Around Town: REI Classes @ Wunder Garten

REI Classes at Wunder Garten

As you’ve no doubt heard many times before, REI is building a flagship store at the former Uline Arena in NoMa. That remains exciting news.

Less exciting is, the store is not set to open until the Fall of 2016. Well, drat.

Fear not, because REI has been partnering with the Wunder Garten beer garden to offer up classes on a range of topics.

For the remainder of August, REI will host (mostly) free classes at the REI Community Space at Wunder Garten (NoMa).

The topics are as diverse as your interests. From running to bike repairs to backpacking to yoga to camping, they basically run the gamut on outdoor activities. They even have a Pub Trivia night scheduled for August 20th.

The REI Community Space is mere steps away from the beer garden itself, so you can grab a pint, pick up something from the daily food truck option and enjoy the class.

I have attended one class (Backpacking in the Appalachians on August 5th), which was informative, with lots of practical tips. I found it helpful as it sparked ideas on what gear I needed and what tasks were needed when planning your own backpacking trip. Thumbs up.

 

Have a look at the offerings for the rest of August and sign-up!

REI Classes
REI Community Space at Wunder Garten Beer Garden
Select August Dates
Evenings (Times vary)
Free (mostly)
All ages

Around Town: Free Yoga Series “Yoga with Nya” @ Union Market, 1/4/15

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This Sunday, Jan. 4, Union Market, the vibrant district in Northeast DC, will welcome back its free Yoga series titled, “Yoga With Nya.” Classes will take place every Sunday at noon at Dock 5.

The sessions, suitable for all levels of practitioner, will feature Vinyasa yoga, in addition to specialty workshops and guest teachers. True yoga enthusiasts may recognize the series’ instructor Nya Alemayhu from Buddha B Yoga, Georgetown Yoga or The Studio DC, where she typically teaches.

Nya is excited become a permanent member of the Union Market community. “Yoga has the potential to create community and bringing the practice to Union Market is the best way to achieve this kind of work,” says Nya. “I’m excited to connect with people and connect people to one another through the practice.” With community in mind, Nya looks forward to continuing to share her holistic approach to yoga with both seasoned practitioners and Vinyasa first-timers.

The DC Yogi is also known for her private instruction, including individual and group lessons, as well as workplace sessions held at nonprofits, hospitals, law firms, think tanks, universities and other businesses in the DC area.

Students should arrive 15 minutes prior to class at Dock 5 and are advised to bring their own mats and blocks. While the class is free and open to all, a $5 donation is encouraged. Preferred entrance to Dock 5 is through the stairway on the far right side of the market.

ABOUT THE MARKET AT UNION MARKET: Union Market, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 7 million square feet. EDENS has a clear vision to create of DC’s most vibrant, interesting, and thriving neighborhoods. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, with over 40 local artisan food and beverage vendors, now averages 10,000–15,000 visitors per weekend and has held over 100 events. Over the last several months, the Union Market district has also become a unique and alternative destination. For more information about Union Market, please visit http://www.unionmarketdc.com. 1309 5th St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.

ABOUT NYA ALEMAYHU: Nya began practicing yoga while living in Boston in 2004. Under the instruction of Ryan Arnoldy and Katja Brandis, she completed her 200-hour, five month-long teacher training program and received her certification from Yoga Alliance. Nya has studied with Master Practitioners Tiffany Cruikshank, Donna Farhi, Sara Ivanhoe, Chris Tompkins and Mark Whitwell. At Union Market, she plans to teach Vinyasa yoga to challenge, energize and safely lead students to their edge. Learn more at http://www.yogawithnya.com.