Black Crow Yoga
201 Broadway • Arlington, MA 02474
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Restorative Aroma Yoga w/ Deep Relax


This class is taught by:

Vera Ventura

Vera Ventura is originally from Miami, where she immersed herself in the pulsating beats of Latin music and culture. She moved to NYC at 14 to pursue acting, but also became a staple in the club scene--dancing until late in the night. While at Skidmore College, she traveled to India and fell in love with yoga when she witnessed a 90-year old man standing on his head!
 

Since then it’s been a journey of self-discovery, disciple, and acceptance--through recovery, yoga, buti yoga, meditation and the healing arts of aromatherapy & touch. She completed her masters from Harvard University in education in 2012, and focused on mindfulness.

 

Vera has also completed her 200-HR Vinyasa training at Prana Yoga, 200 HR- Buti Yoga Teacher training at Ritual Sweat Society, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training at UMASS Medical Center, Kids Yoga training, and is a certified doTERRA aromatouch specialist.

 

Off the mat, she enjoys watching documentaries, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2 sparkly kids.

Kimberly Giardino

Kimberly first walked into a yoga studio in 2007 at the advisement of a physical therapist. She was recovering from a shoulder injury. In that first class Kimberly received more than she ever expected. It was the first time since competitive swimming as a child she was able to tune into her breath, and she was immediately hooked. With consistent practice and medical treatment she recovered from her injury and has been practicing yoga ever since. In the subsequent years, yoga has been a constant, a gift, which she has watched spread into every area of her life. Her practice has since helped her to face adversities with grace, courage and resiliency. Today, she feels incredibly grateful to share the practice of yoga as a teacher.
 

Kimberly’s teaching approach involves creating a learning environment that is safe, non-competitive, fun and loving. In just one class, students will likely sweat, meditate and laugh out loud as they learn to tune into their inner-self. Kimberly is known for her creative sequences, concise alignment cues, hands-on assists, authentic storytelling, and Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra. Every class is challenging yet accessible to both beginners and experienced practitioners, and those working with injuries. She works with students at every level to offer them the space for personal discovery, both on and off the mat.


Kimberly is thrilled to be a part of the Black Crow Yoga community and teaching team. She also feels incredibly grateful to have studied with a variety of talented yoga teachers in the Boston area since 2007. In 2017, Kimberly completed her 200-hour training at Kripalu Yoga & Health Center with Yoganand Michael Carroll and Cristie Newhart. Shortly after, she completed her Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra Teacher® training with Jennifer Reis. Kimberly is also First-Aid, CPR & AED certified. Oh, and if you can’t seem to find her, she is likely traveling, scuba diving, practicing yoga somewhere or snuggled up with her cat Nitrox.

 

ALIGN the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time set to relaxing music and optional aromatherapy in this 75 minute restorative yoga class.
 
Class will be followed by a deep relaxing savasana with optional massage. With modifications and props provided, this class is open to all levels.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 19 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Dec 26 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Jan 02 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Jan 09 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Jan 16 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Jan 23 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Jan 30 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Kimberly Giardino
  • Wed Feb 06 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Feb 13 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Feb 20 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Feb 27 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Mar 06 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Mar 13 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Mar 20 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Mar 27 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Apr 03 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura
  • Wed Apr 10 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm with Vera Ventura