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Free Baltimore Yoga Celebrates Program’s Expansion Nationwide as Free City Yoga Delivering Studio Quality Yoga Instruction for Free

Getting amazing yoga instruction doesn’t have to break the bank.  In fact, thanks to the recently expanded Free City Yoga, it can be absolutely free.  Founded in Baltimore and now active in four cities, passion rather than profit-driven professional yoga classes are changing lives each and every day.

Baltimore, Maryland – September 29, 2016 – Yoga studios can certainly seem like just another business, structured to make a profit and marketing themselves quite aggressively.  All things that at times, seem to be in conflict with yoga’s roots and spirit.  Free Baltimore Yoga has stood against that drive offering quality, free yoga classes on the level of any professional studio.  The program has recently expanded beyond Baltimore as Free City Yoga to a very enthusiastic reception from both students and their communities.

“Our mission is to make studio-quality, passion-driven yoga classes available for everyone,” commented LA Finfinger, Founder of Free Baltimore Yoga and Free City Yoga.  “It’s really wonderful to see the program expand beyond Baltimore, and we know it’s going to be just as successful, if not more so, in all these new cities.”

According to Finfinger, Free City Yoga is now active and offering classes in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, and Fort Collins, all with certified, trained, talented, and inspirational yoga teachers at the helm and all committed to delivering premium yoga instruction for free.  New cities are expected to join the Free City Yoga movement at a steady pace as the project grows.

LA Finfinger
Free City Yoga


Photos below by: Julie Hove Andersen



LA Finfinger

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LA Finfinger is a born Pittsburgher living in Baltimore City. She’s a certified E-RYT vinyasa yoga teacher who is dedicated to sharing yoga with as many people as possible. She’s been teaching yoga for 7 years and founded Free Baltimore Yoga in 2015 as one solution in making high-quality, passion-driven yoga classes more accessible to everyone. Her passion is infectious and she doesn’t consider yoga teaching as a side-gig. It’s transformed her life. Come take class with her and see how it will transform yours.

Click here to read more about LA on her website.

Emily Fleming

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(Baltimore City Community Lead) – Emily Fleming, M.A.T., RYT-200, is a yoga teacher and educator in Baltimore, Maryland. Emily currently teaches yoga and mindfulness full time at a middle school in Baltimore, weaving lessons on character development into the practices. Emily completed her 200-hour hatha yoga training through Earth Heart Yoga in 2011, and Elena Brower’s “Art of Attention” teacher training in 2014. Emily began to practice yoga at 16. She’s practiced around the world, from an army tent in a stranger’s backyard in Hawaii, to Helsinki, Finland, to the slums of Kenya. She’s traveled to Kenya twice to work with Africa Yoga Project and served on AYP’s Leadership Board in 2014.

Stacey Vespaziani

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Stacey Vespaziani is a Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, writer, globetrotter and lover of all things shiny. She is the founder of South Hills Power Yoga with two studio locations in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA where she lives with her husband and their shih-tzu, Bubba. Stacey is also the community organizer for Free Pittsburgh Yoga which offers weekly FREE studio-quality classes in community spaces. You can find more info about Stacey’s classes, workshops, retreats & teacher trainings by visiting

Alexis Tressler

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Alexis is is a lover of movement and adventure:  running, yoga, hiking and traveling. She’s an ashtanga practitioner who fell in love with the creative freedom and less strict “rules” of the rocket practice and encourages her students to invite that same playfulness in their own daily yoga practice.

She was inspired by her friend LA to bring Free City Yoga to DC after teaching a class for the Baltimore chapter.  Alexis believes in holding  a welcoming space for everyone to experience yoga in a creative setting, free of judgement.

Dani Gigliotti

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Dani Gigliotti found yoga in her early teenage years and fell in and out of love with her practice until 2013 when she dove into teacher training at South Hills Power Yoga. Dani loves the authentic, playful, challenging aspects of power vinyasa yoga. When she’s not delivering mail for the Postal Service, she enjoys competing in triathlons, hiking and adventuring. Dani is stoked to share her practice with the Free Fort Collins Yoga community!