Yoga for Adults

Collage of prenatal, postnatal, baby & toddler classes

According to the National Institutes of Health and other researchers, yoga supports stress management, mood and mental health, and quality sleep while building strength and flexibility. 

Our adult yoga classes feature:

  • Knowledgeable, compassionate teachers,
  • Customized, beginner-friendly instruction, and
  • A welcoming community.

Classes offered in multi-week series to enable progressive instruction. Commit to a series or drop in when your schedule allows. Classes are appropriate for all levels, unless noted.

Weekly Yoga Classes for Adults

Register for a multi-week Series - $20 per class

Classes are offered in a progressive series that builds on the previous classes.  Students make take advantage of our generous makeup policy if they miss a class in the series. 

Pay by the Class - $24 per class

Simply drop in as your schedule allows. Advanced reservation required – as far as 30 days and as little as 30 min in advance. No payments are taken on site.

* All classes subject to DC fitness services tax of 6%. 

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Parents of children’s and family class enrollees are welcome to take adult or prenatal yoga as a makeup class – and vice versa – using the makeup scheduler. Log in to your registration account to reserve. 

About COVID-19 Precautions

Breathing Space requires proof of vaccination for all in-person classes for participants ages 5+ and masks indoors depending on community spread levels. Masks will be required in prenatal or early childhood classes if transmission levels are yellow/medium and in all classes if transmission levels are red/high. See our full public health precautions policy.

Classes by Semester

Our classes are offered in multi-week series. We typically run 4 semesters per year September-December, January-March, March-May, and June-Aug. Registration closes at the halfway point, but drop-ins may still be available. See drop-in scheduler below. Workshops and single date classes noted as such.

 

click on class day-time to reveal session dates - prorated registration is available until the halfway point of the series. Scroll down for drop-in options. Read our class policies here.

Drop-in Reservations

Discounts automatically apply for reserving more than 3 classes at the same time. Commit to 8 classes to bring the price down to the same as semester registration. Drop-in reservations can be changed by emailing us in advance of class (one change per individual date reserved).

Class Descriptions:

Our classes run in sessions, like semesters, which vary in length depending on the season. Teaching is progressive, which means instructors build upon poses and skills from week to week, but drop-in students are welcome when appropriate and space is available.

All Levels Yoga

This class emphasizes the essential poses and alignment principles of a Hatha Yoga practice. Class will incorporate postures (asana), breath connection, meditation, and relaxation. Vinyasa sequences (moving through several poses with breath) will challenge strength, balance, and focus while moving between poses deliberately. Class may also incorporate stillness, longer holds, and wall work and exploration of alignment through use of props. Variations will be offered to enable students to customize the practice for their individual needs. Newer and more experienced practitioners welcome.

Trapeze Yoga

This class incorporates traditional yoga asana, breathwork, and relaxation but is based around our YogaBody-style yoga trapeze rigs. Yoga Trapeze inversions counteract gravity, creating space and length in the spine though simple, gentle, bodyweight traction. Trapeze work also includes functional pulling and grip strength often missing in a mat-based yoga practice to create a full-body fitness routine. Read more.

Prerequisite: Prior semester, Intro to Yoga Trapeze, or by permission.

Prenatal Yoga

In this all-levels yoga class, students will cultivate the flexibility, concentration and strength needed during the transformative time of pregnancy and childbirth. Enjoy the community of other pregnant parents while we practice modified yoga postures, breath work, vocal toning, meditation, and relaxation. No previous yoga experience necessary. Class is for the pregnant parent only unless noted. Read more.

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga

 This all-levels yoga class is designed for pregnant and postpartum parents. Students will cultivate the flexibility, concentration and strength needed during the transformative time of childbirth and new parenting. Class will incorporate modified yoga asana with an emphasis on stability, breathwork, focus and relaxation activities, and a connecting to a supportive parenting community. No previous yoga experience necessary. Class is for adults only unless noted.

Postnatal Yoga

This class is designed for parents recovering from childbirth and looking for a supportive class to help build strength and fitness and reduce stress. Class will incorporate modified yoga asana with an emphasis on stability, breath work, focus and relaxation activities, and a connecting to a supportive parenting community.

Generally, evening in-person and weekend classes are for the parent-only, unless noted. Weekday classes and any class over Zoom welcomes babies, but they are not the focus.

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Baby & Me Yoga Class
Collage of prenatal, postnatal, baby & toddler classes

Frequently Asked Questions

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Field trip! Botanic garden, 2015

We love outings and classic field trips to return for Summer 2022 but final decisions will be made in May based on the current situation and public health recommendations or venue restrictions.

Past camps have visited the following public-transit accessible destinations:

  • Smithsonian Air & Space Museum,
  • Museum of Natural History, and
  • American History Museum,
  • the Renwick Gallery,
  • the National Gallery of Art,
  • the DC DOE Aquatic Resources and Education Center,
  • the Botanic Garden,Summer camp field trip
  • the fire department,
  • Capitol Hill Arts Workshop,
  • Kingman Island, and even
  • the National Zoo and
  • gone on an Anacostia river boat tour with RiverKeeper!

We take metrobus, metrorail, and our feet to these destinations. Campers should be prepared for a decent amount of walking and for carrying their backpack/lunch wherever we go.

We send our draft outing / playground / waterplay schedule to parents the weekend before camp. If you give us a heads up about known conflicts well in advance, we may be able to plan around that.

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We plan to do outdoor time and/or eat lunch off site nearly every day.

  • Studio-based camps in June/July will do out-of-studio activities – playgrounds, water play, or yoga in the park – most mornings.
  • Christ Church-based camps typically spend the mornings at the church and playgrounds/water-play for lunch and early afternoon. 

Our favorite playgrounds are Peabody, Brent, Watkins and Tyler Elementary schools and Marion and Garfield Parks (All walking excursions). We have visited both Canal Park and Yards Park for water play (The Circulator bus takes us there from 8th Street). 

We send our draft outing / playground / waterplay schedule to parents the weekend before camp. If you give us a heads up about known conflicts well in advance, we may be able to plan around that.

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Please don’t send a sick child to camp. We understand sniffles and allergies, but children with fevers, persistent/active coughs or very runny noses, and suspected communicable diseases should stay home.

See more.

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Drop-off can begin at 8:45 am, though we are will not begin any structured programming until after 9 am.

Please don’t drop off early. Our staff really do need the time between 8-8:45 am to prep for the day.

Unless we have a field trip scheduled and have notified you in advance, Christ Church camps will be at the church through mid-morning. Activities usually begin by 9:30 am, so campers arriving after that may miss something.

Studio-based camps in June/July will spend most mornings out of the studio because we share the space with music class and early-childhood yoga. Most days we will be in the neighborhood, but if you are dropping off late, you will have to meet us somewhere.

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Playground time

Please let us know in advance when you have a camp conflict so we can flag any challenges this may pose on a particular day. We will accommodate as best we can.

Camp schedule is somewhat fluid and we are usually out of the church for at least part of every camp day, so pick-up for and drop-off after doctor’s appointments or other conflicts may mean meeting us at an outing destination.  Please check confirm with your camp director on the morning of camp.

Please note that studio based camps in June/July 2022 will do out-of-studio activities most mornings from 9 am-noon. If you will arrive late, you will likely need to drop off at our outing destination.

We send our draft outing / playground / waterplay schedule to parents the weekend before camp but we start making plans weeks or months before camp. If you give us a heads up about known conflicts well in advance, we may be able to plan around them.

Yoga camp does not allow for regular half-day pickup and is not appropriate for campers not up for significant walking and activity during the day. All our outing destinations are reached by public transportation and/or walking.

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Our camp venues have evening programing most nights of the week. Additionally, camp counselors often have their own evening commitments. Please help us be good community members and avoid staff and camper distress by picking up on time.

Campers picked up after the designated pickup time (3 pm or 5:30 pm) will be charged a flat $15 late fee (per child). Parents will be expected to pay on pickup.

Campers picked up more than 15 minutes late (3:15 or 5:45 pm) will be charged a flat $50 late fee (per child). Parents will be expected to pay on pickup.

If you think you might be late to pickup, please call.

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CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR MORE SUMMER 2022 DETAILS

Unless there are changes to public health recommendations, campers will be required to wear a mask at camp anytime they are not sitting and eating.

Masks must meet CDC guidelines. While we will not require nose-wire, the mask must be secure without significant gaps between the fabric and your child’s face and it must stay up over the nose during activities without constant adjustment.

Campers who cannot maintain appropriate face coverings will be sent home.

Campers should wear clothing for movement – shorts under skirts please! – and layers appropriate for the weather. Camp is very active and your camper may be warm during our yoga classes.

Your camper should also have walking and playground appropriate shoes – No flip-flops, no open-healed crocs or clogs, no ballet flats. If your camper arrives in in inappropriate shoes, you may be asked to bring an alternative pair before lunch.

Your camper needs weather-appropriate outer wear. Unless weather is dangerously terrible, we are going outside. In winter, that means hats, gloves, coats, long pants (yes, we’ve had campers show up with bare legs mid-winter), rain gear etc. If they are inappropriately dressed, they are going to be cold and/or wet.

All PK4/K campers need a change of underwear, pants and socks! Even if you think they are completely reliable about their bathroom needs, accidents happen. We find campers caught up in the fun of camp don’t want to stop and go to the bathroom. Even with regular reminders, PK4/K campers (and sometimes older ones) tend to overestimate how long they can wait, especially when we are out on the playground and bathrooms are not convenient.

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CHECK BACK IN MAY FOR MORE SUMMER 2022 DETAILS

Unless there are changes to public health recommendations between now and June, campers will be required to wear a mask at camp anytime they are not sitting and eating.

Masks must meet CDC guidelines. While we will not require nose-wire, the mask must be secure without significant gaps between the fabric and your child’s face and it must stay up over the nose during activities without constant adjustment.

Campers who cannot maintain appropriate face coverings will be sent home.

Campers do not have to bring their own yoga mats, but are welcome to do so. In addition campers need the following supplies:

campers walking
    • Morning Snack;
    • Lunch; **no tree nuts or peanuts please**
    • optional afternoon snack (if staying for games);
    • Water bottle;
    • Yoga class – shorts under skirts please – and outdoor weather-appropriate clothing;
an appropriate shoe
  • Walking shoesno flip-flops, open-heal crocs/clogs or ballet flats;
  • Sunscreen should be pre-applied if needed;
  • Swimsuits and a change of clothing on water play days (typically 2 days Tuesday-Friday depending on weather);
  • A backpack in which your camper can comfortably carry their own lunch, water bottle and towel (for waterplay days).

PK4 campers need the following additional items:

  • A change of underwear, pants, and socks. Even typically reliable children can have bathroom accidents when they get distracted and don’t want to stop playing to visit the restroom and PK/K campers have a tendency to have non-bathroom messy accidents as well, for which a change is helpful.
  • **summer only** Nap mat or blanket for rest time (K campers can opt into nap during PK-4th weeks too);
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Refunds will usually be issued by the payment card used for registration or check mailed to the address on your account profile within 30 days of refund request receipt.

If your refund is dependent on another participant taking your spot in a program and the spot isn’t immediately filled, refunds will be issued within 30 days of the scheduled program start date rather than request receipt.

We sometimes fill cancelled spots, but sometimes don’t. When we hit our refund deadlines, the vast majority of possible participants – even those who put themselves on our waitlists –  have made other plans and filling vacant spots can be challenging. At that point, we are counting on our registration numbers to cover our costs. If we allowed last minute refunds, we’d have to raise the price of camps and classes for everyone to compensate.

We hate to cancel camp. We know parents are counting on camp and our staff are counting on the work. If we cancel camp before the start of the week (or day for school-year camps), we issue refunds.

School Year Camps may be cancelled due to low enrollment 14 days in advance of camp. Within 14 days, we would only cancel due to weather or another emergency.

Summer Camp cancellations are unusual and will be made based on enrollment projections by May 31.

SUMMER 2021: We may cancel camp if public health guidance/regulation closes our venue or otherwise requires it or in the case of COVID-19 exposure by campers. If camp is closed before the week begins, we will issue refunds and transfers. If camp closes mid-week, we are unable to offer refunds.

Weather or emergency cancellations: Because we do not use DCPS facilities for camp, we are not obligated to follow their weather cancellations policies, but some of our venues do anyway. If staff can safely get to camp and the facility is available, we will try to hold camp. We are more likely to cancel if the federal government shuts down. We will send emails and post messages to social media if camp is cancelled or delayed due to weather. Make sure your registration email is one you check regularly and follow us on social media.

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Each summer season, we need a signed liability waiver and photo release and behavior standards agreement for each camper. This is a longer version of the waiver you complete when you register. Please bring a copy or plan to fill it out in the morning.

We also need you to update your participant information in your account profile. Include anything you think would be useful but especially:

  • Allergies – Remind us about food allergies at drop-off on the first camp day of the week too please.
  • Pickup notes/authorizations
  • School
  • Grade
  • T-shirt Size

Also, make sure you get updates about Breathing Space programming as well as messages from your counselor with additional information about your camp by opting into our email list in the registration system. If you choose not to get emails, you will only get receipts and emergency cancellation notices. 

What’s this t-shirt thing? Order Extras!

bandanas on the cornerCampers are required to wear either a camp t-shirt or bandana on all outings for safety reasons. No exceptions. Each camper will get a t-shirt during their first camp week of the season (one shirt per camper per summer, size requests are in your account profile).

But we do outings almost every day and t-shirts are unlikely to stay clean all week. We always have bandanas on hand (and those are required on water days because they can get wet), not all campers care for them.

If your camper would like to have an extra shirt(s), there will be an opportunity to order them in March.

Extra shirts are $TBD per child. We get a bulk discount because this is part of our annual order, so the order form will not take payment, only size requests. We will charge to the card on your account file or we will send a payment request if there is no card on file.

bandanas and t-shirts at the museum

We put our Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) on all our receipts, so check there. The receipt may be all you need for reimbursement.  If you can’t locate your receipt. Please send a request by email to have it resent.

If you need forms signed, you can

  1. Get them signed by any of our lead instructors on the day of camp. Please have them filed out with camper information, EIN, and date(s) of attendance. 
  2. Mail them with a with a self-addressed stamped envelope for return to: Breathing Space, 713 14th Street SE, Washington DC 20003

Unfortunately, we cannot accept emailed forms or arrange for pickup of forms. We work with several hundred families and printing and mailing your forms adds up in administrative time. 

Our registration system automatically creates waitlists for any fully enrolled camp or class. To get on the waitlist, you complete the registration process but do not submit payment.

If a camp fills way in advance, we will consider expanding staffing to accommodate waitlisted families.

If a spot opens up, we will contact you about submitting payment or for confirmation before we charge the payment method in your profile.

It is impossible to predict waitlist movement: Some camps we have several families change plans, sometimes at the very last minute. Sometimes when a spot opens, the first waitlisted family takes it. Other times, we call through the whole list and everyone has made other plans. So while we always recommend getting on the waitlist if you want to be called, we generally cannot make likelihood predictions.

Speed things upon confirmation up by saving a payment card to your account profile. We use NMI which is a secure, PCI compliant merchant processing gateway to store payment information.

Please Do Not Pay for Waitlisted Enrollment

You should not be asked to choose a payment method when you submit a waitlist-only order and your receipt will reflect “(pay later)” status.

Important: Do not include a waitlist registration on the same order as a regular camp enrollment! The registration system will charge you in full for both camps even though your waitlist registration does not represent an enrollment.

Tech support is working on fixing this problem. In the mean time, please do separate orders: one order for any camp with a waitlist and a separate order for any camp

Breathing Space has had a chronic problem of last minute additions to camp aftercare. While accommodating one or two campers isn’t usually a problem, sometimes we get half a dozen last minute additions in the week before a camp and sometimes several on the morning of camp.

We get that life is sometimes unpredictable and last minute changes happen and want to help, but we suspect a fair amount of the last minute additions are caused by parents not being sure of their after camp plan when they sign up and then forgetting to do anything about it until days before or even the day of camp.

Last minute additions to aftercare sometimes leave us or the Labyrinth education director scrambling to add staff to aftercare or push us over our desired camper to staff ratios. 

Aftercare costs $16 per day until two weeks before camp. After that, it’s $20 per day. 

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