Open Doors Yoga Studios have 14 locations throughout greater Boston and the South Shore. Our studios, like their neighborhoods have diverse personalities of their own. Be assured that no matter which studio you visit, you'll enjoy a warm greeting from teachers who take time to listen and get to know you while guiding you through a safe and challenging practice. Your class credits can be used at all of our locations, making it easy to fit yoga into a busy life!
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Richard Lanza, ERYT, CYT, has been exploring the different branches of yoga and forms of holistic health for over 40 years with special focus on psychic development and spiritual healing. His background also includes training in Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Hypnosis, Acupuncture, Massage, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Energy Healing, Essene Therapy and Therapeutic Touch. He is the originator and owner of OPEN DOORS HOLISTIC AND METAPHYSICAL CENTER and OPEN DOORS YOGA STUDIOS, Director and Instructor of the OPEN DOORS YOGA TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM, Co-Director of the OPEN DOORS School of Energy Healing, Creator and Instructor of the Intuitive Mastery Program, producer of Hypno-Meditation CD's and creator of TranceFormation Workshops. He also has received training and certification from Tolly Burkan as a FireWalk Facilitator. He has taught yoga workshops nationally and internationally.
His passion is Vinyasa style of yoga. As a yoga instructor his classes blend the intensity and focus of a Vinyasa Yoga practice with a playful attitude towards the challenge. Richard believes his purpose is to provide the space to allow individuals the opportunity to transform their lives. As an instructor, his intent is to support his students to empower themselves, lighten up and enjoy life, deepen their spiritual practice, explore their potential, and discover their unique truth.
Open Doors began as a small metaphysical book & gift store and learning in 1992, located in Braintree, MA. Founder Richard Lanza, was a practicing psychic, energy healer, and acupuncturist for many years and sought to create a center where individuals could find a safe and comfortable haven to explore non-traditional pathways for personal growth and transformation. The center sold holistic products, as well as offering free energy healing sessions, intuitive readings, drumming circles, and Kundalini yoga classes. In 2002, Open Doors expanded by opening a second center in Brighton, MA.
As Richard developed both a passion and practice for yoga, he opened his first yoga studio, offering heated vinyasa yoga classes. In 2004, Open Doors offered its first yoga teacher training, expanding the practice of yoga and learning, to the mentoring and training of new yoga teachers Upon the graduation of the first yoga class, a second yoga studio was opened. Since then the teacher training has grown as well as the number of studios opened. In 2011 the first Open Doors Yoga franchise was opened. The teacher training program grew to be offered multiple times a year as the number of studios on the greater Boston area grew as well.
Open Doors continues its tradition of providing a rich and varied organization which still provides holistic healing and education, yoga and yoga teacher training. The organization developed a yoga studio franchise program to support the growth of the yoga community enabling others to create the unlimited potential of personal growth with the practice of yoga.
"Free Your Body, Free Your Mind" is not just a motto at Open Doors Yoga Studios-- these six words represent the very essence of the Open Doors Yoga experience, one that for the past nine years has introduced thousands to the practice and lifestyle of yoga.
The Open Doors approach to the practice of yoga is built around health on many levels. We understand that people experience changes throughout their lives and that yoga is one vehicle that can drive change down a positive path. As a source for exercise, stress reduction or a means to reduce negativity and introduce positive energy ~ Free Your Body, Free Your Mind! Open Doors remains a solid organization which continues with the original vision of its founder, established over twenty years ago.
"Yoga gives me energy for my work, people that I love, and my community."
~ Mike, Open Doors Student