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 and the Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Practice created by Baron Baptiste.
The Sol Power Yoga Team
Sylvia Maxwell, Owner & Founder Sol Power Yoga
Lead Trainer Sol Power School of Yoga & Leadership
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.
Emily Woodruff, 200 RYT Sol Power School of Yoga & Leadership
Originally from Illinois, Emily moved to Albany in 2014. Yoga has been a part of her life for over 14 years, and her practice has helped her grow stronger and more flexible both on and off the mat.
Emily joined the Sol community first as a student, next as the Buti Sculpt instructor, and then as a 200 RYT teacher in training. At Sol Power Yoga, she has found a remarkable community that enjoys learning and practicing together while pursuing physical and mental growth. As a teacher, Emily enjoys seeing students light up when they realize their own power and strength.
Jennifer Horton, 200 RYT Sol Power School of Yoga & Leadership
Jennifer joined the Sol community in February 2018 as a Kula team member. Over the summer, she moved into program development by assisting Sylvia in leading a kids yoga camp and organizing logistics for the Handstands, Hugs, and Happiness Tour fundraising events for Africa Yoga Project. She has since been serving as studio manager. Jennifer’s favorite thing about teaching is being able to see people and learn more about who they are through their asana practice.