Boston Area Yoga Teachers- Weekly Feature

Boston has a wealth of stellar yoga teachers of varying styles. Some of the world’s most senior teachers such as Baron Baptiste, Patricia Walden and Barbara Benagh created a foundation of teaching in the Boston region. Starting in late 2017 Boston Yoga will feature a new teacher each week so be sure to come back and check it out!

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Prenatal Yoga with Toby: November 12, 2017

Saturday November 12, 2017. 11am-1pm. @YogaWorks Chestnut Hill Practicing yoga during pregnancy can help set a foundation for life-long health and happiness in a child. In this workshop you will learn yoga postures, breathing exercises and guided meditations to help you feel healthy, vibrant and abundant during your pregnancy. We will also include discussion on topics about prenatal care, mindful birthing and caring for a newborn. This is a great way to connect with other like-minded moms-to-be, share ideas, ask questions […]

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A Means Beyond Asana: The Power Of Sound And Chanting

Jared Hirsch: A Means Beyond Asana: The Power Of Sound And Chanting The postures of yoga allow us to connect with certain aspects of our being. When we integrate postures with deep conscious breathing and intentionally selected words or phrases the postures take on new life. This workshop is thoughtfully designed to demystify any stigma associated to chanting, create a comfortable learning environment for going deeper in your practice and provide tools for continuing your journey. An introductory discussion will provide […]

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Hands to Heart Center- Yoga for the People

We put our hands to our hearts and honor this amazing organization that is providing yoga classes to those in need. The Hands to Heart Center is a nonprofit, volunteer-run yoga service and action organization that provides free yoga classes for people living with poverty and trauma in Boston. HTHC connects yoga teachers with opportunities to volunteer in Boston’s low-income communities of color. Since HTHC’s founding in April of 2014, they’ve provided more than 700 free yoga classes in branch libraries, […]

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Core Strength to relieve low back pain

Enjoy this sequence of poses to relieve low back pain, prevent further injury, tone and strengthen core. Start slowly, take deep breaths, modify as much as you need. Be kind to yourself. (Thank you Nirva Patel for posing!) Cobra Push ups (Bhujangasana) 2. Forearm plank with leg circles.   3. High Plank (Utthita Chaturanga Dandasana) with gentle shoulder taps 3. Bridge (Setu bandha sarvagansana) with leg lift variations

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Boston based ‘Flying Kites’- making the world a better place…

Flying Kites has been on a journey to ignite the potential of orphaned and critically-poor children in Kenya.  Their work stands apart, and the impact is profound, due to the deep and long-term investment they make in the lives of young people. Sponsoring a student at Flying Kites is a great way to build a lasting relationship with a child in need.  100% of funds raised through child sponsorships are spent on-the-ground in Njabini, Kenya, ensuring that our students receive access to exemplary care […]

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Prenatal Yoga Sequence

Breathing Begin and end your prenatal yoga session with gentle breathing. Focus on taking a deep breath in and a slow breath out. Never hold your breath. Inhale count for 1-2-3-4-5, pause briefly, exhale count for 1-2-3-4-5. Visualize the breath creating a peaceful environment for your baby.       Circling the Belly Connect with the energy of your baby and increase the healthy prana by circling your hands around the belly in a clockwise motion.   Circling the Belly […]

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Prenatal Yoga

  Prenatal Yoga Classes: Fridays 10:30am at Beacon Hill Yoga Yoga is a wonderful way to create comfort and ease during pregnancy and also to foster the healthy growth of both the baby and mother. > Click here to view a prenatal yoga sequence.   Practicing yoga safely during your pregnancy There are varying opinions on how to practice yoga safely during pregnancy and certainly one should always consult their physician to find out what the precautions are specific to the expecting […]

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Living Joyfully

Every week I have the honor to teach one of my favorite classes,  ‘chair yoga’ at the appropriately named ‘Joyful Living Adult Day Health Center’.  The participants ages range from 70s-90s and although we practice a gentle sequence using chairs as support, they are very physically healthy, mentally alert and emotionally peaceful. Not many words are exchanged… I don’t speak Mandarin or Cantonese and they don’t speak English, but after teaching them for over a year it is clear that the […]

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Yoga @ L’Aroma Cafe to Benefit The Second Step

Enjoy a mindful yoga practice for a good cause! Yoga classes at L’Aroma Cafe – 15 Spencer St. W. Newton  Wednesdays (through May 18) 9:15am – Dynamic Flow Yoga (1hr) Monday (through May 23)  9:15am – Vinyasa Flow Yoga (1hr) $20/class   Teacher proceeds will be donated to The Second Step.   Bring your own yoga mat & towel. Cash only. Register in advance. Drop-ins welcome if space permits   About the Instructor: Toby Kumin, has been teaching yoga in the Boston area for over 15 years. She […]

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