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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.

Workshop – Inversions: Preparation and Progression

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Date: April 13 - May 18
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $102 Course or $20 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. Explore the foundational work for headstand, shoulderstand, forearm balance and full arm balance then progress into the full inversions as adapted for each student's individual abilities.

Workshop- Gentle Yoga Short Course

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Students practice at the Woodley Park Studio

Date: April 28-May 19
When: 5:15- 6:15pm
With: Linda McReynolds
Cost: $68 Course or $20 drop in
Location: Bethesda

Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm. This four-week course is designed for those who would like to begin or continue an Iyengar yoga practice at a slower and less strenuous pace than our Level I classes.

Workshop – Teacher Training: Corrections and Adjustments

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Date: April 29-May 1
When: Fri 9:00am - Sun 2:00 pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $385 + Accommodations
Location: Serendipity Retreat Center

Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1. This weekend you will learn some basic principles that form the foundation for giving good adjustments and work on observing students to see what is needed.

Workshop – Learning the Ropes

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TRIK -ROPES -Doerthe Lois NECK 6

Date: May 1
When: 1:00-3:00pm
With: Rocky Delaplaine
Cost: $40
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm. Explore how the ropes can create traction in the spine, mobility in the joints, and tremendous stability. Level I/II and up.

Workshop – Yoga with Osteoporosis Short Course

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Date: May 6 - June 17 (No class on May 27)
When: 10:00-11:30am
With: Megan Bowles
Cost: $114 course or $22 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Fridays, 10:00-11:30am. Do yoga for Bone Health! Improve balance, strength, posture and general well-being. Open to all.

Workshop – Fundamentals of Yoga ~ held at Yoga for Health

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Date: May 7
When: 10:00am-12:00pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $40
Location: Yoga for Health in Potomac

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm. Brush up on and refine your physical and intellectual understanding on the fundamentals of the poses. Level I/II and up.

2016 Metro DC Yoga Week – Yoga on the Mall

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Date: May 16-22, Yoga on the Mall: May 22
Cost: Select classes at reduced Drop In or FREE
Location: The National Mall

Yoga on the Mall will take place on Sundday, May 22 at the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall. This free, collective outdoor yoga practice will be led by instructors from participating DC Yoga Week studios. It is open to all levels of yoga students from beginners to advanced, as well as families and children.

Workshop – Drop-Backs

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DOERTHE-Drop back with Laurel 2

Date: May 20
When: 6:00-9:00pm
With: Doerthe Braun
Cost: $50
Location: Bethesda

Friday, 6:00-9:00pm. Dropbacks are physically and mentally empowering and build a transforming milestone in our practice. Learn how to start or refine your dropback practice.

Workshop – Neck and Shoulders

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Date: May 21
When: 2:30-5:00pm
With: Winnie Au
Cost: $40
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 2:30-5:00pm. Learn different ways to improve the flexibility of your shoulders and neck. Level I and up.

Workshop: Yoga ~ A Journey from the External to the Internal

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Date: June 4
When: 1:00-4:30pm
With: Doerthe Braun with guest Nazli Weiss
Cost: $60
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 1:00-4:30pm. Delve into your Yoga practice from the external to the internal. With Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, invigorate your body with asanas, still your mind with pranayama, discuss obstacles and habitual tendencies that obstruct our practice, and leave the workshop with a new understanding of Svadhyaya (self awareness).

Workshop – Yoga for Cyclists

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Date: June 5
When: 12:30-2:30pm
With: Megan Bowles
Cost: $30
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 12:30-2:30pm. Come to this workshop to learn essential poses for cyclist. Feel better and improve your cycling and general wellbeing with yoga! Open to all.

Workshop – Unburden Your Shoulders

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Date: June 25
When: 1:00-3:00pm
With: Amy Van Mui
Cost: $38
Location: Bethesda

Saturday. Feeling stressed, tight or even some pain in and around the shoulder girdle? In this workshop we will focus on the bio-mechanics of the shoulder joint. Feel how moving with correct bio-mechanics can transform your shoulder area and your practice. Open to all.

Workshop – Ropes: Have You Used Them?

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Date: June 8 and 15
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $34 2-Day Course or $20 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. This two-workshop series will offer an introduction to the BASIC rope movements: how they can be used when injured, ill or tired; and how to use them to improve the action of an asana. Completion of Level I.

2016 VA Yoga Week: June 12-19

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VirginiaYogaWeek 2013

Date: June 12-19
When: See details
Location: Arlington

Join us at Unity Woods' Arlington studio as we again participate in Virginia Yoga Week. See full page for listing of events.

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: 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!