Welcome to Capital Yoga
Capital Yoga Asana Practices occur weekly in both of our Northern Virginia Locations, Alexandria and Loudoun/Dulles, serving residents of Springfield, Old Town Alexandria, Arlington VA, Falls Church, Sterling, Brambleton, South Riding, Herndon, Chantilly, and surrounding areas. We welcome all levels in our program: everyone from absolute beginners to experienced yogis will enjoy the invigorating, rejuvenating workouts. The Capital Yoga program is open to anyone interested in increased flexibility, core strength and mind/body well-being. We offer a Free Trial Class to anyone interested the Capital Yoga Program, and a weekly Yoga Community Class every Saturday that is open to everyone free of charge.
Capital Yoga Offers a Free Trial Class
About Capital Yoga
We offer several styles of Yoga Asana Practice, including: Astanga/Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Flow Yoga, and Vinyasa Flow Yoga, with the goals of acheiving increased flexibility, core strength and overall mind/body well-being. Our classes range from gentle to challenging, and incorporate relaxation and yoga therapy as well as intense movements and postures. Whether you are new to yoga — or a seasoned practitioner — you will find a class to meet your needs. Our instructors have experience in multiple yoga styles, including Astanga Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. We prefer to draw from this diverse knowlege base, instead of limiting our program to one specific discipline or set of poses, such as Bikram or Hot Yoga, because we can better accommodate the needs of each individual student. After a Yoga class, you'll feel refreshed and encouraged — you'll notice that you've made strides both physically and mentally.
The best way to find out about our prorgram is to try a class. Visit Us Today for a Free Trial Class.
Capital Yoga Practitioners in Action
Our Loudoun County location brings yoga asana practice to residents of South Riding, Sterling, Chantilly, Brambleton, Ashburn, Arcola, Burke, Centreville, Stoneridge, Middleburg, Herndon, Reston, Springfield, Merrifield, Annandale, Clifton and everywhere else in the Northern VA area. At Capital Yoga we strive to instill confidence and the habits of healthy living to all of our students. If you're in the Northern Virginia area and want to experience the benefits of yoga, become part of our growing community.
About Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Flow Yoga
The Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga series is an ancient system of Yoga said to be derived from an ancient text called the Yoga Kortuna compiled by Vamana Rishi. In the 20th century, many yoga teachers, such as Pattahbi Jois, BKS Iyengar and Indra Devi, utilized the Ashtanga Vinyasa series, eventually leading to the development of various Yoga disciplines. Most notably, the Ashtanga Vinyasa is a physcially demanding practice that, through its rigor, can help relieve stress and calm the mind.
"Vinyasa" means "breath-synchronized movement" and Vinyasa/Flow Yoga emphasize fluid movement and breathing from one pose to the next. The breath dictates the movement and the length of time at each pose, and Vinyasa/Flow Yoga places less emphasis on static positions than traditional forms of yoga. Controlling the breath while keeping the body moving from one yoga pose to the next is both mentally and phyically challenging, and improves the body's strength, cardiovascular endurance as well as flexibility.
About Power Yoga
Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft, can you be extremely hard and strong - zen proverb
At Capital Yoga, our primary goal is to increase the physical and mental fitness of our members. Our classes often utilize the technqiues and philosophy of Power Yoga because of its emphasis on strength and flexibility. Power Yoga was developed in the mid 90's, primarily by Beryl Bender Birch and Bryan Kest, who sought to use yoga as a means to erradicate the body's embalances, many of which are physical. Power Yoga awakens the body and mind on the path toward optimal physical health by awakening the mind and body. Unlike Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga does not follow a series of poses, and the poses performed in each class vary; the end goal is fitness. Each class ensures that you'll receive a healthy workout that builds strength and flexibility that surpass what's acheiveable in a health club routine.