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Getting Out: Best Places for Yoga + More

Thursday, January 09, 2014

 

January is in full swing and with it comes a tough time of year for many people. The holidays are over, and all that is left is the stress of paying for all of those gifts and losing the weight you put on with all those holiday treats.

To make things worse, the temperatures are dropping and many of your favorite activities may be off limits. If you are not a snow bug, it can be difficult to find a way to stay active during the coldest winter months.

One of the best ways to get stress-free and stay active all year long is yoga. Yoga is a refreshing alternative to the same old gym routine and will have you feeling better about yourself—inside and out—in no time.

The Central Mass area is home to a bounty of yoga studios, with classes for ages 1-100 and skill levels from beginner to advanced. Check out ten of our favorites and try out one that looks right for you!

 

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The Core Connection

The Core Connection in Northborough offers so much more than a traditional yoga studio. They’ve got yoga, which creates a union between mind, body and soul; Pilates for a strong core; and cardio/fusion to help you burn calories and kick fat to the curb. This studio is also perfect for teen girls; they have a special class just for teens that promotes self confidence, posture, flexibility and strength.

 290 West Main Street, Northborough, MA. (508) 393-8086.

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Bikram Yoga Auburn

For a twist on traditional yoga, visit Bikram Yoga Auburn. Bikram Yoga is a type of yoga that includes 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. It is practiced in a heated room, and is one of the most challenging—and effective—exercise programs in the world. Bikram Yoga Auburn is the perfect place to get in on the action. Check out their Early Bird Special: 6 at 6! Enjoy their Monday-Friday 6 am class for only $6.

567 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA. (508) 832-YOGA.

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Metrowest Yoga

Metrowest Yoga offers two convenient locations so that you can have close access to the practice of yoga wherever you are. To make things better, Metrowest literally has a class perfect for anyone. Choose from kids classes for mini yogis, open meditation sessions, power hours for fat burning and strength building, and classes for total beginners.

69 Milk Street, Westborough, MA. (508) 366-5025.

32 Millbrook Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 752-1533.

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C. Mass Yoga & Wellness

West Boylston’s Central Mass Yoga & Wellness offers a unique program to anyone who wants to help combat post traumatic stress disorder and combat stress: Yoga Warriors International. The mission of this program is to use the calming properties of the practice of yoga to alleviate the symptoms of PTSD and COSR. Other programs include hot yoga to soothe the muscles, healing yoga designed for those who have experienced loss, and more.

45 Sterling Street, West Boylston, MA. (508) 835-1176.

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Earthsong Yoga

On Saturday, January 11, take a trip to Earthsong Yoga in Marlborough for the Earthsong Yoga Open House! Enjoy free yoga and a massage from 9 am-1 pm and see what Earthsong is all about. Learn about their special pre-natal yoga classes for expecting moms, family classes including stories or guided meditation, children’s classes, and Evening Flow classes to prepare you for bed.

186 Main Street, Marlborough, MA. (508) 251-9620.

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Wellness Works

Wellness Works Yoga & Healing Arts is the perfect place to start yoga later in life. Wellness Works is dedicated to sharing the practice and art of yoga with Worcester’s seniors, although people of all ages are invited and encouraged to join. Try yoga classes ranging from Rise and Shine morning classes to meditation sessions and more. Also, enjoy healing massage techniques like Reiki, reflexology, and polarity.

128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA. (508) 330-4258.

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Auburn Yoga & Pilates

Find inner-peace and fight fat at Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center. Try out the Community Pilates class for only $5 on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month. complete with spinning classes, family classes, pre-natal classes, and more. Even better: Auburn Yoga & Pilates Center offers special pricing for college students!

889 Southbridge Street, Auburn, MA. (508) 832-8177.

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Flowforms Yoga

At Flowforms Yoga, you can try before you buy. Your first class—any class—is free! If you find that you want more, Flowforms also has a new student special: 5 classes for only $50. Explore Body Mechanics classes that will aid in body awareness, traditional Indian Yoga, Yoga for Birth (designed for couples), and several other great workshops and classes offered at the studio.

195 Lake Avenue, Worcester, MA. (508) 752-4700.

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State of Grace

If you are looking for a one-stop shop to renew your body and your mind, look no further than State of Grace Yoga and Wellness Center in Uxbridge. Stop by to take part in level-specific or mixed level yoga and meditation classes. New students can take advantage of their 40 for 30 offer: $40 for 30 days of completely unlimited yoga.

104 E. Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge, MA. (508) 278-2818.

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Every Body Balance

If you are like the many people searching for balance in their life, why not give Every Body Balance in Southborough a try? This unique studio uses the serenity of a yoga mindset and the body benefits of Pilates to craft great classes for people of all ages and skill levels. Strength and Flexibility Yoga for Every Body and Candle Light Yoga are favorites.

155 Boston Road, Southborough, MA. (508) 485-8585.

 
 

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