Down Dog Power Yoga will open two more studios in Clarendon and Cleveland Park next year, adding to its existing roster of studios in Georgetown, Bethesda, and Herndon.
Founder Patty Ivey opened the flagship studio in Georgetown ten years ago, and recently signed a lease at 3001 Washington Boulevard, Arlington. Ivey, also a Washingtonian top yoga instructor, tells Well+Being that the Clarendon studio should be open by March or April 2014.
“When I look for locations, I’m not interested in neighborhoods where there are nothing but office buildings,” says Ivey. “Community is really what interests me. [Clarendon] has a vibrant community.”
Previously known as Down Dog Yoga, the studios practice power vinyasa at 90 to 95 degrees.
The Cleveland Park studio will be located at Wisconsin and Idaho avenues and will be part of the mixed-use development Cathedral Commons. When Down Dog Power Yoga opens in fall 2014, it will be the first yoga studio for the neighborhood.
“We’re really excited about going into that neighborhood,” says Ivey. “I’ve spent a lot of time there—I used to live in Cleveland Park. I love that neighborhood.”
Next year’s planned expansions will bring Down Dog Power Yoga’s locations to five, making it second-largest DC-bred yoga operation in Washington after the Yoga District.