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.

We are thrilled to be included in a line up of extraordinary yoga studios across the state.  Many thanks to all of you that are evolving with us here in Southern Maryland.

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It’s a new year for all of us, and Evolve Yoga + Wellness is excited to announce the additions of new classes, as well as a few changes to some already on the schedule. Take a peek below to see all that’s happening in 2018!

Rope Wall Barre starting January 4th! Join Hallie Stephenson at Evolve’s new Barre every Thursday from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. Barre is a form of exercise that utilizes a ballet barre as a tool to systematically isolate muscles throughout the body, take them to fatigue, and then stretch them out resulting in long and lean muscles. Rope Wall Barre takes those core concepts and combines them with the wonderful tool of the rope wall to deepen postures and provide extra support.

Yoga Sculpt starting January 10th! Join Sarah Dill for Yoga Sculpt every Wednesday from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. Yoga Sculpt infuses all the best parts of a strength training workout with a yoga practice, focusing on the areas of our body where we tend to hold the most stress: the knees, hips, low back and shoulders. Focus on the core is also emphasized in order to improve balance. Take part in an energetically charged 60-minute practice, exploring the movements and exercises, all the while challenging and strengthening that internal muscle of awareness (along with your biceps, lats, and triceps). It’s a whole body, whole mind, whole soul practice that will have your heart pumping, your energy levels soaring, and your soul feeling like it’s on fire!

Power & Grace- Level 2 is now Warm Mixed Level! Starting Monday, January 8th, join Tracey Fritz from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for a class that emphasizes refining and building endurance in standing and seated postures. Students should be familiar with intermediate yoga postures,including inversions and backbends. In these classes you will use your knowledge of postures and breathing to practice exciting, physically demanding and challenging sequences and variations. The room will be lightly heated to about 90 degrees. Please bring a mat, towel and water bottle.

Strength & Flexibility at St. Mary’s College of Maryland! Join Susan Grier for the next 8 week session of Yoga for Strength and Flexibility held on the beautiful riverside campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The next session starts Tuesday, January 9th and will be held from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Child Birth Education Classes starting soon! The next 5-week session of Samantha Feldman’s Let’s Talk About Baby Child Birth classes will be starting on Saturday, January 27th and will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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Hello and Welcome to Let’s Talk Baby Childbirth Education class. This a modern take to childbirth Education.  In this class you will learn about,

COURSE TOPICS

Birth as a Normal Process • Mind-Body Connection • Anatomy & Physiology • How Fear Affects Labor • Anxiety Triggers • The Power of Hormones • Breathing for Birth • Relaxation Techniques • Choosing Your Birth Team • Vocalization in Birth • Optimal Fetal Positioning • Birth Preparation Exercises • Choosing Birth Preferences • Positions for Birth • Informed Choice in Birth •
Your Childbearing Rights • Comfort Measures • The Golden Hour(s) • Newborn Procedures •
Birth Recovery • Newborn Care • Breastfeeding • Benefits of Skin to Skin •
The Fourth Trimester • Interventions: Benefits & Risks

No matter what type of birth you are planning, this class covers everything that you and your partner need to know about giving birth! From the initial moments of wondering “Am I really in labor?!” to those first few days with your newborn.

~ In addition to hands-on learning opportunities, benefits include:

  • The opportunity to bond with other expectant couples
  • A chance for your partner to join in — and a way to connect with your birthing partner or labor coach
  •  Time for addressing your fears
  • Sharing your concerns with other mothers and the instructor
  • Confidence from knowledge and experience that can help you to have a more satisfying childbirth experience
  • A chance to talk the facility where you plan to give birth and answer questions you might have.

 Let’s talk baby in class education:

Total class time is 10 hours, 2 hours a week, for 5 weeks.    Class size is limited to 6 couples (12 people).  5 week session starting September 9.

$200.00 for mother and one support person. This person could be, husband, partner or Doula. Support is encouraged but not necessary.

~This class is designed to be open to all birth preferences. In this class we hope to offer a safe place free from judgement and criticism.   Our goal is for you the parents to leave feeling educated, supported and bonded.

Offered by Samantha Feldman:  Childbirth Educator, Doula and mother to eight. Her training has been completed through Birth Arts International as well as DONA. She also holds a BS. in Psychology. Samantha will be offering a Modern Childbirth Education Class. No matter what type of birth you are planning, this class covers everything that you and your partner need to know about giving birth. From birth as a normal process with educational recourses, to hands on practice, combined with full question and answer. You will leave her class with the confidence from knowledge and experience that can help you to have a more satisfying childbirth experience.

Samantha Feldman, 254-630-3216, Originalmomentsbds@gmail.com

For more information or to register for this class call please contact Samantha Feldman at 254-630-3216 or Doulasofsouthernmaryland@gmail.com

originalmomentsbds@gmail.com

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Candlelight Flow with Cello & Chant- January 27, 2018

Please Join us for a special yoga experience for the senses on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Gina Guffey will guide a mixed level flow class accompanied by Kristin Ostling on cello, with chanting by Chip Guffey. This class will be suitable for all levels and will allow each individual the [...]




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Intro to Yoga Sculpt Workshop: January 28, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Join Sarah Dill, RYT-200 at Evolve Yoga + Wellness on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. for an exciting new workshop: Sculpt Yoga! Infusing all the best parts of a strength training workout with a yoga practice. Sculpt Yoga focuses [...]




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Yin Yoga Teacher Training at Evolve Yoga + Wellness Coming February 2018!

Foundations of Yin Yoga  & Mindfulness Referred to as “The Quiet Practice” by its innovator Paul Grilley, Yin Yoga offers a framework for attending to the often overlooked inner realms of our body, mind, and spirit. The simple, floor-based postures, held for several minutes, provide a unique opportunity to release deeply held tension, free stagnant [...]




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“What the Health” Q&A w/ Chelsea Ihnacik: Feb. 11, 2018 from 2 to 3:00 pm!

Have you seen the documentary “What the Health” yet? Available on Netflix and Vimeo, “What the Health” is inspiring people throughout our community to check out a whole food plant based diet. This is the way of eating that minimizes or totally eliminates meat, dairy, fish, poultry, and processed foods such as oil and sugar. [...]




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WIM HOF METHOD FUNDAMENTALS WORKSHOP, Feb 24 and March 10

Wim Hof Method Workshop coming to Southern Maryland brought to you by Bill Cords, Evolve Yoga + Wellness and  INNERFIRE, NL.  The Wim Hof Method is a powerful mind:body practice named after it’s Dutch founder Wim Hof and comprises three pillars: Cold Exposure, Breathing, and Mindset.  The method offers a myriad of health benefits associated [...]




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100-Hour Adaptive Yoga & Skillful Observation Teacher Training, coming April 2018!

Join Lauri Bruce, E-RYT 500 for a transformational experience in the teaching lineages of Nosara Yoga Institute and the American Viniyoga Institute. Guiding our students on the path to personal transformation is a richly rewarding practice. When we use the model of the Koshas, the layers of the body relating to the physical, energetic, mental, [...]




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Yoga Anatomy with Soul: 50-Hour Training with Sarah Tacy Tangredi, June 24-30, 2018

Why do you want to study anatomy? Do you want to create safe and supportive classes for your students? Perhaps you want to kick injury to the curb and promote longevity on and off your mat? You may want more ownership over the cues you’re giving (why, in what context and for what body)? You [...]




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