Classes and workshops at CHA are an opportunity to nurture your growth, explore the creative impulse and get inspired. We are homebase for leading Zero Balancing teacher, Jim McCormick, and we regularly offer Zero Balancing Training and workshops. We also host the Your Center Pilates Studio, and the Barbara Lyon Yoga Series.
Our instructors are independent, passionate and insightful, drawing from all the expertise in their field in thoughtfuly crafting the unique, experiential classes we offer here. We are always adding classes and workshops, so please check back, or subscribe to our mailing list to stay abreast of our current offerings.
Restorative Yoga Intermediate Yoga
Intermediate Yoga is a Kripalu style yoga class for experienced students. Deepen and hone the basics while exploring more challenging poses. All classes are taught in the Kripalu style and follow a semester-long arc. Each semester begins with a focus on stretches and twists and then builds in rigor and complexity. Beyond this basic structure, every semester is different. Barbara's classes are responsive, integrating the needs and interests of her current students, influence of current events and even the season. Visit Barbara's Facebook page to find out the theme of an upcoming class.
Visit http://www.cometoyoga.com/ for current discounts and more information.
Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration required.
Winter Semester: January, February, March
Spring Semester: April, May, June
Summer: July, August - each summer we open and balance a different chakra (energy center) each week - a fascinating exploration!
Fall Semester: September, October, November, December
Instructor: Barbara Lyon
Contact: 617-393-1835, firstname.lastname@example.org
Times: Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: Cambridge Health Associates
Prerequisites: This class is for experienced yoga students
Materials: All props provided
"Barbara Lyon is a born teacher. She has that rare ability to create a learning environment that is totally stress-free and student friendly! Although her classes include poses that challenge students, each student is encouraged to advance at the pace he or she needs and is comfortable with." - C. L.
"I've been taking Barbara's class for 7 years or so, and it's not an exaggeration to say that it changed my life. She's such a patient, careful teacher: my body makes sense to me now in a way that it didn't before. If you want a small, gentle yoga class with a lot of personal attention, I can't recommend this class highly enough!" —S.M.
Restorative Yoga is a very gentle form of yoga. In class we use blankets, bolsters, blocks to support the body in gentle stretches. These are generally held for several minutes, supporting the opening and softening of tissue and allowing for breath to deepen and flow. This promotes an experience of deep release and relaxation.
Restorative Yoga can be practiced by anyone, from beginner to seasoned practicioner . It can compliment bodywork and can be used therapeutically to support the healing process of many conditions (sometimes in a private session).
Instructor: Beate Grieben-Francis
Contact: email@example.com or 857-919-6238
Class Times: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Downstairs at Cambridge Health Associates
Prerequisites: Open to all levels
Materials: All yoga props provided
"Beate's restorative yoga is a welcome respite to our everyday stresses. She gently guides us with soft music, a thoughtful reading, and gentle poses which help release mental and physical tension. Ultimately we experience a blissful relaxation. I highly recommend experiencing her restorative sessions." K.H.