Welcome to Samara!

Samara Yoga is a sunny 1,500 sq foot Yoga studio in the heart of the diverse community of Davis Square, Somerville. We provide a daily schedule of classes that draw on our esteemed teachers array of backgrounds, training and many years of experience with mindful movement and contemplative practice.

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Free Yoga for Tufts Freshmen!

Throughout the month of September, all Tufts freshman can take one regular yoga class absolutely FREE! Just show up, show your Tufts ID, and try out a class on us. It’s our way of saying welcome to the neighborhood!

Also, if it’s your first time at Samara, you can take your free class and STILL get the 2-week for $25 first-timer special on your second visit. We can’t wait to meet you on the mat!

The Meditation of Yoga & Principles of Yoga Therapy: Dedicated Student/Teacher’s Practice with Fez Aswat

1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 2-4pm, starting 9/19. This class is informed by Fez’s 15 years of study with Tom Alden, who for the last 45 years, has developed an integrated yoga methodology for working with yoga practice as a “method for cultivating wellness through meditation, reflection, attitude and action.” While there may be some recognizable aspects of a flow class format, the tempo, pacing and style of this class is structured more similarly to alignment-based forms of teaching, as influenced by Barbara Benagh, Patricia Walden, Arthur Killmurray, and Jin Sung. A foundation of understanding of postural practice is required for participation in this class, which is intended for students who are interested in further developing their understanding of yoga practice as a therapeutic “set of wisdom and skills which a yogi uses to help someone who is suffering heal and live well” – Tom Alden.

*This is a $20 drop-in only class. 10 Class Packages and Unlimited Passes do not apply.

Yogic Meditation & Mindfulness with Douglas Baker

Saturday, September 23rd, 1-4pm, $45

Yoga offers many advantages for learning and growing mindfulness. If you are struggling to begin or maintain a meditation practice, or find the monkey mind derails your ability to concentrate, this workshop will help…  Learn More 

Restorative Yoga & Massage with Chandra Cantor and Asi Texeira

Saturday, September 30th, 2-4pm, $40

Join us for a luxurious afternoon of deep relaxation and massage! … Learn more

First Friday Queer Yoga with Jade Sylvan

Every 1st Friday – 7:30-9pm – $16/$14 student (drop-in only)

All genders, all bodies, all skill levels are welcome to join this relaxing and invigorating Friday night series, hosted by queer artist, writer, and yoga teacher Jade Sylvan…Learn More!

Upcoming Date: October 6th

Connecting to Energy: The Subtle Body Series with Karma Longtin

Root Chakra – Grounding and Clearing the Muladhara
Friday, October 13th, $25 pre-reg/$30 day of

In this workshop we will explore the areas that carry our feelings about grounding, security, family, money, our jobs, and our home. Are you feeling ungrounded? Are you feeling stagnant? Muladhara may be speaking to you…Learn More

*Living with Purpose: Monthly Meditation and Dharma Talk with Fez Aswat

*We are postponing the start of this Friday series class until October

3rd Fridays (starting October 20th), 7:30-9pm, $16/$14 student rate

This class will utilize seated meditation to explore how mindfulness practice can serve as the foundation for healthy reflection, clear intention and a positive attitude for the ongoing improvement of your life…Learn More

Upcoming Date: October 20th

Yoga for Back Care with Kristina Clemons

Saturday, October 21st, 1-3pm, $30

This workshop is for those struggling with nagging back pain as a result of poor posture, general overuse, and/or sitting all day….Learn more

Kula Rising: Intermediate/Advanced Asana Practice with Andrea Fotopoulos

Saturday, October 28th, 1-4pm, $25

A “practice” is different from a class. A practice invites anyone and everyone that has a good vocabulary of the poses, an articulate yoga practice and a desire to practice in a growing community of teachers, students and friends to gather on the mat. Learn more.