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Easthampton Nirvana Yoga is infrared-radiant heated. That means the studio's temps range from warm (in the 80's) at one end to hot (in the 90's) at the other end.

Infrared-radiant heat is clean, silent, and dry. No added moisture, mold, or "locker room" odors.

It's the same kind of heat we get from the sun-but without the burn. With infrared-radiant heat there are none of the risks associated with UV and Xrays. The experience is relaxing and energizing, like a day at the beach. 

Infrared is the only technology that works like the sun to heat the body directly while not overheating the air. The result is a gentle, therapeutic heat that doesn't interfere with breathing or produce an abundance of sweat. 

Another reason we chose infrared technology is that it's extremely efficient and when powered by hydroelectricity it's truly carbon-free and sustainable.

Benefits of infrared-heat can include:

Increased blood flow

Increased flexibility

Pain Reduction


Increased metabolism

Improved cardiovascular function


First-Timer New Student Special: purchase a one month unlimited pass for only $60 or six classes for only $66. Save time, buy online.

We are a barefoot studio. For everyone's safety NO GLASS is allowed anywhere in the building.

Visit our Class Rates & Specials page for fee information and money-saving coupons.

9:15-10:30am Fire Series w/ Kristen
6-7:15pm Fire Series w/ Ruth Anne
9:15-10:30am Earth Series w/ Kate
5:30 - 7pm Vinyasa w/ Becca
4:00-5:00 Fire Series New class starts December 3 w/ Kristen
9:15-10:30am Vinyasa w/ Kate
6-7:15pm Yoga Foundations No class on Thanksgiving eve w/ Mary
9:15-10:30am Yin-Yasa No class on Thanksgiving w/ Kate
4:00-5:00 Classic Hatha No class on 11/21. No class on Thanksgiving w/ Kate
5:30 - 7:00pm Earth Series No class on Thanksgiving w/ Becca
9:15-10:30am Fire Series Class cancelled 11/29. Special Black Friday class will be held instead. w/ Kate
8:30-9:30am Core Flow Yoga w/ Ruth Anne
10:00-11:15am Fire Series w/ Ruth Anne
10:00-11:15am Vinyasa 10:00-11:15am w/ Alan


Come in with a clean body with no lotions, oils, or scented products on your skin.

Bring a water bottle (we don't sell water but we have the cleanest and best tap water anywhere)

You may borrow one of our mats if you need to, but you might want to bring your own. 

Bring a full size towel to put over your mat in case you sweat.

You are welcome to wear layered clothing, but be prepared to peel down to an ultra lightweight bottom layer. Tank-top or yoga bra and shorts are ideal.  

Take some time to choose your "spot." The area closest to the door is warm, the far end is hot. You are in control. There are marks on the floor. These are "spots" for students to place their mat. Choose any one. 

There IS a shower available. Please limit showers to 2 minutes. Again, bring your own towel.


We are a barefoot studio. For everyone's safety NO GLASS is allowed anywhere in the building.

Come with a clean body, clean clothes and a clean towel.

Turn off your cell phone. 

No shoes inside the studio.

Place all personal belongings (except mat, towel, and water bottle) in the back room.

Be on your mat and ready to begin at the class start time. 

Be entirely unscented.

Close doors promptly behind you, don't hold doors open.

Rest in class by lying down, sitting or kneeling on your mat.

Don't distract the class or the teacher by substituting your own postures. (You also put your own body at risk by doing this.)

If you need to drink water or leave the room, please wait until a break between postures.

No talking during class.

Stay until the end of class. Don't leave during rest pose. 


I'm a beginner, can I come to the studio? Yes of course! You are welcome in ANY class. 

Do you have any special deals for new students? Yes, indeed! New students can purchase a full month of classes for only $60 or Six classes for only $66! Save time, purchase online.

Why do you ask me to put my mat in a particular place on the floor?  So you will always be able to see the teacher; the teacher will always be able to see you; You won't have to pick up your mat and move it during class because someone is in your way, or because someone is arriving late and rolling out their mat right in your line of sight; You won't have to ask whether you're "too close" and invading someone else's space; You won't have to ask "Is it ok if I put my mat here?"; You won't end up facing the wrong way; You will be able to check your alignnment throughout the class. In other words, everything will go smoothly for you and your focus will be greatly enhanced.

What should I wear? Please wear stretchy clothes with elastic waist. Clothes that show your outline are ideal.

Why don't you sell bottled water? Because out the in ocean there is a mini-continent of plastic trash. 

Our Cell Phone Policy

No phone should ring inside the studio or office. If you must be on call:

  1. Set the phone to vibrate and keep it next to you
  2. Set up your mat close to the door.
  3. If you need to answer, please do so outside the studio




Class Descriptions


A pilates class that actually feels good. Classic mat exercises focusing on alignment and form. Develops extraordinary core strength.

Water Series:

Long holds of easy postures to stretch connective tissue and increase flexibility. Deep and relaxing. Great for beginners.

Yin Yoga, Reiki and Massage:

Treat yourself to deep relaxation, stretches, and optional in-class bodywork provided by our trained instructors.

Yoga at the wall:

Open up to a whole new dimension of yoga. Experience your body lengthening and strengthening with the help of specially modified postures designed to bring out your hidden potential. Fun, creative, and enlightening, go ahead and impress yourself! Great for beginners.

Post-Christmas Detox Yoga:

Challenging yoga class featuring dynamic kriyas (yogic cleansing exercises) longer posture holds, extended breathwork, core work, short rests and meditations. Stimulates digestion and elimination. Energizes and uplifts. All levels welcome.

Core Flow Yoga:

Barre, pilates, and yoga fusion. A fun and challenging workout for all levels. No experience necessary.

Yoga Foundations:

Educate your mind and your body as you learn how to make your yoga safe, empowering and effective. Explore all aspects of yoga including pranayama (breathing), philosophy as well as asana (postures). Perfect for beginners and continuing students.

Fire Series:

Active class featuring extended breathwork, strong postures, backward bending, core strengthening, deep stretch. Cleansing and detoxifying. Dynamic movements and longer holds alternate with short meditations and rests. Promotes digestion and elmination. Increases vital energy. Burns calories. Beginner-friendly.

Donation-based class:

Open to adults and teens accompanied by an adult. Requested donation $5-$15.

Revolving Format:

April 2, 6,7,8: Detailed structure and alignment of the body in various standing postures and seated postures.

Earth Series:

Standing postures, seated folds and hip openers. Slow paced with detailed instructions. Great for beginners.

Yoga for YOU - 6 Week Beginner Series:

Nirvana Yoga Sunderland Director, Kate Smith is offering a 6 week series designed to support every BODY experience yoga.  We will take the time each week to explore variations and modifications that will support you on and off the mat.  You will learn how to tune into your body so you can practice yoga safely and confidently.  You’ll experience that good feeling of working and stretching your muscles, while tending to your breath and listening to your soul.

Yes, yoga IS for you.  Register NOW, space is limited to 10

Classic Hatha:

A variety of postures practiced in the Hold/Release format that builds energy, stamina, focus and strength. A great class to develop your precision and alignment, perfect for beginners and advancing yogis.


Ever-changing creative and inspired posture sequences develop grace and self-expression through non-stop flows of standing postures and sun salutations, punctuated by core-strengthening moves.


At Nirvana Yoga we say "If it's not belly, breath and spine, it's not yoga." Long holds, gorgeous transitions, deep breath and a good dose of belly awareness work.

Community Class-drop-in for $10:

Format is Teacher's Choice.  Taught by certified yoga teachers from Nirvana Yoga's faculty.  Open to all, only $10. (drop-ins pay in cash -- no credit or debit cards accepted. Class cards can be used.) 

Gentle and Restorative Yoga:

Let go completely and de-stress your body and mind. Rest deeply and recharge your batteries. Experience safe, easy and gentle postures, deep relaxation and healing meditations. 

yin yoga and meditation:

Long holds with deep stretching release. Deep breathing. Ends with guided meditation.

Love your Asana!:

This hands-on, interactive experience will help you customize your postures, deepen & empower your physical practice, and develop your understanding of alignment in your own, unique body.  Bring your practice to a new level, ALL are welcome.