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.

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 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 reviewing the principles of the yoga asana rope wall. Finding optimal support and alignment we’ll explore wall technique variations for creating space and healing in the spine, length and strength in the legs and move into freedom of the shoulders.  Use of the wall and strap system allows the practitioner to find proper alignment and balance utilizing gravity, geometry and traction.   Q/A and discussion time will be included at the end of session.  This 4 hour training is highly recommended for teachers and CEUs are available.  $45

Rope Wall Basics, Sunday, Oct. 12, 1:30 -3:30

Join us for an introduction to learning the ropes on Evolve’s rope wall. Working with the rope wall offers the opportunity to experience many yoga postures with support and greater ease. Utilizing gravity, geometry and traction the wall and strap system allows the practitioner to define boundaries, discover alignment and support in balance.  Learn how to balance length with strength while creating a balance of tone, tension and ease.$30

 

Space is very limited for these 2 special workshops so please register early to save your place at the rope wall : )

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Join us at Evolve for a fun and informative evening viewing the documentary Forks Over Knives.

“ Forks Over Knives empowers people to live healthier lives by changing the way the world understands nutrition.”  Learn about the benefits of adopting a plant based diet.

Check out the official movie trailer.

This will also be an introduction to the 4 week yoga and nutrition series based on the New York Time’s best selling book “Forks Over Knives”.  Series starts November 1 and led by Yummy Yoga’s Jenn Brown and Chelsea Ihnacik of WholeFoodVegan.com

All welcome .  By donation.

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Ready to learn Ashtanga Yoga? New 4 week series starts Saturday, October 18

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 [...]

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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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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 donation based classes from 5:00 -6:00 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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Yummy Yoga at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Sunday, September 28, 11:00 AM

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 [...]

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September is Yoga Month so time for another 30 Day Challenge!

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 [...]

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