Workshops & Monthly Events


Sterling, VA @ the Yurt

Yin Yoga Benefit Class w/ Gretchen 

Saturday October 24th 1:30-3:00pm @ the Yurt

Yin yoga focuses on the joints and connective tissues, along with the energetic systems of the body, bringing the body into balance and increasing it’s natural range of motion. The grounding yin poses are held in stillness for 3-5 minutes. Yin offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with your body and your breath. All Levels Welcome

Gretchen Schutte is a local yoga teacher donating her time for this class to help us raise money for the girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata. Come enjoy this really yummy practice! Recommended Donation $15-20


Healing Breathwork Circle with Melita

Saturday October 31st 1:30-3:00pm @ the Yurt

Our breath has the capacity to heal, bring us back to the present moment and help stabilize us during periods of intensity and stress. The best part is that our breath is always at the ready… always willing to serve us to help us heal.

During this Breathwork Circle we will use the breath to relax your mind and open your body to allow spirit and a much needed higher vibration to help heal your body, mind & soul from the inside out.

Breathwork is an active meditation technique that helps breakthrough any blocks you have around anything that stands in your way of healing.

We will get started in a sacred circle, letting our intention of healing to be known. When we move into the breathing portion of our circle Melita will apply essential oils to get your energy centers flowing and burn sage and holy wood to transform the energy of your emotions to allow deep releasing. Melita will hold space for your healing as she guides you through every step of the way.
$35  Sign up here

If you are ready to heal yourself, join Melita in this powerful introductory Breathwork Circle. Wear comfortable clothing and come as you are… if you can breathe you are welcome to come to this healing circle! There is no physical yoga practice so beginners are welcome to join the circle! If you have any questions, please email Melita: melita@zenfromwithin.com

Melita Mollohan – You are the electricity and Melita is the light switch! Melita creates
a sacred space for healing that combines deep understanding and knowledge, ownership of your own body, and humor. Melita believes that your growth and potential are only diminished by your own limiting beliefs. We are all powerful beyond measure. Melita is a modern day magician and the magic happens at Zen From Within. For more information please visit: www.zenfromwithin.com

BE yoga Karma Campaign 2015

Seva= Selfless Service. Giving with no expectation of return. It will be a huge focus at the Yurt in 2015. It is a huge part of all the yoga and spiritual traditions I have studied and a very important aspect of my daily practice. Yes, we do already give so much to the girls in India but I want to give YOU and opportunity to be involved even more. I want to give you even more of an opportunity to serve. Yes! There are always ways to participate, give, or volunteer, just ask to use your time and talents! That invitation has always been open. Now, we will 1) be doing some small projects locally, and 2) I also challenge YOU to take on the Karma Campaign Challenge.

Many of you have been around long enough to remember as I opened the Yurt community nearly 3 years ago, I donated ALL of that money the first year to the Global Seva Challenge and pledged to raise $20,000 for girls rescued from sex trafficking. I had never even earned $20,000 in a year at my jobs before so this was a really big deal to me. We did it. I went to India, and well, I think you know much of the story from there. This challenge of raising money took me out of myself and my element in so many ways. It was very life changing. I became so heart filled and heart broken, so amazed and empowered. I want to give YOU the opportunity to do the same. I want to challenge you to raise $1,000 this year. This money would go to the same great projects regarding the girls rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata. We have funded after school care programs in red light districts, funded education, provided yoga programs and so much more…

Raising $1,000 throughout the year is less than $100 a month! You can tithe it yourself, ask others, hold fundraisers, get creative! I will be here to support your efforts and give you all sorts of ideas! If you think this sounds too easy? Pledge $2,000 or $5,000! My Goal is that this Karma Campaign will get 10 people to make it to the $1,000 mark or more! Let me know if YOU will pledge to this campaign. SIGN UPS HAVE BEGUN. Are you one of the 10? Make it official and send me an email to sign up! info@BEyogaYurt.com

Community Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan

Join us for our monthly Vegetarian Potluck and Kirtan. We gather together to share in food, song and fun as a community based on peace. Bring a dish to share if you can (many are often vegan) and then we head to the yurt to sing ancient Sanskrit mantras that fill you with vibrations that will lift your spirit, open your heart and help you rid yourself of stress and frustrations! Gita/ Krista Zember and her friends and family will lead each month.

4:30pm Eat
6:00pm Chant

Families are most welcome. No experience necessesary. Come Sing, Listen, Dance or just soak it all in. Chant sheets will be provided. Come for some or all of the event!

September 13

October 11

November 22

December 20

Friday Night Chants

7:30pm @ the Yurt

We want to chant more and more! This evening will be a mix of guest artists and Gita’s Dream leading an evening of chanting the names of the Divine! All welcome! By Donation

10/9      PREMA HARA    Tickets Here


Taking Your Chanting Deeper

7:00pm @ the Yurt

An opportunity to dive into chants with more understanding in your head and heart. We will often explore and experience just one mantra each evening, learning meaning, origin, and ways to use it. We will also work on chanting the Sanskrit alphabet.

September 15

October 13  & Shivalingam Abishek for New Moon!

November 10

December 8

Alexandria, VA

Sacred Mantras Kirtan

 7pm      Yoga in Daily Life 2402 Mt. Vernon, Alexandria

Gita’s Dream ॐ Kirtan brings these sacred sanskrit mantras to you to help you connect, heal and love from a deeper place. ALL welcome. Families welcome. Mantra sheets provided.

By donation. Donations benefit the girls Gita Works with that are rescued from sex trafficking in Kolkata, India.

October 24


Washington, DC

Kirtan for Everyone @ lil omm yoga

 7:00 pm                   4708 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20016

Join Gita Zember & Gita’s Dream to explore an aspect of yoga many of us haven’t tried yet. Kirtan! Singing in a call and response format we will open our hearts, lift our spirits, and have fun! It is a great way to get into yoga without having to turn yourself into a pretzel. If you have ever sung “OM” before you are already on the path to kirtan. No knowledge of kirtan needed and no singing talent required.

ALL ages welcome.

This is a donation based event, $15 recommended for adults but no one turned away! All proceeds will be split between Women’s Interlink Foundation – Supporting Children who are survivors of sex trafficking in India and yoga teacher training for the women of Farashe Yoga Studio in Ramallah.

September 19

October 17

November 21

December 19