The Yoga Shala is the sister studio of Georgetown Yoga and Dupont Circle Yoga, dedicated to offering teacher-driven, classical yoga styles.


Our mission is straightforward: offer teacher-driven, old-school yoga classes from classical Hatha roots: Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa (Flow), in a laid-back setting. We take yoga seriously but try to keep things laid-back and light; we hope to create a space where students can approach yoga on their own terms - not as part of some weird clique or cult.

The story of our studio is pretty short: take one longtime local restaurant owner and yoga student, Elias Hengst, and one Montana native, yoga teacher, certified massage therapist, and mental health counselor, Maryl Baldridge.

Add shared passion for yoga, community, teaching, family, friends, (mostly) healthy living, and a love of the outdoors - and you have The Yoga Shala.

We try to make our studio both accessible and affordable. If you're tight on funds, work in schools or non-profits, are a student, or just need a discount, drop us a line…!


Located in the heart of the historic Shaw neighborhood...

We're located in Shaw at 1550 7th St. NW - between P and Q Sts.

Our neighbors include Compass Coffee, The Passenger, Gran Cata Wine Store, Dacha Beer Garden, Convivial, and much more!

Don't worry about the little things - there's plenty of room to change and we offer complimentary use of premium Manduka yoga mats.


Our sister studios

The Yoga Shala is the sister studio of Georgetown Yoga and Dupont Circle Yoga. Check them out!

Dupont Circle Yoga


Our light-filled studio, Dupont Circle Yoga, is located in historic Dupont Circle in a lovingly restored 140 year old space close to Dupont Metro,  Georgetown, the West End, and Foggy Bottom.

Georgetown Yoga

georgetown yoga

Our airy, light-filled studio is located in Georgetown in a lovingly restored building near Dupont, the West End, and Foggy Bottom.