ABOUT

pose1BNY Studio …beautiful and designed for you!

Welcome to Buddha Nest Yoga!  Enjoy practicing yoga and meditation in our beautiful new studio, conveniently located at 134 Main Street in Groton MA.   BNY is a serene, eco-conscious studio designed with students in mind, providing an optimal oasis.  Through thoughtful planning and design we have made every effort to be healthy to our bodies and friendly to our environment.  A floating cork floor underfoot provides a superior foundation for practicing yoga, helping to protect and cushion our bodies, preserve our environment as well as enhance the beauty of the space.  Cork flooring is 100% hypoallergenic, free of glues and toxic finishes, and is 100% renewable, because the trees it is harvested from regenerate their cork over a short period of time.  The interior walls of the studio are insulated with a formaldehyde-free sound proofing material, which safely reduces noise from adjacent areas, minimizing outside distractions.  Interior paint is low evoc grade, eliminating toxic chemicals in the air we breathe.  A technologically advanced air purifying system ensures the air is the cleanest, healthiest possible, free from odors and pollutants such as dust, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollen, mold and spore-sized particles.  Enter a warm temperature of approximately 78 -80 degrees, a safe and comfortable temperature for practicing yoga, allowing the body and mind to open, align and relax.   A serene atmosphere welcomes you, providing a relaxing retreat in which to practice yoga and meditation.

Buddha Nest Yoga Philosophy

At BNY our teachings go beyond just the physical, and yoga combined with meditation is the core of Buddha Nest Yoga’s philosophy.  Our classes combine the challenging physical practice of yoga with the calming practice of meditation.  With meditation integrated into the yoga class students experience a complete body and mind transformation, discovering tools which can also be used off the mat, helping to reduce stress and anxiety and increase overall well being.  The combination of yoga and meditation is very healing and provides the ultimate body-mind-spirit connection, combining and contrasting an invigorating physical practice with the serenity of deep relaxation.  With a passion for meditation, we artfully weave meditation tools throughout our classes, including breathing exercises, movement as a meditative focus, and many classes close with an extended guided meditation during relaxation, or savasana.  A guided meditation serves to help students stay in the present moment during a time in which the mind habitually wants to race and wander.  The more we practice meditation the better we are able to access these tools off the mat, when we need them the most.  Our BNY signature class, YES! Yoga is structured to provide up to 20 minutes of guided meditation at the close of the class.  Students report feeling both invigorated and completely relaxed with this technique!  Try this yoga plus extended meditation difference for yourself … Embody Calm!

You will find only expert instructors at BNY, bringing varied backgrounds and styles of yoga and meditation.  Our unique classes are designed for beginners through advanced students, call us if you’re not sure which class is right for you!  Keep an eye on our online class schedule, we will keep it updated daily!

Warm  – not hot!

The Buddha Nest Yoga studio is a safe and comfortably warm temperature for all classes.  This provides an environment in which the muscles can safely lengthen and the risk of injury is reduced.  The temperature in the studio space is warm – not hot – and maintained during classes at approximately 78-80 degrees.  This is an optimal temperature to attain the health and fitness benefits of yoga without the stress of extreme heat.  The studio was specifically designed with yoga students in mind, and is ventilated to allow consistent temperature and flow of air throughout the entire studio.  Be prepared to sweat and release toxins, but do not fear sauna-like heat.

The Buddha Nest Yoga name

The name Buddha Nest Yoga originated from founder Anne’s love of everything Buddha, along with an early vision of providing for students a beautiful and cozy ‘nest’ in which to practice yoga in.   The studio space fits the plan perfectly, located within a beautiful and historic federal style structure originally built as a residence by a blacksmith named George Boynton.  The original architecture of the building remains, however the building has been completely restored and updated.   The studio occupies an original living room on the first floor, brightly lit by multiple windows lining Main St, along with the building’s only original fireplace which at one time heated the home.  Striking cork floors, an abundance of natural light, and of course a collection of buddhas lends to the ambience of serenity.  The design of the studio highlights the original charm of the building and bestows an updated state-of-the-art boutique feel.