The right class for you
Yoga Styles: There are many different styles of yoga, also known as yoga traditions. Some are fast, others slow. Some feature a lot of lecture and alignment focus, while others move you through postures a bit more quickly to “get you out of your head.” Some focus on strength development, while others focus on relaxation or flexibility.
If you go to a class that features a yoga tradition that doesn’t suit your needs, that doesn’t mean that yoga isn’t for you- it means you need to find the right type of you that meets your needs.
Go to our class schedule, and scroll over class names for complete descriptions.
Toning/strengthening Focus: All yoga, and particularly “Flow Yoga”, “Astanga Flow,” “Power Flow,” and “Yogalates” class types. You can also try classes with teachers who are known for offering more athletic movements and/or advanced pose options. Alignment Yoga classes will also help you understand how to do poses more precisely and therefore increase their strengthening benefits.
Flexibility Focus: All classes, although Yogalates may focus on this a bit less. For a deeper focus on flexibility, try Yin Yoga.
Alignment Focus: Try “Alignment Yoga” aka “Iyengar Inspired Yoga.” Check out some of our teachers whose classes often focus on alignment.
Moderately paced movement: Try our general “Yoga” classes, rather than “Flow Yoga” classes. Sivananda, Kripalu, Reboot, and other classes work too! You can also check out some of our teachers whose classes offer modifications for various conditions.
Faster paced movement: Try any type of “Flow Yoga” or “Yogalates” classes. You can also try classes with teachers known for offering more athletic movements and/or advanced pose options.
Relaxation & Mindfulness: All classes! For an extra dose, try “Restorative Yoga,” “Yin Yoga,” any classes with “Meditation,” “Gentle Yoga”, and Pranayama. You can check out some of our teachers with classes featuring more gentle and modified options as well as teachers known to focus on more meditative, breathing and/or chanting practices.
Beginner friendly: Yoga 1, Gentle Yoga, and Flow Yoga 1 classes are just for you! You can also check out some of our teachers with classes featuring gentle options.
Injury & trauma sensitive: Try Gentle Yoga, Yoga 1, Alignment Yoga, Anusara Yoga, and Yoga 1 Misfits. Please also review teacher bios to learn which of our teachers are also trained in Physical Therapy, teachers with alignment-focused cuing, and teachers featuring modified/gentle options.
|Level 1 is for beginners.Level 1.5 for advancing beginners familiar with posture basics.
Level 2 is for intermediate students.
Level 3 is more advanced.
Classes that list a range of levels will offer options appropriate for the levels listed. For example, a Yoga 1-1.5 class will offer options appropriate for both total beginners, as well as advancing beginners familiar with posture basics.
If you’re looking for a class that is dedicated to beginners only, please sign up for a Yoga 1, Gentle Yoga 1 (chair yoga options provided for those with limited mobility), or Flow Yoga 1 class online.
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 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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