Teacher Training & Intensive Learning Info Session, Sat., Sept. 22nd, 11:15am

Free Info Session

Saturday, September 22nd

11:15am @ Midtown Studio

Our modular intensive training begins this November and topics range from asana sequencing to yoga history to muscular anatomy and beyond, with standards exceeding those set forth by Yoga Alliance. Attend the free information session to learn more about our program.

 

Read more about our new modular format here.

 

Please email us at info@theyogahouseny.com with any additional questions about our program.

 

APPLICATION:

To download our program application, click here: The Yoga House Module YTT Application 2018-2019.

 

TESTIMONIALS:

The Teacher Training Program at The Yoga House was nothing short of a life-altering experience. Leigha and Jacquelyn form a uniquely knowledgeable and skilled pair, whose dedication to the practice and their students is unparalleled.  –Amy

 

I had high expectations for the Yoga House’s teacher training, but Leigha and Jacquelyn far exceeded them.  –Corinna

 

Do not be afraid of the challenge, as you will enter as a student and then emerge as a transformed yoga teacher, embarking on a new beginning. I highly recommend jumping in, and you won’t regret it!  ­–Kerri

 

I was impressed by the way Jacquelyn and Leigha moderated a large group with varying levels of yoga experience, knowledge of anatomy, and philosophical understanding.  –Sarah

 

Jacquelyn and Leigha’s passion for yoga is inspiring and something they readily share with all around them! Their teaching has the right amount of rigor combined with compassion and a willingness to learn from all.  –Melinda

 

Jacquelyn & Leigha’s support after graduation is evident and meaningful. I would highly recommend them.  –Michele

 

This program is incredible and I always felt supported during the process. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, kindness and encouragement with all of us.  –Nydia

 

The Yoga House teachers are highly skilled, inspiring, conscientious, and thorough. In their endeavor to be of service, they have created a valuable yoga community and are pleasure to learn from and work with.  –Noelle

 

The training provided a solid foundation for me on my journey to become a confident yoga instructor. I highly recommend Jacquelyn and Leigha’s teacher training at the Yoga House.  –Ed

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Roll & Recovery Monthly Class with Dee Pitcock — Fri., Oct. 5th- 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Next one: Friday, Oct. 5th

5:30-6:30pm

Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street, Kingston

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

We are now offering a special, 60-min Aroma RESTorative Express to follow Dee’s Roll & Recovery class. Mel Toth will teach from 6:45-7:45, $16. So take just Roll & Recovery, or enjoy both classes for $32.

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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Asana Intensive Module, Dec. 7-9, 2018

Asana: Aligning the Body

December 7-9, 2018

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesUnderlying each yoga posture is the accumulated anatomical wisdom of ages. In this module, take a tactile journey through postural alignment, learning what is happening in the body in each asana so that you can safely guide practitioners and/or deepen your own home practice. With the help of slideshow presentations that Leigha and Jacquelyn have developed over the years, you will walk away from the weekend with a deeper understanding of the poses’ anatomical underpinnings. In addition, this module will arm you with the confidence and knowledge to teach safe, smart yoga asana alignment.

Learn:
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Alignment essentials for movement and held postures
  • How to apply knowledge of anatomy & alignment to your own practice
  • How to guide practitioners safely

 

Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

Having met in their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Leigha and Jacquelyn decided to plant their yoga roots in Kingston in 2011 when they opened The Yoga House in Uptown Kingston. While their styles of practice and teaching differ, their polarities bring a very balanced approach to sharing yoga with those training with them. Both have studied with various teachers, Leigha most recently with Shiva Rea and Jacquelyn with David Swenson, bringing combined knowledge from different approaches to the practice. While they joke about not reading anything but yoga books, they are continually filling their wells with new inspiration for their committed personal practices and the classes that they teach.


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Inversion Immersion Workshop with Adi Carter – Sat., Oct. 27th, 12:00-2:00pm

inversion immersion, adi carter, the yoga house, kingston, hudson valley

Inversion Immersion Workshop

with Adi Carter 
Saturday, October 27th, 12:00-2:00pm
$25 to preregister / $30 day of 
A workshop dedicated to going upside down and having a whole lotta fun.
Inversions are something anyone can do to feel great physically and emotionally while also helping to reverse the signs of aging, improve sleep and confidence and have a blast working with new people as spotters and alignment coaches.  This workshop will use acrobatic & yoga techniques to introduce students to the joys of going upside down with the help of a spotter and on their own.
Open to students of all backgrounds and experience levels, spotting and alignment will be focal points to make sure everyone has proper tools to access these practices in a safe and supported manner. After a yoga warm up and series of Inversion tutorial and practice time we will cool down with Thai Massage therapeutics to restore and recharge the shoulders, arms and low back.

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Mysore Ashtanga Foundations Course – Next session: Oct. 15, 17, 19

Mysore Foundations Course

MWF 7:00-8:00am

Offered Second Full Week of every month (see exact dates below)
Instructor: Jessica Spivey

$30 for the 3-session course.

Learn the foundations of the Ashtanga yoga practice alongside those in the regular Mysore class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. This 3-session course is for both the beginning yoga student and the student proficient in yoga who has not practiced Mysore style before. Practitioners will start with the basics, including:

Breath – Ujjayi breathing, or also called ‘Breathing with sound’ or ‘Free Breathing’
Bandha – Internal locks
Drishti – Gazing points
Vinyasa – Movement breath system

Within this course, students will start by learning Surya Namaskar A and B and progress in the Ashtanga yoga standing sequence learning one posture at a time before learning the next one. Students will learn the sequence with the guidance of the teacher, so though it is a ‘class’ it is more like receiving 1:1 instruction in a group environment.

Completion of this course will give students the confidence and awareness required to attend the Morning Mysore Program regularly.

To get a sense of the entire practice, it is also a good idea to attend one of our Led Ashtanga classes on Thursday evening (5:45pm) or Sunday morning (8:00am), if you choose.

Some things to remember before you begin:

  • Be sure to come five to ten minutes early prepared to practice.
  • It’s best to practice on an empty stomach, so we suggest eating breakfast after your practice.
  • Please refrain from wearing scented perfumes or cologne.
  • Notify the teacher if you have any injuries or if you are pregnant.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one or use one of the studios complimentary mats.

You will be practicing in the studio with those in the regular Mysore class and you are welcome to come early and watch students practice. By attending a Beginner’s Course yoga students will understand more about self practice and how to establish a regular Ashtanga yoga practice within the group Mysore class environment.


3-Session Course



2018-2019 Course Dates:

Sept 10, 12, 14
Oct 15, 17, 19
Nov 12, 14, 16
Dec 10, 12, 14
Jan 14, 16, 18
Feb. 11, 13, 15
Mar. 11, 13, 15
Apr. 8, 10, 12
Mat 13, 15, 17

Yoga Teaching Methodology Intensive, Nov. 16-18, 2018

Teaching Methodology: Designing the Experience

November 16-18, 2018

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesWhat makes a great yoga teacher? What makes a great class? Learn to develop your voice and to cultivate your existing skills to hold space and to structure a yoga class that creates the complete experience for practitioners who step into your class.

Learn:

  • structuring a yoga class by building postural arcs and valleys.
  • developing a teacher/class relationship and teacher/student relationship.
  • methods and tools to find personal inspirations and then to share that with the class.

 

Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

Having met in their 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, Leigha and Jacquelyn decided to plant their yoga roots in Kingston in 2011 when they opened The Yoga House in Uptown Kingston. While their styles of practice and teaching differ, their polarities bring a very balanced approach to sharing yoga with those training with them. Both have studied with various teachers, Leigha most recently with Shiva Rea and Jacquelyn with David Swenson, bringing combined knowledge from different approaches to the practice. While they joke about not reading anything but yoga books, they are continually filling their wells with new inspiration for their committed personal practices and the classes that they teach.

 

Hours:

Friday: 7:00(or 7:30)-9:30pm Midtown Studio
Saturday: 11:30-5pm Midtown Studio
Sunday: 11:45-4:45pm Midtown Studio

Please note that first half hour of the Friday session will be designated for those who are completing the training only. If you are not in the training, the Friday session will begin promptly at 7:30pm.


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Qi Gong Added! Thursdays 9:30-10:30am-Begins 10/4

New Class

QiGong

with Corinne Wolcott

Thursdays 9:30-10:30am
Begins Oct. 4th

 

qigong, meditation, qi, energy, moving energyQiGong is the cultivation (gong) of the vital, universal force within and around us (qi.)  QiGong often involves making slow movements, being still, stimulating and stretching parts of yourself- all with relaxed attention. Standing, sitting, or laying down, in this class we will learn from the Ling Gui International Healing QiGong School and Turtle Longevity QiGong. For thousands of years we have used QiGong to improve circulation, increase self-awareness, and cultivate self-acceptance.

 

Corinne Wolcott, MSOM, LAc, Certified QiGong Instructor, shares many possible practices for health, all rooted in self-awareness and self-acceptance. Drawing upon her training as a Chinese Medicine Practitioner and twelve years of QiGong practice, Corinne emphasizes curiosity and trust in her classes. She loves her work as a healthcare provider of acupuncture, shiatsu massage, QiGong, and nutrition. Her work and wonderings can be found online at www.tuihealthcare.com.