Class Descriptions

In-studio, online, family, fitness and more…find out what Willow Street has to offer!


Yoga & Meditation

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Find the practice that’s right for you!

Family yoga

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Willow Street Yoga offers yoga for families in all stages of life: from pregnancy to postpartum, kids’ classes, yogic parenting, and more.

Fitness & Pilates

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Looking to build strength? Try our fitness and pilates offerings.

 

Yoga Classes

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with Maria S.

 

Aligned Vinyasa Flow

In this class expect to transition from one pose to the next in a steady and slow manner while syncing with the breath and focusing on alignment to protect joints, strengthen muscles and create space in the body, mind and breath. No one sequence is alike and each week you will transition through creative practices that target major and deep muscles in the body creating more mobility and ease in areas we tend to feel limitations with our daily routine. Vinyasa offers stability and strength, as well as mindfulness and a challenge to stay present with the breath.

 

Maria Hamburger

Tuesdays with Suzie

1:00 – 2:15pm

Wednesdays with Maria H.

4:00 – 5:15pm

All-Levels Yoga

An Alignment Based Class including pranayama and messages to the heart.

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Thursdays with Carol

7:15 – 8:30pm

Bones, Balance, Core, & More

Build strength and endurance, increase range of motion and agility, improve posture, prevent falls. This class is designed to promote long-term health with a focus on increasing bone health, balance, and the strength and flexibility to maintain an active lifestyle. It draws on Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall’s studies to prevent and reverse osteoporosis as well Baxter Bell and Nina Zolotov’s Yoga for Healthy Aging practices.

 

Thursdays with Lakshmi

6:15 – 7:30pm

Embodyoga®

Embodyoga® explores traditional Hatha Yoga postures by inquiring into the feeling and movement of life force within our bodies.  It is this inner movement that guides our visible outer movements into every yoga posture, breathing practice, and meditation.  

All levels welcome.

 

Mondays with Angelique

7:15 – 8:30pm

Wednesdays with Kathy

11:00 – 12:30pm

Thursdays with Carrie

7:00 – 8:00pm

 

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga integrates therapeutically-oriented principles of alignment into gentle muscle toning and stretching, along with restorative postures, breath work, and meditation. Excellent for those working with injury, illness, or chronic pain or seeking a gentler class than Yoga I, or anyone needing a space to restore and relax.

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Mondays with Carol

11:30 – 12:30pm

Getting Older, Getting Stronger

Increase your resilience, strength, and vitality – this class includes breath work, practices to warm-up muscles and joints, strengthen the core and back, improve balance and agility, and increase focus and clarity.  Students are encouraged to find their balance between ease and effort, start from where they are, modify where appropriate, and continually build strength and capacity. 

 

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Mondays with Joe

6:30 – 7:45pm

 

Healthy Low Back + A Little Chillin’

Join Joe on Monday nights for this readily accessible, quieting practice. This practice is for anyone who wants practical tools for a healthy back, as well as an exploration of core relationships in our body. You’ll leave with an understanding of how to work with these relationships and how they relate to mind, breath, and even heart.

 

Sundays with Tuesday

11:30 – 12:30pm

Mondays with Lori

7:45 – 9:00pm

Tuesdays with Lori

7:00 – 8:15pm

Intermediate Yoga

Share in a practice of more advanced poses and explore asana to gain strength and flexibility in your body and mind. Each week’s practice builds towards the next to provide consistency in your practice. This class grows from simple poses to more complex poses with places to stop and work along the way. Our experienced teachers will offer alternatives and checkpoints along the way to help you feel supported, safe, and ready to keep going.

 

This class is not intended for students with less than one year of asana practice. 

 

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Wednesdays with Joe

7:30 – 8:45pm

 

Intermediate Yoga for Steadiness & Peace

This intermediate-level class includes some lunar-oriented asana for yogis with experience, as well as a substantial focus on meditation and pranayama. The class will leave you feeling chill, grounded, and connected to your body and breath.

 

Saturdays with Terri

11:00 – 12:00pm

Let Your Yoga Dance

Let Your Yoga Dance combines gentle yoga and chakra-inspired dance movement (no complicated choreography) with music from around the world. Guaranteed to boost your joy quotient in body, mind, and heart! Dancing is a natural antidepressant, good for exercising balance, loosening joints, and strengthening bones and muscles, especially the heart with some blissful cardio action. Fun and energizing for all ages, bodies, and abilities. No yoga experience or mat necessary, just a little room to move.  Our practice every Saturday at 11:15am is designed to combine joy and fun with the deep and the sacred.

 

Mondays with Tuesday

12:30 – 1:00pm

Meditation Mondays

Join Tuesday for 30 minutes of guided meditation.

Begin or deepen your meditation practice with this weekly guided meditation.  Step onto the road toward your meditation habit.  All levels of practice (including beginners) are welcome. This
series is for everybody and every body.

 

Tuesdays with Lisa L.

6:30 – 7:30am

Thursdays with Lisa L.

6:30 – 7:30am

Rise & Shine

Come greet the day, salute the sun, get those kinks out so you can get you up and going! This is your chance to try out that early AM yoga class you’ve wanted to challenge yourself to do. The one hour will help you prepare for your day, provide a fresh focus for breath, body and mind to tackle all those “to dos” on your list. Come on, join in and let’s Get up and Get Going! Hope to see you there, to greet the day!

All levels welcome.

 

Sundays with Maria Elena

8:45 – 9:45am

 

Smooth Wake-Up Flow

Maria Elena calls her Sunday morning class “a yawn for the body.”  A smooth, but active wake-up of our major muscle groups, Maria Elena leads the class in an energizing flow to welcome the day in strength, in ease, and in love with every part of ourselves.  C’mon legs … and get to the mat for the best alarm ever.  Plus, you’re likely to learn a little something about a feathered friend as your own Sunday morning takes flight.

 

Mondays with Sheree

5:00 – 6:15pm

Strength, Balance, & Breath

Level I/II with modifications for easier/harder poses as needed. Equal focus on strength, flexibility and many forms of balance. Often includes some vinyasa/flow sequences. Class always includes pranayama and savasana.

Wednesdays with Diana

7:00 – 8:00am

 

Sweet & Steady Flow

Sweet and Steady Flow offers a low-key, balanced practice centered on breath-based movements. Students can expect an extra-long warm-up; a leisurely-paced practice that builds strength, flexibility, focus, and calm; and extra attention to breathing and meditation practices.

This steadying practice benefits students of all levels, including beginners, but is not suited for students with acute injuries, please.

 

Sundays with Joe

10:00 – 11:00am

Tuesdays with Lisa K.

7:00 – 8:30pm

Saturdays with Cheryl

8:30 – 9:30am

Yoga I

Yoga I introduces beginning and continuing students to principles of alignment and breath work, primary poses and yoga basics, including use of props. Emphasis on standing poses and opening the shoulders.

 

 

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Saturdays with Joe

10:45 – 12:15pm

Yoga I: Fundamentals

Join Joe Miller in-person for a playful and interesting exploration of how our bodies work. Drawing upon Joe’s 25 years of yogic and biomechanical knowledge, we’ll unwind unconscious movement patterns to discover more ease, strength and freedom in body and mind.

Tuesdays with Laura

7:00 – 8:15pm

Wednesdays with Bita

10:15 – 11:45am

1:00 – 2:00pm

Saturdays with Joe

9:00 – 10:30am

Yoga I/II

Level I/II yoga class is designed for those who have had exposure to yoga, including introduction to basic yoga practices and proper alignment. The experienced beginner and intermediate students wanting to explore their practice and become more familiar with poses, use of the breath and meditation. 

Fridays with Tricia

9:00 – 10:00am

Yoga & Fascial Release

Fascia is connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, blood vessels, and nerves. When it’s healthy, fascia allows your muscles to slide and glide as you move. But when your fascia gets tight and stuck, it can restrict your movement.  In this class, we will release layers of fascia in your body using props, techniques, and yoga poses.  The goal of this class is to release fascial “stuckness,” decrease tension, and improve body awareness.  Everyone welcome.

 

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Thursdays with Joe

4:30 – 6:00pm

Yoga & Meditation

Learn how to use yoga’s various tools for a holistic approach towards balancing the body and calming the mind. This class is suitable for practitioners with some yoga experience who are looking to integrate breath-centric asana, pranayama, chanting, mudra, chakra work, specific kriyas, yoga nidra and meditation in their yoga practice.

 

Fridays with Kathy

9:00 – 10:00am

Yoga to Calm Your Nervous System

At this time of stress and uncertainty, Kathy’s class helps us find grounding, inner peace, and compassion for ourselves and others. We do this through breath work, meditation, and postures designed to reduce anxiety and promote calm.

We also tie in brain/body research and evidence-based strategies to enhance self-security, happiness, and immune system response.

Though no two classes are the same, some practices we almost always do are foot massage for grounding, salutations to the moon in line with the moon’s current phase, and supine walking, a marvelous whole body stretch borrowed from Flexaware and Feldenkrais methods. Throughout the class we look to bring a spirit of lightness, humor, and freedom to our yoga.

This class is for anyone who’d like to feel less anxiety and more resilience.

 

Tuesdays

9:30 – 10:30am

Fridays

9:30 – 10:30am

Yoga with Phil

Join Phil for this class featuring slow-moving, mindful asana with integrated pranayama (breath work) and meditation. Its deliberate, deep nature takes basic asana unflinchingly into the fire of inner awareness, burning away that which distracts or hinders so we can sit more deeply in the source of our own well-being. Everyone welcome.

 

Family Yoga

Willow Street Yoga offers classes for families in all stages of life: from pregnancy to postpartum, kids’ classes, yogic parenting, and more.

with Lori

 

Kids Yoga

Come have fun, move your bodies, breathe, and relax together. Kids of any age (but mostly geared to ages 3-10) can join on their own or with a favorite adult. We will incorporate songs, silly movements as well as traditional yoga poses. Classes will always end with savasana (quiet rest), a peaceful moment and breathing together. I’ve chosen to teach this class because all our kids (mine included) need some time to see other kids, move their bodies, and have a bit of structured time.

 

Sundays with Lori

8:30 – 9:30pm

Mindful Yogic Parenting

This class is targeted to parents and caregivers who want to build a community to take care of ourselves and each other. These are particularly challenging times – managing our children, ourselves, our work, our homes. Let’s join together in a yogic community to talk, move our bodies, breathe, meditate, and support each other. Appropriate for all levels of yogis.

 

Tuesdays with Maria S.

5:00 – 6:15pm

Prenatal Yoga

In this class expect to target the areas of most concern during pregnancy like low back pain, leg cramps, tight hips, tight shoulders or upper back pain, and so much more, while preparing body, mind and breath for labor through challenging poses that strengthen both arms and legs and help train you for the marathon of birth.

Maria has been teaching Prenatal Yoga for the past 6 years. She enjoys guiding pregnant people through the discomforts of pregnancy while educating about pregnancy, birth, the stages of labor and the postpartum period. With this class you are preparing for birth while keeping physically fit and connecting with your breath!

 

Fitness and Pilates

Looking to build strength? Try our fitness and pilates offerings!

 

Fridays with Marvin

7:00 – 8:00pm

Kettlebell Fundamentals for a Balanced Body

In this series Marvin will introduce the Big 5 Kettlebell exercises (Swing, Clean, Press, Squat, and Snatch) with detailed attention to alignment, movement, and safety. The series will cover many Kettlebell exercises but will focus on perfecting the 2-arm swing, without a doubt the most beneficial exercise in the Kettlebell arsenal. This all purpose movement pattern stabilizes the posterior chain, strengthens the feet and legs, improves hip mobility, and activates the muscles of the butt. Other health benefits of Kettlebell usage are improved finger and grip strength, abdominal breath control, and better posture. This series is perfect for beginners, and also suited for intermediate to advanced practitioners who want to perfect their mastery of Kettlebell technique. Since its introduction in 2000, the Kettlebell has established its effectiveness as an all purpose gym and practical supplement to every exercise program! Everyone and all ages are welcome. 

 

Tuesdays with Jessica

10:00 – 11:00am

Thursdays with Roberta

12:30 – 1:30pm

Mixed Level Pilates

Designed for healthy bodies (cleared by a health professional to exercise). This class is oriented toward advanced beginners and beyond, where there will be a flow from exercise to exercise focusing on reinforcing the core Pilates principles. Modifications will be provided to accommodate varying levels. The class will be grounded in the essential repertoire and will incorporate the intermediate repertoire.

Past experience in Pilates Fundamentals or past Pilates experience is helpful, not for brand new Pilates students.