please
sign up & we
will notify you
when a space
become available
.


Open only to

graduates of

all of Jon’s

Introduction to Mindfulness

Meditation &

Stress Reduction courses, or by

special permission.

Day-Long Guided MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) RETREAT

Jon Waterman  with Luann Fulbright                                               Fee: $75

This Day-Long Guided Retreat is an intensive 6.5-hour session of mindfulness practices – combining sitting meditation with gentle yoga, walking, eating, deep relaxation and guided reflections – intended to assist participants of the MBSR course at Dream Yoga in firmly and effectively establishing the use of mindfulness across multiple situations in their lives, while simultaneously preparing them to utilize mindfulness far beyond the conclusion of the MBSR program. It will take place between weeks 6 and 7 of the MBSR course. Having established a daily mindfulness practice during the previous 6 weeks, participants will be better prepared to benefit from this retreat.

 

While attendance is required for participants in the ongoing MBSR course (and included in their MBSR Course Registration Fee), graduates of all of Jon’s Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation and Stress Reduction courses are invited to register.


Space is limited; so please get on the Wait List if it is activated, and we will let you know as soon as a spot becomes available.


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Friday,

Saturday

& Sunday

Sept 30 - Oct 2

 

REGISTER TODAY!

Attending the entire

weekend is highly recommended.

Friday is a

prerequisite for Saturday & Sunday.



Revitalize,

revolutionalize

and redesign

your lifestyle--

and your yoga

practice--

with the

teachings

of Yoga.

 

 

This training

qualifies for

12 CEUs for Yoga Teachers divided

equally in the RYT categories

of 'Techniques,

Training and

Practice," "Yoga

Philosophy" &

Lifestyle & Ethics.

 


ALL LEVELS.

No yoga experience

needed except

for an open heart,

an open mind and some sense of

humor.


"May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more."

~ John O’Donohue ~




 Yoga for Life: A Weekend of

Re-Imagining & Redesigning the Life You Want

Led by Jovinna Chan, E-RYT 500

                                                   Full Weekend Early Bird: $205; $230 after

                                                          Friday Only: $40 Early Bird; $50 after

Take yourself for an “Eight-Limbed Yoga Path Spin” where you make time for holistic yoga practices that include posture, breath, mindfulness and yogic philosophy to clean and clear the psychic/mind/body for a bold move towards the life you want.

 

With a mixture of direct experiences through your practices, lecture and discussion, we will visit these two questions, “What is important in your life right now?” and “How do you live a life that will reflect that importance?”

 

Rearranging your life—versus changing your life—are two different experiences that are both valid and important when we are reevaluating our lives.  So which is needed now?  We will use the Eight-Limbed Path from an ancient text, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, as our support/muse for the weekend exploration.  This text expounds on human’s true nature and provides maps and guides to liberation and fulfillment.  

 

At the end of the weekend, you’ll walk away with a self-designed Home Yoga Practice that supports your new lifestyle and make a commitment to a 21-days of practice to transform your ideas into to a real-life reality.  (There is scientific proof that it takes at least 21 days for any new habits to kick in.)  The 21-day period is not just a time where you attend whole-heartedly to your own possibility in growth, but also a time where you deepen your dedication to yourself.

 

So if  you want better health, or more joy, more love, or less anxiety…if you’ve reached the threshold of enough is enough…or you just want to live the life of your dreams, join this internationally-acclaimed instructor and teacher trainer for a weekend designed to lead you towards ultimate freedom and joy!

 

Engage in holistic and mind-clearing yoga practices:

  • Utilize Patanjali’s Eight-Limb Path as a guide to liberation and fulfillment

  • Answer key questions that will help you create a lifestyle --and design a supportive Home Yoga Practice--that reflect what's most important to you.

 

Friday, Sept 30, 6:30 – 9:00P

Yoga for Life: Launching a Practice to Transform Your Life

Come for a 45-minute yoga practice and begin to explore yoga philosophy and the elements needed to begin to create a lifestyle and home yoga practices that support the life of your dreams. We’ll start designing your Home Practices tonight!  $40 EB/$50

Register Now

 

Saturday & Sunday: Oct 1-2

Sat 9:00A- 4:30P and  Sun 9:00A – 1:00P

Yoga for Life: Till the Soil, Plant the Seeds, Attend with Water and Sunlight

Over these two days together, we'll fine-tune your home practices with the help of more yoga practices, philosophy and contemplation. 


REGISTER TODAY!

                 

"A good teacher shows you new possibilities. A great teacher lights up your body, heart and mind and opens you to a deep appreciation of the mystery of your journey.  Spend time with Jovinna Chan and you get the works."  -- Jonathan Foust,
Senior Teacher and former president, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
 

Your Instructor, Jovinna Chan, Co-founder of Shakti Initiation, and Pranothon Yoga Teacher Trainer, leads transformational programs around the world that awaken presence and love and increase interpersonal skills through ancient techniques from yoga and dance. She served as the Assistant Dean and 200-and 500-Hour Teacher Trainer for the Kripalu School of Yoga. A well-respected teacher of yoga, conscious dance, and self-expression, Jovinna radiates a contagious quality of aliveness – in both movement and stillness – that students find liberating. In the many workshops and trainings she leads worldwide, she creates sacred space for deep joy and transformational experiences. jovinna.com and shakti-initiation.com

         

 

3 Sundays

Oct 30 - Nov 13

1:00 - 2:30 PM


REGISTER HERE


All Levels

NO Yoga

Experience

Needed!

 

Please bring

a journal

and pen.

 


3-Week ALL-LEVELS Mini-Course

Yoga & Journaling:

21 Days to Develop a Contemplative Practice

With  Lauren Fulbright, MA, 200-KYT & RYT  

                                                                            Beginners, All Levels 

                                                $108 for 3 Classes & Handouts; $45 Drop In

Yoga and Journaling have a lot of wonderful things in common!  They both can help us focus, reflect, get in touch with our true feelings, come more present and open to life in each moment, tap into our most creative self, de-stress, get healthier, grow and thrive.

 

Join Dream Yoga Teacher, Journalist, Singer-Songwriter, Life Coach and life-long journal keeper Lauren Fulbright for a three-week journey that will free your creative energy and help you tap into your personal wisdom.

 

In an atmosphere of non-judgmental curiosity and acceptance, you'll:

  • Be inspired to capture the inner messages or revelations that come to you on your yoga mat and off.
  • Discover how your yoga journal can be a place to work out your thoughts, desires, fears and discoveries.
  • Find out how journaling can deepen (and inspire) your yoga practice and your life.

 

Each class will include an all-levels yoga practice, guided meditation and/or Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, and liberating writing exercises designed to connect you to your truest self. 

 

You'll also receive a heart-opening home yoga practice and daily writing prompts to keep you feeling inspired throughout the 21 days.

  1. In class one, Connecting with the Heart and Mind, we'll start with practices that will help you tap into your own memory and heart for inspiration.

  2. In week two, we'll be Diving Deep, as you explore poses and practices designed to deepen your sense of introspection.

  3. During our final week, you'll be Coming Home to your most authentic self through gentle restorative practice, yoga nidra and a writing exercise that will allow you to access your deepest truth.

 

For beginners and experienced writers alike!  Appropriate for ages 16 & up!

No previous yoga experience required.


Your Instructor: Lauren is a yoga instructor, life coach, singer-songwriter, journalist and life-long journal keeper 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: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic

 

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5 Saturdays

Apr 22 - May 20

2017

1:00 - 2:30 PM



Fee includes handouts and supplies.



Don't miss this opportunity to

explore a revitalizing

yoga practice

that will amaze

you ... and

that few are trained to

teach you!

 

 

.

Special 6-Week Mini-Course

Introduction to Five Element Yoga®

Align & Transform Yourself with the Rhythms of Nature!


With  Lauren Fulbright, MA, 200-KYT & RYT                        Level 1-2

                                                              $120 for 6 Classes; $24 Drop In

Are you ready to realign yourself with the rhythms of nature?


Five Element Yoga® is a potent practice that helps you

  • Transform tightness and stress through yoga postures
  • Flow on the mat and with life via yogic breathing
  • Revitalize your energy with mudras
  • Increase self-knowledge & develop the elemental qualities of grounding, fluidity, clarity, compassion and freedom
  • Detoxify with self-massage, and
  • Find deep rest & relaxation via Yoga Nidra guided meditation/relaxation.


According to ancient yoga wisdom: Earth, water, fire, air and ether are the archetypal building blocks of our bodies, our energy, and everything in existence. The level of your wellness depends on the balance of these internal five elements. This class will help you realign your elements to find natural rhythm resulting in increased health and happiness.


Five Element Yoga®, created by Kripalu's Master Teacher Trainer Jennifer Reis, weaves together the rich traditions of Kripalu Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda & Traditional Chinese Medicine. The goal is balance and harmony within oneself.

Nourish your whole being with movement and deep relaxation!


Expand & Refresh your practice with new yogic tools you'll use for a lifetime!



Your Instructor:  Lauren Fulbright--an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200) via the national Yoga Alliance, a Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Instructor (500 KYT)-- provides group and private Yoga Instruction for Teens, Tweens and Adults at Dream Yoga. She is a Certified Instructor in Five Element Yoga® and  Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra®. Also a Life Coach, she holds a B.A. in Psychology and 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 www.laurenfulbright.com and find her on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/laurenfulbrightmusic.

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Sunday

May 14


3:00-4:30 PM

 

A Great

Mother's Day

Gift!

 

Space is limited. Register early!

REGISTER HERE




3rd Annual Mother’s Day

MOTHER-DAUGHTER YOGA Workshop – Ages 10+

With Dream Director Luann Fulbright                               All Levels

& her Yoga Teacher Daughter Lauren Fulbright

                                                                $35 for Two - Early Bird Discount Fee

                                                                                      $42 Regular Tuition

                                            $15 for Additional Daughter/s, Moms, Aunts...

Make this Mother’s Day extra special with this special All-Levels yoga class led by Dream’s Mother-Daughter Teacher Team, Luann and Lauren Fulbright. 


This workshop offers you a fun way to bond and explore together yoga postures and practices that will stretch, strengthen, balance and restore you.


You'll practice and learn:

  • Basic yoga poses and how to assist each other in these poses.
  • Postures and breathing techniques to ground, energize and balance you.
  • Opening, empowering and trust-building Partner Poses. 
  • A unique way to honor each other.
  • How to keep a mother-daughter journal, and why you should.

The workshop will end with a freeing and love-inspiring Guided Relaxation.


No yoga experience needed. Class is open to all levels—mom’s of any age and daughters age 10+. 


Your Instructors: Luann has been studying and benefiting from yoga and meditation since 1975, and has taught yoga for 15 years. Lauren has been practicing yoga since she was a teen. She teaches private and group yoga and Yoga Nidra classes at Dream, including Yoga for Tweens and Teens. Both are delighted to share their mutual love of yoga, and mother-daughter yoga, with you on this special day! 

 

"Not just a class”… but a “unique experience.” 

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