Core Flow


This class is taught by:

Dan Steel

Dan Steel first discovered yoga when he walked into a free class on a whim while still in college. Having a background in martial arts and gymnastics, Dan was immediately drawn to the physically demanding aspects of the practice. Not long after establishing a regular asana practice he began to recognize its potential for healing and self-discovery. Dan believes that strength, flexibility, and balance cultivated in the body can be reflected in the mind.

Dan teaches with the philosophy that every time one steps onto the yoga mat, the opportunity exists for growth and greater understanding of the self, both physically and spiritually. The more we come to understand ourselves, the more we can act in accordance with our true nature, instead of living in repression and inauthenticity.

Dan has studied extensively with Ana Forrest, completing both the 200-hour Foundational and Advanced trainings, as well as a 200-hour vinyasa training through Back Bay Yoga in Boston. He has also studied Budokon yoga with Cameron Shayne and is working toward his certification in that style. In his classes Dan strives to offer a platform upon which students can explore and develop a heightened sense of body awareness.

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.
A vinyasa class drawing from the Forrest practice to heat up the core and bring alignment and awareness to your asana postures. Forrest yoga focuses on activating the core to become strong and centered; intentional and focused breathing to oxygenate the body and engage the senses; and creative and intelligent asana sequencing to invigorate the body and nourish the spirit. All bodies and all levels are welcome.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 30 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dorian Rose
  • Fri Jul 07 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Jul 14 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Jul 21 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Fri Jul 28 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Aug 04 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Aug 11 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Aug 18 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Aug 25 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Sep 01 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Sep 08 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Sep 15 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Sep 22 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel
  • Fri Sep 29 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Dan Steel