Tag: yoga

Yoga Lunch: The Power of Breath to Deepen Healing TODAY!



This workshop will highlight your breath’s ability to release and relax your body, mind, and spirit. You’ll come away with written instructions for simple breathing techniques to use in your daily life or with your patients. Practice will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed, and focused!




Brianna Bedigian, owner of Quiet Winds, LLC, E-RYT 500, certified hypnotist, reiki master, stress management consultant

Brianna believes that we all have the ability to heal, transform and evolve ourselves. To help her students on their paths, she combines a traditional three-part yoga practice with the healing touch of Reiki and the meditative aspects of hypnosis. This interwoven methodology enables students to deeply relax and fosters space and time to heal. To Brianna, yoga is an energetic expression limited by neither strength nor flexibility. She emphasizes the healing power of the breath and asks her students to open to the possibility of transformation. Brianna invites you to come to your mat as if it were an open palm of welcome encouraging you to try.

Photo: Edward Winter Photography


Lunch Date! Therapeutic Yoga for Headaches


TIIH_yogaAd_week of 9.29.13

Health is influenced by a variety of complex and interrelated factors such as environment, life choices, genetic makeup, social connectedness, and the presence of meaning and purpose in life. The Institute for Integrative Health (TIIH) was established to catalyze new ideas in healthcare. Our core activities focus on understanding and promoting health, linking experts across disciplines to generate new ideas, mentoring the leaders of today and tomorrow, exploring new models of health, and discovering fresh ways to engage the public in its pursuit of health.


Federal Employees: Don’t Get Stressed Out, Get a Massage



Ojas Wellness invites federal employees to attend yoga classes and will give 25 percent off massages until the government reopens

Starting today, Ojas Wellness Center will offer free yoga classes and discounted massage services to all federal employees with a valid ID. Discounts of 25 percent may be applied to massages scheduled before 5 p.m., Monday – Friday, until the government reopens.


“Financial and job uncertainty are among the biggest stressors in an individual’s life,” said Ojas owner, Kelly Wilkes. “As professional stress-fighters, we want to show our love and support for our federal workers in this incredibly difficult time.”
“With 300,000 federal workers in the Baltimore area, we’re seeing both clients and staff affected by the shutdown,” said Ojas co-owner, Rex Wilkes. “If we can positively impact these individuals’ health right now, we want to do it.”

Event of the Day: Yoga as Medicine

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
12:00 pm | $30
The Institute for Integrative Health
1407 Fleet Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

Known for its positive impact on overall wellness, yoga can be highly effective in addressing specific health concerns, such as headaches, back pain, grief, and addictions. Join us for this unique series as Maryland’s top yoga teachers come together to present current research and share techniques that promote healing, reduce stress, and increase vitality.


Bring Your Baby Into The World, Peacefully





Meditations, Breathing & Yoga Postures with the mother & baby  in mind. A beautiful, safe & gentle practice to enhance physical comfort, mental awareness and spiritual connection during this amazing and special time of transformation.  This practice helps the mother to develop awareness that she truly knows within herself how to bring her baby forth with strength and grace. Respite welcomes all mothers into our joyful and supportive community.


Refresh. Restore. Renew.
2000 Girard Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21211

The Anti-Grand Prix: Outdoor Yoga at the Arboretum


Yoga Arboretum

catch of the day fish (2)Okay, okay. So yesterday we let fly with our unabashed endorsement of checking out the Grand Prix. And we’re not here to back-peddle. But it takes all kinds, as they say. So today we do officially swing 180 degrees, to endorse the anti-Grand Prix: free outdoor yoga at the Cylburn Arboretum. And the best thing about it? It’s happening this Saturday, August 31st. Meaning that it’s a place you can absolutely, 100% count on to be quiet, serene, welcoming, and traffic-free this weekend.

Summer School Can Be Cool: Yoga, Gardening, and Learning with Baltimore’s Mission Thrive

Thrive participants learning the parts of a flower. Photo courtesy Summer of Real Food.
Thrive participants learning the parts of a flower. Photo courtesy Summer of Real Food.

Summer school is important — it keeps kids out of trouble, improves grades, and has generally proven to help struggling students do better in school. But it’s also really boring and kind of feels like a punishment. Which is why a new pilot program for ninth and tenth graders, in which students learn gardening, practice yoga, and develop communication skills, sounds so exciting.

Exploring AcroYoga at Baltimore Yoga Village



Photo:  Anjali Sunita (Baltimore Yoga Village) and Josh Young (DC AcroYogi)

Ever wanted to runaway with the circus? To soar through the air with the greatest of ease? Yes, becoming an actual circus acrobat is something that takes years (even a lifetime) of dedication to be able to do; but that doesn’t mean it’s not something to aspire to, right? If you’ve taken yoga classes (or if you’ve met people who have)  you probably know that practicing yoga has the power to transform the human body—and to make you able to do things you never dreamed of. Push-ups? Head stands? Traditional yoga poses that would make even a practiced break-dancer blush? Totally. It can be done! And not only that—learning how is fun! The AcroYoga classes offered at Baltimore Yoga Village are tailored to train you to fly, catch, and soar by yourself and of course, with partners—they even call it “playing” rather than practicing. Not only that, Thai massage is an integral part of the practice, and who among us is going to turn down a little massage integrated into our day? AcroYoga is not just about fitness (though of course that’s a component) it’s also about connecting with others, developing confidence and balance, and it can even put a couple of new party tricks in your back pocket.

Baltimore is the Sixth Yoga-est City in the Nation



Hey, Baltimore — you’re looking remarkably flexible these days. More flexible than Boise, for sure, although not quite as limber as San Francisco — then again, who is?!