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Intro to Mindfulness Meditation


Apr 22 - Jun 10

7:30-9:00 PM

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6-Week Sessions on

Saturdays,  May 24 - Jun 28

12 Noon - 1:15P

 with Dream Prenatal Instructors Lisa & Alicia

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See Spring Schedule












from Stress



Review & Expand Your Practice of

The Five Tibetans

Missed the IntroWorkshop?

 You can also learn the Tibetans

 in a Private Session with




Dream Yoga Is THE Studio for


Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Levels 1 & 2

with Jacci Reynolds


Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA

 Teacher Training

 with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis


Introduction to


with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis




Introduction to



& Stress Reduction

Tuesdays, 7:30P



Gentle Stretching &

Guided Relaxation

Sundays, 7:00P



Mark Your Calendar

 to Join Us for


McLean Day

Saturday, May 17


Dream's 12th Annual

Open House & Wellness Fair

Saturday, Sept 6, 2014

Descriptions: Workshops, Mini-Courses & Special Events







Apr 22-Jun 10


7:30 - 9:00 PM


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Only Experienced

Meditators Can

Register or Drop

In after the 2nd

week of each

Intro Session.




 6-Week Mini-Course: Introduction to

Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Reduction  

With Jon Waterman                                                          Beginners, All Levels

                                                                           $20/$160=6 Classes; $24 Drop In                                                                                   

Co-Sponsored with IMCW

Insight Meditation Community of Washington

A special opportunity to become familiar with the time-tested, relaxing & restorative qualities of Mindfulness Meditation. We'll explore how meditation helps lower stress levels, and be more balanced and healthy.


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, to prepare for meditation. As weeks progress, instructions will cover meditation while sitting, kneeling, standing & 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, but all are welcome to come and practice. 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.




6-Week Series



Apr 13 - May 18

May 25 - Jun 29

7:00 - 8:15 PM

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Full-Body Relaxation


Feel Peaceful

& Refreshed!


Also Monthly on

Friday Nights

7:00 - 8:30P




Divine SleepYOGA NIDRA: Stretch & Restore!

Gentle Stretching & Guided Relaxation

Larkin Goff, RYT                                                              Beginners, All Levels

                                                  $17/$15 Registered Students; $20/$22 Drop In 


Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation technique that’s been proven to reduce stress levels and  promote mental clarity & peace of mind. As the pace of modern life increases exponentially, the timeless practice of Yoga Nidra has come to the foreground as an extremely effective tool for living with greater health and ease in the modern age. It’s an accessible form of yoga that can help you balance an active yoga practice and lifestyle.


Based in the tradition of compassionate self-inquiry, Yoga Nidra takes you through the koshas, or layers of being, to activate your body’s relaxation response and promote healing/transformation on all levels—physical, energetic, mental, emotional & spiritual levels. Studies show that, although the mind remains conscious during the practice, the levels of relaxation achievable during YN are deeper than regular sleep.


 Each class begins with gentle movement & closes with a reflection to mindfully re-enter the world. A regular Yoga Nidra practice has been proven to help alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. It calms the nervous system, promotes a positive outlook, and lifts your spirits. The visualization & sensory awareness used during YN directly communicate with your subconscious mind—where real and lasting changes begin!


Come to experience what 45 minutes of shavasana—lying down as you’re guided to deeper & deeper states of relaxation—can do for you! Absolutely NO yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing for gentle movements to prepare for this guided experience. 


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

looser, freer…and a little more enlightened too!




Thur - Mon

May 1 - 5


8:30A - 5:00 P


Sat 10:00A-6:30P


Ready to learn how

to give the gift of deep

 relaxation, healing & transformation, while

you transform yourself?

Join Jennifer for

5 days that will

 change your life!





Divine Sleep YOGA NIDRA Teacher Training

with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

40-Hour Certificate Training for Everyone -- yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, parents & everyone interested in guiding others to relax & heal

                           $625 Early Bird Discounted Rate - Until Apr 1;   $680 Regular Tuition Fee

                                                                                                         Includes 180-Page Training Manual

Also Explore FIVE ELEMENT YOGA with Jennifer!

Friday, May 2, 6:30-8:45P   SEE Details Below


Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra has the power to transform us at our core. This ancient tantric meditation systematically guides you through each layer of being — the koshas. These include the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers, making this a healing practice that is inclusive of our whole being.  Yoga Nidra induces the relaxation response, our body’s own healing state where revitalization and regeneration occur.  Divine Sleep brings us effortlessly, compassionately and rapidly into this healing state.  Yoga Nidra has the power to transform core negative beliefs in our deepest levels of being. This improves not only our outlook…but also our health, happiness and leads us to self-awakening.


Who should attend? For everyone interested in guiding others to relax and heal –including yoga teachers, therapists, counselors, health professionals, caregivers and parents.

Learn to lead your students and clients into deeper levels of freedom and health than they ever imagined possible. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to offer the gift of Divine Sleep yoga nidra.


An inspired and inclusive practice, Yoga Nidra is one of the most accessible forms of yoga and meditation. In this training, you will:

  • Relax into openness, freedom, and bliss
  • Learn how to deeply nourish yourself and others
  • Explore yoga nidra within yogic tradition and Western science
  • Awaken a sense of wonder and creative energy
  • Discover how to craft effective classes
  • Cultivate voice quality and pacing
  • Explore music, postures, and props
  • Develop your skills by practicing yourself and leading others.


Welcome to Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, the antidote for modern life. You will leave this training feeling confident, enthused and delighted to give this gift.  


Listen to a Complete Divine Sleep Journey

Learn More About this Training


"A truly educational and transformative experience. The effects on me have been profoundly rejuvenative at both a personal and professional level. Jennifer is a truly knowledable and a compassionate teacher. I am definitely leaving with a greater sense of ease and relaxation. As a yoga instructor, I have the confidence and motivation now to offer this practice to my students."  ~ Eric Yatar


"The best part of the Yoga Nidra Teacher Training was the integration of Yoga Nidra with the knowledge and opportunities to practice. I felt like this training was truly multi-dimensional and well integrated. The sessions to practice postures and Yoga Nidra built up knowledge from slides and manual. Then the practice time to create and deliver Yoga Nidra scripts was developed incrementally and reinforced through all the above that it really came together for me. I leave with a fuller appreciation of myself as a whole being." ~ Lisa Bell


Your Instructor: 

Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 17 years.  At Kripalu, Jennifer leads thousands of students each year in powerful and transformative experiences in classes and workshops, and in her own trainings and retreats scheduled throughout the year. She also directs 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainings in the Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda. 

An authentic and spirited leader, Jennifer is the creator of both Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra® and Five Element Yoga®.  Her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra CDs have been the #1 best-selling CDs at Kripalu for eight consecutive years.  Jennifer is the lead Yoga Therapist and lead Private Yoga Healing Arts Therapist at Kripalu.  Jennifer is an LMT who practices Ayurveda and Shiatsu. She has a gift for creating sacred space to journey into realms of deep peace and renewal. Visit







May 2


6:30 - 8:45 P




Come into perfect

 flow with life

so that you may

enjoy increased

health, happiness,

peace and potential.

Introduction to FIVE ELEMENT YOGA

Come Into Balance with Kripalu's Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

                                                                                                 ALL LEVELS      $45 Regular Tuition

                                                                 $34 Discounted Fee ONLY for participants in May 1-5

                                                                         Yoga Nidra Teacher Training  SEE Details Above

Realign yourself with the rhythms of nature as you renew your vital energy and uncover your natural radiance. Five Element Yoga is a potent practice of yoga postures, breathing, mudras, and deep healing rest with Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra.


Drawing from the traditions of Kripalu Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda, this workshop invites you to dive deeply into your five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether.  Five Element Yoga® nourishes and stimulates each of your elements, bringing you into harmony and balancing yourself with the larger forces of nature. 


In this workshop you will:

    • Nourish your whole being with joyous movement and deep relaxation
    • Transform tightness into flowing energy
    • Develop the elemental qualities of grounding, fluidity, transformation, compassion and freedom
    • Increase self-knowledge at an elemental level
    • Refresh your practice and take home powerful new tools for balance and connection with your true self.


The model of the five elements corresponds directly to the major yogic models such as the five koshas, five kleshas, five vayus, three doshas, and the seven chakras. By diving into each element with its parallel kosha, vayu, dosha and chakra, we are able to unlock the door to deeper inquiry and exploration of our true Self. 


Fee includes handouts.


Register Today to experience a practice that helps you feel both stable & energized.


Your Instructor:  Senior faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapist and IYT faculty member, and LMT, Ayurveda and shiatsu therapist, Jennifer has created and delivered professional teacher trainings, retreats and workshops for over 17 years.  See more on Jennifer above and at









6-Week Series

May 24 – Jun 28


12 Noon -

1:15 PM

Register Here



Prenatal Yoga


For Moms-to-Be

& Their Partners

May 17

2:00 PM -

5:00 PM


6-Week Mini-Course: Prenatal Yoga     

Alicia Reilly, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga

Lisa Danahy, RYT-200 & Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga                              All Levels

                                                                                                   $18/for Registered Class; $23 Drop In

Studies from the 1970s to the present confirm that a safe yoga practice during pregnancy can reduce pre-term labor, discomfort and stress, and lower the incidence of low birth weight!


Come nurture yourself and your baby in this 6-week mini-series designed to enhance your comfort, confidence, and ease as you go through pregnancy and birth.  It’s for all expectant moms—from the Yoga beginner who wants to explore the many benefits of yoga for mom and baby, to the seasoned Yogini who needs to take a gentler approach at this special time in life.

You’ll build your strength and prepare for labor through breath work, hip opening, pelvic floor exercises, spinal alignment, and fetal positioning, as well as movements designed to relieve tension in your back, neck and shoulders. Movements and poses are tailored to all stages of pregnancy. Guided meditations will help reduce stress and prepare you mentally and emotionally for birth and motherhood.


Enjoy this opportunity to connect with your baby, be with other expectant mothers, and discuss questions you may have.


About Your Instructors: Alicia Reilly and Lisa Danahy have special training and experience in prenatal yoga and have studied, supported, and grown their yoga practices together through the Kripalu and Pranakriya traditions for over 10 years.  Both long-time Dream Yoga and Kripalu students, Alicia and Lisa each lead group classes at Dream, conduct private yoga sessions, and bring offsite programs to schools, businesses & organizations throughout the DC area.  They specialize in yoga for teachers, parents, families & children.






Jun 1


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 for Stress  

With Jon Waterman                                                                  All Levels

                                                                       $39/person Early Bird Discount

                                                                        $49/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  26th “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.





Level 1

June 6 – 9


Level 2

Oct  3 – 6


4 Days

Fri - Mon

9:00 AM –

6:30 PM




This program is





Level 1 provides

35 YA CEUs

45% lecture

55% experiential

Level 2 provides

32 YA CEUs


Former Student...

“The most satisfying

 experiences were

how  thoughtful and

generous Jacci is

towards her students

and her wealth of

knowledge of

prenatal yoga.

She is wonderfully


Endless thanks.”
— Katie, Harwood, MD






Bonus Training

Participants also

walk away with the

 ability to lead


a childbirth education program steeped

in the yoga tradition.

National-Level Pranakriya

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, Levels 1 & 2         

With Lead Instructor Jacci Gruninger Reynolds                            Apply Now! MS, 500 E-RYT, 500-KYT, R-PYT, Yoga Therapist                    Limited Enrollment

& Director, Pranakriya Yoga 

Yoga is such a gift to pregnant women, her child and family!

Dream Yoga is proud to offer this comprehensive, national-level Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program to give yoga teachers the tools and certification necessary to teach and empower women through all stages of pregnancy, child birth and beyond. Students who complete both Levels 1 & 2 trainings are qualified to become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance.


Level 1 Prenatal YTT      $450 (Early Bird 'til May 6); $500 Regular Tuition

This 35-hour training (32 contact hours and 3 non-contact hours) helps yoga teacher enhance the pregnant woman’s experience on and off the mat.


Students will learn the anatomy and physiology of the growing fetus and how this produces changes in the mother’s body during each trimester.  Topics covered include: fetal development, physiological and hormonal changes in the mother’s body as well as possible body responses to these changes.  Appropriate asana, assisting, pranayama, sounding and meditation will be covered for each trimester, including the 4th trimester after birth.  Pregnancy discomforts during each stage will be explored; along with ways to use yoga, non-traditional methods and traditional techniques to help alleviate these discomforts.


Each day begins with a prenatal yoga class during which participants wear “pregnant bellies” for each trimester to simulate the experience of moving in a prenatal body.  Class will be followed by theory, practical application and practice teaching.  In addition, the course will provide tips for labor and birth, partner prenatal yoga and marketing oneself.  Students will leave confident, qualified and comfortable to teach prenatal yoga.


Fee includes a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Manual.

More info at


CEUs/YA Certification. This course provides 35 Yoga Alliance CEU credits and is part of the Yoga Alliance Registered Schools of Prenatal Yoga. Students who complete this Level 1 training can further their training in Dream Yoga’s Level 2 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training program, Oct 3-6 (see below).

Don't hurt Grandma's feelings! Clean your plate on Thanksgiving Day. Then join us for two hours of Yoga designed to stimulate digestion, boost metabolism, and help you burn some of those extra holiday calories.



Level 2 Prenatal YTT   

$600 (Early Bird 'til Aug 25); $650 Regular Tuition

Let Jacci Reynolds, Abby Bordner and Niisa Morton help you deepen your understanding and skills of working with women who are pregnant

In this 32-hour program, you will take home new information and skills to enhance your teaching of prenatal yoga.

  • Childbirth education curriculum
  • Trimester changes, choices and self-care
  • Medical care
  • Nutrition
  • Stages of Labor
  • Opening and pushing
  • Comfort during labor (including yoga and partner yoga supported poses)
  • Pain Coping Strategies (yoga and other)
  • Hospital procedures and medication
  • Mother’s recovery
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bonding with baby
  • The emotions of pregnancy
  • The dynamics of group learning
  • The neuro-biology of healthy relationships
  • Pelvic floor anatomy/Labor/Childbirth
  • Understanding the energetic body in relation to pregnancy and childbrith
  • Subtle body
  • Koshas
  • Chakras
  • Understanding the gunas

Fee includes a Prenatal Yoga Teacher Manual.


CEUs/YA Certification. This program provides 32 CE hours for the Yoga Alliance.   To receive full credit from the Yoga Alliance and become a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, students must complete both levels of the Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training, as well as the teaching/observation and reading requirements.  In addition, once the 85 hours have been completed, participants must teach 30 hours of prenatal yoga.  After all the work is completed, participant may submit paperwork to the Yoga Alliance.


About the Instructors: 

JACCI GRUNINGER REYNOLDS (MS, 500 E-RYT, R-PYT, Yoga Therapist) is the Director of the Pranakriya™ 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program and the Prenatal Teacher Training Certification program. She is 500-Hour registered yoga teacher in the Kripalu Yoga Tradition, a 500-Hour E-RYT (Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher), & former founder and Director of Croften Yoga Studio. She is also a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist. Prior to her work in yoga, she created and directed wellness programs for 10 years.  She’s been practicing yoga since 1997 and teaching since 2001. She did her 200-Hour training while in her 5th month of pregnancy & attributes her pregnancy experience to your yoga. It is only natural to want to share the power of yoga for pregnancy.  Find more on this veteran trainer at 


ABBY BORDNER (CD, CCBE, LE) is a family health educator for prenatal through early childhood. She started The Birthing Tree Cooperative 8 years ago in Santa Fe to offer childbirth preparation classes and doula services. She developed her own curriculum for birth preparation and parenting classes combining up to date information, opportunities for self discovery & components of spirituality. She also provides lactation services and postpartum home visits for First Born of United Way Santa Fe Co. She visits families in the first 4 weeks postpartum to offer parenting support, education, breastfeeding consults and infant development.

NIISA MORTON (500-PYT).  Yoga had been in Niisa’s life for over 20 years. But it wasn’t until she became pregnant that she committed to a weekly prenatal class.  It was in her yoga class where she felt most comfortable exploring the transition to motherhood—physically and emotionally.  This experience inspired her to pursue her 200 hour Kripalu/Pranakriya Yoga Teacher Certification and 500 hour certification in the Pranakriya tradition.  In addition, Niisa is a certified instructor with HealthyMoms Pre/Postnatal Fitness, Pranakriya Prenatal Yoga, YogaEd, Balance Body, Power Pilates, AAAI/ISMA, and AFAA. She is now completing the Pranakriya Yoga Therapy certification. 


Space is Limited.  Register Today!

Your registration reserves your spot.

See Refund Policy for this training when your register online.





Jun 22

12:00 PM- 

3:00 PM


An invigorating

& life-changing practice


Last weekend,

I did a lot of  backbreaking

work around the house---the kind

that usually

makes me stiff for a week.  Sunday

morning, I woke

with no aftereffects

and have been finesince.

With the Tibetans,

my back is clearly getting stronger! 

              --Susan M.




Review & Expand Your Practice of


Fine Tune & Recommit to this Powerful Yoga Practice

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

                                                        $42 Early Bird Fee; $48 Regular Tuition


The Five Tibetans is an ancient yoga practice developed by Tibetan monks to live longer, more vibrant, healthy lives. In less than 20 minutes a day, the Tibetans will strengthen, energize and balance you, and help you feel healthier, more alive! Some Dream students already have experienced some of  the effects of this .


This class is an opportunity for those who have learned The Five Tibetans and practiced them--even for a little while & stopped—to practice together and renew your commitment to the practice.  (Those who want to...will commit to a 21-Day Challenge to practice.) In practicing together, we mirror the Himalayan Practice Club that met regularly to practice with Colonel Bradford—the man who brought The Tibetan Rites to the West after living with Tibetan monks. As with all yoga, practicing together boosts our commitment, energy and knowing.


We’ll review warm-ups (& explore some new ones) that aid the practice, and alternative poses you can do to develop your practice. We’ll share our experience of practicing the Tibetans—our successes and challenges.  We’ll also practice the 6th & 7th Tibetans; discuss the diet and nutrition recommended for Tibetan practitioners; and end with a relaxing Chakra Meditation that goes with the practice.


Prerequisite:  Luann's "Learn & Practice the Five Tibetans" workshop, or some practice of The Tibetans. Or sign up for an Introductory Private Class with Luann (Recommended: 2-hour private session). For Private Intro Session (2 hours/$150)  email


Your Instructor:  . Luann, DreamYoga Director & professional-level experienced yoga instructor and therapist), has been teaching students The Five Tibetans since 2003. This workshop qualifies for 3 hours Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Teachers in the category of 'Techniques,Training and Practice.'







Sept 6, 2014

1:00 PM -

4:00 PM


Please Let Us

Know You're


RSVP Today!


3 hours chocked

full of fun &


activities you

won't want

to miss!







Special Health Event

12th 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 3 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 or other Healing Arts techniques
  • Get FREE health, posture and nutritional assessments and consultations
  • Discover what Yoga, Meditation & 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
  • 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!