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.
This music centered Power Yoga class offers up not only a sweaty, powerful vinyasa flow, but a myriad of funky beats. Everything from dubstep, drum 'n bass, electro, house, trance, hip hop, pop from all decades, and of course dub. So come and get your groove on as well as your rock star pose!
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.
Meditation is the core practice of Yoga, we use a method that is designed to provide inner nourishment and renewal as well as a continuing spiritual education. It is to help each person discover the state of natural harmony, unity and clarity through yogic meditation and Self-awareness. All are encouraged to participate.It includes chanting of Sanskrit mantras and is followed by a period of silent meditation. This is an opportunity for all to meditate, silently pray or simply relax, according to their individual background and preference.
GYROKINESIS® is a seated and mat-based movement class in which postures are not held for long periods of time but are smoothly and harmoniously connected through the use of breath. We explore the natural motions of the spine, and use it as the foundation for opening the whole body in circular, fluid movement. Originally called “Yoga for Dancers”, GYROKINESIS® is meant or anyone wishing to explore opening the body through rhythm and motion, and is accessible to movers of all levels.
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.
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.
Mothers and Movers
In this weekly gathering come have yoga fun with your baby! All babies that are crawling, cruising, walking and toddling are welcome at this yoga class where mom and baby can experience yoga.
Movement and Mindfulness
A creatively sequenced vinyasa class followed by a guided meditation to get your week off to a
mindful start! This class is appropriate for all levels.
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.
These advanced-beginners classes introduce the link between movement and breath. Appropriate for All Levels.
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.
Urban Zen Restorative
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) is an integrated mind-body approach to holistic care combining yoga therapy -simple movements to help relax and also energize the body, restorative postures to support recuperation, breath awareness and guided body-scan meditation to facilitate mindfulness. These classes will help circulation, respiration, digestion, mobilization, and cultivate awareness and calm.
"This class is where you have to be to begin to understand simple everyday techniques that boost your health and wellness. Find distilled yoga essentials, along with aromatherapy and breath awareness, meditation and Reiki that will shift the mind/body connection towards wholeness. Keely is your quintessential guide to these healing arts. Don't miss it"Rodney Yee, Yoga Master
Yoga for Spiritual Warriors
This vigorous vinyasa flow class unites a strong emphasis on alignment and a compassionate approach, to increase flexibility and stamina, while cultivating mindful awareness.
“Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are. Perhaps its value lies precisely in this. Maybe we all need to do one thing in our lives simply for its own sake.”
– Jon Kabat-Zinn
Regular meditation practice develops mindfulness, cultivating a sense of wellbeing that permeates and illuminates our experience. The session will include beginning instruction on how to sit, focus on posture and breathing, and a period of meditation practice.
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.