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 Winter:

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

January 19, March 9, and March 23, 2018 (Fridays).
6 – 7 pm at Unity Woods Bethesda
All levels. No prerequisites. No need to register just show up.
$10 Drop-in fee (Note new price). Cash only; please bring exact change. On other Fridays, taught by Unity Woods staff.
To see dates for other teachers, go to

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
Winter Term runs January 8 – April 2, 2018.
Fee: $286 for a 13-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)
Winter Term runs January 2 – April 3, 2018.
Fee: $266 for a 14-week course or $22 drop-in fee. $239.40 for seniors (65+), students, and military. Drop-ins welcome.

5 – 6:15 pm, Back Care
Winter Term runs January 3 – April 4, 2018.
Fee: $266 for a 14-week course or $22 drop-in fee. $239.40 for seniors (65+), students, and military. Drop-ins welcome.

6 7 pm: Community Classes -- with various instructors.
Rocky will teach these classes January 19, March 9, and March 23, 2018.
Prerequisite: None -- All welcome! Mixed levels.
Fee: $10 Drop-In (Note new price). Cash only. Please bring exact change.



Upcoming Short Courses/Workshops


Receiving the Dark: A Benefit Workshop in Solidarity With the People of Puerto Rico (with Rocky Delaplaine)
Sunday, December 31, 2017, 10:00 am – noon.
Unity Woods Yoga Center – Bethesda.
$40 Minimum Donation if paid in advance; $45 at the door.
Full Details Paper Registration Form.


9th Annual Art and Yoga Retreat with Lauren Rader and Rocky Delaplaine
June 1-4, 2018 (Friday-Monday).
Sevenoaks Retreat Center in Madison, Virginia
Weekend art retreat for women, led by painter, sculptor and arts educator Lauren Rader. With Yoga by Rocky Delaplaine. Cost: TBA
For more information contact Lauren Rader at or Rocky at


For the Mind and Spirit

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  For Your Practice: Bibiliography: Yoga With A Partner
  For Your Practice: A Yoga Bibliography