spirit bear header foldforward 

Sharon Desmond

sharon desmond"In the end, all yogas lead to one great Yoga."- Swami Kripalu.

I came to yoga to supplement my athletic training. It was purely physical. I ignored the spiritual component for a long time but at some point I realized that in my life, I was less annoyed by the little things and generally happy all the time. I don't just mean happy, I mean HAPPY. Each experience became more alive to me, like a 3-D movie: the same visual, but so much more ALIVE in my perception. I went through teacher training years later, after having 2 kids, wanting to get more out of my practice. I then started to teach others to share what I found.

My yoga philosophy: just show up and be open to the experience. No judgments, no expectations. You'll learn to listen to your body on the yoga mat, then the world around you, and notice that the answers to all that you seek are there, just waiting for you to see them.


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