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Fostering health, serenity, and awareness since 1979

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Scroll down to see our upcoming workshops, short courses and special events. You can also search for workshops using our online registration system.

Things you should know:

Confirmation: We will not call to confirm your registration. We will call only if a workshop is filled and we need to put you on a waitlist.

Registration and payment: Advance registration is required for all workshops. You can register online with a credit card, bring payment by cash or check to a studio location, or mail a check or credit card information with your completed registration form (see below). Your payment will be processed upon receipt. Drop-ins are permitted if the workshop is not full (call for availability)

Refunds: Full refunds will be issued up to 14 days prior to the start of the workshop. After that we regret that we cannot offer any refunds, changes or credits.

Preparation: Please come with an empty stomach. There are changing rooms at each studio; please wear clothing you can move in, but not baggy clothes that will obscure alignment. Bare feet are essential. Please be on time. It is disruptive to come in late, and may even be unsafe if you miss preparatory practices. If you have never participated in a Unity Woods workshop, please read our “How to be prepared” page.

Special Needs: When you arrive, please let your teacher know if you have any injuries, physical problems or medical conditions so he or she can help you modify poses if necessary.

If you have more questions, please contact our registrar, Annick Milde, at annick@unitywoods.com or by calling our offices at 301-656-8992.

This page also lists short courses and class series that begin after the start of the session.

Sutra Study Group ~ FREE

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Date: Thursdays during the Session (only July 9 through August 6 during Summer Session)
When: 7:45-9:15pm
With: Kristine Bell
Cost: Free
Location: Bethesda

Thursdays, 7:45-9:15pm. Sutra Study Group offers an exploration of yoga principles as expressed in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The group will chant and discuss one aphorism each week. Participants are invited to bring any translations of the Yoga Sutras they may have.

Workshop – Level I Short Course

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ANN-TRIKONASANA

Date: July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3
When: 7:45-9:15pm
With: Kristine Bell
Cost: $95 Course or $22 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Mondays, 7:45-9:15pm. A short-session introduction to the fundamentals of yoga as taught at Unity Woods. All are welcome. No prerequisites.

Workshop – Level I/II Short Course

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MARY-AC

Date: July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7
When: 11:15am-12:45pm
With: Kristine Bell
Cost: $95 Course or $22 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Fridays. 11:15am-12:45pm. For students who have completed Level I at Unity Woods, or who have some yoga experience from elsewhere (no new beginners).

Workshop – Sunday Sampler Series in Arlington

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Date: July 12 - September 6 (no class August 9 or 30)
When: 10:00am-12:00pm
With: Various instructors, including: Fritz Partlow, Doerthe Braun, Juliana Fair, Laurel Goeke, John Schumacher, and Lori L. Ritland
Cost: $25 each
Location: Arlington

Sundays, 10am-12pm. The Sunday Sampler workshops are open to students of all levels, from any yoga tradition. Take one or two to get a tast of the Iyengar approach; take them all to see how the method is shared by various deeply experienced teachers. SEE DETAILS FOR EACH CLASS.

Workshop – Summer Drop Ins at Arlington with Carol

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3-AMS

Date: July 14, 28, August 11, 25, September 8
When: 12:00-1:15pm
With: Carol Cavanaugh
Cost: $22 Drop In each class
Location: Arlington

Alternate Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15pm. Join Carol for noontime Level I and I/II Drop Ins every other Tuesday during the Summer Session.

Workshop – Counter the “Computer Pose” with Yoga

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ANN-Bhar I on chair

Date: August 15
When: 1:00-3:00pm
With: Amy Van Mui
Cost: $38
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm. In this workshop we will focus on poses that help counter the time we have spent in front of our computer screens. Open to all.

Workshop – Yoga on the Ropes

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Date: August 18, 25, September 1, 8
When: 4:15-5:45pm
With: Rocky Delaplaine
Cost: $88 or $25 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm. Explore how the ropes can help open your body for your asanas. Level I/II and up.

Workshop – The Importance of Balance

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Suzanne Y. Siguenza VRKSASANA

Date: September 12
When: 1:00- 3:00pm
With: Amy Van Mui
Cost: $38
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 1:00- 3:00pm. Yoga is a wonderful medium for creating functional strength and flexibility which are important components in keeping us upright. Open to all.

Workshop – Teacher Training: The Art of Teaching Yoga

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Date: October 2-4
When: Fri 9:00 am - Sun 2:00 pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $385 + Accommodations
Location: Serendipity Retreat Center

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 2-4. This weekend you will examine what it takes to be a good student, recognize your students' needs and methods for guiding them to a deeper understanding and experience of yoga.

Workshop – Merging Yoga and Meditation in Arlington

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Sue Lyn Schramm, photographer11/13/10: Unity Woods Ballston Studio

Date: October 6-November 30
When: 4:15-5:45pm
With: Carol Cavanaugh
Cost: $114/course or $22 drop in
Location: Arlington

Tuesdays, 4:15-5:45pm. This short course (drop ins welcome) will include asana and seated mindfulness practice. Completion of Level I.

Workshop – Recharge!

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ANN-SAVASANA VARIATION

Date: October 7-28
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $68 Course or $20 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. Did summer activities leave you feeling a bit depleted? Recharge your energy and boost your immune system in preparation for cooler seasons ahead. Open to all.

Standing Ground/Black Lives Matter – Benefit for Mount Zion AME Church

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ROCKY-FIRE CHURCH

Date: October 18
With: Rocky Delaplaine
Cost: $40
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 3:00-5:00pm. This benefit will reaise funds to rebuild Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, SC, and provide a variety of strategies for creating a stable and solid foundation in our yoga poses. "When the foundation is firm, the building can withstand calamities." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

Workshop – Advanced Asana in October: Backbends

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JSKapotasana

Date: October 24
When: 12:45-3:15pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $50
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 12:45-3:15pm. This class is for dedicated practitioners who can do Urdhva Dhanurasana with straight arms, Dwipada Viparita Dandasana easily, can hold a ten minute free-standing Sirsasana away from the wall, and can hold Sarvangasana for ten minutes. No therapeutics.

Workshop – Advanced Pranayama in October

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JOHN-PRANAVI

Date: October 25
When: see description
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $30 each
Location: Bethesda

Sunday. Level V (2:30-4pm) is for those who have completed Level IV or have extensive training in the Iyengar approach to pranayama. Level VI (4:15-5:45pm) is for those who have been practicing digital pranayama for two or more years.

Community Classes: $8 Cash Drop In

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Marichyasana 3

Date: Fridays - during the session
When: 6:00-7:00pm
With: Various Instructors
Cost: $8 (Cash only, exact change)
Location: Fridays during the session in Bethesda and Arlington.

No Registration Required. Join us every Friday of the session in Bethesda and Arlington for a Mixed level, open to all, class. Come and bring a friend or two!