Yoga Classes at Boston Medical Center
What is yoga?
Yoga is a gentle exercise that incorporates a variety of practices, including postures or stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation. Yoga may be helpful for a variety of health conditions including back pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Practicing yoga can also help relieve stress and tension.
The yoga taught at BMC is a gentle form of hatha yoga suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners. Our yoga teachers are trained to provide modifications and adjustments to all poses so that you can learn and practice safely.
When are yoga classes held at Boston Medical Center?
Yoga classes are held each Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00-7:15pm in the lower level of the Moakley building. All BMC patients and employee are eligible to attend. Classes are led by Anna Dunwell, Registered and Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor.
Does it cost anything to attend?
The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities at Boston Medical Center is able to offer yoga classes to patients and staff through generous donations and grants from community supporters. So that we may continue to offer these classes to the BMC community, we are use a sliding scale donation program. With the sliding scale system, we ask that you pay what you are able at the time of the yoga class. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay. Although the suggested donation for each yoga class is $5.00, we ask that you consider the value that you feel you have received in the yoga sessions when making your donation. A locked donation box will be kept near the sign in sheets prior to each yoga class where contributions may be made.
What do I need to bring to class?
All supplies–mats, blocks and straps–are provided for you. Bringing a bottle of water is recommended. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in.
BMC Yoga in the news:
Stretching the Boundaries of Yoga, The Boston Globe