Megan was introduced to yoga early in her dance studies and has continued to practice asana, meditation, and breathing practices for over 12 years. It was not until 2015 when Megan studied her 200-hour certification at Yoga District and began offering yoga to her massage therapy clients and adolescent dancers to prevent injuries and reduce pain. Megan loves sharing her love and passion for meditative movement and breathwork through vinyasa, restorative, Iyengar, and Dharma styles of yoga. She is grateful to be a part of the Karma Yoga community and to serve the Falls Church City neighborhood.
In this 75-minute yin yoga class, poses are held for 3-5 minutes in order to target connective tissue such as ligaments, tendons, bone, and fascia. As opposed to yang yoga – our power vinyasa and sculpt classes, which primarily work the muscle tissues.The yin practice begins where the yang practice ends – with a focus on stillness, surrender, and surfing the edge of comfort and discomfort. Both practices focus on breath, and bringing awareness into the body.You might be asking what style of yoga you need. The answer is both. At times when you have been still or inactive for long periods of time (i.e. sitting behind a desk at a computer) the benefits of a yang practice will be evident. And then when life has been a roller coaster and frantic, the benefits of yin become evident.
This is an engaging yoga class designed for children between the ages of 2-10 years old and their parents. We will stretch, move, breathe, and play with yoga postures and games. The pillars of this class will include yoga-building skills: flexibility, strength, balance, and body awareness through a parent-child bond. Yoga and mindfulness promote positivity and healthy habits for children of all ages. With relaxation practices, children are able to find their own strategies for finding a sense of calm and ease. See your child grow inside and out on the mat!
Our self-myofascial release class is uniquely programmed for everyone and anyone who may be routinely active, sedentary at their desk job, and seeking an active, deep physical release. We will move with ease on our yoga mats and hold sustained pressure to both large and small muscle groups with a foam roller and tennis or golf ball. Our intentions are to smooth out the "knots" of the three-dimensional matrix of fascia that connects us from head to toe. This class will be slow-paced, tuning inward.