The Reset Button – A Yin & Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand — Saturday, January 9th 2:30-4:30 P.M.


A Yin and Restorative Yoga Workshop with Bobbie Marchand

Saturday, January 9th

2:30-4:30 P.M. 

$20 before Jan. 6th/$25 after

Location: The dance space upstairs at BSP

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In our busy, over-stimulated lives, it’s not often enough that we give ourselves time to recharge our bodies in a restful, reflective way. The practice of Yin Yoga slows us down and though quietly passive, is deeply challenging on many levels.  Designed to elongate the connective tissues (ligaments and fascia), postures are held for a long period of time with the depth of the pose being guided by attention, breath and patience.

The Restorative Yoga process is all about ‘un-doing’ which, for many of us, is easier said than done. This vital practice calms the nervous system and encourages the exploration of total relaxation. Often supported by blankets, bolsters and blocks, Restorative Yoga allows the body to be completely supported, involving little to no muscular effort, creating space for a completely receptive state of being.


sitting on rocksBobbie Marchand

Pursuing her love of dance, Bobbie, a graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School moved from her native Toronto to NY in 2005. Though the equation of Dancer to Yoga Teacher is a common one; it was a life-altering illness that tuned her in to the power of a daily, dedicated Yoga practice. Pretty soon, the practice became a way of life, with lessons learned on the mat melding with every day relationships and events.

A sweet, soulful teacher, Bobbie encourages students to discover ‘that which does not change’; a deep connection to our spirit that lies beneath external conditioning and habitual patterns. Her classes?….well, it depends what you’re coming for….Vinyasa classes are creative, challenging and fun. Drawing on her dance background, the sequencing is expressive and fluid while encouraging alignment (and a healthy use of props!) Bobbie’s yin/stretch/restorative classes are an invitation to pause, yield to the sense of support, turn inward and take the practice to a quiet, nourishing place; away from the external stress of our busy lives. 

Endless gratitude to Teachers: Diana Lockett, Amanda Harding and Raghunath for their encouragement, support and loving guidance on this incredible path.


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Beginners Class Added to Our Morning Schedule

New Beginners Yoga Class

Thursdays, 9:30am

Coming November 5th
with Mel Toth

Learn or revisit the fundamentals every Thursday morning at our newly added Beginners Class, 9:30-10:45am with Mel Toth. We all come to the mat with a unique bodily history, and Mel knows how to get to the heart of how yoga can be your best medicine. One of Mel’s gifts is her attentiveness to each individual. She will pay close attention to your specific needs, and she will break down each posture, offering modifications and suggesting props in order to make any newcomer or returning practitioner feel comfortable. Hope to see you in class!

Scott Johnson Takes Over the Monday & Wednesday Morning House Flow Classes

Meet Scott Johnson!

Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am

Come meet Scott Johnson who has taken over the Monday and Wednesday morning House Flow at 9:30am. A 2015 graduate of The Yoga House’s Teacher Training program, he brings his crew coaching expertise to bear in the yoga studio. He has a gift for communicating the nitty-gritty of asana alignment in an approachable and lighthearted way. Noticing that yoga has been excellent cross-training for this avid skiier, rower & spinner, Scott is eager to share yoga’s physical and psychological benefits with others: “Yoga should be practiced in a spirit of lightness and fun! Like all of life,” he says, “yoga is practice not perfection.” Read more about Scott and other teachers on our Teachers page.

Breath, Space, Structure; A workshop with Anne Robinson, Saturday, 11/14

Breath, Space, Structure; Exploring Pranayama and Movement

with Anne Robinson

Saturday, November 14, 2:30-4:30pm

$20 pre-register/$25 day-of

Join Anne Robinson of the Hudson Valley’s MaMA to understand the true relationship of breath and movement in your vinyasa practice. This workshop will begin with feeling the diaphram move with the breath and progress into  experimenting with movement through space, with the awareness on the breath.  We’ll  watch as the shape of the body changes, how that affects the breath, and note how the breath affects the shape change of the body.  We will experiment with and discuss how being in touch with the breath can move the whole being  into a deeper and more expansive place.

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IMG_1291Anne Robinson

Anne Robinson has over 20 years of teaching experience in the fields of dance and yoga. She performed and taught modern dance in Chicago and NYC for many years before becoming certified to teach yoga and meditation at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC. She has studied extensively with Shiva Rea and Yoga Works, prenatal yoga at Kripalu and advanced anatomy for yoga and yoga therapy with Leslie Kaminoff at The Breathing Project. Her dance and movement training includes Horton, Laban, Body-Mind Centering and Ballet. Her personal practice continues with Shiva Rea, Iyengar, Horton and ballet technique classes and meditation on The Radiance Sutras and with Dr Joe Dispenza. Anne has had many wonderful teachers in life, dance and yoga and hopes to pass on their energy, love, grace and compassion.


Hatha, the physical practice of yoga, is a vehicle towards self-awareness. As Iyengar says, ”Health begins with firmness in the body, deepens to emotional stability, then leads to intellectual clarity, wisdom and finally the unveiling of the soul … . We work with the body to perfect the soul.“ As we deepen and connect with ourselves through the practice of Hatha Yoga, we let go of physical, mental and emotional habits that are unnecessary. Yoga starts with the physical and ultimately takes the practitioner to a much deeper level of experience.

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival – Sat. & Sun., October 3rd & 4th at Windham Mountain Resort

ahimsa yoga festival

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival

Sat. & Sun., October 3rd & 4th

Windham Mountain Resort, Windham, NY

Does an entire of weekend of yoga, wellness and music sound appealing to you? Join Leigha & Jacqui for their second appearance at the Ahimsa Yoga & Music Festival 2015. Between the two of them, there will be SEVEN offerings from The Yoga House throughout the weekend. Take classes and workshops with Leigha, Jacqui and many other gifted yogis and yoginis from the Hudson Valley and far beyond.

Explore the offerings and sign up here. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the festival.