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

3253 Mt. Pleasant St. NW, Washington, DC 20010

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Please note, each pass is per household during the pandemic. However, if you buy a workshop pass for a friend, please email us with their full name so we ensure they are booked into the class.

Outdoor Kids Yoga + Halloween Party

Oct. 31 | 3:00-4:00 PM

Some Halloween traditions – like everything in 2020 – will look different this year. So, Past Tense has a little hocus, pocus and refocus with an Outdoor Kids Yoga & Halloween Party. After showing off their costumes, Dayna Heater will lead the kids through some Halloween-inspired yoga poses, a Monster Mash freeze dance, games, storytelling and treats. This is a BYOMask and Mat affair. Class takes place at a park in Mt. Pleasant. The location will be emailed to registrants the day before.

Fall Back with Ease

Nov. 1 | 4:00-5:30 PM

At 2:00 AM on November 1, we’ll once again “fall back” one hour to standard time, ushering in more light in the morning and earlier darkness as winter nears. Turning the clocks back is tough for many as it messes with our sleep schedules and mental health. In 2020, it’s bound to be more disruptive. So join Rob Phillips and Nichole Ferrigno for a luxurious 90-minute class that addresses our ever-expanding need to find a place of calm and connectedness. This workshop will include a self-care discussion including sleep-better tips, gentle movement, and a deeply relaxing Yin yoga session that will put you in the right frame of mind for this time of uncertainty.

This workshop costs $30. Register by Wednesday, October 28 for Early Bird Pricing of $25; $20 for members. Use coupon code EBFall at checkout to apply the discount. Members, please email Kelly for your coupon code. Remember, when you sign up for online classes and workshops, everyone in your home is welcome. This means passes and memberships for our online offerings are per household.

Election Exhale: A Three-Part Meditation Series

Nov. 2, 3, and 4 | 8:00-8:30 AM

The contentious 2020 presidential election and fears it could take weeks to process have only compounded unprecedented levels of anxiety and uncertainty. In the days surrounding the election, Past Tense invites you to stop doomscrolling and take a few moments to pause, breathe and cultivate calm and compassion with three guided meditations. Join Meagan Estep for one or all of the following sessions:

  • Nov. 2 Mindful Breath Meditation
  • Nov. 3 LovingKindness
  • Nov. 4 RAIN or Compassion

In her book, Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and Our World, Sharon Salzberg writes that “we practice to remember to breathe, to have the space in the midst of adversity to recall our values, what we really care about – and to find support in our inner strength, and in one another.” Come together with your Past Tense community as we do just that.

Join us for one or all three classes; $10 for one, $20 for all three. The series is included in the Annual, Month-to-Month and Student Membership Plans.

Morning meditation not your thing? The series will be replayed each night at 6:00 PM for 50% off. Email Kelly for the coupon code. All students, including those in the live sessions, will receive a link to the replay good for one week.

Yoga for Difficult Emotions

Nov. 7 | 3:00-4:30 PM

With our routines upended and an almost daily onslaught of anxiety-inducing news, 2020 has been particularly challenging. Yoga can become a guidepost for healing and growth. In this workshop with Ellie Conrad, we’ll explore the ways movement can help us understand and transform frustration, anger, sadness, or grief. We will move and breathe dynamically in order to shake loose some of the more difficult emotions and tap into the sensitive and transient quality of emotion. Then, we’ll discuss yogic concepts that can help us with difficult emotions. And, finally, we’ll explore pranayama, self-massage and yoga postures that are calming, restful and restorative.

This workshop costs $30. Register by Wednesday, November 4 for Early Bird Pricing of $25; $20 for members. Use coupon code EBDifficult at checkout to apply the discount. Members, please email Kelly for your coupon code. Remember, when you sign up for online classes and workshops, everyone in your home is welcome. This means passes and memberships for our online offerings are per household.

Friends + Family Flow

Nov. 25 | 5:30-6:30 PM

Some things just go together naturally – Cat and Cow, thanks and giving, you and yours. We know this holiday – like much of 2020 – looks really different so we’re pairing up a few of our favorite things to start Thanksgiving off in the best way possible. Join Emma Silverman for a 30-minute vinyasa flow followed by 30-minutes of self-massage and restorative yoga, a pairing designed to leave you feeling ahhh-mazing. AND, you get to bring a buddy for free so you can practice together even if you can’t be together this holiday.

This class is the same price as a regular drop-in so feel free to sign up like you always do. After you register, please email Kelly your friend’s full name and email and she will register them as well.

Seasonal Yoga

Dec. 19 | 10:30-11:30 AM

In this quarterly class, with Nichole Ferrigno we examine Yogic and self-care practices practices to help us transition with the seasons. During the winter, the energy of the earth moves inward to prepare for spring. Taking our cue from nature, we'll explore grounding, warming and reflective practices. Classes will blend physical movement, breath work, meditation and discussion.

This class is the same price as a regular drop-in so feel free to sign up like you always do.

Yoga Chaser

Nov. 27 | 10:00-11:00 AM

Join Mallory Newall for a post-Thanksgiving Flow 1/2 where we'll wring out yesterday's excess. Move, sweat, stretch, breathe, be.

This class is the same price as a regular drop-in so feel free to sign up like you always do.

Pilates Bootcamp

Nov. 27 | 12:00-1:00 PM

Join Jenna Grubman for a Pilates Bootcamp that combines the key principles of Pilates core stability with cardio and strength training. This is a full-body workout that will strengthen and lengthen your muscles.

This class is the same price as a regular drop-in so feel free to sign up like you always do.