Date & Time
Wednesday, September 25
6:45am - 8:00am
2412 Rear 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Greet the day with a creative yoga practice at the Cheshire. Join your community for a short exploration of storytelling through movement, led by Cierra Jade. This dynamic introduction will be followed by a 45 minute yoga flow led by Kasia Galia and Rhia Morsenberger. After your flow, you’re free to head off to work or stay and join us for a special giveaway from Outdoor Voices, plus coffee and a light breakfast.
Please bring your own mat for this session, as this event will be hosted in a creative arts space, not a traditional yoga studio.
There is a $5 refundable charge to reserve your spot – you’ll get a refund when you show up and check in!
Outdoor Voices is a recreation brand on a mission to get the world moving. We’re freeing fitness from performance and bringing back Doing Things For Fun, by designing technical apparel for recreation by recreationalists. We are excited to partner with DC Design Week, because Doing Things is always better together with friends.
The Cheshire and PAKKE are co-sponsoring the event.
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Cierra Kaler-Jones is a teaching artist, writer, and rising scholar based in Washington, DC. She has had her writing featured in Education Post, Nia Magazine, Midnight and Indigo, and on Ebony.com. She has been recognized internationally for her social justice work with students and was a guest speaker at the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the United States Department of Education. Most recently she gave a TED talk at the 2018 TEDxFoggyBottom conference.
Cierra is also an arts education advocate and fitness instructor — she teaches dance classes for all ages, choreographs for local companies, and runs a program that offers culturally-sustaining arts-based programming and curriculum for girls.Website
Yoga Instructor and Belly Dance Artist
Rhia is a yoga teacher turned movement educator, traditional Thai yoga practitioner, and professional dancer. Her work, in this lifetime, is to help people connect to a deeper part of themselves through movement. One of Rhia’s foundational teaching points is that when you move more of your body, more often, in more different ways, and environments, it’s guaranteed to change your quality of life & your relationship to life – often for the better. This mindset has led to a multi-disciplinary approach in her teaching – which often combines yoga with strength, joint conditioning, and somatic movement. Her intention is to create a safe place for people to have an embodied experience and a place for self-inquiry, resilience, and compassion to flourish.Website
FRC Mobility Specialist and Yoga Instructor
Kasia Galica is a human being aspiring to do good in the world. She’s also a functional range conditioning mobility specialist, 500 hour trained yoga instructor and personal trainer. Kasia loves to blend her disciplines to guide people towards a better relationship with their bodies. Her goal is to hold space and facilitate growth, resilience, and curiosity.Instagram
About DC Design Week
Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am. 100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.
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