Mindful Minis Toddler Pop-up Yoga Classes
with Amy Reed
Sunday, October 20th
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.
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.
Uptown Studio, 57 Crown St. Kingston
$16 Drop-in (no class cards, please)
Registration strongly encouraged, space is limited
For joy and Well Being-come hear how “fake” laughing becomes real laughing using fun and brain chemistry to induce feelings of merry mirth. Then we’ll practice laughter yoga together, playfully using eye contact, childish antics, stretching and breathing to bring up joyous energy. We end with a relaxing savasana. Read more about this practice.
Jim Gordon has a Master’s degree in Gerontology, a BS in Aging Services, is certified to facilitate laughter yoga, and is a Hospice volunteer. He has a certificate in adult and family mediation, and a certificate as an aging- in-place specialist. Jim is married with one adult child and two grandchildren. He and his wife, Amy Kletter, live in New Paltz, New York. His website is www.laughingataging.com
An added benefit to a regular yoga practice is having a better sense of body awareness. Enhance your relationship with YOU by acquiring basic anatomy information and by learning how it applies to your yoga practice. Untangle some anatomy lingo and take a closer look at a few key components of the body, like: shoulders, spine, and hips, which are all key hubs for our yoga asana, or postural practice. Finally experience what we’ve learned through movement. Feel free to come with some questions.
Jacquelyn Nash is the co-owner of The Yoga House, where she co-teaches their teacher training program, including their intensive weekend on yoga anatomy and alignment. Her most recent advanced training placed an emphasis on yoga therapy approaches to healing anatomical misalignment and alleviating the associated discomfort. As a lover of a good anatomy geek-out session, her yoga classes are known for detailed alignment cues to help practitioners find the best expression of the pose for her/his body.
Together the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras form the backbone of the yoga system. One of the most beloved and widely read texts in the world, the Gita, is just as valuable to yoga practitioners today as it was when it was written over 2,500 years ago. Likewise, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is a still-relevant, totally accessible and indispensable guide for each and every soul who sets out to practice yoga in any form. Over the course of the weekend, Leigha conducts easily digested lessons that break down the most salient concepts from each text. You will walk away with a strong understanding of yoga’s foundational principles and a practical plan for incorporating them into your day-to-day life. Learn:
Required Texts: (Please bring these)
Leigha Butler Before yoga absorbed her every moment, Leigha spent nearly ten years teaching college literature, journalism and environmental writing. Now she marries her love of teaching the written word with her love of teaching yoga. Join her for a down-to-earth, meaning-packed weekend of yoga philosophy, self-exploration and lifestyle development.