LGBTQ-Friendly Communtiy Yoga Pop-up Class
with Michele Muller
Monday, January 15th 6-7pm
Please join us for an Amma Satsang: An open chanting and meditation group in the tradition of Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Through chanting the 108 Names of the Divine Mother in Sanskrit we practice Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Chanting also clears the mind for meditation. Whether you come and listen to our musicians or join us in chanting, please come to experience this ancient practice. Satsang means, “in the company of truth.” As we clear our minds and open our hearts, we can dwell in our essence.
$25 – A fundraiser to benefit The Yoga House’s expansion project.
Location: BSP! The upstairs dance space at 323 Wall Street in Kingston
The mythical hero Hanuman took an epic leap across the continents in honor of service, dharma, and friendship. This year, Jacqui and Leigha prepare to take a leap of their own — into a more spacious abode of movement, meditation, and spiritual awakening for The Yoga House community. Join us for this special two-hour class that promises song, story, and myth in motion.
Journey through the jungle of Hanuman’s birth. Flow through phases of Hanuman’s development as an exemplary and celebrated yogi-to-emulate as we share poetry and passages from this beautiful fable. Learn the origin of many yoga asanas. Expect to listen, to flow, to sing, to meditate, and to share in conversation with the many uplifting yogis in your midst. Wear comfy yoga clothing and bring your vocal chords.
You may have noticed that some of our evening classes have been bursting at the seams. Literally. Classes have been overflowing. And while it’s exciting that so many people are interested in yoga and our offerings, we, Leigha & Jacqui, couldn’t help but feel like the time was right to move into a bigger location that could better serve our community. The idea of moving was bittersweet. We were sad that we would have to move out of the birthplace of The Yoga House in 2011 but we knew it was best if we could offer classes in a space with more freedom to move. Luckily, we’ve found the perfect location in Midtown Kingston at 474 Broadway, right in between Monkey Joe’s and Stone Soup, that is allowing us to expand the presence of yoga into Midtown without giving up our quaint original home in Uptown Kingston on Crown Street. We’re working hard to make it feel like your other yoga home in Kingston. And, yes, we will also have a small parking lot at the new studio, along with a municipal lot right next door.
So beginning Saturday, May 13th, The Yoga House will have a presence in two districts in Kingston. With both studios open, we’ll be able to run simultaneous classes. Most of the classes that we already offer will move to the new, larger location on Broadway, and the Uptown studio on Crown Street will run more specialized classes such as Prenatal Yoga, Yoga en Español, and Restorative Yoga. And for the ease of our community, your class cards and memberships will be valid at both locations! We will now be offering 29 weekly classes, plus 4 monthly classes, between the two studios. You can see the complete schedule, which begins Sunday, May 14th, here.
On that Saturday, May 13th, we will be celebrating this new chapter of The Yoga House with a day of FREE yoga at both studios. The classes will be about 40 minutes long; short enough to potentially try out a few classes during the day. The schedule of free classes is listed below.
We know that there are a lot of questions so hopefully this page will help answer most of them. If you do have additional inquiries, please feel free to reach out via email to us. We’d love to hear from you.
We do want to introduce you to the new teachers at the studio. Below are the bios of the teachers who are joining our family, and if you’d like to read about our current teachers, visit our teachers page. And don’t forget to keep scrolling to read about our new classes.
House Flow, Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am
Kundalini Yoga, Meditation + Gong, Uptown, Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
HariPrakaash teaches Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. In 1996 she began her practice in Woodstock, New York. She has been teaching since 2006. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the “Gong Movement” to the Hudson Valley of NY in a very grass roots way, by teaching out of her living room. She inspires and guides people daily and has assisted dozens of people to take KRI teacher trainings to become teachers. She holds an International KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. HariPrakaash travels the planet with her Teacher Harijiwan, she has attended and is certified in dozens of KRI Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trainings. More about at HariPrakaash.com
Yoga Basics, Uptown, Saturdays, 10-11:15am
Mela is a RYT 500 and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working with holistic-based nutrition and wellness for individuals and with groups for almost 15 years. Mela holds a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, CW Post Campus and received additional education from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, studying in person with some of the top leaders in nutrition today. She is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners is a member of the Yoga Alliance. She is currently working toward advanced accreditation from the National Health & Wellness Consortium and the International Coaching Federation. Mela continues her yoga studies with Sondra Loring, having received her 200 hour and 500 hour certifications with Sondra here in the Hudson Valley.
Mela is also a writer and speaker who brings all of her wellness acumen into her teaching and coaching. It is her belief that breath, movement, proper nourishment, rest, service and bringing some joy/fun into each day comprises an extraordinary life. And if there’s a will, there’s a way! Her teaching reflects these beliefs.
Yoga en Español, Uptown, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Nydia, who is originally from Medellin, Colombia, came to The Yoga House five years ago looking for a place to meditate and to calm feelings of anxiety she experienced throughout her journey as an immigrant. She realized that in yoga she had an opportunity to pause from the fast pace of everyday life and to enjoy a date with herself. It is in this quiet space that Nydia found she could truly listen to her mind and body. As a yoga instructor, Nydia creates a safe space that allow others to reconnect with themselves and to find a way to feel at home. With her enthusiastic personality and a tremendous sense of wonder, Nydia is passionate about empowering others to overcome their fears and any obstacles that might prevent them from leading the life they desire. Her beginner class is offered in Spanish and she welcomes all new beginners to yoga.
Nydia es de Medellin, Colombia. Hace cinco años llegó a La casa del Yoga (The Yoga house) buscando un lugar para meditar y calmar su ansiedad producto de todos los cambios que estaba viviendo a través de su experiencia como inmigrante en un nuevo país. Ella encontró en el yoga una oportunidad para hacer una pausa de los días caóticos y disfrutar de una cita con ella misma. En este momento de quietud Nydia pudo escuchar lo que su cuerpo y mente necesitaban. Como instructora de yoga, Nydia trabaja para crear un espacio seguro que le permita a otros conectarse con ellos mismos y encontrar una manera de sentirse en casa. Con su personalidad entusiasta y tremenda capacidad para maravillarse de lo cotidiano a Nydia le apasiona empoderar a otros para que puedan superar sus miedos y obstáculos que en ocasiones no nos dejan liderar la vida que queremos vivir. Su clase para principiantes se ofrece en español y está abierta para todos aquellos nuevos al yoga.
Christina is inspired by yoga to live each moment more mindfully while keeping her body healthy and strong. Her introduction to yoga was a prenatal class she took when she was pregnant with her daughter 18 years ago. Christina has since fallen in love with yoga and she wants to share it with anyone interested in giving it a try. She is committed to making her class engaging and nurturing for all, and more challenging for those up for the task. She finds yoga to be a very personal, non-competitive practice. Instead of looking for a perfect pose, she hopes you leave the mat feeling more nourished and balanced within.
Kundalini Yoga awakens the power within you to Excel and Fulfill to your highest potential. An applied technology that directs energy by using mantra (sound current), breath, kriyas (sets of postures), meditations, and Gong. This unique combination allows the functioning of the mind, body and spirit to move into a positive, vital state. Once the mind/body systems have this experience, they are able to sustain this state of awareness. The frequency is upgraded.
It’s no secret that prenatal yoga can be one of the best forms of exercise for mamas-to-be. Prenatal yoga can help pave the road for a more joyous pregnancy, a more confident labor & delivery and a better postpartum recovery. The class will open with discussion so that future mamas can share stories, concerns & ideas about topics related to pregnancy. After the discussion, you’ll explore breathing techniques and gentle prenatal poses for women new to yoga, and we will even touch on some sequences for more experienced practitioners. Each class will end with restorative postures, meditation and final relaxation. Come to connect with your baby, your body and other mamas-to-be.
As the name implies, this vinyasa class is designed to PLAYfully dive into your favorite poses – binds, balances, inversions, and linking – in a relaxed, conversational, and explorative environment. Questions are welcome and laughs guaranteed, as we break down the pose puzzle. Let’s yoga play!
Aroma RESTorative explores the power of gentle movement, supported poses and Young Living essential oils to help release physical and mental tension. Mel will lead you through postures incorporating props to support the body, offering a different essential oil with each supported pose. Guided breath work and relaxation techniques, as well as diffusing of oils, will be incorporated throughout. A brief description of each oil’s properties and benefits will also be included. Come discover how scent can bypass the conscious mind and bring you to bliss! Suitable for all levels.
This class is for parents with their babies under 18 months. Spend time with baby on the mat. Stretch, play and connect with your child in the supportive company of other moms and parents.
La clase suave de yoga ayuda con la eliminación del estrés y permite personas relajar en un lugar seguro. Esta clase intenta ofrecer relajación completa con posturas restaurativas y movimientos suaves. Con respecto a las necesidades del cuerpo, la clase permite que uno puede soltar tensiones y practicar cuidado personal.
This gentle yoga class helps to eliminate stress and allows people to relax in a safe place. The class is intended to offer complete relaxation with restorative postures and gentle movements. With regard to the body’s needs, the class allows one to release tensions and to practice self-care.