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Kay Hall

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I first came to yoga following a running injury in 2011 - months of half-marathon training and lengthy cardio workouts had taken a toll on my body, both physically and emotionally.  I had always thought of yoga as "a bit of light stretching" and I reluctantly went along to my first power yoga class (at Spirit Bear!) at the recommendation of a physical therapist.  I instantly knew that I wanted to incorporate the practice into my life, and couldn't wait to get back on the mat.  I found the combination of breath and movement to be both energizing for the body and calming for the mind.  I was amazed at how much better I was feeling - my body was growing stronger, and my stress levels were vastly improved. Things that would have easily irritated me a few weeks prior didn't bother me as much - I was more tuned-in to my emotions - I found that breath awareness is a powerful tool to use both on and off the mat.  

I was hesitant about committing to the yoga teacher training at first, but knew that I wanted to take my yoga to the next level. I really had to step outside of my comfort zone, but I'm so pleased that I did.  I am very excited to be teaching the practice that I love, and truly believe that everyone can benefit from yoga. I love watching my students challenge themselves and transform through their practice!  When I'm not teaching (or practicing!) yoga, I love to be outdoors, hiking, or running the occasional road race.  I enjoy cooking vegetarian and vegan delights, and love to experiment in the kitchen - baking healthier versions of cakes and treats.  I'm a craft beer enthusiast, and volunteer at beer festivals as often as I can!  

I'm thrilled to be teaching at Spirit Bear and can't wait to see you on your mat!

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