Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class, Fri. 5/17, 5:30-6:30pm Uptown

Laughter Yoga Pop-up Class

with Jim Gordon

Friday, May 17th 5:30-6:30pm

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



Philosophy Intensive Module with Leigha Butler, May 17-19

Philosophy: Living the Texts of Yoga

May 17-19, 2019

Teacher: Leigha Butler

YTT 200 hour, yoga teacher training, hudson valley, kingston, ny, modulesTogether the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras form the backbone of the yoga system. One of the most beloved and widely read texts in the world, the Gita, is just as valuable to yoga practitioners today as it was when it was written over 2,500 years ago. Likewise, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a still-relevant, totally accessible and indispensable guide for each and every soul who sets out to practice yoga in any form. Over the course of the weekend, Leigha conducts easily digested lessons that break down the most salient concepts from each text. You will walk away with a strong understanding of yoga’s foundational principles and a practical plan for incorporating them into your day-to-day life. Learn:

  • Essential yoga concepts and tenets from The Yoga Sutras and The Bhagavad Gita, like:
    • Establishing mental tranquility
    • Abiding by the 8-limbed path
    • Practicing consistently with non-attachment
    • Focusing on a single-pointed purpose or calling
    • Understanding one’s own obstacles and gifts on the path

Required Texts: (Please bring these)

   

Leigha Butler leigha butler yogaBefore yoga absorbed her every moment, Leigha spent nearly ten years teaching college literature, journalism and environmental writing. Now she marries her love of teaching the written word with her love of teaching yoga. Join her for a down-to-earth, meaning-packed weekend of yoga philosophy, self-exploration and lifestyle development.

Yoga Philosophy

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