Yoga & Movement - Listening Wellness Center
Listening is a non-profit center whose mission is to promote wholistic health and wellness for the Central Massachusetts community. The name Listening is inspired by a Chinese acupuncture point. This point helps you to hear outside sounds and your inner, intuitive voice — creating balance between inner and outer, active and quiet. This harmony is the road to health.
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Yoga & Movement

Dates and start times for all upcoming classes, events, and workshops at Listening Wellness Center can be viewed on our interactive Calendar page. The calendar also includes information on each session and the contact information for the teacher/practitioner.

 

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.

Conversation with a Yoga Student

Dates and start times for all upcoming classes, events, and workshops at Listening Wellness Center can be viewed on our interactive Calendar page. The calendar also includes information on each session and the contact information for the teacher/practitioner.

You can view that page now by just clicking here.

Yoga with Beverly

Yoga with Beverly
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Embodyoga 8:00am-9:15am
Senior Yoga 9:30am-10:45am
Chair Class on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-10:45am

Updates:  September 2021  All classes are resuming on ZOOM

Chair Based Yoga for ALL on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30am-10:45am

Embodyoga 8:00am-9:15am
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Join Beverly as she guides you on your journey to wellness from the comfort of your home. Using pranayama, asana, meditation, self inquiry, fun play and more we can get through the seasons ahead in a safe and comfortable environment.

The journey of an online class has proven to be fun, healthy and a great connection for all of us.

Technology Needs: Computer, laptop or iPad recommended. Smart phones will work as well. You will need to have ZOOM loaded onto your device ahead of time.

We kindly request that everyone pre-register. If you have any needs/health related concerns, we ask that you contact Beverly in advance of class. Her email is yogabev@yahoo.com

Fees are 80.00 for the full unlimited month or Drop in classes are 14.00
Please contact Beverly at yogabev@yahoo.com if you have questions.

Senior Yoga with Bev

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
9:30am-10:45am

Join us for fun inquiry of our aging bodies through yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and more. Every class addresses the needs of the students as well as other interesting inquiries through anatomy and movement. Balance, and level changing from standing to floor work are offered in every class. Chairs, blocks and other supports are offered as needed or as a new way to relate to one’s surroundings and resources. Together slow and steady we can share the joy of aging.

Class fee: Yoga Club is $60.00/month or $8.00 per class. We love first time students! If you have any needs you wish to address privately you can contact Beverly at yogabev@yahoo.com or 774-262-3662.

Technology Needs: Computer, laptop or iPad recommended. Smart phones will work as well.

We kindly request that everyone pre-register. If you have any needs/health related concerns, we ask that you contact Beverly in advance of class. Her email is yogabev@yahoo.com

 

ALL NEW CHAIR BASED YOGA, LIVE ON ZOOM
Tuesdays and Thursdays,  9:30am-10:45am
No one will be turned away due to lack of financial means.

Students will start in the chair with a goal of getting to standing and using the chair as support. Learning how to use our bodies for getting up and down, balance, and standing with support. Starting where you are, this class will allow us to share the joy, connect with each other all while moving and breathing. Student participation is encouraged including a time of sharing.

Information pertinent to all of Beverly’s classes.
Technology needs: Computer, laptop or iPad recommended. Smart phones will work as well. You will need to have ZOOM loaded onto your device ahead of time. We have people who can help you if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.

We kindly request that everyone pre-register and if you have any needs/health related concerns, please contact Beverly in advance of class. Her email is yogabev@yahoo.com

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

YOGA VIDEOS to support your practice at home!

Yoga Teachers Eowyn Ahlstrom and Beverly Duda have put together some videos to support your Yoga Practice during these at home times.  Until we can be sure it is safe to practice together in the studio and with the limitations on numbers, we hope you will find these segments helpful.  Remember that moving is key to our health.!!

Four Week Series Mindful Yoga
Live on Zoom with Eowyn Ahlstrom

Click on the links below to view. You will need to enter the passcode supplied once you click on the link, so it is recommended to hover over the password copy it, then click on the Week Link and when it asks for password, paste it.

 

Password for Week One:  7y=We3Nw 

Week One Link To Video:

 

Password for Week Two:  X3$0qm$O

Week Two Link to Video:

 

Password for Week Three: ?Ew5e#.f

Week Three Link to Video:

 

Password for Week Four: f50*m?1f

Week Four Link to Video:

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!
At the Barre Senior Center, the class is named Chair Yoga. 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 current schedule below:

DUE to the Coronavirus, all classes are on hold for the time being.

ALL IN PERSON CLASSES are limited space, please reserve your space with Beverly

  • Mondays: 9:30am to 10:45am on ZOOM and at Listening Yoga Studio
  • Tuesdays: 9:30am to 10:45 am on ZOOM
  • Wednesdays: 9:30am to 10:45am on ZOOM and at Listening Yoga Studio
  • Thursdays: 9:30am to 10:45 am on ZOOM
  • Fridays:  9:30am to 10:45am on ZOOM, (at yoga in September)
The cost for chair yoga classes is $5.00 per class. Senior Yoga Club is $60/month or $8.00 a drop in. For more information on Senior Yoga or the classes specifically, contact Beverly Duda at (774) 262-3662.
Funding to support these Senior Yoga Programs in part by grants from Hardwick/New Braintree Cultural Council, Barre Recreation Committee and Oakham Cultural Council.

PRACTITIONERS

 

 

For a full description of each practitioner’s class, please click here  ( a new description page will be loaded shortly) 7/30  and to view a video preview of the classes, you can click here.

 

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