A free public yoga class takes place on the Mall during DC Yoga Week 2010. (Carolina Franco and welcomeomdc.com via DC Community Yoga)

DC Yoga Week kicks off Sunday with free outdoor classes at the Sylvan Theater.

And through May 21, 10 area studios will be offering free and cheap ways to attempt bending, breathing, chanting and finding your inner tranquility, which is no easy task in a city of overachievers.

Check out Going Out Guide for info on studios offering free and cheap classes.