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Teaching at O2 Since: 2015 Melissa’s Thoughts on Bird of Paradise: “In Sanskrit, the pose is called Svarga Dvijasana. Dvija means ‘twice born’ and Svarga means ‘paradise.’ The pose is designed to emulate the shape of the tropical flower Bird of Paradise, fostering a sense of renewal within the body. It’s beautiful to watch a student come into the full expression of this pose. So much is...

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Pro-Tips for Your First-Ever Yoga Class Starting out a yoga practice is an exciting and perhaps even somewhat daunting experience. We are frequently asked for advice about how to approach a first-ever yoga experience at our studios, so beyond, “Go to Basics,” here are a few pro-tips to get you started on your yoga journey… 1. Let the teacher know that you’re new. He or she might be able to give you some advice about what...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2012 Erika’s Thoughts on Bird of Paradise: “Bird of Paradise is a challenging pose for my body. My hips and shoulders are on the tighter side, so I need a lot of preparatory poses in order to safely get into it. Of course, because it’s hard, it’s exactly the sort of pose I need to incorporate into my practice. Working towards challenging poses helps to push us beyond our comfort zones and make us into...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2015 Bett’s Thoughts on Primary Series: “I LOVE IT! The Ashtanga practice in general is such a growth-oriented series where the fixed sequencing allows the practitioner really to engage mindfully with their own practice and where they are at, both physically and mentally, at that particular moment. Primary Series, in particular, emphasizes the idea of progressive sequencing, where the next pose builds...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2012 Emily’s Thoughts on Primary Series: “I love the Astanga months because they remind us of O2’s roots. I really like Primary’s introverted poses and am in need of them after a hectic summer. For so many of us, summer is fun but scattered and we all need to reel it back in.”   Emily’s Current Teaching Schedule: Somerville 12pm Tuesdays – Basics 12pm Wednesdays...

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