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

2:00-4:00pm

$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.


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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!

 

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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.

 

The Reset Button – A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop — Saturday, January 9th 2:30-4:30 P.M.

THE RESET BUTTON

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, 323 Wall Street, Kingston

legs up the wall, bobbie marchand, yoga

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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Kirtan – Devotional Music & Chanting – Saturday, January 9th, 7:00pm

Kirtan at The Yoga House

with Bobbie Marchand

Saturday, January 9th
7:00pm
By donation

“When we see the beauty of our own being we are seeing the beauty of the Being that is the One of which we are all a part. And when we turn towards that One, love is the natural reaction of the heart.” -Krishna Das

Kirtan is a celebration of life in song. Join voices with our satsang, or community, for an evening of devotional music and call & response chanting led by Bobbie Marchand. This event will be held at The Yoga House unless we’re busting at the seams in which case we will announce a location change to BSP’s upstairs dance space. Visit our Events page for updates. No registration required but we would appreciate if you RSVP to our FaceBook Event so that we can gauge interest.

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.