Holiday Drive for the Family Inn

Holiday Drive for the Family Inn

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The Family Inn is the local emergency shelter here in Kingston. This holiday season we are organizing a drive of necessary supplies of which they are in need. Please bring the donated items to the studio and we’ll bring it over to the shelter. Thank you in advance for your support of this necessary facility in our community.

The Family Inn is in need of the following:

  • watercolors from Pelican
  • Sketch pads
  • portfolio folders
  • paint pads (for watercolor projects)
  • drawing pencils (both color and charcoal)
  • journals
  • pillows
  • socks for kids and adults
  • slippers for kids and adults
  • dental floss and toothbrushes for kids and adults
  • bathrobes for kids and adults
  • tissue boxes
  • sippy cups
  • nailclippers for kids and adults
  • bodywash for kids and adults
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • Mustela baby products
  • Aveno baby products
  • twin sheets and pillow cases
  • blankets for twin beds

Standing Rock Benefit Class – Tuesday, December 13th, 6-7:30pm

Standing Rock Benefit, The Yoga House

Benefit Class for Standing Rock

Tuesday, December 13th

6:00-7:30pm

By attending Leigha’s regularly scheduled House Flow class on Tuesday evening, December 13, 6-7:30pm, you will contribute directly to the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock who are busy preparing for a frigid season of protest. Read more about their efforts to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on their website.

This effort is inspired by a collective of yogis from the Hudson Valley. Visit the indiegogo campaign to read more about this movement of inspired yogis.

Monday Night Chant Sessions

Monday Night Chant Sessions

Every Monday 8:15pm

Beginning October 3rd

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We’re excited to announce that beginning Monday, Oct. 3, The Yoga House will be hosting Monday Night Chant Sessions led by the studio co-owner, Jacqui Nash, at 8:15pm (after the 7pm House Flow class). Each week, we’ll explore the use of music and the vibration of our voices with traditional chants and mantras and the accompaniment of the harmonium as an extension of meditation and of connection to our practice. The sessions will be about 30 minutes, and attendance at the 7pm is not necessary. We hope that you will join us! These sessions are free of charge.

October Focus–Our Lineage

October Focus

The Ashtanga-Vinyasa Lineage

You have probably heard us quoting the likes of Iyengar, Yogananda and other yoga masters before or after class, and if you have been to the studio recently, you have seen a few new faces on the front wall. They are T.K.V. Krishnamacharya, Paramahansa Yogananda, B.K.S. Iyengar, and Pattabhi Jois. Although these are certainly not the only fore-figures of the yoga tradition (Hey! where are the women?), they are among the most authoritative practitioners and teachers of yoga as we now know it. This month, we shed light on the history of modern yoga, specifically our Ashtanga-Vinyasa heritage, by sharing from some of the major texts written by these and other influential yogi and yogini teachers. Here’s a brief snapshot:

T.K.V. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), who came from a family of yoga philosophers, was a celebrated yoga scholar and Ayurvedic physician credited with the revival of Hatha Yoga‘s physical forms. He had a reputation for being a demanding teacher of ancient texts and yoga asana as methods of gaining “right knowledge” of the divine. He is called the “architect of vinyasa” and “the father of modern yoga” and was guru to many influential yogis, from Pattabhi Jois to Iyengar to Indra Devi.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) heard his life’s calling — to experience oneness with the divine — quite early on in his life. His meditations took him from teacher to teacher until he found his guru, Swami Yukteswar, who advised him to take the teachings of yoga to the U.S., which he did in 1920, eventually opening the Self-Realization Fellowship in Los Angeles, California. He penned Autobiography of a Yogi, detailing his incredible and ofttimes mystical-magical journey toward union with the cosmic consciousness.
Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009) is said to have codified the system of Ashtanga Yoga asana, from the Primary Series to the Advanced Series, as it is still practiced today. According to Pattabhi Jois himself, the sequences he popularized were taken, nearly pose by pose, from the teachings of his longtime teacher Krishnamacharya. Chanting, breathing exercises, meditation, and intense study of philosophical texts were also a major component of Jois’ teachings.
New limbs and leaves are sprouting on yoga‘s ancestral tree every day. Thanks in part to these teachers, the practice is alive, well, and evolving as it unites practitioners around the globe in the aspiration to realize our connectedness. Look forward to sharing the journey together on our mats!In peace,

Leigha & Jacqui

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 springy, bamboo-floored 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. Not that we don’t thrive on the intimacy of our own space… It’s just that, this’ll be an adventure.

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. It’s got a sign that says, “Standard” above it and an arrow pointing down to it! — 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.

I’ll be unlocking The Yoga House at around 7, so please grab a block, a strap, and a blanket if you don’t have your own. We’ll have to drop props back off before Felipa’s folks start coming in, around 9:15 + we’ll want to get our ninety minutes in, so arrive on time!

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

Peace, peace, peace,

Leigha