john Calabria


Peaceful, Mindful Yoga. If you can breathe, you can do this Yoga.

Not just for the fit and flexible, This is mindful, smooth-flowing Yoga, with lots of breath awareness, and just the right mix of mind, body, and spirit. A validating practice that meets you right where you are, now.

for even deeper nourishing, check out our monthly Restorative Yoga class

Would you like to feel better, regain flexibility, build strength, lose weight, shed stress, rebalance your life, and just be happier?

Not too hard, not too easy… All levels and beginners welcome. Not at-all new age-y, but real. Very grounded and peaceful.

“A welcome change from body – obsessed Yoga, I love this class.” -S

Many studies have shown the physical benefits of Yoga: balance – strength – flexibility – core stability – lower blood pressure – better sleep – weight loss. but there is much more happening here.

Yoga brings a lasting sense of wellbeing that just doesn’t happen with conventional exercise.

“Thank you with infinite gratitude for sharing your deeply sweet and authentic practice with us. I both lose and find myself in that space…” -M

We gather for practice 6 times a week in West Concord, and two classes per week in Acton.

Yoga balances mind, body, and spirit. We feel more whole again…. Connected, confident and resilient. We bring this presence out into our lives, and share it with all those around us.

Could you be living more intentionally, more focused on what matters most?

People love this Yoga. Check out the Testimonials page to see what students have to say about this heart-centered practice.

“Thank you John, Sunday morning Yoga is just magical, the community that is growing around you is amazing.” -S

Find our more about john and his teaching philosophy.

Take a step towards health and well-being – here’s my Yoga class schedule ,   I offer limited Private Yoga instruction in the Acton, West Concord, Sudbury, Wayland, Maynard, and Stow areas.

“I wanted to let you know that my Mother in law enjoyed your class so much that she went back home, and started a yoga class. She said her back pain after your class completely went away. It was a great intro for her, thank you! -Carol”

No need to travel far to get away. Join us for a Yoga Retreat with john.

This practice has worked wonders for me, and many others. If you have any questions about Yoga, Click here to email john

Offering Inspiring and Uplifting Yoga Classes in Concord and Acton Massachusetts.

  1. Deborah’s avatar

    Hi John, Your upcoming Shiva workshop at Roslindale Yoga looks amazing…I’m going to be out of town, but hope to catch another workshop with you soon. Best, Deb B.

  2. admin’s avatar

    Hi Deb, thanks for your note, would be great to offer a workshop/retreat
    in the future at your beautiful retreat center!

    take care


  3. admin’s avatar

    Hi Deb, if you’re around, We’re repeating the Invoking Shiva workshop at Yoga spot in Wellesly, Renata came to the Mystic Shiva class and asked that I bring it to her studio. We set the date for April 5’th. 10am. check the events page. Still working my way through your book! -j

  4. Angela’s avatar

    Hi John, I wanted to let you know that after the two yoga classes I took back to back with you last week, I slept really, really soundly. Then, the next day when I was teaching art to my middle school students, I felt so high and giddy and I wondered if it had to do with all the oxygen I had taken in and the lack of tension in my body!! Best, Angela

  5. Ellen Ulalee Schwenterly’s avatar

    Hello John I am interested in getting back into a yoga practice. I have not practiced in a while ( couple of years now). It used to be so important to me,,,I benefited so much,,lower blood pressure,self confidence,and a general overall well being and happiness.,and for one reason or another drifted away. Well, I made a pact with myself that this summer and fall I would show up at YNFL and start a regular weekly yoga practice habit. Yipeee! I might want to take the Sunday,9:00 and also one of your other gentle/easy/flow classes. thanks,,,and will be in touch soon,,,if not send me an e-mail reminding me of my pledge!!!! Will also try to get my husband to come around as well,,,maybe even my son! Thanks Ellen S. (Lauren's,Nimai's,J.D class etc.. friends) 

  6. Rickard de Burgh’s avatar

    Hi.  Greetings from the UK.  I really like your site and what you say.
    I'm writing now to ask if I can use your blue waves image on one of the pages of my wife's psychotherapy site:
    We would much appreciate it.
    All the best.

  7. admin’s avatar

    Hello Rickhard,

    You’re welcome to the image. let me know when you’re all set. I have copy
    protection on because, whole posts have been copied to populate other websites
    with content. Google frowns on this and penalizes both sites for duplicate text…



  8. Naveen Chandar’s avatar

    Hi John,
      Not sure if you remember me. I met you at Padmajas house with Anna and we discussed the Chandi mantra. I am interested in your Yoga classes and would like to attend the Tuesday and Thursday classes that you have. Can you give me a contact number that I can reach you ?

  9. Pamela’s avatar

    Hi John:  Thank you for the fantastic class on Sunday.  I would like to dream with you about how to bring more Laughter Yoga into the world :-)… thank you for your advice, thoughts and help…
    om shanti!

  10. Ruth Lull’s avatar

    Hi John,  I'd like to join your West Concord class at 4:00 pm on Monday.  What's your e-mail address?  I don't know where in West Concord you are located.   Thanks, Ruth

  11. Melissa’s avatar

    Hi John-
    Loved the Restorative class today with you and Natalie! Thanks- When you get a chance I would love the information on the Girish Song-
    Thanks so much!

  12. admin’s avatar

    Hello Melissa, That’s the album everyone is talking about. you can get the Girish Album here:

    Diamonds in the Sun

  13. Melissa’s avatar

    Beautiful! Thanks

  14. Melissa’s avatar

    Hi John-
    loved the restorative,that´s the album everyone is talking about.

  15. Naomi’s avatar

    Hi John,
        This is Naomi..we met at Soni Yoga last weekend after kirtan, talked about harmoniums and I tried the two styles out. I was hoping you would be able to guide me in the direction of someone I could purchase a harmonium from (the same style as yours but the larger size). I wasn't able to open your email link, so it would be great if you could send me an email.

                                                                Namaste, Naomi

  16. Lorraine L. Smith’s avatar

    Hi John-
    I am a new student at your Monday evening class n West Concord (class #3273).

  17. Andy’s avatar

    great class today !!!!!!

  18. Kamil’s avatar

    Hi John,

  19. MoM’s avatar

    Hi John—-I`m proud of youy and love to read about the students that you have shared your wisdom with

  20. Mareta’s avatar

    Hello john,
    I just found your website through some video that you uploaded in youtube, about hidden ganesha temple with panca trunk in varanasi. I'm a ganesha lover, i go everywhere for him, so this november i will fly to varanasi. If you stil remember, can you give me the dirrection  map / mybe address of the "ganesha hidden temple" that you record in youtube…?
    nirmana rathiya.

  21. Linda Storm’s avatar

    Hi John,

    Nice to meet you at Blissfest yesterday! Really enjoyed your class.

    Let me know if you are coming to the South Shore at all.

    Linda (

  22. Nina Hayes’s avatar

    Hi John,
    I am looking for a Harmonium teacher in Boston. Also interested in a harmonium workshop. I’d love a couple recommended teachers.
    Kind Regards, Nina

  23. admin’s avatar

    Hi Nina, I would suggest that you contact Irene Solea, hopefully she can give you a few lessons. Or come out to our open mic night in west concord, (once a month) and we learn from each other.

    hope you’re well, and thanks for your note.


  24. MaryAnn Higgins’s avatar

    Hi John,
    Do you have any recommendations for a gifted Yogi like yourself in the Methuen area?
    A very Dear friend of mine is willing to try yoga out, however she is not the type to try several classes in order to find the right one. My friend has been through a lot of losses and is not interested in the high paced yoga, and is willing to try the slow meditative yoga that I have been to in your class, and Elena’s class. Any referrals would be greatly helpful and gratefully appreciated. Thank You for your time,

  25. admin’s avatar

    Hello MaryAnn, I will ask around for you… appreciate your kind words about my teaching. I do my best and am glad that it works for so many… that means I get to keep going. I do sub-teach and offer workshops up that way occasionally, I can let you know? But mostly I teach Yoga in the West Concord area.

    Thanks again,


  26. Emily’s avatar

    First timer to your class last night. I very much appreciated the depth and flow of your teaching style. Feeling great last night and today. Thank you so much.
    Hope to be back soon.

  27. admin’s avatar

    Hi Emily, thanks for joining us, and for your kind words. I’m in my 10th year teaching that Thursday night Yoga class in West Concord. If you’d like something a little mellower, come at 4pm instead… or the Sunday am class is really sweet too.

    Thanks again for saying hello,


  28. admin’s avatar

    namaste! we’re talking about restarting the West Acton Yoga class on Monday mornings, please let me know if you are up for Acton Yoga. In the meantime, classes are in our tenth year in cozy West Concord, just a couple miles away.


  29. bubble shooter’s avatar

    Excellent write-up, I will bookmark Yoga With John – The Art of Living Well.

  30. Tripu Allampudi’s avatar

    Hi John, 
    i have a 42 key 31/2 octave Harmonium. Am trying to fix the coupler (right sided)can you please tell me how exactly the coupler's two metal strings attach at the base of the keys. There's a row of coupled pins on which the keys are attached, but at the very base of them all there are two metal strings the right side of these operates the coupler to be moved up and down to engage or disengage. I am not sure how the base strings that operate the coupler need to be seated. Can you please email the how to? I have been diving the Internet but to no avail on this issue. Thanks in advance. Tripu

  31. admin’s avatar


    the shorter wire usually hooks under the hook/crotch of the key to be able to pull it down,
    the longer wires are to drive the hooked ones… does that make sense?

    the easiest way to fix this is to take the strip of wood over the keys off,
    take a pen and number the keys (write where it can’t be seen…)

    carefully remove all the keys and line them up next to you… then starting at the left, reinstall
    the keys, hooking the short wire under the crotches… make sense? when you get up to the right side
    you can often use a small screwdriver to tuck the wire under….

    I wish you well.

  32. ellen’s avatar

    John – Often,  when I leave your Monday evening class, I feel ten feet tall, calmer then ever, and MAGIC!  I just float out of your class –  thanks SO much.  Your class is what I look forward to the most each week, bless you.

  33. Rhiannon’s avatar

    I'm new to the area and am desperately searching for some sort of yoga/meditation class that focuses on both physical benefits as well as mental and spiritual restoration. The problem is that I'm on a very strict budget, having just graduated from college and I can't afford the $100+ class signups that I see everywhere. I considered drop-in classes, but that price ramps up very quickly, especially considering that I would like to go regularly. I try to do it by myself at home, or with a friend, but it really is not the same as being out with others in a set aside environment. Do you have any suggestions? I would really appreciate it.
    Thank you!

  34. admin’s avatar

    Hello Rhiannon, First off, congrats on your graduation! and congrats on seeking yoga practice with
    depth. Are you in the city, or out here in the burbs? and what was your major?

    I have a few suggestions for you:

    Some of the larger studios have community classes, I know that Karma Yoga in Harvard Square has
    some great classes that are easy on the budget. Some studios have student rates, and may let you claim student status till you get established.

    Find a studio you like and approach them with a work-study proposition. If you’re serious about trading some of your time for Yoga classes, many studios would love a dependable person to help out in keeping the studio nice.

    Find a teacher you resonate with and approach them about bartering. Do you have a skill that would help a busy Yoga teacher? Bookkeeping/taxes, graphic design for flyers/logos, housecleaning, copywriting for their website, petsitting, cooking… who knows what they might need help with. (I cleaned house, cooked, landscaped, and even brushed a dogs teeth in trade for yoga classes when I left engineering and was starting on this path)

    Dive into your home practice, check out books and yoga dvd’s from the library, find a few routines that can be your base practice, and spurge once a week on your favorite teacher’s class. Ask them if you can record it, play it for inspiration.

    Thanks for your great question Rhiannon. I love to hear when young people are interested in the inward journey of Yoga. I’m sure I’ll think of more ideas and will make this a blog post. Please say hello if you stop in one of the classes I offer, the fist one’s on me. -j

  35. Catherine’s avatar

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4
    year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear.
    She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

  36. Temeka’s avatar

    My partner and I absolutely love your blog and find the majority of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    Do you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on many of the subjects you write about here. Again, awesome web log!

  37. jude’s avatar

    your march acton schedule?

  38. admin’s avatar

    Hi Jude.

    I’m in acton on mondays at 9:30am. there’s a map on my website.

    thanks for your note!


  39. ajf’s avatar

    We spoke after Monday’s 6pm class. I requested you send out the words to the chant to “mother” we went through. You suggested that you might even send a recording. I hope you follow up. I need the help


  40. admin’s avatar

    Om Aim Hrim Klim Chamundaye Viche Swaha!


    Om Aeym Hreem Kleem Chamund eye A Viche Swa Ha

    Aim invokes Mothers Wisdom in the form of Saraswati
    Hrim invokes Mothers benevolence and generosity as Shri Lakshmi
    Krim invokes Mothers ferocity in the protection of her children as Kali. watch out.

    Viche! is to chop, severing the ego.

    Swaha… may it be so.

    Be well, and nice seeing you in class.


  41. Gianna’s avatar

    Happy Birthday John
    Love you, Gigi

  42. gail’s avatar

    Hi I’m a 1st timer to yoga I need to reduce my stress not so flexabl;e anymore 50 yrs old with a lot of arthities in my body. Any suggestions for me where to start I live in Maynard Ma

  43. admin’s avatar

    Hi Gail,

    I teach a Monday 9:30am class in West Acton that is very peaceful, right near Idylwilde Farm.

    A few miles away in West Concord I teach 5 classes a week, The Monday 6pm class would be perfect for you.

    you can see my schedule on my classes page.

    thanks for your note, and let me know if you have any questions.


  44. ajf’s avatar

    You are a YOGA ROCK STAR
    When I first started taking your class I was looking for something else, but the more I attended your class the better I felt in this rocky old world.

    You and your classes are a gift to me
    God Bless You

  45. admin’s avatar

    I appreciate your enthusiasm… but I’m hardly a rock star… Thanks for your kind words though, I do offer the very best I have in me at the moment, and it’s (rock)music to my ears that Yoga is working for you!


  46. Karen Kelley’s avatar

    Hi John,
    Suzanne Berrier was raving about your classes. I teach humanities to 12-14 year olds (19 total) at the local Montessori school where Suzanne also teaches. We are starting a unit on Eastern philosophy and history next week. I want to include yoga in our work. Would you be able to work with us? I have the kids Monday afternoons from 1:00- 2:15 (one group) and from 2:20-3:30 (2nd group). I also have them Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 8:10 – 10:00 (two groups). I’m sure the parents would be willing to help pay for a course for the kids. Once a week would be so cool!! We love the kids to get to know adults in our community…serving as mentors. Let me know what you think. What would your charges be if you are interested? Thanks! Karen

  47. nora paley’s avatar

    John, Are you the author of letter to editor in “YES!” concerning the article about what they are referring to as “humane” slaughter?
    If so, I am grateful for your action. I nearly stopped reading that often valuable magazine after reading the article. It is better to have responded to it. Your response was also a voice of solidarity for some of us lonesome comrades.
    Thank you.

  48. admin’s avatar

    Yes Nora, and thanks for your kind note. I am so glad that they printed it, If they had
    not, I certainly would have asked for my money back, and would have missed their magazine.
    I hope that it helps their editors choose content more truthfully. While there are certainly
    less brutal ways to steal a life, there is no way to do it “humanely.”
    is a good resource for those who want to know the truth. peace to you, -john

  49. albert schlesinger’s avatar

    hi john my name is al Schlesinger I wanted too know how too find out how old my harmonium machine is there any way too find out how old the machine is?Is there any way too send you pictures al?

  50. Leslie Fisher’s avatar

    Hi John,
    I have taken classes with you and appreciate your approach. I thought of you when I recently took a course with Sara Meeks at Kripalu. Have you heard of her? Since you are most likely working with people who have osteopenia, osteoporosis or spinal problems (such as myself!) I highly recommend it. As a long practicing physical therapist and certified yoga instructor she is exceptionally well qualified to bridge the two worlds. One of the things she talks about is what commonly taught yoga and pilates positions are helpful to long term spinal health and which are harmful. She’s from Florida but travels the US to teach and her next local course is in Worcester Nov 8&9 so I thought I’d let you know about it:


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