“This is a studio that has been providing excellent yoga instruction long before the current trend, and it will continue to do so when other yoga studios have closed.” [Emily S.]

Fostering health, serenity, and awareness since 1979

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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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.

Workshop – Shift Happens, Part 2

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Date: November 21, 28, December 5
When: 6:00-7:15pm
With: Maggie Rhoades
Cost: $25 Drop In
Location: Bethesda

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm. Explore the pelvis and the torso, and how asana, when linked with self awareness, breath and intention, can offer a path to balance and postural integrity.

Workshop – Happy Thanks Twisting

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Date: November 25
When: 10:00am-12:00pm
With: Doerthe Braun
Cost: $30
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 10:00am-12:00pm. Bring lightness to your body and clarity to your mind in this post feast twisting workshop. Level I/II and up.

Workshop – Yoga for 2

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Date: December 3
When: 4:00-6:30pm
With: Rocky Delaplaine with Carolyn Bluemle
Cost: $60 / pair
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 4:00-6:30pm. Have fun exploring one of the most difficult of all yogas: the yoga of relationship. In this workshop, the focus is less on the pose and more on what the pose and your interactions are teaching you. All are welcome.

Workshop – Advanced Asana: Backbends with Lori

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Date: December 3
When: 1:00-3:30pm
With: Lori L. Ritland
Cost: $30
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 1:00-3:30pm. Working from the back body is a meditative practice in motion. Expand your mind and challenge yourself as we practice Tadasana to Urdhva Dhanurasana and back to Tadasana. See prerequistes.

Benefit – The Gems of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

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Date: December 7 January 18, February 22, March 15
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. November and December: Delve into the famous Samadhi Pada (Chapter on Yoga and its aims). January through March: First two chapters of the Yoga Sutras.

Chanting ~ Free Sessions

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Date: December 15
With: Megan Bowles
Cost: Free
Location: Bethesda

Select Fridays, 7:10-7:40pm. Join Megan for soothing chanting sessions. No experience required. Free.

Unity Woods’ Annual Holiday Party

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Date: December 17 - Sunday
When: 6:30-9:00 pm
Cost: Free! All are welcome!
Location: Bethesda

Sunday, 6:30-9:00pm. Celebrate the season with our Unity Woods Community. Wear real clothes, eat food in the studio and actually chat with your fellow yogis and teachers. No asanas required! FREE and open to all.

Workshop – The Gift of Yoga – Holiday Drop Ins

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Date: December 23 and 30
When: 9:00-10:30am
With: Steve Mitchell
Cost: $25 each class
Location: Bethesda

Sundays, 9:00-10:30am. Give yourself or your family/friends the gift of yoga. Level I/II and up.

Receiving the Dark: Restorative Poses Benefit in Solidarity with the People of Puerto Rico

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Date: December 31
When: 10:00am-11:30am
With: Rocky Delaplaine
Cost: $40 preregistered or $45 at door. Checks ONLY to Hispanic Federation, with UNIDOS Fund on the memo line.
Location: Bethesda

Saturday, 10:00am-11:30am. Slow down, relax deeply and turn inward in preparation for the new year. Your contribution will benefit UNIDOS - hurricane relief to those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

35th Annual Yoga Vacation in Negril, Jamaica

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Date: February 4-11 and Feburary 11-18, 2018 Come for one or two weeks!
With: John Schumacher and Barbara Benagh
Location: Negril, Jamaica

John and Barbara Benagh continue the decades old tradition of welcoming students to their annual yoga vacation in Jamaica. (617) 566-1489 or www.yogastudio.org

Workshop – Advanced Pranayama with Doerthe

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Date: February 23
When: 8:30-9:30am
With: Doerthe Braun
Cost: $22 each class
Location: Bethesda

Friday, 8:30-9:30am. Refine, deepen, and maintain your pranayama practice. For those who have completed Pranayama Level IV.

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: $10 Cash ONLY, exact change, please
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!