Community-oriented yoga + fitness in Washington, D.C.

With two locations in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood



Past Tense is dedicated to moving you through the tensions of everyday life. Our wide-ranging approach includes meditation, breathwork, yoga, myofascial release, and fitness classes. We offer a variety of ways to join us including drop-in classes, passes, and membership.

New to Past Tense? Get started with our intro offer and these three, simple steps.


We lead with heart, foster connection, and strive to live up to the guiding principle of ahimsa or nonviolence. As such, one of our core values is accessibility. We acknowledge yoga in the West has not always been accessible to all and, in an effort to make yoga more equitable, we offer three membership options. We trust you to choose the one that best serves you and the community.


Community Membership


This unlimited, monthly membership is for those needing financial support. Not sure if this applies to you? Here are some things to consider. Thank you for continuing to invest in yourself and us. 

Sustaining Membership


This unlimited, monthly membership is for those who can pay for themselves and sustains our business. This keeps us financially healthy and able to pay our teachers ethically. 

Share-the-Love Membership


This unlimited, monthly membership is for those who have the means to contribute more and supports the Community Membership and our Annual Scholarship. Thank you for helping make yoga more equitable.

All memberships include unlimited classes at both studios • unlimited livestream classes • unlimited access to our on-demand library • discounted pricing for workshops, series, and specialty classes • discounted studio mat rental • 10% off Manduka Yoga Mats • 20% off all other merchandise (tanks, blocks, straps).

All memberships automatically renew monthly until canceled. Cancellations can be made at any time (no commitment!) with two-week notice by emailing We do not pause or pro-rate memberships. All sales are final and memberships are non-transferable.


Individual Classes

All passes are good for six months from the date of your first visit. • Any expired classes will be rolled into your next pass. Please email to request the roll over after you've purchased your next pass. • Passes can not be rolled into a single, drop-in class. • Please note, all sales are final. •  Class reservations must be canceled at least two hours before the scheduled start time of the class to avoid losing credit for the class. To cancel your reservation, you may do so through your online account.

Mat Rental

A limited number of mats are available to rent in the studio. Mat rental costs $2 and $1/members. We also sell several styles of Manduka mats, blocks, straps, Yoga TuneUp balls, and other props at a discount.