About Sol Power Yoga

Founded in the living room of Sylvia’s home, Sol Power Yoga's community was created based on the foundation of providing a sense of belonging. 

Our Mission is to create a community of authentic, fun, connected, powerful people who are a stand for themselves and one another on and off the mat. 

We are a stand for acceptance, integrity, service and The Baptiste Methodology.

The Sol Power Yoga Team

Sylvia Maxwell, Owner & Founder


I love yoga because it has taught me to accept myself fully and to freely express myself without question. Through yoga I have learned how to listen purely and deepen my connections with others. What I love most about Baptiste Yoga is the community. 

Sylvia's students enjoy her lighthearted perspective, grounded by insights that help sustain them through an intense practice. Her classes blend a sense of self-acceptance with an invitation to transform past any unnecessary self-imposed limitations.

Sylvia is a 1200hr Tier 3 Certified Baptiste Yoga Influencer and a graduate of the Baptiste Institutes FIT-to-Lead (faculty in training) program. She is the founder of SOL Power Yoga and the Albany Yoga Project, a nonprofit 501c3. 



Originally from Illinois, Emily moved to Albany in 2014. Yoga has been a part of her life for over 13 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger and more flexible both on and off the mat.

As a certified Buti Sculpt instructor, Emily brings an enthusiastic approach to this dynamic class which serves as an opportunity to let go, connect with others, and sweat in a care free environment. You’ll leave her classes feeling energized and empowered!

Your success in anything is ultimately a matter of intention
— Baron Baptiste