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Flow Yoga
All levels of experienced yoga practitioners

While exploring traditional yoga postures and practices, this class  consists of warm-ups followed by posture flow sequences and poses for core strengthening.  These are interspersed with longer held postures for an even deeper experience.  Breath is linked with movement as introspection, integration, and empowerment are emphasized.  A longer, meditative cool down (savasana) completes the yoga experience.

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Yoga All Day

with Sally Barber

What to Expect

 

Retreat from your weekend routine for a day filled with yoga!

Plus, have a head-start with yoga on Friday evening!  Sally Barber leads this yoga filled event designed to promote total health and bring ease and joy into your life.

This yoga program is ideal for everyone.  Those who are new will learn about and experience the diverse benefits of yoga.  Seasoned yogis/yoginis will be able to deepen their personal practice.  Whether solo or with friends, come to this mini 

get-a-way!

Begin your weekend early with yoga on Friday evening.  Enjoy a soothing class and a deep, guided relaxation. Rejoin the group for morning yoga on Saturday.  Meals are on your own.   Afternoon and evening programs are with yoga which is in tune with our bio-rhythms.  They'll be more active earlier and more restful later.

Sally's unique style is at once informative and experiential; gentle yet challenging.  Whether you are learning a pose for the first time or actually "getting" the integrative aspect of yoga, be assured you will receive exactly what is right for you.

 

To be held at the Westfield Yoga Center
94 N Elm Street - Suite 211, Westfield, MA 01085

Friday evening October 25, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

&
Saturday  October 26, 2019
8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

 
    Fee:  $75 


Pre-registration requested
E-mail or call the Westfield Yoga Center to pre-register

 E-mail:  Westfield.Yoga@Verizon.net *** (413)-568-8989

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room

or

 


Payments to be made the day of the workshop
by cash, check or debit/credit card.


 

About Us

The Westfield Yoga Center focuses on Hatha yoga, which is the yoga of the body.  Hatha yoga uses warm-ups, physical postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques to bring about a wide range of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual benefits. It brings about union or integration of body, mind, and spirit.

Westfield Yoga Center owners,Tom Swochak and Sally Barber had been married for 15 years in 1993 when they enrolled in Westfield Yoga Center’s inaugural class. Their intention “to do yoga together” was more than fulfilled: four years later they assumed ownership of the center!  Tom’s business background in management and accounting and Sally’s experience in clinical rehabilitation and supervision create an ideal combination for managing a yoga center. Tom enjoys combining student and teacher support with the business tasks essential for maintaining a viable enterprise. Sally loves teaching yoga and balances classes with a variety of administrative and environmental tasks. Both are involved in program development and community outreach. 

 

Westfield Yoga Center seeks to maximize individual health and community well being through the medium of yoga.  The WYC has served this mission for over 20 years.

Dear Yoga Community,
 
Westfield Yoga Center has suspended all ongoing, and specialty classes and series.  Effective March 16, 2020, this is in response to new Massachusetts state guidelines issued Sunday night focused on the containment of the coronavirus.  

We remain committed to yoga as a powerful vehicle for personal health and community well-being.  We are now considering alternative ways to meet this mission while keeping everyone as safe as possible. Be assured, you will be updated accordingly as we respond to this fluid situation.

Namaste,
Tom and Sally 

Partners Yoga
Led by Melissa Johnson
with her partner Chad

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"The most important things in life are the connections you make with others”

                                                  -Tom Ford

Grab a friend, family member, or significant other and join us for a fun filled partners yoga class! We can take our individual yoga practice to a different level when we connect with a partner on the mat. Surely expect this to be a playful practice with an open line of communication and laughter! This all levels class will consist of partners that will support each other in poses in a way that enhances the postures and builds trust and communication. Lets unplug from our gadgets and busy lives and take some time for a meaningful and joyful yoga practice. 

 

To be held at the Westfield Yoga Center

94 N Elm Street - Suite 211, Westfield, MA 01085

Thursday Evening

January 6, 2022 - 7:30 PM till 8:45 PM

Fee: 

Members use their prepaid class packages

Eight class package members deduct $20 per pair

from their package.

Sixteen class package members deduct $18 per pair

from their package. 

 Non-members pay $25 per pair, the day of the class

(cash, checks debit or credit cards)

Payments are made the day of the program.

Pre-registration is required
E-mail or call the Westfield Yoga Center to pre-register

Westfield.Yoga@Verizon.net *** (413)-568-8989

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room

You can also register Online Click Here

Sound Meditation
Led by Jolie Therrien

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What to Expect

Dress comfy, bring your favorite pillow and blanket.  Allow yourself to drift away in between the blissful vibrations of Crystal Singing Bowls.  Melt away stress & anxiety, while improving your sleep and mental well being.

 

To be held at the Westfiled Yoga Center

94 N Elm Street - Suite 211 Westfield, MA 01085

This one and a quarter hour long class is offered 

Thursday evening June 9, 2022

7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Fee:

Members use their prepaid class packages:

Eight class package members deduct $10 from their package.

Sixteen class package members deduct $9 from their package.

Non-members pay $12

Pre-registration is Required

Call or email to register

(413)-568-8989 *** E-mail Westfield.yoga@Verizon.net

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room.

You can also register online Click Here

What is Tai Chi? 

Led by

Lenny Burlingame

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Thursday Morning 9:00 AM

July 7, 2022

Click Here for class information

and to register

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What is Tai Chi? 

Led by

Lenny Burlingame

What to Expect

The theme of this class is to bring slow rhythmic movements in harmony with the breath to promote deep relaxation.  We will explore releasing, also known as sung, through soft, smooth, circular, spiral and rhythmic  movements. Sung is a principle in Tai Chi that can be experienced without learning the complexities of a Tai Chi form.  We will explore how these ideas can be integrated into daily life and, if desired, in learning a Tai Chi Form.  Open conversation among class participants will lead the direction of the information shared.  This class requires no prior Tai Chi experience just a willingness to learn.

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Upcoming program dates

Thursday Morning 

9:00 AM till 10:15 AM

July 7, 2022

Fee:

Members use their prepaid class packages:

Eight class package members deduct $10 from their package.

Sixteen class package members deduct $9 from their package.

Non-members pay $12

Pre-registration is Required

Call or email to register

(413)-568-8989 *** E-mail Westfield.yoga@Verizon.net

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room.

You can also register online Click Here

The Power of Breath and Stillness

     

 

 

   

Led by

Chaitali Brahmbhatt

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Tuesday Evening 7:30 PM

October 18, 2022

Click Here for class information

and to register

The Power of Breath and Stillness

         

Led by

Chaitali Brahmbhatt

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Enhance your yoga with this special meditation program.  Join Chaitali to learn and experience forms of breathing to regulate not just the breath, but the life force itself.

These breathing practices will prepare you for meditation.  You will learn and practice several different types of meditation, overcoming compulsive busyness and harnessing the quiet that already resides within.

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Upcoming program date

Tuesday Evening

July 26, 2022

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM

Fee:

Members use their prepaid class packages:

Eight class package members deduct $10 from their package.

Sixteen class package members deduct $9 from their package.

Non-members pay $12

Pre-registration is Required

Call or email to register

(413)-568-8989 *** E-mail Westfield.yoga@Verizon.net

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room.

You can also register online Click Here

Yoga for Recovery

Discussion, Movement & Meditation

 

Recovery is regaining control, creating a shift in perspective & initiating life-long behavioral changes.  The discussion portion of this class allows us to connect with like minded people.  By moving the body we reduce stress and with guided meditation we calm the mind.  Yoga for Recovery, allows you to take back your power of well being!  

Each 90 minute class includes:      

  • An opening discussion on a relevant topic to learn and to share.

  • Gentle, mindful movements to release tensions from the body.

  • Yogic breathing techniques to reduce stress and anxiety.

  • Guided meditation to quiet the mind.

Every session makes you feel more grounded by bringing the body, mind, and spirit together.

Classes are led by Jolie Therrien, a Trauma Sensitive Hatha Yoga teacher. As a long time member of the recovery community, her teaching is infused with compassion and an open heart.  Understanding that recovery is a unique & individual journey for everybody, Jolie provides a safe, non judgmental space for you to feel peace, to share and to be yourself. 

 

All recovery is important whether it's drugs, alcohol, a loss of a loved one, gambling, depression, PTSD….  Let's walk down the road to recovery together with Yoga for Recovery and take back the power of well being!

 

You are Amazing

You are Worthy

You are Deserving

Let's SHINE Together!!!

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What is Tai Chi? 

Led by Lenny Burlingame

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Thursday Morning 9:00 AM

September 22, 2022

Click Here for class information

and to register

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Yin Yoga 

Led by Melissa Johnson

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What to Expect

Yin is a passive floor-based practice either seated or reclined.  Poses are held for about 3-5 minutes followed by short periods of gentle movements where we will access deep layers of fascia and connective tissue to help bring comfort and relief to the joint system.

Dress comfortably and if you'd like, bring a favorite blanket and/or pillow!  We will also have access to props here at the yoga center.  Some props (pillows, blankets, blocks) may be needed to more comfortably relax in a pose.  Let's join together to alleviate tension, enhance breath awareness, and develop mindfulness all while bringing some relief to our joints and connective tissues!

Upcoming program dates

Tuesday Evening 7:30 PM

January 3, 2023

Fee:

Members use their prepaid class packages:

Eight class package members deduct $10 from their package.

Sixteen class package members deduct $9 from their package.

Non-members pay $12

Pre-registration is Required

Call or email to register

(413)-568-8989 *** E-mail Westfield.yoga@Verizon.net

A sign-up sheet is also available

in the Westfield Yoga Center waiting room.

You can also register online Click Here

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Emily

Salnick

Emily was called to yoga as a teenager as a means of healing and working through life challenges.  This is also when she became interested in including yoga as a spiritual practice in her life.  She is passionate about honoring the roots of yoga:  Her aim is to pass along knowledge of the history and philosophy of yoga while emphasizing movement, breath and introspection as healing elements.  Emily teaches inclusive classes which reference the Yoga Sutras, psychology and anatomy.  Compassion is at the foundation of both Emily's personal practice and her teaching. 

 

Emily's certification as a Yoga Instructor comes from My Vinyasa Practice based in Austin, Texas.  As one who works in Human Services and is a current graduate student in Clinical Psychology, Emily is very interested in trauma-informed practices. She enjoys a wide variety yoga ranging from meditation and gentle restorative classes, to moderate traditional yoga, to fiery vinyasa flows.  Emily is grateful to those who share their practice with her.  In turn, she creates an empowering space for all.

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