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.

Short Course – Foundation for Inversions

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Lori Teaches Shoulderstand

Date: July 9-30
When: 5:30-6:30pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $68 Course or $20 drop in
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. Expand on ways to build a strong foundation for inversions. Open to newcomers as well as those continuing from the Spring course.

Short Course – Early Morning Introductory Series – July in Bethesda

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SUZANNE-AMS

Date: July 19 - August 9
When: 8:15-9:15am
With: Suzanne Y. Sigüenza
Cost: $68/course or $20 drop in
Location: Bethesda

Saturdays, 8:15-9:15am. An introduction to the fundamentals of yoga as taught at Unity Woods. All are welcome. No experience required.

Short Course – Strengthening Your Back

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CAROL-PURVOTTANASANA

Date: July 29 - August 19
When: 5:45-7:00pm
With: Carol Cavanaugh
Cost: $76 Course or $22 drop in
Location: Arlington

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm. Improve the health of your back by working on a series of poses to strengthen muscles affecting the upper, middle and lower back.

Workshop – Pranayama IV

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ANNE-DOVES-ANGELS

Date: August 3, September 28, November 9
When: 12:30-1:30pm
With: Anne Wutchiett
Cost: $20
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 12:30-1:30pm. Pranayama IV breaths will be introduced and further explored. We will continue to refine the art of sitting. For students who have completed Pranayama III.

Level III – Asana Drop In in Arlington

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LORI - urdhva danurasana -SQUARE

Date: August 13
When: 5:45-7:15pm
With: Lori L. Ritland
Cost: $22
Location: Arlington

Wednesday, 5:45-7:15pm. For students with previous Iyengar training who are strong in Sirsasana, Sarvangasana and Halasana, and able to push up into Urdhva Dhanurasana with confidence.

Short Course – Saturday Morning Introductory Series – August in Bethesda

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ANNE CHATUSH

Date: August 16-September 13 (no class on 8/30)
When: 8:00-9:00am
With: Laurel Goeke
Cost: $68 series or $20 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Saturdays, 8:00-9:00am. This is a four week introduction to the fundamentals of yoga as taught at Unity Woods. Assumes no previous experience.

Short Course – Introductory Series August in Arlington

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JULIANA TRIKONASANA

Date: August 20 - September 10
When: 5:30-6:30pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: $68 Course or $20 drop in
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm. A four-week introduction to the fundamentals of Yoga as taught at Unity Woods Yoga Center. Assumes no previous experience.

Short Course – Relax and Refresh with Restorative Poses

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ANN-SAVASANA VARIATION

Date: August 21 - September 11
When: 4:45-6:15pm
With: Winnie Au
Cost: $76 course or $22 drop in
Location: Woodley Park

Thursdays, 4:45-6:15pm. Relax and refresh your mind, body, and spirit this August in this series of classes taught by Winnie for students of all levels.

Short Course – Chairs and Rope Wall

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WINNIE-CHAIR VIRA I

Date: August 21 - September 11
When: 6:45-8:15pm
With: Winnie Au
Cost: $76 course, $22 drop in
Location: Woodley Park

Thursdays, 6:45-8:15pm. Learn ways to use the chair and the rope wall to increase range of motion and flexibility in your poses. Completion of Level II required.

Short Course – Shoulders: Mixing Strength with Flexibility

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CAROL - Upper Body

Date: August 26 - September 9
When: 5:45-7:00pm
With: Carol Cavanaugh
Cost: $57/ course or $22 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:00pm. To work the shoulders safely in yoga poses, we have to build strength and stability, in addition to flexibility. Come learn ways to do this!

Teen Yoga FREE Introductory Class!

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TEEN_UD

Date: September 8
When: 4:30-5:30pm
With: Laurel Goeke
Cost: Free!
Location: Bethesda

Monday, 4:30-5:30pm. Teen Yoga provides a fun, comfortable space to explore the benefits of yoga and relaxation. Try this FREE class before the fall session beings!

Workshop – Merging Yoga and Chanting

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NAZLI WEISS - head only

Date: September 13
When: 2:00-5:00pm
With: Doerthe Braun and Nazli Weiss
Cost: $45

Saturday, 2:00-5:00pm. Asanas enhance strength. Chanting creates vibrancy in our bodies and brings equanimity to the mind. Join Doerthe and Nazli for this workshop that includes basic poses as well as chants from the Yoga Sutras.

Workshop – Dean Lerner

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DEAN LERNER - trikonasan

Date: September 15-16
With: Dean Lerner
Cost: See Workshop for details

Monday and Tuesday, September 15-16. Join Dean for this workshop that is open to all levels. Learn from Dean's in a clear and concise teaching manner, which combines humor with a comfortable and relaxed style.

Workshop – Rajiv Chanchani

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rajiv

Date: September 20-21
With: Rajiv Chanchani
Cost: Schedule and cost TBA.
Location: Woodley Park and Bethesda

Saturday and Sunday. Rajiv Chanchani returns to teach at Unity Woods. Details for this workshop will be posted shortly. Enroll early, as Rajiv's events tend to sell out.

Workshop – Weekend for Teachers and Serious Students: Topic TBA

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SerendipityPorch

Date: October 17-19
When: Fri 9:00 am - Sun 2:00 pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $385 + Accommodations
Location: Serendipity Retreat Center

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 17-19. Topic TBA.

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, 6:00-7:00pm, Mixed level, open to all. Come and bring a friend or two!