This summer, I have had the amazing privilege of offering free, and open to all, outdoor yoga classes at Navy Yard, sponsored by Vida Fitness. Every Tuesday evening, I have 40-70+ yogis of all ages, shapes, colors and abilities join me by the water for an hour long practice in collective movement and breath. Truly yoga for the people, as it was meant to be. It's been an honor.
But as Vida opens it's doors to it's new Navy Yard location, sadly the outdoor classes are coming to an end. In fact, tonight is my last class, if the weather holds. But I've decided that there's no need to let all of this stop, especially since DC has at least a few more weeks of outdoor beauty left to offer, and we're about to enter an incredibly stressful season here in town. I'm talking of course about Election Season. Though it may be an "off-year," it's still a time when tempers run high and patience runs thin in our nation's capital. And no where more so then on Capitol Hill itself. And it's a time when some of DC's hardest working and most under appreciated folks will be clocking in some epically long hours in the hopes of keeping their jobs for another couple years. Not to mention having the fate of the country resting on their shoulders, but now I may be getting a bit dramatic...
Anyway, I've decided to do all I can to ease the burden and create a space, once a week, where we can all (because let's face it, this city is full of hard working people all pouring their heart and soul into what they believe in) unplug from the external and tune in to the internal.
I talking about a weekly, pay what you can outdoor yoga class, starting Tues September 23rd at 5:45pm at Lincoln Park, with our last class being on Tues November 4th, Election Day.
(bonus Karma points...a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the DC Homeless Children's Playtime Project, because everyone deserves a free space to play)
So join me on Tues the 23rd and spend an hour in a completely non-partisan, non-political practice of breath, movement and peace, so we can all return to our inherently stress-fueled world with a clearer mind and more open heart.