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free mats, parking, and water. $6 classes and more!

From: Anjali
Sent on: Thursday, May 2, 2013 9:12 PM

Dear Yoga Village:

Mother's Day is just around the corner. And let's face it, mom needs a chance to relax too! At Baltimore Yoga Village, we offer chances for young moms like a Momma and Baby and a Tiny Tots course, but even moms with teens need a break! Starting today you can also get a discounted Mother's Day 5 class Gift Certificate ($10 off regular price)  by clicking here!  


 Only available through this email link - this is my way of saying thank you for attending classes at BYV and continuing to support our growing community.


Now these drop in class passes have more options than ever. We are adding classes with abandon!  

Of these, I am very excited to announce that I will begin a class this monday at 5:15 pm:  Mixed Level Hatha Yoga with LIVE sacred mantra music with musical accompaniment by Adam Kandal. Sure to be a treat, we will flow through this one hour class and shake off the work week, Mondays 5:15 pm in Hampden. 

Our community $6 cash only offerings are growing at the Village. We are adding community Yoga with Kathy Fahey Thursdays 8 pm in Mt. Washington, Community Yoga with Changa Bell Sundays at 7:45 pm in Mt. Washington, and Community Dance Mondays at 8:30 pm in Hampden with our new studio manager and choreographer extraodinaire Caroline! Affordable classes for all! And remember that community classes at BYV also come with free mats, parking, and water!
One of  charm city's favorite teachers has migrated over to the Village... Do not miss an opportunity to take intermediate vinyasa flow class that also uses props and strong alignment cues on  Saturdays at 8 am in Hampden. A flow class with alignment? Only a very skilled teacher can make that happen and I highly recommend trying out Nancy's class. 
When one of our teachers in training shows exceptional skill and dedication to practice, it is such a joy to be with him through the transition into the seat of a teacher. Changa Bell graduated from the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training at Baltimore Yoga Village in 2011 and will begin teaching an intermediate Power Yoga  on  Sundays at 6:15 pm in Mt. Washington

 Please check out the amazing courses below and use the user-friendly links to register!

See you around the village!
Anjali Sunita
Baltimore Yoga Village
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Gentle Therapeutics Yoga with Vivian Campagna

  Wednesdays 7:45 - 8:45 AM in Mt Washington

$15 drop-in

Starting May 22nd!

This one hour course is appropriate for anyone seeking to begin their day with a gentle yoga practice. Special attention will be paid to the therapeutic applications of alignment, breath work, restorative postures and meditation. It is an excellent choice for students working with injury, chronic pain or recovering from illness. A great class for anyone who spends the majority of their time give, give, giving.

Grow Your Yoga Practice with Vivian Campagna: 2 series courses
Two special courses designed to guide you on a progressive and intelligent journey through the poses, reinforcing foundations and advancing your asana practice.  Read more about this wonderful course online!

Course 1 for beginners: Thursdays 7:45 - 9 PM in Hampden 
Starts Thursday May 23rd!
Appropriate for students who have taken at least one Beginners Yoga Series or have some past yoga experience.
$96 for six weeks
Course 2 Grow Your Practice for Intermediate and advanced:
Sundays 2- 3:30
Mt Washington Studio
Starts May  26th

Appropriate for students who have taken at least one Beginners Yoga Series or have some past yoga experience.
$96 for six weeks

Partner Yoga Play and Therapeutics with
Anjali Sunita and Amy Longcrier

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Friday 5/31/2013 From: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mt. Washington Studio
Join Anjali Sunita and Amy Longcrier for a Partner Yoga and massage experience! (No Partner is necessary - we can
pair you up! Just know that this is a hands-on experience.)
We will
  begin with some basic group warm ups, then partner yoga, partner balancing, and end with some yummy partner massage.
Anjali and Amy are both in training to become certified AcroYoga teachers. They will draw from their yoga, massage, and acrobatics experience to create a workshop that is easily accessible to all levels of experience! No previous partner yoga experience necessary. Expect to have fun and leaved feeling melted!
$20 for individuals
$40 per couple.


 Friday, July 12th- Sunday, July 14th 

Hampden Studio


The aim of the YoKid Teacher Training is to give you the tools you need to effectively teach yoga and meditation to school-aged children.


* Yoga Philosophy for Kids Training, Friday, July 12th, 12-4pm ($95)


* Teaching K-5th Graders Yoga, Saturday, July 13th, 11:30am-7:30pm ($160)


*Teaching 6th-12th Graders Yoga, Sunday, July 14th, 12:45-6:45pm ($160)


Register through!   

A full day of AcroYoga!
2 Workshops
Flying Massage and From Star to Star!
May 25th
Hampden Studio

We'll play from 11:30 - 2:00pm & 3:30 - 6:30pm.

$35 for a Single workshop before Ma 15th or $45 thereafter.


$60 for both before 15th/$80 for both thereafter.

The first workshop will focus on therapeutic flying. Working together, we'll build skills of all three disciplines to lead participants fearlessly into flight, new levels of trust, sharing and connection.

The second workshop will refine and expand acrobatic strength training skills, inversions, and partner acrobatics and piece it all together into inspiring acrobatic transitions in and out, and back into star. We'll coat all our hard work with yummy thai massage. The first workshop is the pre-requisite for the second, or prior AcroYoga experience (feel free to be in touch with any questions:[address removed])


View the workshops and sign up here! 

Intro to Yoga
Vinyasa Beginners Series 
with Sarah Sheikh
Sundays 12:45-1:45 
Mt. Washington Studio
 $48 for 4 weeks
starting June 9th-30th
Intro to Yoga is a four-week course designed to introduce beginner and advanced beginner yoga
 students to the various aspects of a complete vinyasa yoga routine. Each week a 
 different theme will be explored. The course helps yoga students become more comfortable with a common series of postures so
they may confidently and safely step into an "all levels" hatha or vinyasa
class. The course is open to all levels of practitioners


Dance Freedom Dance Class
with Caroline Marcantoni
  Starts this Monday 5/6
Hampden Location
8:30 pm
Community class, $6 cash only
Dance Freedom dance class is a class that works to cultivate an awareness of our bodies and space through movement. We utilize music, rhythm, space, meditation, and breathing techniques to heighten our awareness and center us in our bodies as we move through the world. Moving our bodies because it feels good, because we love to dance, because we're curious, because we're alive. Caroline McCrystle Marcantoni is a dancer and choreographer who has been making work in the Baltimore area for the past three years. She utilizes an array of techniques for her pieces and classes including but not limited to; authentic movement, african dance, modern dance, hatha yoga, meditative movement, improvisation and breathe awareness.  


16 Hour Thai Yoga Bodywork Trainings with Christy Thorndill
June 28th-30th
Fri 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sat 11:30 am- 10 pm(with meal break), Sun 1pm-6:30pm
Hampden Studio

Traditional Thai-Yoga Bodywork offers the best benefits of both a massage and yoga class. Often called "Lazy Man's Yoga," th receiver gets to completely relax as the Practitioner moves them in and out of Yoga-type stretches and rhythmic compressions along the body's energy lines. Like a healing martial art, Thai-Yoga Bodywork makes ideal use of bodyweight, physics, and the Practitioner's palms, thumbs, forearms and even feet. This Yogic approach releases stubborn tension patterns and biomechanical imbalances, leaving the receiver feeling lighter, taller, and amazingly relaxed.

Cost: $295 for the full weekend. $50 discount for graduates of the Jivan Yoga Teacher Training at Baltimore Yoga Village 



Mixed Level Hatha Yoga with LIVE sacred mantra music with Anjali Sunita and musical accompaniment by Adam Kandal

Mixed Level Kundalini Yoga
with Sarah Carlisle

TUESDAYS 9:30 - 11 am HAMPDEN 
Community Yoga with Kathy Fahey
Intermediate Vinyasa Flow with Nancy McPartland
Intermediate Power Yoga with Changa Bell
Community Yoga with Changa Bell



   Introduction to North Indian Classical Chanting with Guruji Hasu Patel




  Friday evening

July 12th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Mt. Washington studio

$25 in advance/ $30 at door


Friday 7/12/2013

Learn the basics of North Indian Classical Music: scales, the sacredness of the notes, classical chants, basic rhythm and gain an appreciation for the healing power of music with a master teacher. No musical experience is necessary; You only need an appreciation for world music and sound healing.

HASU PATEL, composer, performer and educator, is one of the few world-class female artists performing today Classical Music on sitar, the most popular string instrument of India.

She conducts residencies, workshops, lecture-demonstrations and performs Sitar concerts at schools and universities, performing Art Centers, Music and Sound Healing Conferences, World and Jazz Music Festivals, Classical Dance Ensembles, Radio/television stations and churches/temples/Yoga Ashrams around the world.

Currently she is faculty at Oberlin College.


2 Workshops with Yoga Master Teacher 
Tao Porchon-Lynch  
94 years young and fabulous!
Sunday July 14th 
(Tao will teach the first workshop in place of my regularly scheduled yoga class in hampden. 10:30 am - 12:30pm.)  
Second workshop is in Mt. washington 1:30 - 3:30 pm.)  
At 94-years young, Tao Porchon-Lynch is truly living proof of the effectiveness of a life-long yoga practice. A yoga teacher for 30 years, she includes in her current life's incarnation: Championship Ballroom Dancer, Wine Connoisseur, Actress, French Resistance Fighter, Model, Screenwriter, Producer, and the list goes on. This workshop will be interlaced with inspiring life stories from her childhood in India and her years of study with many of India's Yoga masters.
Click Here to Register 




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Mt. Washington Studio 
Friday 5/24/2013
From: 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
$25 in advance/ $30 at the door
Come experience the unique healing potential of your own voice!  No yoga, singing, or meditation experience is necessary. Appropriate even for those who need to sit in a chair. Also this is wonderful introductory workshop for those interested in Hasu Patel's visit in July!

We will learn some basic yogic breathing techniques followed by embodied vocal exercises which use traditional North Indian Classical scales. These sequences of notes come from the vibrations of nature and have a specific time theory. You will learn some basic theory behind these scales and the science of the music. The evening will conclude with an ancient fire meditation at sunset, 8:21 pm until the conclusion of the workshop.

8 Week Beginner Yoga Series with Stephanie Snyder

Starting May 8th! 
Wednesdays, Mt. Washington 
* Some make-up options in drop in classes will be offered if you miss 1 or 2 classes of the series due to sumer holidays.
In eight weeks, you will learn basic alignment guidelines to help you move more deeply and confidently into your yoga practice. Class will begin with a five-minute thematic talk while you do important self-care--massage your feet! We will then move into easy warm-ups linking breath and movement. Following warm-up, you will be guided through several postures with detailed, eloquent instruction. A different breathing and or meditation technique will be woven into the final poses, as well as some gentle stretching. You will finish class in the relaxed lying-down state of savasana.

Prenatal Yoga  


Nilajah Brown  
5/24 - 6/28
Hampden Studio  
$90 for six sessions  
A class designed for pregnant women to relax and exercise. This class is sensitive to the dynamics of the changing body and psyche of the expectant mother.

Sign Up Here! 
Momma and Baby
Nilajah Brown
5/20 - 6/24 
Mt. Washington Studio 
$80 for six sessions 
Mom & Baby Yoga offers quality time with your body and your baby! Rebalance your body and rejuvenate your energy while enjoying time with your baby and building social connections with other new moms. Babies ages 6 weeks to 9 months. 

Sign Up Here!

Drop in
Nia Dance Classes 
Tuesdays and Thursdays
7:45 am- 8:45 am
Mt Washington Studio
 A one hour class incorporating structured and freeform movement to music.  Nia is a sensory-based movement lifestyle that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Upcoming Mindfulness Workshop and Retreat with Trish Magyari

Saturday June 15 
1 - 5 pm  
Mt. Washington location

Befriending Yourself Through Mindfulness and Compassion: A workshop open to all.
Contact [address removed] for more information and registration.
Gentle Nia for Seniors

Starting May 14th!
 5/14 -7/2
Tuesdays 1:30- 2:30
Mt. Washington Studio
$65 dollars for 8 weeks!
minimum 10 students for class to go! Register today!

Join Lola Manekin for Nia technique and let her teach you how to continue to move your body in safe and fun ways for many years to come. A little love goes a long way to improve circulation, decrease achy joints and strengthen your bones and body!

Nia (neuromuscular integrative action) is a practice that blends dance, martial arts and yoga to create health and wellness to the body, mind and spirit. All ages, fitness levels, sizes and shapes are welcome!







Yoga Camps for Kids with Jenny Berkowitz


June 10-14th, 9-12 yrs old

June 17-21st, 5-9 yrs old

12-4pm each day

$225 for each camp. 
We must have 6 kids to begin the camp! Yoga Camp offers your child a fun an relaxing way to start summer vacation! At Yoga Camp we strive to create opportunities which help children bring their active minds into union with active bodies. They will engage in activities which focus and calm helping them to both connect with their bodies and enable them to feel empowered and confident. At camp we work in small groups and larger groups, and spend time relaxing together and in order to develop friendships and bonds that are truly unique! Camp activities include traditional yoga asana practice, breathing techniques, nature walks in Robert E Lee Park, introduction to Mindfulness, journaling, crafts, and relaxation!

A Typical day at Camp Includes:

Nature Walks (weather permitting)
Art and craft activities
music, songs, chants, dance
healthy snack
yoga games
closing activities

What we learn at Camp:

Yoga poses
Yoga games
Mindfulness and self-calming techniques
Breathing practices
Self-reflection through journaling
Appreciate nature
Fun songs, chants and artwork




1. First Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden- bhajans from around the world with the Sacha Singers - offered by donation


2. Second Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden - chanting the gayatri mantra with Adhiarki -offered by donation
Click here to learn more about the Gayatri Mantra


3. Third Sundays of the month 7 pm - Open Circle Kirtan
(open mic devotional songs with Adam and Anjali) - Free


4. Fourth Sundays of the month 7 pm in hampden- Chanting the Medicine Buddha



4th Friday of the month 8-9:30 pm Yoga to live music with instructor Erin Gahan, music by the Immortal Jellyfish. Next class: Friday, April 26. $20 workshop. Just drop-in or  Click here to register! 


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