Metta Yoga Seacoast
See below for information about our on-line classes.
The studio is closed for in-person classes.
Read Jan's message from March 12 also below.
My Dear Metta Yoga Family
In light of the recent order by the governor limiting gatherings of 25 people in single space, I have decided to temporarily close the studio. I realize the impact this will have on all of us – myself included.
It was an agonizing decision, as I know how important our yoga is to all of us. My oldest son, Sam, asked me yesterday "Mom, how are your helping if you are bringing people into a shared space?" My initial response was that right now there is so much fear and with our yoga we can come together on our mats for a moment and give each other a sense of peace and a feeling of love and comfort. I know that feeling is present and resonates with us all.
However, I now realize that we must step away and give this world a chance to mend. As we move together through this journey and take a step back, let’s be grateful for what we have built together. It's not about us right now – it’s about this world.
I have faith in you – in all of us in this community of ours that is now 12 years strong.
I am connected to everyone and everything.
Make eye contact, smile at someone.
Give everyone love and comfort at this time.
I am forever grateful to my yoga family.
My heart is full every time I enter the hot room.
Thank you for sharing your heart.
Let’s heal together as we move onward.
I promise I will see you in the hot room soon.
May you be healthy.
May you be safe.
May you be happy.
May you live this journey with each other.
HOT VINYASA FLOW - 60 MINUTES
Vinyasa means “putting together in a certain way”. Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga characterized by the intentional stringing together of postures, in order to move from one to another, seamlessly with the breath. This mindful movement is normally accompanied by music, beginning and ending centering/grounding with breath work. Studio temperature 85 - 90 degrees.
YOGA SCULPT & STRENGTH - 55 MINUTES
Yoga sculpt has a strong focus on strength and intensity. Sculpt practice combines cardio and light hand weights. This sixty minute class has a mental and emotional focus that keeps you challenged. End class with a reflection and an awareness of your breath feeling grateful to start your day. Yoga Sculpt is an athletic yoga practice which combines body weight and light free weights with gentle cardio to build up your strength and endurance. Moves include a variety of bicep curls and squats while holding different postures. This class combines music that will keep you motivated in your practice. Studio temperature 85-90 degrees.
YIN YOGA - 60 MINUTES
Yin Yoga is designed to help you sit and stay, longer and more comfortably, in meditation, by stretching the connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive and slow practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Yin Yoga is beneficial for yogis and athletes, and for those new to yoga. Yin can be beneficial at any age and stage of life. It is also used to help recovery from injury and can help with emotional well being. Yin Yoga also helps to stimulate the lymphatic system. Yin Yoga is the yin to the yang practice. Studio temperature 72 degrees.
BIKRAM YOGA - 90 MINUTES
26 postures done in sequential order designed to open the body up slowly and gradually. Your first set of the postures will help you bring more awareness and compassion to your body, so that second set is met with an open heart and gratitude allowing you to go beyond as you listen to what your body needs that day. Do what you can for today and never stop trying. Studio temperature 105 degrees.
BIKRAM EXPRESS - 60 MINUTES
The same original Bikram Yoga method but this one is only 60 minutes! Some of the postures are only done once and some flow sequences are incorporated. No experience necessary, beginners welcome! Great if you are on the fly. This class is offered early mornings - sweat it out before your day starts. Studio temperature 105 degrees.
Jan Allen founded Bikram Yoga Seacoast - now Metta Yoga Seacoast - in 2008, bringing to the North Shore and the Seacoast a yoga studio deeply rooted in yoga tradition.
In the process, she also created a wonderful community of people.
The studio continues to specialize in the classic Bikram Yoga hot 26 posture beginner's 90 minute format, and also provides a 60 minute Commuter Express version that is offered early mornings.
In addition, the studio offers classes in three other forms of yoga: a Vinyasa Flow practice which involves synchronizing the breath with a continuous flow of postures, a Yoga Sculpt practice that focuses on strength and intensity, and a Yin Yoga class that focuses on seated and supine poses at a slower, more passive, pace.
Also, through its Special Events series, the studio provides the opportunity to experience additional yoga disciplines led by guest teachers expert in their fields.
In the spirit of metta - loving kindness - Jan's studio will inspire you to live not only healthily, but also vibrantly, compassionately and joyfully.
Thank you for this yoga. Thank you for this life.
The journey of self begins in the space of compassion. Add loving kindness to yourself today. What do you need today? With movement comes a healthier more proactive mindset.
Strengthen, sweat and realign your mind and body. Movement of your body can awaken your most vibrant self. Just show up and be with yourself and us.
Be gentle with you, embrace and awaken your most vibrant self. You are enough. I hope you enter this safe place with an open heart and a willingness to be a better stronger you.