Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga combines breath and movement in a specific sequence to create an intense internal heat with a purifying and detoxifying sweat. Wendy started her professional career after graduating near the top of her class in athletic training at Springfield College.  She is now one of the top manual therapists in New England treating myriad of injuries and chronic pain dysfunctions. Wendy began practicing Ashtanga yoga in 1996.  She did her first teacher training with Beryl Bender Birch and Tom Birch in 2000 and has continued to study with numerous teachers, including David Swenson, Nancy Gilgoff, and Christine Hoar, and Kimberly Dhalmann.  She completed the RYT 200 teacher training with Kimberly Dhalmann from YogaEast Yoga in Maine.   As a teacher, she intuitively guides the body with hands on adjustments and modifications to create a safe environment, making the practice accessible to most everyone.

Yoga Classes


For beginner to intermediate students. breath with movement using an improvised sequence of postures from the ashtanga system in a shorten form. Pace is steady but relaxed with indivudual modifications so students can each deepen or modify as needed.


Mixed level class which will help build strength, stamina and flexibility. Pace is steady and dynamic with some more advanced postures. This class is a wonderful balance to any type of yoga practice. It is a well- rounded practice tied together with breath. Be prepared to sweat.


A 45 min vinyasa flow class to create energy, and grounded focus based on the ashtanga practice. A perfect start to the workday or when your time is limited.


The flowing sequence of the Ashtanga primary series .to upward facing boat pose. The sequence is tied with breath, with modifications shown. Some knowledge of the Ashtanga Series is recommended.


For those who would like to experience going inward and having an opportunity to quiet the mind and relax the senses. A guided practice. No experience necessary.

**All you need to get started: Yoga mat and small towel.