Season’s Happenings at Baltimore Yoga Village

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There have been a lot of changes in the yoga climate recently in Baltimore, which you will feel shortly if you have not been affected already. These shifts leave Baltimore Yoga Village as one of the only studios left locally owned and run. Small Business Saturday (a.k.a. Shop Local Saturday) gives us a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It encourages us to support the local, homegrown places that exist only from your local support.
Born and raised in Baltimore, community building has been my mission beneath the surface and straight from the heart since we opened in 2007 and chose the “Village” name. We have always been a bit like the tortoise and the hare as far as growth, and that is partially because I have been a fan of word of mouth marketing rather than large advertisement. My belief was that mostly word of mouth would build genuine community. In our rushed society where it is sometimes easier to go to the quickest location, the largest chains, and the online grab and go carts, we can lose connection with each other.

Practicing yoga, meditation, dance, chanting, etc. in a smaller space amongst people who know the value of what is occurring creates an authentic homelike experience that cannot be matched. At BYV, we have done the occasional groupon/ living social deal (which we will be doing again soon for the Hampden studio for new students), but in general, we have survived because of the strength of our teaching community and your loving support.
Small but still here, we want to celebrate our recent partnership with Metta Integrative Wellness by offering the following for Small Business/Shop Local Saturday. We will run this offer all week through Monday November 29th, starting today.
Please support your small, local small businesses and yoga studio this season. Come in, open up, and feel why a warm, humble experience is part and parcel of the practice.
BYV Founder and Owner

Thanksgiving Drop-In Class Schedule
7:00 – 8:00 am – Open Group Meditation with Laura in Hampden
8:00 – 9:15 pm – Mixed Level Hatha with Emily in Mt. Washington
9:30 – 11 am – Intermediate Vinyasa Flow with Deborah in Mt. Washington
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Community Yoga with Brian in Hampden
Save 25%
Shop Local Saturday Special!
Save 25% off a 10 class pass and get 25% off any regularly priced massage with Metta Integrative Wellness. Clients must present their receipt for the special at the time of the massage in order to receive the discount. Happy Holidays!
Also, Save 20% off All Retail Items in Mt. Washington!
Offer Expires: Tuesday, December 1st

Friday, November 27th, 9:30 to 11:00 am
Mt. Washington

Enjoy a special offering from Claudia in a focused, blissful, fun yoga practice. A great way to make your long weekend that much more enjoyable. Bring the family, breathe in gratitude together!

$15 regular drop in or use your class pass

Metta Integrative Wellness with Patricia Norton
Friday, November 27th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm
Mt. Washington
Totally supported in comfort on the floor, bring your awareness inward and fall into a deep relaxing state. A sonic environment is created using a variety of instruments including quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan bowls, gong and rain stick, along with mantra, vocal toning and chant. These tones act as keys to unlock denser energy that may be held within the physical, emotional, etheric bodies and the unconscious mind. Relax, enjoy and bathe in a shower of soothing tones.

$25 per person

Healing Arts & Martial Arts Workshops with Gabriel Pickus
Sunday November 29 and December 6, 1:00 to 2:30 pm

This workshop will include visualization exercises, yoga, breath work, bodywork, and partner movement/play while focusing on a different energetic theme each session. Gabe is highly experienced at creating a safe environment for people of all experiences, and his workshops are intelligently influenced by Systema, a Russian martial art that provides an intersection of yoga, martial arts and breath work.

No experience or partner necessary. Safe for all!
Free for BYV teachers!
$15 per workshop

Yoga Nidra with Mira Tessman

Friday, December 4th, 7:30 to 9:15 in HampdenYoga Nidra, also known as yogic sleep or lucid sleep, is an ancient practice that is the perfect antidote for today’s stressed and fast paced life. It can induce full-body relaxation and a deep conscious meditative state. Yoga Nidra quiets the overactive conscious mind, inviting us into a meditative state where we gradually find ultimate harmony. Yoga Nidra, a healing art, has been found to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, and insomnia with practice.

$20 in advance, $25 the day of workshop
Click here to find out more or to sign up!

Kapow: Core Conditioning and Inversions with Kelly Marburger
Fridays December 4th through 18th, 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Do you want to work toward a sturdier handstand? Are you looking to improve your acroyoga or yoga practice? Trying to improve your core strength? Then this is where you need to be. We’ll pack asana, inversions, and partner drills into one hour of challenging good times! This class is all levels, just keep in mind it will make you sweat.
$30 for 3 weeks, $12 to drop in
Free for BYV teachers and workstudies.

Click here to find out more or to sign up!

Ananda Mandala Breathing Meditation with Mira Tessman
Sunday, December 6, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Mt. Washington

Ananda Mandala Breathing Meditation is a very powerful cleansing meditation used by yogis in India to wash out hidden emotions stuck in the body and open to higher states of consciousness. A guided rhythmic breathing pattern, followed by a concentrated and focused meditation on each chakra (energy center), invites deep energetic releases from the body and pathways to more blissful states of mind. Practitioners of Ananda Mandala Breathing Meditation report profound healing of past traumas and empowering visions for the future.

$25 in advance, $30 the day of

Pop Stars: A Beginnermediate Acro Yoga Workshop with Amy Longcrier and Kelly Marburger
Friday, December 11th, 7:30 to 9:30 pm in Hampden

Join Amy and Kelly for a beginnermediate practice that graduates to freely flying through the air and providing soft but sturdy feet for landing. All the while we’ll be listening to Madonna and Prince, you know cause they’re pop stars too. Familiarity with basic poses (like bird, throne, straddle throne, straddle bat, and star) is required for this workshop. No partner necessary.

$30 workshop, $15 BYV teachers and workstudies

Rock and Roll Yoga with Brian Daniloski

Friday, December 18th, 7:30 to 9:30 in Hampden

Come and enjoy an evening of yoga to the sounds of rock and roll music! Touring rock musician Brian Daniloski will lead the class through two hours of asana and pranayama practice inspired by his own personal practice on the road. This energetic practice is suitable for all levels. Are you ready to rock?
$15 in advance, $20 the day of
Open to Stillness: A Yoga and Acupuncture Workshop to Honor the Winter Solstice with Martha Rogers
Saturday, December 19th, 3:00 to 5:30 pm in Hampden
Join Martha Rogers, local acupuncturist & RYT 500, to honor the Winter Solstice and learn gentle yoga, acupuncture and wellness tips to stay warm and bright this winter.You will learn how to apply the wisdom of Chinese medicine and yoga in order to stay warm & bright during the cold stark months before Spring’s return. Space is limited to 20 participants
$25 before December 1st, $30 after

Click here to sign up or to find out more!

Steph and Viv use the outer shapes of the poses to really light up the inner workings of the practice. They will be accompanied by the wonderful local musician Adam Kandel. You will move, breathe, meditate, and focus on the bright light and delicate shadow of your Self. We will further celebrate this auspicious evening, where day and night are the same, by ending class in a quiet candle meditation and a divine chant meant to bring out the effervescence of your heart! You’ll leave so full of the season’s sparkle, you won’t need to don any sequins or glitter for the holidays. HOWEVER, you are definitely encouraged to wear something sparkly for class! ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
$25 in advance, $30 the day of

Click here to sign up or to find out more!

Gentle Yoga with Gretchen van Utt – New Class
Mondays 3:15 to 4:30 pm in Mt. Washington, starting November 16

Join one of Baltimore Yoga Village newest teachers, recent YTT graduate Gretchen van Utt for this new gentle yoga class in the Mt. Washington studio!

$15 drop in or use class pass.
Mixed Level Hatha with Madhan Raj – New Class
Wednesdays, 7:45 to 9:00 pm
This Wednesday evening class covers pranayama, 12 asanas including headstand, restorative techniques between asanas, and a brief history of Sivananda yoga and its lineage.
$10 drop in or use class pass.

Mixed Level Hatha with Ariel Wickham – New Class

Wednesdays, 4:15 to 5:45 in Mt. Washington

Join 500 hr YTT trainee, Ariel for a fun and rejuvenating yoga practice featuring breath work, asana (she’s particularly fond of arm/core strengthening and anything involving the spine!), and cool music! Modifications, alternate postures, and props will be offered as well.
$15 drop in or use class pass

Mixed Level Hatha with Courtney Lewis – New Class

Tuesdays, 9:30 to 11 am in Hampden

Meet one of the Village’s newest teachers, Courtney Lewis! This mixed level class will challenge and inspire you to work poses in stabilizing and creative sequences, flowing from posture to posture with the breath. Proper alignment will be emphasized in order to create a space for students to mindfully flow and explore. Students will be guided to create presence on their mat that will hopefully spread into their daily lives.

$15 drop in or use class pass.

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7 Doses of Dance Medicine with Maria Broom
Saturdays November 28, December 5, 12, 19, 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Mt WashingtonFor your healing pleasure: seven doses of DANCE MEDICINE for the fall with MARIA BROOM! Bring your sister, friend, daughter or husband and dance to wonderful music from around the world with beautiful fabric to wrap round your hips. Enjoy a restful meditation for your body and mind. Come take some ‘dance meds’. Nourish your spirit. Calm your emotions.
$10 per workshop! Cash only, no BYV class passes accepted
Email [email protected] to register. Preregistration is not offered through Baltimore Yoga Village

Momma Baby Yoga with Nilajah Brown
Tuesdays November 3 to 24, now from 11:45 to 12:30 pm

Mt Washington

Babies are gently and safely incorporated into the class as observers or active participants using soothing massage, yoga poses and songs, movements and stretches to engage and delight. Babies ages 6 weeks to 9 months.


$60 for 4 sessions, $20 to drop in

Therapeutic Yoga for Depression & Anxiety with Lauren Going
Sundays January 3rd to 24th, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Mt Washington

Join Lauren Going for this special series of classes specifically designed to transform mental and physical imbalances and promote healing, clarity and wholeness. This yoga therapeutics series is focused specifically on balancing the mind and is ideal for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety, or seasonal affective disorder.

$65 for full course if registered by October 24, $75 thereafter, $20 to drop in
Kids Yoga (ages 5 – 11) with Suzannah Kolbeck
Mondays January 11 to February 29, 4:45 to 5:45 pm
Mt WashingtonThis class is built on the foundation that children deserve the benefits of yoga just as much as adults! Through traditional postures, games, breathing techniques and relaxation practices children will experience fun, challenges, and joy, while increasing their self-esteem and decreasing their stress. This yoga class will give your child a full body and mind workout.
$96 for 8 weeks, $20 to drop in
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Community Acupuncture with Martha Rogers 
Every Wednesday 4:00 to 5:00 pm
HampdenJoin local acupuncturist & yoga instructor Martha Rogers, RYT 500 & L.Ac., M.Ac. every week to receive a deeply calming, restorative and detoxifying acupuncture treatment. The NADA protocol is a holistic, systemic treatment designed to deeply relax the central nervous system, nourish & soothe the heart-mind, and support the body’s ability to detoxify physically and emotionally. Space is limited to 8 people each week, preregistration highly encouraged to ensure your spot.
$20 drop in

$6 Community Yoga with Ariel Wickham at 29th St Community Center
Now every Monday! 6:00 to 7:30 pm
29th Street Community Center
A mixed level class for people in all life conditions. This community course has the same quality of instruction as all of our other classes, but we’ve made it more affordable! This class will be offered at the 29th Street Community Center, 300 E 29th St in Charles Village, not at Baltimore Yoga Village. Class will be in the multipurpose room.
$6 cash only to drop in, no preregistration necessary!

Teen Girl Yoga Squad 
Tues October 27 to December 1, 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Mt WashingtonCurrent session in progress, drop ins welcome! Yoga is good for every BODY and every mind. Yoga teaches meditative breathing, relaxation, and focus during times of challenge. Whether you are an athlete, an artist, an academic, or a unique mixture of the three, yoga skills are useful in all life situations. For girls ages 11 to 18, dedicated students welcome!
$80 for 6 weeks by October 20, $90 thereafter, $20 to drop in

Beginners & Progressive Beginners Yoga series with Stephanie Snyder
Special four week format: Wednesdays December 9th to 30th 
Mt Washington
Beginners Yoga series 6:15 to 7:30 pm
Progressive Beginners Yoga series 7:45 to 9:00 pmCurrent session in progress until November 18th, drop ins welcome! Are you a beginner who thinks you aren’t flexible enough Coordinated enough? Strong enough to practice yoga? YOU ARE ENOUGH! In Beginners Yoga you will learn basic alignment guidelines to help you move more deeply and confidently into your yoga practice. Progressive Beginners Yoga is designed with beginner graduates in mind and we’ll continue to build your repertoire of poses, learn more challenging sequences, and go deeper into the breath work and meditation techniques.
$48 per four week session of each course, $20 to drop in

Morning Meditation in Hampden
Guided Meditation:
Every Tuesday 7:00 to 8:00 am 
Open Meditation Practice:
Every Thursday 7:00 to 8:00 am 

Guided meditation practice is open to meditators of all levels, including those who have never meditated before, and includes techniques from traditional Buddhist teachings to cultivate inner compassion and wisdom. Open Meditation Practice is a non-guided, open sit for whomever desires the opportunity to practice meditation or contemplation in community. Led by Laura Sicari and Wink Hastings.

Donation only, no class passes accepted.

Studio Rentals Available
Looking for a beautiful and functional space to host your workshop, professional gathering or special event? Baltimore Yoga Village is available for weekend and evening rentals. Both our Hampden and Mt Washington locations feature free parking and ample open space for yoga, dancing, group meetings and parties. Reasonable rates and discounts for non-profit organizations available.

Email [email protected] for availability.

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Chanting at Baltimore Yoga Village
All Chanting held at the Hampden Studio at 7:00 pm unless otherwise listed. Donation only, no preregistration required. No chanting on holiday weekends or fifth Sundays of the month.Click here for complete schedule!
First Sundays: Bhajans From Around the World
Second Sundays: Gayatri Mantra, Click here to listen!
Third Sundays: Open Circle Kirtan with Alanna Collins
Fourth Sundays: Combining chanting of the Gayatri Mantra for the awakening of all and chanting the short Medicine Buddha for the healing of all. Click here to listen to the Medicine Buddha:

Chris Frederick

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