Down Under is home to some of America's most senior yoga teachers in the United States, including Patricia Walden, Natasha Rizopoulos, Barbara Benagh, Peentz Dubble, and Kate O'Donnell. Teachers guide students in intelligent classes drawing on the lineages of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga. In classes, they're not seeking a beautiful pose but rather the quality of the student's attention inside that pose, and they welcome practitioners of all levels and ages.
Down Under School of Yoga began as a small group of friends teaching and practicing yoga in a parish hall. The school has blossomed to include two studios in Boston, though the community origins are still felt in the the warm, inviting spaces. The studios are personal – every aspect of Down Under School of Yoga's design sprung from the minds of practicing yogis and community members.
In addition to regular drop-in classes, the school offers regular 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher trainings, continuing education, and workshops. In workshops teachers and guest instructors discuss specialized topics, such as using yoga to build core strength or help with back pain.
Ensuring that their moral compass points due north, Down Under School of Yoga respects the ancient practice of yoga by refusing to sell overpriced apparel or environmentally taxing disposable water bottles.
Husband-and-wife team and Prana Power Yoga cofounders Philippe and Taylor Wells foster an environment in which clients can explore holistic wellness through yoga, intensive workshops, and events. Instructors at each heated studio locations roll out the welcome yoga mats, encouraging students of all interests and skill levels, from mothers-to-be to veteran sun saluters, to build strong bodies and peaceful minds in a judgment-free environment.
During athletic Vinyasa-style yoga classes, certified instructors crank up temperatures as high as 99 degrees before taking mat mavens through a sequence of sweaty postures linked with mindful breathing exercises designed to boost lung capacity to Sting-like levels. Meanwhile, visitors in search of a transformative experience can attend one of the studio's workshops or events, which range from juice cleanses to destination yoga retreats in Nayarit, Mexico.
Nonantum Boxing Club's seven instructors have countless riveting stories from the ring. Nico Gargaro can detail a blow by blow of his 2009 Rocky Marciano Tournament victory, and Nathan Busa can tell of duking it out in the All-Marine Tournament at Camp LeJeune during his four-year stint as a sergeant. It's these experiences the team draws on during the center's daily one-hour boxing conditioning classes, which not only train students of all experience levels in boxing fundamentals, but also incorporate cardio and strength training. At private and semi-private lessons, trainers refine each student's technique, giving the student skills they can hone during the open gym hours the club holds six days a week. Kids can participate in youth classes every Saturday morning, and early risers can stop by at 5:30 a.m. three days a week for heavy bag conditioning, which is more effective than waking up early to punch out the paperboy.
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Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Both men and women can find professional spa services to suit their needs at Samadhi in Newton Center.
Treat yourself to an acupuncture service and reap the relaxing and beneficial benefits.
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When you have a little time before your next appointment, this spa's stylists can squeeze you in. Walks-ins are both accepted and valued here.
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This establishment offers guests a wide selection of payment options, including paying with a major credit card.
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