Virtual Sunday Serenity Yoga
Yoga instructor Alia Peera is back to help host our 7th annual summer yoga series with Dumbarton House alongside Rachel Morrison, Alston Taggart, and JoAnn Hill.
As you can see from the event titles, half will be in-person and half will be virtual. Either way, you will enjoy a serene 60-minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees must complete a waiver to participate, whether in-person or virtual. Pre-registration is required in order to receive the link for virtual classes. Virtual classes are every other week starting June 6.
A $5 donation per person is suggested for the class and can be made on Ticketleap or to the instructor’s payment account (shared during each program). Donations will go directly to the instructor. Reservations are required to receive the Zoom meeting link but are not required for in-person classes. Donations to Dumbarton House can be made at https://dumbartonhouse.org/support.
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About our instructors
Alia Peera’s desire to share yoga with others grew out of her own journey for empowerment and self-care. Her love of yoga deepened after she returned to D.C. from a stressful job as special education teacher in one of the most under-resourced schools in the South Louisiana. Yoga helped Alia find the balance both on and off the mat to restore and give more her students, family and friends. Passionate about helping others cultivate their inner balance through yoga and mindfulness, Alia has dedicated her time to teaching yoga and meditation to kids and adults in the DC area. She is certified in Vinyasa Flow/Power Yoga, and has also earned certificates in Yoga Philosophy for Kids Grades K-12. Her style is energetic, friendly, and focused on mindfulness and breath. Alia is energized by empowering others to reach their full potential. In her classes, you can expect to feel cared for yet challenged.
www.aliapeera.com | @Path2Be
Alston Taggart is a North Carolinian expat, who has been living in DC since 1994. With degrees in fine and graphic arts, Alston has always been a student of the amazing and beautiful world we live in and of its infinite possibility. For more than a decade, she has brought that wonder and joy to the study and teaching of yoga. She draws from a variety of schools of ancient and modern yoga to create a fusion of heart, mind, and body.
Alston finds yoga the perfect means to balance and align her current worlds of graphic design and motherhood — helping herself and others in her classes — to find stillness, strength, and calm amidst the crazy of our modern times.
https://studiored.us/ | Venmo @AlstonTaggart
JoAnn is an enthusiastic yoga and barre instructor who loves to inspire others to commit to long-term fitness and wellness goals. She initially began practicing yoga to compliment her active lifestyle, and soon fell in love with the empowerment, serenity, and grounding it brought to her life. Energetic and motivated, JoAnn is passionate about guiding others in creating balance on and off the mat. Soon after becoming a yoga instructor, JoAnn also pursued her passion for barre, an elegant, but challenging series of ballet-barre and Pilates postures designed to help sculpt, tone, stretch, and strengthen. She works hard to create an environment that helps her students push past their obstacles and reach their fitness goals.
Originally from Pennsylvania, JoAnn has lived in the DC area for over nineteen years with her wonderful husband and pizza-loving dog, Jackson. Outside of the studio, she is the co-founder of Capitol Teachers, a full-service tutoring organization. JoAnn is the author of the book Secret Washington, DC: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure. She is an avid traveler and foodie and writes about her global adventures and love for food on her blog dcglobejotters.org. JoAnn enjoys spending her time cooking plant-based recipes, exercising, paddle boarding, cycling, skiing, and reading.
@joann_hill_dc | Venmo @JoAnn-Hill-4
Rachel is a personal trainer and yoga instructor passionate about helping people understand themselves more fully through movement. She completed her 200 hour training with Eric Schwarz and her 500 hour training with Alicia Moyer. Her extensive background in dance infuses her yoga sequencing with creativity and her classes focus on deepening awareness as well as balancing strength and flexibility. She considers herself a lifelong student and continues to study the ancient philosophies at the core of the yogic tradition, infusing each class with a spiritual grounding.
www.mindfulmovementdc.com | Venmo @Rachel-Morrison-30