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Foundations of Ashtanga Vinyasa with Liz Dornisch 

Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic flowing Vinyasa yoga following a precise sequence of asanas established by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Ashtanga combines asana with the use of drishti, pranayama, and bandhas. Consistent devotion to this highly athletic practice gradually leads to steadiness of the body and clarity of the mind. 

Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system in this 4 weeks class series. Students will learn the fundamental postures and vinyasas of the Primary Series, with modifications as appropriate. This course introduces Ashtanga in a slow, safe, and comprehensive manner, encouraging the development of a self-practice; it is appropriate for those new to Vinyasa yoga, but some yoga experience is highly recommended.  

This series is progressive, and each class will build on the previous.  At the end of the 4 weeks, students will be prepared with the skills and knowledge to attend any Ashtanga Led Primary class offered at Evolve Yoga and Wellness. 

October 18, 25, November 1 and 8.  4 classes just $40!


Experience the healing benefits of opening your hips through the practice of Yin Yoga, Crystal Sound Healing, and Relaxation. Yin Yoga works on opening the intricate webbing of connective tissue that connects our muscles – particularly within the pelvis. Yin Yoga opens up these deep, dense, rarely addressed areas; increasing flexibility, range of motion and healing past injuries. Hold deep, relaxing and hip opening postures for 3-5 minutes and absorb the healing, powerful vibrations of Crystal Singing Bowls and 26” Gong. The wave of sound vibrates on a cellular level enhancing the body’s relaxation response to allow for deep releases of muscles, tension, emotions and toxins. A very relaxing class! Spontaneous healing; and profound shifts in physical, mental, emotional and
spiritual consciousness can be achieved.


This four week workshop will provide the yoga instructor or practitioner with a clear understanding and rationale behind the importance of energy conservation vs. energy expenditure when dealing with a cancer diagnosis.  The tools and techniques taught will prove invaluable in reducing pain, fatigue, insomnia, depression, and anxiety, which are all common physical and emotional side effects. We will also explore movements that help with neuropathy and lymphedema, common side effects of chemotherapy.   

Who Should Attend : 

All Individuals who have/have had/ or know someone that has cancer.

Yoga Instructors who want to continue their education and wish to have a better understanding of how to work with someone who has cancer. (4 CEUs)


15-20 minute informational lecture followed by a practice based on the YCat program. (Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness)


$40 for 4-week session.  Register under workshops.


Thursdays, October 9 -30, 5:45-6:45pm


Gail Wathen, RYT 500 and Certified YCat Therapist. In addition to teaching in St. Mary’s county, Gail travels around the country to teach the YCat program alongside its creator, Jnani Chapman, RN, E-RYT500. She along with another graduate of the program have created Breath of Hope Integrated Therapies with a goal to provide support and empowerment for those with a cancer diagnosis.


The Forks Over Knives Plan-A 4 Week Yoga and Nutrition series starting Nov. 1

Yummy Yoga’s Jenn Brown and Chelsea Ihnacik of present: The Forks Over Knives Plan This 4 week class will pair a beginner friendly yoga class with an hour long nutrition workshop utilizing “The Forks Over Knives Plan” as its’ central theme. Each weekly class begins with 1 hour of yoga followed by a whole [...]

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Wild Yoga and the Journey of the Soul, with Rebecca Wildbear, Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00 -3:30

Join guest teacher Rebecca Wildbear, RYT-500, MS for a deep and joyful inward journey into the playfulness of your body and the mysterious imagery of your soul. There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on the body. -Rumi Have you ever felt a yearning for something unknown? Or [...]

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Pigeon Party with Naomi Gottlieb – Miller, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1:30 -3:30

Most yogis have very strong feelings about pigeon pose. Love it or hate it, pigeon pose is one of the most elegant, versatile, challenging and confounding poses in the yoga pantheon of practice. For those reasons, no yoga pose is more deserving of a party than pigeon pose. Pigeon pose is several poses in one—it’s [...]

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Learning the Ropes-2 Yoga Rope Wall Workshops with Karl Speath, Oct. 11 and 12

Join Karl Spaeth, E-RYT 500, creator and builder of Evolve’s Rope Wall, for an afternoon learning the ropes on Evolve’s rope wall.  Whether you are new to working on the wall or an experienced teacher we have options for you. Reviewing the Principles of the Yoga Rope Wall, Saturday, Oct. 11, 1:30 – 5:30  Join us for an afternoon [...]

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Yummy Yoga at Port of Leonardtown Winery, Sunday, September 28, 11:00 AM

Join Evolve instructor Jenn Brown for a special Yummy Yoga event under the tents at the Port of Leonardtown Winery. Arrive at 11 for an hour of yoga followed by a salad potluck, just bring a vegetarian topper. Choose either a souvenir glass for wine tastings or one full glass of wine.  Organic greens donated by Chesapeake [...]

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Restorative Yoga with Applied Thai Massage, Sunday, September 14, 2:30 – 4:30

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Join guest teacher Kenny Takade, RYT -500, CMT, NCBTMB  for a deep and delightful experience combining two deep healing practices. Restorative yoga is a supported practice that allows the participant to hold postures for up to 20 minutes. The idea is to support the body with props like bolsters, pillows, sandbags, yoga straps, and blankets after being [...]

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A Month of Melt, Starting Wednesday Sept. 3, 10:15-11:15

Unexplained aches and pain, fatigued but sleepless, digestive issues–these are all signs of stress stuck in the body causing connective tissue dehydration. The Melt Method ( was designed to combat and relieve these symptoms. Join Lauri Bruce during National Yoga Month to increase your body awareness, relieve the stress of daily living, and change your [...]

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