Georgetown Yoga opens officially Monday at 2603 P St., filling the space once home to Haute Fabrics. The new studio comes to Georgetown thanks to owners Eli Hengst, who once owned Mendocino Grille on M Street, and yogi Alex Paraskevas, owner of Yoga Chai Adams Morgan.
“I was a pretty serious yoga skeptic, but after a few months of regular practice with Alex at his Adams Morgan studio, the positive effects on yoga on my body and mind were real, totally undeniable, and wholly positive. And when I saw the space on P Street - just around the corner from my house - I saw the opportunity to bring to others the same challenging, deep, classical yoga experience, free of pretense,” said Hengst in a prepared statement.
The studio, just across from, and features various levels, ranging from beginner to advanced, and classes center on classic Hatha yoga styles [Vinyasa “Flow,” Iyengar, Ashtanga]. With each class fee students receive complimentary yoga mats, cold filtered bottled water, and towels.
"We try not to take ourselves too seriously- classes are not super rigid, and students can ask questions, talk, laugh, groan. If you’re not enjoying it, you’re not going to do it for long,” said Paraskevas in a prepared statement.
Class times are available online. According to the schedule for this week, most classes are offered in the mornings or after work and run from an hour to an hour and 15 minutes.
Drop in rates are $11 for students, $17 for others. Series of classes run $48 for three, $90 for six, $168 for twelve. Through August 1, an unlimited monthly pass is $85. Check the website for more price and schedule information.