Boston Yoga was started in 2000 by Toby Kumin and Natalie Smith as a site dedicated to promoting yoga in the greater Boston area. After many years of transformation, Natalie has moved on to New Zealand where she currently teaches and Toby remains committed to creating a vibrant dialogue within the Boston yoga and wellness community. The site now features many yoga teachers (starting late 2017), a directory of studios and related mind body resources as well as information about Toby’s teaching.
Background about the original founders: Toby Kumin and Natalie Smith started Boston Yoga in 2000 bringing wellness into the workplace through a Corporate Yoga program. The Boston Yoga web site became a central resource for yoga studios, teachers and students all over the Greater Boston area. While training with and working for Baron Baptiste, Toby and Natalie also helped to run and promote workshops with some of the most influential yoga teachers in the world including Ana Forrest, Beryl Bender Birch, Shiva Rea, Shandor Remete, Krishna Das and many others. In addition to teaching in Boston, Toby and Natalie have opened studios in such diverse places as Nantucket Island and Bangkok, Thailand. They collaborated and created specialty workshops and helped train and mentor aspiring teachers. Reflecting their belief that yoga can be enjoyed by people at all stages of life, they developed a chair yoga class for seniors and brought that to assisted living and senior homes.