Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga

*Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga will resume January 2023*

Weekly, Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:30pm

Classes will now be held in a HYBRID format. Current BU students, faculty, and staff can join in person in Robinson Chapel on the lower level of Marsh Chapel, or virtually via Zoom.

A free, all levels yoga class for the BU community hosted virtually by Marsh Chapel. This class introduces the basics of yoga, as well as offers opportunities to take the practice deeper for more experienced practitioners. Attention to alignment, active awareness of breath and time for care for the nervous system inform the approach to this class. Students will be guided to not only develop physical vitality, but also build conscious awareness of the mind, body, and spirit and therefore developing a deeper sense of self. Modifications are offered to be inclusive of all physical abilities. The class will run for one hour. Most classes will have the option to utilize a blanket, bolster (long pillow), yoga blocks, and strap. Here are some alternatives to yoga-specific props. Class is taught by Dr. Kiera Penpeci, a certified yoga instructor.

Before participating in your first class, please fill out our Yoga Liability WaiverDr. Kiera Penpeci’s bio:I started practicing yoga when I moved to Boston in 2013 and was in search of community. The practice itself and the energy I felt when practicing among students and teachers alike was always a wonderful gift that I had waiting for me when I needed it. Since then my practice has evolved right alongside my professional work, spiritual awakening and activism. Yoga for me is a way to embody healing, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. As an Organizational Psychologist, I find that yoga, with its healing qualities reflected in its 8 limbs, offers us benefits during our daily lives so that we can continue our healing off the mat. In my classes, I facilitate the practice of conscious awareness as we travel through our senses of our bodies. Through the focus of movement, alignment, stillness, and meditation, I offer cues for recognizing the state of our nervous systems so that we stay aware of the source of our activation, contribute to our physical health, and work ourselves through the end of the stress cycles caused by our oppression. When I’m not teaching yoga at studios in Boston and online, I’m working as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant advocating for organizational healing and equal opportunity.