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Get Fit at Fessenden

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Saturdays, May - July

Venue

Fessenden Park
Fessenden Park, Wisconsin Ave. & Fessenden St.
Washington, 20016
Phone:
202-362-1815

Low-impact fitness classes every Saturday morning at Fessenden Park, offered by Tenleytown Main Street and the Friends of Fessenden Park, in partnership with: the Center for Mindful Living, CorePower Yoga, Haute Bodhi, sport&health, and the Washington Yoga Center. All fitness levels welcomed! Click the Schedule tab above for a listing of this season’s Get Fit at Fessenden classes and links to register.

The all-volunteer Friends of Fessenden Park is a committee of Tenleytown Main Street that seeks to revitalize the park as a community gathering place for all ages. Tenleytown Main Street is an official park partner of the DC Department of Parks and Recreation.

 

Getting to the park

Fessenden Park is bounded by Wisconsin Avenue, Fessenden St., and 42nd St. The park is equidistance from either the Tenleytown-AU Metro station or the Friendship Heights station, and is located on multiple Metro Bus lines. A Capital Bikeshare station is located at Fessenden Street and Wisconsin Avenue, next to Citibank. Metered street parking is also available.

 

Inclement weather policy

In the case of rain, the class will be canceled. Registrants will receive credit for a future Get Fit at Fessenden class at the park.

There is a suggested donation of $10 for each class. Please bring a mat and water with you. All proceeds support programming and maintenance of the park by Tenleytown Main Street and the Friends of Fessenden Park.

 

June 29, 9 am: Mindful Yoga

Register: bit.ly/Fit-Fessenden-6-29-19

For all levels, ability, and conditions. This class begins with simple breathing practices and gentle meditation and includes different movements, stretches, and positions of the body to increase limberness, blood circulation, and qi flow. Conclude with relaxation practices for integration. All are invited, no experience necessary.

 

July 6: No class. Fourth of July weekend.


 

July 13, 9 am: CorePower Yoga Class

Register: bit.ly/Fit-Fessenden-7-13-19

Unroll your yoga mat for an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll explore the yoga postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa yoga. A foundation-building yoga class that will work every muscle through movement and breath at a moderate, but intuitive pace.


 

July 20, 9 am: Mindful Movement

Register: bit.ly/Fit-Fessenden-7-20-19

Create a grounded presence which flows naturally into a meditative state with Emily from the Center for Mindful Living.  By moving with awareness and focusing on the breath, you can release tension and activate energy that enhances your Meditation. The class will include 6 movements of the spine, a breathing exercise to center and a walking meditation. There will also be a brief guided meditation. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or blanket and mat to sit on. All levels of skill are welcome. Some chairs will be available for those who prefer to meditate on a chair.


 

July 27, 9 am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Register: bit.ly/Fit-Fessenden-7-27-19

Join Haute Bodhi for a challenging yet fun flow that will get you just outside your comfort zone with new twists on classic Hatha Yoga postures. You’ll increase the range of motion in all your major joints with gentle fascial stretch periodically worked into the flow. This class is perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike!


 

Past Classes

May 4, 9 am: CorePower Yoga Class

Unroll your yoga mat for an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll explore the yoga postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa yoga. A foundation-building yoga class that will work every muscle through movement and breath at a moderate, but intuitive pace.


May 11, 9 am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Join Maggie Doctors of Haute Bodhi for a dynamic vinyasa flow class. This challenging yet fun flow will get you just outside your comfort zone with new twists on classic Hatha Yoga postures. You’ll increase the range of motion in all your major joints with gentle fascial stretch periodically worked into the flow. This class is perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike!


May 18, 9 am: Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Find the balance between strength and flexibility with Sydnea from the Washington Yoga Center. Repeating a series of flowing postures between longer holds of static postures, movement is coordinated with breath. Inspired by set sequences of postures designed by Sri Dharma Mittra.


May 25: No class. Memorial Day weekend.


June 1, 9 am: CorePower Yoga Class

Unroll your yoga mat for an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll explore the yoga postures and fundamental principles of Vinyasa yoga. A foundation-building yoga class that will work every muscle through movement and breath at a moderate, but intuitive pace.


June 15, 9 am:  Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Find the balance between strength and flexibility with Sydnea from the Washington Yoga Center. Repeating a series of flowing postures between longer holds of static postures, movement is coordinated with breath. Inspired by set sequences of postures designed by Sri Dharma Mittra.


June 22, 9 am: Mindful Movement

Create a grounded presence which flows naturally into a meditative state with Emily from the Center for Mindful Living.  By moving with awareness and focusing on the breath, you can release tension and activate energy that enhances your Meditation. The class will include 6 movements of the spine, a breathing exercise to center and a walking meditation. There will also be a brief guided meditation. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or blanket and mat to sit on. All levels of skill are welcome. Some chairs will be available for those who prefer to meditate on a chair.


 


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