Restorative Yoga


This class is taught by:

Gerard Samson

Gerry Samson’s relationship with yoga has been an evolving and life-altering experience. Gerry rowed through college and devoted much of his body and time to the sport. Weight lifting and long training hours left his body broken down, and aches and pains developed, which followed him beyond college graduation. He began attending occasional community classes, but yoga felt contentious at first; the asana practice of yoga seemed out of reach for his body. However, as Gerry’s body began to accept his asana practice and he began to reap its benefits, yoga became a necessary part of his life. This love lead him to Ame Wren’s teacher training at Boston Yoga School, where he completed his 200-hour certification.
 
Gerry graduated with a B.A. in psychology and philosophy, and throughout college worked with children of various educational needs. When he graduated, he sought to keep working with children with special needs. During the day, he is a behavioral therapist for children with autism at a small special education school. He has found that yoga helps his students focus better throughout their day, and gives them an opportunity for body exploration that they don’t get in a regular school day. Just as yoga helped bring Gerry comfort in his own body, he hopes that by sharing yoga with kids and encouraging their own exploration of movement, they can become comfortable and confident in themselves.
 
Gerry aims to teach well-aligned postures throughout a thoughtful vinyasa sequence. He likes to take his time in his practice, exploring new movements and ways to experience a pose. His yoga is influenced by his teachers Ame Wren, Peter Crowley, and Nicole Clark, who are constantly changing his yoga experience.
In this class, students will focus on longer-hold postures that are supported by bolsters, blankets, and yoga blocks to help sustain them. This class aids in slowing down, restoring the body’s natural rhythms, and physically and mentally grounding.

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Oct 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 09 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 16 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 23 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Nov 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Dec 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 11 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 18 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Jan 25 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Feb 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Feb 08 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Thu Feb 15 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson