University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center offers therapeutic yoga classes to help improve your health no matter what your fitness level is. Please review the class descriptions provided below to find a class that meets your needs!

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All classes are held in the Executive Center, 300 Hospital Drive, Suite 128.

Class Descriptions

Yoga provides improved flexibility, strength, coordination and concentration by providing a means of reducing stress and relaxing the body and mind. Participants are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing and to bring their own yoga mat. Prior yoga experience is not required.

Yoga for Stroke Patients

Yoga has been shown to increase strength and flexibility, improve core strength, balance, coordination, and posture, improve breathing and the cardiovascular system, increase bone strength, improve brain function, decrease stress, and lower blood pressure - all beneficial to continued recovery for stroke survivors. This class is recommended for any stroke survivor who has completed rehabilitation, regardless of level of ability. Physician consent is required and participants are asked to bring their own yoga mat. The cost is $60 per 10-week session. Pre-registration is required. Click here for class schedules and registration.

Yoga for Pain Relief

Therapeutic Yoga has been shown to reduce pain, increase muscle strength, stability and flexibility, calm the nervous system and improve body image, mood and help to regulate emotions by creating a sense of community. This class is appropriate for anyone with conditions such as fibromyalgia, back and other joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and headaches. The cost is $90 per six-week session. Pre-registration is required. Click here for class schedules and registration.

Yoga for Cancer

We offer free therapeutic yoga to our cancer survivors and their caregivers on a weekly basis. No prior yoga experience is necessary. Come enjoy a gentle healing yoga session with floor yoga or chair yoga and deep breathing. Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are accepted. Please bring water. Classes are held every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Please call 410-302-7663 to register.

Try meditation from one of our yoga classes.