The Yoga Tree

The Yoga Tree • 90 Washington St, Haverhill MA 01832 • 978.944.4126 

Monthly Restorative Yoga with Kristin Bernier
Special Saturdays Evenings, 6:00-7:30pm
Upcoming Dates: 

A deeply nourishing and mindful class to help you access the quiet and calm in your body and mind. Class will begin with breath work and a very gentle flow, followed by a few restorative postures using the support of blankets, bolsters and blocks. This is a passive practice where postures will be held for a longer time to help soothe the nervous system. Essential oils and assists are offered to help further promote a deep level of relaxation.

Pre-Registration recommended! Regular class cards CAN be used or $15 drop in!

Evolve Your Asana (Level 2/3) with Julia Tirabassi
One Sunday A Month, 12pm-1:30pm

Upcoming Dates:
  • June 19
  • July 17

Give your asana an upgrade! This monthly class will take a unique approach to advancing your asana practice. Each class will focus on detailing a single pose, and the poses we'll be working with tend to get described as "advanced." However: the aim of this class is to make these complex poses accessible - and enjoyable! - and provide you with the necessary tools in your pursuit of mastery. Our progressive approach to these poses will be methodical, integrated and insightful. Step-by-step progressions will (1) intelligently demystify these poses for you; (2) guide you towards a deeper understanding of accurate alignment; and (3) give you maximal access to these wondrous shapes.
Our time together will be both educational and highly experiential. Advanced asanas require much more than physical aptitude alone. In addition to exploring poses that require cultivated flexibility, increased strength, steady balance, and sincere stamina - we'll also practice the mental attributes of deep internal awareness, structural precision, and the potency of patience. Classes will cover a wide range of asanas, including: standing poses, balances, inversions, core work, arm balances, and backbends.

This class is intended for established, uninjured yogis with a sense of adventure and an eagerness to work hard. The content will be strong and is not appropriate for beginners.

Preregistration recommended!
Candlelight Flow with Caroline **featuring Live Acoustic Music by Erica & Andy Cahill** 
Upcoming Tuesday TBD, 7:30pm-9pm

Enjoy a delicious mix of music and movement in a studio light by candlelight. Sound just right for a Tuesday night? IT IS! Expect to sweat, build heat, lengthen and strengthen your muscles, preparing the body for a deeply nourishing and sweet savasana! Space is limited, be sure to preregister to save your mat space!

**Regular Class Cards Accepted, or $15 drop in rate**
Block Island Yoga Retreat with Checka and Caroline  Sunday Sept 11-Tuesday Sept 13

​Savor the last days of summer with Caroline and Checka on Block Island! If you are looking for a unique yoga weekend getaway in one of New England's sweetest spots, this is it. Block Island is a stunning island 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, easily accessible by ferry. A leader in conservation, it is chock full of nature and breathtaking scenery at every turn. Visitors can venture out on a gorgeous hike or bike ride (bring your own or rent a bike or moped on island), bask in sun and stillness on one of the many pristine beaches, or peruse the downtown shops and eateries. Taxis are also readily available if you would like to explore the island's further reaches. The mellow pace and warm hospitality of Block Island will embrace you the moment you arrive, and you will feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. Be prepared to want to come back again and again! We have space for 20 yogis on this retreat.

The retreat will begin on Sunday, September 11. Check-in is available at 2:00 pm, and you can store your luggage at the 1661 Inn should you arrive on the island early. Our first yoga class will be held at St. Andrew's Parish Center from 4:30-6:00 pm, followed by a group welcome dinner at The Oar House at 7:00 pm. Non-practicing friends or partners are most welcome to join us for dinner! On Monday the 12th, we will practice at 7:30 am and then gather for a delicious and hearty brunch buffet included in your stay with Block Island Resorts. The day is yours to fill with whatever your heart desires. We will reconvene for 4:30 pm practice and you can choose from many appealing downtown options for dinner on your own or with a group. We will awake to our last 7:30 am practice and brunch on Tuesday the 13th before making our way home!

We are partnering with Block Island Resorts for accommodations; all of their lovely properties are within walking distance of the downtown, our yoga space, and the 1661 Inn where everyone will check in upon arrival and gather for brunch on Monday and Tuesday.

You are responsible for booking your own accommodations, and rooms are first come first served. Rates range from $125 to $175/night plus tax. The Guest House has rooms with shared bathrooms for $125/night. Dewey Cottage, Dodge House and Anchor House all have rooms with private bathrooms for either $150/night or $175/night. Dewey Cottage is a slightly longer walk (about 1/2 mile) from our yoga and brunch space than the other cottages. (You could always splurge on one of the brand new Mitchell or Nicholas Ball Cottages, but these will not in in the quoted price range). There are only a few rooms with two beds so we suggest reserving right away if that is a priority! You can also bring a sleeping bag or air mattress but be sure to reserve a room that is big enough to accommodate it.

It is best to check out all of the properties at the link below, and then call 800-626-4773 to make your reservation. 

They are super friendly and will answer any questions you have!

More important info to peruse is here: Booking Details

September is still a popular time to travel to Block Island, so it's best to book your spot ahead of time. We suggest the traditional ferry from Point Judith, just $25 round trip and a one hour ride each way. You can find all general info, including additional fees to bring a bicycle or a car (which is NOT required) here:

And here is the direct link to book a different day round trip passenger ticket:

There are several overnight parking lots near the ferry in Point Judith; cost will be around $10/day to leave your car there.


1) Make your two-night lodging reservation with Block Island
2) Make your ferry reservation arriving Sunday 9/11 and 
    departing Tuesday 9/13.
3) Click HERE to pay the $225 retreat fee (includes Sunday 
    night welcome dinner)
4) If applicable, click to pay $35 HERE welcome dinner fee         for friend or partner traveling with you to Block Island  

    We look forward to sharing this special weekend with you!

**Lodging not included, and must be booked seperately (more info below)**
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bec Conant
Fri-Sun Sept 30- Oct 2
Times: Fri 6:30pm-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm 

This training is for yoga teachers interested in delving into the world of pregnancy and yoga. The 18.5 hour immersion weekend will prepare students to work with the special needs of prenatal students, and certify them to design and teach a safe, specifically prenatal class. The workshop will include sections on: - The anatomy and physiology of Pregnancy - Yoga’s view the pregnant body and how this model differs from the western medical model - Historical practices in Birth and how those practices have affected the birth process. - Myths surrounding prenatal yoga: which postures are truly contra-indicated and why? - Appropriate postures for a prenatal yoga practice and class - Modifications for different stages in pregnancy - Yoga solutions to common pregnancy aches and pains. - Meditation for both pregnancy and birth - Pranayama for a prenatal practice - Yoga practices for childbirth preparation - Prenatal class components and sequencing, including discussion of how to conduct “circle time” and foster community through open communication in class - Student teaching opportunities - Immediate post-natal yoga considerations and steps for re-introducing mom back to practice All students will receive a training manual containing the above components as well as suggested prenatal sequences for class development.

SAVE THE DATE- A Weekend With Ame Wren
Fri & Sat Nov 18 & 19

Stay tuned for Ame's workshop offerings including a day long Teacher's Intensive on Friday Nov 18 and two all levels workshops on Saturday Nov 19. Workshop descriptions and registration coming soon!

About Bec:
Bec has been teaching Yoga classes since 2001, when she finished the teacher training course at OM Yoga Center under Cyndi Lee. Since then Bec has gone on to gain certifications in restorative yoga and her specialty, pre-natal and post-natal yoga. Bec focuses on helping women develop strength, flexibility and confidence throughout their pregnancy and post-partum. Bec has studied prenatal and post natal yoga with Betsy Kase, Janice Clarfield, and Judith Lasater. Bec has also assisted Janice in training future pre-natal yoga teachers at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Wellness. In January of 2007, Bec completed Barbara Benagh's 15 month course: The Art of Teaching Yoga.

Bec began her training as a Birth Doula in August of 2003 during a pre-natal yoga training. Her first birth experience taught her the value of intuition and a calm, steady presence in birth. Bec has attended nearly 200 births — first in the New York area, and here in Boston since September 2005. Bec is also certified through DONA International.

Bec has also studied the Mongan Method of HypnoBirthing® and is a certified HypnoBirthing® childbirth educator. For more on this method of childbirthing involving deep relaxation and self-hypnosis please visit the section on HypnoBirthing®. Bec teaches both group and individual classes in HypnoBirthing® around the Boston area.

Through her years of teaching and attending birthing women, Bec has seen a deep connection between the body, the mind and the heart; a connection she hopes to share with her students and birthing mothers. Bec's classes focus on developing strength and flexibility while learning to respect and listen to the body's wisdom. Her gentle teaching style allows students to deepen their practice while working at their own pace.

Bec teaches yoga classes in and around the Boston area, in a variety of styles including: Pre-natal yoga, Vinyasa yoga, beginners yoga and inspired by her work with pregnant moms, as well as a Mommy and Me yoga class. She also conducts trainings in teaching prenatal yoga and adapting Vinyasa yoga for pregnant students practitioners.
The Psychology of Struggle: Hatha Yoga for Intense Times with Peter Crowley
Saturday Oct 15, 10am-12pm

Life can be intense, but struggle need not bowl us over. In yoga class, our teachers often ask us to calm down, sometimes by observing our breath, sometimes by observing our body. What about our mind? What role does the mind play in our ability to enjoy the experience of hatha yoga and our life beyond? Join Peter for a hatha yoga practice that will outline simple yet profound steps for clearing away stress and struggle even in the presence of intensity.

2017 Boston Yoga School 200-hr Teacher Training 
on location at The Yoga Tree ​
A 200+ hour training for committed yoga students
August 2017 - Dec 2017

Director: Ame Wren
Co-Director: Caroline Pineau

Guest Faculty:
Kevin Courtney(Yoga Philosophy and Subtle Body)
Zachary Dacuk (Anatomy, Physiology, and Conscious Embodiment)
Chip Hartranft (Sanskrit & Sutra Study)
Brenna Matthews (Applied Anatomy & the Art of Touch)

About This Training
Applicants to this training must have a consistent and serious yoga practice. The curriculum is designed for committed yoga students looking to enrich their understanding of hatha yoga, yogic philosophy & lifestyle, and anatomy & physiology while gaining the skills to teach a safe and intelligent yoga class. If accepted, students should be prepared to steep themselves in yoga for the duration of the training, both within the scheduled hours and outside of the classroom.

This training begins with the intention of being an intimate, dedicated and resourceful program. In addition to the many hours you will spend with Ame, this training also offers an opportunity to study with many of Boston and New York’s finest teachers in a small setting. There will be ample practice time and abundant practice teaching. Expect to learn a lot. This program will give you the tools to sequence, cue, adjust and execute a well-informed yoga class while also deepening your understanding of personal practice.

To graduate, students must showcase their understanding of the material covered in the training. This is done by completing all hours and outside assignments as well as passing a final exam. Graduation is dependent on the fulfillment of all requirements and not guaranteed. This training is registered with Yoga Alliance and exceeds all of the requirements for a 200-hour training.

About Your Leader
Ame Wren is a celebrated vinyasa yoga teacher in Boston and has been featured in Yoga Journal and at Wanderlust Festival. Her teaching is a reflection of her deep love of precision and movement, and heavily influenced by all of her gifted mentors. She is known for her lighthearted but very specific approach to asana and sequencing and her desire to make every student in the room feel known and attended to. Ame has been directing teacher training since 2009 and founded Boston Yoga School in 2013. Graduates from her trainings are now teaching in many premier yoga studios as well as in private & corporate settings and for non-profits. She is excited to be bringing Boston Yoga School back to Freeport Yoga Company and is honored to have such a prestigious support staff. Ame prides herself on her sense of community and students of this training can be assured they will have her support long past graduation.

Program Requirements:
  • Steady and consistent yoga practice
  • Attendance at all training dates (exceptions/arrangements can be made for previously scheduled travel, illness or emergencies)
  • Willingness to cultivate a meditation practice for duration of training
  • Completion of all written assignments and ability to demonstrate knowledge produced by reading assignments by the end of training

5-day intensive: August 18~22, 2017
Friday-Tuesday, 8:30am - 5:30pm daily

7 weekends in 2017:
Fri 5:30pm-9pm, Sat 8am-6pm, Sun 8am-4pm
Sep 15-17
Oct 13-15
Oct 20-22
Nov 10-12
Nov 17-19
Dec 8-10
Dec 15-17

Tuition & Payment Information
If paid by July 1, 2017, cost of training is $3000
If paid after July 1, 2017, or by payment plan, cost of training is $3200
Deposit due at time of acceptance: $800

Tuition Refunds
Cancellations made more than 3 weeks prior to the training start date receive a tuition refund less the $800 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations made within 3 weeks or during training will not receive a refund.

For More Information
Email for more information and to request an application.
​About Peter:
​Peter Crowley teaches what he practices. In his weekly group classes, Peter asks his students to turn their attention inward while feeling specific movement to promote more physical and mental comfort. He offers sequences embodying years of anatomical study bolstered by insights and anecdotes from his own practice spanning the last dozen years. By introducing methods for better breathing and an attentive approach to feeling, Peter encourages inquiry into aspects of a meditative practice that goes so much deeper than choreography or shape making. His class nurtures introspection and self-discovery in a non-competitive environment.

Peter found yoga in spring 2002 though he now believes that his practice began long before he ever stepped barefoot into an asana class. Through the advice of a dear friend, he started attending regular classes to address back pain and a heavy heart. Yoga guided him to rehabilitate the physical and soften his subtle body.

Peter first taught a yoga class in 2003 while living in San Francisco. Five years later, having completed two 200-hour trainings as a regular student of Ashtanga Vinyasa and Forrest Yoga, Peter left his job in architecture and began teaching full time. He has been studying alignment, pranayama, and philosophy under the guidance of master teacher Barbara Benagh for the last four years and has just earned his 300-hour teacher training certification. Today, his teaching style fuses the strength of his previous pursuits with the authenticity and deliberate placement found in Barbara’s Slow Flow Vinyasa.

Grateful for the authenticity and discipline of his mentor, Peter encourages exploration, practices humility and teaches authentically. He believes that while our yoga practice is sacred and solemn, we must not lose sight of humor and humility.

Monthly Gentle Flow Fusion with Sally
One Sunday Afternoon a Month 4-5:30

This class will take place one Sunday a month. A fusion of gentle vinyasa flow yoga with Qi Gong, an ancient method of healing and disease prevention. Combine fluid breath synchronized asanas (yoga postures) with free flowing qi gong movements to simultaneously energize, relax, and bring peaceful harmony to mind, body and spirit. In this class you can expect to stretch, improve balance and flexibility, reduce tension and anxiety, and find your quiet
Upcoming Dates:

Pre-Registration recommended! Regular class cards CAN be used or $15 drop in!

The Yoga Tree 6 Year Anniversary Celebration
Friday July 29-31

Join us for a weekend of awesome yoga and community. We will celebrate our yoga kula in style with a weekend of $6 yoga classes, discounted special events and our annual anniversary SALE.This highly anticipated weekend is well attended so be sure to pre-register for the classes you would like to attend! We look forward to seeing you! 



8:45-10:15am Grateful Groove and Flow with Kerrie Sesto  (ONLY $6) 

10:30-11:45am Gentle Flow Fusion with Sally Hennessey (ONLY $6)

6:00-7:30pm FREE Friday Night Celebration Flow with LIVE MUSIC 
           with Caroline Pineau teaching/ Erica Cahill singing & playing guitar!

7:30-8:30pm Open House
                           Join us after class for a glass of wine and some tasty treats!


8:00-9:30am Anniversary Feel Good Vinyasa Flow (All levels)  
                           w/ Caroline Pineau (ONLY $6)

10:00-11:30am  Happy Hips with Julia Tirabassi (ONLY $6)

5:30-7:00pm Summer’s Sweet Surrender: A Yin & Restorative    
                      Practice with Sarah Winslow (ONLY $6)


8:30-10:30am Chakra Flow Workshop with Check Antifonario 
                             ONLY $15!

11:00am-12:30pm Connect and Relax - Thai Massage Basics and Restorative Yoga with Checka Antifonario (ONLY $6

Yoga For Runners with Terry Cockburn
Friday June 17, 6pm-8pm

​Yoga can be a fantastic complement to your running life. A well-balanced yoga practice can build strength, prevent injury, aid in recovery, and improve mental clarity and focus. As runners, we are used to striving and working hard to achieve the goals we set for ourselves. Quite often, we take that approach into all aspects of cross training; including the yoga mat. In this workshop, we will aim to slow down and find a harmonious balance of effort and ease, stress and rest, doing and being. We will practice postures that address common muscular imbalances and injuries that can arise from running, and discuss the important roles of the muscles, connective tissues and fascial network. Breath work and meditation will move us deeper into the subtle body, aiding in greater concentration, stillness of mind and openness of heart to connect to the pure joy of blissful running.

About Terry:
Terry Cockburn has been teaching yoga since 2006, and opened the doors of Freeport Yoga Company in Freeport, Maine in December of 2011. A marathon runner, mother to two boys (and one yellow dog), business owner, and outdoor adventure seeker, she balances an active, yang lifestyle with time on the meditation cushion and a contemplative yin practice. Inspired by strong, creative vinyasa, Iyengar yoga, yin yoga and Vipassana meditation, Terry continues to learn from senior teachers and studies regularly under Nikki Costello and Josh Summers. As a personal trainer (NASM) and run coach (RRCA), Terry has a passion for teaching yoga to the athletic population and works with many individual athletes and teams. In addition to the offerings at her studio in Maine, Terry teaches specialty workshops, teacher trainings and retreats, and is a faculty member of Boston Yoga School.