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Recent News

Catch up on the latest news from Willow Street Yoga!


Come Restore and Renew in May!

Join our Restorative Yoga May Challenge. Shed layers of stress while resting in supported poses! Restorative Yoga is practiced by holding resting poses for longer periods of time with the help of props. As you rest and release tension in body and mind, you allow your central nervous system the space to heal.


Join us In-person!

We’re starting small… our in person schedule will consist of 6 classes each week for fully vaccinated students. Not vaccinated? You won’t miss out… our online class schedule will be as robust as ever! We will continue to offer ALL the online classes you’ve come to love.  


Help us celebrate YOU!

We humbly acknowledge that we are who we are largely due to our amazing community of students. We know you as yogis, philosophers, meditators, and fitness- and wellness- enthusiasts. And yet… there are so many sides to YOU. We’d love to celebrate some of the skills and accomplishments that make you you! Join us as […]


Compassion Cultivation Training starts 4/11!

Registration for Laura Banks’ program in open through April 9! Learn how we can transform our losses, grief, and challenges into healing, wholeness, and hope. This 8-wk, Stanford-developed program begins soon.


Change is in the air!

It’s official: after more than a year we can see the other side of this pandemic. At Willow Street, we’re thankful that our community has remained strong and connected despite these challenges!

These historic times have been such a clear example that life reveals itself in unexpected ways. Our opportunity is to see our circumstances in a clear and grounded way, and make the decisions that are in line with the people we endeavor to be.

It’s been a time of great personal challenge, stress, uncertainty… a time that has tested and built relationships… a time that has inevitably brought us to the same fundamental questions that yoga asks: What is this journey about? What is the opportunity in this breath, mind, heart? 

This last year has invited us to reconsider much about how we shape and sustain our lives. We’re looking honestly at our leadership, deep-rooted inequity in our society, and the importance of community. We’re re-learning and re-defining what community means. At Willow Street, we’re thankful that our community had remained strong, though distanced, during this pandemic. The technology has even allowed us to reconnect with old friends around the world. Now, we’re inviting you to join local community in coming back together.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re officially re-opening May 1st, in-person, for the fully vaccinated!

From all of us teachers and staff at Willow Street, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to grow together through this process, and invite you to join us in our beautiful Takoma Park studios in this historic spring.

We want to thank you for being part of the co-creation that is the Willlow Street community. we look forward to celebrating this spirit of growth for another 25 years. We are so happy to be able to invite you back to breathing, playing and growing….. TOGETHER.

Welcoming Spring and the change it brings:

Spring is here. We’re watching the crocuses and snowdrops bud open and reach with hope towards the sun. We’re doing the same.

While it’s clear that we have a long way to go before we return to “normal” we’re thrilled to begin our gradual re-opening process soon. Stay tuned for details!


Jenny Otto sitting in a yoga pose looking upward

We’re looking towards the future with hope!

We’re seeing a lot of positive signs lately. We’re seeing an increase in vaccination rates and availability, a decline in case numbers, and businesses begin to (cautiously) re-open. There’s no doubt that we still have a long way to go, and that following safety precautions is as important if ever, but we also want to acknowledge the hope that many of us are feeling as we look towards the future.

As we begin to consider re-opening our studio spaces, we’d like to know how our community as a whole is feeling. We have no firm plans right now, and want to assure you that when we re-open it will be with the utmost care towards meeting and exceeding all safety standards. Please fill out this short survey to let us know how you are feeling about returning to in-person classes!