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Monday, 18 June 2018 12:29 am

I’m normally someone with immense drive and will to do/create/work. But the last few weeks have been heavy. Heavy to hear of suicide in the news. Heavy to imagine the terror of young children and families at the border. Heavy to learn today of a beloved neighbor’s sudden death. Heavy to know my partner has been dealing with pain. And heavy dealing with my own resurfacing of old trauma. I’ve been struggling to get energy to rise from the couch at times – a feeling I haven’t known in a decade or so.(But for sure have known well). Lest you or anyone think my life (or anyone’s life) is all yoga poses and glamour shots, remember we are all in this boat together. No one is immune. Tomorrow is a new day, and a new opportunity to train our hearts and minds toward more joy and compassion and better understanding. Sleep tight. #holdeachothertight #ifeelalittlebad #itsok #therealyoga

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Sunday, 17 June 2018 3:17 pm

There are a million reasons to stop procrastinating and go see a physical therapist. One BIG one: You don’t need a PT prescription in the District of Columbia. That’s right, you don’t have to see your primary care doctor, then an orthopedic surgeon, then get an MRI. You can simply…book…

In fact, you can book ONLINE, with me, and get in in about a week (or often less time!). The physical therapy degree is now a doctorate and PTs are trained to be front-line providers. (If you don’t see your ideal time, or you would like to be seen earlier, you can also add yourself to the wait list for other days).

My small PT clinic is directly across from the National Zoo, a short walk from either Woodley Park or Cleveland Park metro stops.

Our Intake forms are also completed online.

While we are out of network for all insurance companies, our invoices contain all of the information you need to submit for reimbursement, when possible. We also accept FSA and HSA cards.

Don’t hesitate to email with other questions:

Book Online at Physical Therapy & Yoga Therapy

Happy & Well is a boutique, integrative physical therapy, wellness and yoga therapeutics clinic offering evidence-based, holistic physical therapy, yoga therapy, yoga privates and other wellness services.

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy posted 10 photos — at Gitana del Mar.

Thursday, 14 June 2018 1:57 pm

This eco-Villa, Gitana del Mar, awaits us for the most magical New Year’s week. Join me on the pristine Caribbean beaches of Colombia for my next retreat, which combines yoga and Myofascial Release.

This getaway is unique and a true retreat, while still being an adventure.

Join me for a week of restoration of our bodies and of our hearts and spirits as we travel to Tayrona National Natural Park and soak in the incredible beauty and flavors of the land and sea.

All details:

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy is with Australian Yoga Journal and 4 others.

Saturday, 9 June 2018 12:01 pm

So…this happened! ✨💫🌈Wow. I had no idea they would be using my photo for the cover of Australian Yoga Journal 😊. Amazing! Thanks @bethwmakeup and KiraGrace and the whole team at Yoga Journal … so much love 💕

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Monday, 4 June 2018 2:54 pm

There’s a new podcast series that I think every yogi should check out. ESPN 30 for 30 delves into the rise and fall of the Bikram yoga empire, Bikram the man, and how through a combination of charisma, frank lies, and old-fashioned manipulation, he both helped and hurt countless people. The dynamics of power as they show up in yoga and spiritual circles need to be discussed. Matthew Remski has a phrase “somatic dominance” that has given me a lot of food for thought in the past few weeks. How am I — by instructing people what to do with their bodies — contributing to somatic dominance, or how am I able to use this (relative) power to help each student trust themselves, and their physical experience more. Please give a listen — especially those of you who are yoga teachers. I’d love to know your thoughts below!

Bikram – 30 for 30 Podcasts

Bikram Bikram Choudhury’s fitness revolution brought a yoga boom to America. But his guru status enabled increasingly dark behavior. Julia Lowrie Henderson delves deep into the complicated world of Bikram Yoga. Episodes Julia’s Story Photos More

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy is with KiraGrace and Ariele Foster.

Saturday, 2 June 2018 10:03 pm

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” – Muhammad Ali //
One of the things that happens on yoga retreats comes from the spacious time for our practices. We can flow and pause, meditate and move, laugh and reflect, and there’s no pressure to pack it in since we have 4 hours on the mat daily. I read quotes, we ask questions and converse and evolve together. Creativity and change is a factor of time. I highly recommend retreats to challenge and change you. Beginners / all levels are always welcome. #yogaretreat #ustrasana #backbend #heartopener

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy was live.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 12:31 pm

Gentle at yogaworks

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy posted 4 photos.

Monday, 28 May 2018 5:30 pm

How lucky am I to have spent the weekend with these amaze-balls Charlie’s Angels??? Every year my Memorial Day weekend retreaters rock my world with their presence, beauty, kindness, and raw awesome. This year we had folks joining from Cali, florida and Kansas City. Unreal!! Love u all. // temp tattoos by @consciousink @ Blue Mountain Retreat Center

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Dr. Ariele Foster – Yoga and Physical Therapy is with Ariele Foster at Lake Atitlán.

Thursday, 24 May 2018 3:17 pm

#tbt to trying to keep my hat on during retreat in Guatemala. I love you lake Atitlán – Mystical Yoga Farm

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Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:00 am

Alia is subbing for me at 10:30am this morning at YogaWorks 14th St NW, but here’s a #THROWBACK to when I taught with live music from Lobo Marino. Love these guys 🙂


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