Our Six Month Studio Anniversary!

November 7, 2016

“Everytime I think of you, I give thanks to my God.” (Phil. 1:3 NLT) November marks our Six Month Studio Anniversary!  What a beautiful blessing this space for yoga continues to {be}! Our community is growing and we are so thankful for every person on every mat. Please hear our thanks {be}ing spoken over you…

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Blog Post: {BE}ing thankful

November 7, 2016

A few years back, I began teaching three little things that God showed me regarding gratitude: Learning, Speaking, & Giving 1.  Learning gratitude meant practicing gratitude.  Practice meant making lists and writing it down.  Anything learned took practice. 2.  Speaking gratitude meant saying ‘thank you’ often and face-to-face (“coming back”). 3.  Giving gratitude meant having an awareness of abundance. How many of the things that I have…

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What Happens When Two Guys Ditch Their Fears and Try Yoga

November 1, 2016

(From April 2015) There will be no lack of opportunities to do stereotypical Guy Things next week — playing golf, watching the NBA playoffs, discussing the NFL draft and/or, of course, figuring out what to grill. But how many guys are aware that Sunday marks the start of D.C. Yoga Week?  Heck, how many guys have even…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Eight-Angle Pose

October 31, 2016

Astavakrasana (ahsh-tah-vah-krahs-anna) asta = eight vakra = bent, curved Eight-Angle Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Stand in Tadasana (Mountain Pose), with your feet separated a bit wider than usual. Exhale, bend forward to Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), press your hands to the floor outside your feet. Then with your knees slightly bent, slip your right arm to the inside and then…

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November Staff Feature: Shaun Harris

October 31, 2016

Every month, we want to allow you to get to know a little more about each instructor or staff member here at Beyond Yoga.  This month’s Staff Feature is Shaun Harris. We hope you enjoy getting to know Shaun and trying his class at the studio! [one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last padding=”0 0 0 30px”] SHAUN HARRIS Hi Shaun!…

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The Men of Yoga: Your Favorite Yoga Journal Teachers Weigh In

October 26, 2016

We are loving this article from Yoganonymous.com, check it out below! Although yoga is traditionally a male practice, male yogis face a number of challenges from people who do not see the manly appeal. Some people believe that yoga is a girly, easy practice, while others believe that men just come to their mats to hit on…

Dress Up Your Yoga Practice for Halloween

October 26, 2016

Happy Halloween! ???? What a fun article by YogaInternational.com on how to “Dress Up Your Yoga Practice for Halloween!”  Take a look at these fun Halloween-themed yoga poses to get you in the trick or treating mood! Halloween is almost here, so we’ve put together a practice that’s choc-full of holiday-themed poses you can use to infuse your…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Marichyasana

October 24, 2016

(mar-ee-chee-AHS-anna)  Marichi = a ray of light (of the sun or moon) Marichi’s Pose: Step-by-Step Instructions Sit in Dandanasa (Staff Pose), then bend your right knee and put the foot on the floor, with the heel as close to the right sitting bone as possible. Keep the left leg strong and rotated slightly inward; ground the…

How To Get Back Into Yoga After Having A Baby

October 20, 2016

We are loving this article from MindBodyGreen.com about how to get back into yoga after having a baby.  Check out this insightful article below! I searched in vain for articles that would help me build back up to my yoga practice after having a baby. I couldn’t find anything that was helpful. It was either…

5 Couples Yoga Poses To Strengthen Your Relationship

October 20, 2016

We are highlighting some couples yoga poses in lieu of our Couples Workshop coming up this weekend!  Take a look at this great article from MindBodyGreen.com: The basic definition of yoga is yoke or union — the work of uniting your mind, body and spirit. Much like Tantra, partner/couples yoga deepens the practice by including your…

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Yoga Pose of the Week: Boat Pose

October 17, 2016

(par-ee-POOR-nah nah-VAHS-anna)paripurna = full, entire, completenava = boat) BOAT POSE: STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS Step by Step Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you. Press your hands on the floor a little behind your hips, fingers pointing toward the feet, and strengthen the arms. Lift through the top of the sternum and lean back slightly.…

How Army Vet Dan Nevins Spreads Hope Through Yoga

October 11, 2016

How Army Vet Dan Nevins Spreads Hope Through Yoga An Iraq War veteran uses yoga to help others prevail over injury and trauma. To say Dan Nevins has been through a lot in the last 12 years is an understatement. He served in the US Army in Iraq in 2004 and was severely injured by…

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