During our Winter Solstice Open House from December 19-21, join us for any of our usual weekend schedule classes for $15 per class in advance ($20 in person, makeup credits and class passes accepted). Great opportunity for new students to try a class before registering for the January session.
Updated: May 15, 2014
With the debut of our new registration system, all adult classes, including prenatal, will offer a partial registration class bundle. We still have full session registration and we also have a monthly membership. What are your options?
No class schedule can accommodate everyone (practical reality) and no one teacher or class is right for every student (this is actually a good thing). Thankfully, we living in a community with a wealth of yoga opportunities for all ages of student.
Dedicated yoga studios:
If you are a yoga instructor living on Capitol Hill, teach a public yoga class in the neighborhood, or teach children and family classes anywhere in the DC area, please email Jen: jenmuelleryoga [at] gmail [dot] com to have
your website listed above.
My daughter attended all nine Anusara
Yoga Immersion Weekends – but only
one on the outside.
Back in February at the same time we decided it was finally time to have a baby, I signed up for a nine month Anusara Immersion program.
For the past eight months, I spent one weekend a month practicing asana and exploring Anusara, Tantric, and other schools of yogic philosophy with an amazing group of yogis. For eight months, they watched Maya grow. This weekend, they met her.
Opening to Grace
Right now, to me, opening to grace means relinquishing the illusion of control in order to surrender to the divine.
If proper Attitude is a balance between effort and surrender, my challenge is to let go of my effort drive. The drive to do more, push harder, set more goals, make more plans, and take on more projects can have an addictive quality and interferes with balance. Resolution, willpower, creativity, and enthusiasm, crowd out mindfulness, quiet, harmony, and acceptance.
It is my practice on the yoga mat that regularly reminds me to release and surrender, opening to grace and a balance of essential heart qualities.
My husband and I are expecting our first child in November. Even the first few weeks of this pregnancy has broken down any illusion of my control over it. No amount of effort on my part ensures a happy outcome and healthy child. There is no perfect dose of vitamins, exercise, rest, or extensive research that guarantees a healthy delivery. In fact, indulging a desire to control every aspect of pregnancy is not only futile, it may be harmful as it will inevitably lead to frustration, worry and stress. While I can be a partner in creating this new life, I am not in charge of it; it is the work of the divine. This pregnancy has driven home the undeniable truth that only in surrendering to the divine, can I truly become a partner in creation.
Over the next several months, I will work to balance effort with surrender both on and off the mat for, at this moment, that is what opening to grace means to me.