Prenatal Yoga Added to Schedule–Begins Sunday, 3/22, 3:00-4:15pm

Prenatal Yoga Added to the Schedule

Every Sunday Beginning March 22nd, 3:00-4:15

First Class on March 22nd is FREE!

 

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It’s no secret that prenatal yoga can be one of the best forms of exercise for mamas-to-be. Prenatal yoga can help pave the road for a more joyous pregnancy, a more confident labor & delivery and a better postpartum recovery. Join mom and certified yoga instructor, Cara Costello (RYT 200), every Sunday, starting March 22nd, for this 75 minute prenatal yoga class open to all levels.  Each week, we will open the floor to discussion so that future mamas can share stories, concerns & ideas about topics related to pregnancy. After our discussion, we’ll explore breathing techniques and gentle prenatal poses for women new to yoga and we will even touch on some sequences for more experienced practitioners. Each class will end with restorative postures, meditation and final relaxation. Come to connect with your baby, your body and other mamas-to-be; join us as we build a prenatal community.

Cara Costello

Cara Costello headCara Costello (RYT 200) specializes in hatha and prenatal yoga practice.  Before life brought her to Red Hook in 2013, she taught yoga and ESL in Pittsburgh while completing her yoga teacher training with Joanne Vandenhengel at 3rd Street Yoga.  In addition to experiencing prenatal yoga firsthand during the pregnancies of her two children, she also trained with prenatal instructors Mary Beth Kelly and Deena Blumenfeld.

Cara Costello familyA teacher by trade with over 10 years of ESL teaching experience, Cara brings to the mat a love of teaching combined with a passion for yoga.  Cara has taught yoga to students aged 3 to 93, and she strongly believes that everyone has something to gain from this timeless craft.  Each person’s journey with yoga is unique and she encourages students to find and celebrate their own practice.

Core Anatomy & Movement Workshop–Saturday, May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm

Core Anatomy & Movement

An Experiential Workshop with Michael Stein

Saturday, May 23rd, 2:30-4:30pm

 

This intensive workshop will focus on the anatomy of the 3 primary cores: the torso, hip & shoulder.  You will learn how to use yoga asanas and short sequences to isolate these muscles and create more length and strength during your yoga practice. We will break up the class with sun salutes, asana sequences as well as anatomy of the core muscles for better understanding. This workshop is perfect for any yogi, from the newcomer to the experienced practitioner, who is interested in learning more about the core anatomy and its relation to yoga asana movement.


Core Anatomy & Movement Workshop



Michael Stein is the Director of Ashtanga Yoga of New Paltz.  He has led fourteen yoga teacher training programs as well as a variety of workshops on Anatomy and Physiology.

The Art of Relaxation — Yoga and Healing Touch w/ Emma Silverman, Sat. 11/8, 1:30-3:30pm

The Art of Relaxation: Yoga and Healing Touch

with author Emma Silverman
Saturday, Nov. 8, 1:30-3:30pm
$25 door / $20 by Nov. 5th

 

Emma Silverman Art of Relaxation Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY

 

The Art of Relaxation workshop is a gentle, guided flow with massage, adjustments, and juicy yoga postures sure to stretch you into yoga heaven. Join author and yoga instructor Emma Silverman for this incredible opportunity to experience the healing powers of touch and to deepen your practice. This restorative class will guide you into bliss.

 

 

 

Emma Silverman is the author and founder of the blog The Emma Silverman Yoga Workshop The Yoga House Kingston NY Joy of Yoga. Her yoga journey began with dedicated Iyengar study and, after more than fifteen years of practice, she has also studied Bikram, Ashtanga, Kundalini, and Vinyasa Flow. After working at the Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health (North America’s largest yoga retreat center), she is currently a yoga instructor at Cornell University, with thousands of students worldwide. Her previous book, THE JOY OF YOGA, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing (forthcoming August 5, 2014) and has sold German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese translation rights. She resides in Ithaca, New York.

 

Register Below by Nov. 5th:


Art of Healing Workshop




AcroYoga Workshop with Adi Carter – Sat., Oct. 25th 12:00-2:00pm – Register Here

AcroYoga

A workshop with Adi Carter

Saturday, October 25th
12:00-2:00pm
$25 door / $20 by October 18th

 

 

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AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of Yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness.  This workshop will focus on using core awareness to help practitioners balance on each other and take flight to truly experience the joy of being inverted and supported without the effort and struggle of trying to hold yourself up.

 

Open to everyone, there will be an emphasis on therapeutic flying to stretch the shoulders, release tight hips and open up the back in backbends.  Feel free to come with a partner but it is also fun to come by yourself as you will get to work with a bunch of new people who usually become your friends soon there after.

 

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Adi has been a life long student of practicing yoga off the mat in all shapes and forms especially when it involves being outdoors. Her passion for movement and the environment have taken her on adventures around the world to share the modalities of shifting perspective through yoga, slacklining, AcroYoga, climbing, surfing, mountain biking and just about anything else you can think to do on the Earth’s terrain. Traveling & teaching often times with her car as a home base, you can find her somewhere in the vicinity of an ocean, climb site, mountain or legit climbing tree as she works with students on and off the mat to discover a new sense of balance, strength and focus in whatever their form of practice might be. www.adicarter.com

AcroYoga



2014 Yoga Teacher Training Program — Free Information Session, Sept. 20th, 12:00-1:00pm

200-Hour Teacher Training Program

With Emphasis on Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Alignment-Oriented Yoga, and Spiritually Oriented Yoga

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Are you ready to deepen your yoga practice?

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Our 200-hour registered teacher training program exceeds the requirements set by the Yoga Alliance. Our primary focus is on the teaching of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, but we draw from many yogic disciplines, including but not limited to Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga. We offer a thorough and well-rounded yoga education — from our careful attention to anatomy and alignment to the study of yogic scriptures to the incorporation of a Seva (or selfless service) component. We see yoga as a holistic approach to life that benefits body, mind, spirit and community.

 Yoga Teacher Training, 200-hour certification, kingston, ny

2014 Free Introduction

Saturday, September 20th, 12:00-1:00pm

All who are curious are welcome. No commitment necessary to attend.

 Visit our Teacher Training page for more details.

 

The Yoga House, Yoga, Kingston, NY2014 Dates for Teacher Training Weekends

October 17, 18, 19
November 14, 15, 16
December 12, 13, 14
January 9, 10, 11
February 13, 14, 15
March 13, 14, 15
April 10, 11, 12

  

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Friday, 7:00-9:30pm
Saturday, 12:00-4:00pm
Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm

 

 

 

House Flow on Thursdays with Michael Gould

10:00-11:30am

Have you been able to take a class with our Michael Gould yet? He is a dedicated, conscientious, and humble yogi whose lighthearted and melodic delivery is disarming, lulling, and motivating all at once.

We asked him a few questions recently about what makes him tick.

Michael Gould

Q: What initially drew you to the practice of yoga?

A: I have always been interested in physical fitness, and for years I was an avid runner, biker, and swimmer, and found these activities to be very beneficial. But as a criminal defense lawyer doing trial work in New York City since the early 80’s, I realized that I also needed a way to reduce some of the stress in my life. In the later part of the 1990’s, I was getting lots of hip pain and knee pain from my workouts, and was told by orthopedists that I would have to think about hip and knee replacements, and I was not trying to hear any of that! so I tried yoga, first Yogazone VHS tapes of Lisa Bennett and Charles Matkin, and Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga tapes, because I was afraid to show my face at a live yoga class. Once I got hip to the lingo and the poses I finally went to a class in Brooklyn with my good friend Laura who already was an experienced yogi, and I was hooked. I loved the flow from one asana to the next, sometimes speeding it up to make it more cardio, get a real sweat, sometimes moving slowly and mindfully, making it so strong, paying attention to the breath and the intricacies of the pose. I saw the great value in both approaches. I found myself getting so much stronger and in control of my body, and found a natural flexibility that was so cool and inspiring, and I found my stress level going way down to help me in my crazy work. And guess what? no more knee pain, no more hip pain! Inevitably I moved to the more spiritual aspects of the practice, and to a regular meditation practice, which has helped me be comfortable and calm, regardless of the “vicissitudes of the hurlyburly” (as Iyengar has put it).

 

I found my stress level going way down to help me in my crazy work.

 

Q: What are your intentions for your students when you’re teaching?
A: Teachers are so important to us in yoga, as in life. We are all products of all of the teachers we have had in our lives, so I recognize that being a teacher is a great responsibility. My greatest teachers have found a way to gently push me to my full potential while allowing for my need to modify and hold back to avoid injury. I could think that I’m as completely in a pose as I could be, and still be taken further, extend out further and strengthen, and help me to open my heart all the way up to the heavens. This is what I aspire to do as a teacher. I have found so much joy in the practice of yoga, and that is what I want to share with my students.

 

 

Michael Gould
Q: What are some of your favorite asanas to teach and/or practice and why?
A: My favorite asanas to teach and practice are heart-opening and backbending, moving in a courageous way forward, overcoming fear of the unknown. I enjoy working on flexibility, which is so essential for all of us, especially those who like to run and climb, and bike, to offset all of the strengthening and contracting of muscles, to stretch and eccentrically lengthen, to strengthen while stretching at the same time.