Kyoto Buddha30-Day Meditation Challenge

Month of February, +1, 12-12:45pm, Willow Street Silver Spring, $12
It is on! Join Willow Street Yoga Center and me… it’s not too late. I’m offering four meditations on Thursdays in February. In the Tantric tradition, we will discuss mantra related to Hindu mythological characters:
Feb 4: Ganesha
Feb 11: Sarasvati
Feb 18: Lakshmi
Feb 25: Shiva

saraswati goddess of wisdomGrow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion

Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:30pm, January-June, Yoga Center of Columbia
With Debbie Martin and Kelly Fisher, E-RYTs 500, over seven weekends January-June 2016. Each weekend will include a comprehensive asana, pranayama and meditation practice. In addition, study anatomy, energetics, Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Bhagavad Gita, and more. Only individual weekend spaces are available. The brochure has dates and pricing. More details here.

Version 2Winter 2016 Yoga In Cheverly

Winter yoga classes run January 4 – April 3, 13 weeks. Details on schedule and pricing are available here.
There are now two Level I (beginners!) classes each week!
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 mentors yoga teachers and teacher trainees. She is an adjunct in yoga teacher training programs, 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 in yoga, meditation, or yoga therapeutics.

Learn more about Kelly.

Kids’ Yoga in Cheverly

Four Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30am [crawlers to age 3 with caregiver] Cheverly United Methodist Church, $48 (or $15 to drop in for a single class) New class will begin in January. Stay tuned! 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. Request more info at Wildflower Yoga.

India Vacation 2016

March 1-15, 2016 Join the Yoga Center of Columbia and me for a fascinating, awe-inspiring, memory-making, life transforming trip to India. We will visit the Taj Mahal, Golden Temple, Jaipur, Amritsar, and Dharamshala among other places. The trip is full but we are keeping a wait list. Sign up for the Wait List at YCC's website.


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.


Costa Rica Good Times

The lovely weather this week marked my first morning practice outdoors for the year… except for when we were in Tamarindo, Costa Rica at Panacea de la Montaña in March when we meditated and did yoga outside everyday. Mary, Debbie, and Peter were excellent hosts and all of their furry friends, Gandhi, Daphne, Maya, Pepper, […]

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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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