About

Today begins the journey to a new you

hello, we are recharj!

recharj® is the premier meditation studio in Washington, DC. Just steps from the White House, we deliver peace of mind in a noisy city. We feature “best in class” meditation teachers offering accessible and enriching classes from a variety of traditions. Come experience an inspiring meditation session or power nap during your workday. When classes are not in session, our meditation room is open to the public for self-guided practice.

Why meditate?

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Reduce Stress

Meditation practice can help ease stress, restoring your calm and inner peace.

Enhance Cognition

Meditation directly affects the function and structure of the brain, changing it in ways that increase attention span, sharpen focus, and improve memory.

Improve health

The relaxation response from meditation helps decrease metabolism, lowers blood pressure, and improves heart rate, breathing, and brain waves.

Cultivate Community

Meditation with others ensures accountability and develops a sense of synchronicity with the practicing community.

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We love our happy clients!

I had such a delightful experience. I've attended a mediation and am looking forward to going back (tomorrow!). I spoke with the founder and one of the teachers and felt welcomed and at ease immediately. The space is cozy and inviting. I was comfortable and relaxed as I savored the complimentary tea before the meditation. I embarked on a unique experience being guided and would highly recommend it.

Stacey K.
Yelp

I'm so glad a concept like this has come to DC. I've attended a meditation and a power nap session. Both were amazing as I felt energized and more positive as I returned to work. I was noticeably more productive at work during the time I usually have that 2nd cup of coffee in the afternoon. I can certainly see myself becoming a regular! Its well worth it and I encourage everyone to try recharj.

Collin B.
Facebook

The recharj space is an oasis and the people in it are welcoming. You feel like you're a part of a community from day one and that there's something more under the surface, worthy of exploration. Right now they have a great deal to experience all of the classes, unlimited for a low monthly membership. It's worth it. A place like recharj is difficult to describe unless one experiences it. It's also difficult to convey to someone that in our busy, modern world full of distractions and stressors that this kind of experience shouldn't be a luxury. It's required. So that's why you should invite all of your friends and take it from there.

Benita R.
Yelp

Awesome staff, environment, and concept! Between long hours at work, planning a wedding, and renovating a new home, this is EXACTLY what I needed to escape the stress and finally relax. Even just a brief session leaves me feeling so much more centered, productive, and ready to get back to the grind. Thank you for finally bringing this to D.C.!!

Sarah T.
Facebook

I heard about this via an article in the Washington Post. I'm always so stressed by the week that by Friday I am really ready for the weekend. I made an appointment for a 12:30 pm Power Nap. I was blown away by how relaxed I was afterward. The space is very quiet and the "bed" that you take the nap on wraps you in a way that I've never been before. You can cover up with a blanket and put an eye mask on. Quiet, relaxing music plays and you are offered ear plugs if you don't want any sound. I plan to go back next week!

Susan G.
Yelp

I have a hard time with mindfulness and meditation, but you all make it so easy and SOO relaxing. I have done 4 classes, and every time I am done, I feel better than after having a massage (and that says a LOT). THANK YOU.

Debbie D.
Facebook

This place is a dream. Tranquil and welcoming as soon as you walk in. The woman I was greeted by was super helpful and friendly. I did one of the nap sessions and it was amazing. You go into a little area that's sectioned off by curtains and lay down on a huge beanbag bed that forms to your body. Then they turn all the lights off and play the most relaxing music. If you've run in from the busy-ness and stress of the outside, it might take you a few minutes to relax, but trust that you will by the end of the session. This place is unique and so needed with the craziness and stress of city life, and especially political life we're all mired in right now. Take 20 minutes and give it a shot.

Kate S.
Yelp
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what people are saying

recharj - December 19, 2016

 

How to Reserve

REGISTER. BUY. RESERVE.

1) First, register by creating an account online with your name, phone number, and email.

2) Next, purchase a class or bundle. You must have paid classes in your account in order to reserve a cushion or cocoon.

3) To reserve a class, simply select a class from the schedule, choose an available spot from the studio map and click confirm. You can check your schedule and spot reservation at anytime in your account. Our schedule is released bi-monthly, so you can reserve a class up to two weeks in advance.

REFERRALS

WANT FREE CLASSES? Invite your family and friends to recharj®!

When you bring a friend to book their first cushion, your next class is free! Bring two friends, get 2 free classes, bring three, get three. You’ll continue to earn free classes for each new student that begin their recharj® journey.

WAITLIST + CANCELLATIONS

If the class you want is full, add yourself to the waitlist. As reservations are canceled, the list moves up automatically and emails the next person. If you’re emailed and can’t make it, just cancel online. If you sign up for the waitlist, it’s the same as signing up for a class – if you make it in and don’t cancel in advance, we expect to see you! If you move from the waitlist more than 30 minutes prior to class and do not attend, you will receive a late cancel charge. If you move from the waitlist less than 30 minutes prior to class, you will be early canceled if you cannot make it.

In order to cancel a spot reserved in a class and return the class to your account without penalty, you must cancel the class. If you have purchased an individual class and you haven’t cancelled a spot reserved within 12 hours of your class, the class will not be returned to your account, you will be charged for the class, and you will not be issued a refund. To cancel, log into your account and, next to the class you wish to cancel, press “unreserve.” Any issues, please call us to cancel the class for you.

 

New to recharj®

BEFOREHAND

ATTIRE + SHOES: There is no preferred attire. Come as you are or however you are most comfortable. Our sessions are not physically intensive, so most any attire is appropriate. Since we are a barefoot studio, we ask that you remove your shoes before entering the space and stick them in a cubby.

BRING WITH YOU: Please remember your ID to show the front desk upon arrival.

STORAGE + CHARGING STATION: We have cubbies for storing your belongings as well as an area to charge your cell phone.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

CHECK IN: Please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the iPad stand or with the front desk crew. Digitally initial next to your name and preselected spot number. You’ll sign a waiver and get prepped on our style of class. If you are not signed in 3 minutes prior to class, your spot may be given away.

WATER + TEA: Water and premium Rishi tea are available to you at no charge. Take a moment before class to enjoy a beverage and socialize.

ETIQUETTE: Bring good vibes into this space and treat others how you’d like to be treated. To preserve the experience and respect the ritual, we ask that you turn off your cell phones in the studio. The studio is equipped with cubbies and a charging station.

IN THE STUDIO

MEDITATION SETUP: As a new meditator, feel free to ask your instructor questions. After you have found the correct posture, our instructors will take you on your mindfulness journey.

POWER NAP SETUP: Our staff will assist you in locating your napping cocoon (complete with pillows and a blanket) and opening/closing the draperies. Lay back and relax as lights are dimmed and soothing sounds are played as you drift off to sleep.

SAFETY: Although there are few safety concerns while napping or meditating, it’s important to listen to your body and remember that you are in complete control. Our studio is the perfect environment for each meditator and napper to take every session at a pace that works for them.

 

Our Purpose

inspire humanity with a smile.

 

STUDIO TOUR

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