VYW 2018

"May we be protected. May we be nourished. May we work together with great energy. Let what we study be invigorating. OM. Peace, Peace. Peace."
Katha Upanishad (800-400 BCE)

11th Annual Virginia Yoga Week

A celebration of mind, body and spirit.

Take a breath Virginia... Virginia Yoga Week is in the Air...

June 18th through June 25th.

Many thanks to our friends Maryam and Nancy and their team of dedicated volunteers from Beloved Yoga for creating a joyful Love Your Body Yoga Festival on June 17th, a perfect " kick off " to Virginia Yoga Week. Folks throughout the region came together to practice yoga, listen to music and raise funds for Cornerstones/ Southgate.

Throughout the week our member studios will be offering free, $5 dollar and karma classes to benefit those in need. Featured charities include YoKid, The Carpenter's Shelter and Odanadi.

Highlights of the week include:

A Summer Solstice Celebration on June 21st, The International Day of Yoga. Free Yoga In the Fresh Air and The Third Thursday Concert on the Green presented by River's Edge Yoga, Be Well Virginia and The Old Town North Community Partnership begins on June 21st. Shop the Farmer’s Market, do some yoga, and stay to listen to some great music.

  • 5:15-5:45pm | Kids Yoga with YoKid Senior teacher, Lindsay Paul
  • 6:00-7:00pm | Yoga flow with River's Edge Yogi, Margaret Townsend
  • 7:00pm | Concert with David Lange

Montgomery Park – The Gazebo
901 N. Royal St.
Alexandria, VA

This will also benefit all three of our charities include YoKid, The Carpenter's Shelter and Odanadi.

Our friends from Almondon will not be with us at the Summer Solstice Celebration in Old Town Alexandria but are with us in spirit as we honor the International Day of Yoga and the longest day of the year, offering 40% off selections from their online boutique. * Use code YOGADAY40 at your checkout

A Karma Class at Dancing Mind to benefit The Carpenter's Shelter on Tuesday and a Karma Class benefitting all three of our Virginia Yoga Week charities, The Carpenter's Shelter, YoKid, and Odanadi on Saturday at River's Edge Yoga.

A key component of Virginia Yoga Week is the Yogis for Positive Change Karma Project. We suggest participants offer a donation based karma class or event to benefit those in need, either one of the Be Well Virginia featured charities or a charity of choice. 2018 Featured Charities are YoKid, The Carpenter's Shelter for Homeless Families and Odanadi, an International organization working to fight human trafficking and support women in need. Past years charities have included Yoga Gives Back,The Alzheimer's Foundation and ALIVE.

Please reach out to Virginia Yoga Week Chair, Margaret Townsend with questions about Virginia Yoga Week and the Be Well Virginia Summer Wellness Campaign.

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti, Om
Virginia Yoga Week is presented by Yogis for Positive Change and the Virginia Yoga Community.