Vinyasa Yoga ($10 Drop-In)


This class is taught by:

Sara Biondello

Sara began to begrudgingly practice yoga at the prodding of a friend in 2010, but it wasn't until discovering vinyasa yoga four years later that everything started to click. After years of a less-than-balanced lifestyle, Sara learned to listen and made peace with her body rather than fighting it.

 

As a former athlete, Sara appreciates the role of fitness, but has come to redefine health as something greater than lifting heavy things, running laps, or eating on a diet. As Sara's yoga practice deepened, so did her interest in the exploring connection between mind, body, and living well.

 

The connections that started in the studio led to a path of self-discovery and a deep love of healing — physically, mentally, and emotionally, and ultimately to a career in holistic health and nutrition, followed by a yoga teacher training. Sara completed her 200-hour training in January 2016 with the New School of Yogic Arts. Sara believes that in the yoga studio, deep feeling and lighthearted fun are not mutually exclusive. She hopes her classes will bring students same sense of self-awareness she experienced in discovering yoga, especially the begrudging ones.

 

Sara has spent most of her career working with kids and teens in a variety of settings, from group homes to lacrosse teams, and believes that finding the kid still inside is one of the many benefits of yoga practice.

Shilpa Reddy

Growing up in South Africa, yoga was the first form of exercise Shilpa Reddy encountered growing up. As a young girl, she was fascinated by her father's routine of waking at dawn, going for a run, and segueing into his day with a headstand. From her early training in the asanas, pranayama, and meditation, Shilpa was instilled with respect for safe and steady progression, as well as lifelong gratitude for the benefits of yoga to mind, body, and soul.
 
Shilpa’s teaching integrates the precision ingrained in her by teachers in India with the playful, sporty, approach of her recent years of practice in America. In her classes, expect a fun vinyasa flow complemented by conscious breathwork and a finale of deep rest.
 
Shilpa teaches with gratitude to her family for making yoga second nature, to Dr. Kabir for guiding her into the living philosophy of ancient India, and to Ame Wren and David Vendetti for showing her how to dance and play in all life's asanas.

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.
Vinyasa Yoga is a vigorous yoga class that moves through poses with the pace of your breath. The class is designed for all levels with modifications offered to take the class at your own level and ability on any given day. The sequence of each class will build towards a challenging peak pose(s) to stimulate both the beginner and advanced practitioner as well as the kid at heart. This class will be sweaty and fun and will challenge students of all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 18 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Sara Biondello
  • Thu Oct 19 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Shilpa Reddy
  • Fri Oct 20 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Oct 25 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Sara Biondello
  • Thu Oct 26 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Shilpa Reddy
  • Fri Oct 27 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Tue Oct 31 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Nov 01 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Sara Biondello
  • Thu Nov 02 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Shilpa Reddy
  • Fri Nov 03 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Tue Nov 07 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Nov 08 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Sara Biondello
  • Thu Nov 09 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Shilpa Reddy
  • Fri Nov 10 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Tue Nov 14 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Nov 15 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Taryn Marcorelle
  • Thu Nov 16 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Shilpa Reddy
  • Tue Nov 21 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Nov 22 6:30 am - 7:30 am with Sara Biondello