vinyasa yoga studio located in the heart of Adams Morgan

  Preparation for Class and FAQ's



Where is Studio Serenity located?

We are located at 2469 18th St. NW, located in the heart of Washington DC's Adams Morgan community.  We are located on the east side of 18th St, a couple of doors down from Tryst.


We also have a second location, The Studio DC, located at 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW, just north of Dupont Circle.

Do I need to register for a class?
Studio Serenity does not require pre-registration for our daily classes, though classes can sometimes fill quickly. Yoga class attendance is on a drop-in basis. Please allow 10-15 minutes before your first class to fill out a registration form. You may reserve your spot online and purchase classes or workshops with our convenient web scheduler. Reservations are necessary for our workshops.


I am new to this and have never done yoga before!
This is a decision completely up to you. If you'd like to drop-in for one class and see what vinyasa yoga and Studio Serenity are about, please come and join us! You can take a yoga 0/I class if that is a comfortable level for you or you can sign up for a beginners yoga workshop.


Are beginners welcome at Studio Serenity?

Absolutely! Because yoga at Studio Serenity allows you to move and discover at your own pace, you can participate in almost any class. Take it slowly at first. Try to complete 3-4 classes during your trial period. You'll build a base of strength and flexibility and will notice immediate changes with your physical body and mental/emotional well being.


How challenging will the classes be for me?

Your first classes may be difficult as you begin moving your body in new, healthy ways. You'll sweat, twist, lunge, reach and balance as you build strength and flexibility. But you control the intensity of each pose as you flow through the process. Soon, you'll experience small victories. Over time, your progress will be amazing!


What if I'm not all that flexible?

Actually, many people, especially athletes, aren't particularly flexible. Yoga is not about physical flexibility. With time, yoga will contribute a dimension of flexibility to everything you do. Meanwhile, we encourage you to develop a flexible mind. Just let go. Focus on breathing, sweating and moving. Allow each yoga movement to release tension, dissolve brittleness and blockage, and naturally expand your range of motion.


What should I wear to class?
Please wear what is comfortable and allows you to move and stretch. Most people find that t-shirts and leggings work best. You will create a lot of heat, so make sure to wear attire that you can sweat in.  All classes are done in bare feet.


What should I bring to class?
Please bring a positive attitude, your yoga mat, a towel and lots of water. Rental yoga mats ($2.00), bottled water ($1.00) and rental towels ($1.00) are available at the front desk. Yoga props such as blocks, straps, blankets and eye pillows are provided. You may purchase your own yoga mat at the studio.


What about parking in Adams Morgan?

There is a parking garage just south of the studio along 18th St. called Colonial Parking. With validation it is $2 for 2 hours up to 6 PM seven days a week.  On street parking can be a challenge depending upon time and day, so allot 10-15 minutes for finding parking.  The nearest metro is the red line, Adams Morgan Zoo stop.

Do you have a place for yogis to change clothes before and after class?
Yes! We have two restrooms on the second level, and an additional bathroom on the third level with a shower that is open to our students.  All practice rooms have a space for storage of all your personal belongings.


Do you have showers available for students to use after class?
Yes, we have one shower located on the third floor. However, you will need to provide your own towel and cleaning products. Please keep showers to a maximum of 4-5 minutes, mother earth will greatly appreciate it.


How early should I arrive for class?
We recommend arriving to class 15 minutes early to ensure you have time to sign in, change clothes, and get settled before your teacher begins the class. Some classes are more crowded than others. For the community yoga classes especially, you may want to consider arriving even earlier to guarantee your spot or pre-register online. If you will be driving in, please also allow time to find parking.

How late is too late to arrive for my yoga practice?

We encourage our yogis to arrive 10-15 minutes early to class to settle from their day and prepare for their practice. We also understand that life gets busy and sometimes yogis are delayed. We are unable to allow yogis to enter the studio if this delay exceeds 20 minutes due to our concern for the yogi’s safety and courtesy to others.  If you are just a little bit late, you may be asked to wait until the opening meditation has finished, but be patient, we will have a space for you.


What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards (all forms except Amex) at the studio. Credit cards may be used online to purchase class passes, event and workshop registrations. The passes will be waiting for you at the studio's front desk and will be activated upon their first use.


Have another question we haven't answered for you?

Please e-mail for any other questions.





Yoga Student


  • never bring a cell phone or pager into the class.

  • no shoes in the practice area, please.
  • if possible, bathe prior to your practice. please do not wear perfume or any scent.
  • practice on an empty stomach.
  • no food or outside beverages in the studio, with the exception of your own water.
  • abandon the competitive mind-set.
  • mention any pre-existing injury or special condition to your teacher at the beginning of class.
  • arrive 5-10 minutes early.
  • be mindful of how & where you place your mat. align your mat and graciously make space for others.
  • kindly wipe down your rental mat with our cleaning spray (contains rubbing alcohol) after your practice.
  • be kind and loving to yourself by accepting where you are in your practice.
  • neatly return all props back to their original place. clean, roll up and return rental mats and towels to the front desk.



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