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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 – Yoga with Osteoporosis Short Course

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ESTHER-PPI-Blocks

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 – Path of Breath: Further Exploration

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Anne's POB-2 image SPRING 2016

Date: May 11 - June 15 (no class on June 1)
When: 9:00-10:00am
With: Anne Wutchiett
Cost: $100 Course or $22 drop in
Location: Bethesda

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00am. Build upon your established practice or receive support re-establishing one, and explore Pranayama sequencing. Prerequisite: Completion of Pranayama II.

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

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patanjalisys-2

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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MEGAN CYCLING

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 – Ropes: Have You Used Them?

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ROPES 2

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.

Workshop – Balance and Stability: Grow Strong

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P TRIK

Date: July 5-26
When: 12:30-1:30pm
With: Amy Van Mui
Cost: $72/Course or $20 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Tuesdays, 12:15-1:45pm. Learn to improve your balance by strengthening and opening strategic areas. Open to all.

Workshop – Inversions: Preparation and Progression Continued

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JULIANA - PINCHA MAYURASANA-crop

Date: Course 2: July 6-August 3 Course 3: August 17-September 7
When: 5:00-6:00pm
With: Juliana Fair
Cost: Course 2: $85 or $20 Drop In Course 3: $68 or $20 Drop In
Location: Arlington

Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm. Course 2 and 3 will include foundational work, and progress further into full inverted asanas with modifications.

Workshop – Two Special Classes with Graham M. Schweig, Ph.D.

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Date: September 13 and 14
When: Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm Wednesday: 6:00-8:00pm
With: Graham Schweig
Cost: $45 each class
Location: Bethesda

Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm and Wednesday, 6:00-8:00pm. Graham Schweig returns to offer two different classes on the Bhagavad Gita's Essential and Secret teachings. Please see page for full descriptions. Open to all.

Workshop – Yoga Kurunta: Yoga at the Ropes

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TRIK -ROPES -Doerthe Lois NECK 6

Date: July 12-26
When: 11:45am-1:15pm
Cost: $80 Course or $30 Drop In
Location: Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:15pm. Explore yoga with wall ropes in a playful way and at the same time deepen your understanding of correct actions in asanas.

Tuesdays. Yoga Kurunta means puppets on strings. Explore yoga with wall ropes in a playful way and at the same time deepen your understanding of correct actions in asanas. Prerequisite: For Level II and up.

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.

Workshop: Unburden Your Shoulders

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TRIK

Date: June 25
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 the bio-mechanics of the shoulder joint. Feel how moving with correct bio-mechanics can transform your shoulder area and your practice.

Workshop – Teacher Training: Successful Sequencing for Beginners’ Classes

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1 TADASANA

Date: July 29-31
When: Fri 9:00am - Sun 2:00 pm
With: John Schumacher
Cost: $385 + Accommodations
Location: Serendipity Retreat Center

Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1.How you organize the classes is a key element in gaining the confidence and interest of the student and helping them to progress. The content and sequencing must introduce the material to the students in a way that is accessible physically and mentally. Each step you take affects the next step the student takes and determines how successful they will be.

Workshop – Hip Hip Hooray!

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P TRIK

Date: July 30
When: 1:00- 3:00pm
With: Amy Van Mui
Cost: $38
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 1:00- 3:00pm. Experience more freedom of movement as we learn how to open the hips effectively for an improved sense of lightness and wellness.

2016 Yoga on the Mall new date: September 25

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mall-yoga

Date: Yoga on the Mall: September 25
Cost: FREE
Location: The National Mall

Yoga on the Mall will take place on Sunday, September 25 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.

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!