Awaken your body and mind
through a unique ten week series to increase muscular strength and flexibility
while cultivating mindfulness, intellectual inquiry, and Jewish community.
Body Jewish Mind will introduce participants to yoga poses and breathing
followed by chevruta (partner) learning to explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the
ethical principles of yoga, from a Jewish perspective through classic and
contemporary Jewish and Yoga texts.
No prior yoga
or Torah experience necessary! Just bring easy-to-move in clothes, a mat*, water
bottle, and the desire to challenge yourself in a new way!
Dates: 10 Thursdays, February 6- April 10
Class was cancelled due to inclement weather on February 13. An additional class will be added on April 17 to make it up.
General Registration: $150
Fitness Member Registration : $120
EntryPointDC Registration: $100
Drop-In Registration: $18/class**
**Note: Drop-in registrations need to purchased for a specific class date by 4pm the day of the class and are not refundable
*The DCJCC Fitness Center has limited mats available to borrow. Please bring your own if you can.
Instructor: Veronica Grant
came to her yoga mat after years of teaching fitness classes with increasingly
achy joints, muscles, and a stressed mind. Her sequences are strong, yet keeps a light-hearted mood with her
students. She is also always seeking creative and engaging ways to make
Judaism relevant in her life; Yoga Body Jewish Mind
perfectly meshes her love of yoga and Jewish thought. Throughout the
course, Veronica will remind her students to use their breath to find strength,
grace, and compassion for themselves in their yoga practice - both on and off
the mat. Veronica is a RYT-200 with the Yoga Alliance and holds a Group
Fitness Instructor certification from the American Council on Exercise.
Yoga Body Jewish Mind Creator: Peggy Price
Peggy Price has
been teaching yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes since 2004. She
completed her 200 hour Yoga Alliance coursework at Peachtree Yoga
Center in Atlanta. Peggy has been passionate about Torah study since age six, and she has studied Tanach, Mishnah, Halacha, Jewish history, etc.
throughout her twelve years of Jewish day school, college, and
beyond. Yoga Body Jewish Mind was first developed as a series
for College of Charleston’s Jewish Studies Department in 2011 in order to
explore the physical practice and ethical principles of yoga through the lens
of Jewish values and Torah study. Peggy believes the process of chavruta
study challenges us to not only have a deeper connection to Judaism, but to
Please contact Tami Wolf at (202) 777-3259 with any questions.
Before registering, make sure you are familiar with the JLL Registration Policies