A Message From Lisa

To all our clients,

It is with a deep bow to each of you and with great love and compassion that I announce the closing of imago yoga labs/body kneads yoga on June 30th 2019.

What will happen between now and then?
Your class packages will be honored until the day we close. We hope to maintain the full schedule that we currently offer – until the day we close.  All of the presently scheduled workshops, weekend intensives, monthly classes, and guest teachers will still take place in the Cosmic Womb on the third floor. Stay tuned for more information on that! 

Now is the time to use up your classes. Whether you have 1 or 10 classes to use, come in and use them up. If you have a 3 month auto renew then you will be able to finish out the current month and we will remove the auto-renewals for any following months after these 30 days. In the event that there are any auto-renew charges posted, (because sometimes things happen)
please rest assured they will be immediately be refunded. We will take as much action as is humanly possible to prevent anything like that happening – but if for some reason you need to review your account with me I personally will make myself available to give you resolution. If you have purchased or been given a gift certificate now is the time to come in and use it up. We still have a full schedule of classes and top quality yoga mats for sale. However, as of today we no longer sell class packs, or time sensitive memberships or gift cards.

Our Invitation to you...
We invite you to come in and celebrate these last weeks of yoga in the space that has been the place for so much yoga and personal growth. Please come and practice yoga – use up your classes or stop in for a $10 drop in. Celebrate with your favorite teachers and be part of the gratitude fest we will be having every day until June 30th.

What happens after?
After June 30th we invite you to get in touch with our friends over at All That Matters. They have a full schedule of classes that are most similar to what we have offered over these past 8 years. Visit any one of their 3 locations: Providence (formerly Eyes of The World), East Greenwich, and Wakefield. They are aware of our closing and are excited to welcome you into the ATM family so you may continue your practice.

Why are we closing?
When I opened body kneads yoga about 8 years ago it was my passion to offer steady noncompetitive yoga environment where people could be introduced to yoga and have a chance for deeper study of yoga while making friends. I’m so incredibly humbled by the many people who have come and stayed and who have come and gone. Since opening I have gotten married and moved away from Cranston. I no longer live in Rhode Island, shy of a few months in the summer so it has been increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy balance. I am not able to run a yoga studio in absentia. You, our clients, and our amazing teachers and front desk staff deserve better.

I look forward to seeing you all in these last weeks. My plan is to be at the studio to ensure a smooth wrap up of services. I plan to keep the atmosphere light and one of humble gratitude, and then finish with a celebration of life and yoga! You can direct questions to me directly, or to me through the front desk staff. My email is andiamopregoimago@gmail.com Please be patient and understand EVERYONE will have their needs met and we will transition in a healthy and respectable manner. Thank you for your time and thank you for practicing yoga. Keep up your practice. Get excited about new doors opening and I can’t wait to see you all come in and practice in these final weeks.

Namaste in the very best of ways.

Lisa Golde Picerne

 “Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.”    Dr. Seuss

In class we practice classical yoga poses, both active and restorative, sensory awareness training, chanting and meditation. No specific style or predictable format will be offered, classes will vary each week. There is a philosophical theme from the wisdom teachings woven thru the class and in this way all aspects of body, mind and spirit are exercised, relaxed and inspired.
Class cost is $18 or a 2 class deduction from 8 for $80 members' accounts

Insight Yoga

Theresa Murphy

 July 3 | AUG 7 | SEP 4

Register & More Information Here

Monthly: First Wednesday

A message from Theresa:
"My deepest intention in teaching yoga is to expand minds, open hearts, and to be a catalyst for discovering the wisdom and wonder of an embodied life. I cross-pollinate from many traditions, weaving together various combinations of technique such as: soft somatic work, intentional sequencing, how to personalize practice, sustained holds in poses, rigorous vinyasa, therapeutics, yin yoga, breath-work, individualized alignment, anatomy study, wisdom teachings, meditation, chanting, and open exploration of physical and mental awareness."

To learn more click here

Yin Teacher Certification
Session 2

paulie ZInk Leads

12PM-5PM, SEPT 14 - SEPT 20, 2019

SEPT 2019

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"Our bodies are mostly water. Our natural state is to move fluidly like water and adapt to our environment. When I do yoga I want to be like water pouring from a vessel." ~Paulie Zink  
These are the only official Yin Yoga Teacher Training Certification Courses authorized by The Yin Yoga Institute and taught by the founding Master of Yin Yoga, Paulie Zink. Learn to teach the art of Yin Yoga as it was intended to be taught!
SESSION 2: September 14 - 20 Includes:

Teaching techniques
Flow and transition movement
Reading assignment discussion
Adapting teaching philosophy for specific audiences and student needs
Taoist philosophy
Power yoga
Student practice teaching
Yin yoga posture variations
Participants receive a 41 page Yin Yoga Teacher Training Manual

The purpose of Yin yoga is to grow the body flexible and promote healing, to develop our flow of energy, and to enliven our innate ability to move with fluidity, power, and grace. Paulie’s approach to yoga is about following our own individual path. Paulie gently guides students in opening to their intuitive hearts and discovering the artist within, and in trusting and expressing their own unique way of being in the practice.

In this training participants will explore both the yin and yang aspects of yoga postures that are inspired by the movements of animals and that activate the elemental forces contained within our energetic field. Through this process we fully engage our connection with the natural world, we awaken to our spontaneous and playful spirit, we transcend the boundaries of assumed limitations and learn more than just a technique for doing yoga, we learn a way of being yoga, of living it in our day to day lives. We can then bring these gifts to the lives of those we touch.

reprinted with permission

 Pricing for Session 2: $1,350 if paid before August 14, 2019

$1,500 if paid after August 14th.


Shadow Yoga Basics


9aM-4PM, SEPT 9 - SEPT 7, 2019

SEPT 2019

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The Shadow Yoga Basics workshop provides students with an opportunity to learn or review the Shadow Yoga warm-ups called "dasha chalanam" and "jiva chalanam," as well as the fundamentals of the Shadow Yoga style. This course is a prerequisite for all other Shadow Yoga Prelude Forms. All levels are welcome.
Lead by Richmond Dickson.

$200 (originally $250)

Shadow Yoga was founded by Zhander Remete, and is a hatha yoga system that utilizes rhythmic breathing, bandhas (energetic locks) and the system of vital junctions called marma. Its intention is to free the peripheral body of its energetic obstructions and to ignite the inner fire for healing and meditation. Shadow Yoga consists of circular and spiraling movements, warrior stances, and sun salutation forms that prepare students to safely and effectively practice the more advanced limbs of hatha yoga.


Sonder Movement Project
(BMC Hosted)

whole course or Select courses from 2/2019-3/2021

more information on sonder's page

amy matthews and faculty