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Best Places To Find Yoga And Pilates Gear In Baltimore

Life is stressful, that is no secret. Even though the time for vacations is coming to a close, it does not mean that there are not everyday escapes you can indulge in right near your home. Yoga and Pilates are phenomenal practices to help you focus on the balance between your mind, body, and spirit. It keeps you focused, disciplined, in shape, and stress-free. Whether you choose to practice at home or with others in a studio setting, one of these five centers can help you achieve the best yoga experience possible. Pick the best equipment to suit your needs and a little gift for yourself, or treat yourself to a massage and an organic facial. Try a hot yoga class that you have been meaning to do since you read about how beneficial and cleansing they are. One or more of these locations will certainly provide you with what you are looking for.

Ojas Wellness Center
9419 Common Brook Road Ste. 104
Owings Mills, Md. 21117
(410) 356-7080

Ojas Wellness prides themselves in taking people from pain and stress to peace and vitality. Through the practice of yoga as well as Pilates, guests can restore balance to their lives. Ojas also offers acupuncture services and massage. A variety of products are also available at one of Ojas's three Baltimore area locations to provide you with the best overall wellness routine in your daily life. Organic skincare products are available and equipment for your yoga and Pilates practices as well.

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Charm City Yoga
7 Allegheny Ave.
Towson, Md. 21204
(800) 336-9642

Charm City Yoga is easily the preeminent yoga studio in the Baltimore area. In addition to offering the very best classes and instructors for every level and practice preference, Charm City studios offer a fantastic selection of high-end yoga gear and eco-friendly clothing and supplies. The pricing is fair and affordable for those who are serious about their practice. The skid proof yoga mat towel is a must-have if you are a fan of Hot Vinyasa. Stop in to one of their six Baltimore studios for a $6 community class and chances are you will be a return customer time and time again.

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City Sports
809 Aliceanna St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 837-4420

Anything you can imagine for your yoga practice can be found at City Sports. Mats, bags, towels, straps, blocks and even non-slip gloves and socks can be found at very affordable prices. A Nike 4mm mat will cost you about $35.00 and the high performance yoga tanks from brands like Zobha and prAna range from $50 - $80.  There is a wide selection of yoga equipment and clothing online as well; and if you spend more than $75 on the City Sports website your order ships right to your door for free.

Bikram Yoga Baltimore

Bikram Yoga Hampden
911 W. 36th St.
Ste. 22
Baltimore, Md. 21211
(410) 243-2040

Whether you are new to the practice of Bikram yoga or you are a seasoned yogi, B.Y.H. is a phenomenal destination if you are a resident of the Hampden area. Whether you are there for one of their workshops or you simply want to swing by to check out the studio and pick up a colorful new mat, they are eager to assist. Bikram Yoga Hampden provides a comfortable and relaxing environment to expand your mind and push your body farther in your personal practice. They also provide the equipment necessary for you to get the most out of your experience.

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Baltimore Yoga Village
6080 Falls Road
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 377-4800

The selection of yoga gear and gifts at Baltimore Yoga Village truly stands apart from other studios and sporting goods stores in the Baltimore area. The studio commits itself to cultivating a yoga lifestyle, not simply a fitness routine. Their mission is to crate a peaceful and supportive community. If yoga is your lifestyle or the lifestyle of someone close to you, stop by their studio to find something truly amazing for your practice or a gift for someone special. Everything from books to music to unique silk mat bags can be found at Baltimore Yoga Village. Their pricing is also very reasonable for the one-of-a-kind items they offer.

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Jenna Clark has been a freelance writer for two years and a blogger for four years. Her current blog gives advice to women about how to look fashionable on a budget. Jenna currently lives in Bel Air with her husband, Brandon, and their two dogs. Her work can be found at

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