MSY Book Club with James Fraser

Free Book Club at MSY

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Join MSY's James Fraser for a monthly yoga book club and discussion group. Students will meet at MSY on the last Sunday of month (date may vary due to holidays, etc.) for 60-75 minutes of discussion about a book James asked them to read during the previous month.
James will lead this discussion meant to build a deeper community connection around the tenets of yoga that bind us together and will vary based on the book.
Participation in the MSY book club is free but students must secure their own copy of the book. In addition, students will be asked to provide a few canned goods per book club meeting so that James can contribute these food items to a local charity.

Dates and Books

August 27 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo
September 24 - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
October 29 - Book is still TBD
* Nov TBD
* Dec TBD

The Hardest Yoga You’ve Never Tried is at MSY on Thursdays

Yin is the underdog of the yoga world, likely because its quiet, inward-focused nature means that toned core muscles are not one of its primary benefits. Improvements of chronic ailments—lower back pain, spinal issues, hip and shoulder blockages—are.
— OLIVIA VILLANTI, Vogue, Nov. 9, 2016

Try Yin at M Street Yoga

Thursdays from 7:35 - 8:35pm with Xixi Rivera

Yin is a class perfect for all levels, from seasoned yogis to those new to the practice. This practice focuses on stillness and conscious breathing during long holds in postures which condition and heal the body's deepest connective tissues.  Calm your mind and body, balance your internal organs, increase circulation, improve flexibility, and reduce stress.  The list of positive side effects goes on!

Xixi Rivera, M Street Yoga Yin Instructor

Xixi Rivera, M Street Yoga Yin Instructor

Special Workshop: Intro to Ayurveda with Pamela Wilson

Join Pamela Wilson for two hours of Yoga's ancient healing practice - Aryuveda.  You won't believe the impact it can have on how you feel!

Intro to Ayurveda with Pamela Wilson
Sunday, October 9; 3-5pm; $20 (10% off for MSY VIPs)

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What's all the fuss about Aryuveda?  Come find out with Pamela Wilson's October 9 workshop from 3-5pm.  $20; 10% off for MSY VIPs.  No yoga experience required.  

Ayurveda is the science of how to create optimal health, and, when coupled with a physical practice, you can find the set of skills and knowledge to attain greater health. 
At this workshop, you will learn how to:
**Improve your digestion, sleep, energy, and emotional state with a basic understanding of Ayurveda.

**Learn about the Doshas, which explain how your mind and body are inclined to process the world around them.
**Refine your yoga practice in accordance with your Dosha and your current imbalances.

Get a Free Class at M Street Yoga

Tell the world how much you love M Street Yoga on Facebook, Yelp, or MindBody and get a FREE class! Just email us to let us know you wrote a positive review, and we'll credit your account with a FREE class.

Thank you for taking the time - we will happily reward you!

Recent Reviews

M Street Yoga offers a variety of classes in a really low key and relaxing atmosphere. The studio has a small and cozy feel. And, all classes I attended were small in size, so you were able to get individualized attention. I especially like the variety of the class offerings, as you can try a bit of everything, in a really non intimidating atmosphere. They also have a great 30 day unlimited deal for new members! I would totally recommend this studio!
— Kelly H., Yelp
I really like this neighborhood studio! I’ve taken the 6:30 Tues and Thurs morning classes with both Susan and Beth and really enjoy them. Great way to start the day... I also really like that the co-owners have a connection to the military and want to specifically use yoga to help veterans and those currently serving (there’s more about that in the About section on their website). Really glad Southwest has a great yoga studio and I hope it continues to grow!
— Alyssa C., Facebook

Corinne is Back!

Feel the season start to slow down and enjoy an uplifting workshop with the wonderful Corinne Schneider!

Sunday, September 11 from 2:15 - 4:15.
$20 + tax; MSY VIPs get a 10% discount at checkout online.  
5 student minimum for this workshop.

As the seasons shift and days get shorter, we begin to turn inward toward the self and the earth for energy.  Join us for a special, early fall workshop, where we'll move rhythmically into a muladhara / root chakra practice. 

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Free Saturday Morning M Street Yoga Waterfront Classes in September

Every Saturday morning at 8:00 AM in September, M Street Yoga will host a Waterfront Yoga Class in partnership with Wharf DC. Students are asked to gather at the yellow umbrellas right at the Wharf/Cantina Marina Parking Lot/Gangplank Marina office.  This is BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat).

Event dates are as follows with MSY yoga teachers Xixi and Beth: 

September 3 - Xixi
September 10 - Beth
September 17 - Xixi
September 24 - Beth

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Yoga for Beginners Workshop Series with Beth Funk

You can save money by registering for the entire 4-part series or register for any of the classes individually. MSY will need four students registered for all 4 sessions in order to hold this workshop. Full package: $99; Individual Sessions $40.  Tax not included. 

Session 1 (Monday, September 12): Intro to the basics. Understand studio traditions, norms, and etiquette so you feel comfortable and confidant each time you step into a studio. Learn the basics of a Sun Salutation. Explore and understand the key alignment points and techniques for each pose in the series, and practice the breath work that will enable you to link postures together through fluid and dynamic movement.

Session 2 (Monday, September 19): Standing and Seated Postures (Part A): Become familiar with different standing and seated poses and literally build each pose from the ground up. Learn to use your breath, align your body, and stabilize and extend through postures that create space in your body and in your mind.

Session 3 (Monday, October 3): Standing and Seated Postures (Part B): Further explore different foundational postures (called asanas) as you learn to link breath to movement with more challenging postures than in Session 2.

Session 4 (Monday, October 10): Put everything you have learned together in this final session! With assistance and encouragement, refine your postures and your breath, and practice the basics of sitting in stillness as a tool to relieve stress, let go, and refresh and re-energize a tired mind and body.


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