The Reset Button – A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand — Saturday, January 9th 2:30-4:30 P.M.


A Yin and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand

Saturday, January 9th

2:30-4:30 P.M. 

$20 before Jan. 6th/$25 after

Location: The dance space upstairs at BSP

legs up the wall, bobbie marchand, yoga

In our busy, over-stimulated lives, it’s not often enough that we give ourselves time to recharge our bodies in a restful, reflective way. The practice of Yin Yoga slows us down and though quietly passive, is deeply challenging on many levels.  Designed to elongate the connective tissues (ligaments and fascia), postures are held for a long period of time with the depth of the pose being guided by attention, breath and patience.

The Restorative Yoga process is all about ‘un-doing’ which, for many of us, is easier said than done. This vital practice calms the nervous system and encourages the exploration of total relaxation. Often supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks, Restorative Yoga allows the body to be completely supported, involving little to no muscular effort, creating space for a completely receptive state of being.


sitting on rocksBobbie Marchand

Pursuing her love of dance, Bobbie, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the equation of Dancer to Yoga Teacher is a common one; it was a life-altering illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated Yoga practice. Pretty soon, the practice became a way of life, with lessons learned on the mat melding with every day relationships and events.

A sweet, soulful teacher, Bobbie encourages students to discover ‘that which does not change’; a deep connection to our spirit that lies beneath external conditioning and habitual patterns. Her classes?….well, it depends what you’re coming for….Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!) Bobbie’s yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place; away from the external stress of our busy lives. 

Endless gratitude to Teachers: Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible path.


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Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop: Discover the Spice Route — Saturday, June 13th — This event has been CANCELLED

Ayurvedic cooking makes use of healing spices.

Join experienced Ayurvedic wellness counselor Sharada for this cooking workshop. Lunch will be served.


  • Ayurvedic wisdom
  • Learn about your doshas
  • Learn cooking secrets for Spring & Summer
  • Interactive culinary experience
  • Treat your taste buds to the six tastes
  • Enjoy delicious food prepared with ancient Indian healing wisdom in mind

$35 to preregister

  by Monday, May 8th because Sharada will have to grocery shop for us! Or: 

$40 on the day of

From Sharada

Namaste, I am Sharada from India living in Syracuse. I am professionally trained as a counseling psychologist, certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic-wellness practitioner. My curiosity towards Ayurveda began when I was a kid as my grandfather was an Ayurvedic doctor. That’s where it all started. My passion is to live and spread the wellness of yoga and Ayurveda as a way of life. Looking forward to coming and sharing this Ancient Medical System – The Knowledge of Life.

Young Living Essential Oils Workshop — Saturday, May 9th — CANCELLED

Come Learn About Young Living Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Saturday, May 9th

1:30PM – 3:00PM

The Yoga House

57 Crown Street, Kingston




T h e   W o r k s h o p :

Come learn about Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and how they can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Essential oils are the immune system of plants making them a completely natural and non-toxic way to positively impact your health and wellbeing. Essential Oils work with your body vs. against it and they are safe to use during pregnancy, on small children and with pets! If you’re already eating organic foods and using dried herbs then you NEED to hear this info and if you’re trying to be more holistically oriented then you don’t want to miss out. We will cover the history of essential oil usage, why brand matters, how to create a non-toxic home, why essential oils work, 10 oils and how to use them for common ailments that pop up (fever, headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression, bug bites, and constipation to name a few), how to naturally boost your immune system and much more. This will be an experiential class where you get to smell, apply and taste (yes, you can ingest these oils) if you wish! Option to order oils will be available if you choose.


Jen Hairston DavisJennifer Hairston-Davis is big on empowerment and helping others in mind, body and soul. She is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Reiki Master Teacher and Young Living Consultant. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Jennifer has been in clinical practice as a psychotherapist for 11 years and has her own practice in Merrick, NY. She also teaches Reiki classes regularly and holds a monthly healing circle as a safe place for spiritual exploration and the practice / advancement of energy work. Jennifer began her journey with Young Living Essential Oils in October of 2014. Reiki, the study of energy and a chronically sick child led her into the world of natural healing. Jennifer is a firm believer that people should have choices, including non-toxic and natural wellness solutions, such that they can take their health into their own hands (literally and figuratively). As a result, she teaches classes on the benefits of essential oils, how to use them and what they can be used for. Essential oils are infused in her lifestyle and healing practices as tools to increase physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. After months of using the oils on herself and her family, she decided to start sharing her experiences with others and has helped many people to embrace a new way of living.

Introduction to Neuro Emotional Technique with Dr. Bruce Schneider–Sat., 3/21, 2-4pm

Introduction to Neuro Emotional Technique

with Dr. Bruce Schneider, D.C.
Saturday, March 21st from 2:00-4:00pm

By donation

NET is a precise and effective tool for locating and releasing patterns of unresolved stress in the body. Many of my patients report that NET sessions have been beneficial in resolving physical conditions and in helping to identify and release causes of emotional stress.During this introductory workshop, we will look at how the body is naturally designed to deal with stress, what happens when the system gets overwhelmed and ways in which patterns of unresolved stress can be located and released. In addition to the presentation, a demonstration of NET will be offered to attendees and a self-care protocol will be given for use at home.


Bruce Schneider, Doctor of Chiropractic has been in private practice for 27 years. He is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College and has trained with the Upledger Institute for Cranio-Sacral Therapy. Dr. Schneider completed a four year program in the Pathwork, a dynamic process for deepening self awareness.

Community Class Gathering & Info Session — Nov. 9th, 6:15pm

Creating a Yogic Community: Giving In & Giving Back

A Gathering & Informational Chat

with Fran Benton, Supervisor of the Children’s Program of Family Inn

Hosted by Amy Reed

Sunday, November 9th, 6:15pm

Refreshments will be served. 

Fran will join us immediately following the Community class to provide information about the organization and a thoughtful retrospective on how your weekly donations have impacted her children and families in our community.

Attend both the class and gathering, or skip the class and just mellow out afterwards with some amazing Kingstonites as we get to know Fran and the wonderful work she does.

Amy Reed, The Yoga House, Teacher, Yoga, Kingston, NYThe Community Class

Held each Sunday from 5:00-6:15pm invites you to connect more deeply to selfless service (Seva) and the art of giving. Proceeds from each class benefit The Family Inn Program of Family of Woodstock Inc., a United Way Agency. Teacher Amy Reed encourages students to tap into the root of the yogic philosophy of kindness in thought and deed. It is remarkable what doing for others does for the soul!

The Art of Relaxation — Yoga and Healing Touch w/ Emma Silverman, Sat. 11/8, 1:30-3:30pm

The Art of Relaxation: Yoga and Healing Touch

with author Emma Silverman
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:30-3:30pm
$25 door / $20 by Nov. 5th


Emma Silverman Art of Relaxation Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY


The Art of Relaxation workshop is a gentle, guided flow with massage, adjustments, and juicy yoga postures sure to stretch you into yoga heaven. Join author and yoga instructor Emma Silverman for this incredible opportunity to experience the healing powers of touch and to deepen your practice. This restorative class will guide you into bliss.




Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Emma Silverman Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY Joy of Yoga. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. After working at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health (North America’s largest yoga retreat center), she is currently a yoga instructor at Cornell University, with thousands of students worldwide. Her previous book, THE JOY OF YOGA, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing (forthcoming August 5, 2014) and has sold German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese translation rights. She resides in Ithaca, New York.


Register Below by Nov. 5th:

Art of Healing Workshop