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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

  • Studio News ~ Winter 2018 November 28, 2017 Iyengar Yoga Teacher Certification is a demanding process. It takes a minimum of three years, usually longer, to obtain an Introductory Teaching Certificate. The higher Levels obviously take even longer. Candidates take a written exam testing knowledge of yoga philosophy, how to care for common ailments in class, and general teaching skills. They are also ...
  • John’s Letter ~ Winter 2018: Spark of Divinity November 28, 2017 Mr. Iyengar always fought against the idea that asana was merely “physical yoga”. For him, the asanas were a gateway that revealed the infinite Self.
  • UWYC’s Annual Holiday Party! November 2, 2017 Celebrate the season with our Unity Woods Community. We will provide the food, the drinks. The dessert table is open for contributions. Family and friends are welcome, so please join us!
  • 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