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October 16, 2017 @ Trio Grill (Falls Church, VA)

VEToga Annual Gala 2017 - Here to Flow
Annual Gala 2017
Trio Grill + Eye Eaters Society + lululemon are inviting you to an exclusively curated dining experience to support the mission of VETOGA. Come hungry to be inspired by our veterans’ stories of healing and transformation through yoga. Black attire required. Valet will be provided.
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Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 12:30am
Four Mile Run Farmers & Artisans Market4109 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22305
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Join instructors from VEToga for Sunday morning yoga and help raise funds for park improvements with the Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation.
Instructor: Mike
(Bring your own mat & water bottle).
Suggested donation $10.

VETOGA’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. They accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Teacher Trainings throughout the year. VETOGA is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. You can help fund their teaching program on their Fundraising Campaign right now.



The Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and volunteer organization formed in 2016 following years of community efforts to foster the preservation, beautification, improvement, maintenance, and enjoyment of Four Mile Run Park.

Their mission is to engage and educate the public, and to maintain the trail system and natural lands around lower Four Mile Run to improve Four Mile Run Park, and to foster respect and stewardship for this unique urban ecosystem and its natural, historic, and recreational resources. Their vision is a Four Mile Run Park that is fully utilized and appreciated by its neighbors and other stakeholders as an important part of community life, a resource for recreation, and a model for natural lands maintenance in an urban setting.

See Overview Map of lower Four Mile Run and the Park.

Their 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available. See their profile page on GuideStar.
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Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 3:30am
George Washington Masonic National Memorial101 Callahan Dr
Alexandria, VA 22301
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Freed-OM provides direct support to the U.S. Special Operations community.

Freed-OM is a community YOGA event designed to bring civilian and military communities closer through the healing powers of yoga and through honoring those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation.

This day long event will not only feature yoga sessions lead by Casey Bakus, Justin Blazjewski, and ​Dan Nevins but also feature several local nutrition and wellness vendors, food and beverage vendors including (but not limited to) Sweet Dream, Sugar Shack, and Heritage Brewing, as well as a concert by none other than Northern Virginia's own Ted Garber!!

Do you have kiddos? No Problem! Free Childcare available from 12:30 - 3:30!! (Ages 3 - 10 only please)

Proceeds from FreedOM will fund Yoga Teacher’s Training for members of the Special Operations Forces and their adult family members at Vetoga and provide support to other Duskin and Stephens Foundation Programs.

Honor the fallen by caring for the soul within the warrior.
www.freedomyogadc.com

www.duskinandstephens.org

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Sunday, November 12th, 2017 at 3:00am
Van Metre Homes43045 Van Metre Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148
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A weekend training-intensive for teachers who are interested in working with at-risk or traumatized populations, including those who are incarcerated.
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Kath Meadows, Director of Women Prisoner Initiatives at PYP, and Whitney Ingram, PYP Ambassador will lead the training, drawing on 8 years of experience teaching yoga to men and women behind bars.
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This training will explore Prison Yoga Project’s evidence-based, gender-informed approach to adapting yoga for those impacted by trauma, with a special focus on teaching in prisons and detention centers.
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The 15-hour (Yoga Alliance Approved) training will include:
~An introduction to the physiology of trauma
~Instruction in specific trauma-informed asana, pranayama and meditation practices that have been proven effective with prisoners
~How to work in the unique socio-cultural environment of a prison
~Special considerations for teaching in a gender restricted environment
~Strategies for establishing yoga programs in detention facilities
~An exploration of the principles of Restorative Justice as practiced through yoga and meditation
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The cost of this training has been underwritten by a generous donor so every registrant will receive $150 discount on the training fee of $375.
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Contact: Kristyn Burr (RYT 200) Founder: SEVA Prison Yoga – vaprisonyoga@gmail.com
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532 Yoga Events

Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 6:00am
532Yoga532 N Washington St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
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***FREE for all military and veterans***
All levels Dharma Flow - We will start with a challenging Yoga class available to everyone. We will stretch, breathe and cultivate our connections with body-heart-mind-spirit.

Class will conclude with a deep relaxation; Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra takes you into a deep relaxed state where you are guided to move your awareness through different parts of the body, unleashing the power of healing from deep within the unconscious and allowing you to release and let go of everything in your life that no longer serves you.

This is a donations based class for all. Please come and support VETOGA and their mission: VEToga’s mission is to provide yoga, meditation, and healing arts to military, veterans, their families, and communities. We accomplish this by holding free monthly yoga classes, events and veteran specific 200-Hour Teacher Trainings throughout the year. VEToga is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. VEToga seeks to build sustainable communities by bringing the healing aspects of yoga to veterans, their families, and communities. We provide access to a range of healing modalities to facilitate healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Sustainable communities are created through our 200-Hour Teacher Trainings. Teacher Trainings equip veterans with the holistic tools and teachings to continue to pass on the healing power of yoga. VETOGA; seeking to build a supportive community of both veterans and non-veterans, and to provide an opportunity to experience a wide variety of the Healing Arts. This is a free event to all service members, veterans, law enforcement, emergency responders, and their families, although donations will be accepted and gratefully received ($10, $20, $50). All donations are tax-exempt. www.vetoga.org
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Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 4:30am
532Yoga532 N Washington St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Sunday 10/1-10/22

Everything is energy in this universe and human body is no exception to that. This energy of consciousness called 'Kundalini' is present in every individual but stays in dormant state for most of the time.

In these kundalini meditation classes, attendees will be activated with this powerful energy resource available within. It will start a journey to expand consciousness and to heal mental and emotional blockages. This expanded awareness with creative energy will boost personal and career growth for lasting peace and harmony within.

Meditation for all- enhance your life in every aspect.

Whether you are new to meditation of are a practitioner, this course is perfect for you. Nitin will guide you through a course that delivers exactly what you need.

Through his expert guidance you will be able to tap into the latent energy that you have available to you- to enhance your life in every aspect.

Whatever your age or ability, experience, or if you are just curious about this meditation thing, we encourage you to join us in this amazing experience.

About Nitin S Adsul
'Nitin S. Adsul' is a Kundalini active individual, CCA Certified Personal Life Coach, Meditation guide and an Award winning Filmmaker who serves as a guide to individuals for growth in personal and professional life. His services via Guided Meditation, Personal Coaching, Physical and Emotional healing via Energy Vibration, Energy Activation Workshops/Lectures, Films and Documentaries are focused mainly on path of purification of the soul to cultivate the seed of Higher Consciousness and overcome challenges in life to bring peace and harmony within. Over the years, he has served as a guide
for many individuals seeking growth with Kundalini and frequently conducts lectures, meditations and workshops on activating Kundalini consciousness. The essence of his guided meditation practice is to find that sacred space within to attune to this vital force. Once attuned and activated with this powerful resource available, it purifies an individual to find peace and harmony within.

Reviews:
- Relaxed and serene. The activation was gentle. The information presented was easily understandable for those individuals who were new to the field of energy and subsequent activation.
- Very powerful! I felt re-energized after the guided meditation by Nitin. Loved hearing Nitin's story about finding his path.
- Amazing experience. I could FEEL that Nitin knows what he is talking about. I am curious to see where his PUSH is guiding me!
- Very nice. I love the energy work at this Kundalini Workshop. Nitin has such a great energy and stories.
- The guided purification that made me truly experience the awakening of kundalini. I hope you continue with more and look forward to the next time.
- Thoroughly enjoyed the meeting. Nitin has a wonderful way of making you feel special and loved. Thank you so much. Will not forget how wonderful I felt.


Cost: 4 weeks, $65 prior to 9/27, $80 thereafter
Drop-in's are welcome, $22.
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Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at 6:00am
532Yoga532 N Washington St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Explore the rejuvenating techniques of myofascial release (MFR) in combination with active & passive forms of yoga (Yang/Yin) that will rebalance your body as we stretch, roll and release using balls, blocks and your own body weight to relieve tension, tightness & pain.
MFR is a great way to target specific body parts where pain is stored. Compliment your yoga practice through this unique way to move energy and release fascia.

This 1 hour workshop is designed to introduce a few tools to decrease muscle soreness & combat the wear & tear on the body of the modern lifestyle. No yoga experience is required.

Paige Lichens (www.paigesyoga.com) E-RYT 500 Kripalu Yoga & Meditation Teacher, who has also completed a 65 hour Yin Yoga training that focused on MFR with Jo Phee. She has been teaching for the past 8.5 years and practicing for over 20 years.

Cost: $10
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Monday, October 9th, 2017 at 6:00am
532Yoga532 N Washington St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Power up your practice!

Are you looking for awe-inspiring yoga poses and tips to take your yoga practice to the next level?

Do you think some poses are just flat-out out of the question?

Get ready to wow yourself as you try some of the amazing advanced yoga poses which can be more accessible than you think!

Following skillful sequencing, pick up tips about those poses that still elude you and work towards complex peak poses.

This workshop is a progressive series which will provide a methodical approach and give you the tools to reveal new possibilities in your practice.

You will learn:
Strength and Stamina: balancing muscular forces; understanding your center of gravity; deconstructing the pose; working towards the 'impossible'
Arm Balances: preparatory poses; alignment and stability; adding components to poses; matrix of interactions; connecting the extremities.
Inversions: interaction through the hands; stability and balance; developing pelvic core muscles; shifting your center of gravity.
Putting it all Together: synchronizing your attention; sequencing; every pose tells a story.
Try advanced asana, fun variations and sequences to keep yourself challenged and inspired.

Cost: $30 prior to 10/5, $45 thereafter
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Sunday, November 5th, 2017 at 11:00am
532Yoga532 N Washington St Ste 100
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Join us at 532Yoga for a evening of music, wine, and good company!
Snacks will also be provided, including raw, no sugar candy courtesy of RICHbars local business.

Live music by Mack MacKenzie of 'Three O'Clock Train' a Dark/Alt-Country band from Canada!

The band's music was used for the soundtrack to the 1987 National Film Board drama film Train of Dreams, and they were one of the first bands to perform a live session on the CBC Stereo program Brave New Waves. Check out Mack's talent:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JRnqfrJ6EQ

Cost: $25

In the mid 80s, just before “new” country began populating the FM airwaves, a string of edgier alt-country bands including Three O’Clock Train began popping up throughout Canada – a sort of underground twang.
Formed in Montreal in May 1984, Three O’Clock Train was best described as Dark Country, born of film noire and punk rock angst. They released their debut 1986 EP “WIG WAM BEACH” Followed by their critically acclaimed 1987 LP “MUSCLE IN” to raving reviews. Fans and critics alike acclaimed both recordings. John Griffin, writing in the Montreal Gazette, "What makes Three O'Clock Train different is that Mack MacKenzie writes songs like he has to."

The Montreal Mirror's Chris Yurkiw recently referred to Mack as, "perhaps one of the best songwriters this city has produced." The release of 1991 CD/Cassette “IT TAKES A LOT TO LAUGH, IT TAKES A TRAIN TO CRY” were all backed up by their legendary live appearances. Two brothers with whisky-river harmonies. Three O'Clock Train performed throughout Canada and the Eastern US to enthusiastic acclaim, always leaving an indelible impression on those fortunate enough to have witnessed their impassioned live performances.
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Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 5:00pm
400 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria, VA 22314-5700, United States
We are delighted to be teaching Yoga for the American College of Nutrition’s 58th Annual Conference, which will be
held at the Westin, Alexandria.

Le Nguyen will teach each morning’s yoga 7-8am
November 8-10

American College of Nutrition 58th Annual Conference

Disrupting Cancer: The Role of Personalized Nutrition

The science is clear: nutrition is the single most important determinant of health and a strong influencer of cancer expression. Emerging research indicates that cancer is not simply a binary hereditary disease, but a complex chronic condition occurring along a spectrum of immune and metabolic function with many factors impacting risk, onset and severity. The personalized nutrition paradigm is poised to disrupt both the narrative of cancer and the methodologies we employ in its treatment and prevention.

If you are interested in attending the conference, please find below the link to details:

goo.gl/PE8ynm
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Past Events

August 6, 2016 @ Vetoga Gala 2016 (Alexandria, VA)

VETOGA GALA - August 6, 2016 @ John Strongbow's (Alexandria, VA)
First Annual VETOGA Freedom Gala
August 6, 2016 @ John Strongbow’s Taven (Alexandria, VA)
Address – 710 King St, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Purchase Tickets – donate.vetoga.org/vetogala
Charity Event – Hosted by VETOGA, to benefit military & veterans yoga instructor training
RSVP or Share on Facebook – VETOGALA
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Auction form donations: View PDF

Come celebrate at our first annual Freedom Gala on Sunday, August 6th at John Strongbow’s in Alexandria, VA. Dinner, drinks, bands and a silent auction all night. This special charity event will directly benefit our military and veterans program: training new Yoga Instructors that will bring the healing benefits of yoga back to their communities. $25 general admission. $50 tickets include the Gourmet Food Buffet, 2 drinks and live music. Vegan options available. Casual dress. Space and tickets are limited: purchase tickets online or call 703-329-3075. Starts at 4pm and goes until the bar closes. Share the event on Facebook, see you there!  Get more details here.


July 1-15, 2016 @ Fundraiser for #VETOGANATION

A Call to Action - #VETOGANATION
A Call to Action – #VETOGANATION
July 1 – July 15 : donate.vetoga.org/vetoganation
Public Fundraiser – Hosted by VETOGA
Join the event on Facebook – #VETOGANATION
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Help raise funds for a Veteran to become a Yoga instructor in their community. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to pay for 20 veterans to attend the 2016 VETOGA Teacher Training. Offer a donation-based Yoga or Fitness class in the month of July at your local yoga studio or gym with a goal of raising $250-500. All donations from classes can be applied at: donate.vetoga.org/vetoganation. To participate, contact Justin: Justin (at) vetoga.org | Send a MessageWe will send you all the material and details you will need to teach the class. Thanks in advance for all your support!


May 7, 2016 @ Vida Fitness at the Yard (Washington, DC)

Mindful of the Military Day - May 7, 2016
Mindful of the Military Day
Yoga Workshop – May 7, 2016 @ Vida Fitness at the Yard
Free to the public – bring a friend!
Donations gratefully accepted
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May 28-30, 2016 @ Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington, VA)

Mindful Memorial Day - May 28-30, 2016
Mindful Memorial Day 2016
A Living Memorial – May 28-30, 2016 @ Arlington National Cemetery
The Women in Military Service Memorial, at the gates of the National Cemetery
Address: 2 Memorial Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202
Saturday/Sunday, 8am – 5pm. Monday, 8am – 3pm
To join the team + learn more: www.MindfulMemorialDay.org
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January 7 – 10, 2016 @ SVA’s National Conference (Orlando, FL)

SVA's 8th Annual National Conference - January 7-10, 2016 in Orlando, FL
SVA’s 8th Annual National Conference
The largest conference for America’s Student Veterans
January 7-10, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

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September 26, 2015 @ Down One Bourbon Bar (Louisville, KY)

VEToga Event - September 26, 2015
Venue info: Down One Bourbon Bar
View event details: PDF Flyer
RSVP: Facebook