Core Anatomy Experiential Workshop with Michael Stein — May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm

Core Anatomy & Movement

An Experiential Workshop with Michael Stein

Saturday, May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm

 

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.


Core Anatomy & Movement Workshop



 Michael Stein

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.

Inversion Playtime Workshop — Sat., May 2nd, 2:00-4:30pm with Leigha

Inversion Playtime:

Techniques for Lifting Your Heart Above Your Head

Saturday, May 2nd

2:00-4:30pm

$25 to preregister (by Thursday, April 30th) or $30 to drop in

YOGA House in Kingston, NYTackle 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!

 

 


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Practice to LIVE MUSIC! Saturday, Apr. 25th, 5:00-6:15pm

Practice to the Live Music of Dan Mulqeen

Saturday, April 25th, 5:00-6:15pm

Taught by Julie Colton

 

3519044_origCome experience the creative sequences and spiritual energy of Julie Colton accompanied by the live music of handpan player, Dan Mulqueen. A percussionist of over 13 years and a trained musician, Dan picked up the handpan about six years ago and has mastered this instrument that was only developed in 2000. Strongly influenced by Eastern philosophy, his music is the perfect sound for your journey on the mat.  Preregistration strongly recommended. Regular class price applies. Scroll down to sign up today or email us to use your class card.

Don’t forget to stay after for our 2nd Community Night & Vegan Potluckright after Julie’s class, where Dan will play an informal concert!

What’s the handpan, you ask? Check out Dan’s video:


Live Music Drop In



 

Next Community Night with Live Music!–Sat., April 25th, 6:30pm

Community Night & Vegan Potluck!

With an informal concert by handpan player Dan Mulqueen

Family Friendly  •  Yoga Optional  •  Fun Mandatory

 April 25th, 6:30pm

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We had so much fun at the last Community Night that we must open our doors again! We invite you to come and bring your favorite vegan dish and the kids and relax and enjoy like-minded folks in our beautiful space. And this time we have a special treat for you; an informal concert by handpan player, Dan Mulqeen.

If you really want the full evening of the delights of The Yoga House, come to Julie Colton’s 5:00pm Flow & Go class, where Dan will accompany the class–practice to live music! Sign up here.

What’s the handpan, you ask? Check out this video of Dan.

 

 

This is a free event with a donation bin for the musician.

Yoga Fundamentals: Decoding the Secret Language of Yoga — Saturday, April 18th – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Yoga Fundamentals:

Decoding the Secret Language of Yoga

Saturday, April 18th, 2:00-4:00pm

with Jacqui Nash

$30 day-of/$25 pre-register

YOGA House in Kingston, NYWhen we hear the word “yoga,” we might think of flexibility, stress relief and mindfulness. But beyond that, some are not quite sure what to expect when making that decision to come to his/her first class. Or perhaps you’ve experienced yoga but still can’t follow along and understand the “secret language” coming from the instructor’s mouth. Because there are concepts, words, even movements that seem foreign, people can often feel intimidated and unsure of joining a group class. 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. Or maybe you’ve been, loved it, but still want to know more!

This 2-hour interactive workshop is designed to quell any hesitations and answer any and all questions that you might have about starting or continuing your 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 more “in-the-know” when going to a yoga class. 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.)