Below are tips to acquaint you with our studios. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information.
Our two beautiful studio spaces are located less than one block from of each other. Each space has a welcoming lounge area where you can relax before or after class, help yourself to delicious organic teas, and connect & meet with old friends and new. Sharing time outside of the class is a wonderful way to deepen your practice and develop community.
For practice, we recommend wearing any comfortable clothing that won't restrict your movement. We invite you to remove your shoes upon entering the studio to start the process of unwinding and to help us provide a barefoot-friendly space.
Food & Drink
Please help yourself to our complimentary tea and snacks. All of our sinks offer filtered water. We refrain from using paper and plastic as an effort to reduce waste. We encourage you not to eat at least 2 hours before your class as practicing on an empty stomach will offer a more comfortable and clarifying experience. With exception of water, we thank you in advance for keeping food and beverages out of the practice rooms.
Our classes marked "heated" require a towel. The temperature ranges from 85-95 degrees and the room will be heated mindfully according to the season and teachers discretion. Be prepared to sweat! Fresh water is nearby in our filtered fountains.
We invite you to give yourself a break from the constant demands of electronics. As a courtesy to the Flow community, and to maintain a sacred practice space, we also ask that all electronics be silenced or turned off in classrooms, and that any necessary phone conversations take place in our lounge.
Mat & Towel Rental
We rent Manduka Pro yoga mats ($1) and both hand towels and Manduka full-length mat towels ($2). Towels are required for all of our heated classes. If you tend to sweat during practice that's a great and healthy thing - thank you in advance for bringing or renting a towel to keep your mat and the floor from getting slippery.
We have shelving *inside* all of our practice spaces for small valuables (especially your wallet, keys, phone, laptop, etc.). We highly encourage you to use them, as Flow cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
Honor Your Insticts
Always let your teacher know if you have any injuries or special health conditions. Most importantly, always listen to your body and intuition! Do not push yourself beyond the point of comfort and into pain. Yoga is not a competitive practice - it's a practice intended encourage self discovery, healing, connection and empowerment.
While walk-ins are always welcome, we highly encourage students to make an online reservation as many of our classes fill up quickly - especially after 5pm, Monday through Friday and on the weekends. Click here to visit our online reservation system.
If your desired class is booked online, you can use our online reservation system to join an online waitlist. If and when a spot becomes available, you'll be reserved automatically and notified via email. In addition, you're welcome to come to Flow in person and join an in-studio waitlist, where available spots are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
We encourage you to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to class start time to give yourself some un-rushed time to check-in and get settled. We invite you to relax in our lounge and treat yourself some complimentary tea before and after class. To make for smooth and on-time class start times, we only hold reservations up to 5 minutes before the start of class. So, to keep any reservations you've made, please be sure to check-in at our front desk at least 5 minutes before class start time.
We will hold reservations up until 5 minutes before class start time. After this time, if there's a waitlist for a full class, your reservation may be "gifted" to a fellow yogi/yogini who's waiting. For all other classes, in order to maintain a sacred classroom space, avoid disruption and reduce the likelihood of injury, we cannot always accept late arrivals and will not allow entry 10 minutes after a class begins.
Reservations for all classes must be canceled at least 2 hours prior to the start of class time in order to avoid charges. You may cancel your reservation online by logging into our reservation system, clicking "My Schedule" followed by "Cancel" for any reserved classes you can't make. You can also cancel by calling (202) 462-3569. If we don’t answer the phone, you can leave us a message with your name and class time, and we'll take care of canceling your reservation for you.
Event & Workshop Cancellations
The cancellation policy for any Flow workshop or special event care is listed in the event description on our Special Events page. Refunds for eligible cancellations are issued as Flow account credits (minus a $5 transaction fee). These credits never expire and can be used toward any future Flow purchases. Beyond this, event and workshop reservations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
We know that "life happens". So, up to 3 times per month, don't worry if you forget to show up for a reservation, or can't cancel more than 2 hours before class. But, as a courtesy to the larger Flow community, if you have 4 or more misses in a month, we'll temporarily "freeze" your ability to pre-reserve for classes (for 2 weeks), and remove your current class reservations. We hope and trust that you understand the rationale for this step -- which is simply to ensure that "available" class spots are, in fact, made available to guests of Flow who could use them.
To take off the time pressure (who needs more of that) our 1, 3, 5 and 10-class passes are all good for a full year! If you have an expired pass that's more than one year old, we regret that we cannot extend it further.