I teach group and private Yoga classes at my studio, The Loft, in Cambridge, MA; I also run two to three yoga/macrobiotic
retreats in various parts of the world. I have a Bed and Breakfast, run special workshops on "Alignment and The Asymmetric Body," and sponsor workshops such as "Yoga for Back Care and Scoliosis" and "Chinese Medicine and Macrobiotics."
With temperatures in the studios hovering in the mid 90s, our detoxifying classes create space for a true immersion
into your physical and mental self. Students of all levels come to our studios to reset, refresh and realize their true potential on and off the mat. We invite you to come and experience the magic and power of transformation that awaits!
Yoga for flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation and joy! Classes begin with a centering, then lots of stretching
and prep, then the poses, followed by a deep, lying-down relaxation. Each week the focus is a different body part like tight shoulders, hamstrings, hips, or neck; or a concept like yoga for seasonal allergies, insomnia, to beef up the immune system, etc. Free parking lot in back, short walk from Red Line T at Central, all props provided. Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm for experienced students, 7:45-9:00 pm for slower pace/beginners. Drop in any time or sign up for multiple classes for a discount. Private classes and Yoga for Seniors (Silver Age Yoga) also available.
Nancy Turnquist is a certified teacher of Iyengar Yoga at the Junior Intermediate II Level. She completed a two year
Iyengar teacher training program with Patricia Walden with whom she continues to study and work with closely. Nancy travels regularly to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family and spent a year teaching yoga in Spanish and studying with Jordi Mart? at the Center for Iyengar Yoga in Barcelona, Spain. Nancy has a masters degree in literary translation and welcomes Spanish speakers to her classes. Her teaching is inspired by the joy and skill that arise from the practice of yoga.
Nancy also teaches private lessons. If you are interested, please call or email.
David teaches a flowing meditative style of hatha yoga. Emphasis is on mindfully allowing the body and breath to reorganize
naturally, optimizing the powerful internal and awareness effects of practice and leading to profound relaxation. Classes with David also feature sitting meditation and yin yoga, deeply nurturing internal stretches that releases tight joints, stimulate the body's energy meridians or nadis, and foster a radiant sense of presence.
Born in Montreal, Canada, David worked for a family banking and real estate enterprise for 20 years before retiring to pursue his life-long interest in yoga and meditation. He holds a 200-hour yoga certification and is currently pursuing his 500-hour yoga certification at the Kripalu Institute of Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. David is also certified to teach trauma-sensitive yoga & restorative yoga. He is a co-founder and board member of True North Insight Meditation Center in Quebec, Canada. He teaches mindful hatha yoga in the Greater Boston area and Ontario, Canada. David is a staff yoga teacher at the Trauma Center in Brookline, MA.
Jeremy teaches a contemplative alignment-based vinyasa as well as classes in communication and voice for yogis. He
is available for private and group instruction in the Boston area. He earned his 200-hour certification at Prajna Yoga with Tias Little in Santa Fe, NM and has studied with many other fine teachers in a number of styles. Jeremy is also a professional actor and voice trainer and brings his love of authenticity, presence, and practice to all of his teaching endeavors.
It’s not about perfection; it’s about connection!
In both practicing and teaching yoga, I’ve found that the most valuable
thing you can do for yourself is realize that yoga isn’t about being super flexible and doing crazy arm balances (as fun as they may be)– yoga is about bringing things together. It brings together mind and body; breath and movement; spirit and world. If you’re feeling a connection of some sort, then you are doing yoga! That being said, it’s not going to be easy! Whether for beginners or seasoned yogis, my power vinyasa class will get you moving, breathing, and sweating to help facilitate that connection. Are you preparing for a big event? Trying to lose weight with a friend/partner? Working with a recent or chronic injury? When working privately, I customize our class to suit your needs and get you the results you are looking for. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I look forward to working with you!