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Unity Woods Yoga is an active participant in the national and international yoga community. John Schumacher and our other teachers write articles, follow scientific studies, present at conferences and teach around the world.

This page is regularly updated with news and information about the practice of yoga. We hope you will check back often to see what’s new.

Recent Posts

  • The Washington Post: Hillary Clinton used ‘alternate nostril breathing’ after her loss. Here’s why you should, too. September 16, 2017 Hillary Clinton revealed this week she turned to an esoteric breathing technique popular among yogis to heal from her devastating election loss
  • Iyengar Yoga and Hypertension August 22, 2017 Study shows that 12 weeks of Iyengar Yoga practice can improve blood pressure levels.
  • John’s Letter ~ Fall 2017: A Divided America and How Yoga Might View and Address Our Dilemma August 8, 2017 When I googled “divided america”, I got 107,000,000 results!! … a serious rift in American culture and the body politic clearly exists. There is no dearth of analyses as to why we are so divided or how to remedy this problem. Even so, I would like to take a look at how yoga might ...
  • Studio News ~ Fall 2017 August 4, 2017 The Iyengar Yoga Center of Victoria reprinted in their Summer Newsletter John’s essay on Satya, which originally appeared in the Unity Woods Spring Newsletter.
  • Studio News ~ Summer 2017 June 22, 2017 Read about some notable news and events by our teachers
  • John’s Letter ~ Summer 2017: Sensitivity and Fragility June 12, 2017 This may look like it’s going to be another politically oriented piece following on the heels of the spring newsletter’s discussion of satya, post-truth society, and alternative facts… Instead, the campus turmoil at Berkeley prompted me to ponder questions about sensitivity and fragility and how they relate to yoga
  • Unity Woods in Tenleytown, DC! March 21, 2017 Unity Woods opens the doors to its new location in DC effective Spring Session 2017! Located on the 4th floor at 4000 Albemarle Street, NW and right at the Tenleytown-AU metro stop
  • John’s Demonstration of Arm Balances ~ Classic Video March 16, 2017 Many of us have had the privilege to see John demonstrate arm balances when he teaches us in workshops and classes. However, watching John’s full demonstration of these challenging asanas is nothing short of awesome
  • Studio News ~ Spring 2017 March 10, 2017 Unity Woods Yoga Center opens the doors to its new DC location this Spring! Unity Woods is sharing a building with Washington Yoga Center, immediately across Albemarle Street, NW and right at the Tenleytown-AU metro stop. There is plenty of convenient parking in the neighborhood. We will offer classes on Wednesday nights and on Saturday ...
  • Is Yoga Becoming the New Aspirin? March 7, 2017 The American College of Physicians included yoga as a recommended natural therapy in their new guidelines for back pain treatment