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Clive Whittaker

clive webVinaysa Power Flow Yoga and Spirit Bear helped me find the thin healthy person that we all have inside of us. At 46 I walked into Spirit Bear suffering from weekly migraines and daily headaches. Fran greeted me with a big smile and changed my life in 75 minutes, and the migraines and headaches disappeared within a few months, 40 pounds fell off and I feel like I'm 25 again. I can't go a day without doing Yoga.
In the book by John Capouya "Real Men do Yoga" he sums how to practice power Flow Yoga. It builds strength and helps improve our well being. What he missed is the enthusiasm, fun and community that we feel when we share our Yoga. Power.
Yoga is not what the average Gym member thinks. I've have seen even the toughest strongest members of our military smile and say " that was hard work! I can't wait to come back."
Teaching - It's impossible to put into words the joy of seeing a fellow Yoga student grow and improve every time they come. Sharing a small variation of a pose that needs twice the energy to hold or seeing someone find a meditative state in the middle of the hardest workout that they have ever had fuels my passion for leading a class. I'm very grateful to everyone who comes to my classes and that has contributed to my growth as a teacher. Your energy and love for Yoga fuels mine for the Yoga world is truly is a mirror.
We practice Yoga and will all be students for the rest of our lives because the possibilities for improvement are endless. I look forward to sharing, Namaste
Clive is third generation African, born in Zimbabwe. In his mid twenties, he spent five years as a professional sailor and crew on large yachts. He has been married for twenty two years to Lisa. They have two children, both in college. When he's not teaching and practicing Yoga, Clive works in Information Technology sales but we suspect that he is really thinking and doing Yoga every waking moment.

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