Strengthen, Unwind And Restore
Earth Treks Hampden Yoga
Each of our yoga classes is specifically designed to fire up your strength, reset your mind and restore your energy. Yoga classes are taught by some of the best yoga instructors in the area and tailored to fit every experience level.
- Yoga classes are FREE for members and day passes.
- Space is limited, first come first serve
- Participants must be ages 13+
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Meet the Instructors
From 2010-2012 Dana began her yoga journey strictly practicing Bikram. It was a physical, sweaty, challenging 90-minute class consisting of the same 26 postures every time. She kept going back for more until one New Years Eve she was introduced to a softer, more fluid style of Yoga, known as Vinyasa. Since then, Dana has used the flow of her practice to navigate through life with more love, compassion and kindness. She graduated with a degree in Exercise Science in 2013 and completed her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Life Power Yoga in 2014. Dana is always striving to be a better human for her students and it shows in her classes. She challenges her students to move mindfully, purposefully and lovingly. She encourages students to journey inward without judgment. No two classes are alike and all are welcome to join. Dana reminds you that this practice is yours and she is there to guide you. She hopes in her classes you feel at ease, safe and free to move (or not move) in a way that feels right for you in that moment.
After years of sitting at a desk every day, Greg realized something needed to change. He tried his first yoga class because he was inflexible and quickly discovered yoga is so much more than stretching. It is a moving meditation, rejuvenating for mind, body and soul. Now Greg teaches a slow paced, strength-building Vinyasa style. You’ll build flexibility and strength while cultivating mindfulness in an encouraging and empowering class. Be on the lookout for some arm balances!
As a former college athlete and avid runner, Shawn loves being active! She first came to her yoga mat as an alternative workout and for injury prevention. Shawn quickly felt not only physical relief, but a greater connection to her true self. Shawn’s intention is to create a fun and energizing yoga class so students can connect to themselves–body and soul. She will encourage you to step out of your comfort zones and try something new. When not participating in yoga, as a student or teacher, Shawn loves hiking with her dog, traveling with her husband, paddle boarding, cooking, reading and being outside.
Candice completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Yoga Works in September 2017 and started teaching two days after completing the course. Currently, she is the Yoga Teacher at YogaMore Perry Hall, which is located at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) School where she trains BJJ. She became a Yoga Teacher to bring her love and passion for Yoga to those who really need it. Candice realizes how important and necessary Yoga is for Jiu Jitsu and all athletes. Candice’s goal as a Yoga Teacher is to make everyone of all ages feel confident, motivated and proud of their practice.
Elizabeth started going to yoga sessions at her gym and kept coming back for the Savasana. She soon realized that mindfulness was something she wanted to practice regularly on and off the mat. After six years of practice and trips to Peru and Costa Rica to deepen her practice, Elizabeth decided to pursue her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification under the guidance of Camille Moses-Allen and Michelle Cagan. Elizabeth is a high school art teacher and artist, and her creativity shines through in her fluid and energizing sequencing. Elizabeth’s background in teaching allows her to break down poses and make yoga accessible to anyone, regardless of level. Elizabeth hopes to help people reach a positive mindset through yoga and fully embrace the mantra “Be Here Now.”
Yoga means something different to everybody and every body. Bonnie first found yoga as a way to keep moving in 2014. Soon, she discovered there was more than just the physical practice and began to explore the spiritual side of yoga. This commitment to yoga has helped Bonnie find more space for love and compassion. Wanting to help others create this kind of space fueled Bonnie to pursue her RYT 200-hour Teacher Training certification in 2018. Bonnie’s goal is to assist yogis on their journeys by making a yoga practice accessible to everyone regardless of size, shape, age or flexibility.
BJ began teaching yoga in the summer of 2012 after he completed his 200-hour Teacher Training through Sid Yoga. He first started practicing yoga at Charm City Yoga (now Yoga Works) in 2005.
Prior to this BJ had been studying martial arts, after taking a few side trips in his studying he eventually found Yoga. From his first class he was immediately hooked. Over time martial arts faded to the background and yoga came to the fore. He now teaches at Yoga Centric in Harford County, Asana Roots in Baltimore (on occasion), and for a non-profit called Empower4Life where he teaches yoga to homeless kids in and around Baltimore. Outside of yoga BJ works as a driving instructor for ABC Driver Education. During the summer for five weeks out of the year he works as and adventure leader for a summer camp based out of Wisconsin where he and his fellow counselors lead a group of roughly 90 kids (all entering high school) on a trip traveling throughout the Pacific Northwest (mostly hiking and camping). In his free time BJ likes to play guitar and juggle. He is very excited to get back into climbing, so if you see him staring, puzzled at some climbing route, feel free to offer your assistance. He is colorblind and sometime struggles differentiating certain routes. The style of yoga BJ teaches would most likely be called power yoga, but as one who adheres very closely to the philosophies of Bruce Lee, he’d mostly likely prefer to think of his classes as no style. He might teach the same sequence 30 times in a row, but each class will be completely new and challenging in different ways.
Amanda first found yoga as a college freshman looking for a form of fitness. Growing up as a competitive dancer, she liked the way yoga gave her a similar awareness of body and space. She has dabbled in many other kinds of fitness, but found herself consistently coming back to yoga. As time went on, the physical aspect grew into something more. Yoga has broadened her perspective, given her mental clarity and opened her spirit. She completed her 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training with M.Power in May of 2017. Amanda likes to give students a challenge during class and remind them that they are stronger than they think. When she's not in the studio, you can find her out jogging around Baltimore, sketching or traveling on a new adventure.
Michael’s approach to yoga is intuitive, creative, artistic, dynamic and interdisciplinary. He views yoga as a complete synthesis of human potential. Yoga is medicine, science, artistic expression, embodied philosophy, freedom and spiritual recognition. It was the study of Zen, Tibetan Buddhism and Classical Yoga Philosophy that set Michael on his path to both practice and eventually teaching. He wanted to incorporate his study of the various inner Tibetan Buddhist Yogas and Mind Training with Yoga Asana in order to synthesize philosophy, meditation, physical movement and breath work to complete the circuit of mind and body practice. Michael believes that the body is an instrument of creativity and self-expression. A consistent, dedicated yoga practice is a safe, effective and reliable method of attuning our instrument to optimal wellness and its inherent purpose, which is to be in harmony with others and the world as it is. His teaching and practice comes directly from the heart. His classes are rooted in clear, steady, rhythmic movement of breath and body. He applies principles of alignment and energetics to build strength, stability, balance and flexibility in order to awaken and invite the spirit to inhabit the body fully.
Practicing since 1999 and teaching since 2000, Lorien is passionate about yoga as a path to awakening. She welcomes students of all ages and fitness levels into her classes, and she encourages individuals to discover their own yoga practice in order to experience deep transformation on all levels. Her daily meditation practice provides insight into the challenges and joys of her life as mother, teacher and human being. Her sincere wish as a teacher is to bring the gifts of her yoga practice into the world for the benefit of all beings.
Britta found yoga in college as another form of exercise and the perfect escape from books, social life and college athletics. She practices yoga because it brings her strength, mindfulness and presence in everyday life, not just on her mat. She is also an avid runner and lover of sunshine and warmth and spends a lot of free time on the water. In 2017, she completed her 200-hour Teacher Training through Yoga Academy International in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. Britta is known for teaching an uplifting, energetic and athletic Vinyasa flow.
Jenna started out as a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer and then got her 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification to dive deeper into the mind body strength connection. Jenna has competed in National Physique Committee fitness competitions and now runs in the half marathon at the Baltimore Running Festival every year. Jenna believes that health and fitness is a lifestyle choice and commitment. Jenna looks at health and fitness as a holistic approach and helps her yogis and clients to become their strongest versions of themselves both physically and mentally. Also, Jenna can be found sharing her love of fitness with the community through her active role on the Pacing for Parkinson running committee and her volunteer work of teaching yoga to the kids of Baltimore Refugee Youth project.
Andrea dabbled in yoga, but really didn’t dedicate time to it until 2012. It was in graduate school in a location where climbing was not available where her love for yoga blossomed. Yoga gave her a community, a place to push herself and a place to relax and clear her mind. She loves the parallels between climbing and her yoga practice and couldn’t wait to have access to both again. In 2016, she completed her 200-hour certification through Red Lila Yoga. She’s excited to be able to link these two passions as a new instructor.
Michelle’s love for yoga began when she personally realized the many physical and mental benefits a regular practice brings. Not long after she began a consistent yoga practice, she enrolled in her first 200-hour Teacher Training program to learn how to share these benefits with others. Her teaching experience ranges from chair yoga and gentle flows to advanced Vinyasa yoga. Michelle’s greatest passion is providing a classroom experience that meets the needs of each student in her care. There are many ways to practice yoga, and Michelle desires to help every person find the yoga experience that feels right for their body.
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