Spring Yoga & Meditation
at The Arlington Center

The Details: dates, pricing, helpful hints

  • Spring classes run for 12 weeks, from Monday, March 20th through Sunday, June 11th, except as noted
  • the Center accepts cash or check payable to TAC or The Arlington Center
  • drop in anytime for $18 (some classes cost less) or give payment for a class card (see below) to the teacher - card will be ready by your next class
  • 5 class cards cost $85, or $17/class
  • 10 class cards cost $160, or $16/class
  • 15 class cards cost $225, or $15/class
  • 5, 10, & 15 class cards are transferrable - family and friends may use them! - and there's no time limit
  • unlimited class cards cost $155/1 month, $450/3 mos, $865/6 mos, $1595/year - more details...
  • sign up for a season anytime (except the last meeting) - cost is prorated when you join mid-cycle!
  • pay $15/class when you sign up for the season (some classes cost less - see registered/drop-in fees next to listing below)
  • it’s flexible - sign up for one class, then attend different classes instead, whenever and as often as you like, until the end of the season!
  • before coming to first class, please check for updated schedule information at www.arlingtoncenter.org
  • plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in and set up
  • street parking only - do not use driveways or lots on either side of building - no 2hr restriction evenings or Sunday, and side streets off Mass Ave are never ticketed
  • bikes - use bike racks out front - please do not use neighbors' railings
  • participation in all classes and workshops should always be done under the guidance of your physician
  • please inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have special needs
  • what to bring: a yoga mat if you can - the Center freely provides them, though, along with blankets, blocks, belts & eye pillows

Yoga & Meditation

9 - 10:30 am YOGA I/II with Liz Lurie. $15 registered/18 drop-in. Off 5/29
9:30 - 11 am YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $15/18. Off 5/29
Noon - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Emmie Stamell. $12/14
4 - 5 pm YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS with various teachers. $5 or donation - proceeds to charity
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:45 - 9:15 pm RECOVERY YOGA FOR CYCLISTS with Kathy Martin. $15/18. Off 5/29

7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $12/14
9:30 - 11 am YOGA With PROPS All Levels with Susan Desmarais. $15/18
10:30 - Noon YOGA FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE with Annie Hoffman & Veronica Wolff. $15/18
5:45 - 7:15 pm YOGA All Levels with Liz Owen. $15/18
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA Continuing with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:30 - 8:30 pm
GENTLE/BEGINNER YOGA with Liz Owen. $14/17

7:30 - 8:30 am YOGA With PROPS with Susan Desmarais & Ruth Knill. $12/14. Off 3/5
9:30 - 11 am
YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18
Noon - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Emmie Stamell. $12/14
5:30 - 7 pm
New Time! YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18

9:30 - 11 am YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $15/18
10 - 11:30 am YOGA Gentle & Beginning with Emmie Stamell. $15/18
4 - 5:15 pm
KUNDALINI YOGA & REIKI with Shelley Loheed. $14/17
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:45 - 9 pm MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION Practice Group. $5 donation. Off for May - will resume June 15
7:45 - 9:15 pm New Level! IYENGAR YOGA All Levels with Annie Hoffman. $15/18

7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $12/14
9:30 - 11 am YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18
10 - 11:30 am INSIGHT MEDITATION with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
Noon - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Emmie Stamell. $12/14
5:30 - 7 pm YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18. Off 5/12

9:30 - 11:30 am YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18

8:30 - 10 am VICAARA YOGA All Levels with Patricia Gearin & Juin Cohen. Off 5/14
5 - 6:30 pm INSIGHT MEDITATION & JEDI TRAINING with Fez Aswat. $15 drop-in or class card, most Sundays. Off 5/21

LEVEL I ideal for beginners or older students - no prior experience assumed
LEVEL I/II a mix of beginners and continuing students
LEVEL II for experienced, fit students
CONTINUING for students with 1 year or more of yoga experience

What are the different styles of yoga at the Center? Although there are many different styles of hatha yoga, they all share the same basic principles, and each is a synthesis integrating the influence of intertwining traditions dating from the past century to more than a millennium ago. You can try different styles at the Center by taking makeups, dropping in to other classes, or buying a multi-class card

YOGA with Anne Curtis, Susan Desmarais, Liz Lurie, Chip Hartranft & Liz Owen offers a flowing meditative style drawn from the Krishnamacharya lineage. Emphasis is on mindfully allowing the body and breath to reorganize naturally, optimizing the powerful internal and awareness effects of practice and leading to profound relaxation. Classes with Chip also feature sitting meditation and yin yoga, with deeply nourishing internal stretches that release tight joints, stimulate the body's energy meridians or nadis, and foster a radiant sense of presence

GENTLE YOGA (Liz Owen, Emmie Stamell) approaches asana practice with postures that gently stretch, strengthen and soothe the body. Restorative poses are also presented to nurture the body’s energy into balance and cultivate deep relaxation to help release stress and let the body/mind rest deeply. This is a wonderful combination for re-energizing the body and de-stressing the mind

INSIGHT MEDITATION (Chip Hartranft, Fez Aswat) is a simple, natural method for human beings to see things as they are. Through mindfulness, or sustained attention to the unfolding of each moment, we learn to abide in the present, discerning the nature of bodily and mental events. Participants will develop equanimity and insight using the timeless yogic path of the Buddha, moving as the mind becomes tranquil and steady toward the freedom of effortless awareness

IYENGAR YOGA (Annie Hoffman) is a rigorous, detailed approach to yoga movement, based on the innovative work of BKS Iyengar. Classes impart a precise, thorough understanding of the body and sensation, while developing agility, core strength and balance

KUNDALINI YOGA & REIKI (Sahaj Kaur Shelley Loheed) Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan combines in the form of kriya, asana, pranayama, and meditation for a complete yogic experience. It is called the 'yoga of awareness'. Kundalini Yoga is fun, challenging and a powerful tool for transformation. The class ends with a Reiki relaxation. This class is suitable to all ~ both beginners and experienced practitioners

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION (Brenda Rogers) is a practice that helps us to recognize and calm our inner self-critic. Mindful Self-Compassion is an ongoing group based on the work of Dr. Christopher Germer, including his book The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, as well as Buddhist metta and mindfulness practices. Join anytime - open to all

RECOVERY YOGA FOR CYCLISTS (Kathy Martin) is a beginner-friendly class for cyclists and other athletes. Emphasis will be on releasing chronically tight muscles and gently strengthening the core. Restorative poses will be used to release stress and cultivate deep relaxation. Mindful yoga practice helps the body rejuvenate and recover - it's a great addition to your rest day routine! All levels welcome

VICAARA YOGA (Patricia Gearin & Juin Cohen) Vicaara (pronounced vi-CHA-ra) classes include yoga movements (asana), breathwork (pranayama), and meditation. Instruction is Yogaworks-inspired (Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga influenced), with sequences designed to build flexibility, strength and balance, along with a quiet, contemplative state of being. Patricia also shares ideas in applying the lessons from the Yoga Sutras to everyday life

YOGA FOR CHILDREN Flower Sprouts, ages 2-4 ~ Flower Buds, ages 4-6 (Mimi Izzo) Children blossom from the inside out. At times, their pace of movement is much faster than their rate of development. Yoga gives them an opportunity to slow down, reconnect to their natural rhythm, and balance their energy. Each class presents a consistent series of postures to explore flexibility, encourage concentration and stimulate inner curiosity

YOGA FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE (Annie Hoffman, Veronica Wolff) A restorative, gentle, and nurturing yoga class. In this class we practice safe yoga postures, gentle movement, and breathing exercises to develop strength and flexibility and to allow deep relaxation to occur. It is appropriate for anyone who wants to reduce stress, and is ideal for older students and for those who are struggling with a chronic illness or injury which limits their ability to participate in a more vigorous yoga practice. The approach is eminently gentle

YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS is an exciting new vinyasa flow course taught by advanced students of the Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training, directed by Daniel Orlansky with Liz Owen. Open to all levels, a typical class will consist of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (yoga poses that stretch and strengthen the body), meditation, and relaxation, with an emphasis on a mindful and well-balanced practice. Proceeds of this $5 class will go to the International Rescue Committee

YOGA With PROPS (Susan Desmarais & Ruth Knill) offers modifications to students in order to encourage weak parts to strengthen and less flexible areas to lengthen. By creating space in the body, props offer a deeper release of tension, allowing one to comfortably hold poses longer, with proper alignment. Individual attention is given, with gentle hands-on adjustments. A lighthearted class with humor