Tranquil Space is a vinyasa yoga playground located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC and Arlington, Virginia. Our emphasis is on encouraging the growth of one's potential, enjoying the sacred in every day, and living our five studio values: initiative, passion, community, creativity, and compassion.
Initiative: Tranquil Space began in Kimberly Wilson’s one-bedroom apartment in 1999. With visions of strangers huddled around her fireplace, drinking tea, doing yoga and connecting, she began hanging fliers around dupont. years later, we continue to be innovators in our offerings of tranquility: local and international retreats, trunk shows to highlight local female designers, karma yoga program complete with volunteer days, yoga concierge service, newbie offerings, pre and postnatal teacher training and classes, our very own book and CDs, and TranquiliT, Kimberly’s eco-friendly luxe lifestyle clothing line. We are 100% wind-powered and are dedicated to constantly greening our world.
Passion: In Kimberly's living room, there was a focus on special details: ribbons wrapped around inspirational quotes which greeted students on their mat, aromatic scents, the blazing fire that welcomed students, and the chai served in porcelain tea cups. These special touches continue to welcome students through vibrant studio decor, lavender aromatherapy scents throughout the studio, an abundance of tea and treats available at all times, and inspiring music to accompany one's practice.
Community: Over the years, moving from a living room to a parlor in a beautiful old church on 16th Street to a 2-level location on P Street in 2003 to a 3-story building on 17th Street in 2008, Tranquil Space has attracted hundreds of like-minded yogis to its nurturing fold — encouraging them to mingle over tea and cookies after class, and carry the lessons they've learned in class off the yoga mat into their daily lives. Giving back to the community has been important at Tranquil Space since its humble beginnings. We plant a tree for every class pass purchased. Through donations to numerous charities, volunteer days, picnics in the park, doga, and studio celebrations, Tranquil Space has made mingling off the mat mindfully with one’s community an intricate part of its mission. For ongoing doses of tranquility, follow Tranquil Space on Twitter.
Creativity: Teaching from the vinyasa yoga tradition, Tranquil Space teachers have all completed the studio's comprehensive 200-hour teacher training — DC’s first yoga alliance certified training -- and lead flowing creative classes with a strong emphasis on the relationship between the breath, body, and spirit. With a focus on helping students become fully aware of the present moment, leaving to-do lists at the door, Tranquil Space teachers also offer numerous enlightening events to assist students in finding a Tranquil Space on and off the yoga mat.
Compassion: During practice, teachers encourage students to honor exactly where they are while also challenging their edge. This nurturing voice encourages students to stay mindful of and recognize continual growth. Recognizing the importance of yoga as a catalyst for living a fuller life, Tranquil Space launched its own non-profit in 2006, the Tranquil Space Foundation. Its signature program, TranquilTeens, is focused on assisting girls with finding their inner voice through yoga, creativity, and leadership.
In 2004, Georgetown Hoya honored Tranquil Space as the best yoga studio in and around Georgetown and in 2005, Tranquil Space was voted the best yoga studio in DC by The Washington Post's Best Bets — a label that marks Tranquil Space as one of the top 50 businesses in Washington, DC. In 2007, Tranquil Space was named one of the top 25 yoga studios in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine. In 2008, Kimberly Wilson was honored as an emerging leader in philanthropy by Greater DC Cares. In 2009, Tranquil Space was named best yoga studio by Washington CitySearch. In 2011, Kimberly Wilson was named among the top yoga teachers in DC by Washingtonian.
As we continue to grow and evolve, we're honored to have the support of Washingtonians. Please stop in for a visit to sip tea and shop our tranquility boutique, or roll out your mat for one of our passionate practices. Join us and uncover your own Tranquil Space within.