Listening Wellness Center | Yoga & Movement
Listening is a non-profit center whose mission is to promote wholistic health and wellness for the Central Massachusetts community. The name Listening is inspired by a Chinese acupuncture point. This point helps you to hear outside sounds and your inner, intuitive voice — creating balance between inner and outer, active and quiet. This harmony is the road to health.
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Yoga & Movement

Dates and start times for all upcoming classes, events, and workshops at Listening Wellness Center can be viewed on our interactive Calendar page. The calendar also includes information on each session and the contact information for the teacher/practitioner.

 

You can view that page now by just clicking here.

ABOUT YOGA

The ancient art, science, and philosophy of Yoga is several thousand years old. It has stood the test of time. It is also a therapy. The poses of yoga offer a training capable of creating a vigorous body, well-functioning internal organs, and an alert mind. The poses can give a variety of effects: stimulating, calming, energizing, building stamina and concentration, internally soothing, etc. The standing poses give vitality, the sitting poses are calming, twists are cleansing, supine poses are restful, balancing poses give a sense of lightness, and backbends are exhilarating. Many chronic physical ailments can be improved, as in areas such as the joints, the liver, kidneys, and heart.
In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, practice of the postures invites us to focus and quiet the mind as we move seamlessly from one pose to another, encouraging the experience of moment-to-moment awareness that brings balance, flexibility, and strength to the mind, as well as to the body.
Most yoga classes at Listening are 1 hour 15 minutes long, and are generally ongoing throughout the year. Drop-ins are welcome, but it’s a good idea to call first if you’re a new student. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and allow 2-3 hours after a heavy meal before doing yoga.
In addition to the more traditional forms of yoga, we are excited to have NEW TO LISTENING: LIFE ENERGY YOGA, a style of Korean yoga. This style brings in tapping and vibration and is a whole mind-body yet brain-focused approach.

SENIOR YOGA

Since 2002, the Listening Senior Yoga Program, in cooperation with the Barre Senior Center continues to improve the health of senior citizens in the Barre area. Senior yoga students find that they are not only healthier as a result of the program, but more able to perform essential daily tasks such as tying their shoes. The program brings health, practical skills, and joy to its participants throughout the year!
At the Barre Senior Center, the class is named Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga decreases tension and stress and increases a persons flexibility, strength and balance. In class a chair is used as a prop to enhance our sense of safety and stability as we learn about supporting the wellness of our whole being. All are invited to try!
Senior Yoga classes are held several days a week. See the current schedule below:
  • Mondays: 9:30am to 10:30am at Listening Yoga Studio
  • Tuesdays: 9:00am to 10:00 am at Barre Senior Center
  • Wednesdays: 9:30am to 10:30am at Listening Yoga Studio
  • Thursdays: 9:00am to 10:00 am at Barre Senior Center
The cost for these classes is $5.00 per class. For more information on Senior Yoga or the classes specifically, contact Beverly Duda at (774) 262-3662.

Functional Core Fitness Classes

Thursday Mornings: 8:45am – 9:15am
Rhonda Hamer, Certified Personal Trainer
Everyone needs a strong core. Whether new to exercise or a competitive athlete, functional core training builds strength and stability. Expect to see improved balance and mobility, toned muscles, and improved daily function. Exercises can be adapted to all ability levels. 30 minutes. $7.00 a class, drop-ins are welcome.
In addition to core, kid’s fitness, boot camp-style, and other classes, Rhonda is available for private and small group personal training sessions. Contact her to schedule a session.

PRACTITIONERS

For a full description of each practitioner’s class, please click here.