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First quarter 2011 yoga events

Some big names are coming to the DC area in the first three months of 2011. For more details (schedule, costs, requirements), go to the website of the hosting yoga studio. I don’t mean to downplay other workshops and events that are taking place during the first quarter, but when high-profile instructors pass through the DC area, it’s worthwhile to spotlight them. You will notice that March 10-14 is shaping up to be week-long overdose of quality yoga. I will update this list as more information becomes available.


  • StudioDC Yoga Center: The Pursuit of Happy Hips: Theory and Vinyasa (3 hours) and Superflow Surf Yoga : A transformative + unique movement practice (2 Hours) with Eoin Finn,  Saturday, January 22



Although I was not planning to mention events beyond March, I wanted to highlight two events: StudioDC Yoga Center – Forrest Yoga Master Classes with Ana Forest, May 18-19 and Willow Street Yoga – Yoga of Fulfillment: Yoga & the Path of Destiny with Rod Stryker, April 9-13, which is an yoga immersion course.

Breath and Life

I had a great workshop with Darren Main at TranquilSpace: Prana — the Breath of Live. Darren is a sensitive, insightful teacher and he led us through some really deep breathing exercises. I wish I could have gone to the other workshops this weekend, but I had too many things cooking. I’ve been writing about the experience offline and may try to put up something more substantial than this simple entry.

If anyone has a chance to grab a seminar or teacher training with Darren, I highly recommend it. He also has some interesting books that I am going to check out.

Back in stride

I have a great session at TranquilSpace Yoga tonight. I was a fast paced routine and we all worked up a sweat. I also signed up to attend a Tranquil Space’s workshop – Prana: The Breath of Life to be given by Darren Main. I got the last open spot for the Friday session. Main is also going to give two other weekend conferences. Main’s best known book is Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic. My instructors are always quoting from that book.

Despite the fast pace of the session, I was able to keep up pretty well, thanks to my steady work on conditioning and daily practice. I have my usual obstacles, but take them in stride. This was the first challenging yoga session since my weekend retreat intensive. I came out of the session invigorated.

My intention tonight was to celebrate myself as a survivor — I used my first senior discount.