Black Crow Yoga
201 Broadway • Arlington, MA 02474
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transformative practice. welcoming community.

All Levels Flow to Music . $10 Community Class* (Drop-in Only, No Online Sign Up)

This class is taught by:

Sam Martyn

Sam has practiced yoga in various forms for eight years. After a series of long-lasting concussions, yoga was a vehicle for recovery, helping Sam to regain physical, emotional, and intellectual strength. She loves yoga and practices it as an expression of her true self.

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.

Emily Chicojay

I started practicing yoga when I first began college through the university’s fitness classes. Soon after, I sought out studios to attend classes on a more regular basis and found that the benefits of these classes were extending to other aspects of my life. As I’ve moved from place to place yoga has always been the constant in my life, whether I attend a class at a studio or make time to flow on my own. Despite all the ups and downs of life, yoga provides a grounding connection to your body and mental clarity to move through the world with strength and resilience. I seek to provide a space for all students to enjoy and explore these experiences.

I received my 200-hr YTT at It’s Yoga Nica in El Ostional, Nicaragua, a program based in the Ashtanga practice. I offer classes that include creative flows and a restorative cool down. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced student, you’ll find modifications and suggestions that suit your body’s needs.

Off the mat, I’m a MPH in Urban Health candidate at Northeastern University. I hope to advocate for intersectional sexual health and reproductive rights and work toward diminishing the prevalence of social and health disparities.

Lauren Farenga

I do yoga everywhere I go. It’s just part of who I am. Yoga has shown me how to be my authentic self and feel empowered. Yoga found me when I was going through a very difficult time as a teenager. Yoga gave me the self awareness and mindfulness to make it through, and I have honored my yoga practice ever since. I enjoy teaching others yoga because I feel like I am giving them the skills to make it through their difficult times. In my classes I explore deepening the mind-body connection and the concept of taking your yoga skills off the mat.

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.

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.

The perfect place to begin!

Designed for those completely new to yoga, Flow Foundations focuses on the foundations of the vinyasa flow yoga practice to music, with emphasis on listening to our bodies and progressing at our own pace. More experienced yogis or those coming back to yoga after an injury or after time away also benefit from our focus on alignment and nurturing our practice.

Try a Flow Foundations class if you're looking for a slower-pace class and seeking to improve your understanding of the basics. Begin, refresh, or reawaken your practice here!

Community classes are our same great classes and same great teachers, just at a bargain price. $10 cash only, please. Memberships also welcome.

Community classes are drop-in only; online sign up is not available.

Classes are set to music and teachers prepare their own playlists to reflect their unique styles.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Nov 17 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sam Martyn
  • Mon Nov 20 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Farenga
  • Fri Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sam Martyn
  • Mon Nov 27 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Tue Nov 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Wed Nov 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Farenga
  • Thu Nov 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Fri Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sam Martyn
  • Mon Dec 04 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Tue Dec 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Wed Dec 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Farenga
  • Thu Dec 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Fri Dec 08 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sam Martyn
  • Mon Dec 11 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Tue Dec 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Wed Dec 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Farenga
  • Thu Dec 14 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Emily Chicojay
  • Fri Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sam Martyn