Welcome

Welcome to the Washington DC Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUWDC). We are glad you are here. As the first AAUW branch, founded in 1884, we at AAUWDC have a proud legacy. You can read more about our history here.

By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Membership in the AAUW is open to anyone who holds a two-year associate’s degree or higher degree from an accredited college or university. By joining the Washington DC branch of AAUW you have the opportunity to meet and participate in a variety of activities with an interesting group of women.

Branch activities are listed below.  Follow the links below to learn more about specific activities:

You are welcome to join us any time. Simply contact the person listed for each activity to let her know you are coming.

If you are a member of the branch, you can use your password (Don’t have a password? Contact Karen Justesen) to enter the Members Only section of the web page. In this section you will find the current membership directory, news about members, minutes of recent board meetings, branch by-laws, branch newsletters, and other information.

If you are ready to join, you can click here to download an application form.


Branch Meetings

Saturday, February 4, 2017
 Interactive Self-Care Workshop

DuPont Circle Yoga LLC
2032 P St NW, Washington, DC 20007
Time: Noon – 2:00pm
Cost: $10/person to be paid the day of event

PLEASE RSVP to Skyler.Heimark@Raymondjames.com as space is limited.

As we’re now officially experiencing dark, cold winter weather, which impacts us physically and emotionally (whether we know it or not), our next program is an interactive encore featuring Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness!

Back by popular demand this ALL AGE and ALL LEVEL workshop will focus on self-care at a time when we need it most! As a special Valentines treat and thank you to our members, we’ve rented the DuPont Circle Yoga studio and asked Manisha to lead us through a full, guided mediation and gentle and restorative yoga practice meant to restore and energize your spirit. This practice will be modified for all levels and you will have the option to use lots of props in your practice to help your nervous system move into a highly relaxed state. We will also have some time for discussion and reflection on how to build more self care into our busy lives.

Manisha is an occupational decades therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies. In addition to having more than than two of experience, Manisha has a master’s in Public Health and she continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She has also completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods, as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two AND she is a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor! To learn more, visit http://fallingleafwellness.net/.

About Manisha Tare, OTR/L, MPH, RYT of Falling Leaf Wellness: http://fallingleafwellness.net/

Manisha is an occupational therapist and yoga teacher focused on healing and wellness. She specializes in CranioSacral Therapy and therapeutic yoga as her primary modalities to help people align their minds and bodies.

She has come to this work after a long road of exploring many modalities while on her own path of learning and working. She has witnessed its therapeutic power in how it helps people connect to their bodies as a gateway to access the answers that lie within. Ultimately, this is what leads to profound and permanent shifts in their lives. In her own life, she has experienced the benefits of bodywork, yoga, and meditation to address and deal with injuries, identify and release limiting beliefs, find more clarity, and experience a more balanced state of mind.

Manisha is a licensed occupational therapist with a life long interest in health and wellness. She studied occupational therapy at New York University and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University. She has extensive experience working with children with developmental delays and their families to facilitate growth and development. She also works with adults who present with symptoms such as headaches, pain, sleep issues, and anxiety as a result of stress and lack of balance in their lives.

She continues to pursue advanced level training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute. She has completed two 200 hour yoga teacher trainings in the hatha and vinyasa methods as well as a prenatal yoga teacher training with Yoga For Two. Manisha is also a Certified Infant Touch and Massage Instructor. She studies, practices, and teaches in Washington DC.