Welcome to Evolve Yoga + Wellness!

Evolve Yoga + Wellness is a community-oriented yoga and wellness center located in the heart of St. Marys County in Southern Maryland. Evolve offers and welcomes many diverse styles of yoga as well as many mind/body and artistic modalities including Pilates, Tai Chi, Meditation, YogaDance,  Massage Therapy and Pranassage. We truly believe there is a type of yoga or movement for “every body”, regardless of age, shape or flexibility. 

In addition to group classes we offer private sessions and consultations with wonderful wellness practitioners who can schedule appointments to support your individual needs for aesthetic services, skincare and energy work. We welcome local artists and musicians to exhibit their work and share their talents as well. Our goal is to create a dynamic, welcoming community in Southern Maryland with the intention of promoting and enhancing health, wellbeing and creativity on all levels.

Evolve is also recognized as a Registered Yoga School through the Yoga Alliance offering 200 and 300 hour yoga teacher training programs.

Foundations of Ashtanga Vinyasa with Liz Dornisch 

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic flowing Vinyasa yoga following a precise sequence of asanas established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Ashtanga combines asana with the use of drishti, pranayama, and bandhas. Consistent devotion to this highly athletic practice gradually leads to steadiness of the body and clarity of the mind. 

Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in this 4 weeks class series. Students will learn the fundamental postures and vinyasas of the Primary Series, with modifications as appropriate. This course introduces Ashtanga in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner, encouraging the development of a self-practice; it is appropriate for those new to Vinyasa yoga, but some yoga experience is highly recommended.  

This series is progressive, and each class will build on the previous.  At the end of the 4 weeks, students will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to attend any Ashtanga Led Primary class offered at Evolve Yoga and Wellness. 

October 18, 25, November 1 and 8.  4 classes just $40!


Experience the healing benefits of opening your hips through the practice of Yin Yoga, Crystal Sound Healing, and Relaxation. Yin Yoga works on opening the intricate webbing of connective tissue that connects our muscles – particularly within the pelvis. Yin Yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely addressed areas; increasing flexibility, range of motion and healing past injuries. Hold deep, relaxing and hip opening postures for 3-5 minutes and absorb the healing, powerful vibrations of Crystal Singing Bowls and 26” Gong. The wave of sound vibrates on a cellular level enhancing the body’s relaxation response to allow for deep releases of muscles, tension, emotions and toxins. A very relaxing class! Spontaneous healing; and profound shifts in physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual consciousness can be achieved.


Chronic Back Pain?   Starting Oct 8 join our 8-week course based on the  NIH Study: Yoga for Back Pain Management

Beginning Wednesday Oct 8th and Thursday Oct 9th Lauri Bruce, E-RYT 500,  will facilitate an 8-week course based on the 2011 NIH Study: Yoga for Back Pain Management. 

These classes will include simple, easy postures; breath practices, meditation to help relieve back pain, tips for pain management and create an opportunity to develop a new level of self-awareness. There will be daily tips for healthy living and back care, take home sequences for continued study, plus a self-evaluation at the beginning and end of the course. 

Wednesdays Oct 8th, 2014  9am-10am

Thursdays Oct 9th, 2014  6pm-7:30pm

Cost: 10 class pass for 60 min class-$95.00, 10 class pass for 90 min class-$120 or use your unlimited pass.

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Understanding Yoga Therapy for Cancer Patients, Thursdays October 9 – 30

This four week workshop will provide the yoga instructor or practitioner with a clear understanding and rationale behind the importance of energy conservation vs. energy expenditure when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  The tools and techniques taught will prove invaluable in reducing pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and anxiety, which are all common physical and emotional [...]

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NEW! School Holiday Family Yoga Classes with Kathy Therrien, Nov. 11, by donation.

Spend time during three school holidays engaging with your children (ages 4-10) in a fun creative yoga session building strength, balance, co-ordination, cooperation and relaxing! These classes are structured like kids yoga classes with emphasis on interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. We’ll do age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing, movement games, [...]

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The Forks Over Knives Plan-A 4 Week Yoga and Nutrition series starting Nov. 1

Yummy Yoga’s Jenn Brown and Chelsea Ihnacik of WholeFoodVegan.com present: The Forks Over Knives Plan This 4 week class will pair a beginner friendly yoga class with an hour long nutrition workshop utilizing “The Forks Over Knives Plan” as its’ central theme. Each weekly class begins with 1 hour of yoga followed by a whole [...]

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Donation classes are back!

At Evolve are hope and intention is to make yoga available to ALL!  Starting October 26 we will begin offering Sunday afternoon 1 hour mixed level donation based classes from 3:00 -4:00 PM.   All classes will be taught by one of our Evolve instructors.  Please check back for details on dates.

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Wild Yoga and the Journey of the Soul, with Rebecca Wildbear, Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00 -3:30

Join guest teacher Rebecca Wildbear, RYT-500, MS for a deep and joyful inward journey into the playfulness of your body and the mysterious imagery of your soul. There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. -Rumi Have you ever felt a yearning for something unknown? Or [...]

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Pigeon Party with Naomi Gottlieb – Miller, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30 -3:30

Most yogis have very strong feelings about pigeon pose. Love it or hate it, pigeon pose is one of the most elegant, versatile, challenging and confounding poses in the yoga pantheon of practice. For those reasons, no yoga pose is more deserving of a party than pigeon pose. Pigeon pose is several poses in one—it’s [...]

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Learning the Ropes-2 Yoga Rope Wall Workshops with Karl Speath, Oct. 11 and 12

Join Karl Spaeth, E-RYT 500, creator and builder of Evolve’s Rope Wall, for an afternoon learning the ropes on Evolve’s rope wall.  Whether you are new to working on the wall or an experienced teacher we have options for you. Reviewing the Principles of the Yoga Rope Wall, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30 – 5:30  Join us for an afternoon [...]

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