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



Cote Shaw instructs the following:
  • 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)


  • MYoga Hot Hatha (Hot Heat)
  • This invigorating and mindful series that Shawn developed incorporates strengthening postures as well as emphasizing stillness and focus. Postures are held longer than our flow classes. The practice allows for students to work with their breath while developing strength and flexibility. Be prepared to transform your practice. Open to all levels. It will challenge the experienced student, but moves slow enough for a newer student.  (Hot 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)

  • Noontime 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)

  • 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)

  • Good Friday Good Vibrations - Music Class
  • Join us for a fun and playful all-level hot flow sequence which is a blend of contemporary hit music! Elements of music therapy and yoga will be intertwined with a coordinated playlist of electronic, pop, dance, and reggae to provide an energetic rhythm for practice. How can Good Vibrations deepen your practice? * A mindfully crafted soundscape can provide opportunities for students to experience positive physiologic responses to music and movement. This stimulation can enhance a yoga practice as the body and breath naturally entrain to rhythm. * Our central nervous systems inherently match beat and tempo, making movements natural and automatic, which can further be explored with breath work in a vinyasa flow. * The brain responds positively to predictable, structured, and organized sound, which can either be used to energize or unwind the body when the music is deliberately chosen with these intentions. * As music taps into emotional experiences and memories, we often notice therapeutic effects when using music to work through areas of discord or tension. * Music provides a space for fun, social connection! Anthropologists and ethnomusicologists have found that all cultures throughout time and history have had active musical traditions, serving to connect community and enhance self-expression of the times.

  • Good Friday Good Vibrations!
  • Join us for a fun and playful all-level hot flow sequence as Steph spins a blend of contemporary hit music! Elements of music therapy and yoga will be intertwined with a coordinated playlist of electronic, pop, dance, and reggae to provide an energetic rhythm for practice.

    How can Good Vibrations deepen your practice?

    * A mindfully crafted soundscape can provide opportunities for students to experience positive physiologic responses to music and movement. This stimulation can enhance a yoga practice as the body and breath naturally entrain to rhythm.

    * Our central nervous systems inherently match beat and tempo, making movements natural and automatic, which can further be explored with breath work in a vinyasa flow.

    * The brain responds positively to predictable, structured, and organized sound, which can either be used to energize or unwind the body when the music is deliberately chosen with these intentions.

    * As music taps into emotional experiences and memories, we often notice therapeutic effects when using music to work through areas of discord or tension.

    * Music provides a space for fun, social connection! Anthropologists and ethnomusicologists have found that all cultures throughout time and history have had active musical traditions, serving to connect community and enhance self-expression of the times.
     
    Friday, Mar. 3, 2017
    7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
    Westboro

    Cost: Drop in $17
              (All class passes accepted)

    *** Sign up on regular class schedule