Our Foundations

  • 1. Moxie

    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.

Leadership

Jason Herd

Partner and Yoga Instructor

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.

Michelle Devore

Studio Manager and Yoga Instructor

After receiving a degree in social work from UMBC, Michelle relocated to Minnesota to manage a program for people struggling with severe and persistent mental illness.

Shortly after moving, Michelle was invited to take a yoga class, and instantly fell in love with the practice. She quickly began feeling the benefits of her yoga practice, including relief from long-term back pain, lowered levels of anxiety, and even better management of her asthma.

Michelle completed her teacher training in the spring of 2011, and soon began teaching yoga full time. She has taught many different styles, including Vinyasa, traditional Hot Yoga, and Restorative Yoga.

Joel Herd

Partner and Yoga Instructor

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.

Teacher Spotlight


Mytri Sundaresh

After 15 years of professional training in classical dance, Mytri sought alternative forms of challenging movement. In 2008 she attended a community vinyasa class with her roommate in New York City and her search ended. Through yoga she found a way expand her knowledge and practice of the mind/body/spirit connection. After moving to Baltimore in 2012 she began to deepen her practice and completed her 200-hour training under Kim Manfredi at Charm City Yoga. Mytri offers a safe and guided class focused on developing self-awareness and proper alignment. Her challenging, yet playful and light-hearted style encourages students to find their own bliss through movement. Off the mat, Mytri travels extensively for work, but when away from work, she enjoys exploring cultures through cuisine, spending time with family and friends, and learning more about spiritual health and well being.
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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.

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