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Capitol Hill-Area Yoga Studio to Open Roof for Classes

by Andrew Ramonas — August 24, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0

East Side Yoga roof (Photo courtesy of Teresa Wood/East Side Yoga)

Capitol Hill yogis looking to work on their poses outdoors soon will have a new option.

East Side Yoga at 518 10th St. NE is slated to begin offering classes on its roof tonight, the studio announced today. The weekday outdoor sessions will start at 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, weather permitting. On Sundays, a “Sunset Flow” class will occur at 6:30 p.m.

The rooftop space, which can hold 25 students, has rubber tiling, a bamboo fence and a garden with herbs, vegetables and flowers. Alia Khan, who opened East Side Yoga’s indoor space earlier this year, said the outdoor area is the first permanent rooftop yoga space in the District.

“I’ve designed our rooftop to provide clients with a sense of serenity from the moment they enter the space, and to really isolate them from the sights and sounds of the city below,” Khan said in a statement. “My ultimate goal is to completely transport our clients to another place — somewhere that brings peace of mind and relaxation.”

On Friday, Khan will celebrate the new rooftop space with a free party from 7 to 9 p.m. Local yogis and non-yogis can stop by for music from the Ledroit Chamber Players and snacks from Liberty Tree, &pizza and Mia’s Coffeehouse.

Photo courtesy of Teresa Wood/East Side Yoga

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