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Karuna means compassion, tenderness, and devoted action to alleviate suffering.

New Student Special 30 Days for $30 – click title to buy

For new yoga students who are residents of western Massachusetts and  have never been to our studio. This class card is good for 30 days of unlimited yoga from the date of purchase.  Take as many yoga classes as you like and try all of our instructors!  If you purchase a yoga class card within 7 days after your initial 30 days are up, you will receive $10 off of your next class card.

Yoga Gift Certificate – click title to buy

Do you know someone who loves yoga or someone who had dreamed of trying?  Give them the gift of yoga with a gift certificate from Karuna!  Gift certificates are available for the new student special of 30 days for$30 or you can purchase a gift certificate for any amount!

Our Mission

The mission of Karuna Center for Yoga & Healing Arts is to create community and promote healing through yoga and the healing arts. We are available to people of all ages, abilities, ethnicity, and gender.

Karuna’s yoga studio offers daily yoga classes, yoga workshops with world-renowned yoga teachers, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training and 500-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, as well as a 500-Hour 5 Element Shiatsu certification program.

What is Yoga?

Yoga means union of body, mind and spirit. Many people in the West know of yoga as a collection of physical postures to be performed. In fact, yoga is one of the six major classical Indian philosophies, and it is a method for reducing suffering in all aspects of one’s life.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has many benefits. It promotes strength, flexibility, healthy breathing, relaxation, a sense of inner peace, increased mental focus, and healing from physical injuries and emotional hurts. Whatever one’s primary reason for studying yoga may be, the longer one continues to practice yoga, the more its positive effects deepen, strengthen and multiply, bringing one into closer harmony with one’s true nature.

May I dwell in an open heart
May I attend to whatever clouds my heart
May I be awake in this moment just as it is
May this awakened heart extend to all beings