Munchkin & Me Yoga, for Ages 2-4 — Sign up now for our last session of the summer, which begins July 31st.

MUNCHKIN & ME YOGA

For Kids 2-4

+ Mom, Dad, or Guardian

M&M promoThursdays, 3:30-4:30pm

 

Session #1: (Registration is now closed for Session #1, but you can still drop in for a single class.)

June 26th – July 24th

Drop in to a single class for $18.

 

Session #2:

July 31st – August 28th

Please register by Monday, July 28th. Price is $75 for the session.

 

Price for one session = $75

Space is limited. Please use the drop-down PayPal button below to preregister.


Munchkin & Me Preregistration



The class will be taught by Mel Toth who comes to us highly recommended and whose joyous energy and enthusiasm for all aspects of yoga is contagious.

Melanie Toth (Mel)

Mel’s yoga journey began in her living room over 13 years ago. An educator since 1998, Mel has taught 4th grade, co-authored a strategy book for teachers and served as a tutor and Director of Education for several NY learning centers. From her extensive background in education, Mel brings a solid understanding of how each student interprets information differently and may apply those misinterpretations to his or her body. As such, she strives to make her instruction clear and accessible for students of all levels of experience. Mel’s classes focus on the development of a solid foundation through the use of props, demonstration, description, and encouragement, while exploring basic principles of alignment, balance and relaxation. By encouraging her students to respect their physical limitations while exploring what is possible, Mel aims to help each individual learn how to serve the unique needs of their body. She is forever grateful to her first yoga teacher, Jill Gnassi, whose expert Iyengar instruction taught her how attending to small details could make a huge difference in her life, both on and off her mat.

House Flow on Thursdays with Michael Gould

10:00-11:30am

Have you been able to take a class with our Michael Gould yet? He is a dedicated, conscientious, and humble yogi whose lighthearted and melodic delivery is disarming, lulling, and motivating all at once.

We asked him a few questions recently about what makes him tick.

Michael Gould

Q: What initially drew you to the practice of yoga?

A: I have always been interested in physical fitness, and for years I was an avid runner, biker, and swimmer, and found these activities to be very beneficial. But as a criminal defense lawyer doing trial work in New York City since the early 80′s, I realized that I also needed a way to reduce some of the stress in my life. In the later part of the 1990′s, I was getting lots of hip pain and knee pain from my workouts, and was told by orthopedists that I would have to think about hip and knee replacements, and I was not trying to hear any of that! so I tried yoga, first Yogazone VHS tapes of Lisa Bennett and Charles Matkin, and Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga tapes, because I was afraid to show my face at a live yoga class. Once I got hip to the lingo and the poses I finally went to a class in Brooklyn with my good friend Laura who already was an experienced yogi, and I was hooked. I loved the flow from one asana to the next, sometimes speeding it up to make it more cardio, get a real sweat, sometimes moving slowly and mindfully, making it so strong, paying attention to the breath and the intricacies of the pose. I saw the great value in both approaches. I found myself getting so much stronger and in control of my body, and found a natural flexibility that was so cool and inspiring, and I found my stress level going way down to help me in my crazy work. And guess what? no more knee pain, no more hip pain! Inevitably I moved to the more spiritual aspects of the practice, and to a regular meditation practice, which has helped me be comfortable and calm, regardless of the “vicissitudes of the hurlyburly” (as Iyengar has put it).

 

I found my stress level going way down to help me in my crazy work.

 

Q: What are your intentions for your students when you’re teaching?
A: Teachers are so important to us in yoga, as in life. We are all products of all of the teachers we have had in our lives, so I recognize that being a teacher is a great responsibility. My greatest teachers have found a way to gently push me to my full potential while allowing for my need to modify and hold back to avoid injury. I could think that I’m as completely in a pose as I could be, and still be taken further, extend out further and strengthen, and help me to open my heart all the way up to the heavens. This is what I aspire to do as a teacher. I have found so much joy in the practice of yoga, and that is what I want to share with my students.

 

 

Michael Gould
Q: What are some of your favorite asanas to teach and/or practice and why?
A: My favorite asanas to teach and practice are heart-opening and backbending, moving in a courageous way forward, overcoming fear of the unknown. I enjoy working on flexibility, which is so essential for all of us, especially those who like to run and climb, and bike, to offset all of the strengthening and contracting of muscles, to stretch and eccentrically lengthen, to strengthen while stretching at the same time.

 

 

 

 

Tandem Yoga with Emily Seymour

Tandem Yoga with Emily Seymour

Saturday April 14, 12:30-2:30pm

Cost: $25 if you register before April 7th or $30 at the door

Call or email to register 

Come fly with us!  Tandem Yoga is a heart-centered practice that will lift your spirits and turn your world upside down.  Build your flight skills using solo practice and acrobatic partner yoga.  Increase your strength and flexibility and experience new dimensions of your yoga practice.  Open to anyone with a basic yoga foundation and a willingness to explore handstand.  No partner is necessary – come solo or bring a friend!

Emily Seymour has been teaching Tandem Yoga for over ten years.  She has a 1000 hour teacher training certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University.  She enjoys Tandem Yoga’s effectiveness in building friendships and for cultivating personal empowerment.

 

Be Your Own Valentine

An Evening of Yoga, Wine and Chocolate

Saturday, February 11th – $20

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

valentine yoga workshop with allison gould

“To practice kama [pleasure] yogically means to be fully present with whatever you’re experiencing.” – Sally Kempton

Every time we come to our yoga mats is an opportunity to treat ourselves with kindness, mindfulness, and love. That “blissed out” feeling we often feel after a yoga class comes not only from moving the body, connecting with breath, and clearing our minds, but also from the joy and pleasure of treating ourselves well.

On Saturday, February 11th, join Vinyasa yoga instructor Allison Gould for a special evening that honors the love we give to our selves. The evening will begin with an extra juicy, warming, rejuvenating vinyasa flow – designed to leave you feeling simultaneously enlivened and relaxed.

Following the practice, we will share in a celebration of some of the greatest pleasures of life: wine and chocolate. A simple indulgence for the sake of pleasure, joy and love.

Treat yourself, bring a friend, and join with our community for an evening that honors the sweetness of love. Email to pre-register: info@theyogahouseny.com