Roll & Recovery Monthly Class with Dee Pitcock — Fri., Feb. 1st- 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Next one: Friday, Feb. 1st

5:30-6:30pm

Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street, Kingston

Cost: $16 – This is a special class. No class cards please.

The Roll and Recovery workshop will introduce you to self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques, using a variety of grippy balls, bands, breath work and stretching to help release fascial tension. Manipulation of fascia keeps it supple, well-hydrated and reduces adhesions. SMR also assists in correcting muscle imbalances. Want to know more about fascia? See below.


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dee pitcock, roll & recovery, the yoga houseny, kingston, hudson valley, nyDee Pitcock is a Certified Primal Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer who has been training clients and teaching fitness classes in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. She has had the pleasure of helping people lead healthier lives with her work at The Mohonk Mountain House, Signature Fitness in Kingston, The Ridge in Stone Ridge, the Yoga House and Woodstock Healing Arts as well as providing in-home training for private clients. Though a lifelong athlete, Dee faced many challenges with her own body composition and health that necessitated a deep dive into nutrition and ways in which to achieve balance in her life right down to the cellular level. Having been through the trenches, she emerged with more tools and an even greater passion to help her community become happier and healthier.

What is Fascia?

Fascia provides a protective sheath around our entire body as a whole and also surrounds each organ and muscle for protection.  The human framework depends upon fascia to provide form, cohesion, separation and support and to allow movement between neighboring structures without irritation. Every muscle, organ, bone, nerve, and blood vessel is covered in a thin film of fascia, yet all these fascial pockets are interconnected to form a continuous, integrated fascial matrix covering the whole body from the top of the head to the tip of the toes.

Emotional upset/trauma, physical trauma, an inflammation or infection, structural imbalances of any kind, poor posture as well as scar tissue and adhesions may all create inappropriate fascial strain. Flexibility and spontaneity of movement are lost, setting up the body for more trauma, pain and limitation of movement. These powerful fascial restrictions pull the body out of its three-dimensional alignment.

In addition, fascial tissue aids in the repair of tissue and is an important neutralizer of toxins within our bodies and those in our environment.

Studies have shown that additional benefits SMR include:

  • Muscle relaxation:SMR helps reduce and eliminate stored tension in muscles, which aids in alleviating aches and pains.
  • Suppression or reduction of trigger point sensitivity and pain:SMR promotes the release of endorphins to help reduce pain.
  • Reduced soreness and improved tissue recovery: SMR increases circulation, allowing oxygen and other nutrients to reach the muscles and other soft tissues.
  • Improved joint range of motion, which helps restore optimal length-tension relationships:SMR helps prepare joints for increased range of motion and loads that accompany stretching, strengthening and other dynamic movement exercises.
  • Reduced adhesions and scar tissue that improves the elasticity of muscles and other soft tissues, to improve movement and reduce pain.
  • Regulation of the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a role in decreasing inflammation.
  • Increased activity in the mitochondria of cells, helping promote repair and growth of muscle tissue.
  • Improved neuromuscular efficiency.
  • Decreased neuromuscular hypertonicity.
  • Decreased overall effects of stress on the human movement system.

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The Yoga Sutras Weekend Immersion with Edwin Bryant — February 2-4, 2018

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

A Weekend Immersion with Edwin Bryant, Ph.D.

February 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2018

At our Midtown location, 474 Broadway Ave., Kingston, NY

Have you fallen in love with the Sutras yet?  This rich and many-layered text lays out, quite directly, the why and the how of yoga as it is meant to be practiced. This weekend intensive is especially appropriate for yoga teachers, serious students of yoga, and academics who would like a deeper understanding of the origin, content and living application of the most essential text in the yogic lineage as a whole. Edwin Bryant’s published commentary and interpretation summarizes the most significant pre-modern commentaries, adding clarity and insight in an accessible but rigorous way. He is both scholar and committed yogi on the path. We are honored and delighted to be hosting him and we hope you will join us for this exceptional chance to dig deeper into yoga’s roots.

12 Continuing Ed credits available for Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teachers. 

 

About Edwin

Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly community, Edwin’s Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, the traditional source for the story of Krishna’s incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.

As a personal practitioner of yoga for 35 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly, Edwin strives to combine academic scholarship and rigor with sensitivity towards traditional knowledge systems. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country. His translation of and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009) is specifically dedicated to contributing to the growing body of literature on yoga by providing insights from the major pre-modern commentaries on the text with a view to grounding the teachings in their traditional context.

The Text
 
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Notes from the Traditional Commentators. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux in press 2008.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classical ancient Indian treatise on the practice of Yoga. While Yoga conjures up images of bodily postures and stretches in popular western culture, this aspect of yoga, the asanas, is only the third limb of the eight limbs outlined in the Yoga Sutras — and, indeed, Patanjali pays only passing attention to this aspect of the system. This seminar series will consist of a close reading of Patanjali’s original text, focusing on the opening section of the work, wherein Yoga is defined and the state of samadhi, liberation, described, as well as on the eight limbs of yoga covered in the heart of the text, which outline the step by step methods for attaining this enlightened state. Attention will be paid to the pre-modern commentaries of the text, thus exposing students to the traditional understanding of the practice of classical Yoga and its goals. Students are advised to bring any copy of the Sutras which has the Sanskrit text in romanized script as attention will be focused on the original source rather than its westernized manifestation.

 

Purchase the Sutras here.

 

Approximate schedule (to be finalized) 

7-9:30pm, Friday, Feb. 2

11:30-4:30pm, Saturday, Feb. 3

10:00-2:00pm, Sunday, Feb. 4

 

What to bring and what to expect

  • We recommend that you purchase the text above, but bring any copy of the Sutras that has Sanskrit transliteration.
  • Bring a notebook and pen.
  • Edwin is an engaging, lively, humble and knowledgeable speaker (see an interview here). Come with your questions and curiosity!
  • We have a choice of bolsters, mats, blankets and chairs to sit on.

 

Cost

  • FLASH SALE through January 10 – 20% off = $240
  • The total immersion costs $300. We ask for a deposit of $100 to reserve your spot.
  • No partial attendance, please. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact us at info@theyogahouseny.com

 

FLASH SALE PRICING – Good through January 12

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Assists Intensive YTT Module with Adi Carter, June 7-9

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modules

Touch is a powerful tool for connection, healing and deepening the yoga practice. Explore adjustments rooted in Thai Massage and physical therapy with an emphasis on creating proper alignment for the recipient while also making the adjustment sustainable to give for the giver.  

Learn:

  • Hands-on assists for many major poses
  • How to offer empowering assists that deepen & encourage.
  • How to offer corrective assists
  • How to approach assists safely and respectfully

Adi Carter  

Adi Carter is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and bodyworker who draws from a background of over 20 years in sports injury management and adventuring to keep her always inspired and problem solving ways to strengthen and increase productivity in the body. Her classes focus on structural alignment principles combined with energy work and touch based off of Eastern medicine and she uses Thai Massage as a basis for physically adjusting students in yoga classes and also for teaching students (and teachers) how to safely adjust each other and begin to tap in to their natural healing abilities.    

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Back Care Is Back! A 4-Week Series – June 3-24 – with Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein

Back Care Basics: Yoga Therapy for a Healthy Back

June 3rd-24th

with Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein

Monday nights Uptown

5:30-6:45pm

$80 for the 4-week series.

 

ami jayaprada hirschstein, back care basics, yoga therapy, the yoga house, yoga, kingston, ny, hudson valley

Meets:
June 3rd,
June 10th,
June 17th,
June 24th

Through re-educating the body in alignment, learn how to eliminate chronic pain and discomfort. Create balance in the body using therapy exercises and bring yourself back to the way your body was intended to be: open and free!

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, C-IAYT, AHC is a certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor. She has been teaching therapeutic yoga for over 20 years. She has helped many students overcome chronic pain and injuries. For more information about her work please visit JMYOGA.COM.

Testimonial: My back surgery years ago only reduced the frequency of my sciatic pain. At the recommendation of my physical therapist, I decided to give YOGA a chance. My Facebook friends suggested Ami and they were right. I had some serious doubts about this, but I was proven wrong. Ami‘s straightforward approach to daily stretching for only 15 minutes not only stopped my pain, but also gives me extra energy.

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Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class, Fri. 5/17, 5:30-6:30pm Uptown

Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class

with Jim Gordon

Friday, May 17th 5:30-6:30pm

Uptown Studio, 57 Crown St. Kingston

$16 Drop-in (no class cards, please)
Registration strongly encouraged, space is limited

For joy and Well Being-come hear how “fake” laughing becomes real laughing using fun and brain chemistry to induce feelings of merry mirth. Then we’ll practice laughter yoga together, playfully using eye contact, childish antics, stretching and breathing to bring up joyous energy. We end with a relaxing savasana. Read more about this practice.

Jim Gordon has a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a BS in Aging Services, is certified to  facilitate laughter yoga, and is a Hospice volunteer. He  has a certificate in adult and family mediation, and a certificate as an aging- in-place specialist.  Jim is married with one adult child and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Amy Kletter, live in New Paltz, New York.  His website is www.laughingataging.com   


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Philosophy Intensive Module with Leigha Butler, May 17-19

Philosophy: Living the Texts of Yoga

May 17-19, 2019

Teacher: Leigha Butler

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesTogether the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras form the backbone of the yoga system. One of the most beloved and widely read texts in the world, the Gita, is just as valuable to yoga practitioners today as it was when it was written over 2,500 years ago. Likewise, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a still-relevant, totally accessible and indispensable guide for each and every soul who sets out to practice yoga in any form. Over the course of the weekend, Leigha conducts easily digested lessons that break down the most salient concepts from each text. You will walk away with a strong understanding of yoga’s foundational principles and a practical plan for incorporating them into your day-to-day life. Learn:

  • Essential yoga concepts and tenets from The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita, like:
    • Establishing mental tranquility
    • Abiding by the 8-limbed path
    • Practicing consistently with non-attachment
    • Focusing on a single-pointed purpose or calling
    • Understanding one’s own obstacles and gifts on the path

Required Texts: (Please bring these)

   

Leigha Butler leigha butler yogaBefore yoga absorbed her every moment, Leigha spent nearly ten years teaching college literature, journalism and environmental writing. Now she marries her love of teaching the written word with her love of teaching yoga. Join her for a down-to-earth, meaning-packed weekend of yoga philosophy, self-exploration and lifestyle development.

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