Yoga at CHA


Alert: Information for CHA patients and visitors regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).


Reduce stress, improve mindfulness and increase strength -- yoga does it all.

CHA yoga classes are taught by certified instructors and designed for all ability levels. To ensure your safety, you should be cleared for exercise by your doctor and be able to get up and down from the ground without assistance.

Click on the registration / sign-up button for the most up to date class schedule including cancellations and room changes.

Know someone who doesn't have access to a computer? Have them come to class and speak to the teacher. We will ask a few questions and register them in person. Click here for a printable version of this webpage.

Rates:

The first class is FREE
1 class pass - $5
5 class pass - $22
10 class pass - $44

Interested in Yoga, but not quite sure you are ready?
Speak with your CHA Provider to learn more. Your first class is always free. You can also contact wellness@challiance.org with any questions regarding yoga classes or yoga registration.

Class Details:

Click on the registration / sign-up button for the most up to date class schedule including cancellations and room changes. For your convenience, below is the class schedule, effective February 2020.

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
12:15 - 12:45 p.m.
Beginner Yoga
CHA Somerville Hospital
33 Tower Street, Somerville
(For Employees and Patients)

1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Flow Yoga
CHA Somerville Hospital
33 Tower Street, Somerville
(For Employees and Patients)

5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
All Levels
CHA Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
(For Employees and Patients)

6:15 - 7:00 p.m.
All Levels
CHA Cambridge Hospital
1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge
(For Employees and Patients)

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
All Levels
CHA Assembly Square -- Rehab
5 Middlesex Ave., Somerville
(For Employees and Patients)
5:15 - 6:15 p.m.
All Levels
CHA Malden Care Center
195 Canal St, Malden
(For Employees and Patients)
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
Beginner Yoga
1035 Cambridge St
(For Employees Only)

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Flow Yoga
1035 Cambridge St
(For Employees Only)


Please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented fragrances to yoga class. This lets us ensure a comfortable and safe environment for all students.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is my first yoga class, what should I do?

If you are new to yoga, please talk to the instructor before the class starts. They can help you set up your mat and feel comfortable.

Do I have to have previous yoga experience?

Our yoga classes are designed for all levels. You will never be encouraged to do any position you are not comfortable with and alternative poses are available.

What should I wear?

We recommend students wear lose, form fitting clothing that you feel comfortable moving in. Shoes and socks are not recommended as they can cause you to slip. For consideration of others, please do not wear perfumes and scented fragrances to yoga class.

What supplies should I bring?

Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are available at all yoga locations and free for students to use. You are welcome to bring your own as well but note on site storage is not available. A water bottle and small towel are also recommended.

Where are the classes located?

Yoga classes are available at a number of CHA locations and typically take place in a conference room. Please visit the "yoga registration and sign up page" for the most up to date schedule including room location, changes, and cancellations.

Can I attend if I speak little English?

While no formal translators are available, participants who speak little English often find a welcoming home in classes. Often other students translate - much of the CHA student body is bilingual or even trilingual.

Are chair yoga classes available?

Chair yoga classes are not available at this time. However if you have limitations but are cleared to exercise by your doctor, please talk to the instructor about accommodations.

How intense are classes?

Our yoga classes are designed to be inclusive for all levels. You will never be encouraged to do any position you are not comfortable with an alternative poses are often available. Instructors offer a variety of poses to accommodate all ability levels.

How many people are in class?

Class sizes vary by location and are limited by conference room sizes. Most classes have a maximum occupancy of 10-12 people (but some are smaller).

How do I pay for classes?

Please register and pay for classes in advance by visiting the "yoga registration and sign up page." Please note our instructors do not take cash and cannot charge credit cards at the time of your visit.