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