I was a devoted runner who came to yoga with very low expectations in my late-40's and 4 years later I think I am in better head-to-toe shape than I have ever been. Yogapower was my first stop on this yoga journey and it is hands down my favorite place to practice. Each instructor has a slightly different twist (sometimes literally) that keeps yoga fresh for me and challenges me to go a little deeper or work on my that thing that I thought I would never be able to do ... and can now! Walking out of yogapower after a challenging class is a tremendous feeling; the world just feels like a better place. Thank you Jen for keeping the yogapower flame burning and bringing your own warm and special touches to the studio! - Meg K.
yogapower has been my physical and emotional haven. My husband and I happily juggle our three boys' schedule so we can make it to the studio every week.
Jen has guided and modified my practice so I've been able to continue power yoga while recovering from my athletic injuries. Jen's teaching style centers and calms my mind while also challenging my body.
Renee, Chris and Adena have helped me push my edge and strengthen my body. Through my practice I have developed greater strength and in turn, greater flexibility.
I consider yogapower to be a vital part of my life. Even on the busiest of days, making it to practice at yogapower is time that I relish whole heartedly.
- Mary P.
I started taking classes at yogapower at the behest of my girlfriend back in late July 2013. I have to admit that my idea of yoga going into my first class was that it would be more a meditative and spiritual experience, than a true physical workout.
I knew about a quarter of the way through my first class that I was dead wrong about yoga. It was an amazing workout, and after my second class, I was hooked. Making it to the classes on a regular basis became a priority of mine. I went as far as canceling my gym membership so as to free up more time to practice at yogapower.
The studio is clean and everyone taking the classes is professional and modest, regardless of their level of expertise, making it a truly comfortable and judgement free experience.
The teachers at yogapower are knowledgeable and helpful, and the number of "all levels" classes available make it easy for a student of any experience level to find time to get in a great practice.
Although there are definitely some standouts, I find each instructor and class unique in its own way. It is truly an exceptional and friendly staff.
- Joe C.
I resisted yoga for years. After being diagnosed with a congenital lower back injury at age twenty, and a severe back spasm five years later, I knew something needed to change in my daily life. I researched yoga studios in Waltham and yogapower studio popped up on my computer screen. Hesitantly, I went to the basics class. Never attending a yoga class and knowing very little about this exercise, I barely got through the first class without passing out. Yet, through the encouragement of fantastic teachers, I have been consistently practicing for six months with a virtually pain free back! My favorite part of this exercise is that it allows flexibility for each person, with their restraints (no pun intended!). I’ve always been completely open about my injury and each teacher has suggestions for modifying poses. Modification allows me to reap all of the benefits of yoga, with my body staying happy and healthy. I highly recommend this studio for individuals who are injured or not, to take a chance on a beautiful art form that can transform your life, inside and out. - Katherine L.
yogapower is an amazing yoga studio. The teachers create challenging, unique, and fun flows. Yet, they are aware and considerate of the different levels of students in the class, offering modifications for beginners and advanced students. What I have come to learn over the year and a half I have come to the studio nearly everyday is less about flows or modifications or the strength and flexibility of my body and more about the strength and flexibility of my mind. I have learned how and when to challenge myself and how and when to take a break both on and off my mat. I am so grateful to have found this place to practice how to balance on my head and in my heart. – Amity Q.
Recently my husband and I had to leave the gym where we had been taking yoga for seven years. We loved our yoga class there and thoroughly searched the area for a place to continue our dedicated practice. In all of our searching, none came close to the quality of your teachers and studio: Just yoga, all yoga, challenging thoughtful yoga, and no chatter. I appreciate yogapower's dedication to the practice of yoga and all it can do for you. You make it safe, clean, fun, meditative and affordable. We both feel lucky to have found this studio despite the half-hour commute three times a week. - Pam H.
I took my first class at yogapower about three years ago and I was instantly hooked! All of the teachers are absolutely inspirational and every single class is unique and challenging. yogapower really is a special place that is unlike any other studio I've been to, it is truly one of my favorite places to be!" - Meghan F.
I have learned so much from Renee over the years and always look forward to her classes. yogapower has a bunch if great teachers and I love every class I've ever taken. I am a big fan of noon classes and love that there's one everyday during the week. YP is a great studio and I highly recommend it to anyone at any level who likes Vinyasa flow. – Laurin P.
I first started going to this studio for the convenient class times and studio location. I am hooked because of the skilled teachers and excellent classes. Each teacher brings a different approach, but all are challenging, talented, fun and offer constructive and personal feedback. The studio space is light and airy, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Love the temperature! It is a great place. – Hannah P.
A few years ago I was doing physical rehab for herniated cervical discs. The therapist told me that I needed to do more stretching to work on restoring the lost mobility and to strengthen the muscles. One of her suggestions was yoga. I was hesitant so I started doing a combination yoga/Pilates class at a local health club. It was OK, but I felt it was falling short of what I was looking for. My girlfriend (now my wife) had been going to yogapower for a number of years and she was very happy there. She signed me up for a beginner’s workshop and not long afterwards I was hooked. One of the things I felt missing from the health club approach was that the instructors led the class by doing the routines and left me wondering if I was doing the positions correctly. And the routines were choreographed and constant. So twice a week for three months I did the exact same 60 minute class. yogapower changed all of that. The Yogis are very watchful of the class and are always working with everyone to improve their practice. Renee and Adena, and all of the other yogis, really know how to help you get the most out of the practice. They are very encouraging and supportive, and they can coax more and more out of you when you think you have nothing left. And their classes are always different. You may do many of the same positions in every class but the transitions and sequences are always changing. So now I have been a regular at yogapower for about 2 1/2 years. I feel better than I have for a very long time. My neck and shoulders, while still in need of work, are getting stronger and my mobility is improved. But even more important, I went to yogapower for the physical benefits and found out that yoga is so much more. I am feeling more confident and more relaxed. I use yoga breath at work to help center me and to bring myself back to focus when I start to get stressed. I am still very new to yogapower but seeing what it has brought me in the few years I have been there, I most definitely look forward to where this path may lead me in the future. My only regret is that I didn’t start much sooner. -Joe R.
Renee and her staff at yogapower are the best around. Over the past two years since becoming a student, I have been soulfully inspired, physically challenged, and spiritually transformed. The atmosphere is always positive, nurturing and fun! Also, love the background music :) - Sellena D.
I love this studio! Renee is an inspiring, masterful teacher who encourages students to practice on their personal edge. She has a relaxed, authentic teaching style and brings humor (and a great playlist) to every class. I wish I could practice at yogapower everyday! – Julie M.
Every single time I walk into yogapower, I walk out having learned something new. It could be about my practice, my body, my limits, or how far I can push myself. It has helped me grow and excel on my mat and in my running. The classes are fun and energetic, with music and heated classes, but the heat is not overwhelming. When I am sweating in class I want to know that its because I am working hard, not that its from the heat of the room. yogapower has made a difference in my life and I cannot imagine a week without it. I even have friends and colleagues noticing the ongoing changes and continued happiness the studio brings me. – Katherine G.
yogapower is not just a studio to practice yoga. If you want to truly understand how to learn and improve your poses, this is the only place to be. The instructors not only "instruct", but they watch us carefully so they can understand how to help us. You feel like the instructor is watching you and talking to you in positive and helpful ways. If you are looking to become more fit, healthier, more in touch with your body and even happier, yogapower is the only place to go. – Sabina F.
The classes at yogapower are a great combination of being challenging and fun. All of the teachers take an interest in the students and offer guidance, modifications and encouragement while helping them further their practice. – Dale F.
Having been to only a handful classes of yoga with my daughter, I was a little apprehensive when I joined Renee's yogapower Studio a few years ago. That disappeared under Renee's warm guidance and expertise.
My body was stiff, inflexible, untrained, but I slowly became stronger, more flexible, more focused and I became more confident. I enjoy each practice, ready for the new poses, the new challenges that Renee brings to her classes. I am not looking for perfection but for a sense of well-being.
I renew my energy, I breathe, feeling rejuvenated and at peace.
Thank you Renee for your enthusiasm, your encouragements, your beautiful spirit. – Odile P.
Loved my Tuesday night class with Renee, she is amazing instructor. This was my first class with her. I will be back! - Andrea
Yoga is an important part of my life. It keeps me both mentally and physically fit. I was concerned about finding high caliber studios and instructors in the suburbs of Boston when work brought me here two years ago. yogapower quelled those concerns quickly.
I very much appreciate the abundance of well – taught classes with good instructors that have enough difference in style to always make it interesting. In addition, the workshops have helped me deepened my practice, helping unite prana and pose. Finally, I am deeply grateful to Renee for her excellent instruction in private sessions.
She has managed to remove many mental and physical blocks in my practice through her patient and intelligent teaching. I also appreciate how Renee encourages everyone in a class to experiment with new, often challenging poses. And, it is wonderful to have her nice humor, strength and grace cueing you in your practice. - Sondra V.
I am in my mid 30s and it took me this long to finally experience yoga for the first time. Everyone I knew who practiced some form of yoga loved the experience. What I didn't know is that I would get the hardest and most rewarding form of exercise through power yoga! My first yoga class was an awakening because it I worked muscles I didn't even know I had! While I continue to get challenged in every class, the reason why I continue to come back to yogapower is because the instructors allow the freedom to laugh, the strength to push harder, and the acceptance in all our yogi levels. The space is not intimidating and I love all the times available because my schedule is erratic. My yoga class is the treat I look forward to every week! Thank you yogis! - Kara
As a yoga practicer for over 30 years, I find yoga power to be the place where I can go and practice in a warm, clean, supportive and meditative space. Because the environment is so positive, it has become a family affair with my son and daughter joining me at yogapower whenever they are home. I am thankful for Renee and the space she has created. - Barbara E.
Whether my days are calm or stressful, easy or difficult, my sessions at yogapower inevitably become the highlight of my week: an intense, joyful, experience that leaves me drenched in sweat and emerging with the glow of accomplishment and peace. The teachers welcome me to stretch my capabilities (pun intended), while simultaneously inviting me to practice at my own level regardless of those around me. The perfect combination of motivation and acceptance, resulting in the perfect session for me every time." - Nicolas B.
Just wanted to say thank you for the 7PM class last night. I was attending regularly, and had to stop for a few months. It is good to be back! I love your humor and descriptions of how to do poses. I find the classes help with everything from mood to general well being. – Rose R.
I had been attending yoga classes in Boston for several years and felt like no matter what class I went to something was missing. One Sunday a friend of mine was going to Waltham and attend a class at yogapower. I had never been so I decided to come along. An hour and a half later I found what I had been looking for all those years. An inviting, warm atmosphere, a challenging, exciting flow taught by a knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. I was hooked! Since then I have made yogapower a part of my weekly routine my abilities have increased and I have deepened my understanding of anatomy and asana. I highly recommend yogapower. Try it, you will never want to practice anywhere else. - Adrienne F.
It has been 3 years since I practiced at yogapower. I had moved far away and have had 3 children in the meantime. Though it has been 3 years I still fondly remember all the teachers at the studio and my time there. I found each teacher to be incredible and I was able to do more for my core than ever before. I not only found a great work out, but friends. I think yogapower is an incredible place to get a great work out and friends to go along with it. Thank you all for the time I had with you and no other studio or teachers has measured up!! - Tracey L.
Today i was able to conquer my fears and did BOTH a handstand AND a
traditional headstand (with my elbows on the floor). As you know, for
months I have only been able to do tripod headstand. Now my focus will be on doing both without the wall assist. ....and it's all thanks you my friend. You are truly a fantastic yoga instructor. I'm grateful that you quit whatever it was you used to
do and followed your true calling. – Carly V.
yogapower studio is without a doubt the best studio around. Not only does yogapower provide the most challenging classes and have the best prices, Renee is such an inspiration! She has created such an amazing space. Her love for the practice and her students is so encouraging, you will not want to practice anywhere else. Her classes always leave you feeling great, no matter how sore you were when you started. Every class is different so you will never be bored. If you think yoga isn’t for you, just try yogapower. When I began practicing yoga about a year and a half ago, I could barely touch my toes and had no muscle tone whatsoever. Now I’m doing arm balances, inversions, splits, and proudly call myself a yogi! Renee and her staff provide the best direction and adjustments you’ll be doing things you never thought you could. The practice has done so much for my body and my mind, it is extremely rewarding. I love the practice! I am so grateful to have such amazing teachers, Renee and Adena are the best out there. Honestly I wouldn’t go anywhere else! - Jessica S.
yogapower quickly became my favorite place to practice. The studio, with its high ceilings and large windows, is both comfortable and inviting. The teachers are all dedicated to the practice and to your progression as a student of yoga. Renee’s classes are refreshing, creative and fun. Adena’s approach to teaching is challenging and upbeat. Since I have been practicing at yogapower I have been able to build my strength, deepen my practice and further discover the joy of yoga! I would highly recommend this studio and its teachers. - Lindsey P.
I started going to yogapower in November and always leave feeling
really good; mentally and physically. I'm challenged by the poses and
love when the teachers introduce new poses. It's a really great
environment and I find that I get a lot more out of my yoga workouts
than my gym workouts. I love it! – Kristen G.
Renee and the other wonderful teachers at yogapower provide a welcoming environment where you can challenge your body and relax your mind. Renee inspires her students with her depth of knowledge and strong yoga practice and invites them to reach their own potential with practice, devotion and a sense of humor. I am grateful to have found yogapower. - Sandy H.
Fun, inspiring and a better workout......you feel better after a session at yogapower than you did before, every time. - John M.
My experience at yogapower has been absolutely wonderful. Just by going once a week over the past couple months I have noticed a difference in my stregth and flexibility. I also find myself benefiting mentally from yogapower. I leave each class feeling a more clear minded and peaceful than when I arrived. I have only wonderful things to say about yogapower. - Katie G.
I walked into yogapower doubtful and not knowing what to expect. I was skeptical and intimidated by yoga. The thought of touching my toes was terrifying. I left my 1st class and was hooked. Two years later I am still hooked. It's the best the studio! I really believe that the teachers make all the difference. They set the tone of the studio and make all levels feel welcome. There are poses that I struggle with and they constantly remind and support me that yoga is a practice and you will get there! - Andrea
I cannot say enough to recommend yogapower! The flow is creative, fun, and accommodating to all levels. The studio is well heated, the teaching is compassionate, and the workout is challenging. All of the teachers are fantastic and they each bring something different to the table. yogapower keeps my practice rounded and fresh, and the instructors are always available to answer questions or suggest modifications to help make a pose easier or more challenging. If you are considering yoga, I encourage you to drop in and check it out. See you at the studio! - Audrey H.
I’ve been coming to yogapower since shortly after it opened five years ago. The facility is clean and well maintained, and the instructors are LOVELY, every last one of them. I do have my favorites (see you next Monday Tom!) but have yet to attend a practice that I didn’t enjoy. Yogis of varying levels can easily merge into a class and make it work for them, with the guidance of the instructor. I’ve also organized a private class for my family (thank you Renee) which was a lot of fun, and a big hit with my family. I’m often asked by friends and co-workers about the students and also want to note that the students at yogapower are kind and friendly, and happily quite varied in age and gender. – Rebecca C.
yogapower is my favorite studio in the Boston area! The studio is so clean and bright, the teachers are gifted, and I always leave feeling renewed and happy. The teachers are extraordinarily good at offering modifications for different levels, injuries, pregnancy, etc.
- Jennie G.
My yoga practice is at the center of my life. It keeps me eating healthy foods lightly, it keeps my middle aged body strong and flexible, and creates in me an overall lightness which makes every aspect of life better. Although getting these benefits for me is a major commitment, these are precious things and worth every minute spent. Renee is a supremely gifted teacher and inspirer who powerfully leads by example. All the teachers and yogis at Yoga Power contribute to a wonderfully positive feeling of community and shared purpose. I always feel happy when I enter the studio, regardless of how I felt in the parking lot. - Jane S.
For years I have been hearing the benefits of yoga and listening to other yogis talk about how addicted they were to their studio. I tried several studios and just never felt what these people felt. That all changed when I found Yogapower. This is the only studio that challenges me and keeps me coming back. The instructors are amazing. I learn something new everytime I go! There is no attitude here! I have been to other studios where it is all about what you wear or who you know. The minute you walk into Yogapower you feel at home. The people are welcoming and the instructors want to make you a better yogi. They want to make sure you are doing the poses properly and not hurting yourself. Renee, Sheryl, Tom, and Adena are the BEST! - Kimberly K.
I don't break out of my exercise/daily routine mold all that easily. Life is busy .. sometimes a little too full .. and I know that I can tie on my shoes and get a good workout in 45 minutes AND be outdoors, which I love. But I broke a toe nearly 2 years ago and that forced me to look beyond running. A friend suggested yoga and I came to yogapower thinking that it would probably be better than doing nothing. Talk about low expectations! Now I wish I'd broken that toe 10 years ago. I still love to run when my hamstrings permit, but the classes at yogapower have opened up a whole new world for me. I practice with different instructors for different reasons (love them all!), and I have thoroughly enjoyed the core & upper body strength that I have never had before. Most of all tho, I love the way I feel after a good, hard practice (and yogapower has plenty of those) -- I feel ready to go back out into the world and make it a better place. Or at least not ... fall apart when my day gets out of control. – Meg K.
I came to yogapower almost more than 3 years ago. I was an avid cardio
junkie recovering from a pulled hamstring. My physical therapist recommended
Hot Yoga as my next step to get the hamstring stretched. I walked into my
first class hot yoga class ever at yogapower. All I can remember is I
wanted the heat to be turned down, but I kept coming back because I liked
the message, and I knew somehow this was going to be good for me. My
personal trainer recently told me I had very flexible hamstrings - now I
took that as a big compliment. I practice 2-3 times week and more if I can
manage it. I can nail a tri-pod headstand, hold bound side bend, and my crow
is getting there. It is great to always have something to work toward.
Renee and her staff are very welcoming, and she makes the program very
affordable. She practices what she believes. How good is that? – Debbi D.
A few years ago, my 20-year-old daughter and I (her 40-something mom) decided to go yoga studio shopping; my daughter had been diagnosed with lupus and as two formerly very active athletes, we thought yoga might be a good way for her to exercise and de-stress. Fortunately we found yogapower early in our foray. So much to love:
- Jane F.
- It is a kick-ass workout—anyone who thinks it is not, has not been to a power yoga class taught by Renee. I am a former competitive long-distance runner so I know physical challenge and a class at yogapower is quite remarkably an amazing full body workout.
- The teachers, all with their own individual styles, share an ability to teach a serious class in a light-hearted way. It is a place where you can tip over or look foolish without feeling like a fool. They make it clear that something is hard for everyone, that our bodies are not created equal and that when you are on your yoga mat, it is only about you. I am pretty darn competitive in other places but the Yoga Power teachers good-humored, caring, down-to-earth style of teaching and correcting and complimenting and adjusting enables their students to just be about themselves.
- Yoga Power is clean and the studio’s atmosphere is lovely without feeling "too precious." It is not a place where everyone is dressed in the latest most expensive yoga gear and the range of clothing, ages, body types, runs the gamut. The diversity is great. I truly think it is a place where anyone, no matter the background, would feel comfortable.