ABOUT motion center yoga + OUR MISSION
We are a collective of independent instructors, teaching in a beautiful, renovated mill, 84 Fountain Street, 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 ongoing Feldenkrais class (Awareness 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.
10/26 Thurs Feldenkrais cancelled
WE are in our new space!
Our new space is 84 Fountain St, Pawtucket, right off Exit 29. Its a storefront so you can enter from Fountain Street. Lots of street Parking and 2 lots.
We will be expanding our offerings so check back for more classes and workshops.
The Insight Meditation Community of Providence meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 7:15pm. All are welcome. Meetings include a 40-minute sitting meditation practice, a 20-minute reading from the work of a Dharma teacher and a 20-30-minute facilitated time for reflections about the reading and the practice.
NEW this fall at motion center yoga:
Intro to Iyengar Yoga with Naama Gidron
Thursdays 5:30-7:45pm October 5,12,19,26
4 weeks/$50 Pre-registration Required
Learn the basics of Iyengar Yoga. Classes will include postures, relaxation and breath work. Participants will develop and increase strength, flexibility, awareness and confidence. Personal attention and props help participants to progress. All are welcome regardless of fitness level.
Functional Integration (FI), one-on-one, hands-on Feldenkrais Lessons with Sumati Eberstadt, Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner CM. Call 401-453-8284 for appointment.
Feldenkrais Method with Sumati Eberstadt. STARTS 9/19
Tuesdays 6:30-7:45pm, Thursdays 10-11:15am, $15/drop in, $120 for 10 class card* STARTS 9/19
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
The Magic Roller: For a Pain Free and Flexible Spine
A Feldenkrais Workshop with Sumati Eberstadt
Sunday, Nov 5th 2-5:30pm, cost $35, Pre registration required
Doing Feldenkrais is usually a pretty low-tech endeavor. Still, now and then we use rollers - in this workshop, soft rollers - to move, soothe and invigorate your spine and pelvis.
“The Magic Roller” is a series of Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons that use a simple rolled up blanket or towel to provide support, stimulation, new sensations and unfamiliar feedback to your system. These ATMs are incredibly relaxing. The uneven surfaces help loosen up all those small joints along the spine and ribs. They amplify the effect of the movements you make. The roller is placed along your length, in the middle or a little off-center, or across your body in various places. It is firm enough to provide clear support and a bit of instability, but soft enough to be comfortable and welcoming. We roll, rock, slide, oscillate and twist with the roller. Fun and restful, challenging and unusual.
We will focus on freedom of the pelvis, spine, and ribcage. You will learn to let go where you are tight, move where you are stiff, and breath in unfamiliar places. You’ll have a simple, low-tech tool to use when your back aches, or when that place between your shoulder blades, seizes up. The Magic Roller is a way to keep your back pain free and flexible, or simply to relax your whole self when rest is what you need. Restorative, effective and do-able!
The Magic Roller, Pre-Registration Required
Sunday, November 5th, 2:00-5:30, Cost: $35
Motion Center Yoga
84 Fountain Street, Pawtucket
For information and to register, contact Sumati at
A walk on Your Back: Walk with Ease and Reinvigorate Your Spine
A Feldenkrais Workshop with Sumati Eberstadt
Sunday, January 14th 2-5:30pm, cost $35, Pre registration required
Snow Date Jan 21st
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction - TBA
Studio News: We moved to 84 Fountain street,Pawtucket. Expanded schedule coming this Fall.
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.