“Yoga saved me. I am proud to say there’s a lot of us out there who share this belief. My personal story began with a health crisis that stopped my life abruptly. I made the difficult decision to leave my job as a high school counselor to pave a more balanced path. I stumbled through the doors of Revolution Community Yoga in 2013 both to take a class and to and inquire about subbing. I’d been teaching yoga for several years in the public school setting and had not only experienced my own benefits, but witnessed the many benefits among my students and teachers. Finding Revolution Community could not have come at a more perfect time. At the time Revolution was still very small, just the Buddha room. I began teaching a few classes, when the lovely Kyra Marino become the new owner. Suddenly the Revolution Community space transformed from a nice place to practice yoga to a true community. With Kyra came connection, creativity, a new family and home, Never once has my experience felt like a job. It’s a wonderful way of life with endless opportunities for growth, learning, nourishment and healing. As my health returned and my life became more balanced, I took the opportunity to further explore my yoga passion and began the IYT (Integrative Yoga Therapy ) program at Kripalu. I was hooked, this was my true calling. I completed my 500 hour in Yoga Therapy in 2016. I’ve been incredibly blessed in our Revolution home with opportunities to expand much of what I loved doing as a counselor. Yoga For High School Athletes, Yoga for Better Sleep and Stress Less on Tests are just a few of the teen workshops and series I offered over the past few years. I created a full curriculum for my Girls Stand Tall Program – offered as a week long camp in the summer for teen and tween girls to find their voices, feel strong in their bodies and minds, learn tools for resilience and confidence. This program is loosely wrapped around the 8 Limbed Path and incorporates yoga, breath work, art, journaling, discussion and meditation. I have witnessed the Monday night Teen class grow over the passed 4 years from just 3 students the first year to more than 20 this past year.
On a scale of 0 to 10, RCY is somewhere between a 25 and 73. All the teachers I have had demonstrate extreme commitment to teaching. I literally have not had a single class since I began in June (I go twice per week) that has fallen short of excellent. I’m really grateful… all of the staff is friendly and welcoming. RCY is an exemplary enterprise that every organization should emulate.
~ Andrew R.
Maeve really loves Laura’s class. It is such a great class for her to help with mindfulness, confidence and core strength. We are so grateful you offer this amazing program.
~ Penny McCabe (Parent of Maeve who attends Children’s Yoga w/ Laura Grundstrom – April 2016)
~ Cathy (Sept. 2014)
~ Charlene (Sept. 2014)
“Thank you so much for all that you offer! I’ve come to develop relationships with my teachers and fellow students that result in a real sense of community. I appreciate the variety of classes and workshops, and that the focus goes far beyond asana. The teachers really know their stuff and have honestly changed my life…”
~ Meesha (August 2014)
“I love that this place really nurtures me by providing all the resources I could possibly need for my yoga practice. They’ve got vigorous classes for when I feel like I want a real workout. But they also have Yin when I’m in the mood to dig deeper, hold poses longer, and make a deeper, more internal connection to my practice. In recent months, I’ve grown curious about meditation and from their free weekly meditation class to the workshops they’ve hosted, I feel like I’ve really been supported in exploring the concept of mindfulness. They even offer a series of Off the Mat classes, where you can learn more about the history of yoga, WHY it makes you feel so good, and HOW to get the most out of it for your INDIVIDUAL needs. Not many yoga studios nurture and support their clients like this place. I really love RCY.”
~ Lynn (Feb. 2014)
Revolution Community Yoga
537 Massachusetts Avenue
Acton, MA 01720