Summer Yoga & Meditation
at The Arlington Center



The Details: dates, pricing, helpful hints

  • Summer classes run for 12 weeks, from Monday, June 16th through Sunday, September 7th, except as noted
  • the Center accepts cash or check payable to TAC or The Arlington Center
  • drop in anytime for $18 (some classes cost less) or give payment for a class card (see below) to the teacher - card will be ready by your next class
  • 5 class cards cost $85, or $17/class
  • 10 class cards cost $160, or $16/class
  • 15 class cards cost $225, or $15/class
  • 5, 10, & 15 class cards are transferrable - family and friends may use them! - and there's no time limit
  • unlimited class cards cost $155/1 month, $450/3 mos, $865/6 mos, $1595/year - more details...
  • sign up for a season anytime (except the last meeting) - cost is prorated when you join mid-cycle!
  • pay $15/class when you sign up for the season (some classes cost less - see registered/drop-in fees next to listing below)
  • it’s flexible - sign up for one class, then attend different classes instead, whenever and as often as you like, until the end of the season!
  • before coming to first class, please check for updated schedule information at www.arlingtoncenter.org
  • plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time to check in and set up
  • street parking only - do not use driveways or lots on either side of building - no 2hr restriction on Sunday, and side streets off Mass Ave are never ticketed
  • bikes - use bike racks, signs & trees, not neighbors' railings
  • participation in all classes and workshops should always be done under the guidance of your physician
  • please inform the teacher if you are pregnant or have special needs
  • what to bring: a yoga mat if you can - the Center freely provides them, though, and has plenty of props (blankets, blocks, belts, eye pillows) for optional use



Yoga & Meditation

Monday
9 - 10:30 am YOGA I/II with Arthur Kilmurray. $15 registered/18 drop-in. Off 8/11
9:30 - 11 am New for summer! VICAARA YOGA All Levels with Patricia Gearin. $15/18. Off 9/1
3:15 - 4 pm
YOGA FOR CHILDREN ages 3.9-6 with Tara & Nora. Child: $13/14; w/ parent: $20/22. Off for summer
4:15 - 5:15 pm
YOGA FOR CHILDREN ages 7-11 with Tara & Nora. Child: $13/15; w/ parent: $20/22. Off for summer
4 - 5 pm YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS with various teachers. $5 or donation - proceeds to charity. Off 9/1
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:45 - 9:15 pm RECOVERY YOGA FOR CYCLISTS with Kathy Martin. $15/18. Off 9/1

Tuesday
7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $12/14
10:30 - Noon YOGA FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE with Annie Hoffman & Veronica Wolff. $15/18
3:30 - 4:15 pm
ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TOTS for crawling to 21 mos ~ Celeste LeMieux. $13/15. 6 wks, starting 8/5
4:20 - 5:05 pm
ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TYKES 21 mos - 3.9 yrs, w/wo younger sibling ~ Celeste LeMieux. $13/15. 6 wks, starting 8/5
5:45 - 7:15 pm YOGA All Levels with Liz Owen. $15/18
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA Continuing with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:30 - 8:30 pm
GENTLE/BEGINNER YOGA with Liz Owen. $14/17
7:45 - 9:15 pm INSIGHT MEDITATION with Chip Hartranft. $15/18

Wednesday
9:30 - 11 am
YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18
9:30 - 11 am

Special! YOGA II/III with Liz Owen at 1st Parish Church, 3 Church St in Harvard Square
Details and registration at www.lizowenyoga.com
Noon - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Raea Zani. $12/14
4:30 - 5:30 pm
YOUTH YOGA ages 11-16 with Tara & Nora. $13/15. Off for summer
5:45 - 7 pm
YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $14/17
6 - 7:15 pm New! JOYFUL YOGA All Levels with Linda Del Monte & Wes Finnemore. $14/17

Thursday
9:30 - 11 am YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $15/18
10 - 11:30 am YOGA Gentle & Beginning with Emmie Stamell. $15/18. Off 8/14
11:30a - 1 pm AYURVEDIC YOGA with Lynn Hickey Schultz. $14/17
3:30 - 5 pm KUNDALINI YOGA I/II with Shelley Loheed. $15/18. Off for the summer
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18
7:45 - 9 pm MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION with Brenda Rogers. $5 donation
7:45 - 9:15 pm IYENGAR YOGA II with Annie Hoffman. $15/18

Friday
7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $12/14
9:30 - 11 am YOGA I/II with Arthur Kilmurray. $15/18
10 - 11:30 am INSIGHT MEDITATION with Chip Hartranft. $15/18. Off 8/22
12 - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Raea Zani. $12/14
5:30 - 7 pm YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $15/18

Saturday
9:30 - 11:30 am YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $15/18

Sunday
8:30 - 10 am VICAARA YOGA All Levels with Patricia Gearin. $15/18
10:10 - 11:25 am RESTORATIVE YOGA with David Schouela. $14/17. Off for summer. Special In-Depth Class 8/3, 4-6:30pm: $20 or class card + $5
5 - 6:30 pm INSIGHT MEDITATION with Fez Aswat. $15 drop-in or class card. Off for the summer

LEVEL I ideal for beginners or older students - no prior experience assumed
LEVEL I/II a mix of beginners and continuing students
LEVEL II for experienced, fit students
CONTINUING for students with 1 year or more of yoga experience



What are the different styles of yoga at the Center? Although there are many different styles of hatha yoga, they all share the same basic principles, and each is a synthesis integrating the influence of intertwining traditions dating from the past century to more than a millennium ago. You can try different styles at the Center by taking makeups, dropping in to other classes, or buying a multi-class card

YOGA with Chip Hartranft, Anne Curtis, Arthur Kilmurray & Liz Owen offers a flowing meditative style drawn from the Krishnamacharya lineage. 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 Chip also feature sitting meditation and yin yoga, with deeply nourishing internal stretches that release tight joints, stimulate the body's energy meridians or nadis, and foster a radiant sense of presence

AYURVEDIC YOGA (Lynn Hickey Schultz) is hatha yoga blended with the principles of yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda, to balance the body and heal body, mind, and spirit. The two disciplines are deeply related: Ayurveda is the healing side of yoga, and yoga is the spiritual side of Ayurveda. In Ayurvedic yoga, the body and mind are aligned with the rhythms of nature—with the breath, with each person’s unique energies, and with the energies of the environment (e.g., the season) to both relax and re-energize the practitioner. In addition to asana, the practice includes chanting mantra, pranayama, and meditation

GENTLE YOGA (Liz Owen, Raea Zani, Emmie Stamell) approaches asana practice with postures that gently stretch, strengthen and soothe the body. Restorative poses are also presented to nurture the body’s energy into balance and cultivate deep relaxation to help release stress and let the body/mind rest deeply. This is a wonderful combination for re-energizing the body and de-stressing the mind

INSIGHT MEDITATION (Chip Hartranft, Fez Aswat) is a simple, natural method for human beings to see things as they are. Through mindfulness, or sustained attention to the unfolding of each moment, we learn to abide in the present, discerning the nature of bodily and mental events. Participants will develop equanimity and insight using the timeless yogic path of the Buddha, moving as the mind becomes tranquil and steady toward the freedom of effortless awareness

ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TODDLERS for mobile babies up to 21 months (Celeste LeMieux) Toddlers are natural yogis! In this class, tots and their loving caregiver explore over 75 developmentally nutritious poses, songs, and activities designed by baby-yoga expert and author Helen Garabedian. Each pose and activity offers parents the tools to help their babies sleep longer, digest easier, and grow stronger! Parents can’t say enough about the supportive community that Itsy Bitsy Yoga class provides, and the new ways they have come to know and love their babies more deeply through the practice of yoga

ITSY BITSY YOGA FOR TYKES 21 months to 4 years - younger siblings welcome (Celeste LeMieux) Stretch, sing, twirl, jump and balance in this active yoga experience for preschoolers designed by Itsy Bitsy Yoga founder Helen Garabedian. Help bring focus and fun to your tyke’s day with playful breathing activities, “beanie-baby balance poses” and special yoga games to build motor skill confidence, body awareness, and self esteem. Younger siblings are welcome as they get to look up tot their older siblings on how to do certain poses. Full parent participation required, but no yoga experience necessary. Mobile siblings attend at a discounted price of $5/class ~ non-mobile siblings free

IYENGAR YOGA (Annie Hoffman) is a rigorous, detailed approach to yoga movement, based on the innovative work of BKS Iyengar. Classes impart a precise, thorough understanding of the body and sensation, while developing agility, core strength and balance

JOYFUL YOGA (Linda Del Monte & Wes Finnemore) Students of all ages, levels and abilities can enjoy this yoga class that focuses on a theme, reading, poem or other inspiration.  Particular attention is given to helping each student to stay in your heart (joy), and align your body, find balance, and distribute weight equally as you are guided through your practice. Flowing into poses that strengthen your body and mind, and connect to spirit……the meaning of yoga!

KUNDALINI YOGA (Sahaj Kaur Shelley Loheed) Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan combines in the form of kriya, asana, pranayama, and meditation for a complete yogic experience. It is called the 'yoga of awareness'. Kundalini Yoga is fun, challenging and a powerful tool for transformation. This class is suitable to all ~ both beginners and experienced practitioners

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION (Brenda Rogers) is a practice that helps us to recognize and calm our inner self-critic. Mindful Self-Compassion is an ongoing group based on the work of Dr. Christopher Germer, including his book The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, as well as Buddhist metta and mindfulness practices. Join anytime - open to all

RESTORATIVE YOGA (David Schouela) is a powerful practice that uses a variety of props to support and stabilize the body and promote renewal and rebalancing of the body and mind. It's a wonderful way to incorporate self-care into your life and generate the energy you need. The practice of restorative yoga releases deeply held tensions ~ soothes your nervous system ~ strengthens your immune system ~ refills your spiritual well

VICAARA YOGA (Patricia Gearin) Vicaara (pronounced vi-CHA-ra) classes include yoga movements (asana), breathwork (pranayama), and meditation. Instruction is Yogaworks-inspired (Iyengar, Vinyasa and Ashtanga influenced), with sequences designed to build flexibility, strength and balance, along with a quiet, contemplative state of being. Patricia also shares ideas in applying the lessons from the Yoga Sutras to everyday life

YOGA FOR CHILDREN ages 3.9-6, 7-11 (Tara Rachel Jones & Nora Dybdal) Children blossom from the inside out. At times, their pace of movement is much faster than their rate of development. Yoga gives them an opportunity to slow down, reconnect to their natural rhythm, and balance their energy. Each class presents a consistent series of postures to explore flexibility, encourage concentration and stimulate inner curiosity

RECOVERY YOGA FOR CYCLISTS (Kathy Martin) is a beginner-friendly class for cyclists and other athletes. Emphasis will be on releasing chronically tight muscles and gently strengthening the core. Restorative poses will be used to release stress and cultivate deep relaxation. Mindful yoga practice helps the body rejuvenate and recover - it's a great addition to your rest day routine! All levels welcome

YOGA FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE (Annie Hoffman, Veronica Wolff) A restorative, gentle, and nurturing yoga class. In this class we practice safe yoga postures, gentle movement, and breathing exercises to develop strength and flexibility and to allow deep relaxation to occur. It is appropriate for anyone who wants to reduce stress, and is ideal for older students and for those who are struggling with a chronic illness or injury which limits their ability to participate in a more vigorous yoga practice. The approach is eminently gentle

YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS is an exciting new vinyasa flow course taught by advanced students of the Yoga of Energy Flow Teacher Training, directed by Daniel Orlansky with Liz Owen. Open to all levels, a typical class will consist of pranayama (breathing exercises), asanas (yoga poses that stretch and strengthen the body), meditation, and relaxation, with an emphasis on a mindful and well-balanced practice. Proceeds of this $5 class will go to the International Rescue Committee

YOUTH YOGA ages 12-16 (Tara Rachel Jones & Nora Dybdal) As the early teen years unfurl, it can be a challenge to balance a deepening sense of autonomy with the growing responsibility and connection that go with maturity – and  all while body and mind are changing almost daily!  What a wonderful thing to find a place for relaxing, for stories and fun with friends, and discovering tools for inner peace. Youth Yoga explores yogic teachings through flowing series of movements, breathing practices, relaxation and meditation