Winter Yoga & Meditation
at The Arlington Center

The Details: dates, pricing, helpful hints

  • Winter classes run for 13 weeks, from Monday, December 23 through Sunday, March 22, except as noted
  • the Center accepts cash or check payable to TAC or The Arlington Center
  • drop in anytime for $20 (some classes cost less) or pay cash or check for a class card (see below) to the teacher - card will be ready by your next class
  • 4 class cards cost $72, or $18/class
  • 8 class cards cost $136, or $17/class
  • 12 class cards cost $192, or $16/class
  • 4, 8, & 12 class cards - as well as older 5, 10, & 15 cards - are transferrable. Family and friends may use them, and there's no time limit!
  • unlimited class cards cost $165/1 month, $475/3 mos, $895/6 mos, $1695/year - more details...
  • sign up for a season anytime (except the last meeting) - cost is lower (see below) and is prorated when you join mid-cycle!
  • pay $16/class when you sign up for the season (many classes cost less - see registered/drop-in fees next to listing)
  • 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
  • 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 evenings or Sunday, and side streets off Mass Ave are never ticketed
  • bikes - use bike racks out front - please do not use 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 like - the Center freely provides them, though, along with blankets, bolsters, blocks, belts & eye pillows

Yoga & Meditation

9 - 10:30 am YOGA: Movement Fundamentals with Liz Lurie. $16 registered/20 drop-in
9:30 - 11 am YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $16/20
Noon - 1:30 pm GENTLE YOGA with Charlotte Ott. $16/20
4 - 5 pm YOGA OF ENERGY FLOW COMMUNITY CLASS with various teachers. $5 or donation - proceeds to charity
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $16/20
7:45 - 9:15 pm RECOVERY YOGA FOR CYCLISTS with Kathy Martin. Off for winter

7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $13/15
9 - 10:30 am YOGA With PROPS All Levels with Susan Desmarais. $16/20
10:30 - Noon YOGA FOR THE 2ND HALF OF LIFE with Annie Hoffman & Veronica Wolff. $16/20
5:30 - 6:45 pm New Weekly Class! YOGA with Ruth Knill. $15/18
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA Continuing & Yin with Chip Hartranft. $16/20
7:15 - 8:30 pm
GENTLE/BEGINNER YOGA with Liz Owen. $15/18

7:30 - 8:30 am YOGA With PROPS with Ruth Knill. $13/15
9:30 - 11 am
YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $16/20
Noon - 1 pm Gentle Slow Flow YOGA with Charlotte Ott. $13/15
5:15 - 6:45 pm Special 6 Week Series! YOGA THERAPY For Bone & Joint Health with Susan Desmarais. Preregistration required
5:30 - 7 pm
YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $16/20

9:30 - 11 am YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $16/20
10 - 11:30 am YOGA Gentle & Beginning with Emmie Stamell. $16/20
Noon - 1 pm GENTLE YOGA with Emmie Stamell. $13/15
6 - 7:30 pm YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $16/20
7:45 - 9:15 pm IYENGAR YOGA All Levels with Annie Hoffman. $16/20

7:30 - 8:30 am Early AM IYENGAR YOGA I/II with Annie Hoffman. $13/15
9:30 - 11 am YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $16/20
10 - 11:30 am INSIGHT MEDITATION with Chip Hartranft. $16/20
Noon - 1 pm New! GENTLE YOGA with Susan Curll. $13/15
5:30 - 7 pm YOGA I/II with Anne Curtis. $16/20

7:45 - 9 am New Class! SLOW FLOW YOGA with Susan Desmarais. $15/18
9:30 - 11:30 am YOGA I/II with Chip Hartranft. $16/20
2 - 4 pm Special Monthly Class! RESTORATIVE YOGA with Keith Herndon & Karen Barbarisi. $28 in advance, $35 at the door. 3/7
4 - 6:30 pm Bi-Monthly! YOGA Master Class with Liz Owen. $28 or class card + $10. At least 1 year of yoga experience. Resumes in spring
4:30 - 6 pm Special Monthly! YOGA Continuing with Liz Owen. $20 or class card. At least 1 year of yoga experience. 4/18, 5/30

8:30 - 10 am YOGA Sunday Morning Practice with Juin Cohen. $16/20
10 - 12 noon DHARMA TALK & MEDITATION with Lama Tsering Ngodup. Free/donation. 3/8, 3/22
2:30 - 3:45 pm Special Monthly Class! DIVINE SLEEP YOGA NIDRA with Juin Cohen. $20 or class card. 4/5
5 - 6:30 pm INSIGHT MEDITATION & JEDI TRAINING with Fez Aswat. $20 drop-in or class card, most Sundays

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 Anne Curtis, Susan Desmarais, Chip Hartranft & 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

GENTLE SLOW FLOW YOGA (Charlotte Ott) is a flowing practice that links breath and movement. Each sequence begins on the ground with gentle warm-ups and progresses to standing poses and flowing movement, ending on the ground with restorative poses and deep relaxation. Students of all levels are welcome!

GENTLE YOGA (Charlotte Ott, Liz Owen, Emmie Stamell, Susan Curll) 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

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

KUNDALINI YOGA (John Hunt) 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. Suitable for all

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: Movement Fundamentals (Liz Lurie) explores basic movement patterns as they relate to the principles of yoga asanas.  Classes will include focus on breath, alignment, moving from the core, sequential movement, unblocking neck shoulder and hip tension, heart opening, balancing polarities, flexibility, releasing energy into expansion, and responding to individual students needs to allow an ease of movement in their practice

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

YOGA Sunday Morning Practice (Juin Cohen) is designed to start the day. Based on the Yoga of Energy Flow, which incorporates Vinyasa and Iyengar influences, classes include yoga movement (asana) , breathwork (pranayama), meditation and relaxation, with sequences to build flexibility, strength and balance. Appropriate for all levels

YOGA With PROPS (Susan Desmarais & Ruth Knill) offers modifications to students in order to encourage weak parts to strengthen and less flexible areas to lengthen. By creating space in the body, props offer a deeper release of tension, allowing one to comfortably hold poses longer, with proper alignment. Individual attention is given, with gentle hands-on adjustments. A lighthearted class with humor