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

Monthly Class: 1st Fridays

Next one: Friday, Feb. 1st


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.



  • 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


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*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.

Baby & Me – with Tracy Lerman – Begins June 21st – Fridays, 2:00-3:00pm

Baby & Me!

with Tracy Lerman
Fridays, 2:00-3:00pm

Begins June 21st

Need some time on the mat but don’t have someone to watch baby? Bring baby along to this Baby & Me class, designed for parents of babies to reconnect with their minds, bodies and breath through a gentle flowing yoga practice. Bring a blanket and a favorite toy to occupy Baby while you strike an “asana.” It’s up to you if you’d like to incorporate baby into your practice, and anything goes in this class, so take a break to feed, change or cuddle Baby if the moment presents itself. For babies 18 mos and younger.

Tracy Lerman committed to yoga ten years ago as a physical practice to counteract the many hours spent sitting in front of a computer while in grad school. She discovered The Yoga House a few years later and completed their 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2016. During those years and the years to follow, yoga became a spiritual practice for her, providing solace for some difficult things she was experiencing in her life. She loves that yoga has taught her more about the way her body and mind works and how, even if she’s been away from her practice, it’s always there for her to come back to. Tracy is excited to bring yoga as a form of radical self love to everyone, and especially parents and babies! She is a mom herself to a cute little human named Iyla and a cute medium sized dog named Daisy.

Full Moon Workshops – on monthly Fridays – with Rae Broderick – Next one July 12th, 7-9pm at Midtown

Yoga, Meditation + Moon Magic Fun

from Rae’s company

Root. Yoga + Wellness
in community with IAM 

at The Yoga House’s

Midtown Studio

Monthly Fridays

First workshop:

Strawberry Full Moon
Friday, June 14

full moon fridays

The full moon is the most powerful of the lunar phases. It’s an opportune time to turn inward and let go, the intensity and light of the moon illuminating that which no longer serves us.

Join Rae Broderick as she creates a safe and grounded space for you to explore the significance of the full moon and how you can use its wisdom to show up more presently in your life. In addition to gentle yoga and meditation, each workshop will include a ritual specific to harnessing the magic of the moon. Expect, for example, sage, essential oils and some crystals. All are welcome. 


Upcoming Full Moon Fridays:
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 6

Rae Broderick

is a Yoga Guide, Applied Astrologist, and Holistic Health + Wellness Coach based in Woodstock, NY. Rae‘s yoga journey began seventeen years ago with Rodney Yee VHS tapes and a used yoga mat. Rae has completed over 500 hours of training with Stråla Yoga and has led upwards of one thousand people at Yoga Journal’s Yoga in the Park Series in Bryant Park in New York City among various other events throughout the U.S. and abroad. Rae has been featured in online publications such as Yoga Journal and The Sweat Life. Rae is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and supports individuals by creating attainable and maintainable health and wellness goals through the exploration and practice of nutrition, mindful movement, meditation, relationships, career happiness, yoga and astrology. Rae‘s classes leave you feeling refreshed, calm and energized. Her clear and encouraging guidance makes people feel safe and supported. She is always interested in the people around her and makes everyone feel welcome and at home. Rae continues her exploration and growth as a yoga guide through daily practice and is very grateful to be a part of The Yoga House community.

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*New* Yin & Restore – with Joyce San Pedro – Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm, Uptown

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Yin & Restore
with Joyce San Pedro
Tuesdays, 5:30-6:45pm
Uptown Studio

An all-levels, slow-paced class focused on deep stretches and longer holds — a perfect complement to the active, fast-paced lives many of us lead and to the more muscular practices of yoga. Yin & Restore encourages you to relax and restore the body, mind, and spirit through active relaxation and practiced stillness. With the support of props and fewer-but-longer holds, beginners and longtime practitioners alike can release built-up tension by accessing the deep connective tissue, calming the nervous system with patience and presence. 

Joyce San Pedro

Joyce San Pedro, yoga, the yoga house

How you do anything is how you do everything.

Yoga has helped Joyce approach anything and everything with a calmer spirit, a more open heart, and a quieter mind. She began practicing in 2007 while on vacation. The seed was planted, and upon her return to Los Angeles she studied with Bryan Kest, Jerome Mercier, Jay Co, and Vytas Baskauskas. Raised with the travel bug and often traveling for work, she’s had the fortune of studying with various teachers and multiple styles throughout the US as well as Brazil, Bali, England, Italy, Canada, and New Zealand. She returned to her roots in NY and completed her RYT 200-hour training at Hudson River Yoga. While currently focusing on Ashtanga yoga, Joyce also teaches Vinyasa flow, Yin / Restorative, and Yoga for Seniors. She believes that when it comes to yoga, we are our own best teachers and works to guide her students on an internal journey by way of breath, asana, and mindfulness.

Assists Intensive YTT Module with Adi Carter, June 7-9

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Touch is a powerful tool for connection, healing and deepening the yoga practice. Explore adjustments rooted in Thai Massage and physical therapy with an emphasis on creating proper alignment for the recipient while also making the adjustment sustainable to give for the giver.  


  • Hands-on assists for many major poses
  • How to offer empowering assists that deepen & encourage.
  • How to offer corrective assists
  • How to approach assists safely and respectfully

Adi Carter  

Adi Carter is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and bodyworker who draws from a background of over 20 years in sports injury management and adventuring to keep her always inspired and problem solving ways to strengthen and increase productivity in the body. Her classes focus on structural alignment principles combined with energy work and touch based off of Eastern medicine and she uses Thai Massage as a basis for physically adjusting students in yoga classes and also for teaching students (and teachers) how to safely adjust each other and begin to tap in to their natural healing abilities.