If you haven’t tried Kripalu Yoga classes, you are in for a treat. There’s a special feeling in each Kripalu class, as if you’re coming home to your own body, mind and spirit. Our Kripalu-trained teachers help you develop mind, body and spirit in a compassionate, non-judgmental way. You are guided to move at your own pace, honoring your body’s needs in each moment. You will stretch and tone muscles, and leave feeling energized and refreshed. All classes include pranayama (breathing exercises) and deep relaxation; some include seated meditation and Yoga Nidra. All Kripalu classes at the Prana Center include suggestions for modifications as needed. The practice of Kripalu Yoga comes from a long tradition in India and teachers are trained at the beautiful Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, MA
If you’ve been meaning to try Yoga but something is holding you back, Beginner’s Yoga is a wonderful way to get started. A great introduction to Yoga for new students, or a fantastic brush-up on the basics for veterans!
Yoga is a proven way to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and is wonderfully relaxing. You will learn to breath more deeply and find levels of peace and serenity you didn’t know were possible. Western science has recently caught up to what experienced practitioners know for sure in their bodies and minds – yoga (when practiced carefully with a certified teacher) truly helps heal aches and pains and can help you manage weight and overall health.
This winter, Prana is offering two sessions of Beginner’s Yoga in a comfortable, non-judgmental, friendly setting!
Here’s a testimonial from a current student:
I LOVE the class. Just love it love it love it. I sleep like a baby after each class. I swear it’s already contributed to my lowered blood pressure (confirmed by my tracking and doctor). During times of stress outside of class, I feel I’m already now equipped to breathe and relax and take myself to a peaceful state of mind I’ve never reached before thanks to this class. – Brook Henderson, Holliston
This class is for those of any fitness level and experience, from absolute beginners to those who want a brush-up!
You will choose one session when signing up but can make up a class in the other time slot, any time!
Some good things to know: Yoga is done wearing comfortable clothes. Layers are great as we warm up and cool down. Yoga is done barefoot. The Prana Center has mats you can borrow and water is always available. There is a place to change if you want that!
Why wait? There’s no time like today to get started on a path to health and fitness. Sign up today!
Winter dates –
Morning – NEW session starts Jan. 23
Dates: Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20
Teacher: Michele Proulx
Evening – NEW session starts Jan. 24
Dates: Jan. 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 March 7, 14, 21
Teacher: Michele Proulx
(all classes at the Prana Center except Feb. 7 will be held at Christ the King Church, 600 Central St., Holliston)
Tuition $109 per session. Sign up today for the new session!
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This powerful class adds low amounts of resistance to aid in building lean muscle and bone density. It is wonderful for toning and weight management. The perfect class if you are looking to get stronger in a safe, controlled setting. Appropriate for all levels, including beginners. The teachers use a variety of tools, including hand weights, resistance bands and stability balls for a fun and varied practice.
This flowing class incorporates total body/breath awareness by beginning with centering and pranayama. Students are then led through a series of spinal warm-ups before starting a slow vinyasa flow. At this slower pace, movement and breath are linked and beginners can grasp new postures more easily. Advanced practitioners will be challenged to hold poses for a longer period of time. This class sneaks up on you – at first you feel as if you’re taking a gentle class and as holdings lengthen you feel muscles strengthening and breath deepening.
This incredibly relaxing candlelight class weaves in gentle movement and stretching with a series of prop-supported postures that you hold passively, unwinding deeply-held tension and restoring balance to mind, body and spirit. Class ends with deep relaxation to ease into a good night’s sleep. Have a chocolate after class and appreciate it with mindfulness.
You are only as strong as your Core! Yoga Core is a great Yoga class for anyone who wants to strengthen core muscles and build overall physical strength. A variety of methods are used from class to class, including work with Yoga Balls, floor work, core building during Vinyasa flow, and much more. Mary-Ellen (pictured) is a friendly, fun teacher who encourages you to go deeper and work harder, with compassion and mindfulness!
A beautiful practice where breath and movement are linked through a continuous flow. After just a few of these Yoga classes, you will find yourself flowing gracefully through Sun Salutations and Warrior sequence led with compassion and energy by Vinyasa instructor Kathleen Snapper (pictured assisting). Mindfulness is emphasized every step of the way, for a safe, conscious practice that can transform mind and body. This practice can give you cardiovascular benefits, and increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility.
Morning Flow begins with a gentle warm-up, providing an opportunity to settle the mind, wake up the body and connect with the breath before moving into slow, mindful sun salutations. This prepares the body for a grounded warrior sequence and some playful balancing before returning to the floor for some stretching and strengthening postures on the stomach and back. Pose modifications are encouraged so all participants can find the practice that is right for them. The class will end with a few restorative poses and a final relaxation.
Discover the amazing benefits of the “Divine Sleep” practice of Yoga Nidra. This enjoyable, easy practice is done lying down. The instructor leads you on a meditative journey that is not only relaxing, but can also help you relieve stress, sleep better at night, and calm mind and body. Each session will end with seated Mindfulness Meditation so you can focus the mind for a peaceful drive home. Instructor Roberta Weiner has led thousands of adults and children in Yoga Nidra sessions, and has done multiple advanced trainings in Yoga Nidra at Kripalu Center.
Kids Yoga is a wonderful way for children and teens to learn how to focus and concentrate, increase body awareness, and get stronger and more flexible.
In this series of classes, kids and teens will relax and rejuvenate under the guidance of experienced Yoga Teacher Roberta Weiner, and enjoy so many benefits, including:
Dates/times: Thursdays 4:30-5:30 Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb. 14, March 7, 14
Learn to quiet the mind and reduce anxiety and restlessness with the ancient practice of mindfulness meditation. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience, from first-timers to experienced practitioners. Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve health and overall quality of life, reduce anxiety and depression, increase concentration, and strengthen the ability to cope with stress in every day life.
Our dedicated Meditation classes are currently on hiatus; however, most of our classes incorporate a period of meditation. If you are interested in a longer meditation class please email email@example.com