The Hill is Home readers who live or work in Southwest, or those just looking for a new yoga adventure, have a great yoga option near the Waterfront Metro stop.
M Street Yoga opened back in September, but I recently learned about it and wanted to check it out for you guys. Nestled back in a condominium complex makes it a little difficult to find, but once you’re there you realize the studio’s location provides a uniquely quiet place to practice yoga in a bustling city. (Be sure to read the directions on how to find the studio’s entrance before your first visit!)
Pamela opened the studio with her husband after falling in love with the Waterfront neighborhood. While staying on a friend’s houseboat for a few weeks, they found that the neighborhood was so close to everything – they could walk to work at the State Department, as well as walk home from dinner in Chinatown. They loved the diversity of the neighborhood – people of all ages, races and stories – and knew a yoga studio with a variety of offerings would fit well in the community. Their core mission for M Street Yoga is to offer a comfortable, community-driven, contemporary space to practice yoga.
I went for a Saturday morning Vinyasa Flow class. In what was once a two bedroom, two bathroom condo, the contemporary space has two studios and a welcoming reception area. The normal instructor was sick, but the sub was a well-experienced teacher who led a great class. I felt energized and a little sore after class, which was a refreshing experience with yoga for me.
In addition to Vinyasa classes, M Street Yoga offers Pilates, Prana Flow, Sivananda (one of the few studios in DC that offers this type of yoga) and Restorative Yoga. Pamela and her husband have a passion for supporting PTSD recovery efforts for veterans, and hope to expand their Restorative Yoga program for that purpose. Pamela offers classes seven days a week. Drop in classes are $17 and first-time customers can buy a 30 day pass for $30. You can also find M Street Yoga on ClassPass!