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embrace our communities

Embrace’s community initiatives reinforce our studio mission by supporting and assisting freedom, growth and joy in our local nonprofits and neighborhood businesses.

Local Nonprofits

Donation-based Yoga Class

Each quarter we host a 90-min Recharge Your Love donation-based class, bringing together a team of Embrace teachers and students, along with the staff and beneficiaries of our quarterly nonprofit partner. While raising funds for and awareness of our community’s needs, these heart-centered practices restore vision, purpose and energy. 100% of class contributions go directly to the organization.  

Class Donation Options:  $5, $10, $20 or $30 or pay any amount in cash on-site.

Nonprofit Quarterly Partner: BePolished

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The BePolished Mission Statement:

BePolished empowers girls in single-parent households to exude “Life Etiquette.” BePolished “Life Etiquette” programs encompass elements of healthy behaviors, career development, and innovative thinking. We are committed to nurturing young girls into confident women while educating and exposing them to a world of opportunity. Learn more at: http://bepolished.org

If you can't attend the class, but want to help, please make a donation.


ONGOING NONPROFIT PARTNERS

The Humane Rescue Alliance was established by the historic merger of two iconic animal welfare organizations: the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). Committed to the welfare of animals, they have a proficiency and knowledge in all aspects of animal care, from providing quality, affordable medical services to creating families with each adoption. Most importantly, they are dedicated to protecting animals and to placing and keeping them with caring families.

The Humane Rescue Alliance was established by the historic merger of two iconic animal welfare organizations: the Washington Humane Society (WHS) and the Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL). Committed to the welfare of animals, they have a proficiency and knowledge in all aspects of animal care, from providing quality, affordable medical services to creating families with each adoption. Most importantly, they are dedicated to protecting animals and to placing and keeping them with caring families.

HER Resiliency Center is a non-profit organization that helps vulnerable young women ages 18 to 25 with the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive. Through mentoring, workshops, and the support of dedicated and highly trained staff, HER gives young women a path to independence and a different life.

HER Resiliency Center is a non-profit organization that helps vulnerable young women ages 18 to 25 with the support, skills, and resources they need to make positive decisions and thrive. Through mentoring, workshops, and the support of dedicated and highly trained staff, HER gives young women a path to independence and a different life.

Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives. Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.

Thrive DC works to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, DC by providing vulnerable people with a wide range of services to help stabilize their lives. Founded in 1979 to serve dinner to homeless women, Thrive DC has grown to be a comprehensive, professionally staffed, bilingual organization serving more than 2,000 men, women, and children each year.

A movement based in Washington D.C. that aims to bring young women together to support, educate and connect. We host meetups once a month to discuss social / personal issues, create friendships and empower one another! Created by Samera Paz. Follow our instagram: @girlpowermeetups

Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. 

Mary's Center, founded in 1988, is a Community Health Center that provides health care, family literacy and social services to individuals whose needs too often go unmet by the public and private systems. 

Brainfood uses the power of food to engage, empower and employ DC teens and young adults. Programs engage teens in the kitchen to build competence, confidence, and connections.

Brainfood uses the power of food to engage, empower and employ DC teens and young adults. Programs engage teens in the kitchen to build competence, confidence, and connections.

Business partners

We partner with local businesses that align with our mission and studio goals.

The Potter’s House is a nonprofit café, bookstore, and event space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Since opening our doors in 1960 we have been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. 

The Potter’s House is a nonprofit café, bookstore, and event space in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC. Since opening our doors in 1960 we have been a key place for deeper conversation, creative expression, and community transformation. 

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

Green Festival® is a vibrant, dynamic marketplace where companies and organizations come to showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives.

DC Birth Doulas are a professional group practice supporting families in the Maryland/Washington DC area. Their practice focuses on helping women and families have a positive birth experience no matter what their birth or pain medication preferences may be, and no matter how the birth unfolds.

DC Birth Doulas are a professional group practice supporting families in the Maryland/Washington DC area. Their practice focuses on helping women and families have a positive birth experience no matter what their birth or pain medication preferences may be, and no matter how the birth unfolds.

District Juicery makes delicious raw organic juices and granola. We use fresh organic fruits and vegetables to create juices that will please your taste buds. Our granola & bars are made with organic ingredients and are 100% vegan. 

District Juicery makes delicious raw organic juices and granola. We use fresh organic fruits and vegetables to create juices that will please your taste buds. Our granola & bars are made with organic ingredients and are 100% vegan. 

Capital Pride 2018

Embrace is a community-minded, love-filled yoga studio that embraces your freedom, your growth and your joy. Created on the commitment to serve all, we truly embrace the beauty of individuality and personal expression. We believe the beauty of a community is its diversity.

On that note, we are delighted to celebrate in the brilliance of Capital PRIDE, and give honor to our diverse LGBTA community!