Give yourself a big gift this New Year's weekend! Unwind into some of restorative's most detoxifying poses; receive gentle essential oil assists; relax with the healing energy of Reiki; and emerge with renewed vitality! Click here to read more.
This two-hour workshop is a MUST for beginner practitioners to become comfortable and confident with a new practice. Poses and sequences will be broken down; proper alignment and modifications will be learned; and simple breathing and meditation practices introduced.
This workshop - perfect for athletes or anyone needing deep stretch - fuses active and resistant stretching and ball rolling, along with more passive yin and restorative stretching, to get deep into muscles and connective tissue. Special attention will be paid to the neck and shoulders, hamstrings, hips, quads and lower back. Class size is limited, so register in advance! Click here to read more.
Please join us for this very special opportunity to have Caitlin Marcoux from Nantucket as a guest instructor! Many thanks to Jennifer for creating this opportunity and offering our students a chance to practice with this distinguished teacher. Catilin can be summed up in one word: AMAZING!!! Read her bio and click on her website to watch her opening video of her practicing...you will likely be in awe. http://caitlinmarcoux.net/
This all-levels workshop will explore the therapeutic power of yoga to support the body’s natural healing process. By applying alignment principles and balanced action, you will learn how to relieve back pain and avoid common spinal injuries. We will address issues associated with lower back pain, postures that release pain and stabilize the low back area, and considerations for managing lumbar support and stability. Class size limited to 15 students. Click here for more info.
Come be bathed in sacred chant, guided imagery, the didgeridoo, spoken word, the shruti box, a full complement of quartz crystal, fusion, and Tibetan sound bowls, and a 40” Paiste Gong in a deeply therapeutic, community-based, and profoundly relaxing 90 minute practice! Click here for more info.
We are thrilled to welcome New York-based yoga instructor, Kelly Kamm, to The Yoga Loft. Kelly offers this lighthearted Vinyasa class - infused with Bhakti poetry, Rumi’s wisdom and Krishna lore - to open students up in more ways than one! Come experience Kelly’s signature storytelling, a little chanting, a lot of heart opening shapes, and some deeply satisfying long held hip openers to top it all off. Click here for more info.
Have you ever wanted to feel like every part of you - body, mind, heart, and soul - is being supported by healing energies? Come join Yoga Instructors & Reiki Healers, Hilary Richard and Molly Williams, for a one and a half hour healing journey. The combination of restorative yoga, Reiki and guided meditation/visualizations is powerful!
7-Week Series. Runs through July 26. Wednesdays. 7:15-8:00 AM.
*Door closes promptly at 7:15 am. Please arrive early!
Start your day with 15 minutes of gentle stretching, connecting fully to your body. Then sit in community for 30 minutes and share in a weekly guided meditation experience led by Molly Williams. Whether you are a beginner or advanced practitioner, there is something powerful about coming together to connect to a quiet place within ourselves and becoming fully present to what is. For many, the greatest benefits of meditation are stress-reduction, greater peace of mind, and an increased ability to respond mindfully to challenging life situations. Different styles of meditation will be explored from week to week, and you will be offered tools to practice on your own. $10 drop-in.
Punchcards, New Member Specials, Monthly Unlimited & Summer Student memberships, are not valid for limited series
Join yoga instructor, Hilary Richard, and shamanic sound healer, Gregorio DeLa Selva, for an afternoon of deep refreshment and audio stimulation. As you lie in passive, restorative poses, with a focus on balancing each chakra, you will be enveloped in the sounds of didgeridoo, singing bowls, and flute, while Hilary offers gentle assists enlivened with the healing aroma of essential oils. This will be a unique and special experience!
If you are looking to make positive changes in your life, get clarity around a new direction or life choice, or simply need to reconnect with YOU, this powerful workshop is the investment you need to make in YOU!
4-Week Progressive Series
(3) Fridays - April 7, 14, 21 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm
4th class to be scheduled as a 1-hour private coaching session within 2-weeks of last session.
Preregistration required. No drop-ins. Group limited to 10.
Mindfulness on Sunday nights is the perfect way to start your week off right. This popular series continues...preregister for a discount. Option to drop-in to individual classes.
A 5-Week Series
February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
7:15 - 8:15 PM
In need of deep relaxation? Hilary Richard will lead you through restorative poses combined with guided meditation, while Hannah Landes, LMT will offer amazing assists that will unravel your muscles and bring you into your deepest state of bliss!
SOLD OUT!!! A powerful and special evening with Spiritual Mediums, Gurdeep Bhogal and Adrienne O'Keefe receiving messages from Spirit.
In this workshop, you will:
- sooth the nervous system with restorative postures,
- use slow breath centric movement to burn off excess tension and cultivate a sense of groundedness in the present,
- and to close practice, you will be guided through an extended yoga nidra practice to offer a deep sense of inner relaxation and tap into new sources of energy.
This 4-hour interactive workshop, designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors, leads students through a powerful coaching process that can dramatically shift their school year experience from one of overwhelm and confusion to clarity and confidence. Students will gain clarity around their goals for the year ahead; learn mindfulness techniques to help reduce their stress; and develop stronger organizational skills to further reduce stress and work more productively and efficiently.
This fun, energetic and highly interactive retreat provides a safe, supportive space for young women to stretch and strengthen their bodies (no yoga experience necessary!) and reflect upon what matters most to them as they make positive, powerful choices about their goals and commitments to personal success!
Working into Forearm Balance (or Pincha Mayurasana) can be daunting to say the least. This powerful pose works just about every muscle in your body and requires some serious flexibility in your shoulders and hamstrings. But the benefits of striking harmony in this posture are innumerable. You’ll find a sense of balance, strength, calm energy, confidence, and more.
If you missed her here in the past, please make a point to join us as nationally acclaimed teacher Natasha Rizopoulos returns to The Yoga Loft for a unique 2-hour Flow class.
Natasha is highly regarded for her ability to break down postures and share her alignment knowledge and cues. Many of the areas top yoga instructors (including our Vito) have come from Natasha’s teacher trainings.
This generally sells out in advance, so sign up now ☺
As a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner for many years, Natasha is equally captivated by the precision of the Iyengar system. These two traditions inform her teaching, creating a mindful and dynamic blend of Vinyasa Flow.
Now a Senior Teacher with Down Under Yoga, and a writer, teacher, and DVD instructor for Yoga Journal, Natasha is known world-wide for her ability to communicate the essence of sophisticated postures and ideas in ways that have a transformative effect upon one’s understanding of Yoga.
Over the past twenty years, she has refined a method of teaching that empowers students to make profound connections between the alignment of the body and the mind, the physical and the spiritual.
Workshop fee is $40 before Sept. 17,
Register online or call the studio to sign-up at 781-631-9642.
No refunds after September 16.
Curious about yoga teacher training?
Do you want a profound personal growth experience that takes your yoga practice further and deeper?
You may or may not want to become an instructor.
Your most important decision is to walk the path of the yogi in its fullest expression in your own life.
Starting September 2016, The Yoga Loft is hosting a 200-Hour RYT Yoga Teacher Training led by instructors, Larisa Forman and Vito Politano. Click here for a full program description.
Come take Vito's Vinyasa class on Saturday, August 20, 9:45-10:45 am, and stay afterwards for a quick 15-minute Q&A with Vito and Larisa. (You are also welcome just to come after class at 11:00 am to speak with the instructors.)
To request a candidate application for the Yoga Teacher Training, email email@example.com
She's back! Don't miss this wonderful guest instructor this Sunday, August 14, 10-11 am. No pre-registration. Drop-in only. $15
This gentle Vinyasa-style class will offer special attention to the spine, beginning with the use of blankets and poses designed to open, nourish and strengthen the body's natural alignment.
Soulful Yoga Therapy
Member School of the International Association of Yoga Therapists
Kate (LMHC, CYT 500) is one of the most prominent yoga practitioners in the Boston area.
A few years ago, Boston Magazine profiled Kate's work as a yoga therapist, offering a quick look at this powerful, emerging field. Read article here.
In Kate's words...
I passionately believe in a full body approach to health and wellness. The "top down" nature of psychotherapy and the "bottom up" nature of yoga as therapy are a powerful combination for healing. Through yoga and psychotherapy we can honor the integrated nature of the physical body, emotional body and mind body to empower individuals with a deeper awareness and understanding of their whole self.
Kate offers a slow flow practice, focusing on meditation, breath, and alignment to optimize energetic flow. Her teaching style allows her students the opportunity to reconnect to their true essence on and off the mat.
Visit Kate's website to learn even more! www.soufulyogatherapy.com
Join us this Sunday, August 14
for a beautiful, deeply nourishing yoga practice.
Class limited to 40 participants. Drop-in only. $15
THIS SERIES IS SOLD OUT AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE. YOU MAY ARRIVE IN THE MORNING PRIOR TO 7:15 TO SEE IF THERE IS SPACE AVAILABLE ON A DROP-IN BASIS. THANK YOU!
July 12 - August 9
7:15 - 8:00 AM
Meditation is a portal to our true selves. It helps clear the mental noise that interferes with our connecting optimally to ourselves, others, and the world around us. In this 5-week series, drawing on the principles of mindfulness-based stress reduction, we will use guided meditation to rediscover centeredness, balance, and equanimity in our minds and emotions. Each week’s 45-minute meditation will immerse you in a new level of self-discovery:
Week 1: Deep relaxation
Week 2: Peaceful sleep
Week 3: Concentration and focus
Week 4: Finding peace in difficult times
Week 5: Finding your authentic self
Your Meditation Guides:
Violaine Gueritault, Ph.D. in psychology, is an expert in stress management and burnout prevention. Her prestigious career as a clinical therapist and international consultant to large corporations is now devoted to the Marblehead community. Two years ago, she created a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for students and teachers at Marblehead High School, which is now expanding to other schools in the district. To learn more about Violaine, visit her website here.
Sarah Oliver, Yoga Loft team member and recent graduate of Marblehead High School, completed a 6-week internship with Violaine that culminated in a series of original guided meditations that she brought to students through their wellness classes. Sarah’s commitment and initiative has led to this meditation series being brought to the Yoga Loft community.
Come immerse yourself in this beautiful meditation experience. A Basics Yoga class follows at 8:15 am for all interested yogis!
5-Week Series: $25
Drop in: $8
For extra enthusiastic yogis, there is an 8:15 am Basics yoga class afterwards with Larisa!
No refunds within 48 hours of first class.
Join Jaishree and DJ Mantra for a one-of-kind yoga class set to upbeat, yoga-grooving, dance music spun from the heart! Be ready to move, flow and dance! All levels welcome.
DJ Mantra's set list often includes a blend of world-spirit music that often flows with sacred sounds that evoke the feeling of India with danceable tracks.
Yoga Jams strive to evoke inner bliss through the experience of going within while connecting with others through yoga and dance.
$35 in advance / $40 at the door. Register online here!
To celebrate Spring and introduce more yogis to a fabulous instructor, we invite you to a FREE CLASS with Lisa Faia.
Wednesday, April 13, 9:30 -10:45 am.
Lisa's classes are lighthearted, fun, and place a strong emphasis on linking breath to movement. Every week offers something new, combining thoughtful sequencing with playful poses and energetic playlists, including The Grateful Dead, Bob Marley, and classic 70's!
Register below to save your space!
This challenging vinyasa class will help you trim and tone your entire body with a sequence of standing postures, light as air backbends, and deep hip opening practices.
This class includes traditional breathing practices (pranayama), a full warm-up and cool-down cycle designed to enhance flexibility and muscle recovery, and full 15 minutes of guided meditation in savasana.
David Magone is the Founder of PranaVayu Yoga, a school of yoga established in 2001. David’s classes have been named in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s “25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World”. Known as a “teacher’s teacher”, David has been leading teacher training programs since 2005, with hundreds of graduates in the United States and the Middle East.
David has received a number of accolades in the press with features in Vogue Magazine UK, the Wall Street Journal, Self Magazine, Women’s Health and many other publications. In addition to teaching PranaVayu classes, workshops and trainings worldwide, David regularly contributes to the Huffington Post Healthy Living section, and is one of the few western teachers authorized to teach Mangalam Yantra Yoga by Harvard University Buddhist Chaplain Khenpo Migmar Tseten Rinpoche.
Learn more about David on the PranaVayu website.
Workshop fee is $50
Register online or at the studio.
No refunds after March 26th.
With the business of the holidays behind us, the New Year offers a unique opportunity to renew ourselves. The winter holidays are both a beautiful and taxing time of year, which often leave us feeling depleted. Restorative yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that focuses on relaxing the body in supported postures for an extended time, allowing the body an opportunity to renew. This style of Yoga calms the central nervous system, boosts the immune system and encourages the muscles to fully release.
This candlelit Restorative Workshop will begin with soulful, relaxing music and a reclined, guided meditation to awaken the subtle body chakras and their healing power. The grounding practice will include gentle hip and shoulder openers to release stress and welcome ease. A long, meditative shavasana will then draw us into a complete restful state. We revive for a new year and are transformed by self-love. Suitable for all and no experience is necessary.
Sign up at the studio, or On-Line to reserve your spot.
Workshop fee is $25
No refunds within 48 hours
The Beginner Yoga Workshop is a wonderful opportunity for anyone new to Yoga, returning to Yoga or wanting to deepen their practice by getting back to basics. In this workshop, Larisa will break down postures and flow sequences, and will introduce basic breathing and meditation techniques all in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere.
Sign up at the studio, or online to reserve your spot.
Workshop fee is $35
No refunds within 48 hours