What is yoga? Yoga is an Indian discipline that focuses on physical, mental, and spiritual practices. Though yoga dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries, modern day yoga was first introduced in the mid-19th century. Many health clubs and community centers offer yoga classes for relaxation and meditation. You may be familiar with yoga poses, including Standing Bow Pulling Pose, Triangle Pose, Tree Pose and Eagle Pose. Yoga enthusiasts new and old can catch a class at one of these following Baltimore-area locations.
Gogo Guru
8289 Main St.
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 750-6060
www.gogoguru.net

Located in historic Ellicott City, Maryland, Gogo Guru is open seven days a week. This place is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Gogo Guru offers a selection of women’s, men’s, and children’s yoga clothing, yoga gear and yoga gifts. Since Ellicott City’s Main Street is known for being a place where “people gather to exchange ideas and to collect the staples for a full and happy life,” the owners of Gogo Guru believe that “yoga fits right in with that vision.” Gogo Guru offers the following classes: Community Class, Parent and Child Yoga, Flow and Restore, Kundalini Yoga, and Prenatal Yoga.

Ojas
1501 Sulgrave Ave., Suite 103
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 664-6527
www.ojaswellness.com

With locations throughout the Baltimore area, Ojas was founded by Kelly Wilkes as a place where people can “prioritize their own health and well being.” According to Wilkes, “people are so busy it’s hard to take the time for their own self-care without feeling selfish or guilty.” Ojas has locations in Mount Washington, Owings Mills, Hunt Valley, and Columbia. Every Ojas location has the in-store Wellness Boutique stocked with “products for sale to complement your lifestyle and prolong the benefits of your treatment!” Items for sale range from moisturizers to Ojas’ signature clothing line.

Charm City Yoga
1024 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(800) 336-9642
charmcityyoga.com

Charm City Yoga has seven locations. The seven locations of Charm City Yoga are Federal Hill, Fells Point, Midtown, Columbia, Oikesville, Severna Park and Towson. Charm City Yoga members enjoy the following benefits: daily practice at seven locations, free online classes through a dedicated video channel, 10 percent off all clothes and yoga mats, a free mat, towel rentals, free guest passes each month, and free members-only clinics. Each Charm City Yoga location has a yoga boutique where members can purchase yoga clothing, mats and towels. Under Armour is the official outfitter of Charm City Yoga.

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Bikram Yoga Baltimore
The Offices at McHenry Row
1500 Whetstone Way, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 528-1851
www.bikramyogabaltimore.com

Bikram Yoga Baltimore has two locations: Locust Point and Cockeysville. Bikram Yoga, the original hot yoga, is a “very specific 90-minute series of 26 yoga postures (asanas) and breathing exercises.” The Bikram Yoga Baltimore classes are conducted in a heated room, which allows you to warm up your whole body and work muscles, tendons, and ligaments deeply. Each class participant will need a yoga mat, large bath or beach towel to go over your mat, and lots of water. Yoga mats and towels are available for sale or rent at Bikram Yoga Baltimore.

Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic
9512 Harford Rd., Suite 1
Parkville, MD 21234
(410) 665-9642
www.bikramyogamidatlantic.com

Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic is the place for the “original hot yoga” in Parkville. Located in the Harford Road Plaza, Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic is just off I-695, only minutes from 1-95, and convenient to Towson, Parkville, White Marsh and other surrounding areas. Participants should bring a yoga mat, a large towel to place over the mat, and water to drink. Mats and towels are available to rent at the Bikram Yoga Mid Atlantic and water is available for purchase.

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