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This style of yoga is done in a soft fabric hammock elevated above the ground about 3 or 4 feet. In contrast to a traditional yoga class where we use strength to hold our poses. Aerial yoga is about learning how to let go within the posture. The hammock is used to make inversions more accessible by alleviating back and neck compression. It also aligns the spine and decompresses the joints of the body.Aerial classes combine elements of yoga, aerobics, Pilates, and acrobatics to produce an entirely new spin on the physical aspects of yoga postures. The hammock differs from traditionally utilized props in that the entire class is practiced in tandem with the swing. From the start of class to relaxation, the hammocks are props that are never put away, all of the poses in an aerial yoga class are modified to include the support of the swing. What an authentic exploration of Leela this practice could be! In Sanskrit, Leela is the universal play of consciousness, that aspect of joyful abandon that lies in each and every situation, the game of life.Aerial yoga may not take the place of traditional yoga classes, but it can bring balance to your practice. The principles of balance and core integration that are the major focuses of this style of yoga, can help to develop deeper strength and balance that you can apply to a more traditional practice. Try an aerial yoga class and let it speak for itself.
IIn this workshop-style class, we will break down the functional anatomy of several foundational yoga asanas with the intention of observing our beautiful and unique bodies as they portray different poses. Students will learn about their own body structures and develop new goals for work within a posture- expanding/strengthening range of motion suitable to each body rather than trying to fit a mold of outdated cues. We will use creative breath, drills, and revelry to unearth new levels of muscle engagement and “finding the alignment” for all. Participants will also gain an understanding of the basic actions of the muscles and how they relate from pose to pose so that they can creatively apply what they learn in various common poses. This clinic is great for all levels, especially those looking to deepen their flexibility and/or bring strength to hypermobility. Proper alignment is a key component of injury prevention, both on and off the mat; take the time to feel what alignment means for YOU!
This class is an intermediate approach to the full Primary Series Astanga class. We will explore sun salutes, standing and seated poses in a flowing style connecting movement and breath. This energetic practice will bring up heat, encourage deep breathing and allow you to slow down and listen to your body. Incorporate Ujjai breath work, a flow of asanas that will heat your body and build strength and balance, alignment and hands-on adjustments.
What does ‘Ayurveda’ mean? What are Doshas? How does this ancient wisdom relate to how I should focus my health awareness today in the 21st century?Our bodies, minds, and spirits are intimately interconnected. It is not possible to effect change in one area without affecting the others. Many of us are particularly drawn to a focus in practice that is primarily connected to one or another of these health intentions. Are you more ‘informed’ by your body, mind, or spiritual self?Ayurveda literally means ‘knowledge of life’. This ancient practice from India addresses the health of the whole being by studying nature and our human connection to its Universal Laws. ‘Health’ is defined in Ayurvedic terms, as a state in which our thoughts, emotions, and body, are in harmony with each other and with the environment, thereby creating a state of ‘balance’.How do YOU define well-being or balance? How do YOU find ‘your way in’ to your highest, most optimal health? Please join us to learn the basics of Ayurveda, identify your own body/mind ‘type’ (dosha), and understand how to apply these principles in every area of your life to achieve your personal and unique state of vibrant, joyful living.
Join nurse herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower for an informing and self-help class on managing pain naturally. Through her own personal experiences with chronic pain, and as a clinician, she share’s key self-care methods, simple body alignment, foods, and herbal remedies that can mitigate chronic pain, simply and easily. Recipes and materials included.
In this class taught by Corinne Gervai the founder and director of Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock NY you will experience an exciting and creative Vinyasa Flow style yoga class that is meant to open you and bring you closer to feeling your most blissful self! This practice will be accompanied by music to enhance your experience as well as will include visual and auditory alignment suggestions and optional light energetic assists to insure you achieve the maximum benefit from the class, as well as potentially take home some elements that can transform your practice!
This class will allow each student to explore and choose from various less complex options that may suit one’s personal abilities, but will include the option to take more advanced variations if desired and appropriate. Yoga, asana, all levels, but not recommended for beginners.
Hanuman Flow Opening to Courage. This 1-hour class is designed to help open the heart, hips and stretch your hamstrings. Both beginner and intermediate postures will be offered focusing on lower body flexibility. These yoga postures are connected through simple flows. The Hanuman flow will ultimately lead to a full split; Hanumanasana, to each individual’s ability.
Did you know that HAPPINESS is a HABIT we can build through PRACTICE, both on and off the mat? Allison Waguespack, yoga instructor & mindfulness coach, will share the tools to cultivate this HABIT of HAPPINESS as she takes you on a physical and spiritual journey through a challenging yet joyful Vinyasa Flow Class. This class is designed for advanced beginners, through intermediate level yogis. Be ready to open your body and your mind, because this class will skillfully lead you to a peak pose, while offering strengthening and lengthening nourishment for the physical body, dynamic music and a HABIT OF HAPPINESS mindful discovery!
Katrina will be offering a specialized workshop to discuss how essential oils support the body. We will discuss how to support the chakras using essential oils. During this workshop, you will learn about the different chakras, what oils best support each chakra, how to use them to allow a flow of energy and have an opportunity to make and take home your own chakra essential oil roller bottle blend! This workshop will cost $15.00 for supplies.
Finding meditation and magic through asana. Discover how the bandhas bring steadiness and mindfulness to the breath and asana practice. Students will learn to locate and access mula bandha and uddiyana bandha, fundamental components of the Ashtanga method. The class will begin with a breathing practice to aid in locating and engaging bandhas, followed by an asana sequence rooted in the Ashtanga tradition. Students will discover how using bandhas creates lightness and steadiness, to make asanas easier, remove obstacles or energetic blocks that can get in the way of the work, and help dial in our wandering mind.
Join Kelly for a spirited journey through Hindu myths, as well as the mantras, mudras and poses that go with them. Myths are like prisms, reflecting us back to ourselves and providing meaningful clues to help us through challenging moments in our lives. Coupled with creative vinyasa flow, the stories truly come to life with YOU as the main character! Krishna, Lakshmi, Kali, Shiva, Ganesha… any one of them (or more than one) might make an appearance as we flow through creative vinyasa sequences designed to unleash your inner deity!
For all levels, this workshop includes storytelling, chanting, mudra (yoga for your hands), meditation and lots of inspired movement on the mat.
This class will leave you feeling like your chakras did the cha-cha. Heavily influenced by Iyengar, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa traditions, this workshop-esque experience typically includes aromatherapy, mindful meditation, dharma, intention, prayer and sound healing—practitioners have said that “you may not get the yoga you wanted, but you will definitely get the yoga you didn’t know you needed.”
Nueva Alma™ is an innate, intuitive, dynamic flow that demystifies the esoteric so students can stoke their curiosity and invoke self-inquiry, all while igniting the spirit and activating the physical body. With electrifying passion, a dose of realness, and her fun, sarcastic humor, Erica creates an environment of safety and inclusivity, allowing all students to learn and accept that they, too, can do this thing called yoga.
Thai massage and partner yoga.
Bring a friend, family member, or romantic partner to this comforting, supportive, and healing practice. Don’t have a partner?! We will find one for you! Explore flexibility, relieve tension, practice traction, decompression, compression, and balance your body and rejuvenate your mind. Take turns giving and receiving rhythmic massage, acupressure, and gentle assists to stretch your muscles and enhance communication, trust. NO YOGA EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.
Shakti Yoga Vinyasa Flow to Increase Will Power and Create Change!How can the physical practice of yoga asana help us with the daily joy and daily work of being human and living in the world? In this energizing, celebratory vinyasa flow practice, we will move with joy to create a positive energetic shift, creating a portal through which we can observe our minds and hearts outside of their usual functions of dealing with the everyday demands of the external world. This is the gateway to yoga’s true potential: we practice to cultivate the insight and will power required to CHANGE OUR MINDS. Through the body, we access the mind. From the level of our thoughts, we initiate and manifest transformation in our lives.
This power yoga class will make you sweat and leave feeling energized. It is accessible to all levels through modifications. Postures will improve strength and will focus on arms, core and legs. This class will be a “blissful” workout that flows in a lively, fluid rhythm.
This long, slow, deep practice is based on the principle of stillness and encourages students to listen to their body’s individual needs. A yin practice guides students past the muscle and into the connective tissue and areas of tension that are being held in deep layers of the body. Students in this class will learn an intuitive approach to working with the body that cultivates listening, facilitates the release of long held tensions and offers genuine relaxation. No yoga experience necessary.
If any practice is to be sustainable, it must evolve and adapt with the times, and we are certainly living in transformative times. There is a revolution happening, in the streets, in our hearts, and in the yoga community. In this workshop, you can expect to have your pre-conceived notions of yoga and yoga culture, lovingly challenged. We will look at yoga philosophy from a whole new angle. We will practice non-dogmatic sequences, that fuse deep respect for tradition with new research in bio-mechanics and functional movement. We will welcome new ideas and new movement patterns, which could open new doors in your body, mind and heart. Expect a bit of discussion, some movement, that is both accessible to newcomers and interesting for seasoned yogis, and a little yin yoga and meditation as the cherry on top!
Treat yourself to a dynamic, flowing yoga class designed to balance the fiery summer season, known in the world of Ayurveda as Pitta season. We will begin by blowing off some steam and exploring the edges of your inner fire, then transition to a sweet, cool closing. Whether you're privy to Ayurveda or not, enjoy this opportunity to engage the fire within and channel it into earthy manifestation as we dance with the elements together in nature.
In this class we will practice standing postures to improve strength and balance by engaging the core. With our feet on the earth, we will activate our leg muscles and solicit the help of our abdominal muscles in order to achieve balance in these poses. A portion of the class with focus on core specific postures.
Sweet & Steady Vinyasa Flow! "Practice asana in a state of effortless effort". This is the advice of Patanjali in verse 2.46 of the yoga sutras. Come prepared to find your strength, grace and ease in the postures to a vinyasa flow, with playful music. We all cultivate breath, connection and community. Always, all ways, when I have the opportunity to teach, my ultimate goal is to create a sacred space for yogis to connect and awaken their inherent inner wisdom, to steady the mind and to soften the heart. All levels welcome.
A Weed Walk This is an invitation to explore the wild spaces in foraging for our wellness and learning to identify nutritionally dense weeds that serve, not only our mind, body and spirit, but our most fundamental of senses – sound. Everything owes its existence to resonance. Plants are no different. Thus, we take a moment to listen to plant music and their harmonic variations helping to deepen our connection to the natural world.
Plant identification features, safety measures, what are the 3-R’s; the how-to’s in preserving and storing for long term use as teas and food. Handouts & recipes.
This 30-minute introductory class will introduce the basics of the trapeze. These basics include common positions, hand grips on the handles, seat position on the sling, and leg and feet positions when inverted. Standing support to traction the spine, with feet on the ground, will be provided. Full traction pose will be offered with assistance, ending in a cocoon for relaxation.
How to Support your Chakras, Make & Take! We will be offering a specialized workshop to discuss how essential oils support the body. We will discuss how to support the chakras using essential oils. During this workshop, you will learn about the different chakras, what oils best support each chakra, how to use them to allow a flow of energy and have an opportunity to make and take home your own chakra essential oil roller bottle blend! This workshop will cost $15.00 for supplies. Darlene Dudash-Stuart will also be on hand to muscle test the Chakras for this workshop!
Join me for 60 minutes of thoughtful vinyasa sequences that are invigorating and energizing. I'll share alignment based cues and simple imagery to inspire and encourage. We will finish class unfolding on the floor inviting in deep release and conclude with a long Savasana coupled with the soothing sounds of the landscape around us. Come as you are.
This class will be all about FUN. Suitable for ages 4-10. Kids yoga is a fun and interactive way for kids to build strength, release excess energy and learn techniques to stay calm. This class will encourage kids to explore and develop their minds and bodies. We will go through some traditional yoga postures, breathing exercises, meditations and end with a guided relaxation.
*Parents please stay for the duration of class.
Cultivating more joy, ease, and purpose in your life and in the world
Do you know what you “should” be doing to consistently feel better throughout your day but find yourself unable to keep showing up for daily yoga, meditation or another meaningful spiritual practice?
Imagine that it was easy to connect to your deeper self and spiritual meaning in life without feeling rigid or forced. You have a consistent, daily spiritual practice that supports you in feeling whole, grounded, connected and at peace. You’re no longer wishing or wanting to practice more regularly - you actually ARE! And you’re seeing the ripple effects in your mental well-being, your body, in your relationships, and in the way you are showing up in the world.
In this one-hour interactive workshop, you’ll learn 5 proven habit change techniques for creating a more consistent spiritual practice that leaves you feeling easeful, grounded and connected, (and that you will actually be able to stick to!). It won’t just be another workshop where you get a lot of great ideas that you don’t follow up on. You have an opportunity to take the peace and ease you build during this amazing one-day yoga festival and integrate it into your daily life so that it’s easier to show up to the mat and feel better, more connected, and more supported by your spiritual practices so that you can navigate life with more integrity, ease, and grace on and off the mat.
A GONG BATH MEDITATION is a deeply restorative, grounding and quieting immersion in sound. The shimmering harmonic waves emanating from the gongs come in through your ears but also move through your entire body, quickly guiding you into deep relaxation. The gongs rebalance the body, mind and spirit, gently recalibrating the nervous system, relieving anxiety, releasing long-held emotion, accelerating healing and raising your vibration, returning you to your essential resonance.
For this event you will lie down on a yoga mat, close your eyes and simply let the sound wash over you. Please bring a yoga mat and a pillow and/or blanket and an eye covering (if you wish). The more comfortable your body can be, the more beneficial the experience.