the MASSAGE studio - Brattleboro, Vermont massage

Yoga as Self Massage

Tuesday Night Yoga is held at Darlene’s barn, 16 Williams Street in Brattleboro, Vermont, just a half mile down the street from The Massage Studio office. It is a lovely space overlooking the Whetstone Brook.  


When: Tuesday Nights

Time: 5:30-7:00PM

Where: 216 Williams Street, Brattleboro, VT
Cost: $15/class (drop-ins welcome)

Directions: From Main Street take Elliot Street all the way to the stop sign.  At the stop sign make a right onto Williams Street. Go about a mile and #216 (Darlene’s Barn) will be on the left just before the bridge.

 

This is a Moderate Yoga class using yoga to relax and help remove stress and tension that is held in the body from repetitive use, stress, and injury.  The focus on the class is how to heal our bodies with compassion, mindfulness, and curiosity.  


All levels welcomed.

Each class consists of gentle warm ups, how to breath properly, instruction on yoga postures and contraindications/variations for practicing safely.   The focus is on moving at an appropriate pace for each individual.  Learning how to be mindful in order to be aware of what is happening in the body/mind as we practice. Learning how to be in the present moment, not pushing or striving, or holding onto or pushing anything away.  I consider Yoga as a self-massage and have found it extremely beneficial for healing injuries, creating a sense of well-being, and using yoga as a tool for transformation over time.  

I have studied well over 500 hours in the Kripalu tradition and over the years I have studied several other styles of yoga.  As a Massage Therapist I incorporate and draw on the therapeutic effects of yoga which utilizes not only asanas (yoga postures) but includes practice of the classical eigth-limbed path including; Yama (discipline), Niyama (restraint), pranayama (breath control), pratyahara (sense-withdrawal), dharana (concentration), Dhayana (meditation), and Samadi (ectasy).  

I encourage students to move at their own pace, relaxing into the postures, and listening to their own body’s wisdom and needs to make adjustments where needed.  Over time students develop strength, flexibility, and skill to practice with confidence, mindfulness, and joy.