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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Breath, Space, Structure; A workshop with Anne Robinson, Saturday, 11/14

Breath, Space, Structure; Exploring Pranayama and Movement

with Anne Robinson

Saturday, November 14, 2:30-4:30pm

$20 pre-register/$25 day-of

Join Anne Robinson of the Hudson Valley’s MaMA to understand the true relationship of breath and movement in your vinyasa practice. This workshop will begin with feeling the diaphram move with the breath and progress into  experimenting with movement through space, with the awareness on the breath.  We’ll  watch as the shape of the body changes, how that affects the breath, and note how the breath affects the shape change of the body.  We will experiment with and discuss how being in touch with the breath can move the whole being  into a deeper and more expansive place.

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IMG_1291Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson has over 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of dance and yoga. She performed and taught modern dance in Chicago and NYC for many years before becoming certified to teach yoga and meditation at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. She has studied extensively with Shiva Rea and Yoga Works, prenatal yoga at Kripalu and advanced anatomy for yoga and yoga therapy with Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project. Her dance and movement training includes Horton, Laban, Body-Mind Centering and Ballet. Her personal practice continues with Shiva Rea, Iyengar, Horton and ballet technique classes and meditation on The Radiance Sutras and with Dr Joe Dispenza. Anne has had many wonderful teachers in life, dance and yoga and hopes to pass on their energy, love, grace and compassion.


Hatha, the physical practice of yoga, is a vehicle towards self-awareness. As Iyengar says, ”Health begins with firmness in the body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom and finally the unveiling of the soul … . We work with the body to perfect the soul.“ As we deepen and connect with ourselves through the practice of Hatha Yoga, we let go of physical, mental and emotional habits that are unnecessary. Yoga starts with the physical and ultimately takes the practitioner to a much deeper level of experience.

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.

AcroYoga Immersion with Adi Carter — Sunday, Oct. 18th, 6:30-8:30pm

AcroYoga Immersion Workshop

Sunday, Oct. 18th


Cost: $35


Some of you have been falling in love with the AcroYoga practice, and we want to support you as you take your play to the next level. We have invited Adi Carter back to give us an intermediate-level skills special class that will cover intermediate forward and backward flying, transitions, and therapeutics. If you have been playing for a while now but feel like you have plateaued, or if you would just like to explore what is possible when flyers fly and bases base, then this is the perfect class for you. Some Acro experience recommended, please.


Acro Yoga The Yoga House Kingston NYThe Workshop
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of Yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness.  This workshop will focus on using core awareness to help practitioners balance on each other and take flight to truly experience the joy of being inverted and supported without the effort and struggle of trying to hold yourself up.

AcroYoga Immersion

Adi Carter

Adi 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

Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop: Discover the Spice Route — Saturday, June 13th — This event has been CANCELLED

Ayurvedic cooking makes use of healing spices.

Join experienced Ayurvedic wellness counselor Sharada for this cooking workshop. Lunch will be served.


  • Ayurvedic wisdom
  • Learn about your doshas
  • Learn cooking secrets for Spring & Summer
  • Interactive culinary experience
  • Treat your taste buds to the six tastes
  • Enjoy delicious food prepared with ancient Indian healing wisdom in mind

$35 to preregister

  by Monday, May 8th because Sharada will have to grocery shop for us! Or: 

$40 on the day of

From Sharada

Namaste, I am Sharada from India living in Syracuse. I am professionally trained as a counseling psychologist, certified yoga instructor and Ayurvedic-wellness practitioner. My curiosity towards Ayurveda began when I was a kid as my grandfather was an Ayurvedic doctor. That’s where it all started. My passion is to live and spread the wellness of yoga and Ayurveda as a way of life. Looking forward to coming and sharing this Ancient Medical System – The Knowledge of Life.

Core Anatomy Experiential Workshop with Michael Stein — May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm

Core Anatomy & Movement

An Experiential Workshop with Michael Stein

Saturday, May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm


This intensive workshop will focus on the anatomy of the 3 primary cores: the torso, hip & shoulder.  You will learn how to use yoga asanas and short sequences to isolate these muscles and create more length and strength during your yoga practice. We will break up the class with sun salutes, asana sequences as well as anatomy of the core muscles for better understanding. This workshop is perfect for any yogi, from the newcomer to the experienced practitioner, who is interested in learning more about the core anatomy and its relation to yoga asana movement.

Core Anatomy & Movement Workshop

 Michael Stein

Michael Stein is the Director of Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz.  He has led fourteen yoga teacher training programs as well as a variety of workshops on Anatomy and Physiology.