Upside Down & Backwards: Playing with Asanas & Transitions, Sat. 4/27, 12-2pm

Upside Down & Backwards: Playing with Asanas & Transitions

with Laura Olson

Saturday, April 27th, 12:00-2:00pm

$30 to register/ $35 day-of

Midtown Studio

Often we focus so much on the pose that we forget there’s deep magic in the middle places. Take a deep dive into transitions, jumps, binds and inversions with a touch of Lila, a playful approach. Bring your questions, favorite and least favorite poses and transitions, and don’t forget your sense of adventure.

Laura Olson


As a former dancer, Laura has always been kinesthetic, but yoga is what made her finally feel at home. A devoted Ashtangi and reverently rebellious yoga teacher, she has studied extensively in the United States as well as in Mysore, India with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois and Sharath Jois. Laura teaches both traditional Ashtanga as well as Ashtanga-influenced vinyasa in workshops, classes, and private lessons in the New York City and Woodstock areas.

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Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class, Sat. 4/13, 2:00-3:00pm Uptown

Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class

with Jim Gordon

Saturday, April 13th 2:00-3:00pm

Uptown Studio, 57 Crown St. Kingston

$16 Drop-in (no class cards, please)
Registration strongly encouraged, space is limited

 

For joy and Well Being-come hear how “fake” laughing becomes real laughing using fun and brain chemistry to induce feelings of merry mirth. Then we’ll practice laughter yoga together, playfully using eye contact, childish antics, stretching and breathing to bring up joyous energy. We end with a relaxing savasana. Read more about this practice.

 

Jim Gordon has a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a BS in Aging Services, is certified to  facilitate laughter yoga, and is a Hospice volunteer. He  has a certificate in adult and family mediation, and a certificate as an aging- in-place specialist.  Jim is married with one adult child and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Amy Kletter, live in New Paltz, New York.  His website is www.laughingataging.com   

 

 


 

Laughter Yoga Drop In



Sequencing Intensive Module with Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash, Apr. 5-7

Sequencing: Choreographing the Flow

April 5-7, 2019

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

sequencing yoga teacher training module, ytt, 200-hr, hudson valleyThe Vinyasa style’s signature quality is flowing movement and creative sequencing. In addition to being really good for the body, moving from one posture to another in a yoga class can be a beautiful art form that elevates the spirit. Learn the basics of choreographing logical and seamless sequences, then develop your skills by practicing how to design sequences around a unifying theme based on anatomy, yoga philosophy or mythological narrative, for instance.

Learn:

    • How to arrange a yoga sequence
    • How to link sequences together to create a whole class
    • How to design kramas (logically progressing steps) around a guiding theme, such as:
      • a pose
      • a particular body part
      • a mythological narrative
      • a yoga concept
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.


Sequencing




Meditation Intensive Module, with Aaron Dias, Feb. 8-10

Meditation: Traversing the Inner World

February 8-10, 2019

Teacher: Aaron Dias

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesMeditation is the most fundamental spiritual practice of all because it develops our most valuable asset of all–our awareness. Sharing just a few simple tools and insights, Aaron teaches you how to overcome common obstacles and develop a practice that is steady, satisfying, authentic to your own path and wildly effective in helping you reach your goals. We will devote the rest of the weekend to the study of the energy body–which effects everything about your lived experience on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Though you may not be able to see the subtle body (yet!) everyone can learn how to detect it and learn what it needs. By the end of the weekend you will feel much more confident about who you are, what you need and how to make it all fall into balance.

Learn:

  • the tools you need to establish a committed self-meditation practice.
  • how to translate the information that your own energy body is trying to share.
  • to become the authority on your own spiritual development.
Aaron Dias
Aaron is a facilitator of spiritual evolution who, through one-on-one coaching as well as group experiences, has helped hundreds of individuals discover their own innate capacity for healing, insight and positive transformation. She is initiated in the Q’ero lineage of the High Andes and has extensive training in various other enlightenment traditions and energy systems, most notably Mahayana Buddhism, Tantric Yoga and Taoism. She combines this knowledge with a lifetime as a wordsmith, philosopher, theater-maker and nature-enthusiast to model her highest values–authenticity, courage, integrity, wisdom and, most of all love–and to mirror back to you your own best self.

 


Meditation



Tandem Yoga with Emily Seymour

Tandem Yoga with Emily Seymour

Saturday April 14, 12:30-2:30pm

Cost: $25 if you register before April 7th or $30 at the door

Call or email to register 

Come fly with us!  Tandem Yoga is a heart-centered practice that will lift your spirits and turn your world upside down.  Build your flight skills using solo practice and acrobatic partner yoga.  Increase your strength and flexibility and experience new dimensions of your yoga practice.  Open to anyone with a basic yoga foundation and a willingness to explore handstand.  No partner is necessary – come solo or bring a friend!

Emily Seymour has been teaching Tandem Yoga for over ten years.  She has a 1000 hour teacher training certification and a Bachelor’s Degree in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University.  She enjoys Tandem Yoga’s effectiveness in building friendships and for cultivating personal empowerment.