Breath, Space, Structure; Exploring Pranayama and Movement
with Anne Robinson
Saturday, November 14, 2:30-4:30pm
$20 pre-register/$25 day-of
Join Anne Robinson of the Hudson Valley’s MaMA to understand the true relationship of breath and movement in your vinyasa practice. This workshop will begin with feeling the diaphram move with the breath and progress into experimenting with movement through space, with the awareness on the breath. We’ll watch as the shape of the body changes, how that affects the breath, and note how the breath affects the shape change of the body. We will experiment with and discuss how being in touch with the breath can move the whole being into a deeper and more expansive place.
Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival
Sat. & Sun., October 3rd & 4th
Windham Mountain Resort, Windham, NY
Does an entire of weekend of yoga, wellness and music sound appealing to you? Join Leigha & Jacqui for their second appearance at the Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival 2015. Between the two of them, there will be SEVEN offerings from The Yoga House throughout the weekend. Take classes and workshops with Leigha, Jacqui and many other gifted yogis and yoginis from the Hudson Valley and far beyond.
Explore the offerings and sign up here. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the festival.
with Mel Toth
Gentle Yoga is designed for anyone who would like to practice at a careful, soothing, conscientious pace. Students have reported feeler better, lighter, and younger after beginning a weekly gentle yoga regimen. Don’t let bodily limitations prevent you from enjoying the physical and emotional benefits of a yoga practice.
Mel’s yoga journey began in her living room over 13 years ago. An educator since 1998, Mel has taught 4th grade, co-authored a strategy book for teachers and served as a tutor and Director of Education for several NY learning centers. From her extensive background in education, Mel brings a solid understanding of how each student interprets information differently and may apply those misinterpretations to his or her body. As such, she strives to make her instruction clear and accessible for students of all levels of experience. Mel’s classes focus on the development of a solid foundation through the use of props, demonstration, description, and encouragement, while exploring basic principles of alignment, balance and relaxation. By encouraging her students to respect their physical limitations while exploring what is possible, Mel aims to help each individual learn how to serve the unique needs of their body. She is forever grateful to her first yoga teacher, Jill Gnassi, whose expert Iyengar instruction taught her how attending to small details could make a huge difference in her life, both on and off her mat.
Practice to the Live Music of Native American Flutes
Music by David Levy/Taught by Julie Colton
Saturday, June 27th, 5:00-6:15pm
Come practice to the live sounds of David Levy’s Native American Flutes. David describes his improvisational music is not a performance but a prayer and invites you to join him and Julie through poem:
Come, come to the house of prayer
Though there is no house
Though there is no prayer
just this, just this
Come to the house of prayer