Beginners Class Added to Our Morning Schedule

New Beginners Yoga Class

Thursdays, 9:30am

Coming November 5th
with Mel Toth

Learn or revisit the fundamentals every Thursday morning at our newly added Beginners Class, 9:30-10:45am with Mel Toth. We all come to the mat with a unique bodily history, and Mel knows how to get to the heart of how yoga can be your best medicine. One of Mel’s gifts is her attentiveness to each individual. She will pay close attention to your specific needs, and she will break down each posture, offering modifications and suggesting props in order to make any newcomer or returning practitioner feel comfortable. Hope to see you in class!

Breath, Space, Structure; A workshop with Anne Robinson, Saturday, 11/14

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.


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IMG_1291Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson has over 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of dance and yoga. She performed and taught modern dance in Chicago and NYC for many years before becoming certified to teach yoga and meditation at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. She has studied extensively with Shiva Rea and Yoga Works, prenatal yoga at Kripalu and advanced anatomy for yoga and yoga therapy with Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project. Her dance and movement training includes Horton, Laban, Body-Mind Centering and Ballet. Her personal practice continues with Shiva Rea, Iyengar, Horton and ballet technique classes and meditation on The Radiance Sutras and with Dr Joe Dispenza. Anne has had many wonderful teachers in life, dance and yoga and hopes to pass on their energy, love, grace and compassion.

 

Hatha, the physical practice of yoga, is a vehicle towards self-awareness. As Iyengar says, ”Health begins with firmness in the body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom and finally the unveiling of the soul … . We work with the body to perfect the soul.“ As we deepen and connect with ourselves through the practice of Hatha Yoga, we let go of physical, mental and emotional habits that are unnecessary. Yoga starts with the physical and ultimately takes the practitioner to a much deeper level of experience.

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival – Sat. & Sun., October 3rd & 4th at Windham Mountain Resort

ahimsa yoga festival

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

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.

Gentle Yoga — Now offered every Friday, from 12:00-1:00pm

Gentle Yoga

Fridays, 12:00-1:00pm

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 toth, the yoga house, kingston, nyMel Toth

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 Music of David Levy — Saturday, June 27th, 5:00-6:15pm — Class Taught by Julie Colton

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 to the house of prayer
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

 

Regular class price applies. Preregistration is strongly recommended. Email us to use your class card.

 

If you want a full evening of The Yoga House delights, stay after for our Community Night & Vegan Potluck where David will share the melodic sounds of the flutes.

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