East Meets West Yoga Center

Events

Saturday, November 17

Community Reiki

Community Reiki

Join the DMV healing community at East Meets West Yoga Center to receive Reiki, a balancing, harmonizing energy that has the power to heal on all levels: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual. Translated as Universal Life Force Energy, Reiki can help you let go of negative energy as well as help release mental or energetic blocks, allowing you to connect more deeply with yourself, enhance your intuition, help you move through transitions with more ease, and is a delightfully relaxing, soothing experience.

If you have ever been curious about what it is and how it might affect you and your life, arrive anytime before 3:30 pm to receive a 20-minute treatment with a certified Reiki practitioner.

Saturday,, November 17
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Investment: $25

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Sunday, November 18

Introduction to Mindfulness

Did you know that with increased self awareness we can move from autopilot to aware and from compulsion to choice? Did you know that in as little as three breaths we can move from the fight/flight part of our nervous system to rest/recovery?

Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. This state of being alive and whole in the present moment is always available, but it typically eludes us, especially in times of difficulty and external pressures.

Join Karen Andujar for an introductory workshop to explore the science and myths of mindfulness, the power of awareness and our autopilot tendencies, and mindful practices focused on breath, listening, journaling and mindful movement. Please bring a notebook and pen.

When: Sunday, November 18
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Investment: $40 in advance, $45 at the door

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Sunday, November 18

Infant Massage Workshop - FREE

Are you the mother or father of an infant? Did you know that one small but profound habit you implement daily can have far reaching effects on improving the health of your baby? It’s infant massage!

Infant Massage has been practiced in the East for thousands of years. When performed daily by a baby’s caregiver, it can have a far-reaching impact, with both short- and long-term benefits. Loving touch transforms a baby’s brain, affects a baby’s emotional and biological development, and helps a baby deal with stress, sleep better, and more.

Vyana Infant Massage aims to teach parents about the tremendous value of infant massage for both baby and caregiver.

Join us at this free information session for parents/caregivers to learn about the benefits of infant massage and the various conditions it addresses. The session will provide science-based research on the importance of massage, course information, and guidance on how to perform certain strokes to alleviate gas/colic.

Sunday, November 18

2:00 – 3:00 pm

FREE event

Space is limited; must preregister!

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Sunday, December 2

Yoga & Essential Oils: Gratitude, Peace & Joy

You are invited to enjoy an essential oil and yoga workshop especially for the holidays. Holidays are often a time when our cups become so full that there is little room for anything new. This workshop is a gift to yourself allowing you room to empty your cup to make room to receive. Making room to receive the many gifts of the season, including self-care and compassion!

The blend of essential oils used in this workshop inspires joyful involvement in the present moment, and will inspire you to assess where your heart is, and challenge you to reorder priorities to be in alignment with the Universe.

Yoga provides a multi-sensory experience to learn about the diverse properties of the essential oils.

Sunday, December 2
2:00 – 3:30 pm
$15.00 preregistered by November 30; $20.00 after

Limited to 20 partcipants! Register early as this event does fill quickly.

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March 23 - 30, 2019

Spring Mexico Retreat: Rejuvenation Retreat

Join Mina Habibi and Marni Sclaroff for a week of rejuvenating your whole self as we immerse in healing vibes on the ocean in Mexico. Release the heaviness of winter, and re-ignite your aliveness with practices that stimulate digestion, activate your passion, and uplift your soul.

This 7 day journey takes us to beautiful Villas Shanti and includes a daily offering of yoga classes, beach walks, plenty of rest & relaxation time, and an opportunity to rediscover your true self. Each day we will nourish our spirits with both active and restorative yoga practices. We will realign with the healing rhythms of nature through Yogastrology , sunrise meditations, vibrant and healthy food, and deep relaxation on the beach.

Give yourself the gift of meeting new friends at an exquisite, non-commercial, and well-run retreat center. Delight in the beautiful surroundings, relax on the beach, lounge by the private pool, enjoy exciting excursions, and soothing spa treatments, or do nothing at all but just be! You will emerge from this retreat feeling nourished and fully alive, ready to step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.

There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon classes will be more restorative, yin in nature. Props are provided.
Beautiful beaches, private pool, and massages at your doorstep
Savor delicious fresh, organic, healthy brunch daily
Beautiful accommodations and facilities
Create memories with optional excursions to include Snorkeling, Cenotes Tours, Open Air Markets, Mayan Ruins in Tulum, and Ayurvedic spa treatments

Meals: The yoga vacation includes a catered authentic Mexican dinner held at 7:00 p.m. on the Saturday evening of arrival and another on the farewell gathering/dinner following Friday prior to departure. Brunch will be served poolside each day after the morning yoga class. Small markets in town offer tropical fruits, vegetables, and staples for those who like to cook. Take a stroll into town in the afternoon/evenings to sample the excellent local cuisine and to enjoy the charm of Puerto Morelos. There are restaurants galore!

Transportation: Make your own travel arrangements to fly into Cancun. Travel between the between the Cancun Airport and Villas Shanti is easily available but not included. Shuttle service by van is approximately $30 and cab fare usually runs about $40-$50.

Arrival is after 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 23, 2019; Check out by 11:00 am on Saturday, March 30, 2019

ACTIVITIES: Although there is plenty of time between yoga classes to rest and relax by the pool, in the hammock palapa, or on the quiet white sand beach, many activities are also available. The reef at Puerto Morelos is spectacular and easily accessible. Snorkeling is fabulous, either from the shore or by boat. Guests in previous years have enjoyed touring the Mayan ruins in Tulum, and exploring Xcaret Ecological Park.

Optional excursions to the Ancient Ruins of Tulum, local cenotes tours, cooking lesson at the Little Mexican Cooking School, snorkeling tour, or an Ayurvedic Spa located in Cancun are available, as well as many other sites within a short drive from the Retreat Center. Private drivers can be arranged for these excursions.

https://www.villasshanti.com

ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will stay in beautiful and serene Villas Shanti and in additional nearby properties, located in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, 22 miles south of Cancun. Each double room at Villas Shanti overlooks the pool plaza and has its own kitchen and bathroom. Bottled water and daily maid service are included.

Single Room: $1950.00

Double Room: $1550.00 each

Limited Private room accommodations are available

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your space. All balances are due March 1, 2019. The deposit is refundable until March 1, minus a $300.00 cancellation fee. After March 1, the deposit is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled from a waiting list.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Book today!

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March 30 - April 6, 2019

Spring 2019 Mexico Retreat: Renewal with Dawn Curtis & Mary McIntyre

Join Dawn Curtis and Mary McIntyre for a seven day retreat of tropical bliss at Villas Shanti, in the beautiful seaside town of Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Reconnect to your body and breath in gorgeous surroundings of the Mexican Riviera!

Reacquaint yourself with the benefits of gentle living and leave stress behind with rejuvenating yoga practices, meditations, and surrounded by the beauty of the tropics of Mexico.

This 7 day journey takes us to beautiful Villas Shanti and includes a daily offering of yoga classes, beach walks, plenty of rest & relaxation time, and an opportunity to rediscover your true self. We will explore our practice as a path to opening the chakras as emotional and energetic centers, opening body, mind and heart to an experience of healing and connection.

Give yourself the gift of meeting new friends at an exquisite, non-commercial, and well-run retreat center. Delight in the beautiful surroundings, relax on the beach, lounge by the private pool, enjoy exciting excursions, and soothing spa treatments, or do nothing at all but just be! You will emerge from this retreat feeling nourished and fully alive, ready to step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.

There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon classes will be more restorative, yin in nature. Props are provided.
Beautiful beaches, private pool, and massages at your doorstep
Savor delicious fresh, organic, healthy brunch daily
Beautiful accommodations and facilities
Create memories with optional excursions to include Snorkeling, Cenotes Tours, Open Air Markets, Mayan Ruins in Tulum, and Ayurvedic spa treatments

Meals: The yoga vacation includes a catered authentic Mexican dinner held at 7:00 p.m. on the Saturday evening of arrival and another on the farewell gathering/dinner following Friday prior to departure. Brunch will be served poolside each day after the morning yoga class. Small markets in town offer tropical fruits, vegetables, and staples for those who like to cook. Take a stroll into town in the afternoon/evenings to sample the excellent local cuisine and to enjoy the charm of Puerto Morelos. There are restaurants galore!

Transportation: Make your own travel arrangements to fly into Cancun. Travel between the between the Cancun Airport and Villas Shanti is easily available but not included. Shuttle service by van is approximately $30 and cab fare usually runs about $40-$50.

Arrival is after 1:00 PM on Saturday, March 30, 2019; Check out by 11:00 AM on Saturday, April 6, 2019

ACTIVITIES: Although there is plenty of time between yoga classes to rest and relax by the pool, in the hammock palapa, or on the quiet white sand beach, many activities are also available. The reef at Puerto Morelos is spectacular and easily accessible. Snorkeling is fabulous, either from the shore or by boat. Guests in previous years have enjoyed touring the Mayan ruins in Tulum, and exploring Xcaret Ecological Park.

Optional excursions to the Ancient Ruins of Tulum, local cenotes tours, cooking lesson at the Little Mexican Cooking School, snorkeling tour, or an Ayurvedic Spa located in Cancun are available, as well as many other sites within a short drive from the Retreat Center. Private drivers can be arranged for these excursions.

https://www.villasshanti.com

ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will stay in beautiful and serene Villas Shanti and in additional nearby properties, located in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, 22 miles south of Cancun. Each double room at Villas Shanti overlooks the pool plaza and has its own kitchen and bathroom. Bottled water and daily maid service are included.

Single Room: $1950.00

Double Room: $1550.00 each

Limited Private room accommodations are available

A $500 deposit is required to reserve your space. All balances are due March 1, 2019. The deposit is refundable until March 1, minus a $300.00 cancellation fee. After March 1, the deposit is nonrefundable unless your space can be filled from a waiting list.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Book today!

Details & Registration