Hatha: Beginners

This class is taught by:

Liz Maynard

"I am passionate about yoga as a practice that is intensely personal to each individual. It helps us know our limits--and possibly shift them--while staying in integrity with our bodies, and without subjecting ourselves to pain. Above all, yoga teaches us how to be present for ourselves, and to develop internal stability in an ever changing world."


Liz started practicing yoga over ten years ago, because it seemed like the "right" thing to do. She struggled in her classes for years, feeling like she didn't belong and didn't have the right kind of body for yoga. After connecting with Forrest Yoga, she learned how to listen to her body and discover and develop its capabilities.


Liz came to teaching yoga after finishing her PhD in art history. She developed sciatica during the last few stages of writing her dissertation and decided to complete a yoga teacher training to heal her body from the long and painful hours of sitting at a desk and the emotional wounds of graduate school. She found an unexpected passion in teaching yoga and has devoted herself to sharing the practice that has done so much for her physical and mental health.


Nicole Towne

Having always been fascinated by movement and creating art with the body, Nicole completed ten years of dance education while in grade school. In college, she discovered yoga. While dance was beautiful, the practice consisted of forcing the body into an already pre-existing shape. She loved the freedom that yoga gave her: being able to create the shapes with the body. Yoga helped her discover a new found creative gateway that lead to a deeper understanding of herself. Wanting to deepen her practice and to be able to share this connection of mind and body with others, she completed her 200 hour Viniyoga certification at Breathing Time Yoga. Nicole's classes are a shared space surrounded by the belief that each student is having a unique experience; and to develop compassion towards the self to meet ourselves exactly where we are, as we are.

Jenny Little

Jenny Little (E-RYT 200, RYT 500, MS) believes yoga offers an opportunity to experience profound freedom and profound integration- physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, and her primary intention in teaching yoga is to assist students toward self-discovery and healing. Jenny weaves her knowledge and appreciation of anatomy with various yoga asana techniques and with yogic philosophy to provide a holistic approach to yoga and to assist students in uprooting core beliefs and habits that are affecting their ability to thrive. She teaches from the heart with authenticity, humor and kindness.

Jenny began a daily practice of yoga in 2002 and began teaching in 2013. She received her 200 RYT certification in 2013 with 8 Limbs Yoga Centers in Seattle, WA; earned her 300 RYT certification in 2016 with Theresa Murphy in Providence, RI and completed her PYT Certification with Prenatal Yoga Center located in New York City. Jenny has been fortunate to learn from, and continue to learn from, many experienced and practiced teachers and in particular, expresses deep gratitude to Anne Phyfe Palmer, Melina Meza, Jenny Hayo, Theresa Murphy, as well as her children Lucy and Theo.

Jenny currently teaches group classes, individuals, and specialty workshops in the New England area. See jennylittleyoga.com for more info!

Mimi Budnick

Drawing from over 15 years of work as a community organizing and an adult educator, Mimi is able to connect with her students where they are at and to create an environment that feels open and welcoming. She been practicing yoga for over a decade, and received her Vinyasa teacher certification in 2010 from Tom Gillette at Eyes of the World. Since then Mimi has taught in a variety of settings including studios, medical clinics, homeless shelters, drug rehab facilities, and schools.
Prompted by an urge to more explicitly help people use yoga as a tool for healing, from both physical and emotional injuries, Mimi recently received her certification in Therapeutic Yoga from Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and has studied Restorative Yoga with Jillian Pransky. Additionally she has participated in workshops about yoga’s benefits for dealing with depression/anxiety and PTSD with Bo Forbes, Bessel van der Kolk, and Dana Moore.
Whether leading more challenging classes for experienced yogis, or teaching classes to complete beginners and populations with limited mobility and significant physical/emotional challenges, Mimi likes to remind her students that yoga is about more than the physical postures- that the asana are a vehicle to help bring about a more unified state of consciousness and that the real work of yoga takes place off the mat. Mimi’s aim is to guide people through an experience on their yoga mat that creates space in her students’ lives to connect in deeper and more meaningful ways with themselves, their community, and the world around them.
Everyone has to start yoga somewhere. Beginners yoga is designed to take the stress out of yoga by laying the foundation for a strong and confident yoga practice. Welcome to yoga! Beginners yoga is rich with instruction and demonstration, is deliberately paced and will help you learn the basics. This class welcomes all students who are relatively new to yoga practice or simply wish to focus on the basics.

Hatha Yoga is the big umbrella of yoga that covers the multiplicity of yoga styles that are practiced today. Hatha classes incorporate postures (asana) and breathing techniques (pranayama) and have a goal of bringing union to the opposite qualities of sun (Ha) and moon (tha).

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Jan 21 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Liz Maynard
  • Wed Jan 23 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Jan 27 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Jan 28 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Wed Jan 30 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Feb 03 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Feb 04 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Wed Feb 06 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Feb 10 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Feb 11 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Wed Feb 13 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Feb 17 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Feb 18 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Wed Feb 20 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Feb 24 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Feb 25 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick
  • Wed Feb 27 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm with Nicole Towne
  • Sun Mar 03 9:30 am - 10:45 am with Jenny Little
  • Mon Mar 04 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm with Mimi Budnick

Breathing Time Yoga is a community where people are nourished physically and spiritually.

We offer yoga as affordable health care, with a diversity of classes for a diversity of individuals.

We teach yoga as a path to equanimity and grace.

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