A Weekend with Barbara Benagh – Livestream
September 11 @ 7:15 pm$25
A Zoom invitation email will go out to pre-registered students 1 hour before the class, and again 15 minutes before the class begins. Please make sure we have the correct email address on file for you so you receive your invitation! Contact the studio at 617-566-9642 with any questions.
Cited by Yoga Journal as “one of yoga’s most compelling and distinctive voices,” Barbara Benagh’s way of practicing yoga asana has evolved into an inquiry that draws attention more to the path than the destination. She has also slowed the practice way down, allowing for a flow that offers an opportunity to dwell in the potent sensation of action, reaction, and adaptability in an increasingly nuanced way.
Barbara’s style is unhurried, alignment-based and rich with story. Her voice and cues carry students into the deep currents of movement that ripple through the whole body on the rhythm of breathing and the echo of the body’s memory of its aquatic origins in the sea.
Slow Flow II/III Class
Friday, September 11
7:15–8:45pm via online streaming
Senior Teacher Barbara Benagh teaches her signature Slow Flow style.
Forest Dwelling: Yoga for the Aging Body Mind
Sunday, September 13
1:15–4:15pm via online streaming
Everyone ages. In the Yoga tradition aging is one of the 4 stages of one’s life – student, householder, forest dweller, and renunciate. As students we learn life skills, as householders we grow family and career. With those obligations tended to comes a precious time; that of the Forest Dweller. It is the time in which we consciously give ourselves more time and space; space to appreciate the wisdom of slowing down, reading those books that have been waiting for you, or growing the garden you never had time for. It is a vibrant, even liberating, stage of life and a time to keep your eyes wide open as you tread the forest path.
Even as the mind sees more, the body continues to reveal the effects of having lived a life. Hatha Yoga can be a strategic tool for creating strategies for an asana, breathing and meditation practice that is adaptive as well as therapeutic.
Barbara has navigated a Hatha Yoga practice for over 45 years. Now nearing 71, she will use her experience to guide the group to experience the joy of Forest Dwelling.
Slow Flow II/III Class
Monday, September 14
1:30–3pm via online streaming
Senior Teacher Barbara Benagh leads this class in her signature Slow Flow style.
Slow Flow Masterclass (Teachers and Adv. Students)
Tuesday, September 15
2–4pm via online streaming
This class is for long-time yoga practitioners who are accomplished at inversions and backbends. Additionally, Barbara uses this class as a forum for refining teaching skills.