Dear Friends,

With the azaleas and dogwoods in full glory in Washington this month, I hope you will find the opportunity to rise early, take some time for yourself and experience the serenity and beauty of each May morning as it passes.

Here at Budding Yogis, we are thrilled to announce the opening of our Therapeutic Yoga Program, under the nurturing wing of director Karen Soltes, a licensed social worker with specific training in using yoga therapeutically with children. Therapeutic Yoga will increase self-esteem, improve physical well being, and encourage social growth in children with a wide range of special needs. Classes are by application only and numbers will be limited, in order to give specialized attention to each child. Please call or email the studio to schedule an intake meeting.

At the Circle Yoga studio, we will be celebrating all forms of nurturing this month, from the care and attention we show ourselves, through the practice of yoga, to the love and support shown to us by our mothers, and the many other women who care for us all, physically and spiritually, throughout our lives. Why not consider giving a little of that love back to a female mentor or yourself, through the gift of a Circle Yoga class or workshop, such as the Deep Relaxation workshop on Mother’s Day itself? Upcoming workshops include:

  • Deep Relaxation for Women (Mother’s Day), May 8, 2-3.30pm, $25, with Annette Z
  • Introduction to Teaching Yoga to Kids on Sunday, May 15, 1-4pm, $60 with Linda Feldman and Annie Mahon
  • Belly Dancing on Sunday, May 22, 1-3pm, $35, with Annette Z
  • Couples Yoga, May 22, 10-11.30am, $18/couple, with Cinema Wood

In addition, Circle Yoga continues to host Smiling Like a Buddha: A Ten Week Mindfulness Meditation workshop, every Wednesday through June 15 (no class May 25th), from 7.30-9.30pm at the Circle Yoga Studio site, with Mitchell Ratner PhD, from the Still Water Mindfulness Meditation Center.

For more information about any and all of our classes and workshops, please click on the links to our website to the right of this newsletter.

Please don’t forget that registration for the Budding Yogis’ Summer Yoga Camp and Mindful Learning Camp is continuing, but classes are filling, so please sign up promptly. Both camps are fabulous opportunities for your child to really learn and practice mindfulness and yoga as well as learn other skills. To find out more about our summer camp, workshops, and regular classes, go to for kids, and for adults.

May the rain bring you new growth,


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