Season of Gratitude

gratitude and joy quote image“For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”
Brother David Steindl-Rast

We are encouraged by culture and media to be joyful and grateful during the holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. Sometimes that comes easily, sometimes not so much. For those of us struggling, a gratitude practice can be powerful.

We use gratitude visualizations with our students in yoga class, but simple practices can be incorporated into home routines as well. A colleague of mine recently described her family’s simple routine. She uses her 10-minute school commute for their practice with a few simple rules: Everyone must share sometime, anything, no judgement, so long as it’s not what they shared the day before. She finds that simple routine gets everyone’s day started on a positive note and brings her family closer together with a daily check-in.

At Breathing Space, we are grateful you have chosen to share your family time with us through classes and workshops. We are looking forward to seeing you this holiday season and in 2017.


December News: New Classes

New Teen Yoga Class

Have your preteen/teen join Jen for a Teen Yoga 3-week mini-series on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-6:45 pm Dec 6-20 at Christ Church! A great way for your 12-16 year old to find out this class is for them before committing to January-March classes.

Prenatal Yoga Now Twice a Week!

Prenatal Yoga on Tuesdays as well from 7:30-8:45 pm Nov 22-Dec 29.

And! Thursday Prenatal Yoga class series has been extended through Dec 30.

Demo Preschoolers and Tot Yoga Clases Dec 11

Join Jen to try out a Preschooler (21 month-4 years) or Tot (crawling-24 mo) Yoga class. No yoga experience necessary.

This is a rare chance to drop in to our toddler classes before committing to a series. Makeups from fall classes also welcome. Learn more.

Upcoming Workshops

Prenatal Partners Workshop  – Dec 3 or Dec 17

Join Alleah to prepare your partner to be your best comfort and support during the weeks leading up to and during labor. In this workshop for expecting couples, you will learn birth prep partner yoga, massage and therapeutic tools to soothe physical and mental discomforts.

Nutcracker Family Yoga – Dec 18

Calling all soldiers and sugar plum fairies – come enjoy a classic tale in a new way! Families will bring the Nutcracker story to life through yoga, dance, music, and lots of heart. Bring your sense of wonder and magic and join us for a special journey that will get you into the holiday spirit! Join Helena on Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 pm for this special workshop. Learn more.


Winter Class Registration Open Now!

New Classes, New Locations

We are pleased to offer favorite classes on new dates and times,  a brand new class, and classes with new location partners.

and a change to a class format

New Session Lengths

Starting in January, Prenatal and Postnatal classes, including Baby Yoga, will be offered in shorter sessions: 6-8 weeks. We hope the shorter sessions make scheduling around due dates and maternity leaves a little easier. Commit to the whole series or drop-in.

Find Your Class

Weekday classes being in early January and weekend classes begin toward the end of the month. See individual class listings for dates and details.


Winter Break and January Camp Enrollment Deadlines

Still Room in Winter Break Camps: Registration for Kids Yoga Day-Off Camps are open including our Dec 22, 23 camps!   The Week of January 16-20: Due to both initial low enrollment and expected activity on Inauguration Day, we’ve decided to cancel camp on January 20.

We still hope to hold camp on both Martin Luther King Day, January 16, and the DCPS Records Day/PD Day, January 19. Unfortunately, both of those camp days are currently under-enrolled. In order to give enrolled parents plenty of time to make alternative arrangements if necessary, we will make a decision about our Jan 16 and 19 camps during the first week of December. If you are planning to register, please do so.

Read our camp description or  frequently asked questions


Give the Gift of Yoga

Yes, we do have gift certificates!
Experiences are wonderful gifts for family members to give without cluttering our small Hill houses. Choose any amount. However, for our very popular Saturday morning classes, we recommend having the giver contact us to register the student directly and ensure your child’s spot in class.


End of Year Tax Questions? Check your purchase receipt for our EIN. Tip: Ensure your camp receipt is formatted correctly by registering your child, not yourself.

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Sep
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2:30 pm Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Yoga helps children learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way while having fun. A kids yoga class encourages children to move creatively in a non-competitive environment while… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
Sep
25
Mon
10:30 am Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Postnatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is designed for postpartum moms to gently and safely regain strength, tone, and endurance after pregnancy and birth with an emphasis on core strength and posture. Pre-crawling babies (and their voices) are welcome,… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
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26
Tue
9:45 am Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
Sep 26 @ 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Babywearing Dance & Yoga @ Realignment Studio
This class is a blend of zumba-esque dancing to contemporary pop music, yoga conditioning, and relaxation. You will get a workout and have fun with your baby. Most appropriate from about 6 weeks (or when… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
11:00 am Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio
Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio
Sep 26 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Toddler Family Yoga Dance @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a yoga and dance fitness class for families with toddlers and preschoolers. Class will be a blend of creative movement, dance routines, yoga postures and relaxation.Appropriate from steady walking through 4 years. Parents… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
7:30 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
Sep
27
Wed
10:00 am Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Preschooler Family Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class is for families 21-month to 4-year old preschoolers, with younger siblings welcome. Class incorporates age-appropriate yoga poses, songs, stories, and games as children learn yoga through social interaction, repetition, and play. No yoga… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
11:00 am Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Tot Yoga @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This is a supportive, fun-loving, and active yoga class for crawling babies to 24 month old toddlers and their parent/caregiver. This class is all about your new mover. Crawlers and walkers learn poses, songs, and… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
12:00 pm Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space
Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Baby Yoga & Play @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Breathing Space Baby Yoga & Play features fun yoga-inspired postures and movements as well as calming, nurturing ways to enhance bonding and improve baby’s sleep. Babies enjoy yoga while on their backs, tummies, or held… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
6:00 pm Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Prenatal Yoga @ Realignment Studio @ Realignment Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
In this all-level prenatal yoga class, expecting moms will cultivate the flexibility, concentration, and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other expecting mothers while we practice modified… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude
6:00 pm Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Teen Yoga & Mindfulness @ Shenanigans Art Space | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
This class provides older children (12-16 yrs) with a safe space to explore more complex yoga poses and sequences than in classes for younger children as well breathing exercises, movement games, and much-needed relaxation techniques.… Continue Reading Season of Gratitude

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