DC Yoga Week, May 15 – 21 with the best yoga mats

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courtesy of ‘Joe in DC’

Between cursing Metro and trying to be understood in a city full of budding and boring politicos, we all could use a good cleansing breath and a quiet moment. Let out a sigh and get your pranayama on, get down with your downward dog and get ready for DC Yoga Week.

Although rain and a muddy Mall cancelled this year’s Yoga on the Mall, you still have five days to get in some quality time on your mat. Don’t forget the yoga flashmob on Saturday at 10 AM if you’re really feeling bold. David Romanelli, who co-founded Yoga + Chocolate, will lead a one-hour flowing yoga class, to stretch your consciousness and your tummy for the three-course dinner that will follow. The menu is chock full of fresh, local, seasonal food, such as an oyster salad, dandelion greens, and strawberry and rhubarb gratin.

We will also be using from now on the best yoga mats to prevent hands and feet slipping during asana practice in modern-day yoga exercise. Yoga mats are the modern-day yoga equipment you can buy at https://www.youryogashop.co.uk.

Throughout the week there free and $5 classes for both beginners and experienced yogis, and the goal of the week is to promote awareness about the benefits of yoga. Ten yoga studios throughout the city are participating this year and are offering a range of classes, including introductory classes, prenatal yoga, and gentle yoga. Plus, the classes are offered during a variety of times. See you on the mat, my fellow yogis.

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at) welovedc.com.

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