I am an E-RYT yoga teacher and the owner of Yama Yoga Studio in Canton where I live with my husband and 5 boys. I opened Yama Yoga Studio in 2006 after receiving my 200 HR certification and became a RYS (registered yoga school) in 2010. My style is heavily influenced by Vinyasa Flow, paying close attention to alignment and form. My true love is in the healing arts. Stretch, Nidra and Restorative classes are my specialty. I have a love of yoga philosophy and the tradition of using malas and mantras for transformation. My classes are challenging but playful. I love working in the garden, attending yoga workshops and trainings and spending time with my family and friends.
Summer Smith instructs the following:
Yoga Stretch is a gentle class with a slow pace. Students will move through a series of poses to loosen the entire body and develop flexibility. This class is appropriate for students of all levels, and incorporates breathing exercises, sun salutations, and often a brief, guided meditation.
Slow Burn Vinyasa
Build heat from within slowly with Slow Burn Vinyasa. This class will move slowly through sun salutations allowing your body to settle into specific poses.
This class incorporates meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and stretch. We spend 5 minutes on each modality and then repeat for 4 rounds. This class enables you to experience the solitude of meditation, the clarity of pranayama and the release of stretch.
Meditation helps relieve our subjective levels of anxiety and depression, and improve attention, concentration, and overall psychological well-being. In this workshop, you will learn the very basics of the practice. We will teach you different ways to meditate so you can experiment and find that feels best to you.
Bring Yourself Into Balance
Learn how to bring yourself into balance with Summer and Sandy. This is an interactive workshop that will explore the Daily Routine. You will learn how to use a neti pot, tounge cleaner, Nasya oil, and more! Please come dressed in clothing you can get slightly dirty/wet.
Cost - $30 per person