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Mid-July Teacher Feature: Eliza Wilson

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Mid-July Teacher Feature: Eliza Wilson

Teaching at O2 Since: 2015 Eliza’s Thoughts on Props Month: “This month is one of my favorites. O2 does a great job of regularly incorporating props even when they’re not the focus of the month. But this month gives ‘permission’ to experiment with props where normally you might not take advantage of them. As a teacher, it reminds me to be specific and clear about the purpose and positioning of any prop we’re using – what is it accomplishing? How does a student know if they might want to incorporate a prop?”...

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July Teacher Feature: Carol Ciaravino

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July Teacher Feature: Carol Ciaravino

Teaching at O2 Since: 2007 Carol’s Thoughts on Props Month: “I find props to be very useful in several ways. The props we generally use are blocks, a strap, the wall, and occasionally a partner. They can facilitate proper alignment. For example, block under your hand in ardha chandrasana. They also can provide support or a reference point that allow you to enter a deeper version of a pose and build strength for the full pose. For example, half-handstand on the wall. I sometimes observe that more experienced students will avoid...

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Mid-June Teacher Feature: Paulina Haduong

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Mid-June Teacher Feature: Paulina Haduong

Teaching at O2 Since: January 2016 Paulina’s Thoughts on Half Moon: “I love half moon!  I love how open it is, and I love how the pose can be modified or varied in so many different ways.  Half moon feels different in every class, depending on my strength, focus, or balance that day — it’s a great way to check in with my body.” Paulina’s Current Teaching Schedule: SOMERVILLE 8:30am Mondays – Basics CAMBRIDGE 11am Sundays – Intermediate Paulina started doing yoga back when she was in high school...

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June 2017 Teacher Feature: Ann Panopoulos

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June 2017 Teacher Feature: Ann Panopoulos

Teaching at O2 Since: 2007 Ann’s Thoughts on Half Moon: “I love half moon! It’s the mother of all poses for me, strengthening thighs, ankles, core, and glutes while opening chest, shoulders, hamstrings, and the muscles around the pelvis.  Not to mention there are many fun variations to play with…” Ann’s Current Teaching Schedule: SOMERVILLE 7pm Mondays – Power CAMBRIDGE 7pm Tuesdays – Intermediate 6:30pm Fridays – Rajas Hour   Of the lot of us, Ann is the hippie spirit in our midst....

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Mid-May Teacher Feature: Bronwyn Nia

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Mid-May Teacher Feature: Bronwyn Nia

Teaching at O2 Since: January 2016 Bronwyn’s Thoughts on Pranayama: “Pranayama is one of the most important parts of my practice and for me the most challenging. When I can take a deeper breath after savasana I know I’ve had a good practice.”   Bronwyn’s Current Teaching Schedule: CAMBRIDGE 8am Monday – Intermediate 4pm Wednesday – Kanga & Joey Kids/Parents Yoga Series with Devon 7:30pm Wednesday – Rajas Hour 11am Saturday – Basics     Bronwyn has one of our favorite O2...

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May Teacher Feature: Lynne Carr

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May Teacher Feature: Lynne Carr

Teaching at O2 Since: 2007 Lynne’s Thoughts on Pranayama: “Mimi has taught that breathing is one of the most direct ways to communicate with your central nervous system.  If our breath is shallow, we may feel weak.  If our breath is deep, we can ride the breath and move through postures with greater ease.”   Lynne’s Current Teaching Schedule: SOMERVILLE 6pm Tuesdays – Basics 8:30am Wednesdays – Basics CAMBRIDGE 7pm Wednesday – Astanga   We joke sometimes at O2 about the “Astanga...

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Class Card Rate Change – May 1st!

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Class Card Rate Change – May 1st!

Attention O2 Yogis Starting May 1, 2017, you will see a change in our class card rates: Drop-In*: $18/$16 (students/yoga teachers) 5-Class Card: $80/$70 10-Class Card: $140/$120 20-Class Card: $250 * Announcing a BRAND NEW Matinee Drop-In Rate: $16 Starting May 1st, students attending any regular O2 class that begins before 1pm Monday thru Friday can opt to buy a drop in for $16.  Matinee Drop-Ins are intended for immediate use, are only available at the desk, and expire in 24 hours.  (Not available for pre/postnatal classes or on weekends....

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Mid-April Teacher Feature: Sarah Hoffman

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Mid-April Teacher Feature: Sarah Hoffman

Teaching at O2 Since: January 2016 Sarah’s Thoughts on Second Series: “It’s great.  As a teacher, it’s nice to have a direction to plan my classes for the month versus starting with a blank slate.  I also find it helps me get creative.” Sarah’s Current Teaching Schedule: SOMERVILLE 7:30pm Wednesdays – Basics CAMBRIDGE 12pm Mondays – Basics 6:30am Tuesdays – Basics   Like many of us, Sarah came to O2 through the grace of friendship.  Her pal and roommate Cemile (a longtime member of...

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Teacher Feature April 2017: Emily Leadholm

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Teacher Feature April 2017: Emily Leadholm

Teaching at O2 Since: 2004 Emily’s thoughts on Second Series Month: “Second Series? Yeah, I think I’ve heard of that…” Emily’s Current Teaching Schedule: SOMERVILLE 8am Saturdays – Basics CAMBRIDGE 12pm Fridays – Basics We’ve got more than one Emily on our fabulous teaching staff:  Emily L. and Emily R.  Both are fantastic, but today we are going to help you get to know Emily L. (herein referred to as simply “Emily”) just a little bit better…  As one of our most experienced teachers,...

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Teacher Feature Mid-March 2017: Toby Chaiken

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Teacher Feature Mid-March 2017: Toby Chaiken

O2 Yoga Teacher Training Class: 2015 Teaching at O2 Since: January 2016 Toby’s thoughts on Inversions Month: “I find inversions both humbling and really fun to work towards. Bring it on!”   Toby’s Current Teaching Schedule: Cambridge Studio 6:30am-7:30am Basics on Thursdays 5:30pm-6:30pm Basics on Sundays For Toby, like many of our dedicated yogis, it took finding a “yoga home” to make the practice integral in her life.  Lucky for us, we are the home she chose after she decided to check O2 out at the...

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