Take the time to reconnect with your inner self. Find again your warmth, your inner glow, fire up your strength, stretch out muscles that might have spent much of the day sitting, and bolster your immune system. The rewards are great, but none greater than being able to spend time with yourself in this natural, simple way, where you can reconnect with your heart, your mind and your body as you become stronger, more balanced, calmer and, hopefully, more joyful.
Each class has a theme; if it’s a particularly snowy winter, we'll do shoulder/ back/ arm yoga to help ease sore shoveling muscles and core strengthening/ standing balances for steadier walking on slippery sidewalks. If it's gray and dark, maybe yoga for depression, including a meditation for equanimity, heart openers and upper back bends to bring joy. Every winter we do a class to help prevent breast cancer (the yoga in this class is wonderful for men, too). Other classes will focus on specific body therapies, like loosening tight hips, shoulders, releasing the neck, hamstrings, lower back, and more.
I hope you will join us for a weekly journey that touches us in a different way each time.
(and yes, that is a photo of me joyously snowshoeing in New Hamp!)
Cambridge Health Associates, 335 Broadway; classes ongoing.
$18 drop in or $17 each for a block of classes.
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL: $20 for any 2 classes; $40 for any 4 classes (use within 3 months)
Free parking lot in back, short walk from Central and Inman Squares, bamboo floor, soft lighting, all props provided.
Art & Soul Yoga, 91 Hampshire St (corner of Windsor St), Cambridge
For anyone seeking a gentle approach to yoga, regardless of age, weight, experience, or general stiffness. We do lots of stretches and warm-ups, then the yoga, which includes strengthening, balancing, twists, breathing exercises and more (using a chair back or the wall for steadying if needed). Barbara will provide modifications for all moves and poses. We end each class with a lying down relaxation.
A lovely studio with easy access, a heated bamboo floor, and all props provided. Barbara has taught yoga for 23 years and has a certificate in Silver Age Yoga, which is yoga modified for senior yoga classes.
$16 drop in* or $120 for a block of 8 classes ($15 each)*, good for 3 months.
*The price has gone up by $1, the first raise since I started teaching here in 2013.
NEW STUDENT SPECIAL still stands: $20 for any 2 classes; $40 for any 4 classes (use within 3 months)
*come to one or both classes each week; skip around all you like.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Practice yoga in a private, one-on-one, personalized environment. Want to learn yoga so you can mainstream into a public yoga class? Recuperating from or dealing with a physical challenge? Feel more comfortable with just you and the teacher? Prefer gentle, at-home senior yoga? Wishing to reduce your stress level and promote a calmer, healthier life? Wanting to increase your strength and balance? Let me know and I will write classes specifically for you. Private yoga lessons are a great way to go.
$90 for up to 60 minutes; $110 for 75 minutes; $130 for 90 minutes. You are invited to include one other student for an additional $15/hr.
Classes can be in your home or we can rent a studio for $20/hr, which goes directly to the studio. I can provide all the props.
Cancellation policy: 50% to be paid if you cancel within 24 hours of class; 100% to be paid if you cancel within 8 hours. (No charge if you cancel more than 24 hours ahead.)
Email email@example.com, or text or call 617 959-2562 for more information or to set up a private yoga session.
Call/text: 617 959-2562
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