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Charm City Yoga

Charm City Yoga provides a transformative practice and a thriving community for everyone interested in creating a better life.Whether your yoga goals are aimed at reducing stress, losing weight, improving health, or just becoming a better person, Charm City Yoga has a class that is right for you. Their exceptional teachers provide basics in the beginner classes, vigorous workouts in the hot classes, relaxation and stress relief in gentle classes and much more.

Charm City Yoga Classes

Yoga Styles

  • Hot Vinyasa- A vigorous flowing style of yoga. It is Charm City’s signature style.
  • Vinyasa Yoga-This style is the same as Hot Vinyasa, but without the added heat.
  • Beginner series-A 5-class introductory program for beginning students. The course covers basic aspects of a yoga practice. Program is a one class per week for five weeks.
  • Beginner Yoga-A slower paced class with more description and commentary accompanying the postures. Breath awareness is also introduced in this class as well as relaxation.
  • Asthanga Series-A dynamic series of postures connected through breath. This challenging and exciting style helps develop balance, strength and flexibility, as it tones the body.
  • Hatha Yoga-A style of yoga introducing all of the basic postures with emphasis on alignment and breath.
  • Pregnancy Yoga-Great for moms-to-be! Prepare for birth and keep your body fit and flexible at the same time.
  • Restorative Yoga-Bring recuperation to your organs, nervous system, and consciousness. Long holds soothe the mind and encourage an inward focus
  • Community Yoga-Community yoga classes make yoga available to all. Same value as regular classes but the cost is only $6, cash.
  • Gentle Yoga-Focuses on deep relaxation, rejuvenation and healing. It promotes physical and mental fitness through poses, breathing exercises, guided imagery and meditation
  • Vipassana Meditation- Vipassana meditation cultivates mindfulness, which can be described as a compassionate awareness of what is occurring in the present moment.

Charm Yoga Pricing

  • $30 Unlimited Month
    New students only; towels & mat rentals $2 each; limit one class per day
  • Monthly Membership $99
    Auto-account debit & 4-month commitment; limit one class per day
  • Single Drop-in Class $16
  • Single Drop-in Community Class $6
  • 5-Class Card $70
  • 10-Class Card $125

Charm City Training

Kim Manfredi is the Director of our Yoga Teacher Trainings and Continuing Education Programs at Charm City Yoga. She leads both the 200 hour and 500 hour teacher trainings, and she works with specialized teachers to develop the Continuing Education Programs

Summer Training 200-Hour Certification(June 18 through July 11, 2012)

The Charm City Yoga Center 200-Hour Teacher Training is for all serious students of yoga who want to deepen their practice and learn how to share it with others.In this training, you will learn to teach not only asana (postures), but also all eight limbs of yoga, including Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharna, Dhyana, and Samadhi. You will learn to teach classes that are a dynamic expression of your personal relationship to the practice.

Topics explored in the program
  • The dialogue and hands-on training to assist, teach and provide modifications for 45 asanas
  • Six pranayama techniques
  • Practicing and teaching meditation
  • Anatomy including exploration of the skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, and nervous systems
  • Basic physiology including respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems
  • Principles of sequencing: the order of poses used in the different styles of yoga
  • Readings on diet, the lives of saints and sages, anatomy, and philosophy, including the Upanishads, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Introduction to the subtle body- Areas of study include the Ida, Pingala, Shushumna, Vayus, and the Seven Chakras
  • The structure and chaos of flow in yoga
  • Using touch and voice as a teaching tool
  • Embracing your personal yoga and teaching from the center

Certification-Charm City Yoga Center Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this program, you will receive your 200-hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Certification.

Timings

  • Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays from 9:30am to 5:00 pm
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 11:00am to 8:30pm
  • Fridays from 7:30 to 10:30
  • Saturdays from 12:30 to 8:30
  • Sundays from 9:00 to 4:00

Payment

  • $2,200 including a $500 non-refundable deposit
  • Monthly credit card auto-pay also available
  • Additional fees include the cost of books and yoga classes outside of the training: three Charm City classes per week for the duration of training; one of three must be taught by Kim.

Prerequisites-Minimum of 1 year of consistent yoga practice

Charm City 500-Hour Advanced Teacher Training

The Charm City Yoga Center 500 hour Advanced Teacher Training is for all students who have completed a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered training course. In this training will create workshops, specialized classes and private lessons that will offer advanced subject matter. You will work as a student and a teacher though out the course. Topics emphasized will vary based on your interest but can include: advanced asana, advanced pranayama , advanced study of Ayurveda and doshas, specialized workshops on hips and shoulders, partner yoga, meditation, advanced anatomy applications for teaching, advanced study of texts and more.

Topics explored in this program include:
  • The dialogue and hands-on training to assist, teach and provide modifications for 32 advanced asanas
  • Seven advanced pranayama techniques
  • Diet, Ayurveda, anatomy, systems of Indian philosophy, ethics, styles of yoga including vinyasa, yin, and structural yoga therapy, The Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Classical methodology in teaching about the body
  • Teaching mudras and locks during asanas as a pathway to enlightenment
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Samyama as described by Patanjali
  • Anatomy, connective tissue, the lymphatic system, strain and counter strain, normal range of motion, and kinesiology
Times
  • Fridays from 7:30 to 10:30
  • Saturdays from 12:30 to 8:30
  • Sundays from 9:00 to 4:00

Training Pricing
$2,400 including a $500 non-refundable deposit ($2,200 early registration fee available if registering before January 1, 2012)
Monthly credit card auto pay available
Additional fees include cost of books only. There is no additional required class attendance for this course.

Prerequisites
Completion of a 200 hour Yoga Alliance registered training course
Charm City Yoga Center Teacher Training is registered with Yoga Alliance. Upon completion of this program, you will receive your 500-Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher certification.

Charm City Yoga Studio Centers

  • Federal Hill
    37 E Cross Street
    Baltimore, MD 21230.
    Phone 1-800 336 YOGA (9642) ext 9
  • Fells Point
    901 Fell St
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    (800) 336-YOGA (9642) ext 7
  • Midtown
    107 East Preston St, Baltimore, MD 21202
    (800) 336-YOGA (9642) ext 6
  • PikesVille
    Suite 210A, The Commerce Center
    1777 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD 21208.
    Phone 1-800-336-YOGA (9642) ext. 4
  • Severna Park
    160 Governor Ritchie Highway
    Severna Park, MD 21146.
    Phone 1-800-336-YOGA (9642) ext. 5
  • Towson
    7 Allegheny Ave, Towson
    MD 21204. Phone 1-800 336 YOGA (9642) ext 8