Our yoga studio classes are based in wholeness, with sequences and class themes that provide opportunities to cultivate a strong, supple body as well as a calm, focused mind and a sense of peace and purpose. To that end, we strive to deliver practices that are both a work-out and a work-in; practices that challenge your body and your mind as we build energy, observe without judgement and evolve to greater degrees of aliveness.
The majority of our teachers are highly experienced at the 500+ hour level. They have specialty training and advanced degrees, including mental health, yoga therapy, yogic philosophy, advanced postures, yoga nidra, iRest and more.
Choose the Yoga Style that Suits You
All classic yoga styles promote strength, lightness and relaxation. There are many approaches and styles of yoga. To get the most benefit out of yoga, pursue a yoga style and a teacher that suits you at this particular time in your life. For example, if you’re currently doing lots of strength training your best choice is likely a yoga style that focuses more on flexibility and ease. Those with injuries or chronic medical conditions such as arthritis may benefit most from one-to-one sessions to focus on alignment and unique needs. As such, if you’re drawn to experience the spiritual side, there are yogic paths like jivamukti or kundalini that emphasize more spirituality. For those who are generally healthy, vinyasa, which is a more rigorous style of yoga is typically a good choice for overall well being.
Yoga classes are available through the All-Access Membership or by purchasing a class card.
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Illuminating Yoga with the Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita
Vinyasa yoga connects the breath with a flowing sequence of asanas (postures) to create a dynamic and rewarding practice.
In a Vinyasa yoga studio, classes flow from one pose to the next without necessarily stopping to talk about the finer points of each pose providing a good physical workout as well as a yoga experience. Vinyasa is also referred to as flow yoga, dynamic yoga or vinyasa flow. It is influenced by ashtanga yoga. Therefore, the flow and moving meditation of a vinyasa practice empowers each student to explore their full potential while developing strength, flexibility, body awareness and an open, clear mind. Most importantly, deep relaxation follows each practice. Basically, vinyasa is a yoga style that includes:
Linking body movement with breath
A specific sequence of breath-synchronized movements used to transition between sustained postures
Setting an intention for one’s personal yoga practice and taking the necessary steps toward reaching that goal
Yin yoga comes from the Taoist tradition and focuses primarily on seated postures that target the connective tissues in the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Poses are held for anywhere between one to 10 minutes. The aim is to increase flexibility and encourage a feeling of release and letting go. It is a wonderful way to learn the basics of meditation and stilling the mind.
Yoga Classes at Evolutions
Newbie Yoga Workshop
Yin Yang Yoga
Yin Yang Nidra
Evolutions Yoga Program Reviews:
You will not find better yoga in Annapolis! The facility is immaculate and does not smell like a gym. Staff are knowledgeable and simply lovely! I highly recommend a visit!
– Michele S., Annapolis, MD
I signed up for the yoga classes and the hot vinyasa yoga was amazing with Tina. They dim the lights, turn on the soft music and go into breathing, stretching and improving our spirituality while getting an awesome workout. You get out of it as much as you put into it so the next day I was happy to feel my muscles. It was amazing!
– Nina U., Columbia, MD
“Two and a half years ago I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an incurable disease that can more or less destroy your joints. My rheumatologist recommended physical therapy, pain management, and orthopedic specialists. I decided on Yin Yoga. Yin has benefitted me in numerous ways. Not only has my range of motion increased, but also more importantly, my joints often feel completely normal. I believe that by holding uncomfortable poses for several minutes like we do in Yin, the joints and connective tissues benefit significantly from the increased blood flow that this stretching generates. I also feel stronger both physically and mentally, which leads to a better ability to deal with discomfort, stress, and pain. My rheumatologist calls the improvement in my condition “remarkable”.
– Henna (Age 47)
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