Best Yoga Empire

Yoga District
Multiple locations
These days, it’s nigh impossible to turn down one of D.C.’s many gentrifying streets and not come face-to-face with some bright and shiny place calling itself “The Space Where Tranquility Breathes” or some iteration thereof. Yoga District, a simpler, less pretentious enterprise, caters to serious practitioners as well as those who wouldn’t know pigeon from cobra. For a drop-in rate of $10, each of its five locations provides teachers who steer clear of pressuring you to master too much too soon and adjust your postures gently and encouragingly. And just in case you—horror of horrors—forget to strap your mat on your back when you left for work that day, they’ll loan you one for free.