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Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 

​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 … Read More Inspired Yogi…What’s Your Story? 

It’s a Wrap!  Final YMCA Yoga Session

When I think of the last 10 years of teaching at the YMCA, one word comes to mind: MAGIC! There have been so many magical moments in class for me and hopefully for my students as well! Life is about making connections, sharing, and appreciating and the Y has allowed me to do just that for the last 10 years. I am grateful for … Read More It’s a Wrap!  Final YMCA Yoga Session

INSPIRED YOGIS…WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

The inspired yogis who have shared their stories thus far all expressed a common sentiment – practicing yoga outside was enjoyable because it brought them in contact with nature. The nice breeze, the beautiful water … a stillness and inner peace is evident when we observe the beauty of nature. The mind can only be in the present moment when we observe something beautiful. … Read More INSPIRED YOGIS…WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

INSPIRED YOGIS…WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Another inspired Yogi tells her story… Angela Martin How long have you practiced yoga? How often per week? I started practicing regularly in April 2013– so about 4 months on average 3 times/week. What made you decide to practice yoga? I was looking for a regular form of exercise that I would enjoy– I found that in yoga. When I moved from Florida to … Read More INSPIRED YOGIS…WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

ON A YOGA HIGH AT NATIONAL HARBOR!

Wow! It’s been an amazing experience teaching the Free Saturday Yoga at National Harbor! Never did I imagine I would be teaching yoga to a crowd of 125! I’m so grateful to be able to share yoga through my teaching and to get the opportunity to meet new yogis! Even more amazing, from the very first class, I’ve had the feeling of being at … Read More ON A YOGA HIGH AT NATIONAL HARBOR!

NEW FACES AT THE FREE YOGA AT THE PARK!

Here are pictures from the last free yoga session at Fort Washington Park. I was very happy to see new faces. Lucky for us, the rain held off until the end of the session. The breeze on the hilltop was so nice!

MY SWEET LITTLE VERA, YOU WILL BE MISSED

On April 12, we lost one of our own – Vera. A short but touching email, sent by her husband Jim to Val, delivered the news of her passing: Dear Val, My wife, Vera, passed away today at Walter Reed Hospital. She suffered from the effects of a ruptured aneurism in her brain. I don’t know how best to let Cathy know that Vera’s … Read More MY SWEET LITTLE VERA, YOU WILL BE MISSED

Yeah! Summer Yoga at National Harbor!

Thank you Universe and thank you Wally (aka Val)! A passing thought to teach at National Harbor becomes a reality, how awesome is that! I can’t deny, I was thrilled to have been given this opportunity to teach the Free Waterfront Yoga on Saturdays, 9 a.m., between May 11 and October 26, at National Harbor, MD. I am grateful to everybody who played a … Read More Yeah! Summer Yoga at National Harbor!

BEAUTIES, BLOCKS AND BALANCE-A UNIQUE WAY TO USE THE YOGA BLOCK!

If you follow my blog, you already have seen Diane’s recent ‘Block Blog’ (see post on November 30, 2012, My First Guest Blogger: Diane – Yoga Block Guru). I would like to expand on that and share a few more interesting and unique ways on using the yoga block! In the following demonstrations, the block is used as a balancing tool to create awareness … Read More BEAUTIES, BLOCKS AND BALANCE-A UNIQUE WAY TO USE THE YOGA BLOCK!

MY FIRST GUEST BLOGGER: DIANE -YOGA BLOCK GURU

My name is Diane and I’ve been a student of Cathy’s for about three years. When I practice Yoga, I love to use blocks. I consider them to be extensions of my arms. Downward Facing Dog is one of the poses that can be hard to attain. If you have trouble getting into and maintaining Downward Facing Dog, blocks can help. You will feel … Read More MY FIRST GUEST BLOGGER: DIANE -YOGA BLOCK GURU

A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO MY PARK YOGIS!

Much to my surprise, my fellow yogis attending the free Monday night Yoga sessions at Fort Washington Park, turned the tables on me when they presented me with a monetary gift to show their appreciation! I intended to do those Yoga sessions to show my appreciation and somewhat “repay” all those who have been faithfully attending my classes and coming to my retreats. A … Read More A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO MY PARK YOGIS!

Simple Pleasures

Some of the simplest things bring about the most pleasure! Here I thought I was the only one enjoying the weekly Yoga (summer) sessions under the open sky in the Park, but I was proven wrong. My announcing the continuation of the weekly Yoga in the Park sessions through September was received with cheers, joy, and enthusiasm – simple pleasures! Could this pleasure of … Read More Simple Pleasures