A Special Flying Flow Class to be held at BSP, Saturday, September 17th, 7:30-9am

Hi Flying Yogis & Yoginis,

On Sat., Sept. 17th, we’ll hold our Flying Flow class at BSP’s upstairs dance space. This way, we can spread our wings and fly (and fall!) without fear of putting a foot through someone else’s rib cage or noggin.

If you park at The Yoga House, just cross the street and find the red double doors in the corner of the giant brick building. That’s the back door to BSP — official address is 323 Wall Street. The doors will be unlocked and someone will be there to guide you to the second floor dance studio. Please bring a mat if you can! If you would like to grab a prop, The Yoga House’s doors will be open. Help yourself to blocks, straps and blankets, but please plan to drop them back off when we’re finished up with class.

I’m really looking forward to the chance to play around with a lot of room for movement!

See you then,

Leigha

 

 

“Play”Shop with Amy Reed – Registration Full

“Play”Shop with Amy

Friday, May 13 7-9pm

$25 for 2 full hours of fun!

This event is full. Please email us if you’d like us to host another “Play”shop.

Amy Reed Playshop at The Yoga House Kingston NY Hudson Valley Handstand

It’s your favorite yoga class and the teacher is guiding toward a peak pose, one you’ve been wanting to try for months! You eagerly get your “oomph” ready, give it a few tries, and just when the breath and body start to align and the pose begins to make sense, the class moves on to something else (much to your dismay!) and it’s time for savasana.

In this “workshop,” we’ll playfully dig in to poses you like and want to try… be it a deeper bind, a balance or an inversion… in a relaxed environment, over the span of two hours, so you’ll have just the time you need to put the pose-puzzle together for yourself.’

Questions and open dialogue are encouraged, and students will be taught to work together to provide assists and support.  It’s designed to be organic, fluid, fun and informational… AND ALL ABOUT PLAY!

Meditation Vacation — Saturday, April 23rd — 12:00-3:00pm

MEDITATION VACATION

An Experiential Meditation Intensive

Saturday, April 23rd

12:00-3:00pm

$25: Register below

Meditation Vacation

Experience HEALING IN ACTION

  • Meditate using a non-denominational approach
  • Explore a variety of meditation styles
  • Discover the meditation technique that suits your disposition

Learn the BRAIN SCIENCE behind meditation’s healing and
transformative effects

  • Its impact on your parasympathetic nervous system
  • How it restructures your brain
  • Its mechanism for quieting the egoic mind

Acquire concrete tools to start & maintain a regular HOME MEDITATION PRACTICE

  • Connect with accountability partners, if that is your desire
  • Journal to work through the obstacles that stand between you and meditation
  • Get answers to your questions about the why, how & how long…
  • Take home a log & worksheet to facilitate your personal practice

 

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Hillary Hoffman Photography

Leigha Butler E-RYT, MA, is co-owner of The Yoga House in Kingston, NY where she co- directs a Yoga Alliance registered 200-hour teacher training program. She has studied Tantra-influenced meditation with Lorin Roche, PhD and the science of meditation and egolessness with Richard Miller, PhD. Her own practice borrows from many traditions including that of the eight-limbed yogic path and Zen Buddhism. She leads meditative movement workshops called “Consciousness in Flight.”


Meditation Workshop



Summer Slackline Series with Adi Carter

Summer Slackline Series

With Adi Carter

Every Other Sunday in June & July, 2:30-4:30pm

June 12th     June 26th    July 10th    July 24th

 

$100 for Series/$30 per drop-in

 

slackline series yoga kingston new york hudson valleyThe SLACKLINE SERIES is a unique practice that redefines your sense of balance and mental focus on a one inch wide piece of webbing! Great for climbers, yogis, surfers, runners and athletes of all forms, the YogaSlackers bring their unique practice of slackasana to climbing gyms and yoga studios around the world. This practice helps students to develop new techniques of complete body awareness and strength while improving concentration, so much so that some have labeled it “meditation for those who can’t sit still”. In this 2 hour workshop, students will learn the basics of the series including poses such as kneeling, sitting, standing, lying down, arm balancing and even going upside down on the slackline. Often times the practice is combined with AcroYoga and Thai Massage to offer a full exploration into balance and holistic well-being.

 

Meet at Academy Green, on the corner of Clinton Ave. & Albany Ave.

If it’s raining, meet at The Yoga House on Crown Street, where we’ll do AcroYoga guided by Adi.

 


Slackline Series



 

Adi Carter

PR_headshot2Adi has been a life long student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment have taken her on countless adventures around the world and she currently travels and teaches as part of the YogaSlackers & created the Redefining Balance series and retreats to share the modalities of shifting perspective through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking and just about anything else you can think to do on the Earth’s terrain. Traveling & teaching often times with her car as a home base, you can find her somewhere in the vicinity of an ocean, climb site, mountain or legit climbing tree as she works with students on and off the mat to discover a new sense of balance, strength and focus in whatever their form of practice might be. Read more at AdiCarter.com.

Balancing the Chakras: The Practice of Moving Within — March 12th, 2:30-4:30pm

Balancing the Chakras: The Practice of Moving Within

With Stephanie Rose Bifolco

Saturday, March 12th, 2:30-4:30pm

$25 door/$20 by March 8th

Hosted right across the street at BSP.

chakra-body1The practice of balancing our Chakras, the seven primary energy centers along the spine, is available to all students who want to go deeper in their yoga practice. For beginners and experienced yogis alike, this practice can strengthen and balance the flow of life force at the seven most powerful regions of the body: your perineum, sacrum, solar plexus, heart, throat, pineal glad, and crown of the head. This essential practice is diverse and includes self-study, visualization, asana, pranayama, and meditation. Ultimately this practice can awaken your Kundalini, the Spirit Consciousness that lays dormant at the base of your spine and opens your body, mind, and heart to its highest potential!

 

stephStephanie Rose:

Stephanie Rose is an Experienced-Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with The Yoga Alliance, a certified Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher, and a Yoga-Teacher-Trainer at Jai Ma School of Yoga in New Paltz.  She has a Certificate of Completion from a 9-month Ayurveda Living Skills Course, and has trained in the philosophies of the Goddess-Centered Yoga Tradition, Nonviolent Communication, and Restorative Yoga.  Stephanie loves to teach her students about yoga and why yoga poses matter.  She passionately shares the rules to create a foundation for healthy living. at home and at work.  Her higher purpose is to educate groups of people so they can join arms together in a health (r)evolution!

Register for this workshop here.

The Yogic Art of Inclusion: A Diversity Workshop for Yoga Teachers — Saturday March 19th, 2-4pm

The Yogic Art of Inclusion: A Diversity Workshop

for Yoga Teachers and Leaders Across Fields

Saturday, March 19th

2:00-4:00pm

$25 to preregister / $30 day-of

Adriana, Europa, Diversity, Inclusivity

A workshop designed for yoga teachers to learn strategies to cultivate greater inclusion within classes and expansion of the yoga community at large. As a teacher it is vital to cultivate sensitivity and awareness of different cultural and social norms in order to create a safe container, conducive to transformation and learning. You will leave this workshop with tools to better support and serve the communities and individuals you work with.  Come ready to dive in and uncover what is keeping you separate.  Be prepared to participate in powerful group discussions, journal, move your body, and engage in small group activities.  Wear comfortable clothes, bring something to write with and come with an open mind and open heart.

 

EuropaEuropa has a strong yet soft presence as a space holder, and uses their skillfulness in listening to the energies within groups to facilitate individual and collective transformation. Europa’s dedication and passion to create space for all to learn, shows up as a deep curiosity and internal exploration within the processes experienced in classes/workshops. With a passion driven by diversity, inclusivity, and tantric philosophy, Europa helps other see the light that creates our shadow. Europa is a 500 hour Ayurvedic Yoga teacher and works contractually as a program coordinator for the Kripalu School of Yoga 200 hour Teacher Trainings and teaches asana, meditation and pranayama full-time at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.

 

Adriana, YogaAdriana is a compassionate and warm-hearted yoga enthusiast who has a passion for inspiring others on their journey to self-discovery. She believes strongly in the power of yoga as a tool for self-transformation and is dedicated to making yoga accessible to diverse populations, both domestically and internationally. Adriana is a certified 500-hour yoga teacher and holds a degree in International Affairs. She has worked in Public Health and International Development for the last several years. In her free time, Adriana enjoys being in nature, biking, hiking, dancing, cooking, traveling, and building community.


Yogic Art of Inclusion