Overcoming blocks to getting to Stress Burner Yoga classes or workshops:

In an effort to make our programs accessible and to unleash your resourcefulness here are a few ideas:

  • If a friend registers for regular weekly classes with you, you get a free class (value $20).
  • Friends can check out a first weekly class without risk, paying for that class only if they decide to continue and register. (This excludes workshops.)
  • Prorations for whole sessions are possible if you know in advance you are going to have to miss classes.
  • You can do make-ups within the course of the session at any Stress Burner Yoga class when possible.
  • You can make up a class by getting a friend to go to class for you (you could gift or be reimbursed by the friend).
  • Let's be creative! If you don't see a way to afford a class, let's brainstorm: explore a barter, or exchange of services, the possibilities are boundless and we are all rich in resources when you broaden the definition.
  • Contact us for more information

Reduced Class Fees:

Stress Burner Yoga reduces class fees for:
  • Veterans of Active Duty Military and their immediate family;
  • Humanitarian Relief Workers and their immediate family;
  • Teens and full-time students who attend with a parent;
  • Those in job transitions;
  • Those taking an entire Stress Burner Yoga class or workshop series but who wish to take another program concurrently.
  • Contact us for more information

Private Group Classes Available:

  • Social change groups
  • Community Groups
  • Service groups
  • Fundraisers
  • And More
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Stress Burner Yoga results:

"I had always been active, running and working out, but had bouts of debilitating back pain.  My doctor had told me, 'The jelly's come out of the doughnut,' referring to my discs, and recommended spinal surgery, which I declined.  Though I had been skeptical, I was now more open to yoga, so I began doing stretches that Unyong recommended each morning and now feel fine, even lifting heavy things.  I'm happy to have been able to avoid going under the knife."  --Professor Paul Almeida, Senior Associate Dean, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business

"I have been in chronic back pain since 1969.  After following Unyong's instructions to do a few minutes of specific back stretching in bed each morning, after just one week, the pain had lessened to pre-1969 days.  I felt like I had a new body!" 
--Jeanne H., home care worker and grandmother      

"Just left the doctor-- 
I no longer need blood pressure meds!! Woo hoo, I thank you for that!!!!" 
--Sandy Gray Murray, ceramic artist

"I've been doing a lot of that breathing stuff at work, and I had my lowest blood pressure in 20 years, 120/70."  --Robert Lee, DC lawyer

"Once I started my daily yoga practice major health benefits followed.
Migraine attacks became less frequent and if a migraine attack started to occur ujjayi breathing would sometimes stop the attack." 
--Justy Holt, ice-hockey player

"After three classes of Stress Burner Yoga, I began to notice where my type A approach was creating unnecessary stress for me, so I began cutting it out.  It has really made a difference in my stress level." 
--Dr. Katharine Ayres, physical therapist.

"I have had back pain for years from being in a car collision when I was 16 at 55 miles per hour, and doing very physical work each day, so I have been doing yoga on my own for years.  Since taking Stress Burner Yoga class, I have learned that I may have been doing it wrong and hurting myself.  With all the corrections and adjustments, I feel so much better when I practice." 
--Jason Murray, winemaker

"The way you teach yoga is so simple yet it has such a HUGE impact upon our lives!  I love the way you refer to it as taking it off the mat.  I now understand that it's not about showing up for 1 hour a week to be mindful of my body and mind, but it's all about a life skill to be more open and accepting of my life and the events in it."    
--Paula Dierkes, mother of five sons

"Stress Burner Yoga emphasizes taking yoga off the mat.  Applying yoga principles has helped improve my ice hockey performance, including a major improvement in my skating, so that I can quickly come right back up after being knocked down, thinking of Warrior pose!  It's great considering most of the players are about half my age!  Yoga is part of my life now; I want to be that 60 year old guy that can still play ice hockey competitively in a rec league."
--Justy Holt, ice hockey enthusiast

"You've helped me so much, the more people are exposed to you, the better the world will be.  My husband says I'm a lot nicer." 
--Julie Freeman-Moore, mother of four and spouse of Army Major with multiple deployments.

"Unyong excels at helping her students identify simple ways to incorporate yoga into daily life--recognizing stressors and counteracting them with a yoga moment.  She connects yoga to real world experiences in ways that are memorable and practical, like the unbendable arm.  She is excellent at teaching groups with mixed levels of experience and finding common ground, and she exudes a sense of calm and warmth that is reflected in her teaching style.   I left every class feeling physically looser and mentally lighter than I arrived.  If everyone could take her class, the world would be a much calmer place!"
-–Paula Murphy, DC lawyer

"Unyong has been an inspiring Yoga instructor. I had never taken Yoga, before I met her. She has encouraged us to not only learn stretches, breathing techniques, and poses, but more importantly, to integrate these into our daily home routines. I am now able to call on relaxation techniques to de-stress work and commuting than before I began learning from her."
-–Julie Bruns, Project Manager

Open Class Schedule 
through Summer 2015

Programs in Marshall, VA:

Mindful Presence Practice for Modern Life
Stress Burner Yoga "Emotional Freedom" Class

Programs in Falls Church, VA:

Video Consultation:

 Mindful Presence Practice for Modern Life:
Session 3 of The Wellness Sessions at
Arterra Wines
Life can feel like it is going by in a blur, with speed of communications, information, and multiple demands for our attention.  Spend a peaceful and playful hour learning key tools for being here now and bringing more life to each moment we have, including the wonders brought to us by our senses.

Instructor:  Unyong Kim

Location:    Arterra Wines, 1808 Leeds Manor Road, PO Box 137, Delaplane, VA 20144   |   540.422.3443 

Registration and fees:  e-mail arterrawines@gmail.com, $25, $5 off each additional session
Wellness Session 1:  Essential Oils 101: Powerful Healing Solutions, Saturday, June 13th, 2-3:30pm, with Mel McLaughlin
Wellness Session 2:  Creativity and Well Being, Saturday, June 27th, 1-2:30pm, with Sandy Gray-Murray

Date: Saturday, July 18th, 2015

5:15-6:45pm, includes one hour of hands on practice, a light snack, and wine tasting hosted by Arterra Wines owner and winemaker Jason Murray 

 Stress Burner Yoga Class: Emotional Freedom

In this introductory class, you will learn a powerful, next-generation self-help skill, Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping for rebooting your energy around stress.  The class will be hands-on and you will leave with a useable tool on the spot. 
This is the first tip you will learn: Come with a buddy and start building your own yoga tribe!  You'll be setting yourself up for success by coming with a friend or friends with whom you can enjoy mutual support, encouragement, inspiration and fun!

If you have a group of 5 or more, you can arrange for a private class at your convenience.

Instructor:         Unyong Kim

Location:           Marshall Community Center, Dance Studio
                     4133-A Rectortown Road, Marshall, VA 20115

Registration and fees:      $20 or make arrangements with Unyong 

Contact Unyong
 to let her know about yourself, your interest and goals.

Child care:        Available on-site by prior arrangement.    

Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Time:               6-7pm  

 Percolate Calm: Stress Burner Yoga Workshop

How would you like to lower your stress “set-point” by having tools for staying calm in any stressful situation?  This two-hour workshop will give you simple, easy techniques for staying relaxed.  Just as a percolator infuses the flavor of coffee through water, so does our practice of calming techniques produce a sense of peace and joy which permeates our daily life.

Stress Burner Yoga uses the principles of yoga in connecting mind, body and spirit. We focus on ways to bring the mindfulness, peace, flexibility and alignment gained from yoga practice more deeply into our lives. The workshop will include instruction, group and individual activities, gentle yoga stretching and poses, breathing techniques, mindfulness, meditation and tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique.)

The instructors for this workshop have been successfully using Stress Burner Yoga techniques over many years to cope with migraines, ADD, autoimmune disease, and the challenges of parenting and caring for loved ones with cancer.

Instructors:  Hillary Horn and Justy Holt

Registration:       Click here or call 703-248-5027

Location           Community Room - Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

    240405-C      Sat     5/16   1:30pm-3:30pm        Falls Church City Resident: $40/ Non-Resident: $50

Stress Burner Yoga 24-7  (Ages teen and up) 

This class is suitable for both new and experienced yoginis who want to learn concrete ways to use yoga techniques to lower the stress “set-point,” and manage challenge with joy in this different kind of yoga class. We will focus on ways to bring the mindfulness, peace, flexibility and alignment gained from yoga practice into our daily lives, leveraging one peaceful hour in the week to 24/7. This is a good complement to any yoga class you are already taking.

Instructor:        Hillary Horn

Location:          Falls Church Community Center, Community Room
                         223 Little Falls Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Registration:     Click here or call 703-248-5027

Activity #          Day              Dates                          Time                       Fees
340406-A       Wed  5/27-7/1                 7:45-9:10pm                R: $120 / NR: $130

Currently enrolled students may have half price on the Trimtab Project!

NEW!  Stress Burner Yoga Group Trimtab Project (via video)

Are you a leader, educator, health professional, or activist who struggles with finding a way to make self-care a priority because you cannot find the time and energy and change seems impossible? 

The trimtab is a powerful metaphor from Buckminster Fuller: in order to change the course of a huge ocean vessel, you must turn the rudder.  The trimtab is a small flap of metal which causes the rudder to turn.  Turn the trimtab and you turn the huge vessel.  

The Trimtab Project, aims to turn the trimtab that changes the course of your vessel, easily, elegantly, toward health, maximum effectiveness and enjoyment, with a minimum investment of time and energy, with proven, practical and powerful techniques like simple yoga stretches, breathing, mindfulness and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) /Tapping.

Click here for course content.

After a 30 minute live weekly video class, students will have specific transformative tools and practices, to use during the week, to manage the key daily challenges and stressors which sap the most energy and unleash maximum joy, vitality and effectiveness.

The Trimtab Project Group class includes:
1) eight 30-minute, weekly live video group sessions
2) audio and video recordings of sessions,
3) group support via Stress Burner Yoga Trimtabbers Facebook page,
4) weekly transformative practices for daily life.

Instructor:           Unyong Kim

Registration:      Contact Unyong

Cost: $160 

You can receive $20 credit per additional friend registering:

With 5 of your own friends you can arrange your own time and dates by contacting Unyong.

Prospective students:

1)  Preview the energy technique we will be using, in this powerful 7 minute video overview.  

2)  Go to Unyong Kim's meeting room on Zoom.us and make sure you can connect to it

You will be prompted to do a small download (less than a minute). 
Check that the audio and video work on your computer by starting a meeting yourself.
If not, the Zoom technical support phone number is  888-799-9666.

3)  Think of your why for being interested in this class, and a growth direction you would like to take, or a key issue that may be a daily stressor, or something else that takes a big chunk out of your vitality and e-mail it to me.  

Private sessions available.   

What people are saying:

"The Trimtab Project has made a dramatic difference in how I manage stress.  I feel more peaceful more often, so that even those around me are noticing that I am happier and more relaxed.  It has helped me to shed projects that I no longer choose, and to approach critical meetings and work trips in a more calm and centered state.  With only a small but impactful investment of time, I now have effective tools to manage stress." 

--Sara Lara, Founder, Women for Conservation  

"I have worked with Unyong in her Trimtab Project and on meditation and I just can't recommend her highly enough. It has 
been a terrific learning process, with a gentle and skilled teacher, and with very satisfying results. I wrote more about it here."
--Amy F. Robertson, Executive Director, Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC)

"Unyong is an extraordinary Yoga instructor who is not only technically gifted, but also most importantly, able to teach in a completely accessible manner.  She gracefully approaches both those with Yoga backgrounds and those who have never tried Yoga at all, with equal skill.  I have also sought Unyong's coaching and guidance in her Trimtab endeavor, where she helps individuals find ways to make small adjustments in their daily life, in order to realize potentially big changes. I would highly recommend her counsel to any of my friends or associates."

--Mike Templeman, Director, New Initiatives - O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center

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