MYoga Hatha Mix (Hot Heat)


This class is taught by:

Shawn Shaw

Hometown: Grafton, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: Depends on what day you ask me really. I have so many! As of late, “Dance in the Rain”. It implies that we can find good in all things.


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Quincy, MA – in 1980 at the local YMCA. It was the first time I realized that I could bring calm and peace into my being.


What / who inspires you? My children, Yoga teachers that stay genuine and true and committed to the practice.


What I love most about yoga is: Yoga not only helps me feel more confident physically, it strengthens me spiritually. I walk through life with more confidence, optimism, self awareness and with a more positive joyful attitude.


What you can’t live without? My children. They are my greatest teachers and no one can make my belly laugh the way they do.


What you might not know about me: I once was a Color Guard in a Marching Band.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): “Make it Good”. Whenever I find myself having an especially bad day, I try to pause and think about what’s gone well that day. What happened that was good. What’s good about my life. When I do I find it shifts my whole perspective.

My favorite book: Again, so many! A Path with Heart by Jack Kornfield, and “How Yoga Works” by Christie McNally and Michael Roach


Favorite Word: “Grace”


Local escape: Hopkinton State Park


My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Watching the sunset preferably by the ocean.

 
 
 

Cote Shaw

Favorite inspirational quote: You miss 100% of the shots you never take.


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? At my Mom’s (Shawn Shaw) first studio in our house(converted bedroom – yoga studio)


What / who inspires you? My mother-( my first yoga teacher), my sister because she exudes confidence, Johnny and Diana from Empowered Yoga and Bob Marley for his world views and perspective on people, love and life.


What I love most about yoga is: I can feel like I’ve eliminated the bad, and added the good.


What you can’t live without? Music, guitar, yoga and working out…ice cream!


What you might not know about me: I still love to be on my skateboard.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): Be Yourself. Everyone else is already taken!


My favorite book: “Where the wild things are”.


Favorite Word: Infectious


Local escape: After the yoga studio(Metrowest of course) ..The Ashland Res


My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Play my guitar

Michael Doering

Favorite inspirational quote: “Wake now, discover that you are the song that the morning brings.” - From Eyes of the World, written by Robert Hunter, performed by the Grateful Dead

When/Where/With whom was your first yoga class: I had been practicing on my own from books for a couple of years before I took my first yoga class in 2000. It was with my friend, Erin Abrams, at her small Anusara yoga studio in Sturbridge, MA. Erin taught me the importance of proper alignment in the postures, and more importantly, that your yoga practice can be a life-affirming joyful celebration.


What and who inspires me: I’m inspired when I think about the strength and courage my Mom had as she raised me and my two brothers on her own, and by my wife, Kelly, whose constant grace always amazes me.


What I love most about yoga: It is what I take with me off the mat, which is a mind that is more clear and still, a physical body that has been strengthened and integrated, and a heightened intuition that helps me to more consistently feel a divine presence in my life.


What I can’t live without: Music


What you might not know about me: I am a stay-at-home Dad for my four year old son, Gary, and my little girl, Annalee, who is almost a year old.


Best advice I ever received: From my Aunt Nancy when she was terminally ill. She told me, Find someone to love and let that person love you.


Favorite book: Too many to name. I did just finish Life of Pi. The books On my nightstand right now are: A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle and Meditations From the Mat by Rolf Gate


Favorite local escape: Lake Boon in Stow, MA where my Mom lives.


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.

Meng Le

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

Favorite inspirational quote: He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty. - Lao Tzu


When/where/with who was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was a Wednesday night gentle restorative class at Metrowest in Westboro in 2010.


What / who inspires you? People who are passionate about helping others


What I love most about yoga is: Nothing else brings me closer to peace and contentment!


What you can’t live without? Being able to see, I am a visual person and I can't live without being able to draw or appreciate art.


What you might not know about me: I love museums.


Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): My parents regularly tell me to be grateful for what I have!


My favorite book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being


Favorite Word: Zen


Local escape: Burlington, VT


My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): Going for long walks or hikes

This class will combine some of both of our primary styles taught at Metrowest Yoga, Vinyasa and Hatha.

The Hatha is a slower practice with longer holds and more attention to specific alignment, the Vinyasa flows more with movement and breath synchronized. Each class will be unique with a different[Shawn Shaw] emphasis. (Hot Heat)


Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 16 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shawn Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Oct 18 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Cote Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Oct 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Doering
    at Westboro
  • Sat Oct 20 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Michael Doering
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Sun Oct 21 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shawn Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Cote Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Oct 25 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Doering
    at Westboro
  • Sat Oct 27 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Michael Doering
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Sun Oct 28 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Tue Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Shawn Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Cote Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Nov 01 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Doering
    at Westboro
  • Sat Nov 03 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Michael Doering
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Sun Nov 04 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Tue Nov 06 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Meng Le
    at Westboro
  • Thu Nov 08 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Cote Shaw
    at Westboro
  • Thu Nov 08 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Michael Doering
    at Westboro
  • Sat Nov 10 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Michael Doering
    at Worcester/Millbury
  • Sun Nov 11 7:15 am - 8:30 am with Anne Toupouzis
    at Worcester/Millbury