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Good Karma: Yoga Events & Workshops in Boston

Yoga Benefit & Free Events, Workshops, Classes, Happenings in the Boston Area

BIG NEWS Friends!

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Here you’ll find yoga benefits of all shapes and forms. Yoga events of all sizes. Plus FREE yoga classes and other low-cost or donation based yoga events. From the yoga Kula (community) around Boston.

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Back to Yoga in the Sky’s Schedule

Upcoming Events

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Blog Post: List of Boston Yoga Benefits in April-May 2011 (on the KulEvent.com Blog)

Blog Post: List of New Years 2010 Yoga Classes and Events

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Thursday February 24, 2011
There & Back Again’s 3rd Annual Evening to Support Veterans’ Wellness
start at 6:00 PM
at Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf, 3 Battery Wharf, Boston
Cost: $75

Help us raise funds to continue to offer FREE wellness services. Your contributions directly support the healing of PTSD.

There & Back Again’s 3rd Annual Evening to Supporting the Wellness of Veterans is on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Boston Fairmont Battery Wharf. As part of our fundraising efforts for the evening, we will produce an event program and offer a silent auction. There are many ways for you to contribute to our cause, visit thereandback-again.com for details.

Find it on kulEvent:  February Benefit for Veterens’ Wellness and Yoga
More information here at http://thereandback-again.eventbrite.com/

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Ongoing

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Sundays 6 – 7:30 PM
Vinyasa Yoga “Karma” class for Animal Rescue
at Karma Yoga Studio, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
$7 or more donation
All proceeds are donated to support local animal-rescue projects! Instructors donate time so that all donations can go directly to where they are needed most: to help pay for the veterinary bills of local homeless/stray animals and orphaned or injured wildlife.

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Monday, September 13th through December 4th 2010
O2 Yoga Karma Classes
at O2 Yoga in Somerville and the South End
Cost: $7
Karma classes have returned! These classes are $7 each and all of the money goes to charity (Maple Farm Sanctuary) – no class cards please. Karma classes are taught by recent grads of the O2 Yoga teacher training program.

Somerville Studio

  • Monday/Friday 4-5:15pm, Intermediate level

South End Studio

  • Monday/Wednesday 9:30-10:45am, Intermediate
  • Tuesday/Thursday 8:30-9:45am, Intermediate
  • Friday 6:30-7:30am, Basics
  • Saturday 8-9:15am, Intermediate
  • Saturday 4-5:30pm, Astanga Primary Series

Check for updates and more info at the facebook event page.

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Summer 2010 Wednesdays 6 – 7 PM through September 29th
Free Sunset Yoga on the Esplanade (Charles River Boston)
at the Charles River Esplanade. By the Arthur Fiedler Statue

FREE
Free yoga in Boston on the Charles river

The Esplanade Association is happy to bring you FREE yoga classes on the Esplanade every Wednesday evening through September 29th. Everyone is welcome whether you’re a beginner or expert, child or adult. Come soothe yourself with yoga at sunset!

Classes are weather permitting, so please check the website for updates. For more information, please contact Chris Timmel at 617.227.0365 or ctimmel@esplanadeassociation.org.

How to get there: Get off at the Arlington T-Stop (Green Line). Take a left at the Commons. Continue walking towards Storrow Drive and go over the Arthur Miller bridge. Bear to the right towards the Half-Shell and cross over the footbridge on your left. Keep walking until you see a sculpture of a head.

Teaching lineup upcoming:
-September 8: Rachel Arnold – http://ladyraycello.com
-September 22: Amy Leydon – http://www.amyleydonyoga.com

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Summer 2010 Saturdays 3 – 3:45 PM through October 9th
Free Family Yoga on the Esplanade (Charles River Boston)
at the Charles River Esplanade. By the Arthur Fiedler Statue**

FREE

The Esplanade Association and Bare Bones Yoga is excited to introduce Family Yoga on the Esplanade. Karen Fabian, Cerified Baptiste Teacher, ERYT, will be leading this class which is open to all levels and ages. We just ask that you bring your own mat or towel and water. We hope you join us for a fun afternoon of free family yoga! Bring the kids!

Classes are weather permitting, so please check the website for updates. For more information, please contact Chris Timmel at 617.227.0365 or ctimmel@esplanadeassociation.org.

How to get there: Get off at the Arlington T-Stop (Green Line). Take a left at the Commons. Continue walking towards Storrow Drive and go over the Arthur Miller bridge. Bear to the right towards the Half-Shell and cross over the footbridge on your left. Keep walking until you see a sculpture of a head.

Next Class Dates: Sept 18, 25, Oct 2, 9

** Class on 9/25 will be at the Stoneman Playground (100 yds east of the Mass Ave Bridge)

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Summer 2010 Sundays July 11 – September 5, 2010
FREE Yoga on the Charles River Esplanade Cambridge
5 – 6 PM
On the Memorial Drive side of the Charles River in the grassy area opposite DeWolf St., just east of the Weeks Footbridge

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC) sponsor free yoga classes this summer in a grassy area beside the Charles River in Cambridge. All ages and abilities are welcome. Weather permitting: for weather cancellations check CRC’s website

Look for information at the Charles River Conservancy website Perhaps next summer!

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Past Events

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Saturday January 16, 2010
Narada Yoga Event with Amy Leydon
1 – 4 PM
at Stil Studio, 950 Providence Hwy Ste 740, Dedham, MA 02026
Suggested donation: $30
With a suggested donation of $30 (pay what you will), participate in a yoga workshop with Amy Leydon with live sitar music, followed by a special trunk show by Hadley Pollet. The funds will help support Yele Haiti, an organization founded by Haitian musician Wyclef Jean.
Sign up through Stil Studio.

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Saturday January 23, 2010
Haitian Relief classes at Exhale Spa
Boston
1:00 – 2:00 PM | Haitian Relief – Core Fusion with Catherine Tucker
2:30 – 3:45 PM | Haitian Relief – Yoga with Sarah Sturges

Sign up online at Exhale Spa Boston

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Sunday January 24, 2010
Fund Raiser for Haitian Relief at Soni Yoga
Cambridge, MA
12:00 – 1:30 PM | Hatha All Levels class with David. Minimum donation $10.
2:00 – 4:30 PM | Accupuncture sessions with Peri Ozker. Minimum donation $20.
2:45 – 4:00 PM | Music by 3 time Boston Music Award winners Sol y Canto. Minimum donation $15 for adults and $5 for children.
More information at Soni Yoga

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Through Sunday January 31, 2010
100% Etsy sales to Partners in Health for Haiti
Local music and yoga teacher Rachel Arnold, aka LadyRayCello, is donating 100% of her Etsy sales to Partners in Health/Haiti. Over $350 worth of critters has been raised so so far!
Check them out on her Etsy shop.

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Saturday February 13, 2010
Fundraising Workshop for Africa Yoga Project at Baptiste in Cambridge with Bonnie Argo
1 PM – 4 PM
at Baptiste Yoga in Cambridge, MA
Cost: $50
Join Bonnie Argo & Brian Lam for this special 3 hour workshop with 100% of proceeds going to the Africa Yoga Project. We will spend the first hour dropping deeply into our own flow practice, following which we will collaborate with members of our community to explore the foundations of the AcroYoga practice. The goal of this workshop is to give you a taste of the practices that have become so powerful in our work in Kenya, and to give you a picture of the extent of the work that is being done by the Africa Yoga Project.
Through YogaThree. Sign up through Baptiste Yoga Cambridge.

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Sunday February 14, 2010
Hearts for Haiti: Benefit Class for Partners in Health/Haiti with Ame Wren
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
at Back Bay Yoga
Suggested Donation: $15 in advance – or any amount at the door.
Join Ame Wren for a special Vinyasa Class to benefit Partners in Health/Haiti.
Sign up online through Back Bay Yoga

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Saturday February 27, 2010
Hope and Healing: Yoga, Poetry and Kirtan
1:00 – 2:30 PM | Healing Warrior Yoga
2:30 – 3:45 PM | Poetry … and Kirtan
at Black Lotus Yoga, Cambridge, MA
Suggested Donation: $25 for entire program. $20 for Healing Warrior Yoga only. $10 for Poetry and Kirtan only
A benefit for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. I was lucky enough to meet the lovely Carly while we were both assisting at Kripalu. She will be visiting from New York City for this event and I wholeheartedly encourage everyone to attend.
RSVP with Carly. Her information is on the flyer at Black Lotus Yoga.

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Sunday February 28, 2010
Haiti Benefit at Karma
1 – 4 PM
at Karma Yoga Studio, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
Come join in yoga, art, and community as we unite to support the people of Haiti through prayers, intention, and cash.
Bid at the silent auction, choose from 4 benefit yoga classes (including live music), or just come to hang out at the cafe and sip tea with friends, new and old.
We will join karma, asana (physical practice), pranayama (breath), puja (offering, intention or prayer), and community on a very special day of classes, silent auction, clothing drive, live music.
Check out this post for more info!

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Sunday March 14, 2010
Restore and more! yogaHOPE benefit with Theresa Briggs and Michelle Pfennighaus
3:30 – 5:30 PM
at Bow Street Yoga in Union Sq. Somerville, MA
Donation: $15
Let’s destress! Michelle will be sharing favorite foods and exercises to help relieve stress, followed by a restorative yoga class with Theresa Briggs. All proceeds benefit yogaHOPE, a non-profit outreach organization dedicated to establishing rehabilitative yoga programs in residential facilities for underserved women in substance abuse recovery, poor and homeless women, and victims of domestic violence.
Find out more here on Michelle’s website.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010
Narada Yoga Benefit Yoga, Live Music, and Trunk Show with Amy Leydon, Mike Rivard, and Hadley Pollet
2:30 – 4:30 PM
at Exhale Spa Boston
Our Journey founder, Maureen Ahearn, will give a slide show presentation showing us the progress Our Journey is making in South Africa. Maureen spends six months of the year traveling in Africa. She works hands on with children whose lives has been destroyed by AIDS.
Proceeds benefit Our Journey and Yele Haiti

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Sunday April 25, 2010
Narada Yoga Benefit with Amy Leydon and Mike Rivard
1 – 2:30 PM
at South Boston Yoga
Donation Only
Benefit Class for Our Journey, Inc. Luxuriate in a free-flowing class with the graceful teaching of Amy Leydon and the live music of soulful strumming of Mike Rivard on sintir.
More info about the event including sign up is here through South Boston Yoga

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Sunday April 25 to Sunday May 16th 2010
Spring Closet Cleanse (Clothing Drive) for Second Chances-Help us help others through YOGA!
at Bow Street Yoga in Union Sq. Somerville, MA

Donate your gently used clothes and receive $5 off a monthly or ten-class pass or $2 off a drop-in. You don’t have to be detoxing to donate.

Second Chances is a Somerville nonprofit with local yogi Andrea Shapiro at the helm. They provide local homelessness, emergency assistance, and anti-poverty organizations the clothes their clients need, when they need it. To learn more please visit www.secondchances.org

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Sunday May 2, 2010
Yoga Fundraiser for the American Liver Foundation
1 – 3 PM
at Exhale Spa Boston
Cost: $30 (advanced) /$35 (at the door)

Awaken your passion in this playful, erotic, sensual flow. Endulge with luscious hip openers, move to the seductive music and rest fully in a specially designed deep healing relaxation and meditation.

Join PranaVayu/Dharma Mittra Certified Instructor Larisa and Baptiste Certified Instructor Danielle Jacobs as they lead an amazing yoga practice that leaves you feeling divine.

All proceeds will benefit the American Liver Foundation. Registration can be made online and payment will be collected the day of the class. Tickets are $30 for registering in advance and $35 the day of the class, collected in cash or check made out the The American Liver Foundation.

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Sunday May 16, 2010
Saluting the Spirit: A Yoga Fundraising Event to benefit Pathways to Health and yogaHOPE
at Exhale Spa Boston
Now in its seventh year, Saluting the Spirit brings together some of Boston’s best yoga teachers to lead participants in a challenging three-hour flow. It’s a powerful afternoon of inspiration, yoga, fundraising, and fun! Saluting the Spirit is a fundraising event and so all participants are asked to raise a minimum of $500 prior to the event. All funds raised benefit Pathways to Wellness and yogaHOPE.
More information for fundraising at Saluting the Spirit 2010. Also see the website for Saluting the Spirit 2010.

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Saturday May 22, 2010
Yogathon in Boston
at MIT Campus, Cambrige, MA

We Bostonians take pride in our Marathon. Now we have the chance to draw from our Marathan spirit and dive into our inner depths using Yoga. Come join either by yourself or as a team, the Boston Yogathon led by Yogathon master Sriram Sarvotham.

Yogathan is a 6 hour guided process that includes an introduction to the 8 limbs of Yoga, a series of yogic postures, Sun Salutations, and listening to commentary by H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the Patanjali Yoga Sutras, the master text of Yoga, dealing with the discipline and practice of Yoga. The yogathan is a fundraiser to support the Youth Empowement Seminar (through the Art of Living) programs for high schools in Boston.

This has something to offer for both beginners and adepts at Yoga. All are welcome and no prerequisites needed.

Contact: Shree @ dkulkarni @artofliving.org / 817-881-9191
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Sunday June 13, 2010
Yoga Fundraiser for MS
1 – 2:30 PM
at Life in Synergy, 867 Boylston Street (across from Prudential Center), Boston, MA
Suggested donation: $15 cash or check only
Come join us for 90 minutes of yoga to support a great cause with Tiffany. No pre-registration is necessary. Just show up ready to sweat, laugh and have some fun!
Proceeds from this yoga class will go towards the fight against Multiple Sclerosis. Checks should be made payable to the “National MS Society” and any donation amount, large or small, is appreciated.
Info at the facebook event page.

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Friday August 20, 2010
This Friday: Invitation to Peentz Dubble Benefit Class + Potluck
7 – 9 PM
at Parish Hall at FUSN, 1326 Washington St, West Newton
Donation: $20
Down Under Yoga in Newton, MA will be opening a new yoga studio (Newtonville on Walnut St.) this Fall. In September, senior Iyengar teacher Peentz Dubble will be moving her classes into the new studio space. You are warmly invited to  join Peentz, her yoga assistants, and the Newton Iyengar Yoga Community in celebration of and with gratitude for the home that First Unitatian Society in Newton has provided our yoga community for so many years! As such, Peentz will be leading a special class to benefit the First Unitarian Society of Newton, her classes’ home for the past 15 years, before she moves her community in with Down Under Yoga. You are invited to take class with Peentz, bring a favorite reading or poem to share, and stay for a pot-luck reception – bring a dessert, veggie finger-food or non-alcoholic drink to share.

Please bring props and mat if you can!

Pre-register with Peentz: peentz@peentz.com
More information: http://home.comcast.net/~peentzdubble/Schedule.html#FUSN-Benefit

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Thursday August 26, 2010

Yoga Social on the North Shore presents: Vito’s vinyasa class, Live music, and post-Yoga Social
7:30 PM
at Yoga Sakti in Salem, MA

Join a YOGA SOCIAL @ Yoga Sakti organized by YOGA SOCIAL ON THE NORTH SHORE. Fellow yoga teacher friend Vito Politano is leading a Vinyasa class, featuring Live Music Savasana with Liz Glow & Jackie O followed by Post-Yoga Social at The Black Lobster (just a few doors down) with Live Music on the deck.  Check out our Meetup group at www.meetup.com/Yoga-North-Shore.

Click here for the flyer

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Saturday September 18, 2010
Raising Money for Charity: Bliss + Beat: Kirtan with Daphne Tse and John de Kadt
7:30 – 9:30 PM
at Back Bay Yoga
Cost: $20
Join us for a celebration through sound! This Kirtan brings together two internationally renowned musicians in aid ofGlobal Mala Boston. You will be lulled into a state of pure bliss by Daphne’s melodic voice, and John’s skillful percussion. Kirtan invites us to open our hearts with community, with the option to sing along or just to enjoy the music being offered. All the Back Bay Yoga proceeds from this event will be donated to the charity non-profit being supported by Global Mala Boston this year: Yoga for Single Moms.

More info can be found at the Back Bay Yoga events page.

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Sunday September 19, 2010
Yoga Reaches Out
9 AM – 5PM
at Gillette Stadium’s Field House, 1 Patriot Place Foxboro, MA
Join over 1,000 yogis with a goal to raise over 1 million dollars in this special Yogathon fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Bostonand Yoga for Single Moms at the Gillette Stadium field house.

Combining Global Mala in the morning with an afternoon workshop with Ana Forrest followed by Kirtan Concert withWade Imre Morrisette together with live music by nationally and locally known artists. Yoga Teachers from the Boston area include Bonnie ArgoLynne BegierJacqui BonwellBo Forbes, Brian Lam, Amy LeydonChanel LuckRebecca Pacheco, and Christine Raffa.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.yogareachesout.org/

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September 2010
Hip Hop Yoga to FEED BOSTON!
at Sweat and Soul Yoga, 1032A Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Lynne Begier’s Hip Hop Yoga Classes

All proceeds from Lynne Begier’s Hip Hop Classes at Sweat and Soul Yoga (SASY) for the month of September will be donated to the the Greater Boston Food Bank.- Hip Hop Yoga to FEED BOSTON!
Look for Lynne’s Hip Hop Yoga classes on the schedule here.

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Saturday October 2, 2010
Free Yoga beginners’ class … Outside! courtesy of O2 Yoga
11:00 – 11:45 AM
FREE
at Peters Park – On Washington St. in Boston’s South End
Part of the Peters Park Fall Festival from 10am-2pm. O2 Yoga class cards are also being raffled off at the festival.

More info at the facebook event page.

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Saturday October 2, 2010
Rock, Pop and HOP Yoga to Benefit Children’s Hospital
4:00 – 5:30 PM
at Sweat and Soul Yoga, 1032A Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02215
Cost: $20
Join Lynne Begier for a special class to benefit Children’s Hospital Boston. Rockin’ Yoga set to a playlist of the best tunes of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Pop and Hip Hop. Open up Your Body and Feel Good! All Levels Welcome! Be Prepared to Move and SWEAT!
We have a RAFFLE with great prizes and all peeps get a VitaCoco who is sponsoring the event too! [Sweat and Soul Yoga is located right by BU.]

More info at the facebook event page

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Friday October 1st through Sunday October 3rd 2010
FREE YOGA for South Boston Yoga’s Grand Opening Celebration!
at South Boston Yoga
South Boston Yoga is moving into a new space! Join them to celebrate , Oct 1st -3rd. Free Yoga all that weekend and a full, expanded schedule to sample all the new classes and teachers: Aerial/Swing Yoga, Afro Flow Yoga, Capoeira, Natya Yoga, plus all the old SBY favorites: All Levels, Gentle, Beginners, Restorative and Advanced! 36 W Broadway, next to Teriyaki House, across from the Broadway T.

Cheap yoga for Boston: All  yoga classes for $5 from Sept 15th thru Oct 15th.

Look to SBY’s website for details and yoga class schedule.

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Saturday & Sunday October 16th & 17th 2010
Samara Yoga Open House Weekend with Free classes, Free massage, live music, and potluck dinner
at Samara Yoga in Davis Square, Somerville, MA

To celebrate their opening and the coming of Fall, Samara Yoga is offering an expanded schedule of FREE Yoga classes, FREE mini-massage and acupuncture treatments & treats all weekend long- ending with a potluck dinner for teachers and students on Sunday night.

Saturday – 10/16:

9:00 – 10:00 AM  |  Vinyasa- Level 1/2 – Julia Djeke
10:30 – 11:30 AM |  Vinyasa – Level 2/3 – Chandra Cantor
12:00 – 1:00 PM   |  Vipassana Yoga – Fez Aswat
1:30 – 2:30 PM      |  Vinyasa – Level 2 – Johanna Hynes – w/ LIVE MUSIC
3 :00- 4:00 PM      |  Beginners – Level 1 – Kristen Reinhardt
4:30 – 5:30 PM      |  Anusara-Inspired – Level 1/2 – Hannah Emlen

~FREE mini Acupuncture sessions/consultations with Bradley Cox – 10am-3pm~

Sunday – 10/17:

10:00 – 11:00 AM         |  Vinyasa-Level 2/3 – Nicoline Valkenberg
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM  |  Anusara-Inspired – Level 1/2 – Elizabeth Brown
1:00 – 2:00 PM             |  Yin Yoga – Josh Summers
2:30 – 3:30 PM              |  Vinyasa-Level 2 – Rachel Arnold – w/ LIVE SITAR!
4:00 – 5:00 PM             |  Foundations – Level 1 – Chayah Lichtig
5:30 – 6:30 PM              |  Vinyasa-Level 1/2 – Nicoline Valkenberg w/ LIVE SITAR!
7 PM | Potluck for staff & students!

~FREE chair massage with Asi Texeira – 12-5pm~

Visit Samara Yoga’s website for  full line-up of the weekend’s events!

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Sunday October 17, 2010
Grand Opening at Newton’s Down Under Yoga
9 AM – 4 PM | Free 30 to 45 minute taster yoga classes with Down Under’s teachers
5:00 PM | Welcome and keynote speech by Patricia Walden, followed by yoga demonstration
5.30 PM | Panel Discussion – Balancing Acts: Poses, Products, and the Future of Yoga in America
at Down Under Yoga in Newton, MA

A lot has changed since Swami Vivikenadana introduced yoga to the U.S. at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Mainstream Americans were wary of what sounded like a mystical religion. Today, more than 16 million Americans practice yoga on a regular basis, most emphasizing the physical rather than the spiritual side. The amount of money spent on yoga outfits and accoutrements, yoga vacations and retreats, water bottles, underwear, and videos stretches well into the billions. We all celebrate this new popularity, but for the opening of Down Under Yoga, founder Justine Wiltshire and Director of the Iyengar Program Peentz Dubble have invited three of the country’s most prominent and accomplished yoga teachers to discuss the changes, the benefits and pitfalls of commercialization, and where it’s all heading. Featuring Barbara BenaghShiva Rea, andPatricia Walden.

Shiva Rhea master class too from 3 – 4:30 pm! (registration required. Proceeds will be used to buy a bike rack for Newtonville and environmentally greening their space around Walnut Street.)
For more information, visit the Down Under Yoga website.

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Friday October 15th through Sunday October 17th 2010
Samadhi in Newton Celebrates their 5 Year Anniversary with Free classes, events, and prizes
at Samadhi Yoga Studio 796 Beacon St., Newton Center, MA

Kirtan with Shantala plus raffle
Friday, October 15th, 2010
6 – 7 PM  | Pre-Kirtan Reception
7 – 9 PM  | Kirtan

The Natural State of Mind in Everyday Life with Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche
Saturday, October 16th, 2010
2 – 6 PM

Free classes, prizes, and a new referral program. Samadhi will be raffling off tons of great prizes Friday Night including class series, massages, and one lucky winner will win 1 month of unlimited classes! Throughout October, all new clients receive a week of unlimited classes for FREE!

All yoga classes are FREE on Saturday and Sunday October 16th and 17th.

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Sunday October 24, 2010
FREE Yoga Class with 20 Teacher Training Assistants
2 – 4 PM
at Prana Power Yoga Central Square, Cambridge, MA

A FREE 2 hour yoga class with 20+ Assistants as part of the second weekend of the Prana Power Yoga Assistant. The trainees will be honing their skills and sharing the LOVE with LOTS of nurturing assists. Check-in will begin at 1:30pm The class will fill up at 50 students on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info at the facebook event page.

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Saturday October 30, 2010
WAH! Benefit Concert for Amma’s Charities
5:30 PM | Dinner and Social Hour
6:50 PM | Multimedia Presentation on Amma and Her Charitable Activities
7:00 PM | Ambrosia: Amma’s New England Bhajan Band
7:30 PM | Wah! concert
at South Boston Yoga 36 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Cost: $25.99
WAH! will perform a benefit concert for humanitarian and spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi or “Amma”, also known as the “Hugging Saint” by the international press.

WAH! combines reggae, Hindu chanting and pop to create a unique mix of spiritual world music. She has created extensive music products for yoga and meditation communities.

She has performed at Yoga Journal Conferences, Omega Institute, and UK Yoga Show. Her CDs showcase her creative approach to mantra, Hindu devotional chanting and songs in English. Her 2008 release from Nutone Music, LOVE HOLDING LOVE, continues her unique combination of hip production with mantra.

This concert will feature a special song written by WAH! for Amma.

For Tickets: http://wah2010.eventbrite.com/
Call South Boston Yoga for tickets/info: (617) 315-7448
Or visit them online at www.southbostonyoga.net
Note: music event and concert are at the new South Boston Yoga location.

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Sunday November 14, 2010
Yoga For Haiti Festival
9 AM – 5 PM
at Springstep, 98 George P. Hassett Drive,  Medford, MA

A day-long festival connecting our local yoga community to celebrate Haitian culture through yoga, dance and music.

Classes begin at 9am and festivities will run through 5pm. Join us for one, two, or more classes throughout the day. Participation Yoga Teachers: Alex Austin, Ame WrenDavid Magone, Leslie Salmon Jones, and Rebecca Pacheco

Free parking and T-accessible! Directions are available at http://www.yogaforhaitifestival.com/GettingThere.html

You can pre-register and donate online, or CASH donations will be gratefully accepted at the door (100% of donations will go toPartners in Health).

Find more information on:

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Tuesday November 16th through Thanksgiving Day
10 Days of Gratitude and Hope
at Laughing Dog Yoga Wellesley, MA

Benefit Events/Classes for yogaHOPE and Rosie’s Place.

Benefit Classes Throughout The Week ~
We will be offering benefit classes throughout the week to help raise money for yogaHOPE. The studio will be donating 30% of the class proceeds to this organization. All you need to do is show up and take class. Your presence is your way of showing your support. The following are benefit classes:

Fri. 11/19 ~ 9:30-11a – Nia w/ Robyn – ONLY $10 (100% of proceeds to yogaHOPE)
Fri. 11/19 ~ 9:30-11a – Yoga/All Levels w/ Daniel – ONLY $10 (100% of proceeds to Rosie’s Place)

**Thurs. 11/25 ~ 9-10:30a – FREE THANKSGIVING CLASS w/ Cynthia
**Donation Class!!! Cynthia is teaching for free. Donations in any amount appreciated to benefit Rosie’s Place. 100% of donations will go to this phenomenal organization and the women it serves.

Throughout the 10 days, you can make cash donations to yogaHOPE. No amount is too small or too large to help make a difference in someone’s life. Collection basket will be in studio.

For more information, visit Laughing Dog’s website at http://ldy.otpartners.com
A flier of the event is here.

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Friday November 19, 2010
A Day of Gratitude and Hope
9:30 AM – 2 PM
at Laughing Dog Yoga Wellesley, MA

9:30 – 11:00 AM      |  yogaHOPE Benefit Nia Class w/ Robyn ($10)
9:30 – 11:00 AM      |  Rosie’s Place Benefit Yoga Class w/ Daniel ($10)

Both classes only $10 – 100% proceeds to yogaHOPE and Rosie’s Place. Join the fun and support a worthy cause! Drop-ins Welcome!

9:30 AM – 2:00 PM    |  Trunk Show of Autumn Teneyl Designs (FlierFlier2)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM  |  STUDIO PARTY!!!! –All Welcome!!! Lot’s Happening!!!

LIVE Music by Grass Gypsys!! refreshments, great company, Henna Tattoo’s by Heather!! Crafts for a Cause!!

Heather is a fully certified henna artist and only uses 100% natural plant dye to create her designs. The henna art will cost $5. It is a beautiful design on your skin that is temporary, typically lasting 1-3 weeks.
Hetty Friedman, founder of Crafts for a Cause, a non-profit organization that works in partnership with a Fair Trade weaver’s cooperative in Guatemala, will also be on hand selling hand-dyed, hand woven scarves and shawls – designed by Hetty and made by Mayan weavers. A % of proceeds will go to yogaHOPE.

For more information, visit Laughing Dog’s website at http://ldy.otpartners.com
A flier of the event is here.

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Thursday November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving Day Flow with Ame Wren
2 – 4 PM
at Back Bay Yoga Boston, MA
Cost:  $25

Join Ame Wren for this special 2 hour holiday class that will blend invigorating and fluid vinyasa with deep relaxation and restoration. This class will leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to embrace the holiday season. All levels are welcome and modifications will be offered for beginning and advanced students.

ALL BBY proceeds will be donated to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

More info at the facebook event page.

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Thursday November 25, 2010
Thanksgiving Fundraisers with Nicole & John Churchill
8 AM     |   Kosmic Pulse with Nicole
9 AM     |   Vinyasa with John
at Samadhi Yoga Studio Newton Centre, MA
Cost: $20 suggested minimum donation

These special classes are dedicated to Phuni Meston and her children. As many of you know, Phuni suffered the devastating loss of her husband this year after his lifelong battle with depression. We would like you to join us in honoring the strength of this amazing family by coming to these fundraising classes on Thanksgiving Day.

Additionally, you may have noticed all of the beautiful new jewelry we have on display. All pieces are on loan from Phuni’s store, Karma, where you can find hundreds of beautiful, fair trade works of art, all carefully selected and sourced directly from the artisans.

All proceeds from this class will be donated to Phuni & her family.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute, donations will be accepted at the front desk in any amount now until December 2nd.

For more information.

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Sunday November 28, 2010
Detoxify and Rejuvenate! An Anusara Inspired post Thanksgiving holiday special class
2 – 4 PM
at Karma Yoga Studio Harvard Square. 1120 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA
Cost:  $25 (or $20 if you bring a prop or a mat to donate!)

Elizabeth Brown teaches a special all-levels Anusara Inspired class to unwind from a weekend of eating and travel. Step into a freshly inspired state of being.

Together we will cleanse and reawaken our palates with an uplifting asana sequence followed by heart opening backbends and juicy twists. Pranayama and Meditation will be followed by a longer savasana with live music to delight and nourish your soul.

A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Cambridge YWCA to buy yoga props for the 108 women in recovery to help jump start their residential yoga program. Come celebrate, replenish, and restore in the company of one another!

Register now to reserve your spot as space is limited! You can make your payment at the studio OR email Laura [AT] karmayogastudio [DOT] com

For more information visit the event’s facebook page

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Saturday, December 11th and 12th, 2010
Second Annual FREE Holiday Yoga Class, Celebration and Tag Sale
at O2 Yoga in Somerville and the South End Boston

Saturday, December 11, Somerville studio:
1:30 – 3:00 PM  | Class
3:00 – 4:30 PM  | Tag sale and refreshments

Sunday, December 12, South End studio:
1:00 – 2:30 PM  | Class
2:30 – 4:00 PM  | Tag sale and refreshments

Join Mimi Loureiro for a free class followed by refreshments, and a tag sale!
More information at O2’s website here

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Saturday December 18, 2010
FREE Chair Massage and YogaHOPE Benefit Class
at North End Yoga Boston, MA
Cost: $15

9:30 – 10:45 AM  | Benefit Class with Tasha Rein
11:00 -1:00 PM   | Free Chair massage with Sarah Phelps

More information at North End Yoga’s website here

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Disclaimer: While we do our best to maintain accurate information, we are not responsible for erroneous information on this page. Please check directly with the provider of the event before heading out.

Thank you and enjoy yoga around Boston!

Updated 02/07/2010

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