Yoga for Furloughed Federal Employees

Around 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or working without pay since December 21 and won’t receive their next paychecks until the government reopens.

To help those impacted by the shutdown find a little peace of mind, several local DC studios are offering free yoga for furloughed employees.

Grace. is holding a special $5 class for furloughed employees at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, January 15.

Mind the Mat will be hosting a free furlough flow on Friday, January 18 at 12pm in Del Ray. Please bring your government ID, and sign up in advance – this class is filling quickly. Please cancel ahead of time if are no longer able to attend to enable others to attend. MtM will also have a class next week in Clarendon – keep an eye out for details.

M Street Yoga is offering FREE yoga classes periodically throughout the furlough. Please visit MSY’s website for schedule and details, and watch for more FREE classes as the shutdown continues.

All furloughed federal employees are invited to attend Embrace Yoga DC‘s meditation class on Thursday evenings from 7:45 PM to 9:00 PM. Please bring your government ID. Additionally, furloughed employees can receive a 15% discount off of 5 or more class passes.

Sky House Yoga is offering free classes to all furloughed employees/contractors/family members affected by the government shut down. Send an email to and for a free class pass for the next month.

Don’t let the government shutdown keep you from your practice or the loving support of your cOMmunity. Your practice is on YogaShak right now. Present your ID and class is free!

As the shutdown continues, so does Beloved Yoga‘s offer to furloughed government employees/contractors for FREE YOGA CLASSES – any time, any day. No need to sign up online. Just show up and let the front desk know you are an employee or contractor.

Radiance Yoga is holding free meditation classes for furloughed feds through the duration of the shutdown. These classes are held on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM, and Thursdays at 12:00 PM. Please bring your government ID.

Raj Yoga Center is offering free yoga classes to federal employees during the government shutdown. Please bring your government ID.

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