Lisa Natale, Owner/Founder
Powerful, sweaty and spirited with rhythmic beats, explore your edge in approximately 82 degrees. Opening out of the gates with sun salutes and all the major standing poses, expect a full array of asana including backbends, twists, core, at a vigorous pace. Cooling down with restorative poses and and an offering of cool lavender towels for savasana.
Flow Foundations (Beginner to Intermediate)
Flow Foundations teaches the basics of yoga poses and breathing techniques. The room is heated to approximately 78 degrees. The class is moderately paced to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance within a gentle, continuous sequence of postures. Foundations is designed for beginning and intermediate students eager to deepen your understanding and experience of yoga.
Lorraine started her yoga journey ten years ago at the age of 44. It began with just one class a week but it wasn’t long before she found herself returning to her mat more and more often. She craved the way yoga made her feel both physically and mentally. After practicing consistently for ten years she decided to jump into 200 Hour Teacher Training at the Yoga Loft in Wilmington, MA in the fall of 2020 and graduated in May of 2021. She also received her Level 1 Reiki Certification at that time. Her goal is to bring yoga to people who think they can’t do yoga. Her hope is that people come to her class, see her and realize that the images they have seen of “perfect” yogis are misleading. Her classes fall somewhere between beginner and advanced beginner with encouragement to use props and modification both up and down. She believes that humor, an open mind and a good play list are some of the keys to a good yoga class. Lorraine grew up in Somerville, raised her son Adam there and has previous teaching experience as a swim teacher and coach at the Somerville YMCA
Creative and fluid sequences, curated with an intentional anatomical or philosophical focus, explore the rhythm of body and breath while holding poses for several breaths. Cooling down with restorative poses. Perfect for those who like to explore each pose in a slower and deeper way, expect a slow to moderate pace with the potential for more challenging asanas, backbends, arm balances, or inversions.
Malaika received her 200hr RYT in 2015 and her 300hr RYT in 2021. She offers an accessible, compassionate, alignment-based yoga class with a focus on finding balance, mobility, stability and strength—which she considers the building blocks of life. Malaika teaches in and around the Cambridge area and crafts handmade jewelry.