The Capitals are Hosting Free Yoga on Game Days to Help Fans De-Stress

All photographs courtesy the Washington Capitals.

The Washington Capitals are no strangers to yoga; right winger Justin Williams opened up to the Washington Post in October about how he incorporates hot yoga into his off-season training, and yoga instructor Kelly Moore says she regularly leads players through the workout during the season.

As the Caps work their way through the playoffs, they’re getting the fans in on fun. Marketed as a way for Caps followers to “fight playoff stress,” free yoga sessions taught by Moore are open to the public.

“The whole de-stress—we mean that tongue and cheek,” says Moore. “We just want to get the fans involved, and it’s just our way of getting them involved in the playoffs excitement.”

This isn’t the first time the Caps have hosted yoga sessions: In November, Moore taught a yoga class on the ice for the Scarlett Caps—the official Caps fan club for women. Currently, Moore’s yoga sessions are scheduled for the mornings of every playoff game, starting at 6:30 AM on the roof of the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, weather permitting. To view the full schedule and RSVP for a session, visit the Capitals website.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.