O2 Yoga Blog


Teaching at O2 Since: 2017 Tina’s Thoughts about Second Series: “Second Series. Sigh. I have not yet taken the plunge and taken an Astanga Second Series class – I probably should. I hear it’s a bit of a laugh. It’s backbend city with a trip down arm balance lane and not one, but seven headstands. What’s not to love?! Since I teach Basics classes, I look forward to teaching the very foundations of poses not regularly...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2013 Carly’s Thoughts about Second Series: “Second Series is a lot of fun. In so many ways it’s the counter practice to Primary Series, which is all about inner focus and discipline through forward folds and binds. Second Series, or nadi shodana (‘nerve cleansing’ in Sanskrit), is all about playfully countering that spinal flexion and introspection with spinal extension, twists, hip...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2017 Stephanie’s Current Teaching Schedule: Cambridge 5:30pm Sundays – Basics (while Tina is away) 12:30pm Wednesdays – Basics Stephanie got her yoga-start over a decade ago when a high school friend’s parents took her to a Bikram class.  “I went every week.  I remember always struggling in the standing balances, and then one day just being in this space where I wasn’t falling...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2004 Barrett’s Current Teaching Schedule: Somerville 7pm Sundays – Prenatal 2pm Mondays – Mommy & Baby If you are a yogi-mama who’s had a baby in the last, oh, thirteen years or so, you’ll likely be familiar with this month’s Teacher Feature, Barrett Reinhorn, who’s been teaching our very popular pre- and postnatal yoga classes at O2 since 2004. Barrett started doing...

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Teaching at O2 Since: 2016 Jill’s Thoughts on Parivrtta Galavasana: “Boeuf. This posture eludes me, personally, so it there is an added challenge in teaching it. I can’t rely on my own experience on how to land the full expression of the posture. But I do like all the elements required: opening of the outer hip, deep twisting, balance, strong and even breath, and the trust in yourself required for all arm...

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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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