Yoga

“Yoga releases the creative potential of Life. It does this by establishing a structure of self-realization, by showing how we can progress along a journey, and by opening a sacred vision of the Ultimate…The Light that yoga sheds on Life is something special. It is transformative. It does not change the way we see things; it transforms the person who sees. It brings knowledge and elevates it to wisdom.” –B.K.S. Iyengar

 

PLEASE NOTE: Chair, Fundamentals, Yin, Gentle, and Restorative Yoga recommended for those new to the practice.

All-Levels Yoga Be prepared to sweat! Engage in a practice that begins with awareness of the body in basic poses, with gradual progression toward finding the strength and presence in those more challenging.  Modifications offered. Prior experience recommended.

Chair/Gentle Yoga : This class is broken up into three segments. The first two segments are easy to follow routines perfect for those new to yoga or easing back into a practice. The chair provides a comfort zone and allows you to explore poses in an anatomically correct way. Gentle Yoga helps to relieve stress and increase flexibility while recharging circulation using a variety of static poses, enhanced with props such as straps, blocks , or balls. The final segment is composed of guided meditation and relaxation.

Core Yoga: The center of power in yoga asana comes from your core. In the core yoga class we will focus on getting in touch with this power center, learning how to activate it fully and build strength and mobility throughout the body.

Fit Yoga: A class that works on Balance, Strength and Flexibility using yoga inspired moves-while improving breathing and building endurance. Classes will involve bodyweight resistance based exercises, and will incorporate low-impact conditioning. So Lets Mix it up on the mat bringing fitness and mental clarity together.

Fundamentals of Yoga:  A holistic practice encompassing philosophy, breath, basic postures and relaxation/meditation.  The progression through the class is an even pace, to allow each person to “settle in” at each step along the way.  This is a great place to begin your understanding of yoga, or refine a seasoned practice.

Gentle Yoga by Candlelight: A calming, stress relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis on building awareness of breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace integrating breath with movement. You can expect a combination of working postures to stretch and tone the body and gentle postures to free the joints and rest deeply. During your practice you will enjoy a candlelit room a perfect way to unwind after a busy day or weekend.

Intermediate/Advanced Yoga: Expect to work toward your personal edge. Experienced practitioners will find the challenge they seek but all are welcome and modifications will be offered. While inversions, arm balances and backbends may be woven into each class as we use a rigorous asana practice to quiet our minds and shed our fears, meditation and chanting may also be incorporated as tools to dive deeper into our individual oceans of joy.

Meditation and Satsang: Satsang is the gathering of like-minded in support of being with the Truth; we gather to be as one with what is. Group discussion and supported exchange with regard to the eight-limbed path, followed by a classic meditation practice.

Restorative Yoga By engaging in a practice of conscious breathing, gentle movement, and deep, supported stretch postures, one can find a greater sense of ease in the body, as well as freedom in the mind.  Appropriate for all levels.

Yin Yoga:  Tired of always being on the run?  Treat yourself to a practice of settling in with your body.  Postures are fully supported and passive, and held for 2-4 minutes in order to facilitate release on all levels.

Yoga Alignment: A focus on form to support function. Poses are held for a period of time to become familiar with the alignment principles within each pose–stabilizing with a three dimensional look at joint balancing and muscular engagement/length to reinforce focus, stability, strength, length, and range of motion.

Yoga Blend:  This class focuses on the exploration and repetition of basic yoga poses and how to connect them through attention to alignment and mindfulness.  Ample time is provided in order to enjoy each pose and listen to your body. Some classes incorporate the use of fitness balls, light weights and foam rollers.   Challenge yourself at your level,  modifications provided. You’ll leave feeling more balanced on and off the mat.

Teachers

Alma

Alma Pink, LMT, RYT, Owner

Alma's journey began in the early 80's in a small health club, Women's World, in Elmsford, NY.  She learned to ...
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Gabrielle

Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT-500, Owner

Just as the tracks for a train give it direction, stability, and guidance, such is the practice of yoga for ...
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Robin

Robin Cohen, RYT-500

Her connection to yoga has been strong for as far back as Robin can remember.  Of course she didn’t call ...
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Tom

Tom Hajek, RYT

Find Tom on Facebook There are natural ebbs and flows to life, and Tom was introduced to yoga at a ...
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John

John DeJulio, RYT

After retiring from teaching mathematics at Harrison High School and Fordham University, John DeJulio was wondering what he should do ...
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Mark

Mark Terza, LMT, RYT, RM

Immersed in the practice of massage therapy, Mark soon deepened his exploration of the body through the practice of yoga ...
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Corinna

Corinna Ricard-Farzan, RYT 500

Corinna’s classes have been called deeply intentional, all-inclusive, poetic and supportive. She creates an atmosphere in which students are encouraged ...
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