Arm Balancing Workshop with Alisha Mai

Saturday, May 19 from 2:30-4:30pm

Cost: $25 to preregister by May 12. Or $30.

Come expand and deepen your arm balancing practice at The Yoga House’s upcoming workshop with Alisha Mai.  After a brief, warming vinyasa flow, we’ll explore keystone hand and arm balances through specific, digestible steps.  You’ll have the opportunity to practice, witness and spot each of the postures we work with, amplifying your progress.  You’ll walk away with new tools for home-practice, including safe, effective methods for spotting and self-spotting postures, as well as core-work techniques for graceful lightness.  Most importantly, you’ll take home strengthening & healing exercises for hands and shoulders, preparing for a lifetime of healthy arm-balance practice.




{New!! Beginning 5/9 – This is an ongoing workshop. Drop-ins most certainly welcome!}

with Jerrice Baptiste

Wednesday nights, 7:15 – 8:45. By donation: a suggested $8 to $12.

What does it feel like to enter the silence?  What does it feel like to be still?  What treasures lie within these realms? Connecting with our higher self can only happen when we fully embrace stillness and enter the silence. 

The practice of Authentic Poetry helps us to:

  • Access the infinite silence and stillness within and without
  • Connect with the energy of the inner body with guided meditation
  • Be present with our unique inner voice
  • Uplift our spirit with the writing and sharing of poetry

Jerrice Baptistewhose Sunday evening radio show Women of Note you might have heard on 98.1 WKZE, is a Poet, founder and facilitator of Authentic Poetry healing in the Hudson Valley. For several years, Jerrice has shared her gentle and supportive practice of Authentic Poetry with all types of people who need to experience and access their own healing power. Jerrice uses guided meditation, prayer, and spiritual poetry from the East and West to uplift and feed your soul. For several years, Jerrice has shared her Authentic Poetry Healing practice in the Reuner Cancer Support House at Benedictine Hospital and several of the Hudson Valley’s healing centers, schools, and library programs. This practice is non-denominational, people from all faiths are welcomed.  Experience the gentle process of Authentic Poetry healing today.

*** All writers welcome, no previous writing experience needed.  Poetry from other published poets & writers from the East and West will serve as inspiration for your own authentic poetry writing.  Please bring a notebook to this class.  ***



Restorative Yoga Workshop

With Sally Delmerico

Saturday, June 9th & 16th
3:30 – 5:00pm

More info to follow!



Discovering the Sacredness of Sound and Breath


Phil Shiva Jones

Wednesday, July 11th, 7:30 – 9:30pm
$20 to preregister or $30 at the door

~ A Spiritual Sound and Breath Meditation Workshop ~

Visiting Australian interfaith minister and recording artist Phil Jones will present an interactive workshop teaching meditation and simple breathing techniques with the Australian didgeridoo. The didgeridoo is an ancient mesmerizing drone instrument made from a eucalyptus tree and traditionally played in ceremony and healing by the Aboriginal clans of Australia. Playing the didgeridoo creates soothing and resonant harmonics that easily erase the the ‘monkey chatter’ in the mind – enhancing mental clarity and emotional equanimity. The primordial vibration of the didgeridoo and the simple breathing techniques help create a state of relaxation, lower blood pressure, relax the heart, improve digestion, and – as reported by the British Medical Journal – significantly reduce sleep apnea and snoring.

        Phil will teach four basic steps during the workshop:

Step 1. Accessing a state of inner tranquility and connecting to the Divine within, which includes simple breathing exercises for enhanced meditation.   (The most important aspect of the instrument.)
Step 2. Demystifying the technique of Circular Breathing, where you’ll learn how to continuously make a sound through the instrument while breathing at the same time.
Step 3.  Bridging the subtle and physical realms via the expansion of Harmonics.
Step 4. Creating nature, animal, percussive, and toning sounds through the Projection of the Voice.

Phil Shiva Jones

has been performing Sanskrit chants for over 40 years and will begin the evening with meditative chanting – setting up a wonderful vibrational atmosphere for the workshop, whereby the participants will be invited to tone and chant the OM mantra as he sings the chants to the accompaniment of a Shruti box (a traditional east Indian instrument).Prior musical experience is not necessary. All participants will be provided an instrument to play during the workshop. Instruments and meditation CD’s will be available to purchase after the workshop.Phil studied seven years with an enlightened Hindu teacher (1968-1975) and parallels the didgeridoo, a non-denominational meditation accelerator, with Eastern Philosophy, New Thought, and Aboriginal Traditions. He was the lead singer and songwriter of the renowned English band Quintessence (Island Records/RCA), where he pioneered the merging of sacred Sanskrit mantras into a modern musical format during the late 1960’s and 1970’s (performing three concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and two at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London).Phil is the only artist to have preformed at the first Glastonbury Music Festival (United Kingdom) in 1970 and ’71 and most recently at the Glastonbury 40th anniversary 2010 where over two hundred thousand people were in attendance….he was also a special guest performing in Australia (for over one hundred thousand people) at the Byron Bay Blues Festival in 2011. An engaging interfaith minister and inspiring singer, he speaks and performs at churches and spiritual fellowships, universities, yoga studios and wellness centers across the USA. Phil has been a frequent guest presenter at Deepak Chopra’s Center for Well-Being, has appeared on radio (NPR, Sightings, etc) and television (The Wisdom Channel, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, BBC), and is featured performing and teaching the Australian didgeridoo on the IMAX DVD: ‘Sydney – A Story of a City.’



Tandem Yoga with Emily Seymour

Saturday April 14, 12:30-2:30pm

Cost: $25 if you register before April 7th or $30 at the door

Call or email to register. [Update: Only a few spots left. If the first session fills, we will open a second workshop session later in the afternoon.]

Back by popular demand!


Come fly with us!  Tandem Yoga is a heart-centered practice that will lift your spirits and turn your world upside down. Build your flight skills using solo practice and acrobatic partner yoga. Increase your strength and flexibility and experience new dimensions of your yoga practice. Open to anyone with a basic yoga foundation and a willingness to explore handstand. No partner is necessary – come solo or bring a friend!

Emily Seymour has been teaching Tandem Yoga for over ten years. She has a 1000 hour teacher training certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University. She enjoys Tandem Yoga’s effectiveness in building friendships and for cultivating personal empowerment.








WOMEN’S WORKSHOPS for WELLNESS: A Day of Free Healing at The Yoga House (Thanks to all of the inspiring, wonderful women who made this day a success!)

Saturday, March 24 – FREE

11:00am – 7:00pm Please call or email to preregister (for one event or many). We expect slots to fill quickly!

The Yoga House is honored to present a free event: WOMEN’S WORKSHOPS FOR WELLNESS, featuring classes and private healing sessions conducted by four members of our holistic healing community. Experience the healing impact of yoga, Andean healing, life coaching and reflexology.


A Quick Guide to the Healing Schedule

11:00 – 1:00pm Lunation…Exploring the Sacred Feminine through Yoga and Movement with certified spiritual mentor Lynda Wisdo

1:00 – 3:00pm Andean Archetypes Workshop – Shedding Our Stories, Standing in Our Power with Andean healer Veronica Sedda

3:00 – 5:00pm SpiritWise Wellness Coaching: Individual Laser Sessions with Sharon Rosen, CWC, CMT

5:00 – 7:00pm Reflexology and Women’s Health with counselor and healer Gwendolyn Outlar Davis


More About the Healing Sessions

11:00 – 1:00pm

Lunation…Exploring the Sacred Feminine through Yoga and Movement

with Lynda Wisdo


[Lunation] the period of time from one New Moon to the next about 29 ½ days… a lunar month…the heart of all feminine cycles.

This workshop invites women of all ages to explore their feminine energies through various yoga postures and sequences of self-directed or authentic movement. Much like the Lunation cycles which move us through the dark of the New Moon into the light of the Full Moon each month, our explorations will include postures that are deep and meditative as well as more open and active movement.  We will conclude the workshop with a guided meditation honoring the Sacred Feminine that dwells within each and every one of us. In addition to yoga and self-guided movement, ideas and questions will also be presented to help inspire participants to continue exploring their personal feelings about feminine spirituality on their own after the workshop is over. Please wear clothing that will allow you to move freely and comfortably. In addition, if you like, bring a notebook to journal about your experience.


As a certified spiritual mentor, yoga instructor and Reiki practitioner, Lynda Wisdo brings tools gathered through her personal healing from the aftereffects of abuse and from an intense spiritual/menopausal crisis to her work with women undergoing various types of feminine transitions or crises.  These tools include spiritual mentoring, dream exploration, yoga and movement, energy practices and creative writing exercises.  In an effort to further enhance her skills and deepen her knowledge about spiritual crises and the Spirituality of the Feminine, Lynda is also currently pursuing an MA degree in Transpersonal Studies/Spiritual Mentoring at Atlantic University and expects to graduate from this program sometime in 2012. You can reach Lynda with questions about the workshop or about individual sessions at, 914-474-8177 or at her website at




1:00 – 3:00pm

Shedding Our Stories, Standing in Our Power: Learning from the Earth and Her Many Teachers

with Veronica Sedda

Many ancient cultures utilized nature and their environment as example for how they lived their lives. The connection to nature and to our universe has its roots in feminine spirit. Mother earth provides us with many creatures, that we can call upon to learn from in all aspects of our lives. In this workshop, Veronica will introduce the archetypes of the Inca medicine wheel, the gifts they can share with us, and how to embody these gifts in daily life. Please dress comfortably, bring a pillow to sit on, a stone of your choice as well as an open mind. Please also bring a pen and paper.



Veronica Sedda practices Andean medicine traditions, is an intuitive, clairvoyant and a reiki practitioner. She offers energy healing sessions to assist clients in shedding what no longer serves them, that they might more readily gain the gifts and lessons of their experiences. Her focus is on finding the origin of the issue in order to heal all aspects of the mind, body and soul. She encourages client participation in their healing process, promoting self awareness and responsibility.


3:00 – 5:00pm

SpiritWise Wellness Coaching – Individual Laser Sessions

with Sharon Rosen, CWC, CMT

Have you been wishing you could move forward in some aspect of your life that feels stalled? Are you looking for clarity on a spiritual or emotional issue? Or perhaps you want to make some changes but aren’t sure you’re ready or able to see a clear path forward. This laser coaching session (25 minutes) will provide a shift so you can gain clarity, deepen awareness, and begin taking action in an area of your life that is calling for compassionate attention. Receive guidance from your wisest self by engaging in this transformative conversation.




Sharon Rosen, CMT, CWC is a Certified Wellness Coach, Reiki Healer/Teacher, Meditation Instructor and author of the forthcoming book Crazy World, Peaceful Heart. She has been a massage therapist and healing arts practitioner since 1986 with a focus on stress management, mindful living, and integrative bodywork. Sharon loves teaching women how to dance more fluidly with the challenges of life so they can embody their true essence and wisdom. Find out more and download your free Peaceful Heart Toolkit at




5:00 – 7:00pm

Reflexology and Women’s Health

with Gwendolyn Outlar Davis

This workshop will begin with an explanation of the art and science of Reflexology and culminate with a discussion of the benefits of this modality in supporting women’s wellness. The second hour will be set aside for mini sessions of Reflexology on the hands for those interested in having a brief experience of this gentle yet effective healing modality.


Gwendolyn Outlar Davis is a counselor, teacher, minister and healer. She received her B.A. in psychology from the State University College at New Paltz in 1987. Since that time (and prior to), she has spent many hours advocating for the emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual wellbeing of children of all ages. Her notability for her healing work in the art and science of Reflexology began in 1990 after she became certified in Reflexology with Laura Norman and Associates in New York City. A few years later, she became an Ordained Non-Denominational Minister and Certified Reiki Master/Teacher in the Usui Tradition. Gwendolyn teaches and practices both Reflexology and Reiki. She also facilitates meditation sessions and holds workshops on various metaphysical subjects.










An Ongoing Class: Prenatal Mommy & Partner Yoga

Sundays, by donation


We have an ongoing prenatal class for moms-to-be and their partners on Sundays from 11:45-1:15pm. Please join us weekly, or feel free to drop in.

The class is very gentle. Our aim is to create an environment of non-judgment, safety, and calm for partners so that they can draw upon the postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques we’ve practiced when the big day comes. Although the standard focus in a prenatal class is on mom, we remember that the day can be overwhelming, sometimes even frightening, for dad or partner too. With that in mind, we tailor the class to meet the couple’s individual and combined needs. A typical class is composed of mostly seated postures, many hip openers, a few standing postures, some partner poses, and then a restorative posture for the mommies while daddy or partner works on a strengthening posture or another guided sequence.

Some students have absolutely no experience with yoga, others have practiced for years. Even the most intimidated or disinterested partners will discover a loving, comfortable, nurturing, and fun environment. The class is also a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and parents-to-be.

Please direct your email to Leigha if you have any questions, or feel free to drop in on Sundays. The class is by-donation, a suggested $8-12.




Be Your Own Valentine:

An Evening of Yoga, Wine and Chocolate

Saturday, February 11th – $20

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

valentine yoga workshop with allison gould

“To practice kama [pleasure] yogically means to be fully present with whatever you’re experiencing.” – Sally Kempton

Every time we come to our yoga mats is an opportunity to treat ourselves with kindness, mindfulness, and love. That “blissed out” feeling we often feel after a yoga class comes not only from moving the body, connecting with breath, and clearing our minds, but also from the joy and pleasure of treating ourselves well.

On Saturday, February 11th, join Vinyasa yoga instructor Allison Gould for a special evening that honors the love we give to our selves. The evening will begin with an extra juicy, warming, rejuvenating vinyasa flow – designed to leave you feeling simultaneously enlivened and relaxed.

Following the practice, we will share in a celebration of some of the greatest pleasures of life: wine and chocolate. A simple indulgence for the sake of pleasure, joy and love.

Treat yourself, bring a friend, and join with our community for an evening that honors the sweetness of love. Email to pre-register:



Art Opening Event

Weather the Bakwoods: Clothing As Canvas

February 4, 6-8pm – No charge

weather the bakwoods

From the artists of Bakwoods Productions, featuring screen printing on mixed media. Oh, and let us not forget to mention: Among the Bakwoods artists is the one who created The Yoga House’s logo! And we couldn’t be happier.


From New Year’s Resolution to Lifestyle:

How to Make Positive Change Stick! [Cancelled]

Saturday, January 28th – $15
           4:00 – 5:30 p.m.


The beginning of the new year seems like the perfect time to focus on making change for the better; yet in spite of your best intentions and deepest desire, after a few weeks you find you are back to your old routines and patterns. You feel like you should be able to “just do it!” and then feel worse when your new diet or workout plan starts to fall by the wayside.




In this 90 minute workshop, you will learn:

  • Exactly why it is so difficult to make change stick.
  • What neuroscience can teach about how to rewire your brain.
  • How to engage your Internal Motivation System.
  • Tools to keep you focused on your goals.

Join Sharon Rosen, Certified Wellness Coach, Reiki Healer/Teacher and Meditation Instructor, for this fun, informative and potentially life transforming class. She has been a healing arts practitioner since 1986 and invites you to download your free Peaceful Heart Toolkit at




New Year’s Day – FREE Class!

2:00 – 3:30 P.M.


Be receptive to abundance in 2012. Join Leigha for a special New Year’s class that will take you from detoxifying twists and breathing exercises to sequences that bring about poise, openness, and a ready heart. 




A Night of Art & Celebration

Saturday, December 3, 6-8pm

Bring a friend, and stop by to have a glass of wine, a savory treat, and to check out the holiday art show. No need to RSVP. Come by any time between 6 and 8!




Lucent Winter

Artwork by ERIN DINAN

Erin Victoria Dinan



Thanks to all…

who attended the month’s two amazing events — the Tandem Yoga Workshop & Awosting Alchemy’s first birthday celebration & art show. A special thanks to Emily Seymour, Lauren Tamraz and SUNY New Paltz’s Printmaking Club. We’re so glad our studio space could be used to showcase so much creativity! Humbled and awed….

Check out Awosting Alchemy’s November edition — just released!




Tandem Yoga Workshop

November 5, 4:00-5:30pm

Gear up for tricks and playtime. Friend of the studio Emily Seymour will teach us an acro-influenced, Tandem Yoga class.

Tandem Yoga is a heart-centered practice that explores balanced opposition and connection through collaboration. We will embody the earth and sky elements through acrobatic yoga and partner assists. Includes an overview on healthy alignment in backbends. All levels are welcome although a basic yoga foundation is recommended. No partner is necessary – come solo or bring a friend!

Suggested love donation of $10

All proceeds will go to Off the Mat, Into the World®, a non-profit organization dedicated to bridging yoga and social activism.  This event is part of LuvMat’s Yoga Empowers Project (YEP).

Spaces are limited and filling up quickly. Email to reserve your spot!




Paper Anniversary

Saturday, November 5, 6-8pm

Pencil us in… Our November 5th art show is shaping up to be an ambitious one. We certainly hope you’ll join! We’re helping Awosting Alchemy (Aw/Al), the Hudson Valley’s magazine of words and art, celebrate their first anniversary by featuring several artists whose pieces will be displayed in Aw/Al’s next issue.

In store that evening:
  • Literary readings by past and present contributors to Aw/Al
  • Artwork by SUNY New Paltz’s Printmaking Club
  • Wine, apple cider and finger foods!



O+ Festival & Self-Health Workshop


O+ Festival
We are pleased to announce our involvement with uptown Kingston’s O+ Festival, a musical and artistic celebration of health and wellness. The Yoga House will host a yoga meditation breakout session on Saturday, October 8th, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. Join us by attending Festival’s Public SELF HEALTH SEMINAR with Yoga and Meditation, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC SATURDAY OCT. 8, from 1:30 to 4:30pm. The event begins at The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Building at 300 Wall Street and will continue at The Yoga House and other yoga venues at 3:00pm.


Announcing: A Big Discount… $30 Class Cards for One Month Only!

Attend any class or workshop (see above) the weekend of October 7th, 8th and 9th, and purchase a monthly-unlimited card for just $30! All attendees qualify, even if you’ve already got a class card. We’re doing this, in part, to promote Kingston’s O+ Festival, happening that weekend. See our schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday class times.


Thank You So Much!

To all who participated in The Yoga House’s opening day–we couldn’t have been happier with the events. The classes were fantastic, and the art opening, well, rocked! Thanks so much to Liz, Jenn and Akemi for being such an integral part of the opening. Your artwork is truly inspiring, and so many people came out to see your work. So happy it’ll be here for the month.

Thank you from The Yoga House in Kingston.