All Posts Tagged With: "yoga"

Stretch Your Body and Your Mind at the Bikram Yoga and Wellness Center

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Founder and Director Sarah Ittmann teaches Bikram yoga . A series of 26 poses derived from Hatha principles, each one is done twice to help the body open up and come into openness and alignment. Bikram Choudhury designed these poses in his native India after a weightlifting accident to restore his health. Performed in a heated room for 90 minutes, anyone at any age can feel the benefits of this healing art. Julie practiced Bikram Yoga for almost 5 years and was an avid devotee of Sarah’s. This studio is HIGHLY recommended — a beautiful space with great facilities. With an 8,000 square foot studio, the wellness spa also offers hot stone massage, acupuncture, and salon services.

Beyond Postures

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Beyond Postures is a Baltimore-based yoga and meditation center offering private sessions in multiple categories, including thai yoga massage, ayurvedic services, marma point therapy, and now phoenix rising yoga therapy. Each class is suitable for any level of experience, as they operate in a safe way that allows one to be in charge of their own posture and limits, as opposed to expecting one to meet a certain ideal. Beyond Postures is run by Dianne Mekelburg, an Experienced (E-RYT) and nationally Registered Yoga Teacher with The Yoga Alliance, a member of the International Yoga Therapy Association, the International Yoga Association, and The Himalayan Institute. Visit the website for articles and books or information on workshops and retreats.

Yoga Village

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Teaching Many versions of Yoga including traditional Hatha, Ahimsa, Vinyasa Flow and more. Located at the Mill Center in Hampden The Yoga Villiage also offers, "scriptural study groups, healing homa fires, meditation retreats, vegetarian diet workshops, a full menu of therapeutic massage, and invite guest speakers in the fields of eastern, western, and complimentary alternative medicine, so that many modalities of mind-body healing flourish here. All ages are welcomed and served, making "The Village" a natural hub for sharing wisdom, inclusive of the young and mature."

Ojas Wellness Center

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Voted Baltimore’s best wellness center by Baltimore magazine, the Ojas Wellness Center has locations in the Hunt Valley, Mt. Washington, and Owings Mills areas. With an expert team of therapists and instructors, the center offers the best in massage therapies, yoga and pilate classes, skincare, acupuncture, and wellness products like naturopathic medicine and healing modalities. To aid in the experience, the center developed a unique environment, complete with natural fragrances, falling waters, tranquil hues, and soft music. The design of the center is also eco-friendly, with elements like cork flooring and wall coverings, no animal products, and eucalyptus cabinetry.

Nia Baltimore

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Nia Baltimore is an expressive, barefooted, dance/fitness practice with a wholesome focus on body, mind and spirit. Nia creates weight loss while providing the proper weight maintenance. This form of dance also improves muscle tone, calms the mind and relieves stress. Created by Carlos Rosas and Debbie Posas in 1983 Nia, is now brought you by Lola Manekin.

Class Schedule:

Thursdays:  1:30 – 2:30pm B-MORE Yoga, Pikesville; $10 drop-in fee

Saturdays: 9:30-10:30am Community Hall at the Ruscombe Mansion; $5 introductory class; $10 drop-in

Sundays: 10:00 – 11:00am B-MORE Yoga, Pikesville; $10 drop-in fee

Quantum Yoga

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Quantum Yoga , located in Mount Washington at the Lake Falls Village Center, offers a wide variety of classes in yoga and wellness, including beginner to advanced yoga, kids and teen yoga, yoga nidra, flow yoga, pilates, and Qigong, as well as acupuncture, shiatsu, and Gua Sha. The center is operated by over a dozen men and women, many of whom are certified in various forms of yoga and Qigong. Visit their website for extensive information from frequently asked questions to detailed accounts of the services offered and the research and benefits that comes with them.

Evolve Well Studio

detailEvolve Well Studio is a healing arts studio. Offering “individuals from birth to wisdom years”, tools to constantly evolve into wellness. Through yoga classes, therapeutic classes, instructional workshops and personalized programs to find a way to integrate a path to wholeness your body/mind will thank you for.