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Sunday Afternoon Yoga At Romano Vineyard
December 1, 2017

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Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 
June 28, 2017

Cheryl Soresi 

PHOTOS BY – GREG SCOTT, THE FOREVER YOGI

Summer Yoga at National Harbor 
June 7, 2017

Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 
September 21, 2016

Kat Adams

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  I have practiced yoga off and on for about 20 years. I currently practice about once a week.

What made you decide to practice Yoga?   I thought it looked interesting and could be a good workout. The instructors usually had nice muscle tone, great posture and confidence and I wanted all of those.

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  I like being outdoors and having a large venue so we don’t get in each other’s way. The music is a wonderful addition and the view of the water is soothing.

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  I have 2 favorite poses – chair and warrior 1. I love how powerful my legs feel in both poses. Happy baby is another favorite as it makes my hips and lower back feel so good. I usually just want to laugh when I’m in it because I think of a tiny baby grabbing its feet and giggling.

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life.  Yoga has improved my muscular strength and flexibility. Having degenerative disc disease, I used to have a lot of back pain, but yoga has taken most of that away. It has also given me confidence and peace. If I’m having a stressful day, after my practice the stress is gone and my mind is clear. I’ve learned to be more open and non-judgmental.

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 
September 10, 2016

Candice Ramsey

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  On and off for about 5 years. At my peak, twice a week.

What made you decide to practice Yoga?  To relax! I am on the go a lot and was not paying attention to my body. I started feeling really tight and getting a lot of little aches and pains that I did not want to use over the counter meds to “fix”.

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  The view! It’s a beautiful space and great atmosphere. 

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  I enjoy the Sun Salutations. I like the flow of the movements and using my breath.

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life.   As a dancer and dance teacher, as well as working a full time sedentary job, I’m always on the go! Yoga gives me the opportunity to turn my mind off and check in with my body. It has helped with my anxiety and gotten me to focus on being in the moment! 

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi- What’s Your Story? 
August 26, 2016

Brittney Ramsey 

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for two years.

What made you decide to practice Yoga?  I’ve been a dancer since the age of five and retired from dancing in the NBA two years ago. Yoga is a great alternative to dance and helps me maintain my flexibility. 

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  Practicing yoga at the National Harbor is a great break away from the typical studio class. Being outdoors with a clear view of the water adds to the relaxation aspect of yoga.

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  Airplane is my favorite yoga pose. It takes focus, balance and strength to achieve.

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life. Yoga has helped improve my relaxation. It’s given me techniques to better my breathing and clear my mind. The strength and flexibility I have gained has also helped diminish my day-to-day pain.

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi- What’s Your Story? 
August 21, 2016

Audra Woodley

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  I’ve known and attended yoga classes here and there over past decade, but it wasn’t til last year that I became a serious Yogi. I’ve acquired a 200 hour certification via Spiritual Essence Yoga studio and am now practicing at least 4-5 times a week.

What made you decide to practice Yoga?  Physical and mental health sustainment.

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  Feeling the power
of outdoors; being neat water.

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  I honestly don’t have a favorite. I am in appreciation of what they all represent in practice. I aspire towards holding crow pose for 5 breaths and to do a full handstand.

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life.  It has brought an understanding of the journey/pathway to peace and acceptance.

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi- What’s Your Story? 
August 12, 2016

Jorhena Thomas

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  I have practiced for several years. I try to do a quick session at the end of each day. Sometimes I can squeeze one in during the morning as well.

What made you decide to practice Yoga?  I tried it once and enjoyed the feeling of relaxation.

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  The area is perfect. The water is beautiful, the turf is comfortable and spacious and the diversity of yogis is wonderful. The music is fabulous; the whole vibe of being outside in the sun feels great.

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  I like the child’s pose because it stretches my core and feels so relaxing.

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life.  Yoga has helped me calm my thoughts and release stress. I can be a pretty anxious person, and yoga helps me to temper that.

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 
July 22, 2016

Parnie Harger


How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  I have practiced yoga inconsistently for many years, but never stuck with it long-term. This summer, I started an exchange with a yoga studio and am attending classes 1-3 times a week in an effort to commit to a continuing personal practice and progress as a beginner.

What made you decide to practice Yoga? I have never been a competitive athlete or enthusiastic about sports. After health issues interrupted my normal fitness habits for several years, I found getting back into a routine quite intimidating and uninspired. Nothing quite motivated me to get back on track, but my mind and body increasingly told me that I needed to do so. As life and adulthood gets busier and more stressful, I am drawn to yoga mainly by the non-judgmental atmosphere in which I can work to challenge myself physically. I also appreciate the chance for fulfillment that yoga provides at this juncture in my life through restoration, stillness, and mind-body awareness

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  Having just visited for the weekend (and on my 31st birthday!), it was lovely to be outdoors in a new yoga environment and start off the morning with purposeful reflection and movement as I began the next year of my life. 

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  There is something about reclining goddess pose that is just the pinnacle of full physical, mental, and emotional centering for me in my restorative practice. The thigh stretch and hip-opening feels perfect every time. 

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life. Every time I successfully complete a yoga class, I walk away feeling stronger in body and mind. Though it is challenging for me physically, it is quickly shaping my idea of the kind of person I want to be and how I want to live my life. 

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI 

Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 
July 22, 2016

Rathi Blankenship

How long have you practiced Yoga? How often per week?  Consistently for 5 years and inconsistently for several years before that. I usually practice 2-3x/week

What made you decide to practice Yoga?  I was a runner and started experiencing quite a bit of knee pain. I kept hearing over and over again that yoga could help with that and in general was great for runners. Turns out they were all right!

What do you like about practicing Yoga at National Harbor?  This was a first time experience for me. I live out of town. I was having a girls’ weekend with my sister and we thought it would be an amazing way to start our Saturday morning and her birthday!

What is your favorite Yoga pose and why is it your favorite?  I love tree pose! It’s one of those balancing poses that makes you feel grounded and strong. You feel invigorated in the pose and it brings you to a place of concentration, focus and peace. 

Describe how Yoga has enhanced or changed your life.  From a tangible aspect, yoga has definitely helped alleviate my knee pain while running. However, it has been much, much more than that for me. It has been empowering and has taught me that I can accomplish things I otherwise wouldn’t have thought I could do.  It has also given me a place to let go of and work out Lifes little obstacles. When I’m on my mat it is truly a place of peace and happiness!

PHOTOS BY GREG SCOTT-THE FOREVER YOGI