Camille is recognized as one of the city’s leading yoga teachers and has been interviewed on WBFF Fox 45 News; featured in the Baltimore City Paper, the Baltimore Magazine, and Inside Lacrosse Magazine; and has served as a Lululemon Ambassador. When Camille isn’t teaching yoga, she can be found whipping up green smoothies and other healthy eats, finding new tunes for her yoga playlists, and writing on her blog camiekarma.com
Heather Hax began her yoga "career" at Charm City Yoga in 2001. She offers some of the most popular vinyasa classes in the city and co-teaches Baltimore's first 6 day/ week Mysore program. In 2004, she completed her 200 hour teacher training at It's Yoga! San Francisco under the guidance of Larry Schulz and David Kyle. She studied mysore-style ashtanga yoga in San Francisco with Devorah Sacks and Catherine Shaddix. More recently, Heather studied in Toronto with the gifted teachers at Downward Dog studios. In the summer of 2014, Heather took Richard Freeman's month-long teacher intensive.
Heather is currently studying with David Garrigues every chance she gets, and recently completed Peg Mulqueen and Jen René's 9-month Ashtanga Dispatch intensive.. She is indebted to her teachers, colleagues and friends at Charm City Yoga who provide a wonderful community in which she can continue to deepen and share the practice.
Kim and her husband, Chris Blades, opened Charm City Yoga in 2000 and the studio now has 7 locations and offers 100’s of classes per week. Countless students have been transformed by the Charm City Yoga method of teaching, which maintains that an individualized yoga practice will help you thrive.
Kim’s teacher training, the first in Baltimore, continues to cultivate instructors who innovate and inspire. Kim co-leads Baltimore’s first 6 day/week Mysore program, where you can get individual attention while guiding your own practice.
Kim travels to India each year to study Astanga yoga at KPJAYI. She is grateful to Richard Freeman for his care and continued tutelage. Kim is committed to yoga as a path to enlightenment
After years of ballet and chasing fitness fads, Edith has tremendous gratitude to the mysterious inner voice that first put her on the yoga mat in 1996. Today, she teaches yoga as a physically and emotionally transformative experience—focusing on non-judgement, peace, strength, love, and surrender (to name a few qualities). Her practice and teaching has been most influenced by the Baron Baptiste style of power yoga, but is informed by the Anusara tradition, as well. Currently, Edith is completing her 500hr teacher training at Charm City Yoga with Kim Manfredi.
At first, yoga was a workout and a form of physical therapy, helping to heal past injuries. But very quickly the mental, emotional and spiritual benefits of the practice began to flow off the mat and transform her very soul! Through breath and posture she found a deep sense of awareness which has allowed her to live a fuller, richer life.
After being a work-study at Charm City for six years, she decided it was time take the plunge and Sara completed her 200 hour training under Kim Manfredi in the summer of 2014. With a background as a martial arts instructor, personal trainer and fitness instructor, Sara has a intuitive eye for body mechanics and alignment. She puts together fun and challenging sequences with an emphasis on the self and body-mind awareness.She is excited share her journey and practice with her fellow students. Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and maybe cry a little.
Jess has a background of classical ballet, she is an alumni of the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts, Jessica left Baltimore for Los Angeles, CA, in 1995. During this period she studied extensive anatomy and the connection of movement with breath and sound through both Yoga and Dance at UCLA. Her passionate commitment to her Yoga practice moved her back to Baltimore in 1997. She continued to follow her career to a degree in Dance Performance and Education.
She enriched her appreciation of the science and intelligence of the body and Yoga by completing over 800 hrs of Teacher Trainings between 2006 and 2008. Jess is a certified 200 E-RYT and 500 RYT with Yoga Alliance and has studied with numerous international teachers whom she is devotedly grateful to. Jessica currently teaches 10 classes a week at Charm City Yoga locations, Midtown, Federal Hill, and Severna Park. She is also a feature teacher in Charm City Yoga’s Teacher Training programs.
I am blessed to have over 1000 hours of teacher training certifications and am happy to be at Charm City Yoga to share my experience through teaching.
Over several years of practice, Gabrielle has been influenced by many styles of yoga. She has had the pleasure of gaining her knowledge from many teachers, some well renowned and others not (but remarkable nonetheless.) Gabrielle earned her 200 hr. teaching certificate under the guidance of Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga; a Pranayama teaching certificate through Cindi Lee at Om Yoga; her 500 hr. and 800 hr. certifications with Sri Dharma Mittra. She is also a certified Yoga of Recovery teacher by Swami Sitaramananda. Gabrielle’s intention is presence through awareness, which is reflected in her interest and practice of many yoga traditions, and is revealed in her teaching as she blends her emphasis on posture alignment with the freedom of discovering the poses in your own body.
Gabrielle is the author of My Life List: Yoga Journal, a reference book and guided journal that leads yoga practitioners from the foundation of yoga to developing their own personal practice and provides a method to record their path along the way.