Workshops and Events

More opportunities to get your yoga on….

Yoga and Nature Renewal at Green Farmacy Garden

Saturday, Sept 16, 8am-12pm
with Kelly Fisher and Linda Stevens
$80, all proceeds support the Retreat Center of Maryland

Listen to the birds and bullfrogs, inhale the fragrance of a multitude of herbs and salute the early morning sun on this half day retreat in the very healing and spiritual garden of Jim and Peggy Duke.

The Green Farmacy Garden is a sanctuary located in Fulton, Maryland of approximately 300 native and nonnative species of plants that have been used traditionally and/or researched for medicinal purposes. Retired USDA botanist, James A. Duke, PhD, and his wife, Peggy, have been collecting medicinal plants for over sixty years, and in 1997, they transformed part of their pasture land into a teaching garden highlighting the plants that are featured in Jim’s book, The Green Pharmacy. Please visit their website for additional information about Jim and Peggy Duke’s incredible garden and life story.

The retreat will include asana practice, meditation, chanting, as well as fresh herbal tea and cookies and a tour of this incredible garden. Treat your spirit and your senses.

This is an outdoor event, our mats will be directly on the grass of Mother Earth. In the event of inclement weather, we will have to cancel and you will receive a refund. All proceeds benefit The Retreat Center of Maryland. An e-mail detailing this event and location will be sent upon receipt of your registration.
Register now!


Spirituality * Exploration * Yoga in South India!

Feb 25 – March 10, 2018 with Kelly Fisher, Rimmi Singh, and Pammi Singh
Join Kelly, Pammi & Rimmi as we return to India once again for another soul stirring experience! Explore South India – steeped in spirituality, history, architecture, and culture. We will begin our 13 day journey in the metropolis city of Chennai and conclude in the enchanting backwaters of Kerala.

India’s sacred scriptures state, ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ which translates to, ‘Guests are God.’
So prepare to embrace India’s warm hospitality, and immerse yourself in history, culture, spirituality and culinary delights that only a trip to India can offer. Join us on a journey of self discovery through this unforgettable land! Registration is now open. Learn more here. Only two spaces left so sign up soon!


saraswati goddess of wisdomGrow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion

Yoga Center of Columbia, with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
January 20 – July 1, 2018
Program meets Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:30pm one weekend per month
Full schedule of dates are here.

You already know that yoga has profound potential to transform your life for the better.  Perhaps you’ve had a glimpse of yoga’s benefits like a sense of contentment, stress reduction, or increased flexibility and balance in your body-mind.  Grow Your Practice: A Yoga Immersion invites you to develop your personal yoga practice and establish a greater understanding of the deeper concepts of yoga.  Whether you are interested in enhancing your understanding as a committed yoga student, are on the path to teaching, or you are already a yoga teacher, this Immersion will offer something for all levels.  Grow Your Practice will serve those looking to explore and weave a deeper knowledge of yoga into their daily life.
This six-month program taught over 7 weekends will provide participants with a progressive array of knowledge and tools to help facilitate a journey of personal practice, self-inquiry, and reflection.  Each weekend will include a comprehensive asana, pranayama and meditation practice anchored around a chakra.  Increase your understanding of basic physical anatomy of the body and breath along with subtle body energetics.  Discuss and contemplate key concepts from Pantanjali’s Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita as well as other philosophy topics including a history of Yoga, Ayurveda, Gods and Goddesses, Tantra, mantra, and chanting. Contact Kelly for more details.

Registration is now open.

Veggie KormaAyurveda Rx: Six month immmersion

at Yoga Center of Columbia
with Debbie Martin, E-RYT 500 and Kelly Fisher, E-RYT 500
50 hour training, Coming again in 2019!

This program will immerse you in yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda. Learn about herbs, food, daily habits and rhythms, nature’s rhythms, and integrate what you learn by creating a prescription for your own practice. Throughout the six month program, you will gain greater understanding of the doshas, asanas for your dosha, and other important ayurvedic principles in order to align your habits with dharma (living well or right living). Registration for individual weekends is possible. We plan to offer this training again in in 2019, please check back later or email me for more info.