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)
This chakra series will be a monthly offering that will focus on one chakra. The subtle body is part of you that you cannot see. This is where our energy flows and it is believed that we have seven main energy centers within the body known as chakras.
By working with each Chakra we have the potential to redirect this energy and create a deeper connection to our yoga practice on and off the mat. Each class will incorporate physical movement (asana), breath (pranayama), intention and other tools that will correspond to the specific chakra chosen for that month.
Feel free to wear colors or bring inspirational objects that correspond to each chakra and represent a positive connection for you.
Time: 1:30 pm- 3:00 pm
Cost: $20 (per class)
Below is the schedule and some information about each Chakra.
Month 2: May 13th in Westboro
Svadhisthana Chakra (Navel)
Fluidity- Water - Orange
Month 3: June 4th in Worcester
Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus)
Purifying - Fire - Yellow
Month 4: July 16th in Worcester
Anahata Chakra (Heart)
Heart opening - Air - Green
Month 5: August 19th in Westboro
Vishudda Chakra (Throat/Neck)
Creativity - Ether - Sky Blue
Month 6: September 24th in Worcester
Anja Chakra (Third Eye - center of forehead)
Meditative - Wisdom - Indigo Blue
Month 7: October 14th in Westboro
Sahasrara Chakra (Crown of head)
Illuminating - Divine - Violet or White
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)