Kim Manfredi

Kim loves teaching yoga! She promises to help you heal your body, calm your mind and discover who you really are. She took her first yoga class in 1988 and has been helping students to practice yoga since 1996.

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



Kim Manfredi instructs the following:
  • 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - September 2016
  • You have 200 hours of training under your mat.* You can guide students through an intelligent, effective yoga class. Now it's time to advance your career.

    Through a dedicated apprenticeship and by participating in professional workshops, our immersive 6-month program will help you hone your unique teaching style and voice. What makes YogaWorks' 300-hour program stand out?
    OUR PERSONAL APPROACH

    The mentor relationship was originally how yoga was passed down to new teachers and YogaWorks continues this effective learning tradition. 

    MENTORS:

    -Kim Manfredi

    -Jessica Crowley Ambrose

    -Sarah Cook

    -Monica Motley

    One-on-one mentor relationship to guide you throughout the program and beyond
    Observing and assisting your mentor in class
    A final project designed to help define yourself as a yoga teacher
    Addressing yoga teaching questions and discussions in small group meetings with your mentor and other students
    YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR DEEPER LEARNING

    To add to your teaching tool kit, each month you will participate in weekend workshops on a wide variety of teaching topics, which include:

    Teaching vinyasa flow and advanced asana
    Practicing hands-on adjustments
    Injury assessment and management
    Understanding restorative yoga and yoga for chronic illness
    Deeper meditation, subtle body and yoga philosophy studies
    Tailoring classes for beginners and pregnant women
    Understanding the business of yoga
    Graduates are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a RYT 500.

    THIS TRAINING MEETS ONCE PER MONTH FOR THE DURATION OF THE TRAINING


    2016 Training dates: Sept 17, 18; Oct 22, 23; Nov 12, 13; Dec 10, 11; Jan 14, 15; Feb 11, 12; Mar 11, 12; Apr 1, 2

    Training times: Saturdays, 10:30am - 7:30 pm; Sundays, 9am - 6pm

    Cost: $3000 ($2800 before 7/1/2016)

    **Additional classes required for program are not included in tuition**