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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.
What makes a great yoga teacher? What makes a great class? Develop your voice and cultivate existing skills to structure a yoga class that creates the complete experience.
structuring a yoga class by building postural arcs and valleys
developing a teacher/class relationship and teacher/student relationship
how to hold space, creating a safe, judgment free environment for healing and transformation
methods and tools to find personal inspiration and then share that with the class
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.
Friday: 7:00(or 7:30)-9:30pm Midtown Studio Saturday: 11:30-5pm Midtown Studio Sunday: 11:45-4:45pm Midtown Studio
Please note that the first half hour of the Friday session will be designated for those who are completing the training only. If you are not in the training, the Friday session will begin promptly at 7:30pm.
4 Week Dietary and Lifestyle Reset For the New Year
with Dee Pitcock
Meetings Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm at Uptown
Reset only $200/ Reset with 8-Class package $296*
*8 Classes are to be used during the 4 weeks of the Reset only
After the holiday season, there is a statement we commonly hear or say:”I have to get my routines and diet in check.” Sometimes it’s not so easy to do on your own. Join Certified Primal Health Coach and NASM Personal Trainer Dee Pitcock to help you do just that with her 4 week Reset. This program helps identify your habits, including both exercise and dietary, that may be causing roadblocks on your road to a healthy lifestyle, and reroutes you on a new track to keep your mind, body and spirit on a healthy trajectory. Through this series, you will have 4 weekly meetings that are part discussion and part personal coaching to identify that which needs to change and gives you a plan on how to do so, you will receive 4 emails a week from Dee giving you daily action items and reminders, and you have the option of purchasing a special yoga class package to kickstart your weekly yoga routine to complement your positive plan of action. (Class package included 8 classes for an additional $96, to be used during the reset and hit a target of 2 yoga classes per week.)
Through this Reset you will:
Learn the power of group intention and accountability with guidance and leadership of a certified health coach.
Understand and reduce cravings.
Identify trigger foods and situations and how to work with them.
Create goals and actively work toward them.
Rest your digestive system after a long and challenging holiday season –which will include temporary restriction of certain food s because of their known tendency to cause inflammation and contribute to chronic disease. Food preferences and the freedom to work within your own food beliefs i.e. plant based/paleo etc.… will be respected).
Understand how, not only a healthy diet but other lifestyle decisions create a cycle of health.
Dee 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.
So often in yoga class there isn’t time to slow down and talk about details or dive deeply and talk about the bigger concepts. In this workshop you will learn about some key concepts of yoga, and why when we put them into action yoga really works. We’ll talk about breath or vinyasa, energy locks or bandha, gaze points or dristi and postures or asana as vehicles for transformation then put them into practice right away, and much more. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
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. She also offers cooking classes and health coaching and most delights in making healthy indulgences for everyone. She offers deep gratitude to all the friends, mentors and teachers who have guided her and kept her company along the path.
Finding a comfortable seat may seem like a daunting task – but in this workshop we’ll go through the many ways to sit and to make it suit your body.
Please bring comfortable clothing and an open mind. We’ll explore movement to help us with sitting as well as using various props to support our needs.
Mackenzie has been assisting 200hr yoga teacher trainings since 2013 at Kripalu Schools of Yoga & Ayurveda, teaching gentle & beginner classes since 2015, and exploring the use props since 2012.
It has been six years since Mackenzie found the practice of yoga and while following the teachings, in 2011, she began the adventure of teaching yoga. Yoga, at its most basic, is union and for Mackenzie this union is the most calling aspect of the practice. She believes that we are all part of an ever changing and moving experience, and with yoga she is now able to integrate these changes and movements with something constant, the breath. Just like everyone, she cannot live without the breath, and so through the practice of yoga she attempts to explore and play with this constant thing that we are allowed to use and can identify when feeling overwhelmed by uncontrollable situations. She wants to share this exploration and play with anyone who’s interested, she believes that if you’re breathing you can do yoga.