Rachel Visits Quiet Mind Yoga

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I know lot of readers are into Yoga so I thought it’d be interesting to get a get quick impression from a participant.

Now that it is getting cold out, and I was starting to get burned out of my triathlon-training-oriented exercise routine, I decided to head north on 14th Street and try out Quiet Mind Yoga. I have really enjoyed all their classes. The instructors are great, and the studio has a good vibe. Everyone is friendly, and the classes are not too crowded. I always hated doing yoga at the gym and being squished tight with other people. How can you relax when you can’t do a pose without bumping into someone else? The one drawback of Quiet Mind is its location across the street from the fire station. It can be challenging to achieve a zen state with sirens going off periodically.

Aside from location how does one decide on chosing a particular Yoga Spot over another?

While we’re talking about about Yoga, I received the following email from another great Yoga Spot – Yoga House:

I was wondering if you’d be willing to post about the $5 community classes 6:30-7:30 on Fridays at Yoga House (http://www.yogahousestudio.com), which is right above Temperance Hall. Student teachers (like me) volunteer our time to the community in return for a $5 donation to Yoga House to defray the studio’s costs. There are two classes — Kundalini and Vinyasa. It’s a great way for people to check out the studio or a new form of yoga. I’ll be there this Friday – drop by before the Halloween festivities so you can leave your work week behind and build energy for the weekend! More after the jump.

Class Descriptions:
Vinyasa: Get that weekend buzz off to the right start! Do you trudge home every Friday night, too tired to really enjoy the start of the weekend? Do you wish you could leave the anxiety of the work week behind and enter the weekend with energy and clarity? Then join us for the new Happy Hour yoga class at Yoga House. Like a good cocktail,we’ll be mixing up different flavors and styles of yoga, starting out with some gentle restorative yoga to leave the stress of the week
behind, but moving on to an energy-and strength-building practice to launch your weekend the right way. A good class for newbies and experienced yogis alike. Community class – $5 cash only, drop in.

Kundalini Description:
End your week, drop your stresses with a $5 Kundalini Yoga Class led by Katie and other graduates of the Yoga House Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training. Invigorate, de-stress Join the trainees of the Yoga House Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training for a 60 minute Kundalini yoga class.

Whether you are experienced or new to this style of yoga here’s an opportunity to support new teachers and to share in their enthusiasm for Yogi Bhajan’s Kundalini yoga. Remember that it is more about the yoga practice than about any one teacher – no matter what a teacher might have you believe! $5 cash only, drop in.

6 Comment

  • i do find the name somewhat ironic given that its directly across from a very active fire station.

  • It’s a test of your spirituality. If you still hear the fire engine sirens, you’re not focusing enough!

  • I’m a fan of Inspired Yoga at the corner of 12th and U Sts NW.

  • I am too Anonymous. I love Inspired Yoga, and it’s nice that it’s very close to my place.

  • I chose my studio primarily based on the type of yoga although a convenient location is also important.

    I used to go to the Inspired Yoga studio on Columbia Rd – great classes and yoga community. When that location closed (ironically it has gone through a few changes and is now an yoga studio again) I started taking classes at Unity Woods. It’s an Iyengar studio and I appreciate the attention to alignment and precision. It’s quite challenging but it is not fast moving and not everyone’s cup of tea.

  • my experience at quiet mind yoga has been wonderful. worth checking into. the owner is very calming, also. it’s always a great yoga break to a hectic day.

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