7th Annual DC Yoga Week (just in time!)

Let the District yogis rejoice! Free and $5 classes at studios all across town this week.  No excuses. Dive in.



Wet Weekend Warrior: Not your watered down round up!

Last week I trekked the 2,600 miles back to the homeland of LA.  After a year and a half of living on the East Coast, I found it rather quaint that people on the West Coast were complaining about the “heat.”  To me, 90 degrees with no humidity and a cool ocean breeze that settles in around 6pm, is hardly the tough life! Back on the East Coast, having just nearly missed the dreaded Hurricane Irene, we’ve been facing a week-long, non-stop downpour here.  Which brings me to the weekend plans:  You may remember that I miraculously beat the crowds and scored tickets to Virgin Mobile Freefest back in July.  And now here we are, a day before the long-awaited event, and I can’t seem to find anyone still willing to go!  Granted, its supposed to be raining all weekend and, well, its been raining so much that the Merriweather grounds may be more akin to a slip n’ slide fail.  Still, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys, Ghostland Observatory, Deadmaus5… does anyone want to go to tomorrow’s festival?  Let me know! I could swing either way. Speaking of…Lest you think its all rainy Jane around here, let’s remember some of the things we do when the sun is out!  The acroyoga friends we made at Meridian Hill Park last month have put together a really cool video. Go to the Facebook Acroyoga page, scroll down and ‘like’ the video posted by Elizabeth Tomber here: http://www.facebook.com/acroyoga Help send them to California in a contest for Divine Play Acroyoga.

And also… on to the serious stuff. Reality. No really. There really is a cool event coming up. Seriously. For realz. For really. For real-ity.  NYC friends, Boulder, CO friends, China, Indonesia, Paris friends, from DC to the Dominican Republic. Thailand to Tunisia, anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can be apart of something together.  Acknowledgment of science.  A dose of reality.

We’re one week away. Yeay!

CH-ch-ch-check it.


AcroYoga and the funky Sunday bunch

Over the weekend I took my first Synergy workshop at Bikram Yoga in Bethesda, MD.  Think: yoga meets partner stretching meets Cirque du Soleil meets your favorite gymnastics class when you were 8 years old.  Its playful, silly, beautiful and fun!

Flora flies in bow pose

After the workshop, we went to the drum circle at Malcolm X Park on Sunday to practice our new craft.  If you haven’t been to the drum circle on Sundays yet, you’re going.  This Sunday.  Just do it.  Don’t ask questions. You’re going.

The drum circle is loud and from the moment you ascend the steps along the park’s famous art deco fountain, you hear it.  Rhythmic rumbling that grows louder until you reach the top and see the swirling hive of drummers unfold before you.  Drummers, dancers, kids on the lawn throwing frisbees, hula hooping, practicing yoga, chatting over picnic treats on blankets.  A wonderland of DC residents.  Gathered together in sheer, brief magic.Flora and Corey started practicing their moves right away.  Basically one person is a flyer and the other is the base.  Once the flyer is boosted into the air on the extended legs of the base, the flyer can twist, stretch, flip and fold in the air.Then we made new friends and got to practice with a guy who has been doing AcroYoga for about 7 years.  It was a blast and really inspiring to keep honing our new skills.  Watch Flora fly:I got in the game and had some fun too:
If you’re interested in learning more, there’s a class on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm at Yoga Chai. Let me just tell you, its fun. VERY fun.  Enough to make a girl want to run away and join the circus.

That’s all for now cats and kittens!

Namaste, Aimee

4th of July weekend in the Outer Banks

What better way to celebrate our nation’s independence than heading to the shore and starring smugly across the pond at merry ol’ England?
It was this California girl’s first time to the Outer Banks, NC and I must say, it was wonderful to escape the chaos of DC on the 4th of July and lock in some seriously solid beach time.