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

June 21, 2019 (Fridays).
6 – 7 pm at Unity Woods Bethesda
All levels. No prerequisites. Suitable for students with scoliosis. 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 10:00 am 2/3 Bethesda
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 15 – June 24, 2019. No class June 3.
Fee: $230 for a 10 week course or $25 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)

Mondays (with Jill Cahn)
10:00 11:30 am, Level 2/3 (Studio A)
Spring Term runs April 15 – July 1, 2019.
Fee: $228 for 12-week course or $22 drop-in fee. $239.40 for seniors (65+), students, and military. Drop-ins welcome.

4:15 5:45 pm, Level 1/2 (Studio B)
Spring Term runs April 16 – July 2, 2019.
Fee: $228 for 12-week course or $22 drop-in fee. 10 percent discount for seniors (65+), students, and military. Drop-ins welcome.

5 – 6:15 pm, Back Care
Spring Term runs April 17 – June 26, 2019.
Fee: $209 for 11-week course or $22 drop-in fee. 10 percent discount for seniors (65+), students, and military. Drop-ins welcome.

6 7 pm: Community Classes -- with various instructors.
Rocky will teach these classes June 21, 2019.
Prerequisite: None – All welcome! Mixed levels. Suitable for students with scoliosis.
Fee: $10 Drop-In (Note new price). Cash only. Please bring exact change.



Upcoming Short Courses/Workshops


Aging and Vitality (with Suzanne Stevens)
Friday, May 10, 2019, at 3 pm – Sunday, May 12 at 1 pm.
Hope Springs Institute – Peebles, Ohio.
Our bodies change as we age. How can we keep them vital and healthy and combat the all-too-prevalent stereotypes of aging as a time of illness, endless medications, and decrepitude?
Cost: $425 (all inclusive).
Full details and Online Registration.


Retreat – Art and Yoga (with artist and arts/educator Lauren Rader)
Thursday, May 30 – Sunday, June 2, 2019.
Sevenoaks Retreat Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains (near Madison, Va.).
For more details and registration contact Lauren Raeder.


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
  A Personal Essay: Creativity and Yoga