This write up is about the Saturday 4:30-5:45pm Outdoor Vinyasa Flow Yoga class with Sara Grossi
Studio: This class is held at Equinox on Dartmouth St. in Back Bay. You need to be a member to take classes (or if you have friends who are members they can get you in with a guest pass to try a class). Membership is around $160 per month. Ok, first off, Equinox is BEAUTIFUL. It’s super spacious inside, the locker room (with amenities like a sauna and steam room) is more like a luxury spa than a gym, and the yoga studio feels very Zen-like, plenty of room for you to sprawl out in delightful savasanas, with dimmed lighting and plenty of props. This particular class was held on Equinox’s outdoor patio (uh hello, what city gym has an amazing outdoor space to use for classes weather-permitting?!)
As for other amenities, mats are available. There is also a juice/smoothie bar, “Squeeze” right outside of the gym for you to “juice up” on the way out.
Class: (This write up is about the 4:30pm Outdoor Vinyasa Flow class with Sara)
Since this class was outdoors (and fully in the shade due to the time of day and positioning of the building), it was not very hot temperature-wise. It was probably in the low 70’s if we were to guestimate. We definitely still sweated a bit but not to the point where we needed to change our clothing post-workout before heading to dinner. Sara kicked off the class in a very calming way, we set intentions and she expressed to us her manta of “Live Free”. Words that resonated with us throughout the class while breathing and moving on our mats together. She instructed us through some poses we had never done before and that was refreshing and fun to try some new “asanas”. A Saturday evening in Boston and we began to smell aromas of burgers and/or Chinese food (we debated back and forth) being cooked at a nearby restaurant, wafting through the air. The Starving Yogi’s appetite was getting revved up for our dinner at Red Lantern!
Is this class for me?
This class is a vigorous, more athletic approach to yoga techniques characterized by flowing poses and sequences that are linked to the breath. The class was a mixture of beginners to more advanced yogis and Sara provided modifications/options for various levels. A wonderful harmony of relaxation mixed with some definite challenging physical work made for a beautiful vinyasa flow in this amazing outdoor urban sanctuary. Sara is moving to Miami in a couple of weeks so sadly you will not be able to take her class here BUT if visiting Miami you can check her out at the Equinox gyms there and check her out on Facebook to stay tuned for upcoming yoga retreats to attend! And get to see her do more crazy cool yogi master poses like this one 😉 facebook.com/SaraGrossiYoga
131 Dartmouth Street
Boston, MA 02116