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Make YOU happen. Join our yoga community and take advantage of our empowering classes, workshops, trainings and retreats built to inspire you. We’ll help you create a practice plan to fuel your life and give you the ongoing support you need to meet your goals–whether they’re aimed at maintaining sanity, improving health, building fitness or anything in between–all year round. Already a member? …awesome! Schedule some one-on-one time with one of our teachers, take a retreat or join teacher training and find out how you can expand or tailor your practice.

Roll Away Stress and Constriction

Roll away stress and constriction with two weekends of  workshops presented by Nancy Bernhard, Lisa Clark, and Francesca Vitale.

Join us as we explore the power of Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls to ease pain and muscle tension, reset posture, hydrate fascia, and relax deeply.

Sunday June 2, 1-3 pm LOWER BODY LOVE
Focus on your feet, legs, hips, and lower back

Sunday June 9, 1-3 pm UPPER BODY LOVE
Focus on your upper back, shoulders, neck, and head

Balls will be provided for the workshop, also available for purchase.

$25 each workshop; $45 for both
Preregistration encouraged but not required.

FALL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

AUG 31ST – DEC 7TH, WEEKENDS ONLY SEE SCHEDULE

LIMITED TO 20 STUDENTS | INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING

Think of how much shifts in a 60-90 minute practice…how you feel after savasana. Now times that by 200. Spend 200 hours on you this Fall.

Life is yoga.  In this training you will learn how to bridge the gap between what you feel and how you move on your mat, and how you feel and how you move through your life. Experiencing change in your life is always difficult–but working to create change within yourself is even more so.  This training will be both one of the hardest and one of the best  things you’ll do in your life.

This training is intentionally kept small so that there is the chance to individualize this experience and so that you can be fully heard and seen. While there are no exams, this training will push you to be present, to participate and to do the deep personal work the practice of yoga asks of us. While tough–physically, mentally and or emotionally– at times, it is well worth the work you will put into yourself and well worth the very real, concrete results this yoga training process consistently delivers–whether it be in the form of life changing experiences, shifts in old and sometimes self-sabotaging habits & patterns, a new level of understanding of and accessibility to this 3,000+ year old practice, or anything in between.

REGISTER NOW

See our Teacher Training page for more details or to register and or email jaclyn@beinunion.com with any questions.

The Couple Poses That Will Change Your Life

If you’ve been to my class you’ve heard it before: Follow what feels good, what gets you to breathe. It’s more important than it sounds. It’s learning to listen to your body and understanding what it really needs and what supports it.

In the first few years I practiced yoga I would consistently start moving my mat and think “this feels good”. And then I’d go to work and think “this feels horrible”. In fact, at that point in my life what I was really thinking was “I’d rather be hit by a bus than go to work”. Then I’d land in savasana and think, “I feel love and I feel supported and nurtured”. And at that time I’d go home and think “meh” or be met with questions from friends as to why I was spending so much time on yoga (me).

It took me at least a year or so to figure out how to get my legs above my head for a “handstand” and another year to coordinate some semblance of side crow. In finding flight, even if some days meant landing on my face or my ass, I could feel there was so much more I was capable of. The seemingly impossible felt possible. So when my old, and last!, boss told me I couldn’t teach yoga and practice law on my own, I already knew it was possible and I quit that job right then and there.

When I decided on respecting myself and my ex enough to get divorced 9 years ago I was drawn to the more powerful poses like warrior II that invited and allowed me brief moments to embody confidence and strength, to regain my focus and intention. If I practiced these poses enough during the week I was able to stitch together moments in my day where I could conjure the same empowered and courageous self.

Then several years ago I found camel. Not the one I struggled in for years to find breath and support for my low back while I fought off the urge to throw up and kill the teacher in. The actual heart opener, the throat opener, the comfort in being so incredibly vulnerable and willing to allow my body to feel whatever was in that heart of mine. The scary as hell
camel that attempts to keep my tough love character and logically driven brain in check. The one that has trained my body, sometimes annoyingly, to soften when I feel anger, causing my mind to voluntarily follow suit…eventually and against its will at times.

Vulnerability may not be what you’re looking to cultivate. And that’s okay. We’ll all have different things we need at different points in our life. The important thing is we learn to figure out what these poses and what this practice does for us, how it effects our bodies and minds…and figure out how to use it to support and empower our true selves. As I always say: the more we engage in this process on the mat, the easier it gets to do in our day to day.

This week I invite you to figure out those couple of poses that will change your life.

Hint: follow what feels good and what gets you to breathe…that will point you in the right directions. For me I have an inkling I’ll be exploring (oh shit!) deep hip openers and core strength. Keep you posted.

High five to the journey!

SMALL GROUP YOGA TRAINING: SUNDAYS IN JUNE 2-3pm

Jaclyn will run a Small Group Yoga Training if we can fill the 10 spaces available. Think personal training meets yoga minus the 20 chatarungas a vinyasa class typically offers. Each class will be slow and specific, allow ample time to address anatomy, alignment and questions…and cater to your specific needs and goals. This class is especially for anyone new to yoga, anyone with ailments, injuries or questions and those looking to improve mobility, agility and or strength.

Limit 10 Students. Registration is available by clicking on the “sign up & pay” button for class located on schedule page.

Supporting Kids & Young Adults with Visual or Mobility Impairment

ATH SM Grossfeld-Globe 11-2014Jaclyn RAN the 2019 Boston Marathon for Adaptive finish 2019Sports New England (a non-profit Org dedicated to increasing access to and participation in sports among kids and young adults who have a visual OR mobility impairment) to help make sure all children have the opportunity to chase their dreams, be a part of a team and have a chance to intentionally and purposefully be in their bodies.

PLEASE HELP US REACH OUR $3,000 GOAL BY APRIL 31, 2019 BY DONATING HERE: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/team-adaptive-sports-new-england-boston-marathon-2019/jaclynkryzak?

YOGA RETREAT & ADVENTURE

Mexico City & Puerto Escondido

Nov 2nd – 9th, 2019

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This is an all out adventure, nature and culture immersion, culinary experience and yoga retreat that will have you energized and leave you fully recharged. We’ll wake up with the world, rejuvenate, indulge, soak up the sun, explore  and sleep like babies. Whether you’re new to yoga or have practiced for years, whether you traveled before or not… this retreat is for you. All you need to do is have or get a passport and register now.
See the Retreat & Trainings Page for more info and Registration.

KIDS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING

FLOW & GROW KIDS YOGA

Nov 30 – Dec 2, 2018 hosted by b|e. in Union Yoga

Completed your 200 YA certified training? Register and get credit for continuing education, plus learn to:

Connect to yourself, the environment and children
Remember being a child through play
Learn kids yoga poses
Empower children to resolve conflict
Create lesson plans
Lead age appropriate meditation and relaxation
Practice Teaching and receive practical feedback
Connect and grow with others in the field
Ideal for educators, clinicians, childcare workers, parents, and anyone that loves children and teens

REGISTER AT WWW.FLOWANDGROWKIDSYOGA.COM
(Register for 2 or more and save $49 each. Email for discount:
lara@flowandgrowkidsyoga.com)
Early Bird (through 10/1): $449
Regular: $499