As an update to the “Know Your Neighborhood” article from our October 2014 issue, I met again with Pamela Fierst-Walsh, owner of M Street Yoga, to see how the studio has been doing since opening seven months ago.
I first attended a class taught by James Fraser, who has been instructing yoga for four years. This class was 1.5 level Vinyasa Flow class, which is a type of yoga practice that connects breath and movement into a flowing sequence offering a physical challenge and requiring mental focus. After participating in this class, I felt strong yet relaxed. James offers many different options for movements during the class so you can personally tailor it to your strengths and needs.
This time, I partook in the 1.5 level class again, which is aimed at students who are comfortable and familiar with yoga positions. M Street Yoga offers the Vinyasa Flow class at many different levels as well as a multitude of other types of yoga including Prana, Sivananda, Nidra, Restorative, and Gentle Flow. They also offer classes aimed at specific parts of the body such as the neck, shoulders, and lower back.
The studio is located far back from M street, which has its pros and cons. The location is perfect for practicing yoga as it is away from the hustle and bustle of the main street. However, it is hard for newcomers to find. There is now a sign in front of the 300 M Street building, which is helping. To locate the studio, walk away from M Street with Senate Cleaners on your left. If you think you’ve gone too far, keep walking! Eventually you will come to a door with the studio’s name on it.
In the future, Pamela plans to hold workshop-based classes for specific needs such as Yoga for Beginners or Yoga for Runners. Pamela also hopes to add Pilates classes to the schedule.
To find out more information, including pricing and class schedules, visit www.mstreetyoga.com.
By: Christy Aldridge