Moxie is defined as force of character, determination, or nerve. At M·Power, we live our lives with moxie. We challenge ourselves to find our edge on and off our mats, work through resistance, take risks that scare us, and grow into the best version of ourselves.
2. Mindful Movement
While reaching fitness goals means playing your edge, it’s important to never sacrifice stability for mobility. Our sequences move the body mindfully from one pose to the next, achieving physical breakthroughs without risking injury. Mindful movement ensures a lifetime of practice and brings a new level of grace, flow, and awareness to the mat.
3. Mastery of the Moment
We believe in living in the present moment. Society is full of distractions and creating genuine connections is harder than ever. We let you unplug and focus on what this moment has to offer. We believe that where we are right now is exactly where we are supposed to be and we don't want to miss a moment.
4. Meaningful Connections
M·Power is a yoga studio for people from all walks of life, with all levels of experience—from beginner to seasoned yogi. The M·Power community is a place where you will build lasting relationships with instructors and fellow students.
5. Making a Difference
M·Power Yoga is about giving back. By hosting karma yoga classes to benefit local charities and regularly organizing outreach events, we help make Baltimore City a better place to live.
6. Motivating through Creativity
Creativity can inspire and motivate. We find our creative inspiration through movement, music, and art. The arts inspire us to imagine new possibilities for our lives, and make them into reality. They motivate us to do better both on and off our mats, and we hope they will do the same for you.
Partner and Yoga InstructorEmail Jason
Jason, a co-founder of M.Power, has been teaching yoga for over 10 years.
He was originally drawn to the deeper roots of the practice: the breath, meditation and the philosophy of yoga. He initially used yoga to supplement other workouts like lifting weights and cardio and it provided him the benefits of a calm and present mind. After discovering the challenge of Power Yoga, that all changed. Yoga quickly became his workout of choice, and the deeper practice took a back seat.
After many yoga-induced injuries caused by classes that pushed the envelope without safeguarding the body, Jason has returned to his roots and what originally drew him to the practice. He is currently studying with one of the most experienced and respected Yoga teachers in the West, Rod Stryker. Jason designs his classes to give you the workout you are looking for while introducing you to the essential techniques that respect your body's limits so you can enjoy a lifetime of yoga: alignment, breath, and a present and still mind.
Studio ManagerEmail Sara
Sara is grateful to have found a career and a community that does so much for so many, and allows her to spend most days barefoot.
Coming from a background in direct care and social service work she is deeply appreciative of the the connection between mind, body, and living well that yoga offers. She counts herself lucky to have been begrudgingly dragged to her first yoga class in 2010 and experience that connection firsthand, and is honored to be able to offer that service to others today.
Sara completed her 200-hour training in January 2016 with the New School of Yogic Arts in Boston and has been teaching ever since. Sara believes that in the yoga studio, deep feeling and lighthearted fun are not mutually exclusive. She hopes her classes will bring students the same sense of self-awareness she experienced in discovering yoga, especially the begrudging ones.
Partner and Yoga InstructorEmail Joel
The first time Joel went to yoga, it was almost against his will. He had grown up as an athlete who was always in the gym, and he thought yoga was for hippies.
That first class completely changed his mind; Joel was immediately hooked. He loved the heat, the physical challenge, and how it brought him a calming feeling. Yoga quickly became a huge part of his life.
Joel was a full-time musician at this point, and he and his brother Jason were asked to play for a yoga class. They loved playing for the class so much that they started offering music for yoga classes on a regular basis, which eventually led to them playing at yoga conferences and festivals all over the country. Using music to enhance the experience of a yoga class for students has been incredibly rewarding for Joel, and has been part of the inspiration behind M·Power. Both yoga and music have been hugely inspirational in Joel’s life, and he hopes M·Power will enable him to share these inspirations with other people, helping them grow in the same ways they have helped him grow.
It was not until after I graduated college, and was faced with the stresses of the ‘real world’, that the true benefits of yoga began to make themselves ever present in my life. Through my yoga practice I have been able to bring a sense of calm, acceptance, and fulfillment to my everyday. It has also shown me the amazing duality and cyclicity that exists, or can exist, in our lives every day, in every pose, and in every breath. Yoga has helped me learn and explore so many different areas of my mind, body, and inner Self that I knew it was only a matter of time before I took the next step in growing my yoga practice… becoming an instructor.After much thought and consideration as to how and where to get my certification, I completed my 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher certification (RYT) in May of 2015 at M.Power Yoga Studio in Baltimore, Maryland.
I enjoy finding new and fun ways of making yoga accessible for those who are new to yoga as well as giving those who have an established practice a new perspective to explore or apply to their practice.
At M·Power, we’re very supportive of the arts. We want to be inspired by musicians as often as we can. That’s why we have musicians performing live in class on a regular basis to enhance your yoga flow. We hope our students will become inspired and motivated through the creativity they experience every time they visit M·Power.