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., 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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Yoga Scholarship: Unlimited Classes for 2019. Applications accepted until 3/13.

The Yoga House is thrilled to offer, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, a scholarship for unlimited classes for the duration of 2019 at both of our locations in Kingston. This is a need-based scholarship, and our intention is to offer the practice and benefits of yoga to someone who would otherwise be unable to financially pursue and develop a practice in the environment and with the support of a yoga studio community. Applicants can but are not required to have previous yoga experience.  

 

Inspired by our generous donor, we are awarding the scholarship to someone who is an active part of the Kingston community, who has displayed his/her commitment by donating time and service to others in need right here in Kingston.  

 

Recipient Requirements

  • Awarded Applicant must attend at least three classes per week, excluding any emergency circumstances.
  • If applicant misses two consecutive weeks of practice without extenuating circumstances the scholarship will be withdrawn and given to another applicant.

 

Application Questions

  1. Please provide the details of your community service experience(s) in Kingston.
  2. In a few words, why do you want to develop a yoga practice? What about yoga speaks to you?
  3. What, if any, previous experience have you had with yoga? (This can include information or history you may have researched or heard.)
  4. How do you feel your yoga practice will benefit your life? How, and in what way?

 

Building off of these questions, please include a brief bio about yourself. Your application should be no more than two pages in length and include your email and phone number. Please address your response to Jacquelyn Nash & Felipa Gaudet, and send your application to theyogahouseny@gmail.com with the subject “Scholarship Application.” Once applications have been reviewed, we will ask to meet with the applicant finalists before announcing a recipient.

 

Application deadline: March 13, 2019. Applications received after this date will not be accepted

 

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Intro Qi Gong Workshop with Corinne Wolcott, March 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

Intro to Qi Gong

With Corinne Wolcott, MSOM, LAc, Certified QiGong Instructor

Saturday, March 16th, 2:00-4:00pm

Midtown Studio

$25 pre-register/$30 day-of

Explore and begin a practice of QiGong – moving your vital force for improved circulation and brightening the mind. Through intentional movement, focused breath, and attention to the different pathways of the body, we release energetic and physiological blockages. Freely moving qi is crucial for our health. We’ll discuss the history of QiGong and principles of Yin and Yang, Five Elements, and living in harmony with the seasons. We will learn foundational movements from The Ling Gui International Healing QiGong School and Master Wang’s Turtle Longevity QiGong. Connect with the vitality within and all around you – QiGong is accessible to all.

 

 

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.

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Teaching All Levels Intensive Module, with Felipa Gaudet & Mel Toth, March 8-10

Teaching All Levels: Guiding Every Body

March 8-10, 2019

Teacher: Felipa Gaudet & Mel Toth

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesThe most effective yoga teachers can teach to different levels of practitioners in one class. Learn thoughtful ways to make each asana or posture accessible to the beginner-level students in your classes with Mel Toth. Then learn approaches to guide more experienced practitioners with Felipa Gaudet.

Learn:

  • How to teach to both ends of the spectrum: the basic-level & the experienced practitioner
  • How to remain attuned to the different levels of practice in your open-level yoga classes
  • Modifications and prop recommendations for beginner-level students
  • How to direct experienced practitioners into advanced variations and challenging postures
  • How to cue simultaneously to both levels

Felipa Gaudet

Felipa Gaudet, The Yoga House, Kingston, NY Hudson Valley Felipa began practicing yoga as a way to reconnect with her physical self while carving out a place from her busy day to cultivate inner peace. Her desire to land the still-elusive ‘handstand in the middle of the room’ has fueled her dedicated, ongoing practice while teaching her to detach from desired results. As The Yoga House’s Flying Flow, or advanced vinyasa class, Felipa has experience exploring different methods for landing those challenging postures, but also encourages practitioners to honor their bodies and discover the possibilities within each pose in the way that feels right for them.

Mel Toth

Mel TothMel has spent years studying and teaching the fundamentals of asana through the use of props and movement exploration, while emphasizing the discovery of personal alignment, balance and relaxation. After many years of chronic injuries and pain related to scoliosis (curvature of the spine), Mel has found great relief through the practice of gentle and restorative poses and is passionate about incorporating both into her classes. By encouraging students to respect their physical limitations while exploring what’s possible, Mel is skilled in helping each individual learn how to serve the unique needs of the body.


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Mindful Minis, Toddler Pop-up Yoga Classes

Mindful Minis Toddler Pop-up Yoga Classes

with Amy Reed

Saturdays, Feb. 23rd & March 23rd

11:30am-12:15pm

ages 2-5 $10/child
Midtown

Let your child experience yoga in this safe & fun environment. Parents are welcome to stay and play or drop off (only if child can separate easily and child can take instruction).

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