The Reset Button – A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand — Saturday, January 9th 2:30-4:30 P.M.


A Yin and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand

Saturday, January 9th

2:30-4:30 P.M. 

$20 before Jan. 6th/$25 after

Location: The dance space upstairs at BSP

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In our busy, over-stimulated lives, it’s not often enough that we give ourselves time to recharge our bodies in a restful, reflective way. The practice of Yin Yoga slows us down and though quietly passive, is deeply challenging on many levels.  Designed to elongate the connective tissues (ligaments and fascia), postures are held for a long period of time with the depth of the pose being guided by attention, breath and patience.

The Restorative Yoga process is all about ‘un-doing’ which, for many of us, is easier said than done. This vital practice calms the nervous system and encourages the exploration of total relaxation. Often supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks, Restorative Yoga allows the body to be completely supported, involving little to no muscular effort, creating space for a completely receptive state of being.


sitting on rocksBobbie Marchand

Pursuing her love of dance, Bobbie, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the equation of Dancer to Yoga Teacher is a common one; it was a life-altering illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated Yoga practice. Pretty soon, the practice became a way of life, with lessons learned on the mat melding with every day relationships and events.

A sweet, soulful teacher, Bobbie encourages students to discover ‘that which does not change’; a deep connection to our spirit that lies beneath external conditioning and habitual patterns. Her classes?….well, it depends what you’re coming for….Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!) Bobbie’s yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place; away from the external stress of our busy lives. 

Endless gratitude to Teachers: Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible path.


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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!

Scott Johnson Takes Over the Monday & Wednesday Morning House Flow Classes

Meet Scott Johnson!

Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am

Come meet Scott Johnson who has taken over the Monday and Wednesday morning House Flow at 9:30am. A 2015 graduate of The Yoga House’s Teacher Training program, he brings his crew coaching expertise to bear in the yoga studio. He has a gift for communicating the nitty-gritty of asana alignment in an approachable and lighthearted way. Noticing that yoga has been excellent cross-training for this avid skiier, rower & spinner, Scott is eager to share yoga’s physical and psychological benefits with others: “Yoga should be practiced in a spirit of lightness and fun! Like all of life,” he says, “yoga is practice not perfection.” Read more about Scott and other teachers on our Teachers page.

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.

Jessie Montague Takes Over the House Flow on Saturdays, 9:30-11:00am

We are pleased to announce that, beginning September 12th, Jessie Lee Montague will now teach our House Flow class on Saturdays, from 9:30-11:00am. Jessie brings many years of experience and advanced studies in anatomy, and we are so happy to have her .


Jessie Lee Montague (E-RYT)

Jessie MotegueJessie has been studying and teaching yoga for nearly two decades. She was co-founder and co-director of Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck NY From 2005-2013. Her original studies brought her to Neyyar Dam INDIA where she received her first Teacher Certification. Upon returning back to the states she dove in head first with another Teacher Training Program in Woodstock NY and became one of the first core staff members at Bliss Yoga Center (now Woodstock Yoga). Jessie continues her studies in The Yoga Anatomy Advanced Studies Program through the Breathing Project based in NYC, with teachers Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews. Jessie teaches in the vinyasa tradition from the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and emphasizes an exploration of the breath within the postures, and how the breath both informs alignment and creates a continuous Jess new side crowthread between the postures. Jessie has a non-dogmatic approach to teaching and believes that yoga is an exploration of our entire being: body, breath, mind and spirit. She comes to these practices with joy first and foremost. The intention is to gently navigate our bodies into these beautiful postures which reflect the natural world so that we can better explore our deepest potential and connection to each other and to our planet with grace and lightness of heart.

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