What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

As we bid farewell to 2016, we suggest yoga Boston!  From Somerville to Salem and well beyond, Greater Boston is proving to be THE destination for thoughtful programming this December 31st. Consider finishing off 2016 with gratitude and a twist (of prana) at one of these Greater Boston area special yoga events.  We encourage you to please check with studios in advance for registration information and other particulars.  

If you’re a morning person, begin the last day of 2016 with Jaishree Yoga’s CHAI (Soul Culture Flow).  “Soul Culture classes are spiritually and physically power based vinyasa flows that weaves in awareness of traditional eastern and western health science and ancient philospophy. Teachers blend dynamic postures, focused alignement, rhythmic breath, loving assits, music and mantra to guide anyone at any level into a healing experience.  Expect an inspiring 75 minute class in a comfortable and warm room.”

02 Yoga will offer their annual All-Levels practice, led by Ann Panapoulos, on December 31st from 10 PM – midnight.  “Whether new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, come and enjoy a fun and invigorating two hour class surrounded by the supportive and amazing O2 community. The class will be focused around hips and backbends (as always, requests will be taken) ending with an OM circle through midnight. Bubbly to follow!”  This event takes place at 02’s Somerville location.  The cost is $30 in advance and (if availability) $35 day-of.

Alex Bauermeister’s New Year’s Awakening at Coolidge Corner Yoga in Brookline is part gentle flow, part moving meditation and part inner empowerment.  “Rooted in her work as a yoga therapist, Alex will guide you through all layers of yourself — body, heart & mind — to create alignment from the inside out. The clarity forged through this practice will support you throughout the new year. It’s like dusting off your inner compass to help you make awesomely aligned choices in 2017.”  New Year’s Awakening takes place on December 31st from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.  The cost is $40.

From 11:00 – 1:oo PM on New Year’s Eve, Roots Yoga in Burlington will host New Year’s Power of Intention & Resolutions with Terri Delfino.  “An intention is the starting point of every wish and every dream you have or desire to manifest in your life!  Start your 2017 journey by joining us for this wonderful offering where we will explore the power and purpose of positive intentions, and learn how to manifest them and commit to them in the new year.”

Welcome 2017 with friends and family at South Boston Yoga’s 10th Annual New Year’s Eve Yoga Celebration! Join studio owner David Vendetti for a two hour celebratory yoga class combining yoga, meditation, reflection, and gratitude – the perfect recipe for manifesting a beautiful year to come.  “The night will begin with a sweaty and sweet flow followed by a restorative segment offering more gentle poses, and concluding with guided meditation and reflection to carry us through midnight and into the new year. Woven throughout will be readings and spoken word to support the transition from old to new.”  The class will be followed by cookies, chai, and socializing!  All levels and ages are welcome.  The cost is $30 in advance.


Satsang – a New Year’s Eve gathering will take place at Sakti Yoga in Salem on December 31st.  “Join Marc St. Pierre, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, in honoring the past year & welcoming in 2017.  Light the way with a New Year’s Eve yoga practice accompanied by meditation & chanting.”

And, if January 1st finds you STILL craving yoga, don’t miss the Yoga Loft’s Annual New Year’s Day Flow at 12 noon.  Led by a north shore instructor beloved by many… Rebecca (Becky) Gabryjelski.  Be prepared to dig deep for an inspired practice set to Becky’s signature tracks!  The perfect 2017 re-set.

Stay tuned to our events calendar for the full line-up of year ending yoga workshops and specialty classes!


Author Susan Currie is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA magazine. Her words and images have been featured in the Boston Globe, Elephant Journal, Yogi Times, the Tishman Review, the Huffington Post, Spirit of St. Bart’s and on the cover of the book Moving into Meditation (Shambala) by Anne Cushman. 

Susan is also the creator of the Daily Inhale and an RYT 200 registered yoga instructor. She unpacks her various professional experiences through the creative and yoga workshops she leads throughout the country. Her new book, GRACENOTES (Shanti Arts 2017), a blend of words and images, is now available in wide release.