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Local Workshops with Barbara Benagh

Sunday, November 9,

3:15 PM - 6:15 PM


Down Under Yoga
304 Walnut St.,
Newtonville, MA



The Roots: Core, Hips, Legs, and Feet

The core has become a buzzword in yoga classes and for good reason. The abdominal core is made of muscles that attach to and stabilize the spine, so it’s important that these muscles be toned. Sometimes though, the core is misunderstood. Muscles are engaged harshly or peripheral muscles are overused causing the true core to be inhibited. Barbara will help you identify the core and strategize how to use yoga to establish a strong and fluid core and a sense of having your feet firmly on the ground.


October 30 – November 1, 2014

Back Bay Yoga, 364 Boylston St. Boston

St. Mary's Orthodox Church,
8 Inman St.,
Central Sq., Cambridge (right next to Town Hall)

Thursday SOLD OUT
Saturday SOLD OUT


Barbara welcomes back the venerable Richard Freeman to the Boston area. Richard is one of the world’s leading teachers of yoga. He began the practice of yoga asana and meditation in 1968 and subsequently found an integrative vision in the teachings of the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. A master of Astanga Yoga, Richard’s teaching style is unique in that it continuously restructures and reframes the biomechanical and perceptual forms of the asana and movement in the context of a profound understanding of yoga philosophy, all laden with humor and compassion. Richard spent nearly nine years in Asia studying various traditions that he incorporates into the Astanga yoga practice.

The workshop is now being held in the following
location on Friday and Saturday:

St. Mary's Orthodox Church,
8 Inman St.,
Central Sq., Cambridge (right next to Town Hall)
No Parking in the church lot.

Secrets of the Ashtanga Vinyasa System   SOLD OUT
Thursday, October 30
Noon – 3 p.m
location: Back Bay Yoga, 364 Boylston St. Boston

Rhythm, exquisite detail, and meditative alignment make the ashtanga system really work right from the very beginning. In this class we will explore the basics of internal breathing, the energy connections in the core of the body and the subtle movements that compose the Ashtanga system. This is for everyone from the beginner to the connoisseur of energy.

Backbending and Threads of Energy    SOLD OUT
Friday, October 31
3 – 5:30 p.m class followed by Philosophy Talk 6-7 pm
St. Mary's Orthodox Church,
8 Inman St.,
Central Sq., Cambridge

This will be an energetic exploration of the whole body patterns found in back bending with emphasis on the little details that eliminate joint compression and leave you feeling open and clear.

Mulabandha is Not What You “Think”     SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 1
3- 5:30 pm
St. Mary's Orthodox Church,
8 Inman St.,
Central Sq., Cambridge

To flow gracefully and effortlessly in and out of poses, it is essential to stay vibrant and grounded in the breathing.  This class will be based on a study of the essential and elusive activity of Mulabandha and the strong grounding effect of correct ujjayi pranayama. The actual Mulabandha is a conjunction of complimentary movement patterns which open the central axis of the body right up through the root of the palate.  We will flow seamlessly through these movement patterns, following the thread of the central axis.

Pre-payment in full is required at time of registration.

Refunds for cancellations up to 30 days prior to date of workshop, minus processing fee of $50.00.

No refunds for cancellations less than 30 days prior to date of weekend workshop or 7 days prior to a one day workshop.

If The Yoga Studio cancels a workshop, a full refund will be issued. Workshop registrations are non-transferable.

Our workshop policy is firm.

To Register:

Please send a check to:

The Yoga Studio

P.O. Box 470421

Brookline Village, MA 02446



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Pre-registration is strongly recommended, and is required for some workshops. Please be certain to include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number in your inquiry or message.