Chris Briggs

Hometown: Shrewsbury since 1970. My father was in the Marine Corps so I moved around a lot before that.

Favorite inspirational quote: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That is why it is called the PRESENT. I don't remember who said this.

When/where/with who was your first yoga class? I first tried yoga when I was in college. Marquette offered Hatha Yoga classes at the Recreational Center.

What / who inspires you? Nature, with its beauty, power and resilience and little acts of kindness.

What I love most about yoga is: that it makes me strong and flexible both physically and mentally. I love the way it gets me out of my head to a peaceful place.

What you can’t live without? My friends and family

What you might not know about me: I was on a swim team in Hawaii when I was younger.

Best advice you’ve ever received (from who?): "Do the best you can in all things" My father never really said this to me, but everything he did exemplified this philosophy.

My favorite book: hard to say....I'm currently reading When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron.

Favorite Word: Amazing

Local escape: Nickerson State Park in Brewster, MA

My favorite thing to do (other than yoga): play tennis and cook.

Chris Briggs instructs the following:
  • Morning 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)

  • Beginner Flow (no heat)
  • An entry level class geared toward beginner’s -still a flow class, but more demonstration if needed. emphasis on alignment, breath and the foundational tools of a yoga practice. There is no heat added to these classes and students are encouraged to rest more.
    (No 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)

  • Yin Yoga (no heat)
  • Yin yoga is a style of Hatha yoga where postures low to the mat (no standing postures) are held for up to 5 minutes each. These longer holds target the joints, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues of the body, referred to as Yin tissues. You can expect a lot of slow stretching in the deep connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, legs, and feet as well as some upper body work to open heart, arms and shoulders. Using Meridian Theory, classes may be themed to focus on the health and balance of certain vital organ tissues and the energetic states associated with those organs. Yin is slower paced and heavy on the meditative side. We will use props to help make the longer holds sustainable, but you may find the real work is sitting in stillness with sensation. We turn inward to tune out daily distractions, slow down the breath and listen to the body. This class is open to all levels of students. (No Heat)