Gentle Flow


This class is taught by:

Kiara Segal

Kiara Segal was introduced to yoga when she was around nine years old, when her mother began to incorporate at least four sun salutations into the before bedtime ritual. Kiara was less than keen on the idea. Years later however, while attending Vassar College, she found herself slowly gravitating back towards the practice long left behind.
 
At a time when the biggest challenge seemed to be keeping pace with the fast rhythms of daily life, yoga offered an opportunity to slow down. It reminded her to be present, how to take in a moment for what it was, and how to not complicate that moment with what had been or what could be. This is what she hopes to share with her students: a sense of calm, joy, humility, and deep attentiveness as they move through, both on and off the mat.
 
Kiara received her 200-hour certification in vinyasa in 2014. She believes each of our bodies to be a celebration of life and strives to foster an atmosphere in class where sequencing can inspire joy and discovery for whomever may join.
 
She is very grateful for all of the love and support she has received in her life, as well as for the teachers that continue to cross her path everyday.

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.

Nadine Channaoui

Nadine Channaoui’s yoga practice began in Buenos Aires, Argentina during a Fulbright grant term. Gymnastics had been a large part of her life growing up, and she was initially interested in yoga as a translation of her passion for gymnastics into a form of movement that was more physically sustainable. Like many practitioners, her initial appreciation for the physicality of yoga was soon complemented by an intrigue for its emotional and spiritual layers.
 
As a passionate traveler, over the years Nadine has set up home in Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, and Costa Rica. Through yoga, she has found that her sturdiest and most sincere home is that which is held within her own body. It is this ever-present place of peace and equanimity that motivates her yogic journey. While the yoga practice and life in general fluctuate in their reflections of ease and comfort, the intimate self-reflection embedded in the practice continually captivates her. Nadine believes that compassionate observation of our unique experiences in different postures, terrains, and events provides us with the opportunity to locate our truest selves and to eventually inhabit that space more fully. In turn, we are better able to act with increased clarity, honesty, compassion, and authenticity.
 
Nadine is incredibly grateful to have learned from inspiring teachers across the globe, most notably from Ame Wren, with whom she has completed her 200- and 500-hour teacher trainings. Nadine’s yoga practice and approach to teaching are also inspired by Brenna Matthews, Nicole Clark, and Kevin Courtney. In the classes she offers, you can expect to be guided with intelligent flow, attention to alignment, and the invitation to explore your experiences with curiosity and compassion.
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 Jun 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Jun 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
  • Fri Jun 30 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Jul 03 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Jul 05 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Jul 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Jul 10 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Jul 12 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
  • Fri Jul 14 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Jul 17 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Jul 19 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
  • Fri Jul 21 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Jul 24 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Jul 26 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
  • Fri Jul 28 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Jul 31 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Aug 02 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister
  • Fri Aug 04 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Mon Aug 07 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Kiara Segal
  • Wed Aug 09 11:00 am - 12:15 pm with Alex Bauermeister