Yoga For Educators 6-Week Series, 4/3-5/15, 4-5pm

Yoga For Educators

6-Week Series

With Amy Reed

Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

April 3rd-May 15th

no class April 24th
$75 Registration Required
Midtown Studio, 474 Broadway


Created to fit the schedule of the local educators, this class will be the perfect end to your work day. Taught by Amy Reed, experience our signature House Flow style yoga class complete with intentional breathing, flowing movement, and opening postures. All levels welcome. Registration is required and please note that there is no class on Tuesday, 4/24.

Yoga for Educators

Roll & Recovery Workshop with Dee Pitcock, Sat., March 10th 11:30am-1:30pm

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Begins: Friday, April 6th


Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street, Kingston

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.


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.

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

Open Meditation Silent Sitting By Donation




Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street

By Donation

Sharing Silence

We are pleased to offer up our Uptown space to sit silently together in meditation or contemplation. 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. A bell will ring to indicate the half-hour, a ten-minute warning, and the closing.


The Format

Each week, you’ll find a suggested “Way In,” posted on the double doors — a line of guidance or inspiration along with a tip or suggestion to make your meditation as comfortable and successful as it can be.

  • Arrive when you wish to.
  • Depart when you wish to.
  • A bell will ring at 8:30 to indicate passage of time.
  • A bell will ring at 8:50 to indicate savasana (final relaxation) if you wish to take it.
  • A bell will ring twice at 9:00 to indicate to closing.
  • After 9 o’clock, feel free to ask questions or share insights!