Community-oriented yoga studio in Washington, D.C.

3221 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20010


Yoga for the Whole Family

Kids who practice yoga experience many of the same benefits we do: It reduces stress, helps concentration, improves sleep, aids digestion, and increases strength and flexibility. Yoga also helps kids establish healthy habits early on and teaches them how to calm and relax themselves – something we all need now more than ever. Sign up here.

Past Tense offers a daily line-up of after-school yoga starting at 4:15. We are also offering a BOGO – Buy One GIVE One pass – in which the studio matches each purchased pass with a donated one to make it accessible to any kid who wants to participate. Apply for a BOGO pass here.


Mondays: YogArt

This monthly series for kids 5 gives kids the opportunity to express themselves through movement and art. Join Dayna Heater for a class that includes breathing, yoga poses, games and mindful activities followed by a half-hour of art. Our October focus is on color and, in collaboration with artist Kayti Didriksen, kids will go beyond knowing the names of colors and learn the language of COLOR by mixing it up. Register here.

Wednesdays: Kids Yoga

Studies show yoga helps children build confidence, concentration and self-esteem as well as improves flexibility and balance. This class, with Dayna Heater, includes poses, stories, songs and games to help kids 5+ grow.

Thursdays: YAY (Young Adult Yoga)

YAY (Young Adult Yoga) provides a non-competitive environment for older children (10+) to explore poses, breathing exercises, movement games, mindfulness activities, and much-needed relaxation techniques. Students learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress, and connecting to their bodies in a loving way, while still being playful and fun. Class, taught by Dayna Heater, often revolve around a philosophical theme and may include discussion, journaling, or mindful art.

Fridays: Kids Yoga Dance Party

This fun and active yoga class with Caitlin Van Hecke focuses on music and movement. Kids will stretch, shake, shimmy and shuffle. This class is for kids 5+ and we invite older kids, babysitters and parents to join as we dance into the weekend.