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.


Reserve My Spot for Evening Meditation


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.

NEW Class Time Beginning in October! Tues/Thur 7:00-8:00am — House Flow with Julie

Early Morning House Flow

T/Th 7:00-8:00am

You asked, and we want to deliver! For those who like to get an early start, we’re offering a morning House Flow, beginning this October. It’s just one-hour long on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00am to 8:00am with Julie Colton. The class will be an abbreviated version of our cornerstone, open-level flow class. See our schedule page for information about class times, subs and cancellations.

 

House Flow

This is our classic, open-level Vinyasa Flow class. In it, we honor the infinite possibility inherent in each breath as we move through an asana practice that is equal parts challenging and sweet. Asana practice becomes a transformational and healing experience when it is intimately tied to breath-work. Although the class is physically rigorous, we offer modifications to accommodate your level of experience.

 

 

 Julie Coltonjulie colton, the yoga house, kingston, ny

Music and the arts have engrossed Julie since she started to play for various Protestant churches at the age of 10. With undergraduate degrees in Jazz Piano Performance and Music Composition, she found the perfect blend of art and spirituality when she started practicing yoga years ago. In the artistic beauty of the yoga asanas, symbolizing components of Julie Colton, The Yoga House, Kingston, NYnature, and in the vibrational energy of music, Julie found in yoga a way to, as Joseph Campbell would say, “follow [her] bliss.”

Considering herself the eternal student who is now lucky enough to teach what she has learned, she is continuing her studies in graduate school so she can teach high school Biology and Math.  She continues the spiritual journey of practicing the eight limbs of yoga as well as studying healing arts like Reiki.

This is our classic, open-level Vinyasa Flow class. In it, we honor the infinite possibility inherent in each breath as we move through an asana practice that is equal parts challenging and sweet. Asana practice becomes a transformational and healing experience when it is intimately tied to breath-work. Although the class is physically rigorous, we offer modifications to accommodate your level of experience. – See more at: http://theyogahouseny.com/classes/#sthash.RHlmSrki.dpuf
This is our classic, open-level Vinyasa Flow class. In it, we honor the infinite possibility inherent in each breath as we move through an asana practice that is equal parts challenging and sweet. Asana practice becomes a transformational and healing experience when it is intimately tied to breath-work. Although the class is physically rigorous, we offer modifications to accommodate your level of experience. – See more at: http://theyogahouseny.com/classes/#sthash.RHlmSrki.dpuf
This is our classic, open-level Vinyasa Flow class. In it, we honor the infinite possibility inherent in each breath as we move through an asana practice that is equal parts challenging and sweet. Asana practice becomes a transformational and healing experience when it is intimately tied to breath-work. Although the class is physically rigorous, we offer modifications to accommodate your level of experience. – See more at: http://theyogahouseny.com/classes/#sthash.RHlmSrki.dpuf

September Focus of the Month — Alignment

Iyengar AlignmentIt is through the body that we realize we are a spark of divinity. –B.K.S. Iyengar

With the recent passing of B.K.S. Iyengar, whose contribution to yoga brought us a new understanding of the human body and its possibilities, we would like to focus, this September, on alignment. For many yogis, the word alignment calls to mind specific anatomical cues: “This limb externally rotates while that appendage abducts; this joint opens while that muscle contracts or extends.” All of this is incredibly useful for entering asanas correctly, for preventing injury, and for sustaining longevity in the practice. But for Iyengar, a pristinely correct, anatomically driven asana practice was only one small part of the bigger yoga picture. It is he who said, “Health is the state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.” It is only when we achieve the alignment of these three elements, he would have reminded us, that “the gates of the soul open.”