Worcester Yoga Center

“The greatest gifts of yoga come over time.”



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Worcester Yoga Center
Ann Bissanti, CYT
(new location as of January 1, 2017)
21 West Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Back entrance of Elan Vital (on West Street between Pleasant and Elm Streets)

Ann Bissanti is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist with over 30 years experience who trained in India with Yoga Master B.K.S. Iyengar. She incorporates many years of meditation practices (Buddhist, Vipassana, TM and Siddha) and studies of Biokinetics and Ayurvedic applications of yoga in her work. Having worked with students of all ages she offers these tips for success in yoga: find a well-qualified teacher (who resonates with you), treat the body with respect and acceptance, be open and receptive to learning, don’t judge your progress, practice being in the present, practice patience and persist.

Winter 2018 Yoga Schedule

Day Dates Time Class Length Price
Monday January 8-March 26 (no class 2/19) 6 - 7:30pm Multi Level 11 weeks $176
Tuesday January 9-March 27 (no class 2/20) 6 - 7:30pm   Basic: Beg 1 & 2 11 weeks $176
Wednesday January 3-March 21 (no class 2/22) 9 - 10:30am Basic 2/Int 11 weeks $176
Thursday January 4-March 22 (no class 2/22) 5:40 - 7:10pm Int/Exp 11 weeks $176
Friday January 5-March 23 (no class 2/23) 9:30am - 11:00am Basic: Beg 1 & 2  11 weeks $176
Friday January 5-March 23 (no class 2/23)
Location: Flow Forms, 100B June Street, Worcester, MA
12:15pm - 1:30pm Gentle/Chair Yoga  By-the-month Jan & Mar
$72 per month
(4 weeks)
Feb
$54 per month
(3 weeks) 
Saturday January 6-March 24 (no class 2/17) 10 - 11:30am Basic: Beg 1 & 2 11 weeks $176

 

Worcester Yoga Center has four terms of yoga classes: Winter (January - April), Spring (April - June), Summer (July - August) and Fall (September - December). Classes usually meet once a week for an hour or hour and-a-half in length. Terms may vary in the number of weeks. In selecting your class, the following explanations of experience levels may be helpful to you.

*Participants are asked to wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel to place on the floor, as well as a blanket to cover yourself during relaxation. You may also wish to bring a bottle of water.

Very light food, no later than 2 hours before class or on an empty stomach is recommended.

**All yoga terms are to be prepaid at the beginning of the term. No refunds after the term has started. Make-up classes must be taken within the current class term, preferably within the same week to keep pace with your class. Cash and checks accepted. Please make checks payable to Ann Bissanti.

Classes

Basic Beg 1 & 2 – The foundation of Hatha Yoga. This class includes the essential building blocks of yoga: mostly standing poses form the core work as they provide the strength, stamina and the will to study yoga. These building blocks are the substance of more advanced work and at the same time they provide a complete and balanced practice in their own right. Observation, relaxation skills and breath awareness also included. 0 - 3 years experience.

Beg 2/Intermediate – A wider range of poses from different categories such as: backbends, inversions and arm balances. Learning more about sequencing, sustaining poses longer and body wisdom/self awareness are included in this level. You will find the breathing coordinates with poses more naturally. 1+ years experience. 

Intermediate/Experienced – Permission of instructor is required. If you are a dropping-in, please consult with Ann Bissanti a few minutes before class. Practice deepens, poses are held longer and new complex poses may be tackled. Inversions and mental flexibility are expected. The insertion of pranayama classes, meditation segments, restorative and flowing sequence, yoga philosophy are used at teacher’s discretion. 3+ years experience.

All Levels – Everyone is welcome. No prior experience is necessary.

Multi Level – Some prior yoga experience (6 months) is recommended. Includes changing but well balanced yoga practices based primarily on foundation work and most of the 30 essential yoga asanas.

Gentle Yoga – For those with special needs which prevent them from joining other yoga classes, such as limited mobility, obesity, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other limiting medial conditions.

All yoga classes are to be prepaid at the beginning of the term. No refunds after the term has started. Make-up classes are available for some, but not all yoga classes. All make-up classes must be taken within the current class term and preferably within the same week to keep pace with your class.

Coming this Spring - Special Saturday Workshops
Playing by the Rules: Yoga’s Ethical Code
Meditation: The Heart of Yoga
Dates and Details: TBA

Registration

To Register: Call Ann at 508-829-6300

11 Week Class $176 = $16 per class
New to yoga? Beginner Special: 5 classes for $50 and you can start at anytime.
Yoga classes can be joined at any time. Fees will be pro-rated.
3 Class Pass $54
Drop In Class $20/$16 Student (Must call in advance to assure space availability. Some classes have no room.)
Private Lessons $70/hour
Semi-private Lesson $35/person per hour (with a friend)

For specialty class fees, see below.

Gentle/Chair Yoga
For those with special needs which prevent them from joining other yoga classes, such as: limited mobility, obesity, fibromyalgia, arthritis, and other limiting medical conditions. Held at Flow Forms Yoga, 100B June Street, Worcester.
Fridays: January 5 - March 23 (no class 2/23), 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
By-the-month:
January - 4 weeks $72
February - 3 weeks $54
March - 4 weeks $72

See also:
Practicing Safe Yoga: Yoga Comes of Age In America

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