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Upcoming Courses & Workshops

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Children's Yoga Class Series - Yoga through Games, Stories & Mindful Meditation with Deborah Chandler-Vanherp Next held on Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jun 27, 2017 - Tue Aug 1, 2017
Today’s children lead demanding and hectic lives. These demands can be very stressful leading to runaway negative thoughts, low self-esteem, lack of compassion and empathy, negative body image, and lack of respect for themselves and others. Yoga can offer some relief!
 
During these weekly classes Deb will introduce yoga poses, breathing exercises and mindful meditation. This class series will provide children with the tools they need to manage their thoughts and emotions.  The techniques practiced in class will help to build more resilient, focused and well balanced individuals.

This class series is open to all children ages 4 through 12 and all levels of ability are welcome, including children with special needs.
 
This is a 6 week series beginning June 27th and meets Tuesdays 2:30-3:15 for children ages 4-7 & 4:00-5:00 for ages 8-12.  Cost is $60 for all 6 classes.  There will not be a class July 4th.
 
A parent/guardian/other family member must also attend class with their child/children either as an observer or participant. This allows an adult member of the family to reinforce the skills learned in class in the home environment.  
 
There is limited space due to the nature of this class, so you must pre-register if you are interested in attending!  Spots will fill quickly.
 
Please contact Deb to register for this class.  Deb can be reached via email at:  
 
 
Or Lynda Garrand at:
 
518-572-3636
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5 Week Beginners Flow Series with Melissa Light Next held on Mon, Aug 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Aug 7, 2017 - Mon Sep 11, 2017
Have you always wanted to try yoga, but feel intimidated walking into a studio? Have you been practicing for a while and are looking to refine the foundations of your practice?
 
Join Melissa for a 5 week beginners series, introducing you to the fundamentals of a Vinyasa (flow) yoga class. A nurturing and engaging learning environment for you to explore your potential and all the benefits yoga has to offer. This is a sequential series, each week builds upon the next and culminates with an integrated practice during our final week. Each week you will be provided with handouts as well as suggested areas to focus on between sessions.

Benefits:

  • Safe and nurturing environment.
  • Build a solid foundation to help you explore regular flow classes.
  • Build confidence.
  • Learn modifications that suit your body’s needs.
  • Increase breath and body awareness.
  • Improve strength and flexibility.
  • Decrease stress levels within mind and body.

Registration and payment are required ahead of time.
Space is limited to 10 participants.
There are no make-up dates.
Cost for the 5 weeks is $75.

Class meets Mondays from 7pm - 8:30pm

Each week will build upon the previous week’s class.
Once registerd an e-mail will be sent with the weekly curriculum.

Once you’ve registered, please contact Melissa at mlightwellness@gmail.com with the following information and/or any questions:
1)What your experience with yoga has been. (no experience is needed)
2)List any injuries and/or health conditions you have treated in the past and/or are currently treating.
(All information will be kept confidential)

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North Country Yoga Fair with Lynda Garrand Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

We are very excited to offer the first North Country Yoga Fair. Join us for an entire day of Yoga! There will be multiple events happening all day long in Trinity Park (downtown Plattsburgh) and at Trinity Yoga Studio (22A Oak Street) across from the library.

 

Trinity Park Schedule:

9:30am - 10:45am Vinyasa Flow Yoga w/Melissa Light

In this class you will flow from one physical posture to the next using the breath as your guide and anchor (Vinyasa). This connection between movement and breath allows your practice to become a moving meditation. At times, stillness is found in order to fully settle into a physical posture. Some yoga experience is recommended. However, beginners are welcome. Modifications (the use of props and stages to poses) are incorporated in order for students to work at all levels of ability. A warm, safe, and fun environment is held throughout class. You will leave feeling relaxed, balanced, and renewed!

11:15am - 12:30pm Kundalini Yoga w/Lynda Garrand & Mike Warren

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga. It consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas (sets of exercises designed in a specific arrangement to work synergistically together), pranayama (breath work), and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and personal strength. Kundalini Yoga doesn’t just work the physical body, but the mind and energetic bodies all at the same time. As a result, many people find it provides results very quickly.

1pm - 2pm - Lunchtime Lecture w/special guest Luis Seirra

2:30pm - 3:45pm - Hathalini (a blend of Kundalini and Hatha Yoga) w/Lynda Garrand & Kim LeClaire

In this class you will get to experience a little from both traditions, Kundalini & Hatha Yoga. (See Kundalini Yoga description above.) In Hatha Yoga the focus is on connecting movement and breath to free the body and mind. Class will include breath work, warm-ups, physical postures that flow with the breath, free movement, relaxation, and meditation. This will be a gentle class to follow our lunch break.

4:15pm - 5:30pm Restorative Yoga w/Melissa Light

Restorative Yoga traditionally uses multiple props to support the body in various different postures. As you hold these postures for periods of time, the body begins to relax and release stress. Allowing for a deeply relaxing experience. In this class, due to the size of the group, we will be using primarily a block for support. This will be a gentle yoga class with some restorative postures weaved in. A wonderful way to wrap up a day of yoga!

6pm Live Music and Kirtan (Chanting by call and answer)w/Mike Warren and Friends

Kirtan is a form of meditation using mantra. The performers will delight you with live music and chanting! The musicians will chant a mantra and the audience repeats it back. It's a wonderful way to connect with others as a community and also to find a calm, peaceful space. In this way, it becomes a chanting meditation.

 

 

Studio Schedule:

7am - 9am Morning Sadhana w/Maureen Marcellus & Donna Wilson Gadue: Wake up with an energizing Kundalini Yoga Set

10am - 11:30am AcroYoga w/Kim LeClaire: In AcroYoga Therapeutics, we'll explore the restorative elements of Therapeutic Flying and Thai Massage using the tools of receptivity, gravity, sensitivity, and loving kindness to bring balance, trust and connection to giver and receiver. Kim will guide you through proper physical techniques that will allow you to practice confidently and with ease. You can expect to feel restored, meet new people and have an unique experience! All levels welcome. No partners needed. No experience with Acro Yoga needed.

2pm - 3:30pm Chair Yoga w/Chris DeAmicis: Chris will guide you through a yoga practice where all the postures can be practiced in a chair. All levels and abilities welcome.

4:00 - 5:30pm Family Yoga w/Ana Goia: If you have been attending the Yoga Fair and would like to include your children, bring them to this fun session! Ana will guide you through a fun yoga set that everyone in the family can enjoy.

 

There is something for everyone! All are welcome to participate, no yoga experience required. You can attend as many or as few events as you'd like.

For the park events, we will be outside and under a tent. Please bring your own yoga mat and other props you require (blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps). Please bring at least one block if you plan to attend the restorative session.

Also bring your own water. You can bring your own snacks and food however, we encourage you to explore our beautiful downtown to get something to eat. Before the Lunchtime Lecture, there will be a 30min. break to find food downtown and bring it back to the tent for the 1pm lecture.

Pre-registration is required. We expect this event to fill quickly, so reserve your spot today!

Admission: $65 for the day

In case of inclement weather: We will move events in Trinity Park to Trinity Church in the case of bad weather. So, not to worry. This amazing event will happen rain or shine :)

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Yoga Dance Fusion with Cathryn Clark Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Cathryn Clark CYT200 for this fun Yoga Dance Fusion Workshop!

Joy and movement for every body.  Rediscover your instinct to move and dance with soul and passion.

A dynamic movement experience that transforms and heals. Both a health practice and a spiritual practice, it awakens your sense of joy, freedom, grace, strength, and vitality. It relaxes your nervous system, energizes your body, and awakens your soul through a powerful, fluid dance repertoire set to world music.

Yoga Dance Fusion includes simple, easy to follow moves. Move at your own pace, play and connect with others, and leave each class feeling invigorated yet grounded.

This is your opportunity to connect to your own movement instincts and engage in creative expression in a safe and nonjudgmental environment.

For people of all ages and levels of dance and movement experience.

Your spirit will soar as you connect body and mind in an uplifting expression of energy.

Cost: $20

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5 Week Beginners Flow Series with Melissa Light Next held on Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Sep 25, 2017 - Mon Oct 30, 2017
Have you always wanted to try yoga, but feel intimidated walking into a studio? Have you been practicing for a while and are looking to refine the foundations of your practice?
 
Join Melissa for a 5 week beginners series, introducing you to the fundamentals of a Vinyasa (flow) yoga class. A nurturing and engaging learning environment for you to explore your potential and all the benefits yoga has to offer. This is a sequential series, each week builds upon the next and culminates with an integrated practice during our final week. Each week you will be provided with handouts as well as suggested areas to focus on between sessions.

Benefits:

  • Safe and nurturing environment.
  • Build a solid foundation to help you explore regular flow classes.
  • Build confidence.
  • Learn modifications that suit your body’s needs.
  • Increase breath and body awareness.
  • Improve strength and flexibility.
  • Decrease stress levels within mind and body.

Registration and payment are required ahead of time.
Space is limited to 10 participants.
There are no make-up dates.
Cost for the 5 weeks is $75.

Class meets Mondays from 7pm - 8:30pm

Each week will build upon the previous week’s class.
Once registerd an e-mail will be sent with the weekly curriculum.

Once you’ve registered, please contact Melissa at mlightwellness@gmail.com with the following information and/or any questions:
1)What your experience with yoga has been. (no experience is needed)
2)List any injuries and/or health conditions you have treated in the past and/or are currently treating.
(All information will be kept confidential)

Learn More