Local Classes in Western Massachusetts
*I am traveling in India from December 27th, returning to teaching January 26th! All my Community Yoga classes are being subbed by excellent teachers. My Northampton class is on hiatus until I return.*
I teach a robust schedule of classes in Greenfield and Northampton. Scroll down for details on class times and locations, to purchase class cards, and to learn more about what to expect in class with me.
(Have you heard about my Online Studio? Take a class any time you like...and you can try it out for free!)
Greenfield Weekly Classes
All classes take place at Community Yoga, 16 Federal Street, Greenfield, MA.
Tuesday morning: 7-8am Form & Flow
Friday morning: 7-8am Form & Flow
Saturday morning: 10-11:30 Hatha Yoga Lab
Northampton Weekly Class
Class is held at Ashtanga Yoga Northampton, 23 Main Street, 2nd Floor
Tuesday evening: 6:15-7:30pm Hatha Yoga Lab
LAST CLASS UNTIL FEBRUARY ON DECEMBER 19TH!
(Please note this is not an Ashtanga practice, I simply rent the studio from the good folks at AYN.)
What Do Those Class Titles Mean Anyway?
Form & Flow: Creative flow sequences utilize the intelligence of alignment to encourage safety and sustainable advancement of your practice. This class is all-levels, relatively fast-paced, and more focused on asana and pranayama than on philosophy. It's a get-into-your-body-and-wake-up hour that'll leave you feeling ready to take on the day.
Foundations & Beyond: Great for newbies as well as dedicated practitioners or new teachers looking to solidify their knowledge base. This class is perfect for those who want to learn the postures and philosophy more deeply. I explain things more thoroughly and offer lots of options and modifications.
Hatha Yoga Lab: In this all-levels class, we explore asana, pranayama and philosophical themes more deeply. We'll use the yoga mat as a "laboratory" to explore physicality as well as the mind, emotions, and heart. Expect a healthy dose of challenge, fun, and inner connection.
What To Expect In A Class With Me
My classes combine physical rigor with attention to detail, balanced by humor, mythic stories, and a discerning spiritual philosophy.
You might also expect a healthy dose of:
- geeking out on anatomy
- relating what we're doing on the mat to our lives off the mat
- contemplations that linger after practice
- camaraderie and community
- the occasional eruption of laughter
An Important Note
I am a firm believer in personal choice and empowerment, as well as healthy challenges. We're always playing that edge in yoga practice, but it is ultimately and ALWAYS your choice about what you do with your body.
I frequently offer alternatives and possibilities for different bodies, and you can always modify or opt out of any aspect of practice that doesn't feel right to you.
This is one reason I use Yoga Consent Cards in all of my classes where I offer the possibility of physical touch. The cards provide a simple and easy way for us to communicate about whether or not you'd like to receive hands-on assists.
Bottom line: you know your body best. Yoga can help you get to know it even better.
See you on the mat!