Yoga in Boston


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South End Yoga owner-instructor Patrice Flesch has been studying yoga for nearly four decades, but it was Kripalu yoga that finally inspired her to become a certified yoga instructor. Extremely accessible to newcomers and people with physical limitations, the discipline is distinguished by an extensive system of pose modifications that build flexibility gradually. Flesch applies these principles outside the studio in work with Alzheimer?s, cardiac, and cancer patients at her home base, a tucked-away space on a leafy street lined with row houses that all have excellent posture. Many of the classes at South End Yoga are tailored to accommodate students of all backgrounds, and most are limited to a small number of students. Among other styles of yoga, Iyengar classes incorporate lightweight props to methodically tone muscles. Some classes are designed specifically with moms and moms-to-be in mind. During prenatal yoga, expectant mothers work on focused breathing and gentle stretching, whereas Mom & Baby classes incorporate tiny tots in a series of toning stretches.
111 W Concord St.
Boston,
MA
US
The variety of classes at Karma Yoga Studios might seem overwhelming at first. From beginners slow-paced yoga to heated core-power yoga, the studio doesn’t skimp on diversity. Beginners, though, need not worry, as the founder of Karma Yoga developed a special introductory course called PhysioYoga to ease students into their practice. All classes are taught by certified, passionate instructors eager to share the benefits of yoga with any person or flamingo that walks into one of their spacious, wood-floored studios. They designed their studios with green practices in mind, and all locations provide free, eco-friendly Manduka mats to students.
971 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US
Charlestown Yoga's expert instructors train bodies to bend, balance, and breathe in classes spanning a diverse range of yoga styles for every age and experience level. All teachers are chosen for their expertise and spirit, ensuring that they have a wealth of training and technique as well as an approachable demeanor. Classes meet on either the outdoor deck or in a spacious studio adorned with a kaleidoscope of symbolic art to cover styles varying from Beginner Yoga and Gentle Yoga classes to vigorous Vinyasa Flow classes, fusing postures, breathing, tickling, and dynamic movement for a heart-pumping fitness session. Cardio-centered Power Yoga takes place in a heated room to engage circulation systems and to practice the ancient art of extreme sweating, and specialty classes include Prenatal and Baby & Me classes—for mothers-to-be or those with newly hatched humanlings—as well as There & Back Again, a special yoga program for veterans. Classes take place during many hours of the day, allowing early risers, lunch-hour limberers, and stressed-out vampires alike to find a class time that suits their schedule.
191 Main St
Charlestown,
MA
US
All One Yoga is all about community. Taught by a set of seasoned yogis, the diverse set of classes at the studio offer a taste of the many types of yoga available. Though different, all of them have in common a close-knit, one-on-one feel thanks to the studio's small size and limit of 25 people per class limit. All One Yoga welcomes students of all skill levels into their family with open arms. They recommend that beginners purchase a yoga mat, inform teachers of any injuries or medical conditions, and leave cell phones in the lobby to avoid disturbing the peace or scrambling the communications of android instructors. Most sessions take place in a heated studio environment, which can help to detoxify the body and increase workout intensity.
1065 Commonwealth Ave
Boston,
MA
US
Jen and Jay, the brother and sister duo behind JFit 360, have different backgrounds but one unified goal—to help their clients incorporate fitness into their circle of well-being and health. Jay, a US marine sniper and MMA fighter, and Jen, a marathon runner and certified personal trainer, both lead classes that include personal training with specialties in boxing, MMA, kettlebell training, yoga, and running. They also conduct group personal-training sessions that offer the same one-on-one benefits of personal training but in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.
Urbanity Dance Studio
Boston,
MA
US
What makes it great: Chinese orthopedic massage, heated table, a combination of acupressure, deep-tissue techniques, and stretching, and a studio that favors green practices and products such as organic Badger balm
551 Boylston St
Boston,
MA
US
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