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:
ONLINE YOGA FOR 50+
Mondays @ 12 noon ET
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!
YOGA TRANSITION TO EVENING
Thursdays 5:30 pm ET
In this all-levels class, we will begin with gentle movement and breathwork, then use balls or a foam roller to release tense muscles, and end with relaxing restorative yoga to leave your stress behind. This class is great for high stress days and will set you up for an evening recharge too. Props needed for this class include a tennis ball, or a foam roller, a yoga block or thick book, a blanket or thick towel, and a bolster or sofa cushion.
SLOW FLOW AND MEDITATION AT PAST TENSE STUDIO ONLINE
Wednesdays @ 7 pm ET
This 60-minute class includes 45 minutes of movement, and 15 minutes of meditation to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.
YOGA FOR FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT
Saturdays @ 930am ET
This all-levels yoga class is all about building and maintaining stability and ease in your body through functional movements like reaching, lunging and squatting, some "traditional yoga" warrior poses and sun salutations, ending with a brief meditation to complete the connection between mind and body.
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.
MULTI CLASS PACKS
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Buy a Class Pack and save. You will receive an email with a unique code to register for 4, 6, or 8 of my group classes in any combination. Must be used within 45 days of purchase.
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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.