A Letter to Our Community

Our Mission to Serve You

& Precautionary Measures

Since we opened our doors in 2011, we have viewed The Yoga House as a safe haven for the community. Now is no different.

As COVID-19 continues to concern the global community, we want to first offer our hearts and thoughts to all of those affected. We understand this is a health crisis for many, and a stress crisis for others.

Disinfecting Measures
Please know that we are taking extra precaution to keep the studio sanitary and safe. While we have always cleaned regularly, we are adding daily disinfecting to highly used areas. New measures include:   

  • sanitizing blocks, mats, bathroom surfaces, the desk, doorknobs, and seating area daily
  • laundering all blankets in high heat
  • disinfecting studio floors using a CDC-recommended bleach-to-water ratio

We value our responsibility to you and vow to do all that we can to protect the community. These precautions will continue as we monitor the latest, most credible news sources. 

Regarding Props
You may feel more comfortable using your own props during this time. Still, we continue to offer them free for your use. If you do use our mats and blocks, we ask that you continue to wipe down both with our disinfectant spray after class. If you have reason to believe you are coming down with illness, please let us know so that we can remove these props.

Hands-On Assists
We have let all teachers know that we are implementing a temporary measure regarding physical touch in class. While we believe that touch is an important and healing component of the yoga practice, we also respect your right to refuse it. For that reason, we are now asking, in anonymous fashion, whether you would prefer not to receive hands-on assists. 

For the Safety of All
If you suspect you are ill, please stay at home. We will look forward to your return when you are feeling better and have clearance from your doctor. 

Your Yoga Safe Haven
We have a mission to keep yoga accessible for all. In trying times, yoga studios and your yoga practice in general can be such a necessary bastion of support, wellness, and calm. When you tend to your wellness, everyone in your family and community benefit. We hope you will continue to find comfort and ease in your continued yoga practice here at the studio. 

New Audio Classes Available Soon
For those of you who need to be at home during this time, we are working on offering audio classes through our website. We’ll be sending detailed information about how to access these classes as soon as they are available. 

We thank you for your continued support and hope you know how privileged we feel to serve all of you. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any additional concerns and questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

In peace and with gratitude,

Jacquelyn and Leigha

Heal Your Head: Yoga Therapy for Headaches — Sat., April 4th, 1-4pm

A majority of headaches are caused by neck & shoulder tension. Learn how to reduce tension and align your head, neck and shoulders with simple exercises. We will discuss the different types of headaches, causes and techniques to break patterns of stress.  The workshop will draw from Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, Acupressure or Marma Therapy and relaxation  techniques.

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ami jayaprada hirschstein, back care basics, yoga therapy, the yoga house, yoga, kingston, ny, hudson valley

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, AHC, C-IAYT is a certified Ayurveda Health Counselor, Yoga Therapist and has been practicing the healing arts since 1995. Her approach is holistic, combing the “Sister Sciences” of Ayurveda with Therapeutic Yoga. She founded and directed Jai Ma Yoga Center from 1999-2015 and YogAlive from 2015-2017. Ami has been training yoga teachers for over 18 years and has been teaching yoga for 25 years.

Ami did her Ayurvedic training at Kripalu School of Ayurveda and is currently in a two-year Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Training in Boston. Ami studied Marma Therapy at The Ayurvedic Institute with Dr. Lad. Ami belongs to the National Ayurvedic Medical Assoc. and the International Assoc. of Yoga Therapists. She holds teaching certifications in Anusara Yoga, Kripalu Yoga and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy.

Workshop – Arm Balances: The Ins and Outs w/ Felipa Gaudet – Free for Members – March 21st, 1-3pm

Playing with arm balances is a lot of fun in a regular yoga class, but tackling them in class doesn’t afford us the time to wrap our heads around the whole process. Join Flying Flow instructor Felipa Gaudet as she dives into the structure of balancing your body on your hands in a number of different postures. She’ll offer different approaches for coming into various arm balances, including ways to use props and self-assists. She’ll also share some fun transitions out of them, including some eye-opening, playful transitions from one arm balance to another. The end goal is to have fun, learn about postures, and maybe even fall and laugh a little while building a new relationship to balancing on your hands. 

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Felipa Gaudet

Felipa began practicing with The Yoga House community after the birth of her youngest daughter, seeking a way to strengthen and 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.

Felipa teaches in an invigorating and fluid Vinyasa style, while encouraging folks to honor their bodies and discover the possibilities within each pose in the way that feels right for them. A Montessori teacher in her other life, Felipa believes yoga can be accessible to all and she offers multiple levels of challenge within various options for poses. In her classes, she enjoys exploring the relationships between poses while steadily building to a fun challenge.

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SOLD OUT – Yoga Date Night – Fri, Feb 14 – 6:45-7:45pm with Mel Toth

Celebrate Valentine’s with Yoga

Yoga Date Night

Friday, 2/14

6:45-7:45pm
$40/couple ($34/couple for members)

Align yourself and your partner this Valentine’s Day through movement,
play, breath and touch at this gentle partner yoga class led by Mel
Toth. Partner yoga is a great way to heighten the connection you have
with your significant other (or maybe come with a close friend!) as you learn to let go, to enhance your communication, and to be open to the experience that you’ll share on the mat. Start your night out with this fun opportunity to connect in a unique and experiential way. No yoga experience necessary.

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