“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


An Experiential Meditation Intensive

Saturday, April 23rd


$25: Register below

Meditation Vacation


  • 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


leigha butler meditation yoga gomukuasana

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.

The Yogic Art of Inclusion: A Diversity Workshop for Yoga Teachers — Saturday March 19th, 2-4pm

The Yogic Art of Inclusion: A Diversity Workshop

for Yoga Teachers and Leaders Across Fields

Saturday, March 19th


$25 to preregister / $30 day-of

Adriana, Europa, Diversity, Inclusivity

A workshop designed for yoga teachers to learn strategies to cultivate greater inclusion within classes and expansion of the yoga community at large. As a teacher it is vital to cultivate sensitivity and awareness of different cultural and social norms in order to create a safe container, conducive to transformation and learning. You will leave this workshop with tools to better support and serve the communities and individuals you work with.  Come ready to dive in and uncover what is keeping you separate.  Be prepared to participate in powerful group discussions, journal, move your body, and engage in small group activities.  Wear comfortable clothes, bring something to write with and come with an open mind and open heart.


EuropaEuropa has a strong yet soft presence as a space holder, and uses their skillfulness in listening to the energies within groups to facilitate individual and collective transformation. Europa’s dedication and passion to create space for all to learn, shows up as a deep curiosity and internal exploration within the processes experienced in classes/workshops. With a passion driven by diversity, inclusivity, and tantric philosophy, Europa helps other see the light that creates our shadow. Europa is a 500 hour Ayurvedic Yoga teacher and works contractually as a program coordinator for the Kripalu School of Yoga 200 hour Teacher Trainings and teaches asana, meditation and pranayama full-time at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.


Adriana, YogaAdriana is a compassionate and warm-hearted yoga enthusiast who has a passion for inspiring others on their journey to self-discovery. She believes strongly in the power of yoga as a tool for self-transformation and is dedicated to making yoga accessible to diverse populations, both domestically and internationally. Adriana is a certified 500-hour yoga teacher and holds a degree in International Affairs. She has worked in Public Health and International Development for the last several years. In her free time, Adriana enjoys being in nature, biking, hiking, dancing, cooking, traveling, and building community.

Yogic Art of Inclusion

1 Billion Rising Hudson Valley 2016 — Saturday, February 13th, 7:00am-7:00pm – This event is coming up very soon. Buy your tickets this week!



Saturday, February 13th

An All-Day Event: 7:00am-7:00pm

$40 for an all-access wristband


One Billion Rising is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. Join the Hudson Valley community for a celebration of ourselves and our ability to empower and assist others through COMMUNITY, CARING and REVOLUTION. Teachers and healers from around the county will be donating their classes for the day with all proceeds going to support the Washbourne House, a shelter which houses and supports survivors of domestic violence.

Suggested Donation – $40 for full enjoyment of any and all classes a part of this REVOLUTION. See the poster below or the event website for a list of participating locations and the complete schedule. Tickets can be purchased in advance at any participating location or the day of the event.

1 Billion Rising

This year we are “ENLARGING, DEEPENING AND EXPANDING” the call for REVOLUTION, harnessing our COLLECTIVE ENERGY, and connecting our BODIES with the REVOLUTION.

“The struggle of humanity is the struggle to return to our bodies. Through trauma, cruelty, shame, oppression, violence, rape, and exclusion, the body of the human species has been hurt, wounded, and we have been forced to flee our bodies.”
Through yoga, meditation, dance and many more healing modalities, we will join in this year’s Revolution bringing about a “new kind of consciousness – one where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.”


Purchase your wristband here.


Yoga Fundamentals: A Workshop for Beginners SOLD OUT

Yoga Fundamentals:

A Workshop for Beginners

Saturday, January 23rd, 1:30-4:30pm

There are no more spaces available for this workshop.

If you are interested in us hosting another, please email us at info@theyogahouseny.com.

YOGA House in Kingston, NYWe’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 2-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 The Yoga House co-founder and  instructor, Jacqui Nash, 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.)