ABOUT motion center yoga + OUR MISSION
We are a collective of independent yoga instructors, teaching in a beautiful renovated Mill, Hope Artiste Village, minutes from the East Side of Providence. While our styles vary, we all offer skilled individualized instruction that honors the deeper aspects of yoga. Classes are dynamic, inspiring, deeply relaxing, and centering. We offer a wide range of classes including Iyengar Yoga, Kundalini, Anusara, Slow Flow, Hatha Yoga, Kids and Family Yoga. Our Intro to Yoga and Beginner Yoga will give you a firm foundation for any style you may choose to practice. We are currently offering the only on going Feldekrais class (Awarenss Through Movement) in RI. As a collective each yoga teacher is "running her own business" and sharing in the upkeep of the studio. This model allows for both affordable classes as well as gives the teachers the opportunity to earn a living wage. It fosters learning and community by honoring both the student and teacher.
3/25 No Family yoga due to spring break
enter building through 1005 main St (the side doors are now locked)
Location: Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Suite 8116, Pawtucket, RI, 02860. Phone: 401.654.6650
Parking: For day time classes and during wintertime farmer's market (Saturdays 9-1pm): Lots on Main St, and 2 on Dudley St. Also, there are spots on the side streets off of Main St across from the Hope Artiste Village. In the evenings after 5pm, parking right on Main Street and Dudley Street is easy to find.
WELCOME PASS- new students UNLIMITED YOGA for
1 week for $25. Come and try a few classes.
INSIGHT MEDITATION 1st & 3rd Thursday Sitting Meditation, Dharma Reading, & Discussion 7:15pm. All welcome. By donation.
NEW at Motion Center Yoga: Functional Integration (FI),one-on-on, hands-on Feldenkrais Lessons with Sumati Eberstadt, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner CM. Call 401-453 8284 for appointment.
Community Gentle Yoga with Naama: Every Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, by DONATION. starts 12/1 This class is suitable for beginners or those wanting a slower paced class. Although this class is not a therapeutics class, it may be appropriate for those recovering from illness or injury, seniors or anyone who fatigues more quickly. Each class will be 60 minutes and include an active asana practice and time for relaxation and breath work. We will focus on the foundations of Iyengar yoga- detailed instruction, alignment, increased strength and flexibility, focus and self awareness. Email/call with any questions.
Family Yoga with Elyse Cohen Rotondo Join Elyse, founder of OM Kids Yoga RI, on Saturdays 10-11am for Family Yoga (ages 5-10) Motion Center Yoga @ Hope Artiste Village. Come enjoy a class and the Winter Farmer's Market! Practicing yoga postures with a new, fun and playful approach helps us all to decrease our stress and increase our joy and connection.
Saturdays 10-11am $15/2 participants, $5/each additional (max $25)
Elyse Rotondo, founder of Om Kids Yoga RI, teaches classes, workshops, retreats and camps throughout RI. Classes are filled with age appropriate poses, relaxation & breathing techniques, art, music, movement, imaginative play, and a lot of FUN! Yoga helps kids and families to build strength and confidence, to focus, and to learn how to calm down and relax. All abilities welcome.
Feldenkrais Method with Sumati Eberstadt
NEW Thursdays 10-11:15am and Sundays 5:15-6:30pm, $15/drop in, $120 for 10 class card*
Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons are the gentle movement sequences created and refined over 35 years of teaching by Moshe Feldenkrais. The idea that awareness improves action is a simple and obvious one. The Feldenkrais Method offers a straight-forward, practical application of this understanding. You can learn to be aware, relaxed and present while in action, and find the tools you need to recover from the effects of stress, overwork, chronic pain or injury. An ATM lesson might focus on a specific part of the body, or involve developmental patterns and basic human movements such as crawling, reaching, rolling,bending or breathing. These virtually effortless movement sequences are often done comfortably lying down, to eliminate the need of engaging the anti-gravity work, and to increase relaxation. The emphasis is on exploration, creating freedom of movement and deepening awareness. There is no preset goal to achieve or model to imitate. You move at your own pace and learn to recognize self limiting habitual patterns or movements.and to experiment with easier and healthier alternatives. Feeling comfortable and moving without strain are integral to the method. *3 month expiration on 10 class card
Comfort your Neck and Jaw
Saturday February 25th, 2-5:00 pm Cost: $30 **pre-registration required by Wed 2/22. For information, contact Sumati at: email@example.com
Maybe it’s all the sitting we do, or stress and high pressure in our contemporary lives, or the lack of full-body outdoor activities like climbing, digging, throwing. Whatever it is, there seems to be an epidemic of jaw pain and tooth grinding, sore necks, sore shoulder muscles and difficulty turning the head. In this afternoon workshop we will address these issues, and offer some relief.
I’ll be teaching two Awareness Through Movement lessons, one each for the mouth/jaw and the neck/shoulder connections. I’ll also offer some “quickies”, short sequences and movements that you can do at home as self-help when your neck or jaw are in distress. You’ll get descriptive handouts, so you’ll be able to remember the lessons when you need them.
This will be an afternoon of caring for yourself, an investment in your ongoing health and well-being! You will get more out of life, and be able to put more back in, when you learn to take care of your own stress and discomfort. To me, that’s one of the gifts of The Feldenkrais Method: we learn that we can become our own best teachers, and explore and improve ourselves everyday. I hope you will join me!
Saturday February 25th, 2-5:00 pm
**pre-registration required by Wednesday Feb. 22**
Motion Center Yoga
1005 Main St, Ste 8116
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
For information, contact Sumati at:
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction - TBA
We will be hosting the Insight Meditation Community of Providence
on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:15pm. Meetings include a 40 minutes sitting meditation practice, a 20 minute reading from the work of a Dharma teacher and a 20-30 minute facilitated time for reflections and sharing about the reading and the practice. All are welcome.
FIND US on:
Website for the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States. Visit here to learn more about Iyengar yoga.
Website for the Iyengar Yoga Association of New England. Please consider joining our Association to support disseminating the teachings of B.K.S Iyengar throughout the New England region.
Global guide to yoga studios, instructors, ashrams and retreat centers.