Finding Your Inner Peace on International Yoga Day
Calling all Anthem House yoga-lovers: Monday, June 21st is International Yoga Day!
Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a total amateur, take some time out of your work day to improve your mind-body connection through a mindful yoga practice.
Before you roll out your mat, spend a moment reflecting on the cultural history of yoga. Yoga originated 5,000 years ago in India and was seen as a way to connect the mind, body, and soul in order to reach enlightenment. Since then, people all over the world have begun to engage with yoga in numerous forms — from hot yoga to virtual yoga classes! To celebrate this international love and appreciation for yoga, India’s UN ambassador proposed a resolution in 2013 to establish June 21st as International Yoga Day.
Why Do Yoga?
With consistent practice, you’ll experience improved flexibility and sleep, a reduction of stress and anxiety, greater strength levels, better heart health, fewer symptoms of arthritis, and less back pain. With that in mind, start making your plans for International Yoga Day!
Looking for the yoga hotspots in Baltimore? You’ve come to the right place! Check out the best places to practice yoga near you:
Yes, right inside your home at Anthem House, you can enjoy yoga classes! From the comfort of your apartment, take advantage of our free virtual yoga classes and join the Anthem fitness community! Hop on to the online yoga class every Monday at 6:30 p.m. Don’t forget to follow @anthemfit_byreflexfitness to stay up-to-date on everything Anthem fitness-related — we hope to bring back in-person classes soon!
Located in historic Fell’s Point, Sanctuary Bodyworks offers a range of services — from personal training to equipment pilates, private yoga, and nutrition counseling. You’ll be learning from the best, as the staff of this studio has over 100 years of combined experience.
If you’re on a budget, Free Baltimore Yoga might be the perfect fit for you. They are currently operating under a hybrid model of in-person, outdoor classes and online classes. Classes are throughout the week, so you can attend whichever class best fits your schedule. And to make it even easier, no pre-registration is required!
Marissa Walch is one of the most sought after fitness trainers in the area. In fact, the Baltimore Sun named her the winner of the Best of Baltimore Fitness Trainer award. And luckily for you, she is offering group outdoor and virtual yoga classes throughout the summer. Learn more about Marissa and sign up for one of her classes here.
Check out the Brewers Hill branch of Corepower Yoga for a full range of yoga classes. They offer virtual classes and in-person classes, with different class types to cater to a range of skill levels. If you’re a beginner, or looking to get back to the basics, try out the CorePower Yoga 1 class. If you're a seasoned yogi, CorePower Yoga 2 or Yoga Sculpt might be more up your alley.
Step onto the bamboo floors of Bamboo Moves and join one of the most unique yoga communities in Baltimore. Whether you want to be in-person at their studio in Locust Point or virtual, Bamboo Moves will offer you access to experienced yoga teachers at affordable class rates. Plus, on Wednesdays they offer live music classes!
Bikram Yoga Works in Mt. Vernon is an independent, family-owned and operated yoga and wellness community. Bikram Yoga is a classic style of hot yoga that centers around 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. While you might work up a sweat in their heated and humidity-controlled studios, you’ll surely reap the benefits of hot yoga and find family in their inclusive culture.
The staff of Yoga Tree really embraces the accessibility of online yoga, as they livestream most of their classes! For a reasonable price, yoga-enthusiasts of all levels can sign up for all types of yoga classes — Ashtanga, Classic 26 & 2, Rocket Vinyasa, and more! They also offer several outdoor classes throughout the city!
We hope you enjoy practicing yoga as a part of your wellness routines. If you practice on International Yoga Day, be sure to tag us in your social media posts, @AnthemHouseApts.