Sianna Sherman: Evolve Love

Last night I had the distinct pleasure of taking in Sianna Sherman’s “Metamorphosis” workshop, the first thematic session of her “Evolve Love” series, as she swings through this neck of the woods.

I didn’t know what to expect, since yogis have spoken to me about her have done so with a sense of awe, and her writing is full of deep imagery. She is very deep and grounded, like a wellhead of wisdom plugged into the earth. At the same time she is graceful and spritely like an elf. I do believe I saw her spring up onto risers a few feet off the ground, without using any stairs. It’s all enough to make one pause, stretch to reach one’s potential, and become grounded to learn. Last night Sianna walked us through four (of the five) elements, their mudras, their subtle energies and cardinal directions: air, fire, water, and earth. It has been something she has been reflecting on with respect to transformation, in these challenging times in the world, and in view of the Anusara controversy.

Today I look forward to a morning of backbends, and an afternoon that will include hip openers, journaling and art (?).

I was thinking that this series would be the perfect bridge to whatever’s next, after completing my cycle of immersions. I’m so glad to see that was a good call.

UPDATE: I can’t say enough either, about Rachel Arnold’s sensitive and mysterious cello playing, which added a completely other dimension to the workshop. A lot of the session was more vinyasa than I’m used to, but it was very welcome, and the cello complemented that entirely. So beautiful.

Co-hosted by Majestic Yoga Studio and Laughing Dog Yoga Studio
Date  Friday, June 1st–Saturday, June 2nd
Time  See schedule below
Fee  See schedule
Registration recommended


Friday, June 1st

Therapeutics | 1:00-4:00pm   $60

This class will be held at Masonic Hall (1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)

Anusara yoga’s Universal Principles of Alignment are powerful tools of transformation and help create a state of ease within the optimal blueprint. This class is for anyone who wishes for greater health and vitality through their asana practice. Class will be interactive and hands—on. We will assist each other with mindfulness and great care.

Metamorphosis | 6:30-8:30pm   $40

This class will be held at Shady Hill in the Blue Gym (178 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge). Parking in garage and on street.

Launch the weekend with a powerful flow of asana, music and mediation. Metamorphosis derives from a Greek word that means to “change form” and invites us to our own transformation. By weaving together the alchemizing power of music, movement and breath, we will honor the power of each one of us to effect true positive change with our hearts, thoughts and actions. Sianna will be joined by cellist Rachel Arnold (bio below).

Saturday, June 2nd

Quantum Leap | 10:00am-12:30pm   $50

This class will be held at Masonic Hall (1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)

Expand your heart energy with this up—tempo morning practice of standing poses and progressive backbends for all levels. Together we will leap to the next level of our vibration and radiate greater light for all.

Inner Revolution and The Manifesto Movement (hips, twists, Pranayama, and writing)| 2:30-5:30pm   $55

This class will be held at Masonic Hall (1950 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge)

Following the rhythm of the day, this afternoon session will turn inside with a more introspective practice of hip openers, twists and forward folds. It’s the inner revolution that ultimately inspires the true evolution of humanity.

Entire Weekend (w/ Therapeutics): $170

Entire Weekend (w/o Therapeutics): $120

Sianna Sherman


Sianna Sherman is an internationally recognized and certified AnusaraTM yoga teacher. In 2008 she was chosen by Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers who are shaping the future of yoga. Known for her artful fusion of heart, alignment, therapeutics and creative sequencing, Sianna facilitates a sacred space for each person to feel held in a wider embrace of compassion and love. She shares her insights in the way of stories, personal experiences, poetry and yoga philosophy rooted in Tantra. She has a special devotion to collaboration, community and collectively conscious gatherings that help elevate the vibration of humanity. As a regular contributor to YogaGlo online yoga, Origin Magazine, Yoga Journal and other multimedia expressions, she wishes to serve the students with accessible information that helps them in the true transformation of their lives. Sianna humbly bows to all her teachers on this path of Grace, especially to Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, John Friend, Paul Muller Ortega, Douglas Brooks and her Open to Grace family.

Rachel Arnold


Cellist Rachel Arnold, a Los Angeles native, is an active chamber musician and teacher living in the Boston area. She has performed in numerous chamber music festivals and she is a core member of Juventas, the ensemble in residence at the Boston Conservatory. Rachel can also be seen performing with local rock bands Future Carnivores, the Grownup Noise, Guillermo Sexo, Mascara, and Ryan Lee Crosby. She is also a founding member of the wrong shapes, a rock duo with guitarist and singer Bo Barringer. Recently Rachel played live music (as a soloist) in a workshop for renowned yoga teacher Shiva Rea, and has she also accompanied Tantric scholar Christopher Tompkins reading scriptures in Sanskrit. Rachel is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and the Longy School of Music where she earned her Master of Music degree. Her principal teachers are Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick and Terry King. Rachel can be heard on the pfMentum, Cold Blue, 7Tangram Records, Afrasia, and Innova record labels. In addition to music, Rachel is also a full time yoga teacher.


Or e-mail, call 617.876.6116, or mail in the workshop registration form.

via Sianna Sherman: Evolve Love.


About Richard Hudak

I am Senior Adjunct Faculty in Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and I have been a practitioner of Anusara™ yoga. I have completed 200 hours of teacher training within its diaspora community, consistent with its philosophy and alignment principles.
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