These classes move at a slower pace, providing more detailed instruction. Emphasis is on alignment and a deeper understanding of the postures. Students prepare to enter open-level classes.
These classes are energetic and fast paced with heat-building, flowing poses. Great class to start your day with or take a mid-day refresher. Open to all levels.
This is a slow paced class in which you will deepen the breath and use gentle but dynamic movements to warm, mobilize, stretch and strengthen the body. Complemented with restorative poses, this class will help to calm the nervous system and mind, leaving you feeling open, rejuvenated, connected and nurtured.
This class is toward students age 40+ (however all are welcome!) who have a yoga practice and are looking for a gentler class. It will be a vinyasa flow that will offer modifications so that all can participate.
Yoga is a practice that can be enjoyed at any age!
GYROTONIC® Tower Class
This small-group class is taught on the GYROTONIC® pulley tower, a unique weight- and pulley-based apparatus that is at the center of GYROTONIC® exercise. You'll work your entire body through a series of fluid, circular-based exercises that incorporate resistance for strong, lean muscles along with increased mobility, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Recommended to start at Beginner Movers level or do a Beginner 3-pack of Private or Duet classes before taking a group class.
This is an intermediate class offering a greater challenge in strength and flexibility as students enjoy investigating, playing, and expanding their practice and unlimited potential. It will continue to refine familiar poses, and begin exploring a variety of advanced asanas. Appropriate for students with some previous yoga experience. Students should be versed with handstand at the wall as well as pushing up into urdhva dhanurasana (backbend). Expect a supportive, dynamic and playful environment.
The Iyengar method of Yoga defines itself by 3 key elements: technique, sequence and timing:
Technique means ever finer adjustments in the alignment of one's asana (poses) and pranayama (breath control).
Sequence refers to the sequences in which asana and pranayama are practiced.
Timing refers to the length of time spent in postures or pranayama. Postures cannot be done swiftly or without awareness. It takes time to move into a posture and become stable. When this has been achieved then one remains stably for some time to intensify the depth of the posture and so extract its benefit.
A Jivamukti Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role: you might practice to a shifting soundtrack of ragas, global trance, hip-hop, spoken word, George Harrison, Sting, Krishna Das, Donna de Lory, Michael Franti, Bill Laswell, Alice Coltrane and Mozart.
Mama Bear- "Mommy and Me Style
MamaBear Yoga is a one hour “mommy-and –me-style” yoga class for moms and their new babies, newborn through pre-crawl. Doors open at 2:00pm to settle in for a 2:15 class start. Mats, blocks, bolsters and blankets are all supplied. An excellent way to stretch, strengthen, and tone your body after birth. No previous yoga experience is necessary. The babies love the experience, being together, watching mommy, and love the special way they are incorporated into the yoga poses. You get a wonderful workout with BabyBear, and they will enjoy the special music and baby movement segments.
“Baby Whisperer”Alex Venier, our MamaBear Yoga Teacher is a magic spinner. Always adapting the group to various needs, Alex leads a class that is equally physically challenging and attentive to your postpartum restorative support. From weaving a dynamic class with hoots and hollers from the wee ones, to casting a spell of baby calm, Alex can juggle the energies while juggling a baby.
A great way to meet other local new moms and get back in shape.
Mommy and Movers
Bend and bond with your active baby in this special yoga class designed for parents with crawlers and early walkers. Role playing, partnering, and animal themes help to engage your little one while parents stretch and strengthen their body. Yoga poses are specially designed to combat the physical and mental demands of keeping up with a budding toddler. It's never too early to show your little one how cool having a body can be! Dads and other caregivers welcome.
These classes are designed to focus on the actions of the poses, in alignment with the power of the heart. The classes are based on Anusara Yoga’s Universal Principal of Alignment. Integrating them into your practice of yoga, in order to serve the creative flow of life through each breath and posture. All levels are welcome.
These fast-paced classes are based around heat-building, flowing poses. Modifications are given so that every pose is accessible to any level of student.
This class is two-thirds Open level vinyasa flow - stretching and strengthening yoga asanas - and one-third Restorative practice, which places the body in comfortable, supported positions allowing the muscles and nervous system to relax, dissolving tension.
We'll warm up, keep it moving, then bring some ease to body, breath and mind. For students of all levels.
Power Yoga is a vigorous, strength-building, flexibility-enhancing form of vinyasa (flow) yoga, with emphasis on the principle of adaptation and linking breath to movement. Wherever you are on your path, this class has something for you; the class offers modifications and direction for those new to the practice, and more advanced variations for the seasoned yogi. Practice at your own level of ability, fitness level and circumstance. You don’t need to be physically flexible; all you need is to come, breathe, move, sweat, let go.
Prenatal classes are designed to help expecting moms deepen their experience and enjoyment of pregnancy. This class is strengthening as well as restorative to both body and soul. A balanced spectrum of breathing, warm ups and asanas are included in each class.
Restorative Yoga is a method in which one holds poses for longer lengths of time with the help of props in order to focus on relaxing and strengthening the muscles. This provides a meditative, slow practice allowing time to go deeper not only into the body, but into the restless mind.
Sweat, Stretch, and Relax
This class opens with a fiery strength-building vinyasa flow (intermediate to advanced asana), followed by 20 minutes of deep, intensive stretching, and finally a sweet closing of pure restorative postures, pranayama and meditation. Recommended for those with some Yoga experience.
Yoga Nidra is a deep form of self-discovery, like meditation, where you experience your utmost nature of being. It's a very relaxing way of attuning your awareness to all things. You can practice Yoga Nidra anywhere while doing anything, however we will practice by lying down and listening to me guide you through the experience. It will feel like a guided meditation.
We Will start class with a brief discussion, some gentle yoga poses and breathing practices, and then lie down and close our eyes for the Yoga Nidra practice. You will leave feeling refreshed, rested, and at ease in mind and heart. After, you will move back into your normal life with greater clarity and presence.
Area Yoga's donation based weekly community class! Taught by recent graduates of the Tattva Yoga Teacher Training program. All donations benefit the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY. Suggested donation $10.