A yoga instructor in a warrior pose on top of a bluestone wall in the park

Free CommunityYoga

at Forsyth Park with Melissa Lee

Date: Sundays, weather permitting
Time:
11 am
Cost:
$10 suggested donation – proceeds go to People’s Place

Poster for anatomy of yoga showing a muscle figure in a shoulder stand position

Date: Saturdays, July 23rd and September 10th
Time:
12-3 pm
Cost:
$75 ($68 for TYH Members) for any one workshop of $125 ($112 for TYH members) for both workshops
*Both sessions are anatomy-based workshops with a small amount of movement that students can take part in or simply observe.
To register, sign up here.  

The Anatomy of Yoga

– a 2-part workshop on the key muscles groups of asana with Michael Stein

Key muscles of the body – Part I

In this three hour experiential workshop we will focus on the postural muscles deep within the core as well as the legs, hips, and the skeleton itself. We will explore what good alignment looks like, both on and off the mat, and how toning certain muscle groups will help us with any physical activity we engage in. We will also feel how specific sequences can both strengthen and lengthen the muscles simultaneously, thereby creating muscle tissue that stays healthy over a lifetime. 

Key muscles of the body – Part 2

In this three hour workshop we will revisit some of the key muscles from our first workshop before expanding into the upper body. The focus will on the importance of the Core powerhouse and how to properly tap into its strength. We will also take a deep dive into the shoulder girdle and all of its many components. Since the shoulders are both very flexible and unstable, learning how to properly strengthen the muscles of the rotator cuff and the surrounding muscle tissue is very important to both prevent injury and add options to our existing practice.

A group of yoga students lying down in a restorative pose, arms spread above their heads

RESTorative reTREAT

a pop-up with Mel Toth

Rest and recharge with a special 1.5 hour restorative class with Mel!

Date: Second Friday of the month – August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th
Time:
7-8:30pm
Cost:
$25 ($21 for TYH Members) 
Please note, in-studio space is limited. Preregistration is required.

To register, sign up here.  

A yoga instructor guides a student in exploring an inverted pose

Date: Saturday, August 20th
Time:
11:30-2:30 pm
Cost:
$75 per student ($68 for TYH members)

To register, sign up here.  

 

This workshop will be accessible to most. If you have questions about accessibility in regards to your specific needs, please contact theyogahousekingston@gmail.com.

An Exploration of Inversions!

Shifting Perspectives – Yoga Inversions and Foundational Arm Balances with Felipa Gaudet

Yoga inversions and arm balances offer the practitioner an opportunity to strengthen the physical body, while exploring new perspectives, proprioception, balance, and the subtle process of weight shifting. Additionally, they provide some bright fun to our practice and our days! Participants will learn some benefits and contraindications of inversions, accessible inversions for most bodies, and how to prepare the body for and guide practitioners towards more advanced inversions. Finally, participants will learn the basic categories of arm balances and how to guide participants towards or into a few foundational arm balances.

Participants will learn:

  • What defines an inversion.
  • Scientific benefits and contraindications of inversions.
  • Examples of accessible inversions for most bodies.
  • How to prepare the body for more advanced inversion practice.
  • When and how to guide practitioners into the following advanced inversions: Sirsasana, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Ardha Pincha Mayurasana
  • Basic types of hand/arm balances and weight distribution.
  • When and how to guide practitioners into the following basic arm balances: Bakasana, Parsva Bakasana, and Lolasana/ Brahmacharyasana
Introduction to Auryveda surrounded by salt, cinnamon, and other foods

Date: Saturday, October 8th
Time:
11:30-2:30 pm
Cost:
$75 per student ($68 for TYH members)

To register, sign up here.  

An Introduction to Ayurveda

An Introduction to Ayurveda
with Ami Jayaprada Hirchstein, CAP, C-IAYT

Ayurveda is the 5,000 year old healing science of India and sister science to yoga. It is the oldest and most continued health care system in the world. Ayurveda translates as the, “Science of Life.” Based on a five elemental theory, Ayurveda works on creating balance through diet and lifestyle. It considers each person a unique combination of the five elements and gives tools accordingly. As the seasons change, as we age, as we experience emotional shifts, Ayurveda works to helps us to find and maintain our equilibrium. Its primary method of promoting health and longevity is through diet and lifestyle. Come learn about your dosha and Ayurvedic self care. We will also go over how we can use Yoga as an Ayurvedic tool.

Ami Jayaprada Hirschstein, CAP, C-IYAT is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Therapist. She founded and directed two New Paltz Yoga studios from 1999-2017. Ami has received teaching certifications as an Anusara Yoga and Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She has been teaching holistic healing and yoga in the Hudson Valley and beyond since 1995. Ami did her Advanced Ayurvedic Practitioner Training with Dr. Sehgal of Boston Ayurveda. She trained in Marma Therapy with Dr. Lad at The Ayurvedic Institute. Ami studied as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor with the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. She belongs to the International Association of Yoga Therapists and National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Ami has been leading Yoga Teacher Trainings since 2001.

Close of the hand of a yoga teacher during meditation

Date: Saturday, October 22nd
Time:
12:30-2:30 pm
Cost:
$40 per student ($36 for TYH members)

To register, sign up here.  

Exploring Meditation

a workshop with Scrap Wrenn

In this workshop, we will explore different meditation techniques to discover what meditation can be, and the benefits of a meditation practice.

Inviting yoga practitioners to explore the core practice of zen training, Scrap will guide students on finding comfortable, sustainable postures on the floor or in a chair for relaxation and stability.

Quieting the mind, observing thoughts, letting them go, and tuning in to the breath, and one’s somatic experience allows for deepening awareness.

Scrap’s dharma name in the Mountains and Rivers order is “Kyuko,” meaning enduring peace. She will share her experience with zazen meditation and offer beginning instruction and support to participants.

Photo depicting sutras patanjai and bhagavad gita

Exploring the Sutras of Patanjali & the Bhagavad Gita

with Dr. Edwin Bryant

Dive into a deeper understanding of the foundational, sacred texts of Yoga: the Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita, with bhakti yoga practitioner, professor, and author Dr. Edwin Bryant.

Q&A opportunities will follow each session.

Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time:
12-2 pm (sutras) + 2:30-4:30 (bhagavad gitas)
Cost:
$60 per student or $110 for both ($54 for one / $99 for both for TYH members)

To register, sign up here.  

A collage of photos from costa rica a bungalow by the pool, a birds eye view of the beach and an open air yoga studio

Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica March 2023

6 days in paradise? 2 yoga classes a day? Chef-prepared meals? Luxurious beach and pool accommodations? (And lots, lots more!!!)

Join The Yoga House co-owners Amy Reed and Joyce San Pedro for an experience of unbound freedom and tranquility at LAS VELAS BLANCAS in GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA.

Amenities:

  • Private property for guests of The Yoga House
  • Beachfront bungalows and Grand House with swimming pool
  • Beach estuary, perfect for sandy walks and meditation
  • Yoga classes twice daily
  • Meals twice daily prepared by our personal chef and served at the poolside dining area
  • Hammock lounge
  • Excursion options (surfing, hiking, boat rides and much more!)

Single, double, and triple accommodations available!

Secure your spot now! $350 deposit required. Purchase hereEmail us for more details!

A private yoga class set up for a special event with mats on the ground in the open air and flowers to welcome the practitioners

Private Yoga Classes for Your Special Event

Did you know we do private yoga sessions for groups and individuals both in-studio and off-site?

Email us for more details!