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.

Live Music Drop In



Community Night & Vegan Potluck with Flute Player David Levy — Saturday, June 27th — 6:30pm

Join us for our third Community Night & Vegan Potluck where Native American-style flute player David Levy will join us with his sacred music after we dine on the delicious vegan dishes made by you! Bring the whole family, a dish, and enjoy the company of our growing community.
Vegan Potluck at The Yoga House
If you really want the full evening of the delights of The Yoga House, come to Julie Colton’s 5:00pm Flow & Go class, where David will accompany the class–practice to live music! Sign up here.
About David
David’s music is fully improvised. His playing is responsive to the people in the room as well as to the energy of the room itself, from the mood to the weather. His playing is not intended as performance but as prayer.
       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.
                                                  -David Levy

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.

Discover…

  • 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.