NEWEST CLASS: MY Movement - Mondays 9:30-10:45am

Regular public class held at Mindful You Yoga Studio in Dundalk, Baltimore

 MY Movement is a mindful movement class perfect for all levels of fitness and ability.  Here you may discover a new found sense of bliss as you explore unexpected ways to move your body, use your breath and experience your own energy to create a peaceful state of mind.  This class is centered around healing movements and kundalini yoga traditions in which our energy is at the core. Our energy system is the underpinning of all other systems in the body; when we positively affect our energy systems comprised in part of chakras (energy centers along the spine) and meridians (energy channels all through the body), it brings balance and vitality to the whole body on a physical, mental and emotional level. 
This is a 75 minute class offering which cultivates a devotion to the subtleties of the mind and spirit while also supporting and strengthening the physical body. Breath focused, imaginative, playful movement and visualization meditations is what makes this practice so unique, transformative and accessible to everyone.  The extra time (75 minute class ) is for deeper relaxation to occur towards the end of class.

  • Nothing needed - just you at whatever experience level (none to infinity) you are.

  • We have mats, props, blankets, and water or hot tea for your ease.

  • Sign up for class ahead of time to reserve your space: www.mindfulyouyoga.com

Hatha Raja Yoga - Mondays 7:00-8:15 pm

Regular public class held at AsanaRoots in Station North, Baltimore

Hatha Raja Yoga is a graceful form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s 50+ years of practice of classical yoga, with roots in the Eight Limbs of Yoga - Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga. This practice is welcoming for students of all levels. Its aims are to improve the physical, mental, and emotional bodies with practices in asana, pranayama, meditation, and deep relaxation. Throughout this class, we will bring flexibility to all muscles and joints and wake up the nervous system through a gentle but powerful series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting, and mild inverted postures, and end with deep relaxation - breath and concentration exercises to remove impurities and bring a sense of well-being to the body and radiant peace to the mind. Though each Hatha Raja Yoga class may vary in postures, its essence and goal is the same: improve on strength, flexibility, concentration, and peace.

Beginners and advanced practitioners alike will draw immense benefits from this complete practice. 

  • Nothing needed - just you at whatever experience level (none to infinity) you are.

  • We have mats, props, blankets, and water for your ease.

  • First class is just $5 - dropins thereafter are $10 or a monthly membership to AsanaRoots (the most affordable in the city - $30 for 30 or $65 per month after).

Hatha Yoga - Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 am

Regular public class held at Earth Treks Climbing in Hampden, Baltimore

Hatha Yoga builds strength, endurance, and flexibility through Asanas (postures) and Pranayama (breathing techniques). This integrated practice is rooted in the 8 limbs of yoga, helping to balance the mind and body. It is challenging, but accessible to all skill levels. Hatha  incorporates elements of flowing vinyasa, inversions, balances, and longer stationary poses to help you discover concentration, meditation, healing relaxation, contentedness, and peace.

  • Nothing needed - just you at whatever experience level (none to infinity) you are.

  • We have mats, props, blankets, and water for your ease.

  • Members at Earth Treks attend free; guest passes for full gym access (including fitness, climbing, and yoga) $22

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga - Tuesdays 7:15-8:15 pm

Regular public class held at AsanaRoots in Station North, Baltimore

This yoga is people informed yoga - it is entirely centered on mindfulness and your own experience. Everyone has experienced some sort of trauma, big or small, as well as general stress, and both can impact our ability to feel safe, grounded and present.

Yoga offers body awareness – the postures strengthen the muscles and stretch areas that carry tension. Yoga also has an emphasis on breathing and mindfulness, which is why yoga is often called a “mind/body” practice – it can get us in touch with our sensations and emotions.

In these trauma-sensitive mindfulness classes you can expect to be encouraged to really feel what you feel and notice what you notice in your own body’s physical sensations. A space is cultivated to nurture and support you - without hands-on assists or expectations of looking a certain way.

This yoga is yoga for your body... just for you.

Come and be facilitated by Jess as she holds safe space for you to fully let go and heal from the inside.

  • Nothing needed - just you at whatever experience level (none to infinity) you are.

  • We have mats, props, blankets, and water for your ease.

  • First class is just $5 - dropins thereafter are $10 or a monthly membership to AsanaRoots (the most affordable in the city - $30 for 30 or $65 per month after).

Children's Yoga

Offering regular classes, workshops, and parties in the Baltimore area

In today's fast-paced and technological world, our children often need more self-regulatory skill sets like easing anxiety, stress, and managing their own emotions. With mindful intention, kids can begin to harness their inner power through movement, breath, and mindful activities - all while focusing on the present moment. Jess' philosophy: to change the world, change our children. Teach them meditation and we will have no more violence. 

In Jess' Classes, we focus on:

  • Mindful moving and posture sequences geared at integrating the mind and body

  • Breathing techniques that relieve stress and sharpen focus

  • Mindful exercises, activities, and games aimed at improving attention - such as coloring, eating a snack, and talking about key life concepts such as gratitude
     

For more information, look into the research behind how mindfulness and yoga benefits children specifically:

https://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MiSP-Research-Summary-2012.pdf

Jess teaches childrens yoga for 3-17 year olds, with her expertise as a public school teacher, an early childhood educator, and a Kidding Around Yoga Instructor.

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