Sat, Apr 14 & Sun, Apr 15
Join us for a day of mini-workshops, classes, and conversations celebrating the diversity of our yoga offerings while supporting one of the largest humanitarian issues in our world: climate change.
We are excited to formally announce our chosen charity for our Down Under Unites Festival in April. It is our commitment to support one of the most pressing humanitarian and global issues, climate change. We will be donating 25% of the proceeds from the festival to the Cambridge-based non-profit, Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS scientists and analysts develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—solutions for combating global warming; developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves; fighting misinformation; advancing racial equity; and reducing the threat of nuclear war. Join us at the festival to support this powerful cause.
$35 gets you a weekend wristband.
Down under unites festival schedule
Down Under Voices: A Blog
I came to yoga without having any idea how much I needed this practice in my life. I showed up without understanding that this practice would change me forever. Every time I practice, I arrive, I breathe, I sweat, I struggle, I surrender, and I remember…
Let go of language that asserts that you ARE. Especially when it's in reference to mind-states like anger or fear or exhaustion or irritation. Because you aren't any of those things. You're just breath and consciousness.
One thing that DUY has helped me realize is how vast the practice of yoga is – so many teachers across different disciplines who are so passionate about what they do and are eager to share what they’ve learned.
The more experience I gained, the more I wanted to continue my study of yoga with the same rigor and engagement that academia had required. Down Under School of Yoga, a flagship studio for yoga in Boston, promised the intellectual challenge and satisfaction I was seeking.
It seemed like a fantastic moment to enrich my curiosity with a range of teachers who I already held in high esteem after taking regular class with each of them for six months. The thought of spending ten weekends over five months either doing or studying some aspect of yoga just seemed like an incredible opportunity!
The practice of restorative yoga is a positive healing force on all these levels of being. We take postures that offer a gentle opening to the physical body, and can shift the blood flow to the organs and glands, helping to bring the physical body into a healthier state.
I stumbled and grew as a teacher. I eventually learned that I didn’t need to share everything I knew about plank every time I taught it. With each class, I gained more confidence and....found my own voice and style.
It finally dawned on me that I needed to give myself permission to be a student, to learn, to make mistakes, to relish in the gift of seeing something with new eyes. And more importantly, I wasn’t alone.
Answers, while comforting, are not only boring but inadequate. Yoga is the practice of being in the present moment, and the only truth about the present moment is that it is always changing.
The move towards teaching has been challenging in ways that I never expected, but also deeply rewarding and an incredibly rich source of learning. That was something that was actually a surprising gift, that I still get to be a student.