New to Yoga?

The beginning is the most important part of the work. 


Down Under has classes just for you.

Flow FoundationsIyengar Level I, Gentle Yoga, Pilates, and Relax & Renew classes are perfect for those new to yoga, returning after some time away, or simply wanting to reconnect with the basics. 

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Flow Foundations teaches the basics of yoga poses and breathing techniques. The class is moderately paced to cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance within a gentle, continuous sequence of postures. Perfect for those who like to move.
Iyengar I teaches basic standing and seated poses, twists, forward bends, and teachers present one pose at a time offering detailed instructions about alignment. This methodical, unhurried approach allows students to learn to do each pose properly and safely, and to use props to effectively modify for injuries or limitations.
Gentle Yoga allows both new and experienced students to learn poses postures and breathing at a slower pace. Poses are taught in a methodical manner, using yoga props as needed to help gently stretch, strengthen, balance and energize. This class may be helpful to new students with minimal flexibility to learn to move with greater ease, students recovering from illness or injury and mothers returning after pregnancy.
Pilates combines breath with a precise series of movements to create strength at your center, while using utmost body control. These classes invite you to move with precision, intelligence, and efficiency. The goal is to create a strong and stable body to better serve you in daily life.
Relax & Renew and Restorative is a restful class offering gentle movement and stretching with long holds and a quiet breath. Restorative classes spend long holds in well-supported poses, visiting 4-5 poses during the class.

1054 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA

2000 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

306 Walnut Street
Newton, MA

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get started? Take advantage of our Newcomer Pass — $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga. You will be prompted to create a user profile and complete your purchase. Plan to arrive to your first class 10-15 minutes early so you have plenty of time to become oriented, settled, and ready to experience your first class. If you prefer to sign up in-studio, simply arrive 15-20 minutes before class. We are delighted to assist you.

What should I wear? Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in. Yoga is practiced barefoot. We ask that you leave your shoes at the door when you enter the studio.

Do I need to bring a yoga mat? We always have community mats for non-heated classes that you can borrow free of charge. If you are taking a heated flow class, we ask that you rent a heated flow mat for $3 and use a towel for hygienic purposes. You can bring your own mat towel, or rent one at the desk for $3. You can also rent the mat & towel together for $5. 

Can I buy water at the studio? In keeping with our commitment to reducing waste, Down Under does not sell water bottles, though we do have filtered water dispensers. Bring your own bottle and fill up in the studio.

Where do I keep my things? Each studio has a coat rack and lockers for your use during class. Lockers are free of charge and you simply set your own code to secure them - no padlock needed.  Help us keep a tranquil space in the studio. Turn off your cell phone and leave it in a locker during class. Phones not permitted in class studios at any time.

Do you have showers? The Brookline studio has two single-stall, unisex shower rooms. Please bring your own soaps and towels or rent a towel for $2 at the front desk. Unfortunately, the Newton and Cambridge studios are not able to accommodate showers at this time. 

Can I leave early? Out of respect towards yourself, your teacher, and fellow students please arrive early and stay through the end of class.

Do teachers offer hands-on adjustments? Sometimes teachers and assistants teach with their hands. If you prefer not to be touched, simply mention that to the teacher before or during class. 

Newcomer Special: $30 for 30 days of Unlimited Yoga


New to the studio? Our Newcomer Pass allows you to enjoy unlimited classes and explore our many yoga class offerings for an entire month.

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We delight in providing personalized recommendations to help connect you with the best yoga class and teacher for you.
Call us to chat at 617-244-YOGA (9642)  or 617-566-YOGA (9642).