Yoga IRL: Join our daily socially distanced park classes across DC

Sep 1, 2020   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

Operation Peace Park

Get ready to pull out your mat and hit the grass. Small, no-frills outdoor classes dedicated to making you and DC more peaceful and connected, starting September 1st. Safely socially distanced from arrival through savasana, a portion of proceeds from every class will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Read on for locations and more info.

 

Park Class Information

Which parks:

We’ve chosen seven quiet parks near each of our seven studio locations, so it’s like going to your favorite Yoga District studio-just outside! Park names and addresses are noted below and in the title of each outdoor class on our class schedule and you can filter the class schedule to view one or all of our park locations using the drop down menu. Once you’re at the park for class, just look for a shady spot and others with mats. Teachers will be on site approximately 15 minutes before class time with a small sign to help you find your way.

  • Yoga @ 14th St: Meridian Hill/Malcolm X Park, 16th & W St NW (lower level under the fountain)
  • Yoga @ Dupont: Stead Park, 1625 P St NW (on the astroturf between the playground and basketball court)
  • Yoga @ H St: Stanton Park, 226 4th St NE
  • Yoga @ Bloomingdale: Crispus Attucks, 23 U St NW
  • Yoga @ Glover Park: Guy Mason Recreation Center, 3600 Calvert St NW (near the baseball field)
  • Yoga @ I St: James Monroe Park, Penn & I St NW
  • Yoga @ Petworth: Raymond Recreation Center, 3725 10th St NW (southwest corner)

Things to bring:

Please bring your own mat or towel to practice on, water, hand sanitizer, hat, sunglasses, bug repellant, towel, sunscreen. If you normally use any yoga props for your practice (bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets) please bring those as well. You can also bring your own personal shade structure if you need to avoid the sun in case we can’t find a shady spot.

Masks & distance:

Please wear masks and distance yourself at least six feet from others at all times. If you choose to not wear a mask during the class pursuant to Mayor Bowser’s exception for vigorous exercise, please distance yourself at least ten feet from others.

Reserve in advance:

Reserve your spot in class ahead of time on our website. If you’re unable to do so, a teacher or intern at the park will guide you through the process on your personal phone if there is still space available in the class (maximum of nine students per class).

Leave no trace:

After class please collect all of your personal belongings and take your trash with you. We recommend sanitizing your hands and feet before and after the class.

Weather check:

When the weather gets wild all outdoor class will be cancelled so you can sign up for an online class with us instead. If you have concerns about the weather just check your texts/emails for cancellation notices at least a couple hours before class.

Keep it going:

Help us spread the word by sharing #operationpeacepark and tagging @yogadistrict on social media. We are so grateful to you for continuing to share your practice with us!

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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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