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.

Join Chip Guffey and Jason Lewis for an Evening of Kirtan.

Kirtan is a very simple & powerful way to meditate. Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul. It’s effortless & joyful; the music does the work for you as you flow with the melody & rhythm. * The performers & the concert-goers create the experience together. * The chants are sung in Sanskrit. The ancient chants contain powerful renewing & transformative energy that helps us reconnect with the Divinity that resides within all of us. * Singing is the heart of kirtan, and no one cares what you sound like. At a kirtan concert all voices merge together to become One Voice. * “Kirtan is a means of finding our way back to the core of our Being, to our heart, and to our connection with each other.” Here are some more interesting things about kirtan. * It began in India centuries ago as a spiritual practice, and was known as the layman’s way to connect with the Divine. * In the last ten years, kirtan has become a phenomenon across the United States, and has transformed musically to appeal to the ears of American audiences. * Kirtan is a new kind of concert experience here in the West. It’s not so much a performance as a journey into the self through the practice of listening & singing. The leaders at a kirtan concert are called wallahs, and everyone is part of the music. My all-time favorite descriptions of a kirtan concert: “It’s like singing around a campfire”, “It’s like a hootenanny with meditation.” * While singing along at a kirtan concert, you can experience your own voice becoming as beautiful as those performing-all voices merge together to become One Voice.

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Spring has sprung and change is in the air. Help yourself transition with the gift of relaxation and peace! The restorative practice helps prepare the receiver for a deeper experience by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, which governs the internal organs and digestive system and inhibits or slows high-energy function. By doing so, the body is already in state of relaxation and this allows the power of touch to take healing experience further. The combination of restorative yoga and massage is a potent, healing tool. Pranassage accomplishes the same thing but through the use of the healing touch. Deeper release of what is held within the corporal body can be brought out by the compression and release of muscles and gentle assisted movement. No experience necessary. All props are provided. Space is limited. Please register early online or at the front desk.
This special workshop offered by Sue, Shirley and Cynthia.  $40 early bird registration, $45 day of event.

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The next Teacher Training program will begin April 2017. The foundation of this training draws from a diversity of yoga styles, stimulating personal inquiry into your own yoga practice. In an environment of individualized, experiential learning you gain professional skillfulness to teach in a wide variety of settings. Taught in a unique format of nine immersion weekends over eight months, topics covered will include Technique and Alignment of Hatha Yoga Postures, Self-Awakening Yoga – Principles and Practice, Pranayama, Meditation, Bandhas, Hands-on Assists, Principles of Teaching, Anatomy and Philosophy and Ayurveda. As a participant in this Yoga Alliance approved 200 Hour Interdisciplinary Yoga Teacher Training you will be qualified to continue your training with the internationally recognized Nosara Yoga Institute on their well-established professional development path.  Click here or contact Ann for more information

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Ayurveda: Healing Principles and Daily Practices with Alana Greenberg, April 29 – 30, 2017

Ayurveda, Yoga’s sister science, is India’s traditional health-care system that adheres to the organic pulsations and bio-rhythms of nature. It offers common sense approaches to wellness and longevity with natural, safe and effective remedies, empowering us to maintain our own vibrant health. How? This workshop will demystify Ayurvedic Medicine by exploring its philosophical roots and [...]




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Yummy Yoga Spring Cleanse starts Saturday, April 29th

The Yummy Yoga Spring Cleanse combines a 3 week detox program with a month of unlimited yoga at Evolve Yoga + Wellness. This personalized detoxification is designed to energize, restore, and promote optimal health. This revitalizing program teaches the basic fundamentals for prevention and self-healing through nutrition and a restful, mindful cleanse. Stress, environmental factors, [...]




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Project:OM – THE YOGA CLASS OF ONE MILLION TO BATTLE BREAST CANCER, Sat., May 13, 2:45 – 3:45

Positive, powerful change needs to start from the ground up…or, in many cases, from the yoga mat up. That’s why Manduka, the industry’s most trusted yoga brand, and Susan G. Komen are partnering to host project:OM, the world’s largest yoga class of One Million bodies strong.  Join us at Evolve for a fun Mixed Level Yoga Flow [...]




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Exploring the The Four Foundations of Mindfulness with Insight Yoga – Next class Sun., May 7, 1:00 – 3:30

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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Special Event! An Evening with DZAR, Tuesday May 9, 7:30 – 9:30

The New Energy Paradigm…have you felt the change? Have you felt the change in the energy you connect or work with? Do you feel limited by old stories and paradigms that are holding you back? Are you ready to take your connection to Energy to the next level? Then join us for this a powerful [...]




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Trauma-Sensitive Yoga: Understanding Trauma’s Full-Spectrum Impact and How to Relieve Symptoms Naturally with Alana Greenberg, June 3 – 4, 2017

Growing evidence shows that the imprints of traumatic events remain lodged in the body and brain, and that somatic awareness practices are essential for trauma recovery. Modern findings in neuroscience support these notions and have paved the way for yoga and meditation to find their rightful place as bona fide adjunctive therapies in treating traumatic [...]




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Applied Anatomy for Yoga, with Dr. Steven Weiss, Sat-Sun, June 17-18

Develop a safe, refined and therapeutic practice.   Yoga provides an excellent approach to health, fitness, and wellbeing. When we follow our natural anatomical design, the body moves with grace and refinement and yoga becomes a highly effective approach to injury prevention and therapy. To be effective, yoga practice requires a level of precision and [...]




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