House Flow, Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am
Kundalini Yoga, Meditation + Gong, Uptown, Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
HariPrakaash teaches Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. In 1996 she began her practice in Woodstock, New York. She has been teaching since 2006. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the “Gong Movement” to the Hudson Valley of NY in a very grass roots way, by teaching out of her living room. She inspires and guides people daily and has assisted dozens of people to take KRI teacher trainings to become teachers. She holds an International KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. HariPrakaash travels the planet with her Teacher Harijiwan, she has attended and is certified in dozens of KRI Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trainings. More about at HariPrakaash.com
Yoga Basics, Uptown, Saturdays, 10-11:15am
Mela is a RYT 500 and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working with holistic-based nutrition and wellness for individuals and with groups for almost 15 years. Mela holds a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, CW Post Campus and received additional education from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, studying in person with some of the top leaders in nutrition today. She is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners is a member of the Yoga Alliance. She is currently working toward advanced accreditation from the National Health & Wellness Consortium and the International Coaching Federation. Mela continues her yoga studies with Sondra Loring, having received her 200 hour and 500 hour certifications with Sondra here in the Hudson Valley.
Mela is also a writer and speaker who brings all of her wellness acumen into her teaching and coaching. It is her belief that breath, movement, proper nourishment, rest, service and bringing some joy/fun into each day comprises an extraordinary life. And if there’s a will, there’s a way! Her teaching reflects these beliefs.
Yoga en Español, Uptown, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm
Nydia, who is originally from Medellin, Colombia, came to The Yoga House five years ago looking for a place to meditate and to calm feelings of anxiety she experienced throughout her journey as an immigrant. She realized that in yoga she had an opportunity to pause from the fast pace of everyday life and to enjoy a date with herself. It is in this quiet space that Nydia found she could truly listen to her mind and body. As a yoga instructor, Nydia creates a safe space that allow others to reconnect with themselves and to find a way to feel at home. With her enthusiastic personality and a tremendous sense of wonder, Nydia is passionate about empowering others to overcome their fears and any obstacles that might prevent them from leading the life they desire. Her beginner class is offered in Spanish and she welcomes all new beginners to yoga.
Nydia es de Medellin, Colombia. Hace cinco años llegó a La casa del Yoga (The Yoga house) buscando un lugar para meditar y calmar su ansiedad producto de todos los cambios que estaba viviendo a través de su experiencia como inmigrante en un nuevo país. Ella encontró en el yoga una oportunidad para hacer una pausa de los días caóticos y disfrutar de una cita con ella misma. En este momento de quietud Nydia pudo escuchar lo que su cuerpo y mente necesitaban. Como instructora de yoga, Nydia trabaja para crear un espacio seguro que le permita a otros conectarse con ellos mismos y encontrar una manera de sentirse en casa. Con su personalidad entusiasta y tremenda capacidad para maravillarse de lo cotidiano a Nydia le apasiona empoderar a otros para que puedan superar sus miedos y obstáculos que en ocasiones no nos dejan liderar la vida que queremos vivir. Su clase para principiantes se ofrece en español y está abierta para todos aquellos nuevos al yoga.
Christina is inspired by yoga to live each moment more mindfully while keeping her body healthy and strong. Her introduction to yoga was a prenatal class she took when she was pregnant with her daughter 18 years ago. Christina has since fallen in love with yoga and she wants to share it with anyone interested in giving it a try. She is committed to making her class engaging and nurturing for all, and more challenging for those up for the task. She finds yoga to be a very personal, non-competitive practice. Instead of looking for a perfect pose, she hopes you leave the mat feeling more nourished and balanced within.
Kundalini Yoga, Meditation + Gong: Uptown, Fridays 9:30-11:00am
Prenatal Yoga: Uptown, Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm
with Christina Byron-Steen
It’s no secret that prenatal yoga can be one of the best forms of exercise for mamas-to-be. Prenatal yoga can help pave the road for a more joyous pregnancy, a more confident labor & delivery and a better postpartum recovery. The class will open with discussion so that future mamas can share stories, concerns & ideas about topics related to pregnancy. After the discussion, you’ll explore breathing techniques and gentle prenatal poses for women new to yoga, and we will even touch on some sequences for more experienced practitioners. Each class will end with restorative postures, meditation and final relaxation. Come to connect with your baby, your body and other mamas-to-be.
Playshop: Uptown, First Fridays 5:30-7:00pm
with Amy Reed
As the name implies, this vinyasa class is designed to PLAYfully dive into your favorite poses – binds, balances, inversions, and linking – in a relaxed, conversational, and explorative environment. Questions are welcome and laughs guaranteed, as we break down the pose puzzle. Let’s yoga play!
Aroma RESTorative: Uptown, Third Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm
with Mel Toth
Aroma RESTorative explores the power of gentle movement, supported poses and Young Living essential oils to help release physical and mental tension. Mel will lead you through postures incorporating props to support the body, offering a different essential oil with each supported pose. Guided breath work and relaxation techniques, as well as diffusing of oils, will be incorporated throughout. A brief description of each oil’s properties and benefits will also be included. Come discover how scent can bypass the conscious mind and bring you to bliss! Suitable for all levels.
Baby & Me: Uptown, Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm
with Amy Reed
This class is for parents with their babies under 18 months. Spend time with baby on the mat. Stretch, play and connect with your child in the supportive company of other moms and parents.
Yoga Suave en Español: Uptown, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
with Mackenzie Rudis
La clase suave de yoga ayuda con la eliminación del estrés y permite personas relajar en un lugar seguro. Esta clase intenta ofrecer relajación completa con posturas restaurativas y movimientos suaves. Con respecto a las necesidades del cuerpo, la clase permite que uno puede soltar tensiones y practicar cuidado personal.
This gentle yoga class helps to eliminate stress and allows people to relax in a safe place. The class is intended to offer complete relaxation with restorative postures and gentle movements. With regard to the body’s needs, the class allows one to release tensions and to practice self-care.
Including the new offerings listed above, we’ll also be adding more options of some of your favorite classes (description here) including:
- House Flow: Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45am with Anne Robinson
- Early Morning House Flow: Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00-8:00am with Felipa Gaudet
- Guided Ashtanga: Midtown, Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm with Jacqui Nash
- Yoga Basics: Uptown, Saturdays 10:00-11:15am with Mela Stevens
- Yoga en Español: Uptown, Mondays 6:00-7:00pm with Nydia Valencia