Thursday 5/19/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5/24/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 5/26/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 5/31/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 6/2/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6/7/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 6/9/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6/14/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 6/16/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6/21/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 6/23/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6/28/2022 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thursday 6/30/2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sound Flow: Create equanimity within body, mind and spirit through the practice of Hatha Yoga, followed by an extended sound journey. This unique class offers students the experience to create ease and peace through movement along with the deeply relaxed space facilitated by the healing frequencies of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls. The sound of these harmonic vibrations stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves associated with deep meditative states that are highly conducive to healing, allowing for optimal health.
Dante Baker has been a native to the Washington DC area his entire life, growing up in Reston, VA. Since his childhood years, Dante has always had a fascination with the human anatomy and all of its abilities to heal, move, and process. This interest led Dante to studying and receiving a variety of personal training and massage therapy certifications. Through Dante’s own personal life experience and the influence of family and peers, he embarked on a journey that would ultimately move him in the direction of providing health on a more holistic level. In 2011, Dante was introduced to transcendental meditation by Dr. Mahapatra Gyanendra one of the personal physicians of the Mararishi meditation course. This practice shined a light on his own inner stillness that he never experienced before at that time.
Dante was fascinated by the Eastern philosophies such as Chinese medicine and enrolled in a nine month Qi Gong and Tai Chi Ball certification with Master Nianzu Li (L.Ac) in 2013. He went on to strengthen his Qi Gong practice and began to teach personal clients as well as larger classes at various health studios. The passion to discover different modalities of holistic health lead him to discover Singing Bowls and Tibetan bowl in 2013. By linking up with different yoga instructors like Atticus Mooley, he integrated singing bowls into yoga classes as a unique way to allow students to find deeper levels of meditation during savasana. Being a part of many different yoga classes inspired him to take a 200-hour Yoga certification from SOYA(Canada) in January of 2016. As a E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, Dante holds CEU courses around the D.C Metropolitan area teaching other yoga instructors how to play sacred instruments and use their voice to create vibratory frequencies that promotes wellness.
For Dante, Yoga is much more than just a form of exercise; it is a path that opens the doors to explore the mind, body and spirit. Students in Dante’s class are directed to stay focus on creating proper alignment within the asana and to consciously relax into each posture. Challenging asanas are suggested but never forced upon anyone, and modifications are always demonstrated to ensure that everyone can participant no matter what level they are at. At the end of class, students leave feeling physically restored and mentally rejuvenated.
Susan Muir, MA, e-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a yoga practitioner and yoga therapist specializing in breath awareness, meditation and sound healing. Through the practice of yoga and creative sequencing, Susan empowers her students to connect to the present moment so that their lives are infused with a sense of ease and peace. She encourages students to discover the deeper layers of the self in order to initiate change, growth and healing. Susan’s classes are centered around breath awareness as well as feeling the joy of movement, the opening of the body, the calming of the mind and one’s innate goodness to shine forth. Her intention as a teacher is to reflect each individual’s wholeness.
Along with teaching classes, Susan leads workshops, semi-private and private yoga sessions as well as facilitates sound baths. Susan completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Bhekaji Lynch in 2006 and her 300 hour advanced training with Maryam Ovissi at Beloved Yoga in 2012. Susan is deeply grateful to all her teachers along the way: Bhekaji Lynch, Maryam Ovissi, Pierre Couvillion, A.G. Mohan and Elena Brower. Susan has been most inspired by her mentor Elena Brower who gracefully challenges her to continually explore and refine her inner life, or “home frequency.” This infinite exploration involves the capacity to be vulnerable, compassionate and ultimately resilient.