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Balance. Explore yoga for overall well-being. From gentle to challenging, it’s all here for you.

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0000 Registration Policies - Yoga

Yoga Instructors



Fee: See individual class listings.

-----Registration----- Any degree of participation requires registration, which includes a payment. Once you have registered, you are enrolled in the course(s), unless otherwise notified (i.e. class cancellation, full enrollment, etc.). We are unable to issue any refunds unless the course is cancelled by the Center or you withdraw before the course starts. A $15 fee will be charged to those who withdraw before the class begins. Current Harvard students, faculty, and staff are not required to complete any health clearance forms. However, any spouses, dependents, alumni, or retirees taking a movement/exercise class, must sign a participant agreement available from the Center for Wellness or in the Forms section of this web site. -----Payment----- Payments may be made by Visa, MasterCard, personal check, term bill or payroll deduction. Neither cash nor other credit cards are accepted. Discounts only apply to certain classes; please call our office if you are uncertain about a discount or a prorated fee. Prices for HUGHP Members (some employees) are listed in each description. For classes that are over $100, payments may be made in two separate installments if requested. Receipts can be provided if requested. -----Equipment / Class Spaces----- Yoga Mats are available for classes at 114 Mt. Auburn Street, and University Lutheran Church. At other locations including 42 Brattle Street, the quality and availability of mats is not guaranteed, and a personal mat is recommended. The lighting, temperature, and atmosphere of the spaces are similar to a conference room or a multi-purpose space. There are 1-2 bathrooms nearby, but no locker room space for changing, storage, or showering. Coats and belongings can be left on the perimeter of the room, or as directed by the instructor. All of the spaces used for yoga, pilates, or exercise classes have hard floors, but there are no high-impact poses or exercises in any of the classes. Most classes do not use any music, except maybe some background sounds for a final relaxing shavasana. Please bring your own water. Please return mats and other equipment to storage areas as neatly as possible.

 

4900 Hatha Yoga: Basics and Beyond

ImeIme Umana
Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00pm
42 Brattle Street, Roberts Room, Cambridge Ctr. for Adult Ed.
September 11 - December 11 (no class 10/9)
Fee: $130 ($65/HUGHP members)

Ever practiced yoga? Why not begin today? Whether you are a first-time participant or have been practicing yoga for several years, you won't want to miss this opportunity to start your week with limited stress. The benefits of this practice are sure to keep you calm and prepare you to face the challenges of each new work week.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

4901 Yoga: Open, Energize, and Restore

TBA
Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
September 18 - December 11 (no class 10/9)
Fee: $180.00 ($90.00/HUGHP members)

Yoga can have a remarkable impact on your mind, body and spirit. Whether you are interested in supplementing other weekly exercise, trying yoga for the first time, or starting a personal practice, try this relaxed and fun class to start your week right. Instructed in the hatha style, this class is appropriate for beginners and those who have some previous yoga experience. The majority of the class will involve an active hatha practice, then the final third of the class will integrate restorative poses that help to heal the effects of chronic stress and physical ailments. Props such as blocks, belts, and padded mats are used so that all students, regardless of age or ability, can benefit from the yoga poses (props are provided). By learning/practicing the basics of positioning, alignment, and action in the poses, you can achieve a balanced experience of the challenges, discoveries, and restorative healing of yoga.

 

4902 Yoga for Living Well

John Schlorholtz
Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm
42 Brattle Street, Roberts Room, Cambridge Ctr. for Adult Ed.
September 19 - December 12
Fee: $130 ($65/HUGHP members)

Get well! You will be encouraged to notice the positive changes in your well-being that yoga promotes. The course focuses on personalized rhythmic movement, breathing techniques, and the development of balance and flexibility. Emphasis is placed on attending to the unique needs of each individual, especially those new to yoga and those who desire a gentle approach to their personal practice.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

4903 Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners

Mally Smith
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
September 12 - December 12
Fee: $140 ($70/HUGHP members)

Many of us are beginners or have never given yoga a chance! Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga, and benefit from the support of other beginners. This Vinyasa (flow) class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

4904 Simply Yoga: Fundamentals and Integration

Marianne Bergonzi
Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
September 13 - December 13
Fee: $210 ($105/HUGHP members)

Positioning, alignment, and movement in basic yoga poses are all explored in this course. Attentive, step-by-step instruction will familiarize you with fundamental technique and guide you in structuring your practice at home. Course repertoire includes: standing poses, simple forward bends and twists, and basic breathing techniques. Mats, blocks and straps will continue to be provided, but bolsters will not be available.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

4905 Relax and Renew Yoga

Jason Jedrusiak
Fridays from 12:00pm-1:00 pm
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA 02138
September 15 - December 15 (no class 11/10, 11/24)
Fee: $120 ($60/HUGHP members)

Yoga provides a unique opportunity to build strength while cultivating flexibility and balance; to relax and quiet the mind while simultaneously energizing the body through vinyasa-style flow (repeated sequence of poses). This class will help students unlock the power of yoga and set the foundation for a home practice. Students will learn how to use traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to counteract life's stresses on body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizing proper alignment, this class will offer appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

4914 Yoga Fundamentals at Peabody Museum**By invitation only**

Mally Smith
Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Peabody Museum, Education Classroom, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
September 14 - December 14 (no class 11/23)
Fee: $130 ($65/HUGHP Members)

Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga. The class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed. Because of the location of this class, registration is limited to Peabody Museum, Department of Anthropology, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Human and Evolutionary Biology Department, and Tozzer Library. Participants will need to provide their own mats and/or props.

 

485000 Hatha Yoga: Basics and Beyond

Barbara Perlo
Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00pm
42 Brattle Street, Roberts Room, Cambridge Ctr. for Adult Ed.
June 12 - August 21
Fee: $110.00 ($55.00/HUGHP Members)

Ever practiced yoga? Why not begin today? Whether you are a first-time participant or have been practicing yoga for several years, you won't want to miss this opportunity to start your week with limited stress. The benefits of this practice are sure to keep you calm and prepare you to face the challenges of each new work week.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

485100 Yoga: Open, Energize, and Restore

Lucie Kasova
Mondays from 5:30pm-7:00pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138
June 12 - August 21
Fee: $165 ($82.50/HUGHP members)

Yoga can have a remarkable impact on your mind, body and spirit. Whether you are interested in supplementing other weekly exercise, trying yoga for the first time, or starting a personal practice, try this relaxed and fun class to start your week right. Instructed in the hatha style, this class is appropriate for beginners and those who have some previous yoga experience. The majority of the class will involve an active hatha practice, then the final third of the class will integrate restorative poses that help to heal the effects of chronic stress and physical ailments. Props such as blocks, belts, and padded mats are used so that all students, regardless of age or ability, can benefit from the yoga poses (props are provided). By learning/practicing the basics of positioning, alignment, and action in the poses, you can achieve a balanced experience of the challenges, discoveries, and restorative healing of yoga.

 

485200 Yoga for Living Well

John Schlorholtz
Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm
42 Brattle Street, Roberts Room, Cambridge Ctr. for Adult Ed.
June 13 - August 22 (no class 7/4)
Fee: $100.00 ($50.00/HUGHP members)

Get well! You will be encouraged to notice the positive changes in your well-being that yoga promotes. The course focuses on personalized rhythmic movement, breathing techniques, and the development of balance and flexibility. Emphasis is placed on attending to the unique needs of each individual, especially those new to yoga and those who desire a gentle approach to their personal practice.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

485300 Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners

Mally Smith
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406)
June 13 - August 22 (no class 7/4)
Fee: $100.00 ($50.00/HUGHP members)

Many of us are beginners or have never given yoga a chance! Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga, and benefit from the support of other beginners. This Vinyasa (flow) class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

485400 Simply Yoga: Fundamentals and Integration

Marianne Bergonzi
Wednesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Central Meeting Hall (406).
June 7 - August 16
Fee: $165.00 ($82.50/HUGHP members)

Positioning, alignment, and movement in basic yoga poses are all explored in this course. Attentive, step-by-step instruction will familiarize you with fundamental technique and guide you in structuring your practice at home. Course repertoire includes: standing poses, simple forward bends and twists, and basic breathing techniques. Mats, blocks and straps will continue to be provided, but bolsters will not be available.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

485500 ***CANCELED*** Relax and Renew Yoga

Jason Jedrusiak
Fridays from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop St, Cambridge MA 02138.
June 9 - August 18
Fee: $110.00 ($55.00/HUGHP members)

Yoga provides a unique opportunity to build strength while cultivating flexibility and balance; to relax and quiet the mind while simultaneously energizing the body through vinyasa-style flow (repeated sequence of poses). This class will help students unlock the power of yoga and set the foundation for a home practice. Students will learn how to use traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to counteract life's stresses on body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizing proper alignment, this class will offer appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience.

Read what people have to say about this class »

 

486300 ***CLOSED. New regist. to WAITLIST*** Yoga Fundamentals at Peabody Museum**By invitation only**

Mally Smith
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Peabody Museum, Education Classroom, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
June 7 - August 23 (no class 6/21, 7/26, 8/9)
Fee: $90.00 ($45.00 HUGHP members)

Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga. The class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed. Because of the location of this class, registration is limited to Peabody Museum, Department of Anthropology, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Human and Evolutionary Biology Department, and Tozzer Library. Participants will need to provide their own mats and/or props.

 

 

I feel so much better taking [Dynamic Movements]. Although it's only my second session, I have noticed a great improvement in my strenth and stamina. It is also a lot of fun.
- Female, Harvard Staff, Participant for 4 - 5 years