Y12SR is an innovative addiction relapse prevention program that integrates the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of 12-Step recovery programs. Guided by its theme “The Issues Live In the Tissues,” Y12SR is a meeting and a yoga practice. The time together will include a 12-Step-like sharing circle, and a yoga asana (movement), pranayama (breathwork) and meditation session. The yoga asana practice offered is designed to be accessible to all bodies and levels of yoga experience.
Y12SR is open to all persons who suffer with addiction as well as to those who love them. This is an open and inclusive group. EVERYONE is welcome. You do not have to be a member of a 12-step group to attend. It is offered as an adjunct — not a replacement — to regular addiction recovery work. The principles of safety and anonymity are upheld by Y12SR.
Ed began practicing yoga over eleven years ago as a way to round out an active fitness program. Over the years yoga has increasingly become a larger part of Ed’s exercise regime. In addition to the physical benefits of yoga, the mental and spiritual benefits keep Ed coming back for more. Ed enrolled in the Yoga Teacher Training at The Yoga House in 2017 with the intention of deepening his yoga practice and learning more about yoga. He teaches a Beginner Yoga class locally and enjoys sharing what he has learned about yoga with others. Ed has recently completed the Y12SR Leadership Training program with Y12SR founder, Nikki Meyers.
4 Week Dietary and Lifestyle Reset For the New Year
with Dee Pitcock
Meetings Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm at Uptown
Reset only $200/ Reset with 8-Class package $296*
*8 Classes are to be used during the 4 weeks of the Reset only
After the holiday season, there is a statement we commonly hear or say:”I have to get my routines and diet in check.” Sometimes it’s not so easy to do on your own. Join Certified Primal Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer Dee Pitcock to help you do just that with her 4 week Reset. This program helps identify your habits, including both exercise and dietary, that may be causing roadblocks on your road to a healthy lifestyle, and reroutes you on a new track to keep your mind, body and spirit on a healthy trajectory. Through this series, you will have 4 weekly meetings that are part discussion and part personal coaching to identify that which needs to change and gives you a plan on how to do so, you will receive 4 emails a week from Dee giving you daily action items and reminders, and you have the option of purchasing a special yoga class package to kickstart your weekly yoga routine to complement your positive plan of action. (Class package included 8 classes for an additional $96, to be used during the reset and hit a target of 2 yoga classes per week.)
Through this Reset you will:
Learn the power of group intention and accountability with guidance and leadership of a certified health coach.
Understand and reduce cravings.
Identify trigger foods and situations and how to work with them.
Create goals and actively work toward them.
Rest your digestive system after a long and challenging holiday season –which will include temporary restriction of certain food s because of their known tendency to cause inflammation and contribute to chronic disease. Food preferences and the freedom to work within your own food beliefs i.e. plant based/paleo etc.… will be respected).
Understand how, not only a healthy diet but other lifestyle decisions create a cycle of health.
Dee 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.
The 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.
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 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 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.