By Lydia Geisel | June 7, 2017 | Lifestyle
Achieving the ideal beach body never comes easy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun — or dare we say, relaxing? These refreshing yoga classes are not only perfect for a summertime peace of mind, but they’ll also work wonders for your health.
If you’ve been avoiding yoga because class schedules never seem to match up with your own, consider this unique option that allows busy students to practice their Mysore Ashtanga poses anytime within a variety of three-hour sessions scheduled throughout the week (morning sessions tend to run from 6:30-9:30 a.m., and evening sessions from 4:30-7:30 p.m.). Over time, yogis will ultimately memorize the sequences of Ashtanga Yoga and feel confident going through the motions on their own. 1550 7th St. NW
Whether you’re already a yoga fiend or simply starting from scratch, this slow, deep, and quiet practice is rewarding for all skill levels. In Yin Yoga, poses are held for longer periods of time and allow the body to soften without any strain. So, if you’re in need of a good stretch or a daily dose of mindfulness, this is the class or you. 3506 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-596-9277
While there may not be any booze flowing at this one-of-a-kind happy hour, students will surely leave feeling buzzed after an evening of posing in the fresh air. This Friday favorite, led by Adam LaPierre from 5:30-6:30 p.m., is open to all levels of yogis and invites guests to practice on the studio's open deck. 1450 P St. NW, 202-462-3569
If you’re someone who needs good music to inspire a brag-worthy sweat, opt for this unparalleled course that helps open your chakras with the sweet sounds of Otis Redding, John Legend, Phil Collins, and other feel-good artists. 1323 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-833-5914
This Dupont Circle-based studio has been transforming type-A city dwellers into happy hippies with an offering of dynamic and restorative classes to ease unfamiliar Washingtonians into the yoga world. Instructor Nathan Martin’s Prana class combines the principles of yoga, dance, tai chi, and swimming together for a fun session that focuses on strength building, rhythm, and balance. 2032 P St. NW, 202-642-2603