free-fireworks-image-11New Year’s Bliss: Yoga and Live Music

with Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500 and kirtan artist Wynne Paris
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm, Willow Street Yoga, Silver Spring, $30

Ring in the new year joyfully! Kirtan is a form of call-and-response singing that has the power to open the heart. If you love yoga asana, this is another way to deepen your yoga experience. No musical or singing experience is necessary. Find more information and register here.

Kirtan-flyer copyKirtan: The Music of Yoga

Saturday Jan 3, 2:00-4:00pm, Capitol Hill Yoga, $25
Kirtan is an interactive call and response style of music where singers invoke the many names and flavors of love. Kirtan helps to strengthen your mind-body connection through sense experience. Hear, sing, and feel the sound reverberate within you and all around you. Kirtan cultivates a sense of peace and harmony. Click to register for Kirtan.

CR Poor Man's UmbrellaDays of Beauty in Costa Rica

March 11-15, 2015 at Panacea de la Montana Guanacaste Penninsula
***Sold out.*** Please sign up for Wait List.

This five-day getaway to beautiful, natural, wild, scenic Costa Rica is less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean and features breathtaking views of both the ocean and the spectacular mountains. It is the perfect spot to relax, rejuvenate, and go deeper into your yoga practice. More detail!

Kelly at Yards Park YogaWinter 2015 Yoga In Cheverly

Winter yoga classes run January 5 – April 5, 13 weeks. Details on schedule and pricing are available here. Check out the new Level I (beginners!) class on Wednesday evenings! (Fall ends Dec 21.)
Drop in to a single class at any time or sign up for the entire session. Please send me an email to secure your space if you are interested in registering for the session.
Drop-ins are always welcome for $17 per class.


Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500, teaches yoga and meditation in the Washington, DC area. She is involved in yoga teacher training and mentoring, leads workshops and retreats, and has taught in such diverse places as NPR, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, and the Supreme Court. Join Kelly for private or group classes.

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Kids’ Yoga in Cheverly

Thursdays, Jan 15-Feb 19, 9:30-10:15am [crawlers to age 2 with caregiver] *and* 4:30-5:15pm [3-6 year olds] Cheverly United Methodist Church, $72 (or $15 to drop in for a single class) Kids' Yoga is a wonderful way for your child to release pent up stress and energy while learning to focus and relax. Ylla Bishop is certified by YoKid and Childlight Yoga. More info at Wildflower Yoga.

Pose Diagnostic Clinic

Cooling Out Your Cobra, Sunday, Feb 15, 1-3:30pm Yoga Center of Columbia, $40 We learn Cobra Pose in beginner classes and as your practice develops, the pose develops. However, sometimes there may be tweakiness. Dive deep into detail and playfully practice with Lucy and Kelly. For yoga teachers and experienced students. More info here.


The Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest mantras of which we are aware. It honors the sun and all the life-giving energy, heat, and light the sun offers. "Gayatri" refers to the meter of the verse .  It means 24.  After the initial call to earth, sky, and heavens, the next three lines are of eight beats each, equalling 24.  Hear the chant and learn the words here.

Personal Instruction

Yoga is traditionally a daily practice that is unique to each individual yogi. Yoga postures and meditation can be very therapeutic when practiced with knowledge and awareness. If you are experiencing chronic pain, localized pain, trouble sleeping, or anxiety or depression, find out how yoga can help you in daily life. Even if you simply want to deepen in your knowledge and practice of yoga, Kelly has over 20 years of experience to share. Contact Kelly for more information and pricing.


Grace Happens

About a week ago on a Thursday afternoon, I walked out my front door and at the end of the walk, there sat a peaceful Buddha meditating in my yard. He took me completely by surprise. And a funny coincidence, we were about to go see Jai Uttal, kirtan singer, at a performance sponsored by […]

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Trust and the Holy Science

Over the summer my most excellent acupuncturist, Don Diggs, recommended a book for me to check out, The Holy Science by Swami Sri Yukteswar. It is a collection of Sanskrit sutras that draw comparisons between yogic science and the book of Revelations. Interesting stuff, and the introduction contains a quite provocative explanation for why we […]

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Saundarya Days in Costa Rica

“Days of Beauty” in Costa Rica with Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500 Panacea de la Montaña March 11-15, 2015 Enjoy a five-day getaway to beautiful, natural, wild, scenic Costa Rica. Panacea de la Montaña is located on the northwest coast less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean and features breathtaking views of both the ocean […]

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