Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross
Jul
25
to Aug 29

Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross

Prenatal Yoga at The Yoga Tree is designed for both new and experienced yoga students throughout all stages of their pregnancy. Cultivate a connection with your baby before he or she is even born in a calm, peaceful, and nurturing environment. Prepare and strengthen your body physically and mentally for childbirth. Ease and alleviate common aches and pains associated with your pregnancy through safe and mindful movement, stretching, and pranyama (breath). Connect with a community of other pregnant mamas in a welcoming, playful, and supportive setting.

Dates for This Session: July 25-Aug 29

COST: $90 (by Jul 18; $100 after)**
(If you wish to join current session ending July 18, please email info@theyogatreestudio.com arrange)

** This is run as a 6 week series only, unused classes cannot be rolled over to a different session. Special exceptions can be made for mamas close to their due date (email info@theyogatreestudio.com to arrange).

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Yoga Tree 8 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend Aug 3-5
Aug
3
to Aug 5

Yoga Tree 8 Year Anniversary Celebration Weekend Aug 3-5

Join us for a weekend of awesome yoga and community. We will celebrate our yoga kula in style with a weekend of discounted, specially themed yoga classes and our signature anniversary SALE. This highly anticipated weekend is well attended so be sure to pre-register for the classes you would like to attend! All classes are ONLY $2 CASH drop-in at door. We look forward to seeing you! 


FRIDAY AUG 3

9:15-10:45am Fire Up Your Flow ($2) with Shauna

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Join Shauna for a Friday morning fun, upbeat, vinyasa flow class! Shauna will lead you through a sweaty, creative, well thought out sequence to prepare you for a more challenging but accessible peak pose. This class is open to all practitioners; modifications will be offered for both the beginner and more advanced student. 

6:00-7:30pm Friday Night Celebration Flow w/ Caroline ($2) ***(featuring LIVE Music)***

This 90 minute celebratory vinyasa flow practice, features LIVE ACOUSTIC music. Come celebrate YOU and our 8 Years of wonderful memories as a yoga community here in Haverhill. Expect to build heat, sweat, stretch, strengthen and then cool it all down with some deeply restful postures. All levels welcome. Advance registration recommended.

7:30-8:30pm OPEN HOUSE

Join us for light refreshments to celebrate our sweet yoga community. Whether you have been practicing at the studio for many years, or brand new, we hope you can join us!


SATURDAY AUG 5

8:00-9:30am Foundations Flow to Ground and Connect (Great for Beginners!)- ($2)

 Embrace the abundance the summer with a basics vinyasa practice, offering just the right amount of sweat and surrender. Balance the energy of summer by exploring Apana Vayu, grounding earthbound energy in the body. After rooting through standing and seated asanas, settle in for some deeply restorative and yin postures. Perfect for beginners or anyone looking to build strong foundations.

10-11:30am Rock Hop n’ Pop Vinyasa ($2) with Julia Tirabassi

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This strongly athletic vinyasa yoga class will include all the best elements of summer fun rolled into one rockin’ practice - you can expect to get silly, work hard, play hard, and have a blast. Set to a soundtrack of rock, hip hop, and pop tunes, this class is a bit out of the box and WAY FUN! Come prepared to sweat, smile, work hard and have a wicked good time. LET'S ROCK!

4:00-5:30 Aroma Flow with Casey ($2)

Yoga helps with so many aspects of our daily lives from our physical health to our spiritual awareness. It is often believed by many that adding essential oils to your daily routines you can live a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle. Come experience a new level of your practice as we incorporate yoga and essential oils in an immersive experience. This class is an all levels vinyasa flow class which will include sections of meditation, flow and yin/restorative poses. All attendees receive their own roller bottle to take home and continue their practice off the mat!


SUNDAY AUG 6

8:30-10am Reggae Flow to Surrender with Sarah Oleson ($2)

Join Sarah for this extra special Sunday morning practice, a vinyasa flow set to upbeat and downtempo reggae. Feel the riddim of your breath as you ride the wave of sweat to surrender. All levels welcome.

10:30am-12:30pm Slow Flow with QiGong ($2) w/ Adelaide

Move slowly, with detail, grace, and strength. Moving slowly through yoga postures allows for anatomical awareness, deliberate breathing, and enhanced presence in the body. Rather than simply using your body to do the posture, use the posture to investigate your body! Integrate your yogic work with practices from the qigong lineage, including shaking, tapping, and freeform movement. A luscious combination of effort, clarity, ease, and freedom.

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4:00-5:30pm Chakra Flow ($2) with Kacy

The chakras are the seven major energy centers in the body in which our energy flows through. Blocked energy in our chakras can often lead to illness and disease. In this vinyasa we will guide you through a series of asanas (yoga postures) specific to the chakra we are focusing on to clear these energy centers. This is an all levels class where we will work from the ground up!

 

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Breath and Bandhas: Tools To Ignite Your Yoga Practice
Sep
13
5:45 PM17:45

Breath and Bandhas: Tools To Ignite Your Yoga Practice

In this workshop, Ame will explore the uses of pranayama and bandha engagement to create deeper strength and connection within asana practice. Through a sequence tailored to cultivate understanding of the 3 bandhas- mula, uddiyana, and jalandhara, you will learn how to integrate them into your normal practice and subsequently transform your asana experience. From twists to arm balances to hip openers and backbends, breath and bandha integration will help you to stabilize and support yourself from the inside out. Come on an empty stomach. All levels welcome :).

For anyone interested in the upcoming 2019 Teacher Training please join us for a complimentary info session immediately following this class!

COST: $30 by Sept 10; $35 after (Monthly/Yearly Unlimiteds receive $10 discount)

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200-Hr Teacher Training Info Session with Ame Wren & Caroline Pineau
Sep
13
7:45 PM19:45

200-Hr Teacher Training Info Session with Ame Wren & Caroline Pineau

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Join Ame Wren and Caroline Pineau for an info session about our upcoming 2019 Boston Yoga School Teacher Training on location in Haverhill. Ame will be in Haverhill prior to the info session for a special 2hr Class on Thurs Sept 13 from 5:45-7:45. This is a great opportunity to experience Ame’s style of teaching and they stay to get your questions answered regarding the our unique and exciting teacher training program.

The Yoga Tree and Boston Yoga School have teamed up to offer our second 200 Hour training, that is unlike anything else you will find on Boston’s Northshore! You have access to some of Boston and NYC's finest yoga teachers right here in Haverhill! This program is for more than just the aspiring yoga teacher. It’s for anyone in a transition, looking for direction, or simply searching for a deeper understanding of yoga and their practice. Students become part of a community of like-minded yogis looking to evolve their own personal practice and well-being. 

Join us for the class with Ame and stay for the info session, or just stop in for the info session at 7:45pm (registration below)! You will have an opportunity to speak with Ame & Caroline who direct the program.

 

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bec Conant
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training with Bec Conant

Please note: the times for this training are: Fri 6:30pm-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-5pm

This training is for yoga teachers with a 200 hr certification who are interested in delving more fully into the world of pregnancy and yoga. The 20 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. This training serves as the first module of the 3 module full Om Births pre and postnatal certification approved by Yoga alliance.

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The Training 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. Upon completion students will receive a certificate allowing them to teach a safe, solid prenatal yoga class. Those interested in continuing on for the 85hr full Om Births certification can discuss further modules and practicum with Bec at the training weekend.

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Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross
Oct
10
to Nov 14

Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross

Prenatal Yoga at The Yoga Tree is designed for both new and experienced yoga students throughout all stages of their pregnancy. Cultivate a connection with your baby before he or she is even born in a calm, peaceful, and nurturing environment. Prepare and strengthen your body physically and mentally for childbirth. Ease and alleviate common aches and pains associated with your pregnancy through safe and mindful movement, stretching, and pranyama (breath). Connect with a community of other pregnant mamas in a welcoming, playful, and supportive setting.

Dates for This Session: Sept 5-Oct 10

COST: $90 (by Aug 25; $100 after)**
(If you wish to join current session ending Aug 25, please email info@theyogatreestudio.com arrange)

** This is run as a 6 week series only, unused classes cannot be rolled over to a different session. Special exceptions can be made for mamas close to their due date (email info@theyogatreestudio.com to arrange).

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Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross
Jun
6
to Jul 11

Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross

We for the return of Prenatal Yoga at The Yoga Tree! This class is designed for both new and experienced yoga students throughout all stages of their pregnancy. Cultivate a connection with your baby before he or she is even born in a calm, peaceful, and nurturing environment. Prepare and strengthen your body physically and mentally for childbirth. Ease and alleviate common aches and pains associated with your pregnancy through safe and mindful movement, stretching, and pranyama (breath). Connect with a community of other pregnant mamas in a welcoming, playful, and supportive setting.

Dates for This Session: June 6-July 18 (no class July 4)

COST: $90 (by Jun 6; $100 after)**

** This is run as a 6 week series only, unused classes cannot be rolled over to a different session. Special exceptions can be made for mamas close to their due date (email info@theyogatreestudio.com to arrange).

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Arm Balancing Workshop with Ben Chused
May
12
12:00 PM12:00

Arm Balancing Workshop with Ben Chused

Join guest teacher Ben Chused to examine the actions and preparatory postures necessary to gracefully balance on two hands. This workshop will begin with a steady vinyasa practice designed to prepare you to tackle this family of postures, followed by demos and discussion of various arm balances and their associated transitions. Appropriate for students of all levels, and modifications will be offered as needed.

COST: $35 by May 9; $40 after

 

About Ben:

By the age of 30 I was living in Las Vegas, working long hours in the fast-paced mortgage industry and spending most evenings at a casino poker table—immersed in a shallow, unhealthy and materialistic lifestyle. I eventually hired a personal trainer who stressed the importance of diet, sleep, exercise, posture, and attitude. From there, it didn’t take long for me to land at the local yoga studio where the blend of an intense physical practice paired with useful philosophical perspective resonated with me in a very profound way.

Since relocating to Boston in 2009, I have continued to study primarily under the guidance and leadership of Natasha Rizopoulos, Ame Wren, and Raghunath Cappo. I strive to combine the technical and energetic benefits of the practice into every class and workshop I lead. I provide space for rigorous movement and steady breathing inspired by the Ashtanga and Baptiste methods, along with a detailed exploration of the technical components of the yoga postures inspired by the Iyengar and Anusara methods. Expect to journey toward your edge and be challenged, but in a way that is manageable, interesting, and deeply satisfying.

In addition to completing well over 500 hours of formal training with many master teachers, I hold an undergraduate degree in business from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.

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Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey
May
5
1:00 PM13:00

Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey

Yoga develops strength and stamina, increases body awareness, and, in the case of pregnancy, deepens the bond between mama and baby. Through yoga we seek to quiet the mind, and draw our focus inward, to listen for the innate wisdom we have within.

Prepare to move, breathe, and connect with other mamas-to-be in this 2-hour monthly workshop. Each class will begin with a focus on building community via open dialogue or a more structured dyad. You will be guided through a 60-75 min asana practice, incorporating (modified) vinyasa, strengthening poses, breath work, and meditation. We will close with a deeper, more holistic discussion around the changes and challenges you are experiencing during this transitional time. You will leave feeling strong and powerful, rejuvenated and supported.

About Jaime-Lyn & Leslie:

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Jaime-Lyn Gaudet and Leslie Furey have been friends for over 25 years, supporting each other through the ups and downs of life - cross country moves, relationships, careers, babies. They shared a common love for ballet growing up, finding a beautiful freedom in the movement. Both women continue to work with this mind-body connection: Leslie is a licensed social worker with a focus on women’s mental health, and mama to Emma. Jaime-Lyn is a RYT-200 vinyasa yoga teacher, focusing on prenatal and postnatal classes in the Boston area. Together they share a passion for empowering local mamas through yoga and emotional wellbeing.

COST: $30 (by May 2 ; $35 after)

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All About Your Shoulders with Natasha Rizopoulos
Apr
7
12:00 PM12:00

All About Your Shoulders with Natasha Rizopoulos

Discover the amazing range of motion your shoulders are capable of while also learning to stabilize this uniquely mobile joint.  We’ll begin with a review of the basic anatomy of the shoulder and then apply this knowledge in a comprehensive Vinyasa practice that will help you maximize the dual qualities of sthira (strength) and sukha (spaciousness) in a variety of essential postures.  A must for those with tight or weak shoulders. 

 

About Natasha:

As a former ballet dancer, Natasha knew she had come home when she discovered Yoga in her 20s. That moment of recognition and delight continues to inspire her teaching to this day.

Now a Senior Teacher with YogaWorks and Down Under Yoga, and a writer, teacher, and DVD instructor for Yoga Journal, Natasha is known world-wide for her ability to communicate the essence of sophisticated postures and ideas in ways that have a transformative effect upon one’s understanding of Yoga.

A dedicated Ashtanga practitioner for many years, she is equally captivated by the precision of the Iyengar system. These two traditions inform her teaching, creating a dynamic and rigorous blend of intelligently sequenced and aligned Vinyasa Flow.

COST: $40 by April 4; $45 after

 

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Aroma Flow Workshop with Casey Deschene
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

Aroma Flow Workshop with Casey Deschene

Yoga helps with so many aspects of our daily lives from our physical health to our spirtual awareness. It is often believed by many that adding essential oils to your daily routines you can live a more relaxed and healthy lifestyle.

Come experience a new level of your practice as we incorporate yoga and essential oils in an immersive experience. This class is an all levels vinyasa flow class which will include sections of meditation, flow and yin/restorative poses. All attendees receive their own roller bottle to take home and continue their practice off the mat!

COST: $25 (by Mar 28; $30 after)

 

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All From the Hips: Functional Alignmnet for Yin Yoga and Beyond with Josh Summers
Mar
4
1:00 PM13:00

All From the Hips: Functional Alignmnet for Yin Yoga and Beyond with Josh Summers

We are often taught that if we have difficulty getting into a yoga posture, the primary reason is because we are tight. Our muscles and soft tissues are holding tension, which is preventing us from going further.

But this is only half the story. Ultimately one’s range of motion in a posture and one’s optimal alignment in a pose are determined by the unique shape of our bones, not by soft tissue resistance.

In this workshop, Josh will look closely at the implications that skeletal variation has on our ability to practice hip-opening postures. He will explore the skeletal impact on the movement of the femur, including: femoral flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, internal and external rotation.

From this more nuanced understanding of, he will guide you through a Yin Yoga sequence focusing on the hips to help clarify the concept of skeletal variation with direct experience.

Suitable for all levels.

What is Yin Yoga?

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held passively for several minutes in order to access a safe and positive ‘stress’ on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body.

Physically, Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints, primarily between the navel and the knees. Energetically, Yin Yoga opens the body’s meridian system, which enhances the body’s energetic flow and supports emotional equilibrium.

Yin Yoga emphasizes stillness and silence. The practice prepares both the body and mind for deeper experiences in meditation.

About Josh:

Josh is a Yin Yoga teacher, a licensed acupuncturist, and a meditation instructor. Josh began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy in New York City. Since then, he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation developed so too did his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of the two.

Josh founded the Summers School of Yin Yoga and now teaches workshops and trainings throughout the United States and Europe.

For more information, please visit his website: www.joshsummers.net

COST: $45 (by Feb 28; $50 after)

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Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey
Feb
10
1:00 PM13:00

Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey

Yoga develops strength and stamina, increases body awareness, and, in the case of pregnancy, deepens the bond between mama and baby. Through yoga we seek to quiet the mind, and draw our focus inward, to listen for the innate wisdom we have within.

Prepare to move, breathe, and connect with other mamas-to-be in this 2-hour monthly workshop. Each class will begin with a focus on building community via open dialogue or a more structured dyad. You will be guided through a 60-75 min asana practice, incorporating (modified) vinyasa, strengthening poses, breath work, and meditation. We will close with a deeper, more holistic discussion around the changes and challenges you are experiencing during this transitional time. You will leave feeling strong and powerful, rejuvenated and supported.

About Jaime-Lyn & Leslie:

Jaime-Lyn Gaudet and Leslie Furey have been friends for over 25 years, supporting each other through the ups and downs of life - cross country moves, relationships, careers, babies. They shared a common love for ballet growing up, finding a beautiful freedom in the movement. Both women continue to work with this mind-body connection: Leslie is a licensed social worker with a focus on women’s mental health, and mama to Emma. Jaime-Lyn is a RYT-200 vinyasa yoga teacher, focusing on prenatal and postnatal classes in the Boston area. Together they share a passion for empowering local mamas through yoga and emotional wellbeing.

COST: $30 (by Feb 7; $35 after)

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Connection: An Evening with Alison Sinatra
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Connection: An Evening with Alison Sinatra

We all need to take care of ourselves during these busy times in this seemingly mixed up world. Come spend 2 hours caring for your mind, body and spirit through a mix of different yoga practices. There will be nourishing music, kundalini kriyas to purify, flow to create rhythm, yin to go deep and restorative to calm and relax. My intention is to leave you feeling a sense of Spirit. All are welcome but some yoga experience is encouraged.

COST: $35 (by Feb 6; $40 after)

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Yin Yang Yogis with Caroline Pineau & Gin Evans (class at Repose Yoga in Newburyport)
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Yin Yang Yogis with Caroline Pineau & Gin Evans (class at Repose Yoga in Newburyport)

GET OUT OF THE COLD AND JOIN CAROLINE PINEAU OF THE YOGA TREE, Haverhill and Gin Evans of Repose Yoga, Newburyport for a warm and welcoming, mid-winter practice. We’ll balance the opposites of yin and yang with complementary practices, taking you through a 45 minute form-based flow that includes twists and backbends followed by passively held yin poses with a focus on the hips. Experience a balance of movement and stillness, strengthening and stretching, and warming and cooling. All enthusiastic yogis and yoginis are welcome!

with Repose Yoga & The Yoga Tree (please note that this class will be held at Repose Yoga, 49 Liberty Street, Newburyport. NOT in Haverhill).

$20 cash only donation--- accepted at the studio the day of the event.

No preregistration required.
Donations will go to the Women’s Residence at the YWCA in Newburyport

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Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross
Jan
17
5:45 PM17:45

Prenatal Yoga (6 Week Series) on Wednesdays with Adelaide Gross

We for the return of Prenatal Yoga at The Yoga Tree! This class is designed for both new and experienced yoga students throughout all stages of their pregnancy. Cultivate a connection with your baby before he or she is even born in a calm, peaceful, and nurturing environment. Prepare and strengthen your body physically and mentally for childbirth. Ease and alleviate common aches and pains associated with your pregnancy through safe and mindful movement, stretching, and pranyama (breath). Connect with a community of other pregnant mamas in a welcoming, playful, and supportive setting.

Dates for Next Session: 5:45-7:00 Wednesdays Feb 28-April 4
**(please email info@theyogatreestudio.com to join current session ending Feb 21)

COST: $90 (by Feb 21; $100 after)**

** This is run as a 6 week series only, unused classes cannot be rolled over to a different session. Special exceptions can be made for mamas close to their due date (email info@theyogatreestudio.com to arrange).

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Yoga For ADHD, Autism & Differently-Abled Children with Radiant Child Yoga
Jan
13
to Jan 15

Yoga For ADHD, Autism & Differently-Abled Children with Radiant Child Yoga

Special needs? Perhaps, but we prefer to call them children with special intentions!

Participants will learn how to effectively integrate yoga into home and school life, including therapeutic treatment for children with learning and developmental differences such as ADD/ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorders, etc. Social-emotional, physiological, cognitive and sensory-motor benefits will be addressed. Through lecture, videotape and experiential labs, participants will learn how to apply:

  • Breath: to enhance self-regulation, modulation and organization, as well as supporting respiration for language
  • Movement: to improve motor planning, balance, coordination, strength and flexibility
  • Meditation and Relaxation: to decrease stress and promote stillness of the mind for increased attention and ability to focus

Taught by Shakta Khalsa, ERYT-500, Founder of Radiant Child Yoga, and Sarah Gigante, PT, DPT, RYT-200. With contributions from other professional RCY trainers.

Testimonial:

“As a pediatric physical therapist attending The Radiant Child Yoga for Differently-Abled Children, I brought home a plethora of clinical applications, ideas, techniques and games to put use with my patients. The two instructors complimented one another beautifully with all their clinical knowledge along with their yoga and meditative expertise. I loved the use of music and movement as a yoga treatment option. I highly recommend this class for health care clinicians, along with educators, parents, and yoga instructors looking to integrate the special needs population in their classes.”

– Kathy Harrington, MA, PT, Winchester Hospital, MA

January 13-15, 2018
Saturday: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday: 7am-3:30pm

Tuition:
Special Discount $490 by Dec 28 ($590 after Dec 28)
  **No refunds after 12/28/2017. Credit given for future classes. $50 admin fee for all refunds.

YOGA TREE STUDENTS PLEASE REGISTER WITH SPECIAL CODE: BOSTON20

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Fresh Energy Flow: A New Years Mini Retreat
Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Fresh Energy Flow: A New Years Mini Retreat

Ring in the new year yogi style! Through asana, meditation, rest, and some writing, we will embrace the collective fresh energy that abounds at this time of year. Bring an intention for the upcoming year if that resonates with you, or simply show up and see what flows. A holiday practice always serves up something special; let's get the feel-good going for 2018! All levels warmly welcomed. *Please bring something to write with and a journal if you have one; we will provide paper as well.*

COST: ($30 by Dec 27; $35 after)

 

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Community Yoga Class Taught by Boston Yoga School 200-hr Graduates
Dec
17
12:00 PM12:00

Community Yoga Class Taught by Boston Yoga School 200-hr Graduates

A community class taught by our newest teacher training graduates. Family, friends, members of the The Yoga Tree community, and members of the greater Haverhill community are welcome and encouraged to attend! Open to all levels. Class is donation-based and proceeds will be donated to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen.

 

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Community Yoga Class taught by Boston Yoga School 200-hr Graduates
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Community Yoga Class taught by Boston Yoga School 200-hr Graduates

A community class taught by our newest teacher training graduates. Family, friends, members of the The Yoga Tree community, and members of the greater Haverhill community are welcome and encouraged to attend! Open to all levels. Class is donation-based and proceeds will be donated to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm in Methuen.

 

 

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Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Jaime-Lyn Gaudet & Leslie Furey

Yoga develops strength and stamina, increases body awareness, and, in the case of pregnancy, deepens the bond between mama and baby. Through yoga we seek to quiet the mind, and draw our focus inward, to listen for the innate wisdom we have within.

Prepare to move, breathe, and connect with other mamas-to-be in this 2-hour monthly workshop. Each class will begin with a focus on building community via open dialogue or a more structured dyad. You will be guided through a 60-75 min asana practice, incorporating (modified) vinyasa, strengthening poses, breath work, and meditation. We will close with a deeper, more holistic discussion around the changes and challenges you are experiencing during this transitional time. You will leave feeling strong and powerful, rejuvenated and supported.

About Jaime-Lyn & Leslie:

Jaime-Lyn Gaudet and Leslie Furey have been friends for over 25 years, supporting each other through the ups and downs of life - cross country moves, relationships, careers, babies. They shared a common love for ballet growing up, finding a beautiful freedom in the movement. Both women continue to work with this mind-body connection: Leslie is a licensed social worker with a focus on women’s mental health, and mama to Emma. Jaime-Lyn is a RYT-200 vinyasa yoga teacher, focusing on prenatal and postnatal classes in the Boston area. Together they share a passion for empowering local mamas through yoga and emotional wellbeing.

COST: $30 (by Dec 2; $35 after)

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Journey Through The Chakras with Brenna Matthews
Dec
2
12:00 PM12:00

Journey Through The Chakras with Brenna Matthews

Chakras are the main energy sources of the subtle body. Literally meaning 'wheel' in Sanskrit, these 7 power centers line up along the vertical axis of the body. Starting at the pelvic floor and moving to the crown of the head, each center corresponds with major nerve bundles and organs as well as emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being . When healthy, they spin rapidly to continuously receive and release Prana (universal energy).


In this workshop we will use asana, pranayama, chanting, and meditation to connect with and balance each Chakra.

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About Brenna:

Yoga has always made sense to me. Even before I knew what the term was or completed a class, I had the understanding that everything is connected. When I started practicing and living mindfully and holistically, it felt like coming home. I teach because I want the world to be a more loving place, and I think it can start by more people looking within (perhaps in my yoga class)

During my younger years, I played division 1 college soccer and ran half and full marathons. Because of this, I’ve come to appreciate the softness yoga can offer. In my classes, I try to offer this element of softness while challenging the body through measured breathing and creative sequencing.

I am ever an eager student of the practice. I have studied touch, adjustments, and anatomy extensively with Nicole Clark, Zach Dacuk, and Ame Wren. I am also on my way to completing an 850+hr massage therapy program and intend to start of a bodywork practice.

COST: $30 (by Nov 29; $35 after)

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Post Thanksgiving Detox Flow with Julia Tirabassi
Nov
24
9:30 AM09:30

Post Thanksgiving Detox Flow with Julia Tirabassi

Thanksgiving is a time to share gratitude, enjoy abundance, and celebrate with food, family, and friends! The day after Thanksgiving can leave us lethargic and craving a sense of renewal. Join Caroline for a sweaty 2 hour Post Thanksgiving Detox Flow to fight off your Turkey Day coma. Through pranayama (breath), heat building, twisting, and folding, we will stimulate the vital organs, increase mobility in the joints and fight off unwanted toxin buildup. This practice will heighten your sense of awareness and is sure to get you back on track!

 

COST: $30 (by Nov 20; $35 after)
*If you have a monthly or yearly unlimited membership class is ONLY $15 (members email info@theyogatreestudio.com to register at discounted price)

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Thanksgiving Day Vinyasa Flow Donation Class with Julia Tirabassi
Nov
23
9:15 AM09:15

Thanksgiving Day Vinyasa Flow Donation Class with Julia Tirabassi

Looking for a way to not only take time for yourself this holiday but also give back at the same time? Before visiting family and celebrating with food, football or whatever your Thanksgiving has in store, join Julia for the 7th Annual Thanksgiving Day practice at The Yoga Tree, an all levels sweaty and joyful vinyasa flow (90min). All profits will be donated to be donated to Somebody Cares New England to help with their Thanksgiving Day/XMAS outreach efforts in Haverhill. Donations of $10-$30 recommended but ALL appreciated. 

 

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New Mama Kula: A Discussion Group for New Moms (Tuesday Nights Bi-Weekly)
Nov
14
to Jan 29

New Mama Kula: A Discussion Group for New Moms (Tuesday Nights Bi-Weekly)

“Motherhood is the biggest gamble in the world. It’s a glorious life force. It’s huge and scary- It’s an act of infinite optimism” -Gilda Radner

Kula is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “community of the heart” or "a group coming together of its own free will. An intentional community, a family.”

Being a new mother is exciting, challenging and full of emotions. There are so many milestones and joys, but also unknowns and fears. The New Mama Kula is a group for mothers with new babies who want to share experiences in a judgement-free environment and build a network of support with other mothers. We talk about what YOU need to talk about. You will be heard, valued and understood. You will leave feeling nurtured and energized. You are welcome to bring baby or leave baby at home. This group is for any mother with a child/children under the age of 2.

WHEN: Tuesdays (bi-weekly) from 5:45-6:45pm

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday November 28- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday December 12- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday January 2- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday January 16- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday January 30- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday February 13- REGISTER NOW
Tuesday Feb 27- REGISTER NOW

COST:

Drop in: $17
Bundle of 4 Sessions: ONLY $55

Please pre-register online before coming to class.
Facilitated by Leslie Balogna, MSW, LICSW
Cell 978-807-8655-lesliesocialwork@yahoo.com

Testimonials:

"The Mom group helped me cope with the emotional changes that come with being a new mom. I found a community where other moms had been through or were going through similar situations and it was comforting to know I wasn't alone. Going back to work was very anxiety-provoking, but hearing about other mom's going back to work and managing the work/family balance was encouraging and uplifting. I am very grateful to have had the support and network through this group and would highly recommend it to anyone!" -Susan-
“Leslie- you helped me navigate a difficult emotional experience that I didn’t feel I could discuss anywhere else. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that and will always remember and be grateful for it”. -Vivian-
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Master Class: Pada Bandha & Standing Well
Nov
11
11:30 AM11:30

Master Class: Pada Bandha & Standing Well

This class is intended for the curious and dedicated student and will approach more complex postures and themes. Experience with backbends, inversions at the wall and simple pranayama is encouraged. Not suitable for beginners. Expect a blend of vinyasa yoga and structural work aimed at creating clarity in asana and body mechanics.

COST: $30 (by Nov 8; $35 after)

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The Space Between: An Afternoon Yoga Practice with Kevin Courtney
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

The Space Between: An Afternoon Yoga Practice with Kevin Courtney

Our yoga practice is a tool. Over time we learn to use it to uncover increasingly subtle realms of our being. We navigate from the surface to the core. First we come to know body and breath. We steep in alignment, posture, and acclimate to this unique language of embodiment. We gain competency in merging breath, movement and awareness. Eventually we learn to use less and less effort. All the while our mind is along for the ride - sometimes a willing participant and sometime a furious rebel. With practice the mind tempers and becomes more steady. As it fluctuates less a space between the thoughts begins to emerge. It’s not a space we can force into being or make happen. We don’t find it - it finds us. And when it does, we stand at the foot of another stage of yoga - Absorption. Join Kevin Courtney for an afternoon of practice where the simple intention will be to use the practice to experience the space between. What happens from there will be unique to everyone in their own way - and that is the gift of this practice.

COST: $35 (by 9/20; $40 after)

     

 

 


About Kevin:

Kevin Courtney began his relationship to movement and connection to nature as a child, surfing in San Clemente, CA. He has dedicated the last two decades to the pursuit of awakening consciousness by focusing on strength, energy cultivation, and mental clarity.

After having transplanted to New York City in his mid-twenties and becoming consumed by work in business development and consulting for Fortune 500 companies, Kevin was diagnosed with cancer. This life-altering diagnosis, compounded by witnessing the fall of the twin towers from just a few blocks away, inspired Kevin to make an abrupt choice to shift focus and rediscover his passion and purpose. All signs kept pointing back to his profound love for Yoga and in 2002 he began teaching in New York City.

He found inspiration in teachers like Dharma Mittra, Richard Freeman, and Swami Satchidananda and has now dedicated his study through the mentorship and guidance of Nikki Costello, Rod Stryker and a daily personal practice.

Kevin is co-creator of The Bridge Practice, a method which merges Yoga and Qi Gong into one powerful class experience. He is also on faculty at the Boston Yoga School, where he teaches philosophy through the art of Raja yoga.  In 2013, Kevin founded INSIGHT - a program which awakens the consciousness of business leaders using the art and science of meditation.

Kevin facilitates annually at the Bonnaroo Music Festival and has offered at Wanderlust, Envision, and the Burning Man Arts Festival. His work has been featured in Well + Good, Vogue Magazine, VICE, Elephant Journal, and most recently in the new book Yoga Bodies: Real People, Real Stories, Real Transformation.

Merging his passion for music and yoga, Kevin is the creator of Nada Sadhana, a music project whose debut album, The Brooklyn Sessions Vol. 1 became one of the most listened to albums in yoga studios across the country. 

 

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Master Class: Sacred Sacrum & Seated Postures
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Master Class: Sacred Sacrum & Seated Postures

This class is intended for the curious and dedicated student and will approach more complex postures and themes. Experience with backbends, inversions at the wall and simple pranayama is encouraged. Not suitable for beginners. Expect a blend of vinyasa yoga and structural work aimed at creating clarity in asana and body mechanics.

COST: $30 (by Sept 13; $35after)

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Om-Coming Friday Night Flow with Shannon Worth
Sep
8
7:00 AM07:00

Om-Coming Friday Night Flow with Shannon Worth

Join our yogi and friend Shannon for a homecoming class at The Yoga Tree! Shannon was our resident Friday Happy Hour class teacher for years. She's back in town and wants to share some more Friday fun with you! This longer class will be a treat. A two-hour model will provide us extra time to warm-up, flow, workshop and play. Expect a creative and intentional vinyasa flow leading into an accessible peak sequence broken down for all levels. And don't forget, expect FUN! We will finish with a long wind-down with seated postures, restorative poses and sweet savasana to balance us out; a peaceful conclusion to your week. See you there!

COST: $20 (by Oct 3; $25 after)

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Rock, Hop, n’ Pop Vinyasa Flow with Julia Tirabassi
Jul
8
5:30 PM17:30

Rock, Hop, n’ Pop Vinyasa Flow with Julia Tirabassi

This strongly athletic vinyasa yoga class will include all the best elements of summer fun rolled into one rockin’ practice - you can expect to get silly, work hard, play hard, and have a blast. Set to a soundtrack of rock, hip hop, and pop tunes, this class is a bit out of the box and WAY FUN! Come prepared to sweat, smile, work hard and have a wicked good time. This class is appropriate for injury-free, intermediate-level yogis (previous yoga experience required). LET'S ROCK!

COST: $30 by July 5; $35 after

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About Julia:

Longtime Portsmouth, NH resident, Julia has been teaching Yoga professionally for 15 years in the seacoast region of NH, as well as multiple locations in Maine and Massachusetts. As a former personal trainer, it was her passion for movement and an on-going fascination with the body’s unlimited potential that led her to a full-time career as an independent Yoga teacher. She formed her own solo-preneur business, Lotus Groove Yoga, in 2006. In her work as a traveling teacher, Julia has offered classes, workshops, mentorship programs and teacher trainings in NH, ME, and MA. She is best known for her clarity, proficiency, and authenticity.

An avid movement enthusiast, asana addict, alignment geek, and strength fanatic, Julia infuses all of her teaching with an impassioned knowledge of sound bio-mechanics, applied anatomy, functional efficiency, and an overall zest for playful movement adventures. Eternally true to her days as a fitness trainer, Julia’s teaching style continues to include plenty of athleticism, but has evolved into a unique “special blend” of creative physicality, sweaty satisfaction, mindful movement, and keen attention to deep detail. In each and every moment, Julia strives to guide her students in continuously fresh and exuberant ways towards manifesting their personal expression of empowered grace. 

It is her sincerest pleasure and privilege to service the spread of yoga’s magnificence with ecstatic integrity.

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A Chair Love Affair
Jun
17
12:00 PM12:00

A Chair Love Affair

Let me introduce you to your best new yoga buddy: a metal folding chair!

Yoga props offer us countless ways to deepen and enhance our yoga practice. Most of us are already well accustomed to using blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters in our practice, and we've developed a sincere appreciation for the benefits of these practice tools. In this 2.5 hour class, you'll enjoy a friendly introduction to a prop that's a bit less familiar, somewhat mysterious, and oh so versatile. If you've only ever used chairs for sitting down, get ready to have your mind blown! Once you discover the palette of practice options that come from working with the chair, you'll soon be smitten and fall blissfully in love with the yoga chair.

It's a bit surprising that a simple piece of household furniture could give rise to such an abundance of inventive approaches to practice. Useful as an aid in sun salutations, hip-openers, standing poses, balance poses, twists and backbends, the chair is highly effective at enhancing your yoga experience in numerous ways, including:

  • heightened alignment awareness
  • improved stamina to sustain poses for longer durations
  • increased stability
  • extra structural accountability, and
  • greater precision in your anatomical architecture

In this class, we'll demystify the use of the chair and weave our entire practice around poses that maximize the participation of the chair. You'll enjoy a full practice - from our opening centering all the way to savasana - augmented with the aid of your new best buddy. This class is open to yogis of all levels, but it's recommended that you have at least 6 months of regular yoga experience under your belt. However, no prior experience with the chair is necessary, nor expected! This class has been designed to introduce yogis to the chair, so we'll be taking a simple, gradual approach that's highly accessible for anyone brand new to the chair.

Come discover for yourself the infinite variety of experiences that are available from the innovative re-purposing of this simple piece of equipment. I hope you're ready to fall in love with the yoga chair!

Cost: $35 by June 14; $40 After

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Remembering The Inner Garden: A Spring Asana Practice with Alison Sinatra
May
19
6:30 PM18:30

Remembering The Inner Garden: A Spring Asana Practice with Alison Sinatra

Come for a special 2-hour class with Alison Sinatra to move, sweat, laugh, and cry-- maybe all at once. Building on the solid foundation of yoga asana, Alison will weave together prayer, breathwork, meditation, and her inimitable humor into steady devotional movement to help you remember yourself and your undeniable connection with earth and all of humanity. Alison is known for her ability to hold sacred, healing, love-filled space and her unique way of helping others to reconnect with free body and boundless spirit.

COST: $35 by May 16th; $40 After

 

 

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Master Class with Ame Wren
May
9
5:45 PM17:45

Master Class with Ame Wren

This class is intended for the curious and dedicated student and will approach more complex postures & themes. Experience with backbends, inversions at the wall and simple pranayama is encouraged. Not suitable for beginners. Expect a blend of vinyasa yoga and structural work aimed at creating clarity in asana and body mechanics.

Cost: $25 (by May 3; $30 after) (ONLY $15 for studio members by May 3;$20 after)

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Fun Friday Farewell with Shannon Worth
May
5
5:45 PM17:45

Fun Friday Farewell with Shannon Worth

Sun salute Shannon before she sets sail for the mountains of Colorado!!

Repose Yoga in Newburyport and The Yoga Tree in Haverhill are excited to cohost a class that celebrates Shannon and all she has offered our yoga communities on the Merrimack River. Bring your celebratory spirit and raise your glass to her future adventures in the land of mountains, plains, and deserts.

Friday Fun Farewell
taught by Shannon Worth @ The Yoga Tree

Friday May 5
5:45–7:00pm
FREE
Space is limited. Pre Registration is required online.

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Talk About a Revolution: The Power of Twisting with Natasha Rizopoulos
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Talk About a Revolution: The Power of Twisting with Natasha Rizopoulos

Twists are an amazing family of poses that can be explored for a variety of different effects. They are powerful tools that awaken the mid and upper back, and essential preparation for backbends and inversions. Conversely, they are also wonderful counter poses after these postures, and as such can have a cooling and neutralizing effect. We’ll look at standing, seated and supine twists and examine what they share, as well as their different energetic impacts. You’ll leave class refreshed and alert, with increased awareness and mobility in your thoracic spine.


About Natasha:

A former ballet dancer, Natasha Rizopoulos began practicing yoga in her 20s. Her teaching style combines an emphasis on precise alignment with a commitment to finding joy and ease in the practice. She is celebrated for her ability to communicate the essence of a pose or an action, exploring and explaining theory and practice in a manner that immediately connects students to their yoga in profound and transformative ways.

A dedicated Ashtanga practitioner who has studied in India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Natasha has also been very influenced by the Iyengar system. These two traditions form the basis of her teaching technique, combining the heat and energy of Ashtanga with the precision and attention to detail of the Iyengar method. In her teaching Natasha weaves these two styles together so that students can become fully alive to potential in their own yoga.

Natasha is the featured teacher in Yoga Journal’s Yoga Step-by-Step DVD series and has appeared in magazines and on television, as well as in the photo essay Yoga: A Yoga Journal Book. She is a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga Journal and writes the on-line column “Ask the Beginner’s Expert” for YogaJournal.com. In addition to her classes in Boston, Natasha travels extensively, teaching at conferences and leading workshops and teacher trainings around the world. http://www.natasharizopoulos.com/

Cost: $40 by April 19th, $45 after

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Cancelled: *LIVE MUSIC* SutraBowl with Jacqui Bonwell
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Cancelled: *LIVE MUSIC* SutraBowl with Jacqui Bonwell

Unfortunately this workshop has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the very near future. Stay tuned for makeup date!

A Vinyasa intensive set to a very traditional tune. Explore the 4 Chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in vinyasa format. This two-hour journey will explore how we weave the 196 threads of this practice together to create internal and eternal happiness. How can we apply the teachings to every day life? A regular practice of healing poses, meditation, and various seeds/tools you can use and plant to help you live the rest of your days with freedom and ease. This class is set to the live music of the ethereal husband and wife duo, Erica and Andy Cahill! All levels are welcome

About Jacqui Bonwell:

Jacqui Bonwell-E-RYT, Director of the Sacred Seeds 200hr Teacher Training Program, Director of the Canton Yoga Shala in Canton, MA, Reiki Master, Mother of two and most importantly–a YOGINI! 

I have been highly influenced by David Vendetti, Johnny Gillespie, Rolf Gates & Sharon Gannon. I have spent time with each of them learning and am highly influenced by many, many more. My greatest teachers have been my two children, Lola & Wyatt.

Cost: $40 by March 22, $45 after
 

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