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Welcome to the Prana Yoga Center of Holliston

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Welcome to the Prana Yoga Center of Holliston, MA! We are a warm, welcoming neighborhood Yoga studio with space for you to join us! Feel free to drop in to any Yoga class, any time! We have classes every day, year-round. The schedule is linked here.

If you’re wondering which of our yoga classes is best for you, check out the Yoga Classes page with detailed descriptions of the many different kinds of yoga here!

Director Roberta Weiner (pictured) studied at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA, where she continues to train twice yearly. Some of her recent continuing education hours are in Yoga Nidra and Meditation. We have several teachers trained in the Kripalu tradition, as well as Slow Flow, Vinyasa, Yin, Hatha, Restorative and more.

If you want a wide selection of times and classes in a cozy neighborhood setting, with no pressure or competition, the Prana Center is the perfect yoga studio for you.

A recent Google review:

I have been a student of yoga at the Prana Center in Holliston Ma for 3 years now. I came to this studio not truly knowing what I was looking for.Let me say what I have found here is a loving community built on promoting to each of us- breath and meditation techniques/ strength/ flexibility/ balance/ trust/ compassion/ growth/ and inner peace. Roberta has surrounded herself with a fantastic group of instructors, each offering their own special teaching styles, modifications, and practices.You can chose from gentle/ slow flow/ core/ vinyasa flow/ yoga with weights / and monthly restorative. Try a class or try them all – you will find something that speaks to you! -Michele Proulx, Natick

For yoga classes in Holliston, MA, there’s no better selection.

A new student wrote this about our Yoga Studio: “The teacher made me feel super relaxed and comfortable which is what I was looking for as a new student.”

Come try a class – here’s the link to our Schedule

Intro to Yoga pass – 100% to Ryan’s Walk

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Here’s a way to do good for yourself AND others! Our new student $50 intro pass entitles you to unlimited Yoga classes at the Prana Center for a full month, and 100% of that purchase goes to charity. Usually we change the charity each month but for April and May, 100% of your purchase goes to Boston Children’s Hospital to benefit The Every Child Fund—helping the hospital fulfill one goal: to give every child a healthy future. Every penny goes directly to support Boston Children’s lifesaving work and the families who need it most.

We are specifically supporting Ryan Magoon’s team in the 2018 Walk for Children’s Hospital – the awesome brothers Ryan and Colby are two of our most enthusiastic student actors and mother Karen is a Yoga student. Ryan has received wonderful care at Children’s Hospital and his family is organizing a variety of events to support this incredible resource in Boston. If you are interested in supporting the Magoon’s efforts by contributing to their walk the link is here. 

Here is the Magoon family’s description of Why They Walk:

“Failure to Thrive.” These three words have shaped so much of our lives since 2012 when Ryan was first sent to Boston Children’s Hospital. It was shortly after his first birthday when he was given this label because he wasn’t gaining weight or reaching his developmental milestones. At first Ryan was eating non-stop but his body wasn’t utilizing the food properly. He required more than the normal amount of calories and an NG tube had to be placed for supplemental nutrition. Beyond the struggle to gain weight, Ryan’s body began to break down, with simple everyday activities becoming a challenge. It was clear to every doctor that something was not right and his body was in constant overdrive, burning more calories than he could ever take in on any given day.

After years of tests, assessments and surgeries, we just received Ryan’s diagnosis. He unfortunately was diagnosed with Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome, for which right now there is no cure. This is a chronic, progressive, and even terminal disorder. This is a disorder that affects his mitochondria and in Ryan’s case he only has 40% of what he needs. This means that the “batteries” of Ryan’s cells throughout his body are working overtime, requiring him to need many more calories than the average child. Over time, this constant need for food has made eating a difficult chore for Ryan, consuming much of his day. He continues to receive supplemental tube feedings for extra calories while he sleeps in order to help him to grow. He will soon have a more permanent G-tube placement.

Despite all these challenges, countless appointments and feelings of being different from other kids, Ryan has an unbelievable zest for life! He’s a little boy who’s passionate about his family and friends, Tom Brady and the Patriots and anything related to penguins. You will always find him with a huge smile on his face and ready to take on anything!

Boston Children’s Hospital has been there every step of the way throughout Ryan’s life. We have been blessed to have such a wonderful team of doctors so close to home who are all deeply vested in Ryan’s care and treatment. This amazing place gives hope to so many kids and families and we feel privileged to have an opportunity to raise funds to help heal, support and find cures for every child that comes through its doors.

We’re fundraising on behalf of Boston Children’s Hospital because:

WE BELIEVE no parent should experience the loss of a child.

WE BELIEVE no sibling should have to watch their brother or sister suffer.

WE BELIEVE that by investing in the best doctors and scientists we can save lives – today!

WE BELIEVE that donations received before today helped a child we love and

WE BELIEVE that every dollar we raise for Boston Children’s Hospital will have a ripple effect and could be THE dollar that changes everything for a future family in crisis.

Please consider a donation to support our fundraising efforts… because WE KNOW that when we band together, WE WILL help fund Boston Children’s exceptional care and groundbreaking research that can help every child.

 

Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions!

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This is about the time when most New Year’s resolutions go by the wayside (if they haven’t already!). Keep up the good work for your overall health and well-being with Yoga! Classes at the Prana Center 7 days a week in a wide variety of styles with wonderful teachers and fellow students. A warm, welcoming environment whether you are brand-new or have done yoga for years. The Yoga Schedule is here …

NEW – Tuesday night Yin Yoga series

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Join Kathleen Snapper at the Prana Center for this wonderfully relaxing Yin Yoga series! 

In this six-week session Kathleen will guide you into postures on the floor (no standing poses) with the intention of targeting the yin tissues. Holding postures in a relaxed way, non-aggressively with appropriate pressure, not strained, allowing muscles to remain stretched but without engaging them. We will use bolsters, blocks and blankets to support us in these postures, but this is different than restorative yoga because we are feeling an appropriate level of tension on the tissues while we stay in the posture for a few minutes.

Read more about Yin Yoga here … 

Prana teacher of the week

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Meet Prana teacher of the week – Kathleen Snapper! Kathleen loves to play in the snow and loves yoga, so why not do both together! “Getting into the poses without sliding is the tough part, that brings out the giggles,” she says! Kathleen brings the same playful spirit to her three wonderful Vinyasa Flow classes at Prana!

Kathleen explains what drew her to the practice: “For me the Vinyasa Flow practice is like a dance. It is an energetic, meditative practice moving from one pose to another, always connecting to the breath.” Kathleen’s yoga journey continues, as she has recently studied mindfulness meditation and looks forward to studying Yin Yoga. She values time as a student, and you will usually see her on the mat in Roberta’s Sunday morning class!

When not on her yoga mat or meditation cushion, Kathleen enjoys reading, cycling, hiking, kayaking, and snowshoeing. She loves spending quality time with family and friends, and traveling with her husband.

Here are two recent testimonials about Kathleen! From a Google review from Michele P. yesterday: Kathleen’s classes are “the right mix of movement, strength building, flexibility and breathwork. I love how she walks around the class giving vocal cues or hands-on assists to make your pose even deeper. You leave her classes calm yet energized.” Kate C. wrote on Facebook last week: “I love the movements, the flow, and Kathleen’s teaching style. No matter how I feel when I get there, I feel rejuvenated and strong when I leave.”

January is the perfect time to try something new – maybe a Tuesday morning, Thursday after-work or Saturday morning class with Kathleen!

For the full schedule with all our wonderful teachers, see the Yoga Schedule page.