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Classes are $10 CASH ONLY so hit the ATM before you come.
Arrive 10 minutes before the start time of the class. It is not fashionable to be late to yoga.
Bring a towel and a water bottle - we have free filtered water so fill 'er up.
We have FREE mats to borrow or Bring Your Own.
Wear Comfortable Work Out Clothes - Be Prepared to Sweat!
Beginners Welcome to ALL CLASSES! We offer a laid back, friendly approach to yoga.
Our classes are HEATED to about 85 to 90 degrees

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Class Teacher Date Time Description Teacher Bio
Sunday, November 23
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Cara Gilman Sunday, 11/23 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Cara

Cara Gilman
Cara Gilman is lover of movement. She is a yogini, a marathoner, a cyclist and a bootcamp enthusiast. This combination of strength, endurance, flexibility and mindfulness bring balance and grounding to her life and she incorporates these same elements into the yoga and cycle classes she teaches.
Teaching is Cara's passion and it radiates in the classroom. She is genuine, approachable and inspired by her students. Her classes are challenging, dynamic, thoughtful and showcase her high energy and optimism. Cara hopes to have each and every one of her students feeling better from when they arrived. Whether its rediscovering a sense of confidence, being inspired to take on new challenges or feeling more grounded and at ease. Cara wants to provide a space where her students can be completely who they are and can celebrate it, just like she does when she's on her mat, on her bike, on the roads or lifting weights and doing burps. Namaste!
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Ray Sunday, 11/23 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Jessica

Jessica Ray
After years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading Jess was searching for something that would tone and strengthen her body, Jess discovered yoga was exactly what she had been searching for and quickly realized that it was much more than a physical work out. After taking a Hip Hop Yoga class with Lynne Begier at Sweat and Soul Yoga it was love at first down dog and Jess began her journey as devoted yoga practitioner. She continued to return to her mat for not only the physical transformation she experienced but also the connection she was building between her mind and body.
Inspired to share what she experienced in her own practice Jess completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga Studio under the direction of Lynne Begier and Ame Wren and also completed Hip Hop Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Lynne Begier both in June 2012.

With a passion for arm balances and inversions, Jess' classes guide students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility while striving to allow students to escape their minds and move into their bodies through great music, and a sense of humor. She believes that building strength in your body will build self confidence which will lead to showing kindness to yourself, and in turn will lead to showing kindness towards others. The community that yoga builds is much more than people coming to practice yoga, it is a place where people learn from each other, support each other and build friendships that are founded in trust and compassion.

Jess continues to grow her practice as a curious student who will always be influenced and indebted to her teachers, Lynne Begier, Goldie Kaufenberg and Caitlyn Graham.

Vinyasa Basics- COMMUNITY CLASS - $5 cash only Matt Rutkowski Sunday, 11/23 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 90 min
This is lower cost class taught by a newer teacher with the goal of making yoga affordable to all.
Great for those BRAND NEW to yoga!

Matt

Matt Rutkowski
I completed my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-registered training with Inner Strength Studios in the Spring of 2012. I have also studied the craft of adjusting and assisting with Lauren Star, Daniel Max and Vyda Bielkus, as well as the Shiva Rea-crafted module “Mandala of Asanas”, delivered by Chanel Luck. I am currently completing a Bachelor’s of Music at UMass Boston. Forever a student!

It is with this curiosity and thirst for understanding that I approach the mat. I would love to prepare you to explore the possibilities of the physical body, enjoy the sensations afforded to one by tuning into the breath, and shed the misconceptions that playtime is just for kids.

Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Matt Rutkowski Sunday, 11/23 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Matt

Matt Rutkowski
I completed my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-registered training with Inner Strength Studios in the Spring of 2012. I have also studied the craft of adjusting and assisting with Lauren Star, Daniel Max and Vyda Bielkus, as well as the Shiva Rea-crafted module “Mandala of Asanas”, delivered by Chanel Luck. I am currently completing a Bachelor’s of Music at UMass Boston. Forever a student!

It is with this curiosity and thirst for understanding that I approach the mat. I would love to prepare you to explore the possibilities of the physical body, enjoy the sensations afforded to one by tuning into the breath, and shed the misconceptions that playtime is just for kids.

Vinyasa with Relaxation $10 CASH only or Membership Hillary Bucklin (subbing for Jessica Emilfarb) Sunday, 11/23 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM 90 min
This class combines elements of vinyasa, yin and restorative to create an invigorating, relaxing and deeply restoring experience. We will begin class with a restorative posture to ground and settle. Then we will spend time moving through flowing lunar sequences linked with breath to warm and loosen the outer layers of the body. The final portion of class will offer a few yin poses (deep stretching which targets the tissues and fascia of the body) and then finish with a purely restorative and supportive ending, prepping the body for a blissful extended savasana. This class will provide the opportunity for students to bring balance to their bodies and practice through three very different but complementary styles.

Hillary

No bio available.

"Thanks-Giving" Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH Only Alissa Portet Sunday, 11/23 7:45 PM - 9:15 PM 90 min
It's Thanksgiving week, so what better way to thank yourself than by getting to your mat for a hot and sweaty hip hop class? This playlist will contain only songs about gratitude, including any with the words "thank you". Get your yoga in before heading out of town...now that is something to be grateful for!

Alissa

Alissa Portet
Alissa has been an athlete most of her life. Originally a runner, she found her way to the mat after struggling with a number of injuries. Although hesitant to try yoga for fear that it would jeopardize her daily calorie burn, she decided to see for herself what all the buzz was about. After her first day in class, Alissa was pleased and surprised to discover that this practice gave her both a cardiovascular workout AND helped her find peace and stillness. Needless to say, she was hooked.

Alissa teaches by the motto, "Yoga meets you where you are." She believes that it is her job to guide students through useful movement with inspiring direction to help them uncover their own inner spirit. Her teaching style has been described as invigorating. She challenges students to embrace their fears as a pathway to growing physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger. Her light-hearted energy and confident vocal presence allow students to feel comfortable and at ease in her class.

She is constantly amazed and grateful for all the wonderful teachers in the Boston community that continue to inspire and teach her along the way. Simply put, yoga has changed Alissa’s life. So let go of self-judgment, break a sweat, and join Alissa on this transformative, lifelong journey!

Monday, November 24
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Caitlyn Graham Monday, 11/24 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Caitlyn

Caitlyn Graham
Caitlyn believes yoga is an opportunity to deepen the most important relationship we have in this lifetime, the one with ourselves. It encourages students to take a closer look at their bodies, minds and hearts, and when we allow it to will create a harmony between all three. Caitlyn's goal as a yoga teacher is to encourage people to trust in their inner strength and to help students create a sustainable yoga practice. Her class themes vary weekly but the style is always a fluid and dynamic flow with an offering of arm balances and inversions. Caitlyn empowers students to make intelligent decisions on the mat. Our bodies and our needs change daily and it is her hope that you honor that by adding in what nourishes you and taking out what doesn't.

Caitlyn discovered yoga in 2005 and immediately felt at home on the mat and in her body. In 2009 she completed YogaWorks 200 hr training program and began teaching full time shortly after. She continues to develop her personal practice and teaching with advanced yoga studies through Back Bay Yoga. Caitlyn is also honored to be a part of the Back Bay Yoga Teacher Training staff where she can share the information and love she has gathered over the years with the Boston yoga community.

Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Emilfarb Monday, 11/24 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 60 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Jessica

Jessica Emilfarb
Jessica began yoga as a change from her typical gym routine. Although it came into her life slowly, it hit her deeply. After some time, her day started to feel incomplete without a regular practice. Wanting to take her understanding of yoga to a new level, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Back Bay Yoga. She had the privilege of studying with Lynne Begier and Kate Greer as well as many other wonderful teachers.
Jessica also completed the Occupational Therapy Masters program at Boston University, and strives to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy to create a healthy, safe, and playful environment in her classes. Through creative movement, mindful breath, and fun music, Jessica hopes that you will find a sense of peace and happiness within your own body.
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Ray Monday, 11/24 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Jessica

Jessica Ray
After years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading Jess was searching for something that would tone and strengthen her body, Jess discovered yoga was exactly what she had been searching for and quickly realized that it was much more than a physical work out. After taking a Hip Hop Yoga class with Lynne Begier at Sweat and Soul Yoga it was love at first down dog and Jess began her journey as devoted yoga practitioner. She continued to return to her mat for not only the physical transformation she experienced but also the connection she was building between her mind and body.
Inspired to share what she experienced in her own practice Jess completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga Studio under the direction of Lynne Begier and Ame Wren and also completed Hip Hop Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Lynne Begier both in June 2012.

With a passion for arm balances and inversions, Jess' classes guide students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility while striving to allow students to escape their minds and move into their bodies through great music, and a sense of humor. She believes that building strength in your body will build self confidence which will lead to showing kindness to yourself, and in turn will lead to showing kindness towards others. The community that yoga builds is much more than people coming to practice yoga, it is a place where people learn from each other, support each other and build friendships that are founded in trust and compassion.

Jess continues to grow her practice as a curious student who will always be influenced and indebted to her teachers, Lynne Begier, Goldie Kaufenberg and Caitlyn Graham.

Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Emilfarb Monday, 11/24 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Jessica

Jessica Emilfarb
Jessica began yoga as a change from her typical gym routine. Although it came into her life slowly, it hit her deeply. After some time, her day started to feel incomplete without a regular practice. Wanting to take her understanding of yoga to a new level, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Back Bay Yoga. She had the privilege of studying with Lynne Begier and Kate Greer as well as many other wonderful teachers.
Jessica also completed the Occupational Therapy Masters program at Boston University, and strives to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy to create a healthy, safe, and playful environment in her classes. Through creative movement, mindful breath, and fun music, Jessica hopes that you will find a sense of peace and happiness within your own body.
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Caitlyn Graham Monday, 11/24 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Caitlyn

Caitlyn Graham
Caitlyn believes yoga is an opportunity to deepen the most important relationship we have in this lifetime, the one with ourselves. It encourages students to take a closer look at their bodies, minds and hearts, and when we allow it to will create a harmony between all three. Caitlyn's goal as a yoga teacher is to encourage people to trust in their inner strength and to help students create a sustainable yoga practice. Her class themes vary weekly but the style is always a fluid and dynamic flow with an offering of arm balances and inversions. Caitlyn empowers students to make intelligent decisions on the mat. Our bodies and our needs change daily and it is her hope that you honor that by adding in what nourishes you and taking out what doesn't.

Caitlyn discovered yoga in 2005 and immediately felt at home on the mat and in her body. In 2009 she completed YogaWorks 200 hr training program and began teaching full time shortly after. She continues to develop her personal practice and teaching with advanced yoga studies through Back Bay Yoga. Caitlyn is also honored to be a part of the Back Bay Yoga Teacher Training staff where she can share the information and love she has gathered over the years with the Boston yoga community.

Tuesday, November 25
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Meghan Rozanski Tuesday, 11/25 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Meghan

Meghan Rozanski
When I was a kid, my dad used to take my sister and I to the gym where he would lift weights, swim, run and play racquetball. We were too young to do anything except swim in the pool but we would get so excited about going to the gym. My dad never thought of working out as a hassle, it was a highlight to the day, and that's exactly what was passed down to me!
I found my love for movement in dance and running which carried on into my teenage and college years until I injured my knee and had to stop both entirely.

A few years ago, I began teaching spin classes and more recently, I became certified as a pre-natal yoga instructor. I gave up my PR job to take a managing job at Back Bay Yoga and Sweat and Soul Yoga and am now a full time yoga and spin instructor.
My thoughts on exercise haven't shifted much since my days at the gym with my dad. I love to motivate people and help them achieve their goals just as my students inspire me to complete goals of my own. I want people to leave my class feeling good about themselves and their bodies. I want them to sweat, feel challenged and to have fun! My classes are available to all levels and everyone is welcome.
Because of my regular yoga practice, I am now able to run multiple times per week and just finished my first half marathon! Yoga works!!

Every day I am grateful for being able to do what I do and in turn, grateful for my own teachers and students who allow me to do what I love.
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Alissa Portet Tuesday, 11/25 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 60 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Alissa

Alissa Portet
Alissa has been an athlete most of her life. Originally a runner, she found her way to the mat after struggling with a number of injuries. Although hesitant to try yoga for fear that it would jeopardize her daily calorie burn, she decided to see for herself what all the buzz was about. After her first day in class, Alissa was pleased and surprised to discover that this practice gave her both a cardiovascular workout AND helped her find peace and stillness. Needless to say, she was hooked.

Alissa teaches by the motto, "Yoga meets you where you are." She believes that it is her job to guide students through useful movement with inspiring direction to help them uncover their own inner spirit. Her teaching style has been described as invigorating. She challenges students to embrace their fears as a pathway to growing physically, mentally, and spiritually stronger. Her light-hearted energy and confident vocal presence allow students to feel comfortable and at ease in her class.

She is constantly amazed and grateful for all the wonderful teachers in the Boston community that continue to inspire and teach her along the way. Simply put, yoga has changed Alissa’s life. So let go of self-judgment, break a sweat, and join Alissa on this transformative, lifelong journey!

Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Matt Rutkowski Tuesday, 11/25 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Matt

Matt Rutkowski
I completed my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-registered training with Inner Strength Studios in the Spring of 2012. I have also studied the craft of adjusting and assisting with Lauren Star, Daniel Max and Vyda Bielkus, as well as the Shiva Rea-crafted module “Mandala of Asanas”, delivered by Chanel Luck. I am currently completing a Bachelor’s of Music at UMass Boston. Forever a student!

It is with this curiosity and thirst for understanding that I approach the mat. I would love to prepare you to explore the possibilities of the physical body, enjoy the sensations afforded to one by tuning into the breath, and shed the misconceptions that playtime is just for kids.

Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Erica Bornstein Tuesday, 11/25 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Erica

Erica Bornstein
Being a dancer all her life, Erica has always communicated through movement. Her mother will attest to her twirling down the aisles at the supermarket since she could walk. She fell in love with yoga at a very young age when she was introduced to it as a way to stay in top dancer shape, but later in life discovered it was so much more than that. As an adult she developed a regular yoga practice and began to see changes not only in her physical body, but also in the way she reacted to everyday challenges. The yoga was making her strong, but subconsciously, it was teaching her to take one thing at a time, to remain calmer, and to trust that everything was as it should be. Erica found herself constantly thinking about yoga, talking about it, reading about it, so she decided to see what would happen if she registered for a teacher training in 2010.
Erica now is a full-time yoga teacher and could not be more thrilled to be a part of the incredible yoga community in Boston. Erica teaches an athletic and strong vinyasa flow, with focus on movement along with basics and alignment, and she encourages students to personalize their practice for their own needs. She teaches yoga with a sense of fun and creativity, always has a killer playlist, and her humor and playful spirit is ever present in her classes. Overall, Erica believes that yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the body and the willingness to keep an open mind and heart. Among her many teachers, Erica is indebted to Chanel Luck, Bonnie Argo, and Lynne Begier and is continually inspired by so many of the teachers in the local Boston yoga community who are truly amazing.
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Cara Gilman Tuesday, 11/25 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Cara

Cara Gilman
Cara Gilman is lover of movement. She is a yogini, a marathoner, a cyclist and a bootcamp enthusiast. This combination of strength, endurance, flexibility and mindfulness bring balance and grounding to her life and she incorporates these same elements into the yoga and cycle classes she teaches.
Teaching is Cara's passion and it radiates in the classroom. She is genuine, approachable and inspired by her students. Her classes are challenging, dynamic, thoughtful and showcase her high energy and optimism. Cara hopes to have each and every one of her students feeling better from when they arrived. Whether its rediscovering a sense of confidence, being inspired to take on new challenges or feeling more grounded and at ease. Cara wants to provide a space where her students can be completely who they are and can celebrate it, just like she does when she's on her mat, on her bike, on the roads or lifting weights and doing burps. Namaste!
Wednesday, November 26
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Erica Bornstein Wednesday, 11/26 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Erica

Erica Bornstein
Being a dancer all her life, Erica has always communicated through movement. Her mother will attest to her twirling down the aisles at the supermarket since she could walk. She fell in love with yoga at a very young age when she was introduced to it as a way to stay in top dancer shape, but later in life discovered it was so much more than that. As an adult she developed a regular yoga practice and began to see changes not only in her physical body, but also in the way she reacted to everyday challenges. The yoga was making her strong, but subconsciously, it was teaching her to take one thing at a time, to remain calmer, and to trust that everything was as it should be. Erica found herself constantly thinking about yoga, talking about it, reading about it, so she decided to see what would happen if she registered for a teacher training in 2010.
Erica now is a full-time yoga teacher and could not be more thrilled to be a part of the incredible yoga community in Boston. Erica teaches an athletic and strong vinyasa flow, with focus on movement along with basics and alignment, and she encourages students to personalize their practice for their own needs. She teaches yoga with a sense of fun and creativity, always has a killer playlist, and her humor and playful spirit is ever present in her classes. Overall, Erica believes that yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the body and the willingness to keep an open mind and heart. Among her many teachers, Erica is indebted to Chanel Luck, Bonnie Argo, and Lynne Begier and is continually inspired by so many of the teachers in the local Boston yoga community who are truly amazing.
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Emilfarb Wednesday, 11/26 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 60 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Jessica

Jessica Emilfarb
Jessica began yoga as a change from her typical gym routine. Although it came into her life slowly, it hit her deeply. After some time, her day started to feel incomplete without a regular practice. Wanting to take her understanding of yoga to a new level, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Back Bay Yoga. She had the privilege of studying with Lynne Begier and Kate Greer as well as many other wonderful teachers.
Jessica also completed the Occupational Therapy Masters program at Boston University, and strives to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy to create a healthy, safe, and playful environment in her classes. Through creative movement, mindful breath, and fun music, Jessica hopes that you will find a sense of peace and happiness within your own body.
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Emilfarb Wednesday, 11/26 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Jessica

Jessica Emilfarb
Jessica began yoga as a change from her typical gym routine. Although it came into her life slowly, it hit her deeply. After some time, her day started to feel incomplete without a regular practice. Wanting to take her understanding of yoga to a new level, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Back Bay Yoga. She had the privilege of studying with Lynne Begier and Kate Greer as well as many other wonderful teachers.
Jessica also completed the Occupational Therapy Masters program at Boston University, and strives to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy to create a healthy, safe, and playful environment in her classes. Through creative movement, mindful breath, and fun music, Jessica hopes that you will find a sense of peace and happiness within your own body.
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Ray Wednesday, 11/26 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Jessica

Jessica Ray
After years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading Jess was searching for something that would tone and strengthen her body, Jess discovered yoga was exactly what she had been searching for and quickly realized that it was much more than a physical work out. After taking a Hip Hop Yoga class with Lynne Begier at Sweat and Soul Yoga it was love at first down dog and Jess began her journey as devoted yoga practitioner. She continued to return to her mat for not only the physical transformation she experienced but also the connection she was building between her mind and body.
Inspired to share what she experienced in her own practice Jess completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga Studio under the direction of Lynne Begier and Ame Wren and also completed Hip Hop Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Lynne Begier both in June 2012.

With a passion for arm balances and inversions, Jess' classes guide students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility while striving to allow students to escape their minds and move into their bodies through great music, and a sense of humor. She believes that building strength in your body will build self confidence which will lead to showing kindness to yourself, and in turn will lead to showing kindness towards others. The community that yoga builds is much more than people coming to practice yoga, it is a place where people learn from each other, support each other and build friendships that are founded in trust and compassion.

Jess continues to grow her practice as a curious student who will always be influenced and indebted to her teachers, Lynne Begier, Goldie Kaufenberg and Caitlyn Graham.

Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Wednesday, 11/26 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!
Thursday, November 27
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Thursday, 11/27 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Thursday, 11/27 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 60 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Thursday, 11/27 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Thursday, 11/27 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.
Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership (cancelled) Thursday, 11/27 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!
Friday, November 28
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Kim Rajotte Friday, 11/28 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Kim

Kim Rajotte
Kimberly Rajotte is a yoga instructor based in Boston, MA. During her time working in high-end fashion retail, Kimberly felt the constant drain of helping clients superficially solve their problems through fashion. After dabbling in yoga for over 10 years, she found herself back on her mat 5 years ago with an anxious mind and stressed body. It was Kim’s yoga practice where she began to observe from within. Through her yoga practice she realized she could have a lasting impact on people by guiding them to reconnect with themselves through the mind-body practice of yoga. Inspired to help create a more loving and grounded world, Kimberly enrolled in Teacher Training in 2012. What started out as a hobby and an outlet became a new path in her life and she began teaching fulltime, transforming her career to a life of health and wellness.
With 14 years of competitive cheerleading and gymnastics background, Kimberly brings presence, confidence, joy and passion to all of her classes. Kimberly teaches a vinyasa-style flow with creative sequencing and a strong focus on safe, sound alignment. Kimberly caters towards all-levels and will encourage every student to try new things in a judgement-free environment. She believes that the practice of yoga holds a unique meaning for each practitioner. Yoga is a time for moving prayer, dancing meditation and the cultivation of love; love for the world and love for the self. "When we come to the mat together in community we find refuge, we facilitate change and we have the power to support each other on the confronting path of discovery". Together you will move through a yoga flow aimed at your individual needs with a committed focus on the breath in the hopes of taking you deeper into your personal journey of transformation with grace and strength.

Kimberly completed her 200 hour Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga Studio under the direction of Lynne Begier and Ame Wren in 2012, as well as Hip Hop Teacher Training with Lynne and Goldie Kaufenberg in 2013. She is forever grateful to her teachers, Lynne and Ame, as well as Goldie Kaufenberg and Caitlyn Graham who continue to inspire, motivate and guide her.

Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Matt Rutkowski (subbing for Alissa Portet) Friday, 11/28 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 60 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Matt

Matt Rutkowski
I completed my 200-hour, Yoga Alliance-registered training with Inner Strength Studios in the Spring of 2012. I have also studied the craft of adjusting and assisting with Lauren Star, Daniel Max and Vyda Bielkus, as well as the Shiva Rea-crafted module “Mandala of Asanas”, delivered by Chanel Luck. I am currently completing a Bachelor’s of Music at UMass Boston. Forever a student!

It is with this curiosity and thirst for understanding that I approach the mat. I would love to prepare you to explore the possibilities of the physical body, enjoy the sensations afforded to one by tuning into the breath, and shed the misconceptions that playtime is just for kids.

Bring the Beats Black Friday with Erica Bornstein and DJ HYFI Erica Bornstein Friday, 11/28 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min Join Erica Bornstein and DJ HYFI for a Vinyasa collaboration to clease your body and mind the day after Thanksgiving Holiday.DJ Hyfi is a nomadic DJ who has been traversing the conscious scene, spinning for yoga events, festivals and dance parties around the US and internationally. Finding inspiration from life on the road and the interesting collection of characters along the way, he mixes a wide range of electronic music in his dynamic sets, spanning many different styles and tempos, from super chill ambient to off the wall drum and bass, deep house and everything in between.Drop in $10 CASH ONLY or SASY Membership**please arrive 15 minutes early - no online pre-registration available**

Erica

Erica Bornstein
Being a dancer all her life, Erica has always communicated through movement. Her mother will attest to her twirling down the aisles at the supermarket since she could walk. She fell in love with yoga at a very young age when she was introduced to it as a way to stay in top dancer shape, but later in life discovered it was so much more than that. As an adult she developed a regular yoga practice and began to see changes not only in her physical body, but also in the way she reacted to everyday challenges. The yoga was making her strong, but subconsciously, it was teaching her to take one thing at a time, to remain calmer, and to trust that everything was as it should be. Erica found herself constantly thinking about yoga, talking about it, reading about it, so she decided to see what would happen if she registered for a teacher training in 2010.
Erica now is a full-time yoga teacher and could not be more thrilled to be a part of the incredible yoga community in Boston. Erica teaches an athletic and strong vinyasa flow, with focus on movement along with basics and alignment, and she encourages students to personalize their practice for their own needs. She teaches yoga with a sense of fun and creativity, always has a killer playlist, and her humor and playful spirit is ever present in her classes. Overall, Erica believes that yoga is an accommodating practice, accessible to all people, that requires only loving care for the body and the willingness to keep an open mind and heart. Among her many teachers, Erica is indebted to Chanel Luck, Bonnie Argo, and Lynne Begier and is continually inspired by so many of the teachers in the local Boston yoga community who are truly amazing.
"Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift" Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH Only or Membership Meghan Rozanski Friday, 11/28 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM 90 min
These two are battling it out in real life so let's hear them battle it out in the Red Room!

Meghan

Meghan Rozanski
When I was a kid, my dad used to take my sister and I to the gym where he would lift weights, swim, run and play racquetball. We were too young to do anything except swim in the pool but we would get so excited about going to the gym. My dad never thought of working out as a hassle, it was a highlight to the day, and that's exactly what was passed down to me!
I found my love for movement in dance and running which carried on into my teenage and college years until I injured my knee and had to stop both entirely.

A few years ago, I began teaching spin classes and more recently, I became certified as a pre-natal yoga instructor. I gave up my PR job to take a managing job at Back Bay Yoga and Sweat and Soul Yoga and am now a full time yoga and spin instructor.
My thoughts on exercise haven't shifted much since my days at the gym with my dad. I love to motivate people and help them achieve their goals just as my students inspire me to complete goals of my own. I want people to leave my class feeling good about themselves and their bodies. I want them to sweat, feel challenged and to have fun! My classes are available to all levels and everyone is welcome.
Because of my regular yoga practice, I am now able to run multiple times per week and just finished my first half marathon! Yoga works!!

Every day I am grateful for being able to do what I do and in turn, grateful for my own teachers and students who allow me to do what I love.
Saturday, November 29
Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Kimberly Rajotte Saturday, 11/29 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Kimberly

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Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Ray Saturday, 11/29 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Jessica

Jessica Ray
After years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading Jess was searching for something that would tone and strengthen her body, Jess discovered yoga was exactly what she had been searching for and quickly realized that it was much more than a physical work out. After taking a Hip Hop Yoga class with Lynne Begier at Sweat and Soul Yoga it was love at first down dog and Jess began her journey as devoted yoga practitioner. She continued to return to her mat for not only the physical transformation she experienced but also the connection she was building between her mind and body.
Inspired to share what she experienced in her own practice Jess completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Back Bay Yoga Studio under the direction of Lynne Begier and Ame Wren and also completed Hip Hop Yoga Teacher Training under the direction of Lynne Begier both in June 2012.

With a passion for arm balances and inversions, Jess' classes guide students through a dynamic sequence designed to build strength and flexibility while striving to allow students to escape their minds and move into their bodies through great music, and a sense of humor. She believes that building strength in your body will build self confidence which will lead to showing kindness to yourself, and in turn will lead to showing kindness towards others. The community that yoga builds is much more than people coming to practice yoga, it is a place where people learn from each other, support each other and build friendships that are founded in trust and compassion.

Jess continues to grow her practice as a curious student who will always be influenced and indebted to her teachers, Lynne Begier, Goldie Kaufenberg and Caitlyn Graham.

Vinyasa Flow $10 CASH only or Membership Hillary Bucklin Saturday, 11/29 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 90 min
Vinyasa Yoga is a flowing style of yoga where poses are linked together consecutively to create a rhythm and pulse that penetrates your entire body. These classes will be set to a playlist inspired by the teacher’s musical taste and passion for yoga. Be sure to check out the different teachers and MIX it up as style and music will vary.




These classes are great for all over body stretching/toning, cultivating mental calmness and encouraging over all body/mind relaxation.

Hillary

No bio available.

Hip Hop Yoga $10 CASH only or Membership Jessica Emilfarb Saturday, 11/29 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 90 min
HHY is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to a pumpin’ and jammin’ Hip Hop Music playlist. Be prepared to open your body and to be inspired from HEAD TO BIG TOE. Music is mainly Hip Hop and we add in some pop, rock. r/b tunes too. Get Ready to Sweat, Workout, Have a Great time and Deeply Unwind Your Mind and Body!

Jessica

Jessica Emilfarb
Jessica began yoga as a change from her typical gym routine. Although it came into her life slowly, it hit her deeply. After some time, her day started to feel incomplete without a regular practice. Wanting to take her understanding of yoga to a new level, she completed her 200hr teacher training through Back Bay Yoga. She had the privilege of studying with Lynne Begier and Kate Greer as well as many other wonderful teachers.
Jessica also completed the Occupational Therapy Masters program at Boston University, and strives to incorporate her knowledge of anatomy to create a healthy, safe, and playful environment in her classes. Through creative movement, mindful breath, and fun music, Jessica hopes that you will find a sense of peace and happiness within your own body.
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