Stretch your sore, tired muscles and ease those stressful and worrisome thoughts in your mind with these local yoga events happening this week.
Sound Bath Recharge
Wednesday, July 15, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Sometimes you just need to hear soothing sounds to get you into a relaxed state of mind. In this sound bath session, crystal singing bowls will lead you into a deep meditation, helping to recharge you and give you a boost of energy. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20
Thursday, July 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Not yet ready to head back to the yoga studio for in-person classes? Then look to Spark Yoga’s new Spark Digital Studio, featuring livestream classes for at-home workouts. In this one-hour class, instructor Amy will lead you through a power yoga flow. // Virtual livestream
Thursday, July 16, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Feel deeper stretches, align your spine, improve your mood and, most of all, have fun at this aerial yoga class, open to all levels. You’ll be flying high in the air in no time. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $25
Mindful Vinyasa Yoga Flow
Friday, July 17, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
This slow-moving class is designed to move through sun salutations and postures to build internal health slowly and gently. Made for all levels, it will focus on breath work as well to promote relaxation. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20
Falun Dafa Meditation Demo and Teaching
Saturday, July 18, 9 a.m.-noon
Head to the Fairfax City Community Farmers Market for this free meditation class. The Falun Dafa meditation technique is said to relieve stress, improve energy and boost overall health. This demo will answer all the questions you have. // Fairfax City Community Farmers Market: 10500 Page Ave., Fairfax; free
Rooftop Beer and Yoga
Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m.-noon
This all-level vinyasa yoga class will have you sweating and stretching in 60 minutes and ends with the best reward: a complimentary beer of your choice on the rooftop. // Eavesdrop Brewery: 7223 Centreville Road, Suite 115, Manassas; $20
Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m.-noon
The pandemic has been hard on everyone, including children. Get the kiddos together and head to this mid-morning yoga class for all levels. You’ll be feeling relaxed and grateful within the hour, and your children are sure to leave smiling. // Yours Truly, Yoga: 10250 Akhtamar Drive, Great Falls; $25 suggested donation
Adapted Yoga and Mindfulness
Sunday, July 19, 3-4 p.m.
Yoga is for everybody and every body. In this adapted class, individuals with special needs and disabilities will learn yoga poses, breathing techniques, self-calming, self-regulation and mindful exercises in a judgement-free and empowering environment. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20
Deep Therapeutic Yoga
Monday, July 20, 5-6 p.m.
And the workweek begins (again)! Start it off with the right mindset by doing restorative poses, gentle asanas, breathwork and meditation in this class that combines many yogic styles together for the ultimate therapeutic yoga session. // YogaToka: 3260 Duke St., Third Floor, Alexandria; $20
Tuesday, July 21, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Pregnant mamas need yoga too! Here you’ll learn how to connect with your baby and trust your intuition through a Kundalini-based prenatal yoga class, an ancient practice to help with pregnancy, the birth experience and postpartum. // EKOE Health: 254 N. Washington St., Falls Church; $20
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