All Levels Flow to Music
As a certified Wellness/Health/PE teacher, Sam taught yoga and mindfulness to Needham High School seniors with the goal of providing a resiliency tool box. Sam is taking a 1 year sabbatical from teaching Wellness in Needham to explore the world of yoga more deeply.
Sam completed the 200 hour One Voice Yoga Teacher Training in vinyasa flow. She studied Women's Studies/Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Physical Education at Bridgewater State University, and Health Education at Cambridge College. Sam lives in Holliston, Ma, with her husband, Brian, and her two German Shepherd Dogs.
In her free time, she takes long walks in the woods with her dogs, and loves to ski, sail, and be close to the ocean. Sam has a lot of energy, with a contagious upbeat demeanor. She is dedicated to creating safe, meaningful, and authentic yoga experiences for all students in her class.
My practice style emphasizes mindfulness, energetic flow, self- reflection and exploration. I have been practicing for 16 years and teaching for 7. I am trained in Flow, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Power, Therapeutic, Restorative, and Chakra Yoga and have explored countless other styles through personal experience. Each of these styles of yoga has taught me something unique and valuable. I use my experience with each of these styles to create the best experience for my students in the moment. Each class is unique and requests are always encouraged.
Do yoga. Be happy.
I studied classical and contemporary styles of dance in my youth and have always found joy and grounding in moving meditation. I have had a regular asana practice for over 10 years and have always noticed how good yoga made my body feel. But as I ventured down my spiritual path, I woke up to how my inner world changed through my practice. I am grateful for all the lessons from my mat, and how they inform my life off the mat as well.
In 2013 I completed the 200- hour Yoga Teacher Training at Inner Strength Studios, and now I get great joy out of sharing the message of yoga in the studio and also at my full time job as a Speech Language Pathologist in a hospital. Mindfulness, breath, and meditation are profoundly healing both for people recovering from injury and for the rest of us! I'm so grateful for the opportunity to share my practice with the Black Crow Community. See you on the mat!
What started as a hopeful experiment to ease anxiety, transformed into a way of life and something that I find gratitude from every day.
I believe yoga serves as our greatest reminder that we are always in transition. Moving from one situation to the next can feel unsettling and I am incredibly grateful that this practice provides the space to slow down. Yoga feeds a way to reconnect our mind and body, using our breath to stay grounded and present.
What brought me to try my first class, was the physical aspect, as well as the mental and emotional benefit yoga offers. The impact of yoga in my life continues to serve as a reminder to show up on my mat. I strongly believe that yoga delivers us the opportunity to get curious about what is going on in our lives. Yoga teaches us to stay patient and build strength, as we shift through our transitions on and off the mat.
Yoga has given me a whole lot of freedom and continues to be a space where I can play, strengthen, process, and surrender. My intention as a teacher is to offer students that same freedom, to create exactly what they need, while encouraging them to challenge any doubts.
I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jacqui Bonwell at the Canton Yoga Shala, and I am forever grateful for her and all my other teachers who have offered their teachings on and off the mat.
My Yoga education includes training and Study with Taylor and Phillipe Wells, Sara Meeks, Gurmukh, Ana Forrest, David Vendetti, Shiva Rea, Jennifer Yarro (Thai Massage) and deeper anatomy and movement study with Julie Gudmestad, and Doug Keller. I was certified with the Yoga Alliance since shortly after teaching, currently an E.R.Y.T (experienced yoga teacher), I am now nearly complete with my 500 hour certification with Daniel Orlansky (of Meridian Yoga Flow). As a Reiki Master and teacher, I bring energy work into the classroom (perhaps from a distance if not on contact). I also now practice Thai Yoga Massage and LOVE the beautiful massage dance of energy, compression, immense healing, and lazy-mans-yoga that it is. During Thai Yoga Massage, I practice Metta (loving kindness energy work - standard for Thai Yoga Massage) and Reiki. Recently certified in Diving Sleep Yoga Nidra (Jennifer Reis), I also offer deeper healing services.
Ground, Glow, Shine from your inner voice, and therefore co-create. If not all of the above, then one. If not in one day - then maybe sooner than you ever thought. However it is ALL attainable with continued regular visits to that little rectangle on the floor.
Vinyasa Flow yoga to music is a vigorous, athletic style of yoga. We focus on connecting breath to movement through a continuous sequence of postures. We stretch and strengthen our body, mind, and spirit!
We practice heated, not hot yoga. The studio is heated to approximately 80-85 degrees. It will feel comfortably warm, allowing you to safely stretch deeply, and you'll sweat from the athletic nature of the yoga. You'll leave feeling refreshed and renewed.
Classes are set to music and teachers prepare their own playlists to reflect their unique styles.
Fri Nov 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Sam Martyn
Sign UpSun Nov 19 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Lauren Farenga
Sign UpMon Nov 20 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lauren Farenga
Sign UpMon Nov 20 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sam Martyn
Sign UpMon Nov 20 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Lauren Farenga
Sign UpTue Nov 21 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Brenda Lovette
Sign UpTue Nov 21 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Sarah Apgar
Sign UpTue Nov 21 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Sarah Apgar
Sign UpWed Nov 22 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm with Lauren Farenga
Sign UpWed Nov 22 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm with Julia King