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.
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.
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