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:
  • Beginner Hot Vinyasa *
  • A slower paced and more descriptive version of our signature Vinyasa class, a vigorous, flowing style of yoga. Breath awareness and formal relaxation are introduced. 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. Please bring water and a towel.


    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • Summer Solstice Sun Salutation with AVAM
  • Sun, Jun 19
    8:00 - 9:00am, American Visionary Art Museum 
    800 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD 21230

    This event is FREE!
    **This is a rain or shine event**
     
    On the morning of Sunday, June 19, 2016, yoga practitioners and novices alike will gather on the eastern slopes of Federal Hill and AVAM’s plazas along Key Highway to celebrate summer’s official start. In partnership with the American Visionary Art Museum, Kim Manfredi will lead the group in Sun Salutation poses, both modified and advanced to accommodate all fitness levels. Attendees are asked to bring their own yoga mats or towels, and encouraged to wear their favorite color of the morning sunrise—pink, orange, yellow, red, purple, etc.—to create a moving collage of a summer sunrise. Live music will be provided by YogaWorks teacher Billy Jarboe.
     
    Celebrate summer with YogaWorks & AVAM.  Join us on the hill, by the dawn's early light!
     

    Kim Manfredi is passionate about yoga and loves training students how to teach. She created Baltimore's first Teacher Training Program in 2002, and since has trained over 1000 students. Through her teachings she has been able to develop exceptional and inspired instructors who now offer classes throughout Charm City Yoga and beyond.

    Kim began her personal yoga practice in 1988. She now travels all over the world to study with and learn from the best teachers of different yogic traditions. She understands that yoga is a living art and appreciates the history and innovation pervading the field.

    Kim recognizes and values your passion about the practice. She utilizes that inspiration to help you become the best yoga teacher you can be.