Have you ever wondered how great yoga is outside? Do you enjoy yoga but can’t afford DC prices? Are you interested in yoga but haven’t found your style or teacher in DC yet?
Do you wish you had better mobility, stronger lungs and more relaxation in your life? Do you feel like joining a bunch of amazing people every Sunday morning at a beautiful place to try out a variety of yoga styles and teachers?
If you said yes to any of these questions, please check out Wangari Gardens for the outdoor summer yoga sessions.
Time: 9-10am every Sunday this summer
Cost: These yoga sessions are free and open to anyone. The teachers are donating they’re time so we’re asking for a $5 donation if you can pay. Please come regardless.
Mats: We have limited free yoga mats to use. Please bring your own if possible.
Location: Wangari Gardens is located at Kenyon and Park Pl NW intersection. Please respect our neighbors and the few parking places they have by avoiding parking on Park Pl. Meet us at our outdoor classroom area. Thanks!
RSVP: RSVP is not required but will help us plan, and you’ll get an email heads up. Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
6/1/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
6/8/2014 Zsudayka Nzinga Kemetic Yoga*
6/15/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
6/22/2014 Sihnuu Hetep Vinyasa Flow
6/29/2014 Elizabeth Kanter Gentle Yoga
7/6/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
7/13/2014 Yael Flusberg Gentle Yoga
7/20/2014 Zsudayka Nzinga Kemetic Yoga*
7/27/2014 April Rameé Hatha Yoga
8/3/2014 April Rameé Hatha Yoga
8/10/2014 Helena Woodvine Mix Yoga
8/17/2014 April Rameé Hatha Yoga
8/24/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
8/31/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
9/7/2014 Zsudayka Nzinga Kemetic Yoga*
9/14/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
9/21/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
9/28/2014 Ally Shutty Hatha Yoga
* Children are encouraged to come
Yoga Teacher Bios
Ally has taught yoga outreach programs since 2010 in the place she feels most authentic, the inner city. Teaching in under served communities, Ally brings yoga to communities where yoga is not easily accessible and teaches in a style that is gentle, compassionate, and honoring. Her students are diverse and are often dealing with defeat, struggle, and loss but have found their way out of the depths. Ally feels that her students are the real teachers and has a large following in the Benning Road neighborhood of DC. She uses the mat as a tool to deal with life in a creative and compassionate way. Through her yoga, Ally teaches her students to be the change they wish to see in their community and the world.
Based out of Washington D.C., April Rameé (200-RYT) is a modern-day Renaissance Woman. April has always possessed a deep love for every type of dance form and is extraordinarily passionate about healing with herbs, travel, music, and mathematics. After spending seven years studying several different yoga disciplines, she found her natural niche in traditional Sivananda Hatha Yoga. Trained under Anjali Sunita at Baltimore Yoga Village, April discovered the absolute truth that accompanies the ability to harness the genuine spirit of love and healing. In addition to her extensive yoga training, April is a clinical herbalist with a dedicated connection to Mother Earth and healing with plants. April has also been performing for seven years and is skilled in the art of performing with live flames. April navigates life with one key intention—to spread love and the healing energy of the universe via yoga, herbs, dance and all other forms of spiritual physical activity.
Elizabeth Lakshmi Kanter, E-RYT200, RYT500 and certified yoga therapist, believes that everybody – and every body – can practice yoga and receive its benefits. Her therapeutic approach addresses the whole person: immune system, nervous system, emotional and mental well-being, postural alignment, breath, vitality, and self-awareness. She has worked with 9-to-5-ers at offices and conferences, with people with cancer at hospitals and retreats, with trauma survivors and human trafficking survivors through nonprofits, and with people with auto-immune diseases and mobility challenges at yoga studios. Her instruction supports each individual as they work toward their goals in finding greater ease and presence in body, breath, and mind. Her Gentle Yoga classes incorporate awareness, mindful therapeutic movement, healing breath, and a delicious guided relaxation.
Sihnuu is a lover of life, laughter and movement in all of its forms. She interlaces yoga into every aspect of her life and encourages others to do the same by exploring open dialogue with their bodies on the mat. Sihnuu holds two 200hr certifications through Yoga Alliance and has participated in many yoga trainings to deepen her practice. Throughout her time in training she has been able to find her yoga voice and now as an instructor hopes to share her experience with others. She currently teaches at Epic Yoga and Corepower Yoga in Washington, DC. Sihnuu’s ultimate focus is to empower students by helping them find mind body balance and internal peace on the mat that can be integrated into everyday life.
Yael Flusberg has taught yoga classes at area hospitals, libraries, workplaces, schools, yoga studios – and is thrilled to be adding community gardens to the mix. As an integrative yoga therapist (RYT-500, E-RYT-200), Yael facilitates both group and individual yoga therapy sessions with people dealing with a variety of conditions; at Wangari gardens, her gentle class will incorporate breathing practices, mindfulness, self-massage, and simple but effective movements.
Zsudayka is an artist and life coach from Denver. She’s been doing self love and inner peace workshops for almost a decade all over the country. She teaches Kemetic yoga and encourages people to bring their children.
Helena Woodvine Snyder, PhD
A Biochemist by day, who often can also be found moonlighting as a camera crane operator for her husband’s film production company by night, Helena has always enjoyed the richness and diversity that life has to offer. Passionate about the outdoors and wilderness adventure, Helena has led a very active, environmentally conscious lifestyle. A yoga student for over 11 years, Helena first came across yoga at university when she learned that yoga might be able to help improve her scoliosis and increase muscular strength and flexibility. She immediately fell in love with the practice and over time, found many other benefits than just increased physical ability. Helena found that yoga helped increase her concentration and aid in finding space to be truly present. In time, a continuing study of yoga allowed her to find greater calm in her daily life and a deeper sense of self that was more at ease with the World. In February of this year, Helena embarked on a 200 Hour YTT certification which she will complete in September. She is excited about the opportunity to share with others the benefits she has found from regular yoga practice. Helena’s yoga teaching is inspired by several yoga styles. She focuses on conscious, alignment based practices drawing from her Iyengar and Anusara background, whilst incorporating the poses into an Ashtanga influenced, Vinyasa flow. Her classes combine active flow asanas with calming, therapeutic twists.