* BEGINNER FRIENDLY (Please feel free to call the studio for help finding the right class for you)
ALL LEVELS VINYASA
Vinyasa is appealing for its flowing nature as you transition from one pose to the next using your breath and movement to link each pose together. It focuses on balance, core strength, and mindfulness. This Vinyasa class is appropriate for all levels.
*ALL LEVELS YOGA
Students in this class will build strength and flexibility while learning to balance the body and mind. All levels are welcome, and no previous experience with yoga is necessary.
*CORE AND RESTORE
In this class you will learn how to access and use the deep core muscles to gain the maximum benefits of yoga. A strong core improves posture, reduces back pain, aids digestion and makes us more resilient. We will take the last 20 minutes of class to restore our bodies and minds in therapeutic Yin and/or Restorative poses. You will leave feeling strong, spacious and empowered. All levels are welcome! This class is suitable for postnatal mommies to rebuild their core strength and retrain the abdominal muscles, as well as strengthen the lower back and pelvic floor.
This slower paced alignment based class is perfect students who are ready to begin their Yoga journey, or those looking to refine or slow down their present practice. The class is designed to be healing and nurturing. Each class includes slow paced asana (poses), conscious movement exploration, as well as relaxation and meditation techniques. The goal of this class is to build a complete Yoga practice in a supportive environment. Appropriate for beginners, those seeking a more gentle class, or those looking to refine their alignment fundamentals.
Got Alignment? is a fun and playful yoga class perfect for all levels of students. Taught by Gina on Fridays and co-taught by Gina and Sue on Mondays, both teachers employ creative ways to bring your body into alignment through knowledge and understanding of anatomy and yoga therapeutics. Each class is carefully crafted to meet the individual needs of the student and gently guides and uplifts your yoga practice. Their creative teaching styles and yoga expertise create a class perfect for the beginner to the advanced.
The same style of class as Power Flow, but is only an hour! This class is the perfect end to your work week, and provides an invigorating renewal of your mind and body to start to your weekend on the right foot. A very happy, playful, and fun-filled class!
*FLOW & YIN
This is an all levels class where yang meets yin. This class offers the best of both styles in a wonderful blend of vinyasa flow and yin Yoga. Half the class is vinyasa flow, building both strength and stability as well as flexibility. The yin half of the class finds the body holding poses for longer periods of time targeting the deep connective tissue, fascia, ligaments and tendons of the body to help release deeply stored tightness and tension. Props are incorporated to both support the body and take the practice deeper.
*IYENGAR STYLE ALL LEVELS YOGA
This all-level, Iyengar style class begins by slowing down, being still, taking a moment to breathe and listening to what may come up in pranayama, meditation and asana. Through attention to detail, you will slowly and steadily build a quiet inner strength, as well as find more mobility, stability, balance and confidence on and off the mat.
Prepare to smile and have fun! This class is suitable for all levels, this fluid, powerful, and playful class based on the style of Baptiste Yoga links movement and breath together with an emphasis on breathing, balance, and intention. Set to music in a moderately heated room you will have fun, sweat and exhilarate your body and mind through movement.
Qigong (or Chi Kung) is an ancient system of self-healing exercises developed in China and practiced for thousands of years. Qi refers to the energy that infuses all life and gong means the practice or work of the cultivation of Qi (energy). Qigong practice leads to better health and vitality and a tranquil state of mind. Like yoga, Qigong joins movement and breathing with intent to produce noticeable stress reduction benefits. Moving the body gently in optimized posture, deepening the breath and clearing the mind allows Qi to circulate to the organs, glands and tissues and maximize function. A constant flow of Qi throughout the body heals and maintains good health. All levels. 60 minutes.
Restorative Yoga is about relaxing and restoring the body, mind and spirit through active relaxation and practiced stillness. This class is both for beginners to yoga as well as those who have more advanced practices. Bolsters, blankets and other props will be used as we employ four to six poses to restore the body over the course of 90 minutes.
All levels welcome! In this 75 minute class, the room is warm, the music is soft, and the mood is welcoming to ease you into a new day. Students will practice a series of asanas (yoga poses) that will prepare them for the day both physically and mentally. Prepare to exercise, laugh and focus the mind. Please note, for any class prior to 9:00 am, parking is behind the Plaza. Pull around the building, drive all the way to the back. Look for the Hudson River Yoga sign on the door.
Interested in taking your practice to the next level but maybe have been reluctant to take that step? This challenging class, geared for level 2-3 students, is designed to help you elevate your practice in a fun and friendly way. A deep exploration of familiar and not so familiar postures is peppered with body strengthening transitions. We will also introduce and enrich inversions and arm balances into our practices. Modifications are offered along the way to help each student work at his or her pace and level of ability. Prior vinyasa experience is strongly recommended.
*CANDLELIGHT YIN WITH MEDITATION
"Yin Yoga is a complementary, balancing form of practice that allows us to stimulate and exercise the “Yin” aspects of our physical, energetic and psychological bodies.” ~ Josh Summers
In many forms of yoga we only work the muscular half, or “Yang” tissues of our bodies. Yin Yoga allows us to work the other half, the deep “Yin” tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and bones. All of our bodily tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality. This class will help pave the way to meditation, while opening the meridians of the body and inviting prana to flow with ease.
Yoga for teens is a powerful tool for self-exploration and awareness in younger practitioners. Many changes in the body are taking place at this age and yoga positively supports this transition. A regular yoga practice during these years can help to balance the body’s chemistry and physiology and it will greatly benefit the mind, body and soul.
Yoga can help teenagers deal with changing emotions, as well as physically nurturing the body’s flexibility. It provides a safe, secure, and non-competitive environment; a space of deep acceptance where diversity is valued and encouraged. This practice helps to build self-confidence and offers a framework for teens to see positive shifts in character without the pressure of needing to conform. It is a joyful space to just ‘be’ - and a chance for much needed relaxation. This yoga class is a wonderful platform for teens to work on self-acceptance, self-love and to generally make positive changes in their lives.