Black Crow Yoga
201 Broadway • Arlington, MA 02474
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Unheated All Levels Flow to Music


This class is taught by:

Brittney Burgess

Yoga has the powerful ability to create transformation. My yoga practice has supported me through some of the most challenging and the most joyful times in my life, and continues to be a beautiful reminder to love myself, challenge myself and take care of myself - a message I always seek to share with my students.
 

With a background in psychotherapy and sport psychology, I strongly believe that the mind-body connection is present at all times, and that every person has tremendous potential within themselves. Yoga has filled me with a self-acceptance, intuitive listening and the ability to use my breath wherever I am. As a teacher, I provide the dynamic tools that will help students on a journey to grow, heal, empower and ultimately transform not only their bodies, but their lives!

 

I believe in creating a community of joy and love, and I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to do this as both teacher and student through this transformative practice!

Becky Small

Yoga has changed me into a more positive, confident woman. Growing up, I was never the athletic type. I struggled with my weight and, in turn, my confidence. In 2001, I started working out - weight training, cardio, anything to get my heart rate up. I loved the rush I got but found that a lot of it was triggering pain in an old injury in my back. Then I stuck around the gym one day and took a yoga class. I loved how I felt after my first class. My muscles felt like they had worked but I did not feel sore in the way I had with previous exercises. I started to practice more and more, trying various teachers and styles. I was getting stronger and, at the same time, getting calmer. Yoga made me feel comfortable in my body in a way I had never felt. It changed my outlook on life in general and has allowed me to become a more optimistic person.
 

In 2008, I completed the YogaWorks 200 hour teacher training with Natasha Rizopolous and began teaching immediately. YogaWorks is based on a blend of Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga practices. I slowly started teaching more and more classes and moved away from my day job. I love seeing the changes in people, both adults and children, as they deepen their yoga practice. My classes tend to be a moderately paced, alignment- based vinyasa. Some classes are more gentle or vigorous than others. I have taught yoga in many different environments with students varying in skill level and ages, from toddler to senior citizens. Modifications are offered in all classes in order to be accessible to all students.

 

In addition to teaching yoga, I have a small art business making funky one-of-a-kind clocks. You can check them out at www.bsmalldesigns.com. I feel truly blessed to be able to combine my various passions to make a living. I love sharing the yoga practice with my students and hope to do so for years to come.

Amanda Vallimont

I am a Black Crow-bred yogi. I stumbled into my first yoga class when BCY first opened and it has been a beautiful relationship ever since. Yoga helps me stay grounded and real. It connects me to what is important as well as challenges me to step out of my comfort zone. I love the challenging physical asana side of yoga as well as the spiritual practice. Both help me to carry my practice off the mat.

The teachers at BCY inspired me so much that I decided to go for my certification and trained with Rolf Gates, fulfilling my 200 hour certification. I teach a strong, grounded practice that allows you to be yourself and tap into something deeper. I encourage my students to meet their minds and bodies with compassion and allow the effects of yoga to transform them slowly.

When I'm not teaching yoga, I teach high school theology and also run a school Yoga Club.

Jenna Hussey

A dedicated student of yoga for over seventeen years, Jenna began instructing classes in 2007. Her experience in the field of massage therapy profoundly informs her instruction of yoga postures and conversely, her yoga practice continues to evolve her understanding and awareness of body mechanics and self care.

Jenna has extensive experience working with beginners. Specializing in classes that focus on foundational yoga postures and principles, she has led countless introductory classes and workshops throughout her teaching career. She has a welcoming spirit and the ability to structure lessons so that newer students feel included and successful.

In addition, Jenna is a trained and experienced practitioner of TM and traditional forms of mantra meditation, and is also a long-time student of Advaita Vedanta and Indian philosophy. All this study and experience lends itself beautifully to her commitment to supporting herself and others in managing stress and finding connection, comfort, ease and freedom in both body and mind.

Brenda Lovette

In our fragmented world, there are so few spaces where we are invited and encouraged to show up as our whole selves: mind, body, and spirit. My yoga practice and the classes I teach create that precious space.
 

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!

Vinyasa Flow yoga 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!

The studio is heated to approximately 80 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.

Each class is a unique experience. Our teachers have a variety of backgrounds and perspectives. Classes will vary to reflect the unique style and personality of each teacher. That's the beauty of flow yoga!

Class is appropriate for all levels of experience and beginners are always welcome. If you are new to yoga or have an injury or limitation, please let the teacher know so he/she can offer modifications and give you extra support.


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 22 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Brittney Burgess
  • Sun Jul 23 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Becky Small
  • Sun Jul 23 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Sarah Apgar
  • Mon Jul 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont
  • Wed Jul 26 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont
  • Fri Jul 28 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Brittney Burgess
  • Sat Jul 29 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Brittney Burgess
  • Sun Jul 30 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Becky Small
  • Sun Jul 30 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Jenna Hussey
  • Mon Jul 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont
  • Wed Aug 02 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont
  • Fri Aug 04 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Brenda Lovette
  • Sat Aug 05 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Sun Aug 06 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Becky Small
  • Sun Aug 06 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm with Sarah Apgar
  • Mon Aug 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont
  • Wed Aug 09 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Amanda Vallimont


*Community classes are drop-in only. Online sign up is not available
$10 cash or check only, please. Memberships also welcome.