Breathing Space is excited to welcome families into our new Eastern Market studio space!
Classes will be held in the lower level of 641 Pennsylvania Ave SE.
Many of our students will recognize the space as the old Realignment Studio or Capitol Hill Yoga studio space where we have previously held baby, toddler, and prenatal classes.
The studio is is easily reached by the Eastern Market metro stop and several buses along Pennsylvania Avenue or 8th Street and there is a rack outside for securing bikes or strollers.
Please leave shoes and coats in the lobby area along with bulky non-valuables. Bring valuables – phones and wallets – into the studio space and store on the cubby shelves. While we do lock the studio door once class begins, we cannot be responsible for missing valuables.
Please leave all toys and lovies in bags, completely out of sight. Consider leaving water bottles in your bags during toddler classes. Water bottles are shockingly distracting, both for their owner and other children, during class. Adults and older children/teens should feel free to have their bottles with them.
If you are running late . . .
Don’t worry. You can let us know – text: 202-544-0434.
We lock the door after the welcome song or the initial warmup. If the teacher knows you are coming, they can leave the door open for you. For kids classes, it is totally ok to ring the bell or knock to get the instructors attention if the door is locked.
If you are entering late, please do so as discreetly as possible. The instructor will assist you with setting up if necessary. Please make eye contact in case your instructor has laid a place for you.
Please note that the warmup in adult class serves an important safety function. If you join late, take a couple minutes to do some gentle movements before jumping into the instructor’s sequence.
Loaner Yoga Mats
We have a number of studio mats that we can loan out. If you are using one for an adult class, we request that you wipe it down afterward. Look for the teal blue disinfecting wipes near the mats or on the white cubbies.
Families are welcome to lock strollers up out front. We provide a cable and lock (check your registration receipt or ask your instructor for the code)
Families may also bring strollers downstairs if they can be safely carried down. Please fold strollers whenever possible to reduce tripping hazards in the lobby. Strollers cannot be left in the entryway, even folded, because they are a fire hazard.
Finding good stroller parking out front isn’t always easy. We have arranged for additional stroller parking around the corner. Let us know you will need a lock (text: 202-544-0434) and we’ll bring one out. On rainy days, we will provide a tarp as well.
Breathing Space is taking the following steps help mitigate the spread of coronavirus (and other infectious diseases):
- All participants 5 yrs+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination for indoor classes;
- Masks required for students 2 years and older if transmission rates are medium (early childhood & prenatal classes) or high (all classes);
- Studio is well ventilated, with more than the recommended HVAC air-exchange rate, and runs two large air purifiers during classes;
- Students are requested to wash hands upon entry and high-touch surfaces will be frequently cleaned;
- Students are expected to follow DC DOH recommendations for quarantine after COVID-19 exposure or travel.
See our full Indoor Classes Health & Safety Policies.