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; they range from Iyengar Yoga to Kundalini Yoga. 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 yoga 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.
Location: Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St, Suite 8116, Pawtucket, RI, 02860. Phone: 401.654.6650
Parking: For day time classes and on market day: there is a huge lot down Dudley Street or Warren Ave towards 95. You can walk up the hill along the building on Dudley and enter through the second raised staircase door, suite 8116 will be on your right. 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!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS AND NEW CLASSES:
Intro to Insight Meditation with Tracy Townsend,
Oct. 14,21,28 + Nov 11, 4 sessions/$50
This 4 week course, facilitated by Tracy Townsend, PsyD, is an Introduction to the practice of Insight Meditation or Vipassana. This course is designed for beginners and open to everyone. Each meeting will include instruction, meditation practice and discussion. If you have wanted to start meditating this is a great opportunity. For those with some experience, this class will help support and deepen you practice. Tracy has a non intimidating hands on approach and lots of experience facilitating groups.
Rooted in the Theravadin Buddhist tradition, at the core of Insight Meditation is the practice of mindfulness, the quality of non-judgmental awareness. Mindfulness is moment-to-moment awareness of what is happening within our minds, bodies and hearts in the present moment. Learning to live more fully in the present, attentive to our inner experience, we are able to respond to life with greater clarity, steadiness of mind, insight and wisdom.
Feldenkrais Method with Sumati Eberstadt, start Sunday Nov 1st
Sundays, 5:15-6:30pm, $14/drop in, $70/6 sessions (no class Nov 29th)
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 offersa 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.
Family Yoga @ Farmer's Market with Erin Vinacco
Saturday 10-10:45am, starts 11/7, Free class 10/31
$5/participant, siblings under 2 are free
Come move, breathe, play and relax together! Family yoga is active and engaging opportunity for families to connect in a whole new way. Practicing yoga postures with a new, fun and playful approach helps us all to decrease our stress and increase our joy and connection. Each class includes breathing practices, group and partner activities as well as tools to calm and focus our minds and bodies both on the mat and at home. Class concludes with time for quiet guided relaxation and rest even for the most wiggly bodies and active minds. All abilities welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult participant. Focus is on school-aged children (5-12) but younger and older siblings are welcome to join too. Aunties, cousins and grandparents are all welcome - bring the whole family!
Erin Vinacco is a native Rhode Islander with over 7 years of experience working with and children,parents and families. She finds joy in sharing both the peaceful and playful aspects of yoga and mindfulness with students of all ages and abilities and currently works with the non-profit ResilientKids to bring mindfulness into the schools. Her compassionate presence welcomes all students to the mat and allows everyone to explore and develop their unique practice at their own pace and comfort level. She is a certified Kripalu yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga and meditation for more than a decade. Erin has completed a 40-hour training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga through the Trauma Center in Boston and over 40 hours in training in teaching yoga to children, teens and adults with special needs through Creative Relaxation Yoga Therapy and My OmAbilities.
PARKING: There is always parking in the giant lot at the end of Dudley St or Warren Ave (these 2 streets flank the building). Its a 3 minute walk to the studio from there. The Farmer's Market gets busy and parking on Main Street can be hard.
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. For an Introduction to the practice you can attend Tracy Townsend's 4 week course starting October 14.