We are thrilled to welcome seven Baltimore-based studios to the YogaWorks family this week, and to join the Baltimore yoga community for the very first time! “The award-winning Charm City Yoga studios are an amazing addition to our family, because they, like YogaWorks, feature terrific teachers who are committed to building a local community where students can experience the physical and mental benefits that only yoga can provide,” said Phil Swain, Chief Executive Officer, YogaWorks. “From teens and young adults enjoying more rigorous and sweaty classes to the restorative and relaxing pace of a gentle class, these Baltimore studios offer a wide variety of classes to meet the varied needs of the local yoga community.”
Kim Manfredi and Chris Blades opened their first Charm City Yoga Studio in 2000 and have dedicated their lives to growing the yoga practice in Baltimore. “I am excited to partner with YogaWorks to grow our yoga community and continue the work we have started with our dedicated teachers and team.” said Ms. Manfredi. “YogaWorks is a well-respected name in the yoga world and we believe that our students, staff and teachers will be able to benefit with additional opportunities and over 25 years of experience that YogaWorks brings.”
To maintain Charm City’s celebrated flow of yoga programming and operations, which has been recognized as “Best of Baltimore” for 15 consecutive years, Manfredi will remain deeply involved as both a teacher and yoga teacher trainer. In addition, all of the company’s current teachers and staff will stay on board in order to continue offering students the same great diverse programming, including, Vinyasa, Gentle Yoga, Ashtanga, hot yoga, pre-natal classes, and the popular community classes, workshops, and yoga teacher training programs.
Charm City Yoga studios are conveniently located in and around the Baltimore area: Mt Vernon, Fells Point, Federal Hill, Towson, Severna Park, Pikesville and Columbia. Baltimore will also serve as a bridge to the opening of our first studio in the Logan Circle area of Washington DC in 2016. Exciting news with more to come!