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Be a Student of Your Body - Student Workshop Series

with Sandy Gross

Sat, January 19th Noon to 5pm

Study Yoga Mentoring Group

with Swami Atmarupa & Sandy Gross
 2/8, 2/10

Restorative Yoga : Opening to Healing Energy 

with Deb Smith
Friday, Feb. 15th 5:30 to 7:30pm

Forgiveness & Salutations : Lifestyle Yama & Niyama

with Swami Atmarupa
Sat. March 2nd 2:00 to 4:00 pm

 

 

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Maitri  Maitri - Our yoga dog | Atma Center

Maitri means "friendliness"

As a young pup, "Masie" was found wandering the streets of Canton and taken to the pound. She was saved from being put to death by a woman who could not keep her, but was willing to foster her until she could find a forever home. Masie's online photo charmed Swami Atmarupa, director of the Atma Center. After a face-to-snout meeting, Atmarupa was impressed - the shepherd-greyhound mix was adorable and had a remarkably calm disposition for a 10-month-old.

Atmarupa adopted Masie on a Sunday. That Tuesday evening the puppy sat on a mat at the front of the yoga studio and helped teach an hour-and-a-half long class. The next day, the staff debated on a new yoga name for the dog. They finally settled on the name Maitri - the Sanskrit word for friendliness - with high hopes that she would come to embody that wonderful quality as she settled into her job as greeter and teacher.

Maitri has now become a fixture at the Atma Center and is well-loved by students and staff. She frequently assists with teaching classes and particularly enjoys demonstrating her favorite practices - downward-facing dog and deep relaxation.