Our Vision & Mission
We’re a locally-owned and grown community studio filled with world-class yoga love, since 2004.
We believe that yoga enlivens the best in each of us, nourishes the roots of our wellbeing,
and empowers us to care for the lives around us. We’re on a mission to uplift people’s lives through inspired classes and caring human connection - to help brighten & heal our world from the inside out.
Everyone is welcome. Come practice with us.
We’re passionate about taking good care of you. Here’s what you can expect…
A Warm & Inviting Space... where everyone is welcome.
We are dedicated to making everyone who comes through Flow’s doors feel like a welcomed friend. We're committed to fostering an inclusive community that celebrates each person and their unique expressions. An authentic smile, a cup of tea, a clean, cozy space to practice, lounge, and mingle ... These are just some of the ways we love to take good care of you.
Yoga teaches us that without community we don't go far. We're in this together! We nurture community through satsang, the ancient yogic tradition of coming together for meaningful connection to support the awakening of what is extraordinary in each of us. Whether it is gathering for tea in our lounge, a smile to the yogi on the mat next to you or practicing together during our annual Yoga on the Mall we are committed to fostering authentic community connections and elevating our collective consciousness.
We are honored that such an inspirational and dedicated tribe of teachers calls Flow their home. Flow's teachers are widely recognized as the best in DC. Their expertise, experience, and passion shine through in the classroom. It’s a difference in Flow's classes you can feel.
A Rich Class Schedule
With nearly 100 classes each week, you’ll always find one to fit your mood, your practice, and your schedule. Our classes are rooted in respected traditions that nurture holistic physical, mental, and spiritual growth. Offerings range from classes designed for absolute beginners to deeply experienced practitioners -- classes that’ll make you move and sweat or slow down and relax, that’ll tap your inner dancer or that'll simply bring you home to your own body to release stress, detoxify, and heal.
Holistic Healing & Inspiration
Modern medicine has started to embrace what yogis have known for a long time - spiritual wellness and alternative therapies have a profound power to heal and inspire. Flow’s Wellness program is led by a group of talented practitioners dedicated to affirming and supporting your innate power to heal through Reiki, Thai Yoga Massage, Crystal Healing Sessions, Sound Baths, Chakra Clearing, Tarot, Nutrition, Life Coaching and personalized Mindfulness & Peak Performance Coaching.
World-Class Special Events & Workshops
Flow hosts a stellar line-up of world class yogis, change agents, artists, musicians and global visionaries each month to engage, motivate and inspired our community. Conscious raising, thought provoking and action oriented opportunities to compliment our practice helps elevate our own lives and helps us take good care of the world around us.
Fundraisers, Charitable Giving & Karma Yoga
We gather regularly to take our yoga off the mat and each year we raise thousands of dollars and donate countless hours for local and global causes that are close to our hearts including our dear friends at N Street Village and One Common Unity. We also recognize the power of uniting people in community and are proud to be founding organizers of DC’s annual Global Mala, DC Yoga Week and Yoga on the Mall.
Care for Life on Earth
Fresh air with our state of the art hvac systems ensures the best air quality for you to practice in. Filtered water. Freedom from toxins. Natural flooring throughout. Our centers was designed by a LEED-certified architect, received the DC Mayor's Award for Environmental Excellence and was featured in Yoga Journal as a standard for how to run an eco-friendly studio. Virtually every choice we make aims to reduce our eco-footprint and help us live in greater harmony with our planet.
Our Core Values
These core values inspire our staff family as we work to bring Flow’s mission to life for you and our community…
Lift Each Other Up
We create opportunities to uplift the lives around us - especially by being proactively kind, positive and service-oriented.
Create Common Good
We cultivate solutions that are good for Flow, good for the larger Flow community, and good for the lives beyond our doors.
Be All In!
We support Flow’s mission, work and community with heartfelt enthusiasm.
Yoga teaches us that without community we don't go far. We're in this together!
Since our humble beginnings (a single studio room on the 3rd floor of our P Street locale), our dream for Flow has always been two-fold... one, to create a warm, welcoming space for DC's movers, shakers and change-makers - a space filled with spirit, kindness and possibility to gather in community & experience the depths of a modern day yoga practice, and two, to create an authentic home for the areas most beloved and experienced teachers.
We offer world-class yoga with a rich schedule ranging from soulful & nourishing classes, to classes that’ll stoke your inner power and make you sweat, offerings that cultivate mindfulness and support your health and wellbeing off the mat & transformative social justice programming to bring out the best in each of us.
Kind Words from Our Community
“Nothing less than exceptional!!” “There is nothing like Flow, anywhere.” “Simply the best.” “Flow’s helped me find myself again after my divorce.” “I came here after my partner’s death and Flow’s classes & teachers helped me heal. I am so grateful.” “I feel stronger and more self confident after each class I take. Thank you Flow.” “Your teachers are the best in DC.” “ The number one requirement in finding my new apartment was that it had to be within walking distance to Flow.” “ I met my best friends here.” “ I met my husband at Flow!” “ You helped heal my broken heart.” “This place is the real deal.”
Meet Flow’s Founders
Debra is the Creative Director and founder of Flow Yoga Center, named by Washington City Paper & Washington Post as the “Best Yoga Studio” in DC and the recipient of the Mayor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. Featured in the Washington Post, NY Times, Yoga Journal, Wall Street Journal, NBC and NPR Flow serves over 2000 DC residents each week with the mission of offering wellness, spiritual nourishment and inspiration. Debra created Flow as a model of sustainability, a conscious business that strives to minimize its environmental footprint & maximize its participation in social justice and community building. Through partnerships and special events, Debra raises thousands of dollars each year for local organizations including N Street Village and organizes the annual Yoga on the Mall, which attracts 10,000 area yogis and studio partners. Mama of 2 active little boys, she is grateful for the balance & presence her yoga practice brings into her life.
Ian’s professional life is focused on inspiring people to nurture life on earth – starting especially with their own wellbeing. He currently serves as the Director of “Flow” for Flow Yoga Center, which he co-owns with his wife Debra. There, he ensures operations run smoothly for the bustling Flow community, which currently numbers over 2,000 visitors per week. Prior to that, Ian worked for 12 years directing online communications departments and organizing activist supporters for the Campaign for America’s Future and the National Wildlife Federation. Ian received an MES from Yale’s School of Environment and a BA from Princeton University, and in both places focused on how to empower progressive social‑movement networks – esp. through online technology. Outside of yoga and activism, Ian spends as much time as possibly playing (mostly in the great outdoors) with friends and family.