Spring Cleanse with Jeanne
Spring is a time of renewal. Use the cleanse as a reset. Leap into spring lighter and healthier. Let go of the heavy comfort foods of winter and shift the way you eat as the seasons change. Leave behind habits that don't serve you well and learn which foods truly nourish your body and soul.
This is a food-based cleanse so you can carry on with life's responsibilities during the process. However it is recommended that you lighten your load for the cleanse period. Create a peaceful sanctuary for you to retreat into.
Cleanse will begin after Mother's Day and end before Memorial Day. Official Cleanse is 10 days but it can be customized longer or shorter.
Saturday, May 4th at 3 pm at Empower Yoga Studio Beverly
Cost of the Cleanse:
$90 First timer by May 1st*
$65 Repeat Cleanser by May 1st*
*After May 1st there is an additional $25
inquiries to Jeanne at Jeanne.firstname.lastname@example.org
This cleanse is not appropriate if you are pregnant if you are pregnant or have a serious illness
Congratulations to Kristan Marden who recently graduated 300-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and has now Completed over 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training!
Learn more about Kristan:
What brought you to yoga?
I had studied and worked in the fitness and wellness industry for many years, and I have always been fascinated by the mind-body connection. Yoga enriched my understanding of the power of being present and the role mindfulness plays in our daily lives. Yoga helped me stay fit and find "bliss," and my yoga mat became my sanctuary. For 90 minutes each day, I knew that no matter how crazy life was, I could find balance. Eventually my practice expanded into a lifestyle, a mindful and balanced way of living, one breath at a time.
Why did you want to become a yoga teacher?
My passion for yoga became my calling, my dharma: "that thing that you do, after your day job, in your free time, too early in the morning, too late at night. That thing you read about, write about, think about all the time. That thing you do when you're all alone and there's no one to impress, nothing to prove, no money to be made, simply a passion to pursue. That's it! That's your thing. That's your heart, your guide. That's the thing you must, must do." ~ upliftedvibrations.com.
Yoga is my "thing," and I want nothing more than to pass that passion on to the community at Solstice/Empower and beyond. I hope to teach skills on the mat that make a measurable difference off the mat. I believe we are all sharing in this life together, and the tradition of yoga offers us tools to stress less, smile more, untangle physical and emotional knots, and witness ourselves and each other without judgment.
When do you teach at Solstice/Empower?
I teach at Solstice:
Mondays 12:00 -1:00 p.m. Power Hour
Tuesdays 9:15-10:30 a.m. Power Yoga
Fridays 9:15-10:30 a.m. Power Yoga
I teach at Empower:
Mondays 9:00-10:30 a.m. Power Yoga
Thursdays 6:00-7:00 pm Power Hour
Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm Candlelight Slow Flow
I will also be teaching a special "Strength & Serenity" class at Solstice on Saturday, April 6th
For more information Click Here
As a teacher, I favor a vigorous yet peaceful practice, integrating the best elements of power yoga, teaching stability to foster mobility, and allowing space to explore anatomical precision and philosophical inspiration. My classes consist of a dynamic and powerful flow that emphasize creativity, strength, flexibility, and balance.
I have been inspired by so many teachers and styles over the years, but I still find my greatest inspiration from the students that step onto their mats each day and commit to themselves.
Share a quotation and/or message that inspires you?
My yoga journey has been guided by Patanjali's quote, "When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds.Your mind transcends limitations, your conscious expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be."
BIO: Kristan Marden 500 ERYT, YACEP
Kristan is a natural, intuitive teacher who is passionate about yoga. Her classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, using an approach that allows space to explore both anatomical precision and philosophical inspiration.
Kristan's teaching style is vigorous and playful, with a strong emphasis on both breath and mindful movement. Her classes consist of a dynamic and powerful flow that emphasize creativity, strength, flexibility, and balance. With her unique, calm style, Kristan imparts a peaceful atmosphere in the studio, thus allowing each student to cultivate physical strength alongside emotional balance and clarity. She hopes to teach skills on the mat that make a measurable difference off the mat:
"We are all in this together, and the tradition of yoga offers us tools to stress less, smile more, untangle physical and emotional knots, and witness ourselves and each other without judgment."
Kristan grew up in Marblehead, MA and lives there now with her husband and three children. After graduating college with a degree in exercise science and then working in the fitness industry as a Wellness Specialist, she was naturally drawn to yoga. Kristan is a Yoga Alliance 500 ERYT, YACEP. In 2018, she completed her 300 hour teacher certification at Down Under School of Yoga in Brookline, MA with Natasha Rizopoulos. In 2012, she completed her 200 hour teacher certification at Empower Yoga in Beverly, MA. Kristan also completed Jason Crandall's Essentials of Yoga Anatomy and The Art of Yoga Sequencing courses. In 2015, Kristan participated in Judith Laster's Experiential Yoga Anatomy course.
"I have always been fascinated by the mind body connection. Yoga has enriched my understanding of the power of being present and the role mindfulness plays in our daily lives."
Voting is now open for Northshore Magazine's Best of North Shore (BONS) awards. We all know how amazing Empower Yoga is - the talented teachers, the beautiful studio, and that toasty heat! Winning an award would be so exciting and help introduce Empower Yoga to folks who may not have heard about us! We want to bring the Peace, Joy, and Health of yoga to as many people as we can! Please help spread the word!
Please take a moment to vote for us! It will only take a minute of your time, but means so much to us!
Inferno Fusion Classes at Empower
5 - 5:45 pm Tuesdays & Thursdays
(starts Tuesday, March 5th)
10:45 - 11:45 am Wednesday & Fridays
Empower Yoga's 15th Birthday Celebration!
Saturday, March 9th
A HUGE THANK YOU
To our dedicated, loyal, supportive yoga community!
YOU are the reason Empower Yoga has been going strong for 15 years!!
Join us Saturday for Free Classes, Specials,
Raffle Prizes and More!
Rest of Today's Classes are ON!
Thursday, February 28th5:30 am class is CANCELLED
8 am Core Fusion with Wendy (sub for Lesley)
9 am Power Yoga (75 min) with Hayley
12 pm Power Hour with Hayley
4 pm Power Yoga with Eileen (sub for Carol)
6 pm Power Hour with Kristan
7:15 pm Warm Slow Flow with Kristan
Sign Up for Thursday Classes
Due to the predicted snow fall on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, the 5:30 am class has been cancelled on Thursday, February 28th
Class Open to Everyone & All Levels
All Proceeds go to Boston Children’s Hospital
Suggested Donation $20 (Cash or Check Preferred)
Happy Valentine's Day!
Give the Gift of Yoga!
Valentine's Day Special*
Buy Five Classes (at drop-in rate) 6th Class FREE!
$90 for 6-Class Pass (75/90 min Classes)
$75 for 6-Class Pass (45/60 min Classes)
*available Today - Valentine's Day Only
Gift Certificates Available in Any Denomination
6x Super Bowl Champions Specials!
6-pack for 6 Rings*
6 classes for the price of 5
(good for all classes - 75/90 min and 45/60 min)
TB12% off 10-class Pass*
(good for all classes - 75/90 min and 45/60 min)
$132 (regular $150)
*Limit 2 per customer
*Offer good for NEW purchases only
*cannot be combined with additional discounts
Change in Time on Super Bowl Sunday!
3 pm Power Yoga (75 min) with Deb (4:30 class is cancelled)
Super Bowl Sunday Schedule
7 am Power Yoga (90 min) with Jeanne
9 am Power Yoga (75 min) with Stephanie
11 am Warm Basics (75 min) with Susan
3 pm Power Yoga (75 min) with Deb
(4:30 pm class is cancelled on Super Bowl Sunday)
Rest of Classes Today are ON!
9 am Power Yoga (75 min) with Stephanie
11 am Warm Power Basics with Deb
4:30 Power Yoga (75 min) with Stephanie
Due to the impending snow storm overnight, and the unpredictable conditions of roads and parking lots in the morning, the 7 am Power Yoga class with Jeanne is cancelled on Sunday, January 20th. Please check the website, Mindbody and your email for updates on the rest of the classes on Sunday.
Thank you! Stay Safe, Stay Warm!
Arm Balance Workshop
Saturday, January 19th
2 - 4 pm with Emma
Join Emma for a powerful flow with ample opportunity to pause and build up to many arm balances including crow/crane, side crow variations, flying half pigeon, headstands, forearm balance and handstands.
When each balance pose is viewed as a layering or stacking of familiar poses, there is always somewhere to begin as well as to advance or grow in your arm balance practice.
With a focus on effective alignment and core engagement techniques students of all levels will leave class feeling strong and ready to take flight!
To bring the body into balance, class will wind down with deep releasing stretches and a peaceful savasana.