Roll & Recovery Monthly Class with Dee Pitcock — Fri., June 1st – 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Next one: Friday, June 1st

5:30-6:30pm

Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street, Kingston

Cost: $15 – This is a special class. No class cards please.

THIS JUNE! We are offering a special, 45-min “express” Aroma RESTorative to follow Dee’s Roll & Recovery class. Mel Toth will teach from 6:45-7:30, $15. So take just Roll & Recovery, or enjoy both classes for $30.

The Roll and Recovery workshop will introduce you to self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques, using a variety of grippy balls, bands, breath work and stretching to help release fascial tension. Manipulation of fascia keeps it supple, well-hydrated and reduces adhesions. SMR also assists in correcting muscle imbalances. Want to know more about fascia? See below.


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dee pitcock, roll & recovery, the yoga houseny, kingston, hudson valley, nyDee Pitcock is a Certified Primal Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer who has been training clients and teaching fitness classes in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. She has had the pleasure of helping people lead healthier lives with her work at The Mohonk Mountain House, Signature Fitness in Kingston, The Ridge in Stone Ridge, the Yoga House and Woodstock Healing Arts as well as providing in-home training for private clients. Though a lifelong athlete, Dee faced many challenges with her own body composition and health that necessitated a deep dive into nutrition and ways in which to achieve balance in her life right down to the cellular level. Having been through the trenches, she emerged with more tools and an even greater passion to help her community become happier and healthier.

What is Fascia?

Fascia provides a protective sheath around our entire body as a whole and also surrounds each organ and muscle for protection.  The human framework depends upon fascia to provide form, cohesion, separation and support and to allow movement between neighboring structures without irritation. Every muscle, organ, bone, nerve, and blood vessel is covered in a thin film of fascia, yet all these fascial pockets are interconnected to form a continuous, integrated fascial matrix covering the whole body from the top of the head to the tip of the toes.

Emotional upset/trauma, physical trauma, an inflammation or infection, structural imbalances of any kind, poor posture as well as scar tissue and adhesions may all create inappropriate fascial strain. Flexibility and spontaneity of movement are lost, setting up the body for more trauma, pain and limitation of movement. These powerful fascial restrictions pull the body out of its three-dimensional alignment.

In addition, fascial tissue aids in the repair of tissue and is an important neutralizer of toxins within our bodies and those in our environment.

Studies have shown that additional benefits SMR include:

  • Muscle relaxation:SMR helps reduce and eliminate stored tension in muscles, which aids in alleviating aches and pains.
  • Suppression or reduction of trigger point sensitivity and pain:SMR promotes the release of endorphins to help reduce pain.
  • Reduced soreness and improved tissue recovery: SMR increases circulation, allowing oxygen and other nutrients to reach the muscles and other soft tissues.
  • Improved joint range of motion, which helps restore optimal length-tension relationships:SMR helps prepare joints for increased range of motion and loads that accompany stretching, strengthening and other dynamic movement exercises.
  • Reduced adhesions and scar tissue that improves the elasticity of muscles and other soft tissues, to improve movement and reduce pain.
  • Regulation of the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a role in decreasing inflammation.
  • Increased activity in the mitochondria of cells, helping promote repair and growth of muscle tissue.
  • Improved neuromuscular efficiency.
  • Decreased neuromuscular hypertonicity.
  • Decreased overall effects of stress on the human movement system.

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Open Meditation – Wednesdays, 8:00-9:00am – By Donation – Uptown

Open Meditation Silent Sitting By Donation

OPEN MEDITATION

Wednesdays

8:00-9:00am

Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street

with Leigha Butler

By Donation

 

 

Meditation is the journey from sound to silence,

from movement to stillness,

from a limited identity to unlimited space.

-Sri Ravi Shankar

Sharing Silence

We are pleased to offer up our Uptown space to sit silently together in meditation. We will observe silence between the hours of 8:00 & 9:00, but don’t feel like you have to stay for the full duration. Leigha will ring a bell at 8:30 and then again at 9:00am.

The Format

  • Arrive between 8 and 8:30am.
  • Donate something or nothing.
  • Depart any time.
  • A bell will ring at 8:30.
  • A bell will ring twice at 9:00 to indicate to closing.
  • You will find a prompt at the desk.
  • After 9 o’clock, feel free to ask questions or share insights!

 

Ashtanga Field Trip to Practice with David Garrigues

Ashtanga Field Trip:
Practice with David Garrigues

at Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center

Sunday, May 27th

Group discount for The Yoga House Ashtangis: $100/person

 

David Garrigues is an internationally recognized ashtanga yoga teacher and is among a small group of teachers who received teaching certificate directly from the late founding master of ashtanga yoga Sri K Pattabhi Jois. David will be 75 minutes away at Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center in Great Barrington, MA, from May 25-28, and we’re organizing a trip on May 27th to do the morning Mysore practice, pranayama session and Asthanga workshop, with some time in between it all to enjoy Great Barrington together.

 

Here’s the schedule:
  • 6:10am-meet at park and ride in Kingston
  • 7:45-9:30am-Mysore with David Garrigues
  • 9:30-10:00am-Pranayama with David Garrigues
  • 10:00am-Breakfast outing
  • After Breakfast–Great Barrington outing: There’s plenty to do in Great Barrington, including some light hiking on the Housatonic River, or just moseying through the town.
  • 3:00pm-4:30pm-Workshop with David Garrigues, Ashtanga Dynamic Vinyasa Dimension (see description below)
  • 4:30-homeward bound!

 

Ashtanga’s Dynamic Vinyasa Dimension
This asana class will focus on how proper vinyasa knowledge extends beyond memorizing the number of positions of the asana; you are also meant to know the vinyasa positions dynamically within your body. There is a great art to understanding the subtle progressions of movement that bring you into and out of each asana, exploring this refinement is what brings you into readiness, poise, beauty and alignment in your postures. We’ll look at how such vinyasa knowledge helps you understand how to refine your awareness and to learn to see the practice as chiefly dhyana, meditation.

 

Price for the yoga for the day is $100 (Sruti is generously giving us a group discount for the day) . We’ll be collecting money and paying Sruti for the group. Because we’ll be paying Sruti via The Yoga House, we’d prefer cash or check payment, or we can take CC for a $5 additional charge.

 

If you plan on coming and would like to pay via cash/check, please email us here.
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Yin Yoga & Sound Healing: rescheduled for Thursday, 2/1, 5:30-8pm

Meditate. Melt. Merge.

A Yin Yoga & Sound Healing Experience

with Will Leblanc, Lea Garnier & Beth Ylivisaker

Rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 1st – 5:30-8pm

Hosted at our Midtown Studio at 474 Broadway, Kingston

Meditation with sound and yoga is one universal path to Self Realization, accessible to anyone, and appropriate for people of any religion or spiritual aspiration.

All life is relationship, and in this experience we will explore the dynamics between the practice of Yin Yoga and the therapeutic Sound Bath. By uniting our emotional, spiritual and physical bodies in a meditative way, these two up and coming modalities will help you come back to who you truly are: a vibrational being, in tune.

The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow and deep.  Based on the principles of stillness, it encourages students to listen to their body’s individual needs. A yin practice guides students past the muscle and into the connective tissue, joints and areas of tension that are being held in deep layers of the body. Students will learn an intuitive approach to working with the body that cultivates listening, facilitates the release of long held tensions and offers genuine relaxation. Simple postures on the floor will be practiced to relax your muscles in order to stimulate the ligaments, joints and layers of fascia. No yoga experience necessary!

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras, medicine melodies or the use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move us from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. Each human being is in essence a vibration. The molecule sings, the heart of the atom is tone, and the human has a sound body which comes in and out of tune. Enabling the soul to remember its true divine self, its spirit self, we can re-merge with all that is. Finding connection and balance with all that is, we find ourselves in wholeness and perfect health.

 

will leblanc yin yogaWill Leblanc began his study of yoga after 15 years of professional classical ballet dancing to heal and rehabilitate. He began his study of Sivananda and Kripalu yoga in 1990 and did a 500 hour YTT at the Bikram Yoga College of India in 2003. He was the owner/director of Bikram Yoga Amherst for several years. In 2005 he “fell in love”… with Yin Yoga and has been practicing and teaching with true devotion ever since.  He completed a 100 hour YTT with Paul Grilley and a 60 hour YTT with Bernie Clarke. He recently had the opportunity to study the Science & Mysticism of connective tissue with Deane Juhan, author of Job’s Body. Will teaches at Euphoria Yoga and Catskills Yoga House.

lea garnier, sound healing, yin yogaLea Garnier is a certified yoga teacher trained in the Desikachar lineage and specializes in teaching yin and restorative yoga workshops which integrate the therapeutics of sacred healing sound with a variety of different sound tools and voice. She has worked as a Craniosacral therapist for over 15 years and has a private practice at Sage Academy of Sound Energy in Woodstock, NY, a center she directs and co-founded in 2007. She also organizes ongoing sound healing retreats & trainings which cater to an international audience of practitioners working in the healing arts.

 

Beth Ylvisaker, yin yoga, sound healingBeth Ylvisaker became a partner to Sage in 2010, and co-founded the first east coast Annual SoundHealing Retreat Intensive at Menla, NY. She is a senior teacher and facilitator of all the Sage Academy’s events and trainings. She has studied sound extensively with Jill Purce, Accutonics as well as all of the Sage Academy’s esteemed master teachers. She is an astrology student of Terran Loveware, Mark Borax and Elias Lonsdale. She applies mapping astrology through the mandala of the gong, combining stars, sound and is fulfilling a calling to bring healing to individuals and group settings.