Archive for October, 2014

2014 SUMMER YOGA AT NATIONAL HARBOR!
October 23, 2014

This video says it all! I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to share my passion for Yoga to the crowds that came out to National Harbor this summer. This video gave me the opportunity to highlight My Team and show them at their finest! GO TEAM!

SKYWARD YOGA!
October 20, 2014

Who doesn’t look at the sky and regard it with wonder? The vastness of it, the amazing colors, the fluffy, floating clouds… The beauty of the sky coupled with a body forming the shape of a yoga pose is a combination that can’t be beat! Over the past four years Team Photographer Greg has captured some of the most amazing Yoga images with the sky as the backdrop and me and my students as models. I’ve collected a few of my favorite shots in this blog. Once again, I am in awe of Greg’s talent at capturing a great shot and at how beautiful my students look posing for them…truly magical!

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PHOTOS BY GREG-THE FOREVER YOGI

INSPIRED YOGI…WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
October 3, 2014

Teresa Duke

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How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week? I have been practicing different styles of Yoga on and off for 30 years. It would be anywhere between 2 -5 times per week.

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What made you decide to practice Yoga? I started with the Jane Fonda Yoga video to keep in shape and build endurance. I then progressed to Hatha Yoga that through the poses, I could meditate and pray. As a result of this practice I became more relaxed, centered and mindful. Next came Siddha Yoga which became my spiritual path. The practice helped me to become aware of my inner self and the world around me. It led to finding divinity in everything I see and everyone I meet. I was then introduced to Bikram Yoga through a friend in which I learned 26 poses in 105 degrees. The heat helped me to do my postures optimally.

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What do you like about practicing Yoga at Fort Washington Park? Doing yoga in a historical setting overlooking the Potomac at sunset. During Cathy’s direction through the Yoga session being able to hear the silence and feel the wind caressing your face. I would say it is being at peace.

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What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite? I would pick the Tree Pose. It helps with the alignment of the head, spine and hips. This than leads to feeling very centered and balanced. You connect with the earth and the sky.

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Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life: Here are just a few examples of how Yoga has enhanced my life: strengthening and toning my body, relaxation, deep breathing, slowing down, releasing tension, being in tune with the universe, inner peace, balance and happiness. I came to Ft. Washington recently and was actively looking for a Yoga instructor and found Cathy online. After my first class I was hooked. Thank you so much for being a part of my life.
Namaste, Teresa

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PHOTOS BY GREG – THE FOREVER YOGI