Beginner Flow (No Heat)


This class is taught by:

Anne Toupouzis

Hometown: Boston, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? First Yoga class was an Iyengar Class in September 1997, New Directions Yoga Studio in Brookline, Teacher Roni Brissette -  she studied w/Patricia Walden.


What /who inspires you? Watching people grow and transform and share in their experience.


What I love most about yoga is: The way it has made me connect physically, emotionally, and spiritually with myself. It has also allowed me to stay in the moment and speak my truth.


What you can’t live without? My life partner Maureen and my yoga practice.


What you might not know about me: I have a twin sister.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): Be yourself and doubt your doubts – my teacher and mentor Shawn Shaw


Favorite Book: Don’t really have a favorite book.


Favorite Word: Truth


Local escape: Arboretum in Jamaica Plain


My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Take long walks, people watch, bike ride, hike and sit on the beach.

Pamela Esty

Hometown: Southborough, Ma

Favorite inspirational quote: No Mud, No Lotus. - Thich Nhat Hanh


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My daughter recommended that I get my(very stressed out)self to yoga. Thankfully, I listened to her and began my yoga journey with Gail Cannon at Earthsong Yoga. Gail's teachings in Kripalu and Ashtanga yoga changed the direction of my life.


What / who inspires you? My husband, my children, grandchildren, my teachers, fellow students and so many people who face their fears, embrace compassion and serve their community.


What I love most about yoga is:
Attention to breath and all the wonder and simplicity that comes with that focus on and off the mat.


What you can’t live without? Breath and Nature


What you might not know about me:
I spent 15 years living in Europe (Germany and Belgium) and never expected that I would come back to the US.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Practice, practice, all is coming" - Guruji via Gail Cannon


My favorite book: For inspiration, The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. For a great adventure, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. For daily reading, No Mud, No Lotus, by Tich Nhat Hanh


Favorite Word: Compassion


Local escape: You can find my almost every day at one of these locations; The Beals Preserve, Breakneck Hill Farm, Chestnut Hill Farm, Hopkinton State Park, and The Memorial Forest in Sudbury. I love to walk!


My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Paint, Walk and Hike, Garden, and Cross Country Ski

Chris Briggs

Hometown: Shrewsbury since 1970. My father was in the Marine Corps so I moved around a lot before that.

Favorite inspirational quote: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the PRESENT. I don't remember who said this.


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? I first tried yoga when I was in college. Marquette offered Hatha Yoga classes at the Recreational Center.


What / who inspires you? Nature, with its beauty, power and resilience and little acts of kindness.


What I love most about yoga is: that it makes me strong and flexible both physically and mentally. I love the way it gets me out of my head to a peaceful place.


What you can’t live without? My friends and family


What you might not know about me: I was on a swim team in Hawaii when I was younger.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Do the best you can in all things" My father never really said this to me, but everything he did exemplified this philosophy.


My favorite book: hard to say....I'm currently reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron.


Favorite Word: Amazing


Local escape: Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA


My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): play tennis and cook.

An entry level class geared toward beginner’s -still a flow class, but more demonstration if needed. emphasis on alignment, breath and the foundational tools of a yoga practice. There is no heat added to these classes and students are encouraged to rest more.
(No Heat)

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jun 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Tue Jun 27 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester
  • Wed Jun 28 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Pamela Esty
    at Westboro
  • Mon Jul 03 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Wed Jul 05 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Mon Jul 10 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Tue Jul 11 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester
  • Wed Jul 12 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Mon Jul 17 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Tue Jul 18 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Worcester
  • Wed Jul 19 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Mon Jul 24 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Tue Jul 25 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester
  • Wed Jul 26 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Mon Jul 31 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Tue Aug 01 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester
  • Wed Aug 02 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Chris Briggs
    at Westboro
  • Mon Aug 07 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Westboro
  • Tue Aug 08 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester