Wednesday, November 20, 2019

UPCOMING: MEDITATION: Tomorrow! Learn to Meditate at "After-Work Meditation" series on Thursday nights, series begins with week one on THURS, Nov 21 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm and continues the next three weeks through THURS, Dec 12 at the Science of Spirituality DC Center near Arizona Ave & Cathedral Ave NW, RSVP requested to ensure your space

Free, Four-Week, Thursday night "After-Work Meditation" series at the Science of Spirituality DC Center begins with week one
Thursday, November 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
and the next 3 weeks: November 28 (yes, they will meet on Thanksgiving), December 5 & 12
Free!
Complimentary vegetarian refreshments are served after each class
Please RSVP to DCInfo@sos.org or by calling or texting, info below, to ensure your space

Note: If you aren't able to make it to the first week you can join in week two on Thanksgiving, November 28. Just RSVP please to let them know you plan to join the next three classes.

De-stress after work with a new "After-Work Meditation" series being offered by Science of Spirituality at their DC center,  The series will be four weeks long on Thursday nights. Come and learn a simple but very effective meditation technique that has been around for thousands of years.

"Jyoti meditation gives you a direct insight into the light of your own true nature, your soul. Regular practice improves every aspect of your life: your work, your play, your health, and your relationships."

Experienced teachers teach these classes for free, as a public service. Please reserve your place by emailing DCInfo@sos.org, or by calling or texting David at (630) 597–5174.

The four week introductory series will be offered every four weeks. No special equipment is needed, and the dress code is business casual. For those wishing to go beyond the introductory level, on-going intermediate level classes are available, also free.

If you can't make it to this series, here are the start dates for the next ones:
December 19 and January 16.

Science of Spirituality also offers free meditation workshops at area libraries. You can learn more about SOS DC and Jyoti Meditation on their site and follow them on twitter @SOSMeditate.
Science of Spirituality - DC Center
2950 Arizona Ave NW
at the intersection of Cathedral and Arizona Ave.
Metro: Best reached by car or car sharing service. You can see metro trip-planner for best bus access, the M4 and D6 buses both have stops pretty close by but they don't run often. For those with cars, street parking is available easily in this residential neighborhood. For those without cars, you may want to take uber, lyft, via or a car sharing service like car2go, zipcar or getaround there from wherever you are. The nearest Metro station is Tenleytown. It's a 1.8 miles drive from the metro, see map, about six minutes. 

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Monday, January 21, 2019

UPCOMING & ONGOING: YOGA & MEDITATION: More Free & Low-Cost Yoga & Meditation Classes at Yoga Studios in DC and Metro VA & MD!

Free & Low Cost Community Yoga & Meditation Classes in DC!
Below is a list of some of the more popular centers and studios that offer free, donation-based, and reduced price yoga and meditation lasses as part of their weekly schedules.

If you know of any other studios or places where you can find yoga classes that are free, by donation or $10 or less, feel free to email me over gmail at freeindcblog, or send me a tweet @FreeinDCBlog.

Recommended! Select Days, Times and Locations in DC
Did you know that DC Public Libraries often host Free Yoga Classes, and Meditation Classes?
You can search their calendar by the keyword yoga here or meditation here.

Yoga Classes
Organized alphabetically by Studio/ Venue Name. Please message me to let me know if there are any changes to note in this list.

Saturday lunchtime & Sunday evenings 
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Donation-Based Community Class on Saturdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm (except during session breaks). Suggested $5 minimum donation. "These “all levels” classes are typically yoga classes, though we sometimes offer Pilates, Feldenkrais, or other types of community classes. Check the community class schedule for details." Sunday Community Class 5:30pm - 6:30pm Suggested donation $5+ "These "all levels" classes are taught by graduates of the 200-hr Circle Yoga Teacher Training. Join us to help these new teachers practice and enhance their teaching skills." View the full schedule of free community classes. Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Friday late afternoon
Down Dog Yoga - Georgetown
One hour Community Class "Flow for $5" heated class Fridays at 4:30pm  "An all levels Baptiste Power Vinyasa class taught by a newer teacher. These classes are just $5 and are rich in energy and camaraderie! This class is a great way to experience the strong community spirit at our studios. The room will be heated to 95* and you will be sure to sweat!"

Select classes $10
Studio Serenity and Studio DC - locations in Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle
$10 community yoga classes
From their website: "Our studio has a strong commitment to making yoga accessible to everyone in our community, regardless of income. We are offering $10 community yoga classes every day of the week. Check out our class schedule to see which classes are only $10. These reduced $10 classes can only be purchased at the studio. Note: Passes not available online, only in person. Only valid for classes listed online as $10 class. " They also hold NAMASTE DAY - free classes all day. One day out of the month, the studio offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the invigorating, One day out of the month, the studio offers the community an opportunity to enjoy the invigorating, challenging, joyful, sweaty, and celebratory yoga classes we have to offer....for FREE. Members and pass holders can guarantee their spot by signing up in advance. Classes will fill up on a first come, first serve basis, so show up early." The Studio DC in Dupont Circle: 1710 Connecticut Ave NW and Adams Morgan: 2469 18th St NW

Tranquil Space
- Update from April 24, 2018: The Dupont Circle location has $10 community classes Wednesday night at 8:00pm and Friday night at 7:00pm. Arlington location does not have any at the moment, though they tell me they are working on it!
Near Dupont Circle Metro 17th St location 1632-34 17th Street NW (202) 328-9642
Near Virginia Sq Metro 3528 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (703) 829-6428

Friday night in Bethesda, MD
Unity Woods - Bethesda, MD location only. $10 drop-in Community Class on Fridays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm. This class may be followed by a free chanting class, Soul-Soothing Chanting, from 7:10pm - 7:40pm. See schedule and find more info here.

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC

Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays) 

Meditation Classes

Monday night 
Circle Yoga - Friendship Heights/ Chevy Chase
Mindfulness Meditation Mondays every Monday from 7:00pm - 8:30pm with The Opening Heart Mindfulness Community. "On Mondays, join us for sitting and walking meditation and a facilitated discussion. Introduction for newcomers is on the first Monday of each month starting at 6:15 pm. Wednesday  6:30-7:30 am and Friday sessions 12:00-1:00pm include sitting and walking meditation, but there is no facilitated discussion."  Located near Friendship Heights metro and Chevy Chase Circle, about 13 min walk from metro (map),

Select Days, Times and Locations in DC
DC Public Libraries host free Meditation workshops on occasion, you can search their calendar here

Throughout the Week at various locations in DC
Yoga District offers lots of donation based Meditation & Yoga Classes (most on Sundays)

Saturdays
Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, MD and the Meditation Museum II in McLean, VA
Want to learn more about how to Meditate? Join the Meditation Museum every Saturday. Free Intro to #Meditation Workshops from 11:00am - 12:00pm in Maryland 9525 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD, walking distance from the Forest Glen Metro, and in Virginia from 9:30am-10:30am and  2pm-3pm at 1984 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA, walking distance from the Greensboro Metro. RSVP for either location on their website, just click on the calendar for the list of classes.