New Ashtanga Class added, Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm at Uptown Studio

New Led Primary Series Ashtanga Class

with Kathy Reisfeld

Tuesdays, 5:45-7:15pm at the Uptown Studio

Begins November 7th

 

The physical and spiritual benefits of the Ashtanga Yoga practice unfold with a committed and regular practice, so we thought it was time to offer an additional class to the regular weekly offerings. This new class, which will also be a Primary Series class, will be led by experience Ashtanga yoga practitioner and instructor, Kathy Reisfeld, and hosted at our Uptown studio at 57 Crown Street.

Those who are newer to the Ashtanga Yoga practice, please feel free to come to any of our now three(!) Ashtanga classes, but know that we will be offering another Intro to Asthanga Yoga Series in January. If you’re interested in finding out a little more about what the practice is, please read our blog post here.

 

 

Kathy Reisfeld has been practicing Ashtanga Yoga since the fall of 2001 when she was introduced to the Ashtanga primary series. In the summer of 2003 she had the privilege of studying with Nancy Gilgoff and Christine Hoar at a workshop in Burlington, Vermont, which opened her eyes to the true depths of Ashtanga Yoga.

While living in NYC she practiced at Ashtanga Yoga New York with Eddie Stern as her teacher from 2005 through 2010.   She had the good fortune of meeting and practicing with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in the fall of 2003 and again in 2005 and 2006.  She traveled to Mysore, India in 2005 in order to study at the Ashanga Yoga Research Institute with Sharath Rangaswamy.

In 2010, while pregnant with her daughter, Ruthie, Kathy moved up to Woodstock with her husband, Scott. Kathy has been maintaining a home practice since her move up to Woodstock.   She is grateful for the love, support, and wisdom of her teacher, Christine Hoar. Kathy hosts a Mysore style Ashtanga practice group at her home studio in Woodstock. Visit Ashtanga Yoga Woodstock for more info.

 

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Read About Our Newest Classes & Teachers Here

Second Location Opening in

Midtown Kingston

Saturday, May 13th

Celebrating with FREE classes all day at both locations!

 

Free Class Schedule          New Teachers          New Classes

 

You may have noticed that some of our evening classes have been bursting at the seams. Literally. Classes have been overflowing. And while it’s exciting that so many people are interested in yoga and our offerings, we, Leigha & Jacqui, couldn’t help but feel like the time was right to move into a bigger location that could better serve our community. The idea of moving was bittersweet. We were sad that we would have to move out of the birthplace of The Yoga House in 2011 but we knew it was best if we could offer classes in a space with more freedom to move. Luckily, we’ve found the perfect location in Midtown Kingston at 474 Broadway, right in between Monkey Joe’s and Stone Soup, that is allowing us to expand the presence of yoga into Midtown without giving up our quaint original home in Uptown Kingston on Crown Street. We’re working hard to make it feel like your other yoga home in Kingston. And, yes, we will also have a small parking lot at the new studio, along with a municipal lot right next door.

So beginning Saturday, May 13th, The Yoga House will have a presence in two districts in Kingston. With both studios open, we’ll be able to run simultaneous classes. Most of the classes that we already offer will move to the new, larger location on Broadway, and the Uptown studio on Crown Street will run more specialized classes such as Prenatal Yoga, Yoga en Español, and Restorative Yoga. And for the ease of our community, your class cards and memberships will be valid at both locations! We will now be offering 29 weekly classes, plus 4 monthly classes, between the two studios. You can see the complete schedule, which begins Sunday, May 14th, here.

On that Saturday, May 13th, we will be celebrating this new chapter of The Yoga House with a day of FREE yoga at both studios. The classes will be about 40 minutes long; short enough to potentially try out a few classes during the day. The schedule of free classes is listed below.

We know that there are a lot of questions so hopefully this page will help answer most of them. If you do have additional inquiries, please feel free to reach out via email to us. We’d love to hear from you.

We do want to introduce you to the new teachers at the studio. Below are the bios of the teachers who are joining our family, and if you’d like to read about our current teachers, visit our teachers page. And don’t forget to keep scrolling to read about our new classes.


New Teachers

 

Anne Robinson

House Flow, Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:45am

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.

 

HariPrakaash

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation + Gong, Uptown, Fridays, 9:30-11:00am

HariPrakaash teaches Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Gong Sound Healing. In 1996 she began her practice in Woodstock, New York. She has been teaching since 2006. Her prayer is that the teachings continue to flow through her accurately and authentically. HariPrakaash brought Kundalini Yoga and the “Gong Movement” to the Hudson Valley of NY in a very grass roots way, by teaching out of her living room. She inspires and guides people daily and has assisted dozens of people to take KRI teacher trainings to become teachers. She holds an International KRI certification in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. HariPrakaash travels the planet with her Teacher Harijiwan, she has attended and is certified in dozens of KRI Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 trainings. More about at HariPrakaash.com

 

Mela Stevens

Yoga Basics, Uptown, Saturdays, 10-11:15am

Mela is a RYT 500 and an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working with holistic-based nutrition and wellness for individuals and with groups for almost 15 years.  Mela holds a Bachelor’s degree from Long Island University, CW Post Campus and received additional education from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, studying in person with some of the top leaders in nutrition today.  She is accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners is a member of the Yoga Alliance. She is currently working toward advanced accreditation from the National Health & Wellness Consortium and the International Coaching Federation. Mela continues her yoga studies with Sondra Loring, having received her 200 hour and 500 hour certifications with Sondra here in the Hudson Valley.

Mela is also a writer and speaker who brings all of her wellness acumen into her teaching and coaching.  It is her belief that breath, movement, proper nourishment, rest, service and bringing some joy/fun into each day comprises an extraordinary life.  And if there’s a will, there’s a way! Her teaching reflects these beliefs.

 

Nydia Valencia

Yoga en Español, Uptown, Mondays, 6:00-7:00pm

Nydia, who is originally from Medellin, Colombia, came to The Yoga House five years ago looking for a place to meditate and to calm feelings of anxiety she experienced throughout her journey as an immigrant. She realized that in yoga she had an opportunity to pause from the fast pace of everyday life and to enjoy a date with herself. It is in this quiet space that Nydia found she could truly listen to her mind and body. As a yoga instructor, Nydia creates a safe space that allow others to reconnect with themselves and to find a way to feel at home.  With her enthusiastic personality and a tremendous sense of wonder, Nydia is passionate about empowering others to overcome their fears and any obstacles that might prevent them from leading the life they desire. Her beginner class is offered in Spanish and she welcomes all new beginners to yoga.

Nydia es de Medellin, Colombia. Hace cinco años llegó a La casa del Yoga (The Yoga house) buscando un lugar para meditar y calmar su ansiedad producto de todos los cambios que estaba viviendo a través de su experiencia como inmigrante en un nuevo país. Ella encontró en el yoga una oportunidad para hacer una pausa de los días caóticos y disfrutar de una cita con ella misma. En este momento de quietud Nydia pudo escuchar lo que su cuerpo y mente necesitaban. Como instructora de yoga, Nydia trabaja para crear un espacio seguro que le permita a otros conectarse con ellos mismos y encontrar una manera de sentirse en casa. Con su personalidad entusiasta y tremenda capacidad para maravillarse de lo cotidiano a Nydia le apasiona empoderar a otros para que puedan superar sus miedos y obstáculos que en ocasiones no nos dejan liderar la vida que queremos vivir. Su clase para principiantes se ofrece en español y está abierta para todos aquellos nuevos al yoga.

 

Christina Byron-Steen

Prenatal Yoga, Uptown, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm

Christina is inspired by yoga to live each moment more mindfully while keeping her body healthy and strong. Her introduction to yoga was a prenatal class she took when she was pregnant with her daughter 18 years ago. Christina has since fallen in love with yoga and she wants to share it with anyone interested in giving it a try. She is committed to making her class engaging and nurturing for all, and more challenging for those up for the task. She finds yoga to be a very personal, non-competitive practice. Instead of looking for a perfect pose, she hopes you leave the mat feeling more nourished and balanced within.

 


New Classes

 

Kundalini Yoga, Meditation + Gong: Uptown, Fridays 9:30-11:00am

with HariPrakaash

Kundalini Yoga awakens the power within you to Excel and Fulfill to your highest potential. An applied technology that directs energy by using mantra (sound current), breath, kriyas (sets of postures), meditations, and Gong. This unique combination allows the functioning of the mind, body and spirit to move into a positive, vital state. Once the mind/body systems have this experience, they are able to sustain this state of awareness. The frequency is upgraded.

 

Prenatal Yoga: Uptown, Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm

with Christina Byron-Steen

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. The class will open with discussion so that future mamas can share stories, concerns & ideas about topics related to pregnancy. After the discussion, you’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.

 

Playshop: Uptown, First Fridays 5:30-7:00pm

with Amy Reed

As the name implies, this vinyasa class is designed to PLAYfully dive into your favorite poses – binds, balances, inversions, and linking – in a relaxed, conversational, and explorative environment. Questions are welcome and laughs guaranteed, as we break down the pose puzzle. Let’s yoga play!

 

Aroma RESTorative: Uptown, Third Fridays, 5:30-7:00pm

with Mel Toth

Aroma RESTorative explores the power of gentle movement, supported poses and Young Living essential oils to help release physical and mental tension. Mel will lead you through postures incorporating props to support the body, offering a different essential oil with each supported pose. Guided breath work and relaxation techniques, as well as diffusing of oils, will be incorporated throughout. A brief description of each oil’s properties and benefits will also be included. Come discover how scent can bypass the conscious mind and bring you to bliss! Suitable for all levels.

 

Baby & Me: Uptown, Mondays 11:30am-12:30pm

with Amy Reed

This class is for parents with their babies under 18 months. Spend time with baby on the mat. Stretch, play and connect with your child in the supportive company of other moms and parents.

 

Yoga Suave en Español: Uptown, Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm

with Mackenzie Rudis

La clase suave de yoga ayuda con la eliminación del estrés y permite personas relajar en un lugar seguro. Esta clase intenta ofrecer relajación completa con posturas restaurativas y movimientos suaves. Con respecto a las necesidades del cuerpo, la clase permite que uno puede soltar tensiones y practicar cuidado personal.

This gentle yoga class helps to eliminate stress and allows people to relax in a safe place. The class is intended to offer complete relaxation with restorative postures and gentle movements. With regard to the body’s needs, the class allows one to release tensions and to practice self-care.

 

Including the new offerings listed above, we’ll also be adding more options of some of your favorite classes (description here) including:

  • House Flow: Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:45am with Anne Robinson
  • Early Morning House Flow: Midtown, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00-8:00am with Felipa Gaudet
  • Guided Ashtanga: Midtown, Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm with Jacqui Nash
  • Yoga Basics: Uptown, Saturdays 10:00-11:15am with Mela Stevens
  • Yoga en Español: Uptown, Mondays 6:00-7:00pm with Nydia Valencia

 

 

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Chakra Workshop, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2:30-5:30pm

Chakra Workshop with Corinne Gervai

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2:30-5:30pm

chakrasymbolssimpleIn this workshop on the Chakras System lead by Corinne Gervai of Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock we will explore what these energy center are, where they are located, what the sounds, senses, colors, elements, symbols that are associated with each one are and how they relate to various aspects of our lives. We will also explore how to weave this information into an Asana (Yogic Postures) class that relates to the various Chakras.

A hand out with information on the Chakras will be provided, so that you can reference the information during the Workshop with ease, as well as in the future when you wish to incorporate it in your classes once you are a Teacher! * A few fun tips on how to remember some of the information by heart will be offered as well.  Corinne is very much looking forward to sharing this time and this rich subject with you!

corinne-2Corinne Gervai is the founder and Director of Euphoria Yoga in Woodstock and has over thirteen years of teaching experience in New York city and locally. She received her Yoga Teaching certification from the Jivamukti Yoga School in the year 2000 after completing the full one year intensive certification program lead by Sharon Gannon and David Life. Corinne taught all levels at The Jivamukti Yoga School in New York City from 2000-2005. Prior to that Corinne taught the Lotte Berk Method which incorporates element of Yoga, dance and therapeutic stretching in New York city and the Hamptons.In 2005 Corinne received her Advanced Jivamukti certification. Upon moving to Woodstock full time in 2005 Corinne taught locally until 2009 when she opened Euphoria Yoga. Corinne offers much gratitude to her main Yoga teachers Sharon Gannon, David Life as well as to all the wonderful teachers that she takes classes and workshops with which continue to inspire her. Corinne offers deep thanks to her beloved students, family and friends that enhance her life daily and her aim is to do the same to the lives of as many beings as she can reach.


Chakra Workshop