Join our Signature "Heal Your Life" Classes On-line

Covid has made our on-line connections special and truly heart warming.  I miss seeing all of my students faces and hugging them and sharing a physical space with them.  It's a treat to be able to see them on line and uniting in keeping our mind and body healthy and supple. If distance was an obstacle for you in physically getting to class, consider this to be wonderful side effect of Covid.  Please join me and your fellow students and continue to cultivate our connection and our collective purpose. It's real easy to join, read below.  I look forward to hanging out with you via zoom.

My home studiio has now expanded to fit 100 students.  Imagine that!

Zoom Class Times

Wednesday  5pm

Saturday 11am

TWO STEP PROCESS TO JOIN

1, Purchase a class or a pack of 10.  (This is if you are new or you have already used all your previously purchased classes)

2. Register to access the zoom class.  You can register for all the classes you want to attend.  Once you register, you will be emailed a link to access the classes you registered for.  Use this link to attend all the classes.  ( Save this email so you have the link)

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Thursday 7:00 – 8:00pm  Candlelight Yoga – all levels, taught by Karen Baron   Cancelled for now until further notice

Cost

Thank you for understanding that once you purchase the group Yoga package, private yoga sessions, they are non-refundable, non transferable and can not be shared.  The package has one year expiration.

STEP 1:  Purchase:  single Class: $18, pack of 10 $160

Testimonials

The Kundalini class was simply amazing.  I felt as though I were transported to another dimension, like past lives.  It was bizarre.  It was very powerful. can’t even quite describe what happened but it was profound.  Thank you Meena Puri.  You are a gift to all of us and our community..  I am so glad I attended.   Colleen Kilpatrick

 

"When I started, I was full of fear, stiff and overweight. Yoga has completely changed my life and it is the best things I have done for myself. Yoga has helped me overcome compulsive eating, speed up recovery from knee surgery and I feel so much love and peace. I feel much younger. I am much more active and enjoy my life so much more" Patti Pieczarka, 71 practicing Yoga for 20 years with Meena

 

 Another major break through  Nancy McDaniel

Simply fabulous!  I have not stopped thinking since then.

"I was never able to move as well as I can without Yoga. And I am the poster child for morbidly obese, If I can do it, anyone can do it"  Linda Gepper

"Yoga makes me feel good, keeps me active and limber and I have more mobility. I broke my femur before starting and with Yoga I am recovering. I have better balance."

 

"You are never too old to do Yoga! Take a beginner's class and choose a teacher who knows therapy and alignment" Ginny Borzi

 

Thank you for your gift of teaching. The Kundalini workshop was such an inspiration  Karen Baron

Kundalini Yoga is the most effective therapy P. Pieczarka

"I had back issues and was averting back surgery. I was recommended back surgery with caging system. I quit running and started doing Yoga and haven't had to have surgery. I get peace, tranquility, and overall physical well-being from the Yoga practice"" I recommend it to anybody with physical and emotional issues. Yoga is much more than physical exercise. The benefits are life long and surpass any other kind of exercise" Cindy Hemingway, 53, practicing for 15 years.

 

"The only exercise I ever did before Yoga is curves and I hated it. They did the same thing every time and that turned me off of exercising. I thought I never would be able to sit on the floor and Now I do. Thanks to Yoga! It has made a big difference in the way I feel and move at my age. I have muscles that I never felt before. I have flexibility, joints are more fluid, walking feels more sturdy and balanced, I am calmer and sleep better. I enjoy the other students and the teacher" Kathy McDonnel

I have been a student of Meena Puri for about five years.  I have been to at least a dozen other Yoga studios in the last 3-4 years besides Meena’s.  I have studied Yoga under some wonderfully talented and experienced teachers. Not one of them, however, compares to the level of understanding and delivery of knowledge that Meena displays.  She is by far the best teacher of alignment and basics of Yoga.  She is also the best I’ve seen to present the spiritual depth of Yoga. I believe she represents what yoga is meant to be.  When I leave her class, I feel transformed into a better me.  I take great care to schedule my work and life around her classes so that I rarely have to miss them.  Yoga with Meena is truly life-enriching.

" I was compelled to look into Yoga as I learned about Maharishi, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar. I wanted to understand more! I got all that and more.... I enjoy the physical training, it pushes me more than I would push myself. I have gained strength, balance and flexibility and a big help in riding horses. Body does not come with an instruction manual, and Yoga teaches me about my body."

" I have had a few other instructors. But Meena is very skilled and has a great way of connecting with her students and make things understandable without a lot of pressure. I recommend her every opportunity I get. There is a lot of fear in Men about Yoga. They think perhaps it is not a male thing to do. It is not true. Don't be afraid, just show up and try it" Richard George

 

Since I started doing yoga I am stronger and healthier than I have ever been in my 63 years. I watch what I eat and workout, but yoga with Meena is the core of my strength, flexibility and vigor.  Peter Binkert

 

Yoga has made me feel stronger and relieved pain and stiffness in my knees and has allowed me to feel calmer in the face of change in my life. Meena has a gift for helping the student fine-tune the approach to postures. Her explanations allow me to accomplish much more than I expected. There are always new surprises.  Karol L.

 

This story goes to the best Yoga teacher in the world. Thank you a lot Meena. I have been doing Yoga with Meena for many years and have noticed that I have been paying more attention to my breath. Yoga works every muscle in the body, including your neck, head, hamstrings, quads and so much more than you could imagine. But when I’m in class all I really think about is the breathing and also what Meena is telling me to do. Awareness is very important in Yoga. It takes a lot of effort to do some of the exercises. Yoga helps you to stay fit. Even though I have Cerebral Palsy I can do a lot of the different Yoga poses. I think the most important thing that I can focus on in my Yoga class is just to be aware of what kind of movements your body can do for certain amount of time.  Erin O

 

"I never thought that I would do Yoga at my age. But once I started, I could not stop. I am more flexible, strong and have more energy. I had rotator cuff issue with my shoulder and needed cortizone shots. I have been attending Meena’s therapy class and I have not needed the cortizone. Yoga has improved my golf game. My message to you is: Try it and you will be amazed at what you can do” - Doris Thome

 

"Yoga is a total Mind/Body/Spirit experience. Falls in line with becoming more spiritual but has tremendous physical benefits as well. I am a runner and have tight hamstrings and I really need Yoga to get more flexible. The practice has helped me through a difficult life transition."
"If you want to be more present in your life, do Yoga!" Lauren Hargadon

 

" Yoga has taught me how to relax. I had back and neck issues and it has helped me learn to resolve them. I am calmer, breathe better and am not as sore and achy when I get up in the morning. Meena Puri is an excellent teacher in correcting alignment and extremely knowledgeable."
"You have to give it a try. The benefits are spectacular"
Susan Poggione

 

I’ve been practicing “breathing” into areas that are tight or otherwise problematic and I can’t believe how much that mental shift manifests into actual physical changes.  The yoga breathing and meditation helps me stay in balance like I haven’t been able to do before.  In the past, I have really struggled with my nerves when competing.  While I was still very nervous this summer, I was able to keep it in check and in the productive realm.   I do not say it enough, but thanks for all you do.  Dawn W.

 

"I began practicing at the Yoga School of Milford, with Meena Puri, to stay physically active. Tendonitis pain in my hip, which my doctor, chiropractor and a massage therapist were not able to alleviate, kept me sedentary for 8 months and I didn't want to become a couch potato. After a dozen Yoga classes, to my amazement, my tendonitis was gone and I went back to hiking several times a week.

 

More recently, I was out of town for 18 months and brought home a severe case of "tennis elbow." I saw two doctors in two towns and was prescribed an arm band, which didn't help me, and offered steroid injections, which I turned down. I've attended 5 Yoga classes and my range of movement is already 50% greater. I sleep much better. I have considerably less pain and was able to "do" my hair this morning for the first time in months! Yippee!

 

In one of Meena's weekend workshops I learned this very important tip: give a new posture 25% effort and see how it feels. If it doesn't feel right, back off and talk with your instructor about it -- often it is just a matter of tweaking your posture a tiny bit." Kim Jurado

 

"Initial reason was vanity. I didn't want to shrink. I got a lot more than that. My spine is not shrinking, At one point, I was actually 1.5 inches taller. I usually do not stick to things, but I had spiritual experiences during shavasna. That was way cool. The practice has softened my intensity, I am much more flexible and have more core strength. It does not matter what you can or can't do. You are not in competition with others.It is an easy thing to do for the rest of your life and will benefit you for the rest of your life. For example, if you are a runner, you will eventually stop. Just the breathing alone will help you. If you can't do anything else, you can do Yoga. Regardless of your age, ability, and health, you can do Yoga at The Yoga School of Milford. The teachers will accommodate you and will offer variations and adjustments." Rebecca Bailo Cottrell, 63, practicing Yoga for 10 years.

 

I started taking yoga with Meena to alleviate problems I was having with sciatica. Since then, my pain has seriously diminished and can now once again walk pain free. In addition it has improved my flexibility and balance. I can’t recommend Meena’s classes enough.  Dennis H.

 

"The practice helps me get rid of aches and pains. I had pain in my groins for a couple of weeks and it disappeared after attending one class. I have been attending Meena's Special Needs class for a while. I have more flexibility, easier movement and my sciatica pain is all gone as well. Not to mention, I am in a much better mood all the time and the practice gives me a sense of well-being. And as a bonus, I meet really wonderful people in the class"
"Even if you have never exercised before, Yoga is something that everyone can do it. You must try it"
  Heidi

 

Specifically speaking, I would like to explain the techniques that Meena uses that make her such as exceptional yoga instructor.  She is able to explain with great detail, where each muscle needs to be pulling or pushing, in order to give that asana its best alignment.  She is able to adjust and assist a person while in the asana to improve it, and get the most from it ( even when you thought you were at your end).  Meena is able to guide her class through whatever it needs the most, at that moment.  She never teaches the same class twice, she changes things up as the class progresses.  She is also able to make the most of each class for each student, when there is a variety of level of students in one class.  She is able to demonstrate new asanas for her students to see.  She is able to help the students bring themselves to breath and maintain the asana longer than they might have been able to.  She is able to offer alternative poses for students with injuries or just unable to get into a certain asana.  She is careful to help students avoid injury.  She is very successful in helping students heal injured areas by giving them specific asanas to practice.  Personally, she helped me avoid back surgery in this same way.  Meena has taught me to be self-reliant in my yoga practice by giving me the building blocks I need to practice at home.  I regularly practice Ashtanga Yoga on my own, which I learned from her.  She is also able to bring a spiritual sense of self and community to our yoga practice and be able to appreciate what Yoga can do for all of us. – Cindy Hemingway – 2007

 

" I started doing Yoga due to pinched nerve. My doctor suggested Yoga. I started attending Meena's Special Needs class. She fixed my back and I graduated to other classes. At least 5 times, when I started to slip on ice, I had better balance and a strong core so I stopped myself from falling. I always feel better and much more productive when I come to class. You just have to try it and that is the only way for you to get rid of the Yoga myths" Cinnamon, Ressler

 

Years ago I attended a yoga class, but left very uninspired. Then I found The Yoga School of Milford and because of the dedication, compassion and guidance,( not to mention a great sense of humor), from Meena, yoga has become a mainstay of my life. Meena teaches the true essence of yoga, the total integration of mind, body, spirit and I must say that I am most grateful that she has come into my life. If your ‘re looking for a Yoga instructor….they don’t come a any better than Meena Puri!  Becky W. 

 

"Great stress relief, gives me my time since I am always chasing my toddler. Yoga provided a sense of peace since I lost my mom a year ago. It is fun, esp. the cardio Yoga class. I feel lighter when I leave and ready to take on my week. For those of you who believe Yoga is not for them, Keep an open mind and you really won't know until you try it." Jennifer Nimsick

 

I’ve been doing Yoga with Meena on and off for over three years. It has improved my riding of horses, always gets me centered and gives me energy. I notice when I don’t practice Yoga, my endurance and flexibility is not the same. I have recommended Yoga with Meena to several other dressage riders who also feel it has greatly improved their riding.  Nancy T.

 

" Before yoga, I suffered from anxiety, stress and was always tight from workouts. After yoga, I am calm, relaxed and much more flexible. The practice also healed me from post traumatic stress"
"Yoga can heal you!"
Lani Wright

 

" This is what I get from Yoga:
Peaceful Mind
Fluid, flexible body - helps me with my work which is very physical.
I have a pinched nerve in my neck. Started Meena's Yoga Therapy class and haven't had to see my chiropractor.
Sciatica also is no longer a problem
More inner/core strength
I am much calmer, day to day issues are not a big deal. It is not necessary to know anything, do what you can do. Meena has a way to help students get into their body. Concentration on the breath is very meditative. More than an exercise, practice of Yoga is a spiritual experience." Nancy Rogers

 

" Yoga has helped me be more flexible and to relax quicker. It is much more a workout than what I originally thought. Many people think that if they are not flexible, they can't do Yoga. That is not true, and you actually will get more flexible once you start practicing.

My balance has greatly improved. I feel more stable and centered. I like the group classes, it is fun to connect and share with other students. The studio location is in my home town, so very convenient.

I can't imagine a better teacher than Meena Puri, She is very engaging and infuses life lessons and spirituality into the practice. I love listening to her insights at the beginning and end of the class.

So, my advice to those who are still not practicing Yoga is: Try it and don't be afraid. Do what you can do and it only gets better. Don't get sidetracked by the stereotypical yoga models. In reality, Yoga practice is nothing like that." Wolfgang Bruehl

 

"I couldn't do the things that I do know without Yoga. I am more flexible and that is the only exercise that I can do. I feel so good after the class. Yoga is not about aggressive poses, it is very gently and I especially enjoy the group class and enjoy all my classmates." Barbara Sudek

I have been dealing with a lot of emotional turmoil and change in my life this past year. Outwardly I function fine, but the inward functioning was very chaotic and tended to be negative. Since starting yoga classes with Meena, I find that my mind and body are becoming much less stressed. My mind does not have the opportunity to race and go a million directions because I am concentrating on my breath and the yoga position I am working on. Meena’s gentle voice and peaceful words have brought much needed calm to my life. The only stress I have is when I don’t think I will be able to go to my yoga class!!!  Barb L.