Since 1978, St. Mark’s Yoga Center on Capitol Hill has offered quality Yoga instruction, convenient location, and affordable prices. Classes to emphasize effective breathing, mastery of asanas (comfortably held postures), relaxation, positive thinking, and meditation as elements of healthy spiritual living that promote happiness and true knowledge of self.

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2016 Passes

Drop-in rate is $15 per class, or use PayPal to purchase passes good for 5 classes ($60), 8 classes $80), or an unlimited monthly pass ($90). Use the drop-down menu below to make your selection.

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Passes are good for all regular SMYC classes and Yoga Nidra. No refunds after 30 days or if used.




Classes

Regular Class Schedule:

Day

Time and Location

Teacher

Style

Sunday

4:30-6 p.m., Dance Studio

Yoga Nidra 3rd Sunday
6-7:30 p.m., Dance Studio

Narayani

Pamela

Sivananda Hatha All Levels

Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation)

Monday*

6-7:15 p.m., Dance Studio

Pamela

Sivananda Hatha Extra Gentle

Tuesday

12:15-1:15 p.m., Dance Studio

6-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Bonnie

Alyson

Sivananda Hatha All Levels

Vinyasa Flow All Levels

Wednesday

6-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Jen

Sivananda Hatha All Levels

Thursday

6:30-8 p.m., Adams Room

Christine

Integral Yoga Hatha All Levels

Friday

7-8 a.m., Adams Room

Alyson

Vinyasa Flow All Levels

Saturday

10 a.m. – 12 noon, Adams Room

Paul

Hatha All Levels

* The Insight Meditation Sangha meets in the Nave, Mondays, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
St. Mark’s Yoga Center is closed on all federal holidays unless otherwise noted.

Instructors

laura
(Sunday) received Sivananda Yoga teacher certification in 2006. She enjoys working with seniors, children and everyone in-between. Her classes focus on relaxation and renewal. Narayani is also a trained meditation leader, Thai Yoga Massage practitioner, certified in Energy Medicine and Touch for Health, and trained in Non-Violent Communication.

pamela
(Monday + Yoga Nidra) trained at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec, in 1987 with Swami Vishnudevananda. Increasingly focused on the therapeutic aspects of Yoga, Pamela completed Yoga of the Heart: Cancer and Cardiac Certification Training; Life Force Yoga Certification: Yoga for Anxiety and Depression; Yoga of Recovery Counselors Certification: Helping to Heal Addictions; and trainings in Structural Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy.  She has been guiding groups and conducting workshops in Meditation and in Yoga Nidra since 1995.

bonnie
(Tuesday noon) trained at the Sivananda Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec with Swami Vishnudevananda in 1982. She has taught in Lorton Prison, sports clubs, nursing homes and privately. Her students are people of all ages and conditions, from healthy individuals to those with clinical depression, stroke or overweight. Bonnie says, “Feel Light, Healing and Love bathing your heart, mind and spirit. Rest in the Light. OM Peace.”  She has been teaching her graceful, gentle Yoga at St. Mark’s since 1985. Feel free to call Bonnie with any questions at 703-208-1479.

alyson
(Tuesday pm and Friday am) has been practicing various styles of yoga for 15 years. After being inspired by one of her instructors at St. Mark’s, she decided to become an instructor.  Alyson is 200 hour certified by Rolf Gates in Vinyasa, and recently completed additional certification through Veterans Yoga Project to teach Mindful Yoga Therapy for veterans who are suffering from PTSD. Alyson strongly believes in a holistic approach to wellness, and her classes are designed to build strength, achieve balance, release tension, and bring clarity to the mind.

jen
(Wednesdays) has practiced Yoga since the age of 8, receiving teacher certification from the Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Val Morin, Quebec, in 1991 with Swami Vishnudevananda. Jen taught at SMYC during the 90s. She has since received her Masters in Acupuncture and is a certified Health Coach.

christine
(Thursday) welcomes all levels to her class, which emphasizes finding Peace within through asana, pranayama and meditation, helping students distinguish between effort and tension and bring ease to their poses, infusing her class with playfulness. Her practice began at St. Mark’s in 1993, and she is currently Director of the Yoga Center. She holds Integral Yoga Advanced Hatha, Raja Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Stress Management, Meditation, Yoga of the Heart: Cancer & Cardiac certification and is Yoga Alliance® E-RYT500 registered. Christine is a seminarian with Integral Yoga Ministry.

paul
(Saturday) infuses his class with deep knowledge gained through personal practice and a sense of humor and play. His Hatha classes mix background in Iyengar alignment principles with Vinyasa flow sequencing. The result is a class which is challenging yet accessible. Paul directed the Yoga Center for ten years and currently serves as Administrator and Board Chair. He has been teaching at St. Mark’s since 1993.

Substitute Teachers

alex
Alex was introduced to Yoga by Shri Yogi Hari at his Ashram in Florida. Combining his passion for Hatha Yoga with a lighthearted slant, Alex’s class is a stimulating and challenging experience for all levels of students that will leave you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed.

aviva
Aviva is certified in the Sivananda tradition and has been practicing yoga for 10 years. She trained at the Sivananda Yoga Farm in Grass Valley, California. Her classes emphasize classical hatha yoga postures, breathing techniques, and body-mind-spirit relaxation. She is Yoga Alliance RYT200 registered.

becky
Becky began practicing Yoga in 1997, and has taught since 2003. Becky values the inner calm, strength, and equanimity Yoga fosters on and off the mat. Her classes are rooted in the Hatha Yoga tradition, incorporating other approaches including the moving meditation of Vinyasa style, Iyengar’s alignment focus, and the deep, healing introspection of Yin and Restorative Yoga. She has studied with many teachers over the years, including Judith Lasater, Eric Schiffman, J.J. Gormley, Paul Grilley, Doug Keller, Kristin Leal, and Megan Davis.

keri
Keri is a peace lover, war veteran, world traveler, and writer. Keri trained at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Kerala, India in 2013 (200 hour). As a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Keri is called to practice with those who require healing related to Post Traumatic Stress. She is certified to teach Mindful Resilience by the Veterans Yoga Project. Keri is working toward a Wellness Counselor certification through the Kerala Ayurvedic Academy in Fremont, CA. She welcomes people of all levels in the pursuit of relaxation, stress reduction, and mental clarity.

lynn
Lynne learned Yoga asanas and pranyama at age 7 from her grandmother who practiced Yoga daily and lived until 97. Lynne is a certified Integral Yoga instructor and Laughter Yoga Leader. A classically trained singer and music therapist, she is the founder of SingYo®, which integrates breath and movement via Yoga and song. Her classes are gentle, yet powerful.

rafael
Rafael has practiced Yoga for over 25 years. His roots are in the Sivananda tradition, and he incorporates several Yoga styles and some meditation. A decade ago, he traveled around the world and studied Yoga at the Sivananda Ashram in south India, at an Astanga retreat in Crete, and practiced meditation in Kathmandu. For five years during the 1990s, Rafael chaired St. Mark’s Yoga Center.

vera
Vera is a certified Integral Yoga  Instructor and Laughter Yoga facilitator since 2006. Her practice is gentle Yoga incorporating 40 years of Transcendental Meditation. Currently, she conducts workshops around the country, built on holistic integration of children, parents and teachers working together sharing Culinary Storytelling/Nutrition Education and preparing healthful meals.