Washington, DC yoga is no different than yoga in any other part of the country, but it might surprise you to learn who in the nation's capital is practicing yoga. According to Susan Laine, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is just one of the high-placed members of government who use yoga to help with focus and clear-headedness. Washington, DC has many yoga studios, depending on the style of yoga you wish to practice. We've picked five to highlight to help you find your new yoga home.
Washington, DC Yoga Studios
Down Dog Yoga
Down Dog Yoga has locations in Georgetown, Bethesda, Md., and Herndon, Va. Down Dog Yoga is "Yoga with Attitude." Down Dog is certified to teach Baptiste Power Vinyasa, a strong, flowing style of yoga that is accessible to most individuals. Down Dog Yoga offers sessions such as early morning and "Power Hour" yoga, all-level yoga, and a beginner's series yoga.
Tranquil Space has locations in Dupont Circle and Arlington. Tranquil Space is a "nuturing, lifestyle-focused" studio where yoga practice is considered a vital part of everyday life. The Web site also features a boutique which carries clothing designed by the creative director/founder of Tranquil Space, Kimberly Wilson.
Tranquil Space offers classes such as express yoga; the "Sunrise Series;" "Penn Quarter Lunchtime Yoga;" prenatal and "Baby and Me" yoga; hot yoga; "Slow Flow" and restorative yoga; and Yin Yoga.
Flow Yoga Center
Flow Yoga Center is located at 1450 P St., and the phone number is (202) 462-FLOW (3569). They embrace the 5,000-year-old idea that conscious yoga practice can transform individuals, both spiritually and physically, and allow them to uncover their own honor and inner wisdom. The center also notes, "On the lighter side, yoga is fun and practicing feels wonderful!"
Flow Yoga Center has a variety of classes, including the practice of Ashtanga and Jivamukti yoga; meditation; yoga fundamentals; "Harmony Flow;" and prenatal/mother and child yoga.
As you can see, there are numerous options available to you as a yoga student. Depending on the type of yoga you wish to practice, your location, and schedule, you should be able to find a yoga studio for you.
Don't feel locked in to any one studio. Sample classes at a number of studios before you purchase your classes. Some styles and classes may be better suited to your needs.