Tips for your first visit

Explore these tips so that your visits to Yoga District can go smoothly.

Reserve in advance or walk-in?

If you can reserve online, please do! It will help our volunteer staff greatly with the sign in process, and it will make things faster for you too! Just come to the studio no less than five minutes before class time, otherwise your web reservation may be given to a waiting drop-in student.

If you can’t reserve online, we always leave a few spots for drop-ins. Just come to the studio at least 15 minutes before class to try to drop in. We’re sorry that we can’t accept reservation requests over the phone or email.

What to wear? No need to bother with super expensive designer yoga gear- just wear comfy clothes that move with you and provide decent coverage! No shoes are worn during yoga. Shoes aren’t even worn in the room where we practice yoga- so please take your shoes off at the door and leave them on a provided shoe rack or cubby.

Water? Bring your refillable water bottle to fill up on free filtered water at the studio, or you can use one of our cups. Drink plenty of water after your class to help flush out toxins released from muscles and organs during class. As an expression of your yoga practice, you may wish to extend your gratitude to this fluid of life as you drink it up!

Storage of stuff? Please store your personal items in provided “cubbies” inside the studio practice rooms (please don’t leave things outside the yoga room, especially valuables). And please remember to turn your cell phone off!

Gas? Food? You might be uncomfortable during class if you just ate. So avoid eating during the two hours prior to class. You can also adopt a yogic diet that is vegetarian and energizing for maximum comfort and benefit.

Can I get a mat? We rent them for a $2 donation. We also sometimes have eco-friendly mats for sale. They’re safer for the environment and for you too, since PVC mats can be toxic to you and the environment.

Can I leave my mat? Feel free to bring your own mat to class. We have free mat storage, but you need to store your mat in a bag or tied with a strap, and have your name written on your mat. Otherwise it gets mixed in with our rentals! Mats left around for a month or longer may be donated to Yoga Activist yoga outreach programs at shelters, schools, and prisons. Yoga District isn’t responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged mats you leave at the studio.

When do you open? Doors to the studios are opened within the 15 minutes before class time. We promptly lock the studio door at the start of class for the safety of students and their possessions.

More questions? Don’t hesitate to email us with more questions at [email protected]

Thanks and enjoy your visit!

The Teachers

The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Next Step

The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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