CAMBRIDGE — Anahata Yoga, at 212 Dorchester Ave. in Cambridge, held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Sept. 13, giving Dorchester County residents the opportunity to have a wellness outlet.
Classes offered this month include Piyo/Pound, Pop Pilates, Power Flow Yoga, Barre, Low & Slow and Mandala Flow. For kids, there are Kids Yoga/Creative Movement Classes that started this month, and Community Classes will return Sept. 28.
The yoga studio also offers massage therapy, a resource to enhance taking care of one’s self after a busy day or week.
“My hope is that people will start taking an interest to take care of themselves, doing things for themselves, because self care is not selfish,” owner Cavin Moore said. “People have a place where they can come and feel safe, not judged. I try to make it a light-hearted environment, and it is good to take an hour or two of your week to sit and breathe and get a little sweaty.”
After taking part in a variety of yoga practices for over 10 years, Moore received her registered yoga teacher certification and started Anahata Yoga in 2016. Paying close attention to each student’s well-being and ability, Moore said she believes the mind/body connection is crucial in everyone’s life.
Teaching in multiple locations across the Mid-Shore, Moore caters to each student’s personal comfort level while challenging them to progress. Whether it is their first time experiencing yoga or if they have been practicing for years, Moore said she believes the student’s safety and well-being always is paramount.
“I am excited about welcoming a new business into the community ... This year, the chamber directory is all about health and wellness,” Dorchester Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Bill Christopher said. “We have had quite a few health and wellness, and one of them is that yoga is taking off.”
In the future, Moore said she would like to see more classes added to the schedule to have something for everybody, whether they want to take it easy or have a fast-paced class.
“In five years, I still want to be here, ideally, and just adding more programs,” Moore said. “I would like to add more kids classes, and as they get older, they come back. I also want to add more adult classes and maybe dance classes, as well. I still want to provide a space where people can come in to take time for themselves.”
Group classes cost $10, except for Sunday’s Piyo/Yoga bundle, which is $15. Community yoga classes are pay what you can.
Moore also conducts special workshops that are $25. The class schedule is posted at the beginning of each month.
Semi-private lessons and yoga parties for children and adults also are available. Studio and in-home private lessons are available, as well. You can pre-register or show up to the classes.