NoMa’s First Yoga Studio Offering $10 Classes

by Andrea Swalec October 20, 2014 at 10:00 am 1 Comment

NoMa residents and workers can now say a few “om”s before heading home.

The First and M streets NE building with a CVS and a Wells Fargo bank now has NoMa’s first yoga studio inside.

Yoga NoMa opened Wednesday on the ground floor of 1200 First St. NE. Hourlong classes in the 1,000-square-foot studio cost just $10 — a far cry from the $20 price tag of many D.C. fitness classes.

The NoMa Business Improvement District, which created the studio with two real estate companies, set prices low to make yoga accessible to all, spokeswoman Rachel L. Davis said.

“We really want to invite people in,” she said. “It’s really meant to be able to serve as many people as possible.”

The studio offers beginning, advanced, prenatal and kids’ classes, plus a 6:45 a.m. Sunrise Flow class and a 5:15 p.m. Happy Hour Power class. Its website lists 16 instructors with styles ranging from “intelligent, creative asana instruction” to a focus on “the cultivation of breath-linking awareness.”

Yoga NoMa wants to offer a class for everyone, Davis said.

“You could go to a morning class and it could be a really active flow class, and then to to a restorative class in the evenings,” she said.

The studio was created in what was previously unused office space, donated by Principal Real Estate Investors and the property firm Polinger Shannon & Luchs. To access the simple space with bamboo flooring, visitors enter the office building and go through the double wooden doors to the left of the security guard.


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