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

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


This class is taught by:

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.

Desiree Savoia

It was the inspiring words of a yoga teacher that got me to fall in love with the practice roughly 5 years ago. Something along the lines of, living in the present moment, simply living in the here and now. Now, as a teenager struggling severely with anxiety and depression, this was a concept I never really thought about; as my thoughts raced from one to the next about things that weren’t even occurring yet, I barely had a moment to myself anymore. The idea of focusing solely on the present moment seemed so foreign to me but for the first time I let myself experience that freedom from my racing monkey mind. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders after that class, like I could breathe again. Needless to say, I was hooked! I have been practicing to maintain the idea of being present ever since.
 

I want my students to leave my class feeling the same way, if not better. I want my class to be a place of acceptance and non-judgment. An environment to practice self-love and self-care for not only your body, but maybe even more importantly, the mind. I want to teach my students to cultivate body awareness through breath, to align the two entities of body and mind. Creating a dynamic space of intuitive movement that brings about a state of peace to the mind and to move your body away from the dis-ease of everyday life. Embarking on a journey that encourages students to use their breath to guide their body to a place of complete and total surrender.

 

It was Black Crow Yoga after all where I began my yoga practice and it was from there where I was encouraged by Robin to get my teaching certification at YogaWorks Back Bay. After I graduated with a BS in Psychology from Salem State University last May, I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with Renee LeBlanc. This is where I got to delve into the alignment and fundamentals of the yoga practice. Since then I have been subbing classes at Mission Hill Yoga in Boston and working towards applying to graduate schools for mental health counseling in holistic studies, in hopes of aligning the mind and body forces to help those in need of alternative therapy.

 

I am so very honored to be apart of the amazing family and community and as eager as can be to continue my teaching journey through BCY!

 

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.

 

Sarah Apgar

My practice began at Black Crow Yoga.
 

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.

We believe that yoga should be accessible and affordable.
 
Our $10 Drop-ins are the same great classes and teachers, but at a bargain price; $10, cash only please. Memberships and class cards are also welcome.
 
These classes are drop-in only.
 
Online sign-up is not available for these classes.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Oct 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Tue Oct 23 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Desiree Savoia
  • Wed Oct 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Thu Oct 25 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sarah Apgar
  • Fri Oct 26 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Mon Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Tue Oct 30 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Desiree Savoia
  • Wed Oct 31 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Thu Nov 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sarah Apgar
  • Fri Nov 02 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Mon Nov 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Tue Nov 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Desiree Savoia
  • Wed Nov 07 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Thu Nov 08 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sarah Apgar
  • Fri Nov 09 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Mon Nov 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Jenna Hussey
  • Tue Nov 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Desiree Savoia
  • Wed Nov 14 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino
  • Thu Nov 15 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Sarah Apgar
  • Fri Nov 16 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Kimberly Giardino