Heather Castagnaro

Favorite quote: “Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take
between two deep breaths”.

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? Chanel Luck in Westborough MA at a yoga studio that is no longer there.

What / who inspires you? Nature, the seasons,and life all inspire me

What I love most about yoga is: The blissful pause from my hectic day.

What you can’t live without? Besides the obvious (air, food, water, family) I would have to say dark chocolate, preferably from Pandolphi’s in Bellingham

What you might not know about me: I like to dance and do crossword puzzles – although definitely not at the same time.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): My husband always has good advice for me no matter what. The one thing that comes to mind, and I should probably follow it more often is his recommendation to slow down and take a nap.

My favorite book: No favorites – usually depends on what I am reading at the time, although I often find myself gravitating to a book I have by Rumi.

Favorite Word: Anomaly

Local escape: Western MA

My favorite thing to do(other than yoga): Cooking, gardening and just simply being outside.

Heather Castagnaro instructs the following:
  • Shakti Flow - Slow (Mild Heat)
  • Shakti can be considered to represent "power or empowerment". To be in the state of "flow" is to be in the moment -an unbroken stream of consciousness. This vinyasa class is taught in a heated room with an emphasis on these qualities as well as on breath, mindful movement and alignment. Each class has a different theme or focus and no two classes are exactly identical, which can translate into a meaningful and possibly deeper connection to your asana practice. There is an assumption you have practiced before and class will move at a quicker pace than slow flow. Be prepared to sweat and feel empowered.  (Mild Heat)

  • Slow Flow (Mild Heat)
  • MYoga Slow Flow incorporates the same principles as MYoga Flow, with less postures than a regular Flow Yoga class — more emphasis on alignment, breath and the foundational tools of a yoga practice. We recommend 3 -6 classes before attending a regular Flow Yoga class. (Mild Heat)

  • Extra Slow Flow (no heat)
  • This class was designed by Cote and Zef as a way to open the body before a long climb or release it afterward. It’s fantastic for athletes who are looking already working out every day and are looking for a less vigorous style of yoga that will keep their bodies flexible and the range of motion needed to excel at their sport. All levels - not heated. (No Heat)

  • Basics Alignment Clinic
  • In the course of a vinyasa or "flow" class there are seven foundational poses that can be challenging to master yet are integral to the body of a flow class. These 7 poses include high push-up (or plank), low push up (or chatauranga dandasana), cobra, upward facing dog, downward facing dog, Warrior 1 and Warrior 2. This basics workshop will be offered monthly to teach the proper alignment of these core poses as well as provide modifications and will then link them together. This class is offered to both beginning and advanced students alike who are looking to enrich their practice.

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    April 2-    Worcester 
    May 21 -  Worcester
    June 11-  Worcester 

    Cost: $20 per class