Gentle Flow


This class is taught by:

Sandy Kalik

Sandy Kalik Bartone found yoga in a moment of transition. Grappling with the constant stream of information and expectations put on a young communications professional, yoga became her way to be physically present, to slow down, to feel.
 
At first, the flowing yoga sequences required so much of her presence and effort to do the poses correctly that there wasn’t any space left for her mind to wander off the mat. While learning to be present in the physical body, Sandy also discovered that asana and meditation provided support for her body and mind in dealing with the day-to-day experience of rheumatoid arthritis.
 
Her personal practice grew from a craving for calm to a place of physical understanding and became a space of exploration and play. Sandy’s classes are known for creative sequencing, making alignment accessible, and providing a safe space for play, silence, and exploration.
 
Sandy teaches vinyasa flow, restful yoga (blending Yin and restorative styles), and AcroYoga (a partner practice mixing acrobatics, asana, and Thai massage).

Alex Bauermeister

Alex Bauermeister is an ever-learning awareness junkie, who loves helping people find more authenticity, connection, courage, and meaning in their lives. With a focus on therapeutic and trauma-informed yoga, Alex helps clients find relief from tension, stress, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms to create their own healing and happiness.

 

Alex has accumulated over one thousand hours of training as a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, Kripalu and Vinyasa yoga teacher, social change activist, and group facilitator. This is complemented by lifelong apprenticeships in body-based healing and psychology. Alex's background in social justice and anti-racism work bring an understanding of power and privilege to her teaching. She strives to hold a safe space for people from many diverse backgrounds and experiences, including those who don't necessarily have a positive association with yoga and/or therapy.

 

In addition to teaching public yoga classes, personal growth workshops, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training programs around New England, Alex also provides students with one-on-one yoga therapy. You can get in touch with Alex at alex@intrayogatherapy.com and www.intrayogatherapy.com.

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.

This class is designed to use a combination of breath, meditation, asana, and gentle movement to aid in healthy aging, to gently introduce yoga movement to the body post injury, and for anyone generally looking to introduce gentle yoga movement into their life. Gentle Flow will encourage students to direct their focus inward while practicing accessible standing, seated, and reclined postures that support a connection to the breath, healthy range of motion, balanced nervous system, and greater mind/body awareness. Students will experience less vigor in this class than in other flow classes, while being offered more movement than purely restorative and yin practices.

 

We hope that students will leave each class feeling grounded and renewed, with a deeper sense of connection to self. All levels and abilities are welcome.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 20 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Aug 22 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Aug 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Aug 27 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Aug 29 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Aug 31 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Sep 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Sep 05 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Sep 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Sep 10 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Sep 12 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Sep 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Sep 17 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Sep 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Sep 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Sep 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Sep 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline
  • Fri Sep 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
    at Brookline
  • Mon Oct 01 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Sandy Kalik
    at Brookline
  • Wed Oct 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
    at Brookline


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