Yoga & Movement

For the most current schedule of classes, programs and special events, visit our interactive Calendar page!  The calendar also includes information on each session and the contact information for the teacher/practitioner along with registration details.

You can view that page now by just clicking here.

ABOUT YOGA

The ancient art, science, and philosophy of Yoga is several thousand years old. It has stood the test of time. It is also a therapy. The poses of yoga offer a training capable of creating a vigorous body, well-functioning internal organs, and an alert mind. The poses can give a variety of effects: stimulating, calming, energizing, building stamina and concentration, internally soothing, etc. The standing poses give vitality, the sitting poses are calming, twists are cleansing, supine poses are restful, balancing poses give a sense of lightness, and backbends are exhilarating. Many chronic physical ailments can be improved, as in areas such as the joints, the liver, kidneys, and heart.
In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, practice of the postures invites us to focus and quiet the mind as we move seamlessly from one pose to another, encouraging the experience of moment-to-moment awareness that brings balance, flexibility, and strength to the mind, as well as to the body.
Yoga classes at Listening range from one hour to one hour and a half depending on the teacher and the class.  They are ongoing throughout the year. Drop-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to call first if you’re a new student. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and allow 2-3 hours after a heavy meal before doing yoga.
To see Teacher Bios, hover and click on their name and it will re-direct you.  Or, click on “click here” for a list of classes.

SENIOR YOGA

Since 2002, the Listening Senior Yoga Program, in cooperation with the Barre Senior Center continues to improve the health of senior citizens in the Barre area. Senior yoga students find that they are not only healthier as a result of the program, but more able to perform essential daily tasks such as tying their shoes. The program brings health, practical skills, and joy to its participants throughout the year!

Chair Yoga decreases tension and stress and increases a persons flexibility, strength and balance. In class a chair is used as a prop to enhance our sense of safety and stability as we learn about supporting the wellness of our whole being. All are invited to try!

Senior Yoga classes are held several days a week. See the schedule here 

Funding to support these Senior Yoga Programs in part by grants from Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council, Barre Recreation Committee and Oakham Cultural Council.

All Yoga Classes with Beverly are on zoom 

Embodyoga, Senior Yoga, and Chair Yoga

Click here for a list of Beverly’s classes

Yoga on Thursdays and Sundays

Click here for a list of Loren’s classes

Visit Loren’s website at www.creativeyogaworks.com

Click here for a list of Eowyn’s classes and programs

To register for Eowyn’s classes, programs, or for more information on other programs happening online and elsewhere, please visit https://www.middlepath-healingarts.com

Yin Yoga on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Yoga for All on Saturdays

Click here for a list of Lisa’s classes

Classes with Rhonda Hamer

Rhonda Hamer, Certified Health Coach, Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach, Educator

Rhonda Hamer is a Certified Personal Trainer with specialties in Senior Fitness, Osteoporosis Fitness, Corrective Exercise, Balance & Posture, as well as a Nutrition and Health Coach . Rhonda spends most of her time working with adults over 50 and children and teens.

Rhonda has trained and educated adults, teens and children with varying levels of fitness including many who are new to exercise or with limited mobility. She has worked with classes, small groups and private clients at wellness centers, community centers and in gym settings, taught physical education/health in school, after-school programs and recreation programs and coached competitive hockey and soccer teams. Rhonda has coached athletes as young as 3 through Division 1 college and those interested in improving their health into their 90’s.

Click here for a list of Rhonda’s classes and programs

Yoga Nidra with Nissa

Nissa grew up nearby in Spencer, Massachusetts.  She owns and operates Renaissance Farms in Barre.

Nissa is also a dedicated yoga teacher. She has studied under Samarthya and Preetika Bhatnagar, and several other teachers. She has additional certifications in trauma-sensitive yoga, pranayama, yoga nidra, yin yoga, meditation, and chant. Private and group classes are offered online or in person.

Click here for a list of Nissa’s classes

Practitioners

For a full description of each practitioner’s class, please see our calendar and events page.

To see the current month’s calendar of classes, click here