Flow and Restore


This class is taught by:

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.

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).

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.

Flow and Restore combines the best of Vinyasa and restorative yoga, resulting in a practice that will leave you simultaneously peaceful and renewed. This class begins with a grounding lunar flow to unwind the body and build heat in the muscles and ends with a restorative sequence with a deliciously long savasana, thus preparing the body and mind for a night of good sleep. Whether you are recharging for the week ahead or looking for a mid-week break, you do not want to miss this! 


Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Oct 25 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Oct 27 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Oct 29 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Nov 01 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Nov 03 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Nov 05 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Wed Nov 08 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Gerard Samson
  • Fri Nov 10 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Nov 12 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Nov 15 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Nov 17 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Nov 19 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Nov 22 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Nov 24 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Nov 26 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Nov 29 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Fri Dec 01 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm with Sandy Kalik
  • Sun Dec 03 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Nadine Channaoui
  • Wed Dec 06 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm with Nadine Channaoui