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Celebrate the DMV Yoga Community at Namas Day

Namas Day—a celebration of yoga, wellness and local community – comes to the DMV region Loc at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. The all-day event, hosted by DC Area Yoga, includes a variety yoga programs and a wellness marketplace, and emphasizes community and local yoga resources. Namas Day DC is based on the very successful annual Namas Day events that have been hosted in Philadelphia since 2012.

“We launched Namas Day with the goal of creating community and showcasing the amazing yoga teachers, students and schools right in our own neighborhoods,” said Mary Fetterman, founder of Namas Day and, of which DC Area Yoga is a subsidiary. “We’re grateful for all the support the community has given us in spreading the word this first year. Our belief is that no single studio or business should have a strong influence on the event. Namas Day is open to all and the biggest influencers are the attendees.”

Namas Day is a neutral, local, accessible event, open to all individuals interested in yoga, whether novice or well-traveled on their yoga journey. The day includes a diverse schedule of workshops including; inspirational vinyasa, Yoga Sutra conversations, arm balancing, Pranayama, yin yoga, anatomical analysis and a few more.

Presenting teachers include Mimi Rieger, HawaH, Hari-kirtana das, Hugh Byrne and Marni Sclaroff, to name a few. “We hear a lot about critically acclaimed teachers around the globe, but it is important to remember the incredible instructors we have in our own cities,” Fetterman said. “Namas Day offers the chance to meet yogis you wouldn’t normally train with, to expand your community and to appreciate the yoga opportunities available in your area. It is an inspiring day. It is impossible to leave without feeling uplifted.”

The day kicks off with community meditation led by Dawn Curtis from East Meets West Yoga Center. All are welcome (ticket holders and non-ticket holders) to attend the opening and visit the marketplace. The amazing schedule of workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and will require a purchased ticket to attend.

Location: 3351 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA. Discounted full-day passes available through September 14. Half day and single workshop tickets will be available about two weeks before the event. For more information, to purchase tickets to get information on sponsorship, exhibiting or partnership opportunities, visit or contact Mary Fetterman at [email protected].

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