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COMMUNITY CLASSES

Amherst College

I offer monthly, trauma-informed yoga sessions that are open to all members of the Amherst College Community. These classes are tied into themes that are highlighted on campus such as substance recovery, interpersonal violence awareness, and body acceptance.

[Please note: This is an old flyer, stay tuned for upcoming classes.

"Amherst College prepares students to make a difference in the world. Our financial aid program is among the most substantial in the nation, and our student body is among the most diverse. At Amherst, you are part of a lively, inquisitive, devoted community of students, faculty, staff and alumni who find inspiration in one another and in the process of learning."

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Councils on Aging

Join me for Gentle Chair Yoga at several Councils on Aging in the Pioneer Valley. Build community while connecting with yourself and finding inner and outer strength. These classes begin and end in a chair with some standing flows in between, using the chair as a prop. Seated alternatives are offered as well.

Click the links below to learn about these wonderful centers. No experience necessary.

Southampton: Mondays, 10-11am

Raymond A. Jordan (Springfield): Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am

Westhampton: Thursdays, 10-11am

Dress for Success Western MA

I am so excited to be partnering with the incredible team at Dress for Success Western MA to offer Gentle Yoga classes. Gentle Yoga classes are healing and relaxing, giving you the option to practice in a chair or on the mat. It is a combination of meditative breathing and gentle movements while sitting that you are invited to do, if you feel comfortable. This class is open to all women and non-binary folx. 

These classes are offered on a pay-what-you-can basis because we believe that one's financial status should never be a barrier to self-care. No one turned away for lack of funds. If the prices listed here do not work for you, feel free to come to class anyway! Unfortunately this website software will not allow you to register here but there will be a registration book at DfS where you can share your email address to stay up to date on future offerings.

Register Here!

"The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women and non-binary members to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life."

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Hampshire College

I am so honored to offer private classes for the Survivor Community at Hampshire College. These classes are designed to be welcoming and accessible to all bodies and all abilities. Using invitational language and variations, these classes integrate trauma-informed principles and strengths-based approaches, incorporating philosophy, movement, and breathwork to guide every body toward autonomy and self-acceptance.

Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, is among the most innovative colleges in the country. Students at Hampshire pursue their passions by designing their own programs of study and recruiting a faculty committee to guide them on their path of intellectual discovery. Through active, engaged, and collaborative learning, students become creators of knowledge and are encouraged to connect their academic work and the wider world.

My Health Matters Fitness

Join me in person on Fridays at My Health Matters Fitness for an hour-long Gentle Flow Yoga class from 5-6pm. Embracing a slower pace, this class focuses on fluid movements and mindful stretches, inviting you to sync movement with the rhythm of your breath in order to cultivate a sense of ease within. Here, it's always your body, your practice, and your choice. Take time to unwind, rejuvenate, and reconnect with your inherent wholeness.

My Health Matters strives to create a community and space that feels supportive and representative of ALL bodies, especially those from marginalized communities. "Join our large group movement classes such as spinning, cycle class, trauma-informed yoga training, and group personal training sessions. Whether you are new to finding/introducing movement back into your life or looking to move away from toxic movement patterns that leave us feeling more punished, rather than empowered, we hope you find solace and peace here."

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Western MA Wellness & Recovery Center

It is my great honor to offer weekly classes to the men at the Western MA Wellness & Recovery Center. These classes encourage participants to turn inward, reconnecting with themselves and their autonomy, while finding joy in movement.

The Western Massachusetts Recovery and Wellness Center (WMRWC), a component of the Hampden County Sheriff’s Office, is a minimum security, community-based, residential treatment facility. This co-ed regional facility, located at 155 Mill Street in Springfield, Massachusetts, is designed to provide for the custody, care and treatment of substance users from Hampden, Franklin, Berkshire, Hampshire and Worcester counties.

The philosophy of the WMRWC staff incorporates an integrated model of education, treatment and recovery to address addiction. We subscribe to the disease concept, with abstinence as an avenue to recovery.

These classes are made possible thanks to a generous donation from MassHire Holyoke and the Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program.

I would love to bring my expertise to your facility, organization, or to collaborate to serve survivors.

Please get in touch and we can talk about our potential work together!

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