Community Classes + Events
Donation Class for VYP - free to ALL
Sunday, november 10 from 9:00-10:15
We have a Donation-Based Yin/Yang class this month for Veteran’s Gratitude Week: November 10th and all proceeds go to the Veterans Yoga Project!
We have been working with this important organization for the past 4 years. If you cannot attend but would like to support this cause, click here to donate online.
Events like Veterans Gratitude Week aid in raising awareness of the issues many veterans face and allow communities to come together to support, in a tangible way, the men and women who protect and serve our country. Help us raise $85,000 in donations and reach all 50 states with over 500+ classes!
Intro to yoga
October 20 from 4:00-5:00
We offer a free intro to yoga class to the community most months. This class is a beautiful way to be introduced to the basics of yoga and to answer some of your questions and concerns you may have so you can have a positive experience. If you’re looking for local yoga for beginners, you found the right place.
We teach to all people in this accessible class which can include a chair and a mat for those with mobility issues, or those who need a little extra help with balance. We also incorporate the use of blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters to bring you more ease as you explore some movements and postures for the first time.
What to wear?
Any comfortable clothes that move with you and provide decent coverage. We work in bare feet but socks can be a nice accessory and layering can help if your body becomes warmed up from the practice. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne since some people have allergic reactions to these.
What to expect?
A new activity poses new challenges so be mindful about the signals you get from your body. Be gentle, patient and kind to yourself and you will get a good footing as poses become more familiar. With practice you will begin to relax and breathe deeply and steadily, and this is when you will begin to feel the benefits of yoga. This can happen in your very first yoga class because steady, relaxing breath can be achieved by anybody! This is Yoga.
Past Community Events
donation classes to the Fred Food Bank
Sunday, September 22 from 5:00-6:30
Join Lili to welcome the Autumnal Equinox as a commUNITY. Yoga studios around the Metropolitan area are collectively gathering groups to intentionally activate the energy of compassion to share, uplift and grow our commUNITY. At Art of Balance Yoga, we will open with setting an intention of gratitude, move to a series of Yin poses, followed by breath work and followed by a guided meditation and stillness. We offer this to class as a community/donation class benefitting the Fredericksburg Food Bank. Let's gather and pause as the arrival of autumn reminds us to share the bounty and harvest!
One Breath for CommUNITY
Friday June 21 from 6 - 7:15 pm
Free Online Sign Up - Restorative + Meditation Donate non-perishables at the Door
Join Trish and Maria to welcome the Summer Solstice as a commUNITY. Yoga studios around the Metropolitan area are collectively gathering groups to intentionally activate the energy of compassion to share, uplift and grow our commUNITY. At Art of Balance Yoga, we will open with a short conversation, move to a series of Restorative poses, followed by breath work and then sit for meditation. This is a donation class benefitting the Fredericksburg Food Bank. Let's gather and pause as the arrival of Summer reminds us of the nature of abundance for all.
March 20 from 6:00-7:15This was a donation class — non-perishables were collected for the Fredericksburg Food Bank.
Join Trish and Lili to welcome the Spring Equinox as a commUNITY. Yoga studios around the DMV Metropolitan area are collectively gathering groups to intentionally activate the energy of compassion to share, uplift and grow our commUNITY. At Art of Balance Yoga, we will open with a short conversation, move to a series of Yin poses, followed by breath work and then sit for meditation.
Let's gather and pause as the arrival of Spring reminds us of the nature of renewal and growth!
November Community Celebration
Community gatherings have existed for as long as humanity. The importance of these gatherings is greater the more our society feels disassociated due to work or family responsibilities, tragedy and unrest, giving us a feeling that things are unraveling. Community gatherings knit us together and bolster our relationships for empathy, sharing, and growing.
At Art of Balance Yoga we have always enjoyed our annual Thanks & Giving Day! It’s a time to share in a meal prepared by our teachers. Today we had a fabulous lunch and prizes were won by: Lauren — Unlimited Month Pass & Mat bag / Jeff — Unlimited Month Pass, Chakra Candle, notebook / Katie — Unlimited Month Pass, Essential oil trio, notebook. Congratulations everyone!
In the midst of all this abundance, our yoga community has collected a pile of bags and boxes, overflowing our basket with items to give to the women of Empower House. I’m looking forward to packing up my car with all of these thoughtful and necessary gifts to deliver to their offices. (And if there is any more that is yet to come in in, I’ll leave the emptied basket out for a little longer.) They will be overjoyed, and I am delighted, grateful and humbled by your generosity!
We also offer community events and opportunities to support other groups in our community. Check in each month to see what we are doing and join us if you can. In the past we’ve collected items to share with the women of Empower House. Our August 2019 Intro to Yoga was a donation class benefitting this worthy organization.
We are proud to be able to support these women with the tools of Yoga, on a bi-monthly basis, meeting them where they are to practice breathing, focusing and moving through poses in a mindful manner. It is our hope that each woman can take something with them from a yoga class to help them manage their unusually challenging circumstances. They are women seeking what all beings want; a calm abiding center in the midst of a tumultuous life experience, a chance to simply be present for a few minutes and let inner wisdom be heard, an opportunity to find a little peace, if even just for a few minutes each day.