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DC Yoga on the Mall

Apr 30, 2015 10:51AM
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Metro D.C. Yoga Week and Yoga on the Mall.  The two events were born from the desire of several D.C. area teachers and studio owners to share the love and benefits of yoga with the greater community.  Now, the D.C. Community of Yoga (DCCY) is proud to report that 50 studios from Maryland, Virginia and the District are coming together to offer reduced-cost classes and other special offerings throughout the week of May 3 to 9.  On May 9, the studios and 100 volunteer teachers will come together at the Sylvan Theatre on the National Mall to share in a free all-level yoga class.

The day will also include a children’s class and a 30-minute beginners’ class.  They are equally excited to report that they expect record attendance of over 5,000 people at this year’s Yoga on the Mall.  This will truly be a testament to the power of yoga and the support the yoga community has for one another. “Practicing yoga together, breathing together and taking the time to stop and connect with our neighbors is what Metro D.C. Yoga Week is all about,” said Maggie Grant, one of the event organizers.  "It is truly inspirational when so many people come together to share their practice.”

This milestone is an opportunity to give back as well. With kindness and support of the community, volunteers, the member studios and the generous corporate partner MOM’s, as well as sponsors like Yoga Alliance, Lululemon and Larabar, DCCY has raised over $5000 this year to support two worthy organizations, Minds and One Common Unity, that support the metro D.C. community through yoga and meditation.

Information on the offerings of the member studios, partners and sponsors and Yoga on the Mall, visit

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