YOGA FOR STRENGTH & BALANCE
Hi, I’m Bara Vaida. I am a 500-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher offering movement and meditation classes that focus on alignment, strength, and the healing aspects of yoga. I also have advanced training in Yoga Therapeutics. My group classes are appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners, especially beginners and those over forty.
Through hundreds of hours of specialized yoga teacher training and the study of anatomy and fascia, I have developed a deep understanding of the key elements of neuro-skeletal-muscular well-being, and I use this evidence-based training to help students build resilience through functional movement.
In my classes, students can expect a supportive practice, with clear verbal cues and demonstration. My teaching incorporates flow yoga poses, functional movement, and self-massage tools. Every class is aimed at helping students feel better in their body for at least a few moments, and to building the strength, balance, and mental clarity to live a healthy life off the mat.
I received my 500-hour training at Tranquil Space and Past Tense studios in Washington DC. I am certified in teaching seniors through the Duke Integrative Medicine/Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and in Myofascial Release through Yoga Medicine. In addition to teaching yoga, I am a freelance journalist and writer covering health policy, public health, and infectious disease.
MY CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
I teach multiple weekly scheduled all-levels yoga and functional movement classes, myofascial release & self-massage, and occasional guided meditations and workshops. I also offer private individual and small group classes.
Join me for one of my regularly scheduled classes this week:
YOGA FOR 55+
Mondays @ 12 noon ET (Via Zoom)
Fridays @ 11 am ET (In-person @ Cleveland Park Library)
A gentle yoga class tailored for older adults who prefer a slower-paced practice. I tailor the poses to accommodate the needs of different bodies. All levels are welcome. Free!
30 MINUTE NOON YOGA BREAK
Thursdays @ 12 noon ET
This all-levels class will make use of yoga postures to build core strength and increase the body’s ability to maintain balance. We will utilize gentle whole-body movements and breathing practices to empower you toward better alignment and a stronger back.
RESTORATIVE YOGA WORKSHOP
SUN APRIL 23 @ 4 pm ET
This restorative yoga workshop will teach the nervous system to manage stress by encouraging the body to move into rest and healing mode. It is accessible to everybody, including people who are new to yoga, have limited physical abilities, or are healing from an injury.
PRIVATE CLASSES & PACKAGES
Pick any open time
From beginners to lifelong yogis who want to spend time working through an injury or specific goal, I can tailor a practice to you. Sessions are also available for small groups. I offer a free 30 minute consultation when you purchase a package of 5 private classes. Click for details.
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QUESTIONS? LET'S CONNECT
I'd love to hear from you! If you are interested in private individual or small group classes, please use the form below to let me know the dates/times and nature of the practice you are looking for. Together we will customize a schedule and practice just for you.