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.

At this ESSENTIAL EMOTIONS class we will be learning how to function as a whole, combining

A HEALTHY MIND + A HEALTHY HEART + A HEALTHY GUT. Your body is brilliant in design and naturally wants to be balanced and whole. Let’s learn way to live a more healthy and balanced life with the help of one of nature’s oldest and most sacred gifts!

In this class you will learn:

  • The science behind emotions and essential oils

  • Tools and habits for healthy body chemistry

  • Practical emotional wellness steps you can take NOW

You will receive a welcome packet in the class that will include essential oil samples and a thorough class handout.

Hosted by : Dawn Powell, RYT – 500, Essential Oils Educator

Class fee: Just $15!


Join us for a fun and inspiring 1 hour yoga experience offered by the recent Evolve YTT graduates. This special donation class offered the 3rd Sunday of the month.   After class stick around for a delicious Rest & Restore class, 4:00 – 5:00 : )


  • January 15
  • February 19
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21


Self-Awakening Yoga has been called a miraculous returning home to the wisdom of the body. In this 100-hour teacher training you will learn to teach the fundamentals of Self-Awakening Yoga, from accessible movement, to mindful awareness. You will gain non-authoritarian teaching skills to help others unravel muscular tension, experience new ranges of motion, and recover natural movement.

Who is this Training for?

Whether new to yoga, a seasoned practitioner, teacher, or healing professional, this training will free you to access your inner source of intuitive guidance, bringing new depth of insight to your personal practice and your work with others.


Sponsored by Evolve Yoga + Wellness on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College of Maryland. Affordable condo housing and meal plans with vegetarian and gluten free options are available.

Suggested Reading:

Self-Awakening Yoga: The Expansion of Consciousness through the Body’s Own Wisdom, by Don Stapleton Ph.D., Healing Arts Press, 2004.

100 credit hours towards Evolve 300-hour Yoga Teacher Certification

100 Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance CEU’s

Required for 300-Hour Nosara Yoga Teacher Training

Required for 1000-Hour Nosara Yoga Teacher Training

Tuition:  $1,850 before June 1st  /  $2000 after June 1st.   $500 deposit will hold your space.

Full room & board includes single room in shared townhouse with 3 delicious meals daily. Gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available $1200.  Commuter meals only option just $580.

Sponsored by Evolve Yoga + Wellness on the beautiful campus of Saint Mary’s College of Maryland

Additional activities Include:

Walking the wooded campus in Historic St. Mary’s City.

Inclusive sailboat, stand up paddle board, and kayak use at the University docks

Open air concert series on the University lawn overlooking St. Mary’s river

Fourth of July group gathering

Graduation ceremony open to family and friends

St. Mary’s College was founded in 1840 in  St. Mary’s City, Maryland. It is a public liberal arts university dedicated to promoting scholarship and creativity. http://www.smcm.edu/

Learn more about Janel at: nexusyoga.com



New! Yoga for Recovery on the 3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 – 3:30

  This season explore personal growth for yourself or your loved ones by learning to combine 12-step recovery and yoga. This workshop series is also ideal for therapists, yoga teachers, and other professionals working with persons in recovery. Participants do not need to be active in or familiar with the 12-Step program. Each workshop will [...]

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It’s not snowing!!!

Hey Yogis, We hope to be open again on Sunday. January 8.  Self – Awakening Yoga at 7:30 is cancelled due to early icy roads.  Otherwise we intend to have a full day at Evolve.  Schedule includes: 9:30 – Vinyasa Flow 1:00 – 3:30 – Between Heaven & Earth: An Introduction to Insight Yoga.  This [...]

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Candlelight Flow with Cello & Chant, Saturday, January 28, 6:00 – 7:30 PM

Please Join us for a special yoga experience for the senses. 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 freedom to experience moving their bodies to the sounds of [...]

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Family Yoga Class starting Saturday, Jan. 14 12:30 -1:00

Join Kathy Therrien for a fun interactive family yoga class with your child, ages 3-6 with parent of caregiver. Children will have an opportunity to use their imagination to create a story and picture themselves as animals, flowers or superheros. This class will include age appropriate yoga poses, engaging stories, songs, games, breathing techniques and [...]

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Yoga Flight School: An Arm Balance Workshop, Sunday, Feb., 5, 1:30 – 3:30

This fun, challenging sequence of arm-balances is designed to teach you how to do arm-balances with greater mindfulness and ease. Students often over-rely on force when working on these poses rather than learning to understand the essential actions and movements. This sequence will help your body understand the mechanics and leverage of arm-balances and make [...]

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Exploring the The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Insight Yoga starts Sun., Feb. 12

The Buddha’s discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness outlines practical methods for practicing mindfulness meditation and for progressing on the path to awakening. In this workshop series we’ll interweave these timeless teachings with body-based yoga methods. Mindfulness practice develops a quality of awareness that enables us to maintain a continuity of presence throughout a [...]

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Valentines Day: Love & the Art of Communication, Sunday, February 12,11:00 – 1:00pm

Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of healthy communication and lasting love. In this skill-building workshop for couples and individuals you will learn how to: Develop effective new communication skills using “Conscious Communication.” Resolve conflicts with compassion and ease. Discover a path to emotional healing and spiritual evolution through your relationship. Experience deeper [...]

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