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:
  • 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)

  • Flow (Hot Heat)
  • MYoga Flow Yoga covers a wide variety of yoga styles. Including; Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram and Baptiste. It is a vigorous practice that strengthens the core muscles in the body, enhances flexibility, while encouraging deep concentration and focus. All Flow Yoga is practiced in a heated room. The heat encourages perspiration, which helps to detoxify and cleanse the body. The muscles respond to the heat by relaxing and allowing us to move deeper into a posture. There is an assumption that you have practiced before, so there is less attention to alignment ques. This moves at a faster pace to elevate the heart rate and elevate the cardiovascular system as well as develop strength and flexibility. This practice will tone and sculpt your body and heal your soul. Be prepared to sweat, and discover your inner strength!  (Hot Heat)


  • Winter Solstice
  • The winter solstice is fast approaching and although it represents the shortest and darkest day of the year it also marks the beginning of the sun's return to our hemisphere, bringing its vibrancy and warmth. Heather will be leading a 2 hour winter solstice flow class.
     
    The first hour of the class will focus on solar (warming and energizing) poses that will get your vital energy flowing. The second hour will focus on lunar (cooling and grounding) restorative poses that will allow you to surrender into the space you have created. By honoring both the solar and the lunar qualities within you will be able to access your strength and grace and leave feeling balanced and rejuvenated. Without the shadow there is no light, and without the light there is no shadow. One cannot exist without the other.
     
    Open to all Levels!
     
     
    Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Westboro
     
    Cost: $20 (Early Bird)
             $25 (Day of Event)