Nov23 2013

Boston Loves Yoga for Women

Saturday November 23rd 2013, AT 3:52PM   | Leave a comment

down-under-mainJust moved back to Boston where I spent a few years at the BU School of Public Health and am sooo excited to be in “beantown”.  Now, you may think of Boston as the “bean”, or a city for runners, or where the real tea party started giving representation to taxation.

OK, enough of the state’s progressive politics! Get this! Forbes recently ranked Boston the 7th biggest yoga city, saying that city residents are 26 percent more likely to practice yoga than the general population.

Under normal circumstances, the opening of a new yoga studio in Boston, while amazing, wouldn’t exactly be big news. But in the case of the new Down Under Yoga in Brookline (Down Under already has a studio in Newton), the news is pretty huge. That’s because four master teachers are coming together to create the new studio.

One of those teachers, Patricia Walden, was named “one of the leading teachers in the world” byTime magazine. She’s an Iyengar yoga teacher who studied under B.K.S. Iyengar himself for more than 25 years. She is also one of only two senior Iyengar instructors in the U.S. and says that yoga is a lattice of relationships woven over many years between senior teachers, trainees, assistants, and practitioners.

Interested in a yoga retreat? We’re aiming for a midlife women’s day of retreat and relaxation in Boston. Email for more information!