Every Thursday, 6:00-7:15pm
June 8 – August 31, 2017
A vibrant group of instructors lead power vinyasa flow for over 200 students of all levels. This style of yoga provides a space for all to challenge themselves, release stress, expand energy, and tap into the beauty of trees, grass, and water found at Boston’s most historic park. Sessions are held on the lawn adjacent to the Frog Pond Carousel.
Frog Pond’s seventh season of FREE Summer Yoga welcomes students of all levels. The talented group of instructors include musicians, writers, former college athletes, coaches, runners and cyclists.
Challenge yourself, release stress, expand your energy, and tap into the beauty of Boston’s most historic green space, the Boston Common.
Bring your mat, blocks, towels, belt and positive energy.
Brian Lam brings a playful spirit to his classes and loves to share his experiences with his students. Brian is a certified AcroYoga teacher, having completed both Level 1 and Level 2 teacher training with founder Jason Nemer. He is also a certified Baptiste Power Yoga teacher, having completed Level 1 and 2 with Baron Baptiste. Brian leads an invigorating vinyasa class in which he stresses the importance of individualizing each student’s practice to fit his or her own body. He encourages students to explore and be creative within the framework of the practice.
“This practice is accessible by anyone, regardless of size, strength, flexibility or injuries. I’ve had two major surgeries on my shoulder, yet can still practice, take care of my body, and feel the power of my body through this practice. This practice is a very physical practice, but we use the physical to access our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. It helps us achieve things we never thought possible. By being present to our body and breath and by giving ourselves permission to grow, anything and everything can open up for us.”
Sharon is a native of Belmont, MA and spent her collegiate career being trained as a classical musician. Never regarding herself as remotely athletic, she eventually found yoga in 2006 with the invitation from her sisters, after overcoming a series of personal losses.
“The practice was the one thing in the fog of everything at that time, that made me cry, laugh, trust, share, and taught me how to not take myself too seriously. Most importantly, the yoga practice woke me up to feeling again without running away or putting up barriers.”
Sharon’s practice evolved into volunteering at the studio which eventually led to becoming an assistant and teacher at the Baptiste Power Yoga Studios in Boston. She received her 200 hour training under Baron Baptiste and her 500 hour training under Rolf Gates. Sharon recently trained in yoga and 12 step recovery with Nikki Meyers and is working on fulfilling her certification with ChildLight Yoga to bring yoga to children. Off the mat she is a beekeeper, gardener, marathoner, lover of books, and has a passion for cooking and cycling as well as raising her best teacher, her toddler son who reminds her to be present.
Genevieve was immersed in yoga as a child, having gone to primary school at an ashram where all eight branches of yoga were part of her daily curriculum. During this time, she was featured in an instructional kids yoga video and book, produced by Integral Yoga. Years later, she became certified to teach in the Integral Yoga tradition, and later prenatal yoga during her first pregnancy. After a few years of practicing Ashtanga yoga, she became a devoted vinyasa yoga practitioner, and earned her vinyasa teacher certification.
Genevieve has been teaching yoga in the Boston area since 2003. Besides having a family, yoga has been one of the greatest gifts of her life. Genevieve’s classes are designed to uplift your spirit, ground your body, and quiet your mind. When she’s not on the mat, she can often be found running through the woods with her dog.
Lauren’s teaching philosophy is that yoga can benefit all body types; if you can breathe, you can benefit from yoga. The base of her classes is a focus on breath, while leading students through a series of asanas. The sequence and intensity of the class vary in accordance with students’ experience, energy and prowess. Lauren’s classes are accessible to beginners, while also challenging for intermediate students, with individual attention paid to each student.
“Being an avid athlete, marathoner, half-marathoner as well as tri-athlete, I am a firm believer that yoga helps us tune in and understand our bodies, it gives us the space to listen, and this space follows us off of our mat and into the world.”
Lauren has been practicing yoga for over 10 years, including Power Vinyasa Flow and Traditional Hot Vinyasa. She has taught in corporate settings at Oakley Headquarters and Under Armour Headquarters. She is 100 Hour Baron Baptiste Certified, 300 Hour Radiant Yoga Certified, 200 Hour Core Power Yoga Certified, and 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher.