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Here you will find the DC area’s very best yoga instruction and health guidance.

We are 100% community supported.
By donating and committing to a monthly membership you are not only deepening your commitment to your health, you are also making it possible for your neighbors to do so as well.

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Mindfulness Workshops


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Jessica truly believes we can heal our
bodies with nourishing food and movement.

Residing in D.C., Jess believes that each body is individual - that we all have a unique way of eating and living that’s best for us. Her passion for community and her desire to lift those in need up ultimately led her to become a health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She encourages people to nourish themselves on the inside and out, and helps people to find balance and peace in their lives on and off the mat.

Founder of Be Free, Live Fully
Yoga Instructor +
 Certified Health Coach
+ Usui Reiki Master

Jessica Sandhu

Sojun Godfrey lived for nine years as a Zen Monk at Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan and has been practicing meditation for more than 25 years, teaching for 10. 

Since returning to the United States, he has taught meditation and yoga, spent years dedicated to social justice activism, and taught as a classroom teacher in elementary, middle, and high school levels. Currently, he counsels and teaches high school students with trauma backgrounds in Winooski, Vermont. 

As a meditation teacher, his goal is to bring the heart of practice to people living with all the contradictions of the modern age, in a way that is useful and relatable.

MEDITATION TEACHER

Sojun Godfrey 

Kate began a regular yoga practice over 15 years ago. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Kate moved to North Carolina where she completed her 200 & 500 hour teacher trainings.

Kate later became the first full-time yoga teacher for Womack Army Medical Center's Intrepid Spirit Center on Ft. Bragg, NC for two years, teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to active duty soldiers as a part of the Pain Management and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinics. 

As a teacher, Kate's classes are designed to inspire self-awareness, personal empowerment and to connect deeper with ourselves and the world we live in.

E-RYT 500 and Licensed Massage Therapist 

Kate Rivard

Victoria came to yoga as a supplement to her love for outdoor activities. The yoga practice offered the same intensity while grounded her focus internally and directing her mind to each breath and movement. Yoga lured her by teaching stillness in movement, challenging her to live with intention and asking the wandering mind to be present through each breath.  

She hopes to motivate others who are skeptical of the practice and break misconceptions of what yoga is or is not. You'll find her classes to be challenging and fun with a strong emphasis on synchronizing movement with the breath. Expect to build full-body strength, learn alignment and leave with mental clarity.

Yoga teacher

Victoria Chase

Clara first started practicing yoga in 2014, after moving to Washington, DC for her first full-time job. Adjusting to the pace of professional life in a big city was a challenge, and yoga became a peaceful refuge for her. 

Clara completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017. Her goal is for every person to feel included and supported in her class.

In her classes, students are led through a moderately paced series of postures with opportunity to adjust the shapes she suggests in ways that will best serve them. She is influenced by her years of practice in vinyasa, ashtanga, and yin styles. She shares gratitude with her students both on and off the mat.

Yoga teacher

Clara Wallace

Shauna made her way back to yoga after a car accident injured her neck and back in 2008. This rediscovery of yoga helped heal her physically and change her mental approach and attitude to life. Shauna completed her 250-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2012 at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal and has studied various forms of yoga from teachers around the world. Recently, she has focused more intently on the study and practice of Iyengar yoga.

In her teaching, she draws inspiration from Iyengar Yoga and focuses heavily on alignment & breath awareness. She encourages students to cultivate connection in the body and mind, and how our individual practices help us connect better to the world around us.

Yoga teacher

Shauna Mahajan

Brendan came to yoga as a form of stress release during a heavy bout of exams in high school. The practice opened him to a deeper connection with breath and body movements and allowed him to feel empowered during stressful portions of his life.

He continues to practice as a way of building strength and resolve during difficult times. Brendan has a playful and energetic approach to the practice offering options at each phase of the class and allowing students to challenge their existing beliefs around capability. 

Yoga teacher

Brendan Smullen

Gaby is a certified yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and an integrative health coach. 

She lives in Charleston, SC and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Exercise Science. She has always had a passion for movement and nutrition, and yoga has been a huge part of her personal wellness journey as well as her journey to help others. 

Her morning meditation is an opportunity to start your day relaxed and energized.

MEDITATION teacher

Gaby Lacorata

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LOVE NOTES

- ABBE WALTER

"I love these virtual yoga classes! We get the same high level of presence and passion that we always got in the in-studio classes.
Right now the connection to community is so important, and Be Free, Live Fully has been created as a space for us to be together and continue to grow in our practices!"

- E.H.M.

"These virtual yoga classes are a bright light in my world. I cannot imagine these past few months without seeing my teachers. Be Free, Live Fully offers a wide variety of classes and workshops which has made me more focused and determined with my yoga practice. Even though it’s virtual, all of the diverse offerings truly creates a studio feeling – there is a gathering, and it is joyful."

- LOYCE

"Be Free, Live Fully is a true gift! All bodies and levels can feel truly welcome, as we are guided through a range of postures that always feel "just right." This community is great, too, cheering each other on as we make steady progress. I'm incredibly grateful for every class."

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Streaming & Socially Distanced Yoga


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All Are Welcome 

our approach

OUR APPROACH

We are proud to launch Be Free, Live Fully as a ‘pay what you can’ platform.

Here you will find the DC area’s very best yoga instruction and health guidance.

We are 100% community supported.
By donating and committing to a monthly membership you are not only deepening your commitment to your health, you are also making it possible for your neighbors to do so as well.

Jessica truly believes we can heal our
bodies with nourishing food and movement.

Residing in D.C., Jess believes that each body is individual - that we all have a unique way of eating and living that’s best for us. Her passion for community and her desire to lift those in need up ultimately led her to become a health coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

She encourages people to nourish themselves on the inside and out, and helps people to find balance and peace in their lives on and off the mat.

Founder of Be Free, Live Fully
Yoga Instructor + Certified Health Coach
+ Usui Reiki Master

Jessica Sandhu

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Sojun Godfrey lived for nine years as a Zen Monk at Daitokuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan and has been practicing meditation for more than 25 years, teaching for 10. 

Since returning to the United States, he has taught meditation and yoga, spent years dedicated to social justice activism, and taught as a classroom teacher in elementary, middle, and high school levels. Currently, he counsels and teaches high school students with trauma backgrounds in Winooski, Vermont. 

As a meditation teacher, his goal is to bring the heart of practice to people living with all the contradictions of the modern age, in a way that is useful and relatable.

Meditation Teacher

Sojun Godfrey

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Kate began a regular yoga practice over 15 years ago. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, Kate moved to North Carolina where she completed her 200 & 500 hour teacher trainings. Kate later became the first full-time yoga teacher for Womack Army Medical Center's Intrepid Spirit Center on Ft. Bragg, NC for two years, teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to active duty soldiers as a part of the Pain Management and Traumatic Brain Injury Clinics. 

As a teacher, Kate's classes are designed to inspire self-awareness, personal empowerment and to connect deeper with ourselves and the world we live in.

E-RYT 500 and Licensed Massage Therapist

Kate Rivard

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Victoria came to yoga as a supplement to her love for outdoor activities. The yoga practice offered the same intensity while grounded her focus internally and directing her mind to each breath and movement. Yoga lured her by teaching stillness in movement, challenging her to live with intention and asking the wandering mind to be present through each breath.  

She hopes to motivate others who are skeptical of the practice and break misconceptions of what yoga is or is not. You'll find her classes to be challenging and fun with a strong emphasis on synchronizing movement with the breath. Expect to build full-body strength, learn alignment and leave with mental clarity.

Yoga Teacher

Victoria Chase

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Clara first started practicing yoga in 2014, after moving to Washington, DC for her first full-time job. Adjusting to the pace of professional life in a big city was a challenge, and yoga became a peaceful refuge for her. 

Clara completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2017. Her goal is for every person to feel included and supported in her class.

In her classes, students are led through a moderately paced series of postures with opportunity to adjust the shapes she suggests in ways that will best serve them. She is influenced by her years of practice in vinyasa, ashtanga, and yin styles. She shares gratitude with her students both on and off the mat.

Yoga Teacher

Clara Wallace

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Shauna made her way back to yoga after a car accident injured her neck and back in 2008. This rediscovery of yoga helped heal her physically and change her mental approach and attitude to life. Shauna completed her 250-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher’s Training in 2012 at Ashtanga Yoga Montreal and has studied various forms of yoga from teachers around the world. Recently, she has focused more intently on the study and practice of Iyengar yoga.

In her teaching, she draws inspiration from Iyengar Yoga and focuses heavily on alignment & breath awareness. She encourages students to cultivate connection in the body and mind, and how our individual practices help us connect better to the world around us.

 

It is her mission to share the healing power of self-exploration and self-actualization by journeying inward with her loved ones and community.

Yoga Teacher

Shauna Mahajan

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Brendan came to yoga as a form of stress release during a heavy bout of exams in high school. The practice opened him to a deeper connection with breath and body movements and allowed him to feel empowered during stressful portions of his life.

He continues to practice as a way of building strength and resolve during difficult times. Brendan has a playful and energetic approach to the practice offering options at each phase of the class and allowing students to challenge their existing beliefs around capability. 

Yoga Teacher

Brendan Smullen

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

Gaby is a certified yoga teacher, meditation teacher, and an integrative health coach. 

She lives in Charleston, SC and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Exercise Science. She has always had a passion for movement and nutrition, and yoga has been a huge part of her personal wellness journey as well as her journey to help others. 

Her morning meditation is an opportunity to start your day relaxed and energized.

Meditation Teacher

Gaby Lacorata

Meet our team of truly extraordinary
Be Free, Live Fully teachers!

OUR TEACHERS

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Waterfront Yoga
with Live Music

Special Event

Join our Founder, Jessica Sandhu, for good vibes and some morning movement at our special summertime yoga class on the waterfront with live music! 

JUNE 20th • 10AM EDT

"I love these virtual yoga classes! We get the same high level of presence and passion that we always got in the in-studio classes.
Right now the connection to community is so important, and
Be Free, Live Fully has been created as a space for us to be
together and continue to grow in our practices!"

- ABBE WALTER

"These virtual yoga classes are a bright light in my world. I cannot imagine these past few months without seeing my teachers. Be Free, Live Fully offers a wide variety of classes and workshops which has made me more focused and determined with my yoga practice. Even though it’s virtual, all of the diverse offerings truly creates a studio feeling – there is a gathering, and it is joyful."

- E.H.M

"Be Free, Live Fully is a true gift! All bodies and levels can feel truly welcome, as we are guided through a range of postures that always feel "just right." This community is great, too, cheering each other on as we make steady progress. I'm incredibly grateful for every class."

- LOYCE

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