Getting to know NUMI

Our Space, Dreaming BIG!

Numi wants to be a community space for wellness and self exploration.  Sometimes that will look like a yoga class and getting to know your neighbors as you laugh about a pose together.  Sometimes that will be sharing a snack over a guest speaker or movie event.  Sometimes that will be strolling through our space enjoying local art on the walls.  Sometimes that will be hanging out during our "open hours" when you can study, work, or stretch out with our cozy props and some tea.  We hope Numi will be a place that is co-created by our community.  

A 15 second preview of our studio, instructors, and the community that make Numi Yoga great!

Whatever brings you through our doors, we look forward to meeting you soon.


Meet Kelsey, the founder.

Upward Facing Dog, or Urdvha Mukha Svanasana, is a pose I enjoy and avoid because it is a ton of work and yet I feel so strong afterwards (like so much of yoga).  Press the tops of your feet firmly into the ground and lift your kneecaps until your thighs are working A LOT!  Draw your shoulder blades together and down your back to lift your chest and engage your spinal muscles.  Press your hands down into the ground and drag them back towards your feet to move your chest forward MORE!  Don't forget to breathe!

Upward Facing Dog, or Urdvha Mukha Svanasana, is a pose I enjoy and avoid because it is a ton of work and yet I feel so strong afterwards (like so much of yoga).  Press the tops of your feet firmly into the ground and lift your kneecaps until your thighs are working A LOT!  Draw your shoulder blades together and down your back to lift your chest and engage your spinal muscles.  Press your hands down into the ground and drag them back towards your feet to move your chest forward MORE!  Don't forget to breathe!

Interview originally posted at Grounded Here.

Hi!  My name is Kelsey Starr.  I moved to the DC area in 2015 with my husband, Evan, (Smith School Professor) and dog (Argo, a golden-doodle).  I love working with campus communities and enjoy integrating into the many groups and companies around UMD and College Park.

I've been practicing yoga since 2010 and have completed over 500 hours of training with local and nationally recognized teachers.  In that time, I've taught yoga in the communities surrounding the University of Michigan and University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).  Life has brought us to another Big10 Campus and we couldn't be more thrilled to foster a yoga community in College Park!  

Evan and I hope Numi will be your h"Ohm" away from home and a place to get to know yourself and your neighbors.  We look forward to working hard, laughing a lot, and growing in our practice together.

Until then, if you have any questions along the way or want to get more involved, please reach out.  I look forward to meeting you in person, soon!

With love,

 

  We made this film Fall 2016 just before opening!  Come in and see what has changed and grown with us!