Workshops @ Willow Street

Willow Street is pleased to offer a variety of workshops and special offerings on focused topics hosted by our own talented teachers and world-renowned guest teachers. 

SLIDE & GLIDE SATURDAYS

Tricia Kull

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, blood vessels, nerves, and organs. When it’s healthy, fascia allows your muscles to slide and glide as you move. But when your fascia gets tight and stuck, it can restrict your movement.  In this monthly workshop, we will focus on a particular area of the body to help release layers of fascia using props, techniques, and yoga poses. The goal of this workshop is to help decrease tension, improve body awareness, and release fascial “stuckness” so that tissues slide and glide more easily.  Everyone welcome.

Fall session TBA!

YOGA NIDRA FOR RESILIENCE

Carol Mermey

With the disruption that currently surrounds us, it’s easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed. Yoga Nidra, a guided meditative practice, can help you find a source of internal stability and resilience.  It can ease tension and fatigue, calm the nervous system, and restore energy. 

Fall 2022

Sundays: Sept 18, Oct 23, Nov 20, Dec 11

5:00p – 6:00p | Online | $15/$55

 

 

Let your yoga dance – outdoors!

terri shuck

Let Your Yoga Dance combines gentle yoga and chakra-inspired dance movement (no complicated choreography) with music from around the world.  Guaranteed to boost your joy quotient in body, mind, and heart!  Dancing is a natural antidepressant, good for exercising balance, strengthening bones and loosening your joints.  Fun and energizing for all ages, bodies, and abilities. No yoga experience or mat necessary, just a little room to move. 

Join Terri outside of our Takoma Park studios for this FREE series!

Back this fall!

 

OVERCOMING TRAUMA & ANXIETY: MONTHLY MEETUP

Cheryl Kravitz

WSY yoga teacher Cheryl Kravitz facilitates this meet-up, which includes discussion, yoga and meditation centered around relieving anxiety.

Second Sunday each month

5:00p-6:00p | Online | FREE

 

 

Shift Your Vibration: Sound Healing

with 

Dante Baker

 

Have you ever asked, “What does raising your vibration mean?” Everything in our existence is in a constant state of vibration. Every bone, organ, and system of the body is in the form of vibration, and therefore it is putting out a frequency. Resonance is the normal healthy vibration of an object, and everything has a resonance frequency. The human body is like an extraordinary orchestra in that each cell plays in harmony with the one next. When the cells in the body are in a healthy state of resonance, then we call that sound health, and when they play out of harmony with each other, we call that dis-ease. In this workshop, we learn how to influence our frequency by practicing breathing exercises, meditations, and vocal toning. All these exercises will be accompanied by the melodic sounds of crystal singing bowls, antique metal singing bowls, wooden drone flutes, pan drums, and chimes. Sign up today and begin your journey to harmonize the mind, body, and spirit.

 

Sundays: 11/6, 11/20, 12/4

1:30-3:30p | In person | $40/$100 

 

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Anatomy & Poetry of Breath

with 

Kristin Leal

 

Often translated quickly as control or restraint (yama) of energy (prana), a deeper look at pranayama reveals a richer definition of “to expand the dimensions (ayama) of your life force (pran)”. In this workshop we will begin to explore the breath first from an anatomical view but also see how this begins to weave an energetic poetry through the tapestry of our asana and life. Students will begin to experience their breath as both a metaphor as well as a practical and profound tool to return to our balanced and blissful state. 

Kristin’s book, MetaAnatomy: A Modern Yogi’s Practical Guide to the Physical and Energetic Anatomy of Your Amazing Body is available in the boutique for 25% off through 12/10/2022.

December 7, 6:00 – 8:00pm | HYBRID | $40

 

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Recharge with Restorative Yoga

with 

Lisa Lauxman

 

Need to wind down your weekend or to prepare for the week? Look no further than the monthly Recharge with Restorative Yoga workshop! The 75 minutes will provide you an opportunity to connect with mind-body-breath. 

New to Restorative Yoga? No prior yoga experience is needed. Restorative Yoga invites you into longer held, supported poses with props to relax, renew and restore. As you rest and release, your central nervous system has the space to unwind and regulate back to a calm place. 

Saturday Dec. 10, Saturday Jan. 7

In Person, 3:30 – 4:45pm

$35/session

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Baby & Me Yoga

with 

Pia Economou

 

Baby and Me Yoga series is meant for caregivers and babies pre-crawling. Nurturing a baby can be hard on the body and mind. Let’s stretch out those achy parts and join a community of other care-givers and their littles for a little self-care. Join us for one or sign up for all three. 

Classes include movement both with and without baby, interactive songs, baby massage, and time for relaxation. Class is an hour long to account for feeding, diaper changes, naps and fussy babies which are welcome and expected during class. No previous yoga experience necessary. 

Pia’s, E-RYT 200, PRYT, teaching reflects over a decade of practice with some of the DC area’s best instructors. She recently relocated to WV with her family but remains connected with DC’s birth and wellness communities. As a postpartum doula and prenatal yoga teacher it is her intention to create a safe space for anyone with the desire to practice; honoring each individual’s journey with yoga and parenthood.

Saturdays 12/10 10-11am, 1/21 1-2pm and 2/25 9-10 am (note variety of times to accommodate babies!)

$25/family per session or $65/family for the series

 

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Winter Warmer

with 

James Foulkes

 

During the Winter Months our energies tend to naturally be drawn inwards as nature  becomes still and the cold weather and long nights draw in. 

But something deeper is at work. 

The Water energy of Winter is an expression of Maximum Yin and Responsiveness. We  will balance the Yin nature of the gentle cleansing stretches and breathwork with  complementary Yang practices, whilst using meditation, to support the sustaining of our  energetic field through the colder months working with the active kidney and bladder  energy. 

This time is also one of incubating ideas and intentions to manifest in the Spring. We will establish multi-layered intentions to blossom in the forthcoming year by peering  into the shadows of Winter through journeying. All Students of all levels are welcome. 


Saturday, December 10 | 4:00p – 7:00p | In Studio & Online | $60

 

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Your Inner Knower – Your Platform for Action

with

Martha Hare

 

 

This workshop is for those of us who want to explore the interplay of developing our inner knower with showing up in the larger world as a vibrant active contributor. We will first turn within through practices drawn from meditation, contemplation, and hatha yoga.  Then, we will prepare to emerge from the inner space so resonant with winter darkness by engaging with other seekers through active listening. In this way, we will creatively assess what practices best support our inner exploration so we can act from a caring place grounded within ourselves.  Be sure to bring a pen and paper. 

This workshop is for anyone who feels the need to use their spiritual work for the benefit of the greater world.  Or, for those who are activists but perhaps at the expense of care for themselves.  The different experiences of participants will enrich the group and allow us to learn from each other. 

December 11, 3-5pm | In Person | $35

 

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Relax into Winter with Restorative Yoga

with

Tuesday Irby 

 

 

To wind down your weekend or to prepare for the week, look no further than this Restorative Yoga workshop.

These 75-minute sessions with Tuesday Irby will provide you an opportunity to connect with mind-body-breath.  New to Restorative Yoga?  No prior yoga experience is needed. Restorative Yoga invites you into longer held, supported poses with props to relax, renew and restore.  As you rest and release, your central nervous system has the space to unwind and regulate back to a calm place. 

Sundays: Dec. 18, Jan. 19, Mar. 19  | 7 – 8:15 PM | ONLINE | $30/$80

 

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A Celebration of Light

with

Cheryl Kravitz

 

 

At this time of year, we honor many holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, and others around the world. What we find in most holidays this time of year is the theme of light. It is a time of darkness in the natural world – short days and long nights. Whether we are honoring the light of the sun, the flickering glow of a candle, or the sparkle of Christmas lights, we all have what is called inner light, which Patanjali, in Yoga Sutra I.26, says is free from grief or sorrow.

Join Cheryl Kravitz on Saturday, December 24th for a class to celebrate the light we all bring to the world. We will practice simple asana, breathwork, and yoga nidra. 

 

December 24th| Online | 7:00p-8:00p | $15

 

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Cacao Meditation & Soundbath

with

Johanna Olivas

 

 

Join Johanna for a 90 minute Cacao Meditation and Soundbath experience. Each participant will get a chance to experience the plant medicine of cacao and learn about the rich history of how Cacao has been used over the centuries. Participants will get to dive into a brief overview of the Mayan teachings related to Cacao and the energy of the Cholq’ij Calendar and how Cacao can be used as a way to deepen your meditation practice. 

Cacao has been a sacred part of the cultures of Central and South America for at least 3,000 years. Cacao is rich in antioxidants, minerals, theobromine and mood regulating neurotransmitters. As a plant medicine, it is considered to be the ultimate heart opener and a meditative aid. The stimulant effects of cacao are various, from being a soft, durable energiser to an enhancer for happiness, pleasure and motivation. A true gift for heart, body & mind.

Following the Cacao Meditation, participants will settle into a soothing, heart-centered sound bath with Alchemy Crystal singing bowls, bells, chimes and more.

January 8, 2023 | In Person | 5:30-7pm | $45

 

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Pelvic Pain? Back Strain? Hip Complain?

A 3-Part Series with 

Leslie Howard

 

This three-part workshop, open to all genders, is designed to help people alleviate pain in the lower body – lower back, hips or pelvis. Pain and tension can result from trauma or chronic holding patterns. Trauma can include chronic poor posture, surgeries, difficult labor, sexual abuse or other strains. Pelvic trauma or tension can contribute to incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. This workshop includes a brief anatomy lecture and discussion, breathing techniques, mudras and yoga poses done with particular attention to gently relax the muscles of the pelvis, hip and back. Handouts will be provided to help support your practice of what you will learn.

Tuesdays: January 10, 17, 24; 6-7:30pm | Online | $25/$65

 

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Yoga to Change

with 

Ari Hartz

 

Yoga To Change is an introspective workshop series designed to stretch your mind, body, and spirit. We will experience a mix of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual practices in a community of like-hearted individuals. The goal is to connect more deeply with ourselves and each other as we contemplate different topics to foster positive change in our lives. Each session will include breathwork, yoga asana, journaling and group coaching and reflection. Each month we will focus on a different aspect of this work: visioning our desired future and version of self, the role of self-compassion on our journey, and exercising healthy boundaries with ourselves and others.

You do not have to attend all three to receive the benefits from the workshop series, and can easily attend any or all of sessions as they’re not designed to be cumulative.

Please bring a journal, or support our small business and buy one in our studio boutique!

January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, 10am – 12pm | HYBRID | $35/$90

 

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Tons of Fun: Kettlebell/Dumbell Work from Home Challenge

with 

Marvin King

 

The “Tons of Fun Kettlebell / Dumbbell Work from Home Challenge” is developed for folks who are sick and tired of sitting all day at the computer. In 30 minutes, you’ll get a whole-body strength, movement, and flexibility workout that produces healthy blood flow to your back, glutes, and legs. This new Challenge is for beginners, can be completed with a Kettlebell or Dumbbell, and it works with all ages and strength levels. Keep the blood flowing, and let’s get moving!

 

Rescheduled! |  TBD | ONLINE | $30/$220