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:
  • Hot Vinyasa**
  • Hot Vinyasa is a vigorous yoga and the signature style of Charm City Yoga. The room is heated to 85 to 90 degress so your body is warmed, allowing for deeper stretching. The muscles, tendons and ligaments become soft and more flexible. The heat promotes sweating which is a method of cleansing to aid in the healing aspects of this yoga style. All levels of practitioners are welcomed. Please bring water and a towel.


    Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.


  • 200 Hour Summer Intensive 2015
  • The Charm City Yoga 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. Teaching is a wonderful way to move into the art of giving yoga. In that giving, as teachers, we learn that to give is to receive, equally important in health and life. In this training, you will learn to teach not only asana (postures), but all 8 limbs of yoga. You will learn to teach classes that are a dynamic expression of your personal relationship to the practice. Your life and teaching will become an example that inspires others to live in accordance with the yoga tradition of peace and happiness. This unique expression of your yoga will join your individual light with the collective light of the sages who have come before you in the name of union.

    $100 Early bird discount available to those who register before May 1st 2015.

    Times: Mondays & Wednesday - 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Tuesdays, Thursday, Friday - 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Dates: July 13th - August 5th


  • 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Spring 2015
  • 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. This practicum-oriented experience will expand the definition of your teaching while practicing in community. You can focus on workshops, cultivating fluency with privates, or working therapeutically with special populations. You will work as a student and as a teacher thoughout the course. Together we will create advanced workshops, specialized classes and private lessons. Topics will vary based on your interest but can include: advanced asana, advanced pranayama, advanced study of ayurveda and doshas, workshops on hips and shoulders, partner yoga, meditation, advanced anatomy applications for teaching, and advanced study of texts. Learning tools will include readings, postural and pranayama study, energetics, experience, practicum, relaxation and meditation. You will come out of this course confident to teach advanced classes, workshops or retreats, private lessons, and specialized populations.
     
    THIS TRAINING MEETS ONCE PER MONTH FOR THE DURATION OF THE TRAINING
     
    2015 Training dates: June 12,13,14; July 17,18,19; August 7,8,9; September 18,19,20; October 16,17,18; November 13,14,15; December 11,12,13; Jan 8,9,10
     
    Training times: Fridays, 7:30pm-9:30pm; Saturdays, 12:30pm-6pm; Sundays, 10:00am-2:00pm
     
     
    Cost: $2800 ($2500 before 11/1/2014)

  • 200 Hour Teacher Training Spring 2015
  • The Charm City Yoga 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. Teaching is a wonderful way to move into the art of giving yoga. In that giving, as teachers, we learn that to give is to receive, equally important in health and life.

    In this training, you will learn to teach not only asana (postures), but all 8 limbs of yoga. You will learn to teach classes that are a dynamic expression of your personal relationship to the practice. Your life and teaching will become an example that inspires others to live in accordance with the yoga tradition of peace and happiness. This unique expression of your yoga will join your individual light with the collective light of the sages who have come before you in the name of union.

    Early-bird discount of $100 granted to those who register before Friday, February 8th.

    Training dates are:

    1. April 24th, 25th, 26th, 2015

    2. May 29th, 30th, 31st, 2015

    3. June 26th, 27th, 28th, 2015

    4. July 24th, 25th, 26th, 2015

    5. August 14th, 15th, 16th, 2015

    6. September 11th, 12th, 13th, 2015

    7. October 9th, 10, 11th, 2015

    8. November 6th, 7th, 8th, 2015

    9. December 4th, 5th, 6th, 2015

    Class times are: Fridays, 7:30-10:30pm; Saturdays 12:30-8:30pm; Sundays 9:00am-4pm


  • Astanga, Mysore Style **
  • Please arrive early as doors are locked at 7:15 am (Monday through Friday); please arrive no early than 7:45 am on Saturdays. Mysore style is a traditional, self directed form of Ashtanga Yoga. Students work on the primary or intermediate series at their own pace. A teacher is present to help with adjustments but the class is not led and occurs in silence.  This is a dynamic series of postures (cheat sheets are available if you are new to the practice) connected through the breath. This challenging yet mediatative style helps develop balance, strength and flexibility, as it tones the body.
     
    Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body. 

  • Meditation With Kim

  • Join CCY's founder, Kim Manfredi, to explore the last three limbs of Patanjali's 8 fold path. Through seated practice we will experience Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (bliss/union). Learn how to identify hindrances like attachment and aversion, and become mindful of the present moment. This class includes seated meditation, yogic philosophy lecture and discussion.

    Please wear loose and comfortable clothing to class. We will provide meditation cushions to each student. There is nothing else you need to bring with you, other than an open mind and heart!

    This is a donation based class.

  • Hot Yoga Express**
  • Is finding 90 minutes in your day for yoga a challenge? No worries -we offer Hot Yoga Express: A condensed, fast paced hot vinyasa practice with an upbeat vibe. Lengthen, strengthen, tone and breathe, getting the most out of your practice in just 60 minutes of mindful effort. Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.