Asana: Aligning the Body – Yoga Teacher Training & Intensive Learning Module, Nov. 1-3, 2019

Asana: Aligning the Body

November 1-3, 2019

Teachers: Leigha Butler & Jacquelyn Nash

asana YTT yoga kingston ny hudson valleyUnderlying each yoga posture is the accumulated anatomical wisdom of ages. In this module, take a tactile journey through postural alignment, learning what is happening in the body in each asana so that you can safely guide practitioners and/or deepen your own home practice. With the help of slideshow presentations that Leigha and Jacquelyn have developed over the years, you will walk away from the weekend with a deeper understanding of the poses’ anatomical underpinnings. In addition, this module will arm you with the confidence and knowledge to teach safe, smart yoga asana alignment.

Learn:
  • Basic human anatomy
  • Alignment essentials for movement and held postures
  • How to apply knowledge of anatomy & alignment to your own practice
  • How to guide practitioners safely
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.


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Yoga & Calisthenics – This workshop has been canceled. – Sat., 10/26 – 1:00-3:00pm – Midtown

This workshop has been canceled. Please check back for future offerings.

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.


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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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New Class: Soul Power Flow, Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am–begins 2/6

Soul Power Flow

with Jacquelyn Nash

Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00am

begins February 6th

at our Midtown Studio

   

Soul Power Flow

90 minutes

This soulful and invigorating class is designed to help you find your inner power and strength through continuous movement and dynamic flow. We’ll build a crescendo with familiar postures and methods to gradually open the body and to reach our pinnacle and challenging pose or sequence where we’ll take time to explore our own true potential. Prepare to break a sweat but also to find those sweet moments to reconnect with your mind and body. This class is best for those with yoga experience.