Best Free Yoga

Union Market
1309 5th St. NE, (301) 652-7400
Union Market is a haven for well-to-do residents and visitors looking to purchase organic celery, grass-fed beef, and $40 olive oil. That’s my gentle way of saying it can be a prohibitively expensive place to shop. But Union Market should get credit for its free programing, from the summer and fall outdoor movie series to its weekly yoga class. The latter, led by Nya Alemayhu, takes place Sundays at the market’s Dock 5, a uniquely industrial setting for a yoga class. There’s a $5 suggested donation, which is half what a class costs at the ubiquitous Yoga District, but there’s no pressure to donate or judgment if you don’t. It’s a great way to share a restorative experience with your neighbors before you head inside to spend too much money on a brunch cocktail.

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