“I trek up to Bethesda once a week to attend John’s class and he has made adjustments that are so subtle no other teacher ever noticed – but that have transformed my practice.” [Kae W.]

Fostering health, serenity, and awareness since 1979

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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Birjoo Mehta Workshop

Unity Woods is excited to host a very special workshop with Birjoo Mehta this September! Birjoo is from Mumbai, India and is one of the world’s most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. His knowledge of yoga and his understanding of Guruji’s method is unique in its depth. His ease and familiarity with Western concepts and practices and his eloquent ability to articulate the intersection between Mr. Iyengar’s teachings and contemporary society provide an extraordinary opportunity to penetrate deeply into Iyengar Yoga.

We expect this workshop will fill quickly, as this is a rare opportunity to work with Birjoo in the United States. You must register for entire weekend (no partial registration). Register for Birjoo Mehta Now.

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Upcoming Workshops and Events

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 credit card, 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.

Special Workshop – Birjoo Mehta on the Vayus

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Date: September 8-10
When: Fri-Sun See details
With: Birjoo Mehta
Cost: Early Bird Registration by July 17 is $275 - Late Registration after July 17 is $300
Location: Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209

Friday-Sunday. Unity Woods is excited to host a very special workshop with Birjoo Mehta this September! Birjoo is from Mumbai, India and is one of the world's most senior Iyengar Yoga teachers. Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with Birjoo in the United States. We expect this workshop to fill quickly and recommend that you register now. Full weekend workshop. No partial registrations.

Workshop – Master Class with Juliana Fair

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Date: June 28
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $25
Location: Arlington

Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm. Join Juliana for an hour of moving from asana to asana. Level II and up.

Workshop – Pranayama

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Date: July 12, 19, 26
When: 9:00-10:00am
With: Doerthe Braun
Cost: $60 Course or $22 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am. This course will help those who have completed Pranayama Level II to maintain and deepen their pranayama practice.

Workshop – Uncovering the Koshas, Part 1

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Date: July 12, 19, 26
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $75 Course or $25 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. Explore how Iyengar yoga brings your awareness to the entire field of your body - from the external to the more subtle layers of the self. Completion of Level 1 twice.

Benefit – The Gems of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

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Date: July 20, September 7
When: 12:15-1:30pm
With: Doerthe Braun and Nazli Weiss
Cost: Donations by check to IYNAUS - "Bellur Trust"
Location: Bethesda

Thursdays, 12:15-1:30pm. Delve into the famous Samashi Pada (Chapter on Yoga and its aims) during this brown bag lunch series.

Workshop – Advanced Asanas with Doerthe

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Date: July 22
When: 2:30-5:00pm
With: Doerthe Braun
Cost: $45
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 2:30-5:00pm. This workshop will focus on advanced hip openers in forward bends, arm balances, and inversions. See prerequisites.

Workshop – Teacher Training: Seeing and Adjusting Your Students ~ One in a Series of Teacher Trainings at Serendipity

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Date: July 28-30
When: See schedule.
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $385
Location: Serendipity, Berkeley Springs, WV.

Friday-Sunday. As yoga teachers we strive to improve our students’ performance by guiding them to safer and more effective ways to work. One of the ways we accomplish this is by adjusting their poses. First, however, we need to see what must be done. Then comes the art of adjusting.

Workshop – Uncovering the Koshas, Part 2

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Date: August 2, 9, 16
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $75 Course of $25 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. With a keen awareness of the first kosha, Part 2 will move on to how we can work with one layer to affect and or access another layer. Completion of Level I twice.

Workshop – Cooling Down

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Date: September 6
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $25
Location: Arlington

Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm. Summer is the yang season and many of us are in dire need of balancing the heat with cool. This class will focus on cooling asanas.

Community Classes: Just Drop In!

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Marichyasana 3

Date: Fridays - during the session
When: 6:00-7:00pm
With: Various Instructors
Cost: $8 through June (Cash only, exact change), $10 beginning in July
Location: Bethesda

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