Fitness

Celebrate Mom with This Yoga Class Taught by a Mother-Daughter Trio

It will take place at the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center on Mother's Day.


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There are plenty of ways to celebrate mom on Mother’s Day. Whether you’re planning a nice brunch at a new spot or buying her flowers, the real thing mom probably wants is some good ‘ol quality time. And what better way to give it to her than with a relaxing yoga class?

To get even more in the spirit of the holiday, this yoga class will be taught by a mother-daughter trio. Local instructors Eliza and Rachel Petri and their mom Anne Bramhall will lead a 75-minute yoga class at the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center on Mother’s Day. They have all been instructors in the area for a while, teaching independently, but have talked extensively about instructing together for quite some time. Rachel tells me they figured Mother’s Day seemed like the perfect opportunity to make it happen.

“I use to waddle down the hallway to my mom’s yoga room and curl up in her lap as she would practice,” Rachel says. “She didn’t force yoga on us, not at all. But she was always a model of how to live with strength and joy. And now we just want to share that further out—like a web—a web of light, love, and magic.”

And really isn’t that the point of wellness and of sharing our innermost joys and gifts with the people around us—so that they can be the best version of themselves? Might seem a little cliché, but true nonetheless.

Every Sunday the Lululemon store in the Prudential Center hosts fitness classes before the store opens and this week’s will be an extended one, just for mom. The class will run from 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. and be a combination of all-levels meditation, vinyasa, and restorative yoga. Afterwards, Mother Juice will provide snacks and refreshments. Mats are available but on a first come first served basis—so bring one if you have it. Together, the trio hopes to use their combined love of yoga (and each other) to help you and your mom connect a little deeper while giving your body and mind some much deserved attention.

“My mother and sister have taught me the most,” Rachel says. “They have been a reflection of the things that I can’t always see myself—or what I need to know deeper. Not always easy, but the most magical. Isn’t that the nature of relationships? Not always easy, but a constant reminder to be aware, loving, and in awe of this life.”

Free, 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m., Lululemon, 776 Boylston St., Space 6B, Boston, facebook.com