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Artemis Yoga

639 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472
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Artemis Yoga is a studio offering its services to residents of Cambridge and the surrounding areas. It offers various indoor, outdoor, and online classes for personal clients and corporate clients who want to incorporate yoga into the workplace. Sports teams also consult with the studio for yoga exercises that they can add to their training and team-building activities. Artemis Yoga hosts Soccer on the Mat™, a program created to help middle school-aged girls apply yoga to soccer drills.

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5.0 / 5 (30)
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5.0 / 5 (18)
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4.8 / 5 (13)

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Barre & Soul

36 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Private Lessons

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Established in 2013, Barre & Soul is a collection of feminist-inspired boutique studios with a science-based approach to barre and yoga serving Cambridge residents. Its instructors offer modifications and challenges in its barre classes, so students can set their own pace. CEO Andrea Isabelle Lucas completed 200 hours in the PranaVayu Yoga Training with its founder, David Magone, to deepen her knowledge of fitness. The studio has been featured in the Boston Magazine, Entrepreneur, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Women's Health.

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4.7
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4.9 / 5 (91)
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4.9 / 5 (54)
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4.5 / 5 (36)
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Be. in Union Yoga

440 Somerville Avenue, Somerville, MA 02143
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  • Power Yoga
  • Private Lessons
  • Ashtanga
  • Restorative Yoga

Business Description

Be. in Union Yoga is a yoga studio serving Cambridge residents. Its instructors teach various yoga types, including vinyasa, Ashtanga flow, Hatha flow, yin flow, sunrise, and restorative yoga. They also provide private sessions, yoga for athletes, and prenatal and postnatal vinyasa. Additionally, the studio offers virtual workshops, yoga retreats, teacher training programs, and infrared sauna services. Its team comprises firefighters, therapists, lawyers, artists, and athletes. Be. in Union Yoga strives to help individuals maintain their health through yoga.

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4.5 / 5 (45)
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5.0 / 5 (24)
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4.9 / 5 (18)
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BREATHE

30 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Hot Yoga
  • Power Yoga

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BREATHE is a yoga studio serving individuals in Cambridge. The studio aims to help individuals achieve health and wellness through the practice of yoga. It offers various classes, including hot 26, breathe strength and power flow, and inferno hot Pilates. Its hot 26 class is a 75- to 90-minute session in a heated room that incorporates 26 posture series, allowing students to work on their muscles. BREATHE strives to foster a place inclusive of everyone, regardless of gender identification, sexual orientation, skin color, and shape.

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4.7 / 5 (60)
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4.9 / 5 (24)
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5.0 / 5 (16)

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Coolidge Yoga

1297 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
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  • Private Lessons
  • Power Yoga

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Coolidge Yoga is a community-focused studio serving clients in the Cambridge area. It offers a variety of yoga modalities, including core flow, strength and stretch, Yin, Vinyasa, Kripalu, and restorative. Its instructors also conduct yoga in the park sessions, private lessons, and classes for corporate events. The studio promotes healthy aging through classes that strengthen core muscles and maintain bone health. Coolidge Yoga's co-founder Tatyana Souza has received 700 hours of training certifications since she started practicing yoga in 2011.

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4.3
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4.5 / 5 (59)

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Down Under School of Yoga

2000 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140
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  • Teach Training

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Down Under School of Yoga was founded in 2004 by Justine Wiltshire Cohen with the goal of providing comfort, encouraging reflection, and igniting movement through yoga. Cohen worked as an international human rights lawyer for several years before deciding to devote her time to full-time teaching. She also now serves on the Yoga Alliance's advisory board. Some of the classes available in her Cambridge studio are flow foundations, Iyengar level I, gentle yoga, Pilates, and relax and renew sessions.

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4.5 / 5 (16)

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Health Yoga Life

12 Temple Street, Boston, MA 02114
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Health Yoga Life is a women-owned studio that has been serving the Cambridge community and local areas since 2011. It offers in-person and virtual yoga classes, teacher training, coach training, corporate wellness, and retreats. The studio was co-founded by Ryma Bielkus, a single mother who has been practicing meditation since the 1980s. She became the role model of her four daughters in practicing yoga and opening a studio. Health Yoga Life was featured in The Improper Bostonian and Boston Magazine.

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4.6 / 5 (40)
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4.5 / 5 (33)
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Majestic Yoga Studio

382 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
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  • Restorative Yoga

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Majestic Yoga Studio aims to assist practitioners in turning inward and discovering their inner strengths. It conducts in-person and virtual classes available for new and seasoned practitioners in the Cambridge community. The studio utilizes a skillful approach and philosophy in its private and semiprivate instruction for yoga practice, meditation, and consultation. It also offers master classes and meditation and yoga teacher training courses. Majestic Yoga Studio was founded in 1997 by Lindsay Gibson, who has been a yoga and mindfulness teacher for 30 years.

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3.5 / 5 (22)
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5.0 / 5 (16)
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4.2 / 5 (5)

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O2 Yoga

288 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144
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O2 Yoga is a Somerville studio that also caters to Cambridge residents. It offers classes in-person and online via live streaming. Video-on-demand classes for those with schedule conflicts are also available. The studio holds 200-hour teacher training online programs for those who wish to become certified yoga teachers. Owner Mimi Loureiro founded the studio in 1998. She has a bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Psychology and a master's degree in Exercise Physiology.

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4.5 / 5 (36)
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4.8 / 5 (35)
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4.1 / 5 (8)
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Simply Yoga

Belmont, MA 02478
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Simply Yoga serves clients in Cambridge and the neighboring areas. The studio offers vinyasa flow, heated flow, gentle, yin, and restorative yoga classes. It also conducts yoga classes for athletes. It enlists yoga teachers with expertise in different styles of yoga, operating with backgrounds in areas such as corporate wellness, nutrition, and social work. The studio believes that yoga should be simple. Thus, it does not offer classes dependent on experience. Instead, it provides straightforward classes suitable for every individual.

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5.0 / 5 (8)
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5.0 / 5 (4)

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Swet Studio

480 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116
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  • Restorative Yoga

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Swet Studio is a local community studio serving yoga practitioners in Cambridge. It offers yoga classes that include rowing, meditation, and different aerial yoga activities, such as barre, beginner, power flow, and fly. Its classes consist of developing balance and agility, toning and lengthening muscles, rehabilitative techniques integrated into levitating meditations, joint opening poses, and a floating savasana. Swet Studio owner Silviya M. was inspired by a multidisciplinary fitness concept when she decided to put up the establishment.

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The Corner Studio

379 Main Street, Medford, MA 02155
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  • Restorative Yoga

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The Corner Studio is a yoga studio serving Cambridge and the surrounding areas. The studio offers yoga classes of varying intensity to suit the fitness and wellness needs of each practitioner. It teaches the practice of restorative yoga, Yin yoga, slow flow, and Vinyasa yoga to everyone, from beginners to seasoned yogis. It delivers classes through outdoor, in-studio, and live stream modalities. The studio also offers private classes that allow a more personalized yoga practice to fit individual needs.

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4.8 / 5 (38)
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VIM

350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
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  • Power Yoga

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Founded in 2004, VIM is a local company in Cambridge that offers wellness services to people in the area. One of its classes is core flow yoga, which combines Vinyasa and core strengthening exercises. VIM also holds live streams for hybrid restorative, hybrid Vinyasa, slow flow, restorative, and Vinyasa yoga classes. Its facilities feature Precor and LifeFitness equipment and are decorated in accordance with Feng Shui for better energy and airflow. VIM utilizes green practices and is certified by the Sustainable Business Leader Program.

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4.0 / 5 (79)
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4.6 / 5 (25)
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4.0 / 5 (18)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Yoga is a type of physical exercise that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It originated in southeast Asia and was first practiced as a way for individuals to bring balance to mind, body, and spirit. Yoga has long been associated with spirituality, and many instructors close out classes with guided meditations.

Today's yoga differs from its early beginnings, as instructors incorporate more physical exercise to help students get in shape and lose weight. Power yoga is one example of a newer type of yoga meant for physical fitness. Types of yoga include Hatha, a relaxing practice, Kundalini, a practice designed to ignite internal energy, and Vinyasa, which utilizes multiple poses.

What is yoga?

Yoga is a physical practice that's deeply established in Indian culture and philosophy. The practice consists of physical poses and breathing techniques designed to bring the mind and body together, promote relaxation, and strengthen the muscles. In today's world, many people practice yoga for both relaxation and physical fitness.

What does yoga mean?

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which translates to unite or yoke. This means to bring the mind, body, and spirit together. People have practiced yoga for thousands of years. The main objective of the practice is to promote inner peace and balance, and many practitioners utilize yoga to get in shape both physically and mentally.

Where did yoga originate?

Yoga originated in the northwestern regions of Southeast Asia over 5,000 years ago. Soapstone seals and fossil remains found by researchers featured yogic symbols and were believed to be related to the Indus Saraswati valley civilization. Gurus taught yoga and focused on its spiritual rituals, with poses such as the Sun Salute, in which practitioners honor the sun.

What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

While yoga and Pilates are both a type of low-impact exercise, the practice of yoga is based on spiritual and meditative principles, and Pilates is more focused on engaging and strengthening the body's core. Pilates does incorporate some yoga techniques, including deep breathing and stretching.

What is goat yoga?

Goat yoga is a form of yoga in which students and practitioners perform common poses while goats roam around. Goats sometimes stand on students' backs and stomachs during poses, such as plank and child's pose. The practice was invented on a farm in Oregon, and the goats offer a calming presence during class.

Is yoga good for you?

Yoga offers a wide range of benefits, including increased relaxation, a mind and body connection, and strengthened muscles. Many students experience strong feelings of inner peace during poses and meditations at the end of each session, and yoga can also aid in weight loss and pain reduction.

Does yoga help you lose weight?

Yoga helps people lose weight by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that's linked to weight gain in the abdominal area. Yoga also promotes mindfulness, which helps students and practitioners focus on healthier eating habits. Additionally, yoga helps strengthen muscles, which in turn can lead to a leaner figure.

Is yoga a good workout?

Yoga classes offer a good workout by toning the muscles throughout the body, similar to weight training. Students are required to hold yoga poses for extended lengths of time, which helps increase muscle endurance. Vinyasa yoga raises the heart rate, which improves calorie burn.

What does yoga help with?

Yoga helps promote relaxation and reduce stress, and it helps tone and elongate muscles. Holding yoga poses for extended amounts of time helps students achieve balance throughout the body, and different poses can help ease muscle tension by gently stretching the muscles. Deep breathing in yoga helps increase blood flow, and inverted poses improve blood flow to the extremities.

What does yoga do for your body?

Yoga is a beneficial practice that helps the body in many ways. Deep breathing techniques utilized during poses help people become balanced and focused, while stretches help soothe muscles and release tension. Poses, such as Downward Dog and Warrior, elongate and strengthen the arm and leg muscles, and meditation at the end of practice helps promote restful sleep.

How to do yoga?

To perform a Forward Fold pose, students first stand up straight and then bend down towards the floor using the hips and waist. Downward Dog pose starts with a forward fold, followed by walking the arms further away from the shoulders until the arms and legs are at opposite angles. Corpse pose consists of lying flat on the back with arms at the sides.

What should I wear to yoga?

When attending a yoga class, it's always a good idea to wear comfortable, breathable clothes. Many sporting goods stores sell workout gear specifically designed for yoga, including pants, tops, and yoga socks that easily grip bare flooring. Some students also prefer to go barefoot during yoga class.

What should I wear to hot yoga?

Indoor temperatures during a hot yoga class can range between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's important to wear breathable clothing. T-shirts over tank tops are also a good idea, as layers can be removed as the body warms up.

How do you clean a yoga mat?

Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

How much do yoga instructors make?

The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

How does someone become a yoga instructor?

To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

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