Come out and play!
Academy Green Park
Sunday, July 19th
5:00pm till 6:30pm (and beyond!)
$20 for the Slackline Workshop
By-donation AcroJam & Potluck Party to Follow
Join experienced Ayurvedic wellness counselor Sharada for this cooking workshop. Lunch will be served.
by Monday, May 8th because Sharada will have to grocery shop for us! Or:
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.
Thanks to the participants in our weekly AcroYoga meet-up, we have raised enough funds to bring AcroYoga expert Adi Carter to us without having to charge a registration fee. We had great fun last time she came to The Yoga House, and we are ready for more!
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.
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.
Saturday, May 9th
1:30PM – 3:00PM
The Yoga House
57 Crown Street, Kingston
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Come learn about Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils and how they can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Essential oils are the immune system of plants making them a completely natural and non-toxic way to positively impact your health and wellbeing. Essential Oils work with your body vs. against it and they are safe to use during pregnancy, on small children and with pets! If you’re already eating organic foods and using dried herbs then you NEED to hear this info and if you’re trying to be more holistically oriented then you don’t want to miss out. We will cover the history of essential oil usage, why brand matters, how to create a non-toxic home, why essential oils work, 10 oils and how to use them for common ailments that pop up (fever, headaches, migraines, stress, anxiety, depression, bug bites, and constipation to name a few), how to naturally boost your immune system and much more. This will be an experiential class where you get to smell, apply and taste (yes, you can ingest these oils) if you wish! Option to order oils will be available if you choose.
Jennifer Hairston-Davis is big on empowerment and helping others in mind, body and soul. She is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Reiki Master Teacher and Young Living Consultant. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Jennifer has been in clinical practice as a psychotherapist for 11 years and has her own practice in Merrick, NY. She also teaches Reiki classes regularly and holds a monthly healing circle as a safe place for spiritual exploration and the practice / advancement of energy work. Jennifer began her journey with Young Living Essential Oils in October of 2014. Reiki, the study of energy and a chronically sick child led her into the world of natural healing. Jennifer is a firm believer that people should have choices, including non-toxic and natural wellness solutions, such that they can take their health into their own hands (literally and figuratively). As a result, she teaches classes on the benefits of essential oils, how to use them and what they can be used for. Essential oils are infused in her lifestyle and healing practices as tools to increase physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. After months of using the oils on herself and her family, she decided to start sharing her experiences with others and has helped many people to embrace a new way of living.
Tackle an inversion that has been just out of reach in this fun and playful workshop designed to give you the tools, safety guidelines, alignment strategies, and confidence you need to master or refine poses like headstand, forearm stand, and handstand. Specific, hands-on instruction will be offered for those who are newer to inversion play, and funky follow-up variations will be offered for inversion vets.
This workshop is designed to meet you where you’re at: If you’re new to inverting and wish to practice a shoulder-stand or headstand for the first time, that’s what you will work on! If you are already an inversion junkie and wish to gain even more control in your handstands or presses, then that’s what YOU’LL work on!
The workshop begins with a brief discussion about the why and how of inverting. Then I’ll have you feel the subtleties of safe (and effective!) anatomical tweaks during a guided, warming yoga practice. I’ll pepper in chances to get upside down during our flow. To explore the inversions, we’ll do some partner work, wall work, and finally independent work in order to hone our new skills. Looking forward to seeing you heart-side up!