Roll & Recovery Monthly Class with Dee Pitcock — Fri., Feb. 1st- 5:30pm-6:30pm

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Next one: Friday, Feb. 1st

5:30-6:30pm

Uptown Studio – 57 Crown Street, Kingston

Cost: $16 – This is a special class. No class cards please.

The Roll and Recovery workshop will introduce you to self-myofascial release (SMR) techniques, using a variety of grippy balls, bands, breath work and stretching to help release fascial tension. Manipulation of fascia keeps it supple, well-hydrated and reduces adhesions. SMR also assists in correcting muscle imbalances. Want to know more about fascia? See below.


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dee pitcock, roll & recovery, the yoga houseny, kingston, hudson valley, nyDee 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.

What is Fascia?

Fascia provides a protective sheath around our entire body as a whole and also surrounds each organ and muscle for protection.  The human framework depends upon fascia to provide form, cohesion, separation and support and to allow movement between neighboring structures without irritation. Every muscle, organ, bone, nerve, and blood vessel is covered in a thin film of fascia, yet all these fascial pockets are interconnected to form a continuous, integrated fascial matrix covering the whole body from the top of the head to the tip of the toes.

Emotional upset/trauma, physical trauma, an inflammation or infection, structural imbalances of any kind, poor posture as well as scar tissue and adhesions may all create inappropriate fascial strain. Flexibility and spontaneity of movement are lost, setting up the body for more trauma, pain and limitation of movement. These powerful fascial restrictions pull the body out of its three-dimensional alignment.

In addition, fascial tissue aids in the repair of tissue and is an important neutralizer of toxins within our bodies and those in our environment.

Studies have shown that additional benefits SMR include:

  • Muscle relaxation:SMR helps reduce and eliminate stored tension in muscles, which aids in alleviating aches and pains.
  • Suppression or reduction of trigger point sensitivity and pain:SMR promotes the release of endorphins to help reduce pain.
  • Reduced soreness and improved tissue recovery: SMR increases circulation, allowing oxygen and other nutrients to reach the muscles and other soft tissues.
  • Improved joint range of motion, which helps restore optimal length-tension relationships:SMR helps prepare joints for increased range of motion and loads that accompany stretching, strengthening and other dynamic movement exercises.
  • Reduced adhesions and scar tissue that improves the elasticity of muscles and other soft tissues, to improve movement and reduce pain.
  • Regulation of the production of compounds called cytokines, which play a role in decreasing inflammation.
  • Increased activity in the mitochondria of cells, helping promote repair and growth of muscle tissue.
  • Improved neuromuscular efficiency.
  • Decreased neuromuscular hypertonicity.
  • Decreased overall effects of stress on the human movement system.

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The Yoga Sutras Weekend Immersion with Edwin Bryant — February 2-4, 2018

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

A Weekend Immersion with Edwin Bryant, Ph.D.

February 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2018

At our Midtown location, 474 Broadway Ave., Kingston, NY

Have you fallen in love with the Sutras yet?  This rich and many-layered text lays out, quite directly, the why and the how of yoga as it is meant to be practiced. This weekend intensive is especially appropriate for yoga teachers, serious students of yoga, and academics who would like a deeper understanding of the origin, content and living application of the most essential text in the yogic lineage as a whole. Edwin Bryant’s published commentary and interpretation summarizes the most significant pre-modern commentaries, adding clarity and insight in an accessible but rigorous way. He is both scholar and committed yogi on the path. We are honored and delighted to be hosting him and we hope you will join us for this exceptional chance to dig deeper into yoga’s roots.

12 Continuing Ed credits available for Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teachers. 

 

About Edwin

Edwin Bryant received his Ph.D in Indic languages and Cultures from Columbia University. He taught Hinduism at Harvard University for three years, and is presently the professor of Hinduism at Rutgers University where he teaches courses on Hindu philosophy and religion. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, published six books and authored a number of articles on Vedic history, yoga, and the Krishna tradition. In addition to his academic work for the scholarly community, Edwin’s Penguin World Classics translation of the Srimad Bhagavata Purana, the traditional source for the story of Krishna’s incarnation, is both for Indology specialists as well as students and those interested in Hinduism from the general reading public and the yoga community.

As a personal practitioner of yoga for 35 years, a number of them spent in India studying with traditional teachers, where he returns yearly, Edwin strives to combine academic scholarship and rigor with sensitivity towards traditional knowledge systems. In addition to his academic course load, Edwin currently teaches workshops on the Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, and Hindu Philosophy at yoga studios and teacher training courses throughout the country. His translation of and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2009) is specifically dedicated to contributing to the growing body of literature on yoga by providing insights from the major pre-modern commentaries on the text with a view to grounding the teachings in their traditional context.

The Text
 
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with Notes from the Traditional Commentators. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux in press 2008.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the classical ancient Indian treatise on the practice of Yoga. While Yoga conjures up images of bodily postures and stretches in popular western culture, this aspect of yoga, the asanas, is only the third limb of the eight limbs outlined in the Yoga Sutras — and, indeed, Patanjali pays only passing attention to this aspect of the system. This seminar series will consist of a close reading of Patanjali’s original text, focusing on the opening section of the work, wherein Yoga is defined and the state of samadhi, liberation, described, as well as on the eight limbs of yoga covered in the heart of the text, which outline the step by step methods for attaining this enlightened state. Attention will be paid to the pre-modern commentaries of the text, thus exposing students to the traditional understanding of the practice of classical Yoga and its goals. Students are advised to bring any copy of the Sutras which has the Sanskrit text in romanized script as attention will be focused on the original source rather than its westernized manifestation.

 

Purchase the Sutras here.

 

Approximate schedule (to be finalized) 

7-9:30pm, Friday, Feb. 2

11:30-4:30pm, Saturday, Feb. 3

10:00-2:00pm, Sunday, Feb. 4

 

What to bring and what to expect

  • We recommend that you purchase the text above, but bring any copy of the Sutras that has Sanskrit transliteration.
  • Bring a notebook and pen.
  • Edwin is an engaging, lively, humble and knowledgeable speaker (see an interview here). Come with your questions and curiosity!
  • We have a choice of bolsters, mats, blankets and chairs to sit on.

 

Cost

  • FLASH SALE through January 10 – 20% off = $240
  • The total immersion costs $300. We ask for a deposit of $100 to reserve your spot.
  • No partial attendance, please. If you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact us at info@theyogahouseny.com

 

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Radiant Child Yoga – 20-hr Teacher Training – This November 8-10

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Radiant Child Yoga® has been introducing children to yoga for over 40 years.

This November, we partner with Michele Anderson of Radiant Child Yoga® to offer you a 20-hour training. If you have an interest in bringing yoga to children of any age group, even in a non-yoga setting, this course is for you. It will take place over one weekend, with continuing ed credits available for existing teachers. You needn’t be a yoga teacher, however, to take the training.

Nov. 8th, 9th & 10th 

Hours

Friday 5-9pm, Uptown

Saturday 11:30am-7:30pm, Midtown

Sunday 12-8pm, Midtown

Price

(includes all materials)

$495 pre-reg until October 25th / $550 after October 25th

Radiant Child Yoga (RCY) 1-2 Program 20-hour training

What students can expect:

This course is appropriate for anyone who works with children, including teachers, speech/language pathologists, social workers, school counselors, therapists, special education teachers, occupational and physical therapists, parents, grandparents, and care takers.

From this course, students will gain knowledge which will assist them in bringing yoga to children.  Students will gain an understanding of Kundalini yoga and how teaching yoga to children is different from adult yoga.  Included in the course:

·      Daily  morning Kundalini yoga and meditation practice

·      Instruction in how to develop and teach classes to children, pre-school through teens using the RCY principals and methods

·      Using kriyas as yoga stories

·      Intro to Brain Gym

·      Yoga Games and songs

·      Partnering exercises

·      School yoga

·      Meditation practices for children

·      Family Yoga

·      Discipline/Class management

·      Yoga for sensory processing

·      Business of yoga

·      In-class presentations delivered by class participants to allow practice time for all learned concepts.  Students receive feedback from the trainer.

·      CEU credits available

Materials included in the course:

RCY Levels 1-2 Manual

“Happy” yoga music CD (download)

“Cozy” yoga music CD (download)

Deeply Relax and Meditate CD (download)

Children’s Yoga Songs and Meditations (download)

Yoga in Motion DVD (download)

Yoga in Motion workbook

Fly Like a Butterfly book by Shakta Khalsa

Kundalini Yoga book by Shakta Khalsa

RCY tote bag

Your Instructor

Michele Anderson is a 200-hour Radiant Child Yoga teacher and certified K-12 special education teacher. She uses Radiant Child Yoga in her own classroom to help students become calm, focused, and self-regulated. Beginning with Morning Movement and Mindfulness has made a big difference in her students’ ability to become more self-aware and able to learn. She felt so strongly about the benefits of Radiant Child Yoga that she decided to share it with the entire school.  In 2018, she began a Yoga Club, which boasted nearly 90 students at its peak. She also teaches the entire student body yoga and mindfulness techniques during monthly assemblies.

Michele is a certified Level 1 Aerial Yoga teacher through Good Karma Yoga Studio, specializing in kids and teens aerial classes.  She attended the Mindfulness in Education training at The Omega Institute for Holistic studies in 2018, and is currently being trained in trauma-sensitive Kundalini yoga through the Guru Ram Das Center. She plans to offer classes to for individuals with chronic health issues in the near future.

In 2019, she completed the Radiant Child Facilitator training and is happy to now offer trainings for others who are interested in sharing the beauty of yoga with children.

Michele teaches yoga classes at both her private studio in Red Hook, NY as well as Rainbow Body Yoga Studio. When not in a studio, you can find her on the athletic field sharing yoga with student athletes and their coaches. She tries not to just teach yoga, but BE the yoga, and is thrilled to share her passion with others.


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Who’s Serving Me? A Workshop with Liz Levine Saturday, July 20th 2-4pm, Midtown – $25

A workshop for people who spend time caring for others.

Calling all moms, dads, teachers, doctors, nurses, personal care aides, kids of aging parents- come learn and practice ways to serve yourself with yoga. As caregivers (people who provide direct care) we can lose track of our relationship with ourselves. Spend time with a group of other caregivers exploring ways to reconnect.  

This workshop will offer asana (poses), meditation and self inquiry (journaling and group work). The asana portion of the class will incorporate flow and restorative poses. It will increase your awareness and touch your heart. Bring a journal and pen and come as you are!

Elizabeth Levine MD, RYT 500, certified Baptiste Leader

Liz is an internist (physician for adults) and a yoga Teacher.  She has been practicing yoga and medicine for years and is currently a hospitalist at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck.  Always caring for others she noticed that she left herself behind. She began to question “Who am I when I am not in service to others?” Using the practice of yoga she learned that reconnecting with herself enables her to reach new heights in relationships and her work of service.  Liz’s classes are filled with movement, exploration, curiosity and self inquiry. Her hope is always that her students leave open and transformed.


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Mysore Goes to 5 Days a Week! Beginning Monday, July 8th.

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From Mysore teacher Laura Olson:

Hey loyal ashtangis, have you heard the big news? We’re taking our program to the next level! You guys are so amazing, bringing the Bhakti (aka devotion) and sweat and laughter, and spreading the word so well, that we’re going full-on with Ashtanga in Kingston. Starting July 8th, we will have Mysore 5 days, Monday through Friday (taught by yours truly, Laura Olson) and one Led Primary class on Sundays (to keep you honest with the breathing and counting and navasana, everyone’s favorite—taught by the lovely Jacquelyn Nash), but will observe the new and full moons as holidays from Mysore style practice, in accordance with tradition. Want a discussion of moon days? Coming soon!

Meanwhile, Jacquelyn and I can’t wait to get going. We’ve been so excited to watch the program grow, and this just seemed like a natural evolution. We hope you’re excited too!

I also feel a little like I am jumping into the deep end with both feet. Ever feel that way? A little excited, a little scared (wait, is that a quote from Into the Woods? Everything is a musical to me). I remember when I first started practicing 6 days a week and really organizing my life and habits around the yoga, the ashtanga, the path. It felt momentous. And I also had some nerves. It felt so unknown. I feel a little this way now, too. Sharing the tradition in this community is undeniably wonderful and right. A perfect fit. But also, a big step! And so, in case you too feel this way, I share what my teacher shared with me at that time. Yes, you will have to change, you will have to give some things up. But they won’t be what you think! And it won’t be hard. It will be natural, automatic, like a blossoming and surrender. It isn’t a forced thing like will power. It’s more like a beautiful calling. A longing fulfilled.

I think I’ve said this before, but one of the beautiful things about creating community is that we are all in it together. I am here to lift you up (literally sometimes!) and you are there giving energy back to me. And each day is just a new chance to tune in and notice where you are in each moment. Each practice is a practice, not a performance. There’s no grade at the end!

So all you have to do is show up. Get on your mat. Make it happen. Whatever “it” is that day.

I think the cocoon of Ashtanga in Kingston is about to explode into a brilliant butterfly. Or maybe a flock of them. I can’t wait to see us all take flight.

All the love,

Laura

*NEW* Community Class – Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm at Uptown with our YTT trainees & graduates – Begins June 20th.

Join our current trainees and yoga teacher training graduates for an open-level flow every Thursday evening at Uptown. You’ll be taught by not one but two teachers — one acting as the lead teacher and one as the support person who is there to offer additional adjustments and general support.

We are so proud of this emerging group. They’ve been able to absorb so much over the last eight months, and we trust them fully to provide a mindful, fluid, informed flow for multiple levels of practitioner. Beginners welcome.