Yoga Fundamentals: A Workshop for Beginners, Saturday, Jan. 28th 1:30-4:30pm

Yoga Fundamentals:

A Workshop for Beginners with Amy Reed

Saturday, January 28th, 1:30-4:30pm

$35 for workshop only;

$50 for workshop PLUS 3 classes* (only offered to new students to The Yoga House)

 

hh-tyh2016_0495We’ve all heard of the widely known physical and mental benefits of a consistent yoga practice. We know that when we hear the word “yoga” we think of flexibility, stress relief and mindfulness. But for some, making that step to experience those well-known benefits is not as easy as walking out the door and getting to a class. Often people feel intimidated and unsure of joining a group class for their first experience. Many questions arise: What type of yoga should I try? What’s with all the breathing? If I’m not flexible, can I do yoga? Maybe you’ve already been to a class but felt too uncomfortable and unsure of yourself to return.

This 3-hour interactive workshop is designed to quell those hesitations and answer any and all questions that you might have about starting a yoga practice. We will cover the following topics:

  • A brief history of yoga
  • An introduction to pranayama (breath control) and meditation
  • An explanation of different styles
  • An introduction to common yoga terms
  • A look at some yoga postures and their anatomical alignment

The entire workshop is designed to encourage dialogue, questions and discussion for any and all topics. If you have a question, we are sure that many other people do, so ask away for us all, teachers and students, to learn about the hesitations that arise. We want to provide you with the foundation of basic yoga principles in order for you to feel comfortable when you enter a yoga class for the first time. Join 500-hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT), Amy Reed, for this open forum for any yoga-skeptics.

We have all necessary equipment (props, mats, straps, even water), so bring just yourself. Because we will be doing some postures, please wear comfortable, loose clothing.

(Please note, it is NOT necessary to take this workshop to come to a Beginner’s Class, which we offer of Monday and Friday nights and Thursday mornings.)

*3 Classes to be used within 30 days of first class at the studio.


Yoga Fundamentals Workshop



Chakra Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2:30-5:30pm

Chakra Workshop with Corinne Gervai

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2:30-5:30pm

chakrasymbolssimpleIn this workshop on the Chakras System lead by Corinne Gervai of Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock we will explore what these energy center are, where they are located, what the sounds, senses, colors, elements, symbols that are associated with each one are and how they relate to various aspects of our lives. We will also explore how to weave this information into an Asana (Yogic Postures) class that relates to the various Chakras.

A hand out with information on the Chakras will be provided, so that you can reference the information during the Workshop with ease, as well as in the future when you wish to incorporate it in your classes once you are a Teacher! * A few fun tips on how to remember some of the information by heart will be offered as well.  Corinne is very much looking forward to sharing this time and this rich subject with you!

corinne-2Corinne Gervai is the founder and Director of Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock and has over thirteen years of teaching experience in New York city and locally. She received her Yoga Teaching certification from the Jivamukti Yoga School in the year 2000 after completing the full one year intensive certification program lead by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Corinne taught all levels at The Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City from 2000-2005. Prior to that Corinne taught the Lotte Berk Method which incorporates element of Yoga, dance and therapeutic stretching in New York city and the Hamptons.In 2005 Corinne received her Advanced Jivamukti certification. Upon moving to Woodstock full time in 2005 Corinne taught locally until 2009 when she opened Euphoria Yoga. Corinne offers much gratitude to her main Yoga teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life as well as to all the wonderful teachers that she takes classes and workshops with which continue to inspire her. Corinne offers deep thanks to her beloved students, family and friends that enhance her life daily and her aim is to do the same to the lives of as many beings as she can reach.


Chakra Workshop



Anatomy of Breath with Jessie Montague

Anatomy of Breath: A Workshop

with Jessie Montague

Saturday, November 12th

2:30-5:30pm

$40

($30 for past TYH trainees)

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Come explore breath as the cornerstone of a yoga practice. Learn how the simple act of breathing can inform, and transform, alignment in the asanas, and discover how working with the breath is the most direct pathway to taming the mind to create an effective meditation practice. This workshop will draw upon the anatomical teachings of Leslie Kaminoff and Amy Mathews, authors of Yoga Anatomy, to describe the workings of the respiratory diaphragm and the surrounding musculature involved with deep, expansive breath. Yoga experience suggested. Especially valuable for yoga teachers. Read more and sign up here.

“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



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.