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This workshop is designed for Intermediate and Advanced practitioners who would like to learn how to bring more Core and Shoulder strength into their practice. By using a wide variety of methods we can gain more strength and flexibility around the knee joint, hip joint, and rotator cuff. Stabilizing these areas not only builds strength but also reduces the risk of injury in all forms of movement.
What makes a great yoga teacher? What makes a great class? Develop your voice and cultivate existing skills to structure a yoga class that creates the complete experience.
structuring a yoga class by building postural arcs and valleys
developing a teacher/class relationship and teacher/student relationship
how to hold space, creating a safe, judgment free environment for healing and transformation
methods and tools to find personal inspiration and then share that with the class
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.
Friday: 7:00(or 7:30)-9:30pm Midtown Studio Saturday: 11:30-5pm Midtown Studio Sunday: 11:45-4:45pm Midtown Studio
Please note that the first half hour of the Friday session will be designated for those who are completing the training only. If you are not in the training, the Friday session will begin promptly at 7:30pm.
$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