Originally posted on DCEventJunkie
Picture yourself in the shadow of the Washington Monument, eyes closed, sitting cross-legged on the grass, palms pressed together in your heart’s center, calmly breathing with hundreds of other yogis. Is it a dream? No way! On Sunday, May 15th yogis from all over the area will be descending on the grounds of the National Mall to participate in Yoga on the Mall (YOTM). This event kicks off DC Yoga Week! Their mission is to promote yoga, share the wonderful benefits of a yoga practice, and encourage everyone to give it a try.
Participating studios will offer free and $5 classes all week-long! This is your chance to check out your local yoga studio or the one around the corner from your job and find a new place to call your zen home.
What? You’ve NEVER tried yoga? Excuse me?! What are you waiting for? Participating studios like Tranquil Space in Washington, DC will open their doors and offer various classes at an unbeatable price. Joining a yoga studio is a huge financial commitment for most of us. DC Yoga Week will allow you to try out different studios with zero obligations. Talk to instructors and seasoned yogis and ask them any questions you may have about yoga then try a beginner’s class or a class on meditation.
I have said it before and I will say it again: There are only two types of people in the word – those who can’t live without yoga and those who have never tried it. Participate in Washington, DC’s vibrant yoga community starting with Yoga on the Mall and open yourself up to a whole new way of looking at life.
What: DC Yoga Week
When: May 15 – May 22, 2011 | Mall Event May 15th 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: National Mall & Various Yoga Studios Around Washington, DC
Who: Yoga Enthusiasts, Novices, and Experts
What’s Next: Check out participating studios and schedule; Fan on Facebook; Follow the fun on Twitter
Image via Flickr (creative commons) by Lululemon Athletica