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.

Join Evolve instructor Jenn Brown for a special Yummy Yoga event under the tents at the Port of Leonardtown Winery. Arrive at 11 for an hour of yoga followed by a salad potluck, just bring a vegetarian topper. Choose either a souvenir glass for wine tastings or one full glass of wine.  Organic greens donated by Chesapeake Bounty.  Early bird registration $20, day of $25.

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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 side effects. We will also explore movements that help with neuropathy and lymphedema, common side effects of chemotherapy.   

Who Should Attend : 

All Individuals who have/have had/ or know someone that has cancer.

Yoga Instructors who want to continue their education and wish to have a better understanding of how to work with someone who has cancer. (4 CEUs)

Format

15-20 minute informational lecture followed by a practice based on the YCat program. (Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness)

Cost

$40 for 4-week session.  Register under workshops.

Time

Thursdays, October 9 -30, 5:45-6:45pm

Instructor

Gail Wathen, RYT 500 and Certified YCat Therapist. In addition to teaching in St. Mary’s county, Gail travels around the country to teach the YCat program alongside its creator, Jnani Chapman, RN, E-RYT500. She along with another graduate of the program have created Breath of Hope Integrated Therapies with a goal to provide support and empowerment for those with a cancer diagnosis.

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Join us for our September Yoga Challenge!  Get fit, have fun, raise your spirits and stay connected.  Participate to earn credits toward your Evolve Yoga + Wellness account. Earn points by:

Online class registration 3 points
Attend a class 5 points
Attend a workshop 10 points
Mention us on Facebook 10 points
Join us at our Open House 10 points
Refer a friend 15 points
Book a private yoga or massage session 20 points

Rewards:

150 points $15 credit to your EYW account
300 points $30 credit to your EYW account
500 points $50 credit to your EYW account

 

It doesn’t take long for those points to add up so start the challenge early!   You can also start at any time to join the fun.  Sign up at the front desk and we’ll track your progress.

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Yin Yoga and Crystal Sound Healing with Jeannine Dietz, Saturday, Oct. 18., 2:00 – 4:00

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 [...]

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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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September is National Yoga Month! Open House this Saturday.

Join us at Evolve to celebrate National Yoga Month.  Throughout the month we will be offering 15% off any 5 or 10 class pass.  And very soon our unlimited passes will be even more affordable!   Save the date for our Open House on Saturday,  September 13.  Come in and sample lots of free classes and [...]

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Restorative Yoga with Applied Thai Massage, Sunday, September 14, 2:30 – 4:30

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Join guest teacher Kenny Takade, RYT -500, CMT, NCBTMB  for a deep and delightful experience combining two deep healing practices. Restorative yoga is a supported practice that allows the participant to hold postures for up to 20 minutes. The idea is to support the body with props like bolsters, pillows, sandbags, yoga straps, and blankets after being [...]

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Pranassage® Practitioner Training starts September 26

Next Pranassage Training Fall 2014!  Directed by Ann Hunt, E-RYT 500 Join us for a special 100 Hour certification training program to learn the practice of Pranassage®. Pranassage® is a creative synthesis of yoga and bodywork that produces deep relaxation in the receiver. Pranassage is an engaging and efficient option for those who want to deepen the [...]

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A Month of Melt, Starting Wednesday Sept. 3, 10:15-11:15

Unexplained aches and pain, fatigued but sleepless, digestive issues–these are all signs of stress stuck in the body causing connective tissue dehydration. The Melt Method (www.meltmethod.com) was designed to combat and relieve these symptoms. Join Lauri Bruce during National Yoga Month to increase your body awareness, relieve the stress of daily living, and change your [...]

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Yoga Fundamentals – 4 week series Thursdays, Sept 11- Oct 2

The Yoga Fundamentals series is made up of 4 classes, 1 one-hour class per week for the duration of one month, with each class building upon the next. If you have never done yoga before, then this is a great place for you to start. Can you attend the series if you have practiced yoga [...]

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