Community Class Gathering & Info Session — Nov. 9th, 6:15pm

Creating a Yogic Community: Giving In & Giving Back

A Gathering & Informational Chat

with Fran Benton, Supervisor of the Children’s Program of Family Inn

Hosted by Amy Reed

Sunday, November 9th, 6:15pm

Refreshments will be served. 

Fran will join us immediately following the Community class to provide information about the organization and a thoughtful retrospective on how your weekly donations have impacted her children and families in our community.

Attend both the class and gathering, or skip the class and just mellow out afterwards with some amazing Kingstonites as we get to know Fran and the wonderful work she does.

Amy Reed, The Yoga House, Teacher, Yoga, Kingston, NYThe Community Class

Held each Sunday from 5:00-6:15pm invites you to connect more deeply to selfless service (Seva) and the art of giving. Proceeds from each class benefit The Family Inn Program of Family of Woodstock Inc., a United Way Agency. Teacher Amy Reed encourages students to tap into the root of the yogic philosophy of kindness in thought and deed. It is remarkable what doing for others does for the soul!

AcroYoga Workshop with Adi Carter — Sat., Oct. 25th 12:00-1:00pm

AcroYoga

A workshop with Adi Carter

Saturday, October 25th
12:00-2:00pm   $25

 

 

Acro Yoga The Yoga House Kingston NYThe Workshop
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of Yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness.  This workshop will focus on using core awareness to help practitioners balance on each other and take flight to truly experience the joy of being inverted and supported without the effort and struggle of trying to hold yourself up.

 

Open to everyone, there will be an emphasis on therapeutic flying to stretch the shoulders, release tight hips and open up the back in backbends.  Feel free to come with a partner but it is also fun to come by yourself as you will get to work with a bunch of new people who usually become your friends soon there after.

 

PR_headshot2Adi Carter Bio
Adi has been a life long student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment have taken her on adventures around the world to share the modalities of shifting perspective through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking and just about anything else you can think to do on the Earth’s terrain. Traveling & teaching often times with her car as a home base, you can find her somewhere in the vicinity of an ocean, climb site, mountain or legit climbing tree as she works with students on and off the mat to discover a new sense of balance, strength and focus in whatever their form of practice might be. www.adicarter.com

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The Art of Relaxation — Yoga and Healing Touch w/ Emma Silverman, Sat. 11/8, 1:30-3:30pm

The Art of Relaxation: Yoga and Healing Touch

with author Emma Silverman
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:30-3:30pm
$25 door / $20 by Nov. 5th

 

Emma Silverman Art of Relaxation Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY

 

The Art of Relaxation workshop is a gentle, guided flow with massage, adjustments, and juicy yoga postures sure to stretch you into yoga heaven. Join author and yoga instructor Emma Silverman for this incredible opportunity to experience the healing powers of touch and to deepen your practice. This restorative class will guide you into bliss.

 

 

 

Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Emma Silverman Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY Joy of Yoga. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. After working at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health (North America’s largest yoga retreat center), she is currently a yoga instructor at Cornell University, with thousands of students worldwide. Her previous book, THE JOY OF YOGA, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing (forthcoming August 5, 2014) and has sold German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese translation rights. She resides in Ithaca, New York.

 

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Evening Meditation with Sharon Rosen — Every 3rd Friday, 7-8:00pm. Next Session Nov. 21st

Evening Meditation

7:00-8:00pm, third Fridays

Our next meditation event is on November 21st, 2014.

Drop-in fee is $13 (or use your membership card).

Leave the week behind and enter your weekend in peace. Join us for this month’s class, where the focus will be shamatha (calm abiding) and metta (loving-kindness) meditation. Deepen your ability to be present, compassionate and loving towards yourself and with others. Our time together includes instruction, inspiration and practice. Developing mindful awareness through meditation allows us to “bloom like the lotus, at home in the muddy water.”

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Join us every third Friday for an hour-long guided meditation led by teacher and author Sharon Rosen. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.

According to Sharon, “Meditation helps us to become more present to life. Through the practices, we develop feelings of unconditional friendliness towards ourselves and others. Each month we will explore different aspects of meditation, including mindfulness, lovingkindness, walking meditation and guided body scans. You will leave these sessions inspired, refreshed and with solid tools that you can weave into your everyday life. Please join us and begin or deepen your own meditation journey.”

Preregistration is NOT necessary, but feel free to reserve your spot.


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sharon rosen, meditationSharon Rosen

(Read more at her website, Heart of Self Care)

Life is filled with bright, shiny objects that distract us, knock us off track, and keep us from knowing our truest needs. They pull us away from our core values and innate wisdom.

How do we figure out what really works for us?

I believe that we all have the ability to find those answers, even if we can’t always access that wisdom or follow through on it. It has to do with slowing down and listening deeply, two things that are not given much respect in this world of information overload. High speed, next generation wireless networks keep us always plugged in out there but not in here where it helps the most.

The essence of what I teach and embody in my work comes from learning to listen deeply to myself. It’s about paying mindful attention to my body and soul to figure out what works for me. I’ve learned how to give myself what I need to truly flourish and feel strong and vibrant. I feel so grateful to be able to share this learning with you.

O+ Festival — Events at The Yoga House October 11th & 12th

O+ Festival Kingston

Saturday, October 11th

  • Leigha teaches a House Flow class, free with your O+ wristband or make a donation: 12:45-1:45pm

Sunday, October 12th

  • Jacqui teaches a House Flow class, free with your O+ wristband or make a donation: 12:45-1:45pm
  • Nidhi Huba leads Heart Centered Sound & Crystal Healing, free with your O+ wristband or make a donation: 2:00-3:00pm

 

Learn about the O+ Festival , find out where to buy a wristband, and peruse the rest of the 2014 schedule here.

 

EXPLO+RE O+ Festival Yoga Kingston NY

October Focus of the Month – Vinyasa

Focus of the Month: Vinyasa

 

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As we arrive into autumn, a season of transition, with its vibrant colors, chilly evenings, and bountiful harvests, we are focusing this month on Vinyasa. While the literal translation of the word vinyasa means “to place in a special way,” we often designate the term for the set of postures that separate sequences, appear in our sun salutations, and clear out one side of postures to repeat the same postures on the other side. Whether you’re thinking of the literal or more common translation, the word connotes the transitional quality of yoga as we systematically take our minds and bodies from one point and safely land at the next with our controlled breathing and specific movements. We say that Vinyasa is a flow, an unobstructed path to a final destination. As Pattabhi Jois has declared, “When vinyasa is perfect, the mind is under control,” and we can attain a state of meditation and liberation through this “special placement” within our practice.