CLOSED by order of the Episcopal Diocese until May 16th.

We are streaming classes via Zoom. All times Eastern Daylight Time.

https://zoom.us/j/179107016
Meeting ID: 179-107-016
Monday 6-7:15pm–Pamela (audio only this week): Access via this phone number: 929-205-6099 Meeting ID: 322-900-131
Tuesday 5:15-6:15pm–Ajit will lead us in an hour of meditation, breath work, stretching and an inspirational talk.
Join URL: zoom.us/j/813125226
Meeting ID: 831-125-226
https://zoom.us/j/397692342
Meeting ID: 397-692-342
Thursday 5:30 – 6:30pm–Christine Chair Yoga Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/716663333
Meeting ID: 716-663-333

More classes to be added, so please check back.

If you can donate, thanks. All purchased SMYC pass cards will be honored when we return. OM Shanti Shanti Shanti




Peace – Body, Mind, Spirit

Since 1978, St. Mark’s Yoga Center on Capitol Hill has offered quality Yoga instruction, convenient location, and affordable prices. Classes accommodate all levels and 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. Dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with communities that have been excluded or underserved, regardless of ability or background, SMYC is part of the Accessible Yoga Network.

Subscribe to Yoga Center Mailing List

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New to SMYC? Your first class is FREE! Mats, blankets and blocks available at no charge.


Artist’s Way Workshop with Laura Vaani George

This program will move online. 

Is there a book you’ve always wanted to write or any creative project you’ve been ignoring or have set aside?  In this 12-week course with 6  12 weekly online 45-minute group sessions and weekly online materials and discussion, we’ll work through the Artist’s Way guide book to remove blockages and allow your creativity to flourish.  We’ll build community, support personal development, and create accountability to unblock the creator in YOU. Includes online support, embodied practice and some fun! For more info

When: Every Tuesday, April 7th – Tuesday, June 16th, 7:30-8:15 pm online, with continuous support and discussion groups.

Cost:  $158



Sound Bath Meditation

In this beautiful setting, sound frequency specialist Robert Lee of Human ActivationTM will use unique and rare ancient instruments, facilitating rapid focus and contemplative states to provide clearing, alignment, and recalibration in our cluttered world. For more info

Saturday, May 30th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the St. Mark’s Nave


# of Persons




Class Passes    CLOSED by order of the Episcopal Diocese until May 16th. Previously purchased passes will be honored.

Use PayPal or credit card to purchase a Pass online, or via cash or check in class. Single drop-in class ($15) may be purchased in class via cash or check.

  • 5 classes / $60 (expires in 8 weeks)
  • 8 classes / $80 (expires in 12 weeks)
  • Unlimited Monthly pass /$90 (expires 30 days from first use)

Use the drop-down menu below to make your selection.

Note for PayPal users: please be sure click the PAY NOW button and CONFIRM your purchase or it won’t go through.

SMYC will NOT send a follow-up email. Your Paypal confirmation is your receipt. 

Only use the Buy Now button. We do not accept PayPal at our email address. 

Passes may be purchased as gifts for other students. Contact st_marks_yoga@yahoo.com for a presentation certificate.  


Pass Options



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

Regular Class Schedule

St. Mark’s Yoga Center is closed on all federal holidays, except Columbus Day and Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted.

Day

Time and Location

Teacher

Style

Sunday

4:30-6:00 p.m., Dance Studio

Yoga Nidra 3rd Sunday
6:00-7:30 p.m., Dance Studio

Narayani

 

Pamela

Monday*

6:00-7:15 p.m., Dance Studio

Pamela

Sivananda Hatha

Tuesday

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

Bonnie

Sivananda Hatha

Tuesday

6:00-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Shanti (subs thru Feb 18)

Integral Yoga Hatha All Levels

Wednesday

6:00-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Aviva

Sivananda Hatha All Levels

Thursday

6:30-8:00 p.m., Adams Room

Christine

Integral Yoga Hatha All Levels

Saturday

10 a.m. – 12 noon, Adams Room

Paul

Hatha All Levels

* The Insight Meditation Sangha meets in the Adams Room, Mondays, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

St. Mark’s Yoga Center is closed on all federal holidays, except Columbus Day and Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted.

“The kind of yoga practiced at SMYC has not only improved how my body feels, it has also changed my perception of what’s important.” ~ Kristin H.

Instructors

laura
(Sunday) Narayani began teaching in 2006, and holds advanced Sivananda Yoga certification. 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.

Ajit
(Tuesday pm) Ajit is a ParaYoga® certified RYT500 teacher whose years of dedicated study and practice in the Himalayan tradition give him a framework for life. He brings joy and gratitude for these life changing, rich aspects of yoga to his teaching. He continues to study with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

aviva
(Wednesday) 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.

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

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

alyson
Alyson was inspired by one of her instructors at St. Mark’s to become a yoga teacher.  She certified with Rolf Gates in Vinyasa, and completed additional certification through Veterans Yoga Project to teach Mindful Yoga Therapy for veterans who are suffering from PTSD. Her belief in a holistic approach to wellness led her to open Realignment Studio. Her classes are designed to build strength, achieve balance, release tension, and bring clarity to the mind.


Angela Shanti (RYT200) is a certified Integral Yoga instructor. She completed her basic teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, in 2015. Additional certifications include: Adaptive Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis, Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Yoga for Recovery, and Yin Yoga. She is a certified SilverSneakers instructor and provides yoga classes to seniors on Medicare in the DMV. Her teaching style is gentle and encouraging, and she is inspired to convey a sense of inner peace and self-acceptance in her teachings.

Dexter
Dexter leads a class of strength/body balance, blending Iyengar, Ashtanga and Thai Chi into a program designed to enhance health and fitness.


Ernesto began teaching in 2007, blending studies in Iyengar Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Taoist philosophy and sacred geometry. He is greatly influenced by his teachers Aadil Palkhivala, Jengahir Palkhivala & Nevine Michaan. His classes reflect an alchemy of precise physical instruction, intelligence, intention, and space. While the practice of asana (postural) and pranayama (breath work) can instigate a profound and often therapeutic shift, Ernesto emphasizes the importance of daily meditation, proper nutrition, and a conscious lifestyle as essential for a healthy life.

jen
Yaneshwari 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.

jessica
Jessica Woodburn, RYT 200, is passionate about sharing yoga’s Mind, Body, Spirit benefits, helping to cultivate outer and inner strength, flexibility and balance. Jessica’s classes are light-hearted, tailored to students’ needs and infused with Mindfulness. Her dynamic teaching style, sense of humor and deep sense of caring keep students coming back to the mat. Jessica passionately shares yoga, mindfulness, self-compassion and non-violent communication practices across the DC area.

laura-vanni-george-st-marks-yoga-center-dc
Laura Vaani came to asana practice after years of focus on breath, mudra, and meditation. She completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Integral Yoga in 2016, followed by 500-hour YTT with Phoenix Rising. She is also certified as a Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner. Her teaching is grounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and being in touch with students. Classes range from active to gentle as well as Yin with room for individual expression, experience and connection to the True Self.

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.

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. 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.

 

 

Peace – Body, Mind, Spirit

Since 1978, St. Mark’s Yoga Center on Capitol Hill has offered quality Yoga instruction, convenient location, and affordable prices. Classes accommodate all levels and 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. Dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with communities that have been excluded or underserved, regardless of ability or background, SMYC is part of the Accessible Yoga Network.

Subscribe to Yoga Center Mailing List



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New to SMYC? Your first class is FREE! Mats, blankets and blocks available at no charge.


Artist’s Way Workshop with Laura Vaani George

This program will move online. 

Is there a book you’ve always wanted to write or any creative project you’ve been ignoring or have set aside?  In this 12-week course with 6 bi-weekly 45-minute group sessions and weekly online materials and discussion, we’ll work through the Artist’s Way guide book to remove blockages and allow your creativity to flourish.  We’ll build community, support personal development, and create accountability to unblock the creator in YOU. Includes online support, embodied practice and some fun! For more info

When: Every other Tuesday, April 7th – Tuesday, June 16th, 7:30-8:15 pm online, with continuous support and discussion groups.

Cost:  $158



Sound Bath Meditation

In this beautiful setting, sound frequency specialist Robert Lee of Human ActivationTM will use unique and rare ancient instruments, facilitating rapid focus and contemplative states to provide clearing, alignment, and recalibration in our cluttered world. For more info

Saturday, May 30th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in the St. Mark’s Nave


# of Persons




Class Passes    CLOSED by order of the Episcopal Diocese until May 16th. Previously purchased passes will be honored.

Use PayPal or credit card to purchase a Pass online, or via cash or check in class. Single drop-in class ($15) may be purchased in class via cash or check.

  • 5 classes / $60 (expires in 8 weeks)
  • 8 classes / $80 (expires in 12 weeks)
  • Unlimited Monthly pass /$90 (expires 30 days from first use)

Use the drop-down menu below to make your selection.

Note for PayPal users: please be sure click the PAY NOW button and CONFIRM your purchase or it won’t go through.

SMYC will NOT send a follow-up email. Your Paypal confirmation is your receipt. 

Only use the Buy Now button. We do not accept PayPal at our email address. 

Passes may be purchased as gifts for other students. Contact st_marks_yoga@yahoo.com for a presentation certificate.  


Pass Options



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

Regular Class Schedule

St. Mark’s Yoga Center is closed on all federal holidays, except Columbus Day and Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted.

Day

Time and Location

Teacher

Style

Sunday

4:30-6:00 p.m., Dance Studio

Yoga Nidra 3rd Sunday
6:00-7:30 p.m., Dance Studio

Narayani

 

Pamela

Monday*

6:00-7:15 p.m., Dance Studio

Pamela

Sivananda Hatha

Tuesday

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

Bonnie

Sivananda Hatha

Tuesday

6:00-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Shanti (subs thru Feb 18)

Integral Yoga Hatha All Levels

Wednesday

6:00-7:05 p.m., Adams Room

Aviva

Sivananda Hatha All Levels

Thursday

6:30-8:00 p.m., Adams Room

Christine

Integral Yoga Hatha All Levels

Saturday

10 a.m. – 12 noon, Adams Room

Paul

Hatha All Levels

* The Insight Meditation Sangha meets in the Adams Room, Mondays, 7:30 – 9 p.m.

St. Mark’s Yoga Center is closed on all federal holidays, except Columbus Day and Veterans Day, unless otherwise noted.

“The kind of yoga practiced at SMYC has not only improved how my body feels, it has also changed my perception of what’s important.” ~ Kristin H.

Instructors

laura
(Sunday) Narayani began teaching in 2006, and holds advanced Sivananda Yoga certification. 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.

Ajit
(Tuesday pm) Ajit is a ParaYoga® certified RYT500 teacher whose years of dedicated study and practice in the Himalayan tradition give him a framework for life. He brings joy and gratitude for these life changing, rich aspects of yoga to his teaching. He continues to study with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Yogarupa Rod Stryker.

aviva
(Wednesday) 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.

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

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

alyson
Alyson was inspired by one of her instructors at St. Mark’s to become a yoga teacher.  She certified with Rolf Gates in Vinyasa, and completed additional certification through Veterans Yoga Project to teach Mindful Yoga Therapy for veterans who are suffering from PTSD. Her belief in a holistic approach to wellness led her to open Realignment Studio. Her classes are designed to build strength, achieve balance, release tension, and bring clarity to the mind.


Angela Shanti (RYT200) is a certified Integral Yoga instructor. She completed her basic teacher training at the Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, in 2015. Additional certifications include: Adaptive Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Arthritis, Teaching Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis, Yoga for Recovery, and Yin Yoga. She is a certified SilverSneakers instructor and provides yoga classes to seniors on Medicare in the DMV. Her teaching style is gentle and encouraging, and she is inspired to convey a sense of inner peace and self-acceptance in her teachings.

Dexter
Dexter leads a class of strength/body balance, blending Iyengar, Ashtanga and Thai Chi into a program designed to enhance health and fitness.


Ernesto began teaching in 2007, blending studies in Iyengar Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Taoist philosophy and sacred geometry. He is greatly influenced by his teachers Aadil Palkhivala, Jengahir Palkhivala & Nevine Michaan. His classes reflect an alchemy of precise physical instruction, intelligence, intention, and space. While the practice of asana (postural) and pranayama (breath work) can instigate a profound and often therapeutic shift, Ernesto emphasizes the importance of daily meditation, proper nutrition, and a conscious lifestyle as essential for a healthy life.

jen
Yaneshwari 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.

jessica
Jessica Woodburn, RYT 200, is passionate about sharing yoga’s Mind, Body, Spirit benefits, helping to cultivate outer and inner strength, flexibility and balance. Jessica’s classes are light-hearted, tailored to students’ needs and infused with Mindfulness. Her dynamic teaching style, sense of humor and deep sense of caring keep students coming back to the mat. Jessica passionately shares yoga, mindfulness, self-compassion and non-violent communication practices across the DC area.

laura-vanni-george-st-marks-yoga-center-dc
Laura Vaani came to asana practice after years of focus on breath, mudra, and meditation. She completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Integral Yoga in 2016, followed by 500-hour YTT with Phoenix Rising. She is also certified as a Phoenix Rising Therapeutic Yoga Practitioner. Her teaching is grounded in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and being in touch with students. Classes range from active to gentle as well as Yin with room for individual expression, experience and connection to the True Self.

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.

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. 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.