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Kids Yoga – a new session starts next week!

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So excited to be offering another session of our popular Kids Yoga class! This class for grades 4-8 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, as well as:

  • Learn to manage stress and lessen anxiety through breathing techniques and healthy movement.
  • Build focus and concentration through specific balancing techniques and mind-body practices
  • Discover inner resources for self-confidence and a healthy body self-image
  • Learn a physical practice that’s non-competitive and just for them
  • Find techniques to help them fall asleep at tonight and wake refreshed and rejuvenated
    And so much more!
    Instructors Roberta Weiner and Michele Proulx are certified Kripalu Yoga teachers. They bring a love of Yoga and lots of creativity to these fun classes!
  • Current session ends March 14 

A new session starts March 21! Dates March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16 
Tuition: $133

Sign up now!

Welcome to the Prana Yoga Center!

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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, 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 varied 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 new Google review (Feb. 20, 2019)

I have now visited twice for Kathleen’s Slow Vinyasa morning class. Each time has been a great experience. She is very welcoming of newcomers, and a patient and helpful teacher and guide. I will definitely be coming back for more. 

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

More testimonials, here …

New year – new you

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New year – new you – with Beginner’s Yoga at the Prana Center!

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! Read more and find out how to sign up, here …

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 …