Stretch out in the sun during DC Yoga Week. (Courtesy DC Yoga Week)

The deals at the many participating studios include free and $5 heated classes at Bikram Dupont, a free family session at Allay Yoga in Kensington, and free and $5 classes in Chevy Chase at Circle Yoga.

With Yoga Week also comes the yearly al fresco practice of Yoga on the Mall. It’s quite a spectacle (as you can see, above), as hundreds of Lululemon-clad Gumby-people do downward dog in the sun. Less flexible beginners and more affordable workout gear are also welcome. The free event, on May 19, takes place near the Sylvan Theatre and starts at 1:30 with a kid-friendly class, followed by an acro-yoga demonstration. And at 3 p.m. it’s time to roll out the mats for a 90-minute multi-level class.

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