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Washington in the summer can feel like one massive yoga studio, and not just because the temperature’s been turned up high enough to hold a Bikram class. There are also free outdoor sessions for all levels in neighborhoods across the city. Here’s where to look.

Dupont Circle: Lululemon, the yoga and activewear clothing store, has brought back its “Yoga in the Park” series on the south side of the circle every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Meridian Hill Park: For the seventh year, instructors from various studios are leading classes on Sundays at 5 p.m. For more info, visit

The Yards Park: Every Wednesday night at 7, the waterfront green space ( hosts classes led by instructors from Vida Fitness. Just head over to the Light Tower, which is at the western end of the boardwalk.

Crystal City Water Park: Start your week with a class held every Monday at 7 a.m. in this space across the street from 1750 Crystal Drive. More details are available at