After a long day of negotiating bilateral trade agreements, you can head to one of Yoga District's three equally homey and convenient studios for one of a dozen specialized classes, like Restorative, perfect for recharging after the whipping of work week; Heated, to build strength; and Power, for a fast, sweat-soaked workout. Classes start as early as seven in the morning and as late as eight at night, if you like doing yoga with jittery, caffeinated owls. Yoga veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their toes are equally welcome.
Start your day with an appetizer of health in an hour-long morning boot-camp class. DC Adventure Boot Camp's sessions start at 6:05 a.m. at the Jefferson Junior High School. Classes will be held outdoors, unless the temperature (including wind chill) drops below 50˚ F. Check out the schedule to figure which camp session looks the slimmest and therefore the best fit for you. The next session begins April 6. Don't forget to bring a yoga mat, a towel, water, running shoes, and your own wrestling alligator in preparation for some calorie-incinerating, fat-nuking enjoyment.
Capitol Hill Yoga welcomes you to our Eastern Market home in the heart of our nation's Capitol. We offer drop-in based yoga and Pilates classes in a safe and compassionate community environment, allowing individuals of all ages and abilities to shine. CHY specializes in Anusara Yoga®. Anusara means “flowing with grace.” Fou
Often considered to be one of the top yoga studios in the country, you can be sure that Tranquil Space is not a misnomer. The studio sports three yoga spaces, named after the Earth, the Sky, and Bamboo, where well-trained instructors teach mostly Vinyasa-flow yoga, though there are classes in other disciplines. Tranquil Space also hosts evening workshops, with topics ranging from journaling to backbends, all from inside their spacious Dupont studio. Aside from the three yoga rooms, there are large dressing rooms that offer showers for both men and women, and the downstairs check-in area doubles as a yoga lounge and gift shop. Classes aren’t cheap, but prices are in line with most competitors, and occasional charity classes, where proceeds go to good causes, top out at $5.
“We are not limited by four walls of a gym; we are only limited by our determination and imagination," declares Corey Belin, founder of Belin Sport & Fitness. This isn't empty talk from the fitness professional, either. Belin applies this philosophy to all of his programs, challenging his members to push themselves toward their goals during fitness boot camps, whether they want to lose weight or build the endurance to run an underwater marathon. He also gets pulses pumping with the Insanity workout, a program that uses a flurry of exercises to jumpstart metabolism and sculpt lean muscle.
The certified instructors at Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill pass on a series of 26 Hatha yoga poses and two breathing exercises developed by Bikram Choudhury. The 90-minute sessions coax oxygenated blood into action, which in turn stimulates the body’s organs, glands, nerves, and spark plugs. Each class takes place inside a heated studio to facilitate deeper stretching and to flush out toxins. Despite its intensity, Bikram yoga can be adapted for students of all ages and ability levels, including first-timers.