This level 1 class develops the practice of linking movements of the body with the flow of the breath, while emphasizing optimal alignment within fundamental postures. Geared toward beginners with some experience.
This level 1-2 class builds on the Basics classes. Teachers will give modifications for different levels; however not recommended for very beginners.
Refining the link between movement and breath, this level 2-3 class challenges by offering a rigorous pace and more advanced postures; experience recommended.
This challenging and flowing form of yoga heals, detoxifies and electrifies body and mind at their deepest levels, in the style of Baron Baptiste. We practice in a 90-degree room; dress as if you were going for a run on a hot summer day. Towel rental available, or bring your own. Suitable for students of various levels, though not recommended for very beginners.
This is a dynamic Vinyasa-style of yoga with roots in ancient tradition. Attention will be given to learning correct technique and alignment. All levels are welcome though some prior yoga experience is helpful.
Yin, or Taoist Yoga, targets the bones, joints, ligaments and connective tissues, particularly those that make up and support our center core in the pelvis and low back. This style can work deeply with aspects of the body not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice. Suitable of almost all levels of students, the postures are held for long periods, usually 5 minutes, with acceptance and ease, allowing deep release.
A very simple and soothing Hatha yoga class suitable for all ages and abilities. Excellent for pre-natal, post-natal, injury recovery and those who may find it difficult to do strenuous exercise, or who prefer to do a modest but effective level of yoga training.
Eastern Philosophy Study Group
This regular discussion group meets to study different texts and contemplate them in relation to our own lives. Very informal, relaxed, yet serious. Currently we are studying Pema Chodron’s Start Where You Are alongside Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche’s Training the Mind. By donation.
Chair Yoga at the Starr Library
There are many ways of doing yoga poses. This practice is gentle and for people who wish to relieve stress, be revitalized and heal. The practice is done seated in a chair or by using the chair for support and balance. Suitable for people of any age and will benefit many health conditions. $10/class, held at the Starr Library in Rhinebeck, (845) 876-4030.