Finding Bliss Cacao Ceremony
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

Finding Bliss Cacao Ceremony

Do you love dark chocolate for all its uplifting and tasty qualities? Then ceremonial cacao will take you to a whole new level.

Traditionally processed ceremonial cacao preserves the pharmacological constituents that bring calm upliftment. One of these constituents, Anandamide, gets its name from the Sanskrit word for ‘bliss.’ Anandamide creates the “runner’s high.” Traditional processing also keeps the rich, creamy cacao butter and nourishing minerals intact. There is no need to add any sugar or dairy to enjoy the depth of flavors of this superfood medicine.

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Women's Healing Circle: Speak Your Truth
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Healing Circle: Speak Your Truth

During our May Speaking Truth Women’s Healing Circle, enjoy movement and voice practices with Jen Young to connect your voice to your heart’s truth.  Take the opportunity to make a stand and voice your truth as you are support by our circle of women.

Art is a powerful way to speak out.  It allows others to receive and understand messages from the heart without the resistance of the intellect,

Learn a powerful art form for self-expression, Zine Making, with Zine artist, Ana Moore.  Ana uses zines as an art form of expression and awareness, focusing on mental health, wellness and the empowerment of marginalized identities.

First introduced to zines in college, Ana grew an appreciation for how they serve as a form of publication that’s counter culture. Handmade and self published, zines have traditionally been used by marginalized communities to insert their voice and share their experiences. 

Come together in circle to speak your truth and support other women to do the same.  As woman lift each other, we rise as one.  Many voices create harmony that resounds clear and loud to lift all humanity.

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Women's Healing Circle: Call of the Wild Feminine
Apr
7
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Healing Circle: Call of the Wild Feminine

“Bone by bone, hair by hair, Wild Woman comes back. Through night dreams, through events half understood and half remembered…” Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves

Come back to your wild nature. Remember the part of you that is inextricable from nature. Remember the part of you that knows how to talk and listen to the animals and plants. Remember the part of you that knows how to dance with the weather and cycles of life. Remember the part of you that can move with gentle stealth or roar with fierce courage. Your wild self is calling you. She is trying to show you the vastness of who you are, if you can just step outside the confines of domesticated civilization for a moment to see where she’s pointing.

This month’s Women’s Healing Circle celebrates the wild in every women. Join us to share how you would like to bring a little more wildness into your life. We’ll journey together through the ancient practice of dancing to the drum. Bring your drum or noise maker. Wear what brings out the wild in you.

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Bhakti Women's Circle- Wellspring of Life
Mar
17
2:00 PM14:00

Bhakti Women's Circle- Wellspring of Life

When the season comes, Life cannot help but spring forth.  The generative force of life flows through seed and leaf, calf and foal, egg and womb.

Come connect to the spring time flow of the generative force within your own body.  Let that wellspring of life bubble throughout your being and pour forth into dance.  Feel your sovereignty of that which wells up within you and free your voice to call in spring.

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December Women's Healing Circle
Dec
3
9:30 AM09:30

December Women's Healing Circle

“…if experience has taught me anything it is that joy is an act of defiance to the world. The fun, the frolics – the moment you’re in, be fully in it. Death and mortality? I answer with joy.” —Bono Vox

Joy is our birthright. Joy holds the hand of grief, despair and loneliness and brings them into the circle to dance and sing. Joy defies oppression and dominance.

Let us express our joy through sharing and creating together. Let us lift each other with laughter. Let us bask in the light of each others’ company.

Join the December Women’s Healing Circle to share, journey and create together.

$10 donation benefits Muskan, the young girl in Inda that Bhakti Yoga DC sponsors to go to school.

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Beginners' Yoga Series
Oct
6
to Oct 27

Beginners' Yoga Series

A safe, effective yoga practice requires a strong foundation based on your goals, needs and constitution. Learn the basics of vinsaya (flow) yoga so you feel confident to step into any yoga class without risk of injury.

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Women's Healing Circle
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Women's Healing Circle

Gaia's Lovelight Journey

Come share your heart, make some noise and express your creative spirit through drumming and dancing.  Journey into Mama Gaia's Heart/Womb to receive deep nourishment and healing from Gaia's liquid gold Lovelight.

Our world needs the healing power of women gathering in circle now more than ever.  As we circle together, our natural connection to Mother Gaia expands and grows.  We feel witnessed on a heart and soul level when we share together from this space..  We heal the wounds women have endured from each other and inflicted on each other through "history."  As we do, we create our-story.

$10 donation supports Muskan, the schoolgirl in India that Bhakti Yoga DC sponsors.

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Womb of Gaia Rebirth Immersion
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Womb of Gaia Rebirth Immersion

Through lifetimes as feminine initiates, mystical, and indigenous medicine women, we knew our wombs to be extensions of the womb of Mother Earth. We knew our wombs to be a secret, yet massively powerful gateway to realizing the untapped resources of our soul and bringing through Gaia's healing energy and bliss-filled omnipresent Love.
 

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Womb of Gaia Rebirth Friday Evening Special Event
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

Womb of Gaia Rebirth Friday Evening Special Event

Awaken to the Goddess of Love in D.C.

You are warmly invited to join Maleda & the Womb of Life School to open your internal gateways to a new frontier in evolutionary feminine consciousness....
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Join us Friday for a powerful, nourishing, and beauty-filled divine womb & heart activation for evolutionary women to midwife the Love of the Great Mother into Washington D.C.

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Embody the Sphinx: Yoga and Guided Meditation Experience
Mar
17
1:30 PM13:30

Embody the Sphinx: Yoga and Guided Meditation Experience

It is so hard to hold our heads up these days. Our posture takes a beating from our phones, our chairs, our computers, our cars, even our beds. As our heads push further forward of our bodies, we loss our thoughts and even our sense of truth.

This 90-minute yoga asana and guided meditation experience will set you up with tools to safeguard your neck and shoulders from your sitting and phone habits. After a feline-centered asana practice, you will dive into the mysterious realm of the Sphinx through a guided mythological journey while realigning your spine. End the journey with a bit of time to journal your experience.

The human head of Sphinx rests comfortably on top of lion shoulders without any strain, which creates a posture that wields power without force. There is no nervousness or self-consciousness about the Sphinx. Like most cats, Sphinx is utterly at home with self.

When humans come into better posture, we come into our natural regalness. Our head and heart align. Our senses open. We stay in our strength and power while relaxing around others.

As we feel safe within ourselves, we feel safe to share who we are with others and to receive who others are too. We are open to seeing a new perspective, which expands our consciousness. Perception expands through compassionate connection to other hearts.

Pull your head out of your phone and reclaim the power of who you are. Discover the wealth of knowledge within you so you trust your own truth.

Advance Register: $15; Day of Event: $20

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Unite with Your Inner Beloved Yoga and Cacao Ceremony
Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Unite with Your Inner Beloved Yoga and Cacao Ceremony

Whether you are single and wanting to open to more love or coupled and wanting to deepen the love you have, this workshop will connect you with the one who has loved you since the birth of your soul--your Inner Beloved.

When we recognize the inner Beloved and allow the Beloved to fully love us, we become more whole and present to Love.  

During this workshop, enjoy heart-opening ceremonial cacao or your favorite chocolate to connect with our open heart.  Flow with an all-levels vinyasa practice to make space for your opening heart, so that you can connect with the Beloved within your open heart in meditation.

Note: Some people are sensitive to ceremonial cacao so feel free to bring your own chocolate treat or heart-opening non-alcoholic beverage.

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Beginners' Yoga Series
Jan
13
to Feb 17

Beginners' Yoga Series

A solid foundation builds a strong yoga practice.
In this 6-week journey with me, you will:

  • Learn how to do basic yoga asanas (postures) with safe alignment.
  • Explore principles of pranayama (breathing) that enrich your practice while steadying your mind and emotions.
  • Get a taste of meditation and other yoga aspects that lead you to deeper knowledge of who you are and how to maneuver these challenging times.

$85

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New Year's Cleanse with Ellen Kittredge
Jan
8
to Jan 28

New Year's Cleanse with Ellen Kittredge

Ellen Kittredge offers her 21-Day Cleanse January 13-February 17.

Engaging in a gentle food based Cleanse this Fall is the perfect way to support your body as we transition into the next season.

Ellen's popular Seasonal Cleanses offer detoxification for the body and renewal for the soul! The changes you experience will forever shift the way you look at food and your body. Its gifts include positive changes in body shape and weight, and frequently, an end to chronic health concerns.

It is my honor to offer fitness, yoga and meditation information that supports the cleanse process.

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Celebrating Period
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating Period

Celebrating, Period events at Take Five Meditation are a safe space for all women and girls to gather together. Gatherings include meditation, self-care, and time to share stories and experiences. This is a beautiful opportunity for mothers, daughters and sisters to connect and learn about each other.

- Joyfully express your feminine creative power and ability to experience the life cycle within you.
- Find rest and self-loving care.
- Experience the feminine birthright of profound pleasure.
- Come into a healthy balance with the masculine within yourself and out in the world.

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Celebrating Period
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Celebrating Period

Celebrating, Period events at Take Five Meditation are a safe space for all women and girls to gather together. Gatherings include meditation, self-care, and time to share stories and experiences. This is a beautiful opportunity for mothers, daughters and sisters to connect and learn about each other.

- Joyfully express your feminine creative power and ability to experience the life cycle within you.
- Find rest and self-loving care.
- Experience the feminine birthright of profound pleasure.
- Come into a healthy balance with the masculine within yourself and out in the world.

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Embrace of Earth & Sky Daylong Retreat
Apr
15
9:00 AM09:00

Embrace of Earth & Sky Daylong Retreat

Please join us for this beautiful workshop, in which we nourish and expand ourselves through practices of body, mind, and spirit. We will go beyond just managing stress, and will truly step into the cultivation of an enduring resiliency that will support us for the journey ahead.  With a beautiful balance of movement and stillness, meditation and action, speaking and silence, this full day of practices and rituals will provide a sanctuary space for you to explore what you most need to flourish right now.  

We will spend the day at the beautiful Rumi Wasi Sanctuary, located on a pristine mountaintop in Harpers Ferry, WV, which is just over an hour from the DC and Baltimore metro areas.

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