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Lali Haines

lali webI came to yoga at a time of major life change, after years of working long hours as a physician while becoming a wife and mother along the way. After 17 years of delivering babies, I gave up practicing obstetrics and reshaped my medical career. But those years took a toll physically: long hours with little sleep, and a neglect of exercise and good nutrition for myself, while giving all I could to my family and my patients. A good friend recommended I try heated flow yoga as a way to empower myself physically, while learning a practice that could help quiet my mind as well. It took only one class for me to realize the power yoga would have in my life journey. I find a joy on my mat that keeps me smiling for the rest of the day. I hope to bring that same joy to my students.

Lali Haines is a certified registered yoga teacher, a board certified obstetrician-gynecologist and Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is on staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is delighted to be able to bring these two disciplines together, allowing yoga to be accessible to both new and seasoned practitioners throughout their pregnancy.

Spirit Bear Buzz

'Come here to fall in love with Yoga (all over again, if applicable).
If you happen to be new to yoga or want to perfect you're downward dog, I highly recommend the Intro Series -- Christy and Lali taught mine and both were supportive, knowledgable and adorable in every way...'

Jillian H. via Yelp - read full review here 


'...In the the few months that I've been going, I've attended classes taught by five different instructors and they've all been amazing. Most classes are an hour and a half, but they do offer an intense hour long class on Sat mornings that they call the Hour of Power. I've seriously never sweated so much in my life as I do during these classes...'

Stephanie F via Yelp - read full review here


'This studio is one of the best around. I used to live down the road and took classes here regularly enough to become a studio assistant.  The heat and temperature at Spirit Bear is by far the best I have seen. A lot of placed in Boston I have been to don't seem to have it quite right.  Spirit Bear is also CLEAN!!! I hate going into a class where there are sweat puddles and hair from the previous class on the floor. I really like the instructors (who are educated and in tune) and the flow of the classes are great. I wish there were more studios like Spirit Bear in Boston.'

Courtney via Yelp - read full review here