Teaching the yoga of self-acceptance and compassion since 1989.

This is a street shrine to the goddess Durga. Such shrines are
common in India. Rocky took this photo in Orissa.

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Coming This Spring:

Rocky has stopped teaching regular classes at Casey Health Institute, and Lue Hartman has taken over. But Rocky will substitute and do occasional workshops.

Community Classes by Rocky

May 12 and May 26, 2017 (Fridays).
6 – 7 pm at Unity Woods Bethesda
All levels. No prerequisites. No need to register – just show up.
$8 Drop-in fee. Cash only; please bring exact change. On other Fridays, taught by Unity Woods staff.
To see dates for other teachers, go to unitywoods.com

Schedule of Ongoing Courses

Monday 1:00 pm All Levels Tenley
Tuesday 4:15 Level 1/2 Bethesda
Wednesday 5 pm Back Care Bethesda
Thursday   No Rocky Classes
Friday 6 pm

Community Class (various teachers)

Saturday     No Rocky Classes
Sunday     No Rocky Classes

Gaithersburg, Md.

Casey Health Insititute in Gaithersburg

800 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersberg, MD 20877 –– (301) 664-6464.
Casey is a new integrative healing center that blends traditional western
medicine with complementary and eastern approaches, employing
Iyengar Yoga as a core component of its programs.

Ongoing Saturday classes will no longer be taught by Rocky. Lue Hartman will be teaching it. Rocky will substitute and do occasional workshops at Casey.

South Tenleytown, DC

The Center
4321 Wisconsin Ave., N.W.
(Second Floor, Enter from Windom Pl.)
Washington, D.C.

1:00 – 2:30 pm, All Levels
Spring Term runs April 10 – June 26, 2017. No class June 5.
Fee: $242 for a 11-week course or $24 drop-in fee. Drop-ins welcome.
Your check reserves your place in the class.
Not a Unity Woods class. Make payments directly to Joanne Rocky Delaplaine


Bethesda, Md.

Unity Woods Yoga Center in Bethesda (near Bethesda Metro stop)
4853 Cordell Ave. (Suite Penthouse-7, 16th floor)

4:15 – 5:45 pm, Level 1/2 (Studio B)
Spring Term runs April 11 – June 27, 2017.
Fee: $266 for a 12-week course or $22 drop-in fee. Drop-ins welcome.

5 – 6:15 pm, Back Care
Spring Term runs April 12 – June 28, 2017.
Fee: $2286 for a 12-week course or $22 drop-in fee. Drop-ins welcome.

6 – 7 pm: Community Classes -- with various instructors.
Rocky will teach these classes May 12 and May 26, 2017.
Prerequisite: None -- All welcome! Mixed levels.
Fee: $8 Drop-In. Cash only. Please bring exact change.



Upcoming Short Courses/Workshops


Workshop – Self-Care & Unfolding in Community with the Practices of SoulCollage®, Yoga, and Meditation
with Rocky Delaplaine and Suzanne Oliwa

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 10 am – 4 pm.
Chevy Chase, MD (directions provided upon registration). Fee: $105 early bird (by 4/22) then $120.
Full DetailsRegister Online Now


Retreat – Art and Yoga (with artist and arts/educator Lauren Rader)
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Sevenoaks Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains (near Madison, Va.).
Full DetailsRegister Online Now


For the Mind and Spirit

  Founder of Iyengar Yoga: Honoring Mr. Iyengar
  For Your Practice: Bibiliography: Yoga With A Partner
  For Your Practice: A Yoga Bibliography