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Fran Cote

fran webI came to yoga about 6 years ago because I heard it was a "good workout." It was. I had been a long distance runner completing several marathons, but, because of knee problems had to stop running. I then took up cycling for about 4 years and completed a few century rides. I had always been active working out with weights and doing cardio.

At the suggestion of my daughter I went to a Baptiste Yoga class in Boston. It was incredible This powerful practice of movement & breath brought me to an inward contentment that I never realized possible. This powerful flow has become my passion and it became a natural progression for me to share this through my teaching.

I am 200 hour certified through Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge. I recently completed an eighty hour teacher training with Claire Este-MacDonald and Gregor Singleton at Baptiste Power Yoga Institute in Cambridge.
I have attended many workshops with Baron Baptiste, Bryan Kest, Beryl Bender Birch, Rodney Yee, Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, and others.

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