- Please come 5 – 10 minutes early.
- If you are late to class, please do not enter until after meditation period is over. IF THE DOOR IS CLOSED WAIT UNTIL IT HAS BEEN RE-OPENED…..
- Please do not wear fragrance to class
- Parking is available behind our building – fine to stack cars; on street; or lot at corner – BUT NOT in lot next door belonging to corner house.
- SEPTEMBER 2017 Schedule
Click on the teacher’s name to learn more about them.
5 Merritt Ave, Millbrook, NY 845.304.2208
|Monday||8:30 – 9:00 am||meditation||Katie Crum|
|9:30 – 11:00 am||gentle yoga||Kathy Delia|
|begin 9/18||1:00 – 2:00 pm||chair yoga||Dana Lucas|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||yin yoga||Nancy Causey|
|Tuesday||10:15 – 11:30 am||gentle/moderate flow||Kathy Delia|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||vinyasa (M/S)||Samantha Free|
|Wednesday||9:00 – 10:00 am||qi gong||Vince Sauter|
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||chair yoga (VG)||Dana Lucas|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||gentle yoga||Kathy Delia|
|Thursday||10:15 – 11:45 am||embodyoga™ (M/S)||Nancy Causey|
|1:00 – 2:15 pm||gentle yoga||Nancy Causey|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||basic flow (M)||Samantha Free|
|Friday||8:00 – 9:00 am||morning flow||Samantha Free|
|9:30 – 10:45 am||mixed levels – (G/M)||Samantha Free|
|4:00 – 5:30 pm||kishi karate||Steve Peter|
|5:45 – 7:15 pm||baguazhang tai chi||Brian Dexter|
|Saturday||8:30 – 9:45 am||vinyasa flow (M/S)||Samantha Free|
|10:15 – 11:45 am||embodyoga™ (G/M)||Nancy Causey|
|Sunday||9:00 – 10:00 am||men’s yoga (G/M)||Samantha Free|
|10:30 – 11:45 am||mixed levels (G/M)||Samantha Free|
|difficulty code: G = Gentle M = Moderate S = Strong|
Embodyoga™. Developed by Patty Townsend, combines the deeply healing and spiritual essence of traditional yoga with the cutting edge principles of the body-mind consciousness field. Using tools of radical self-acceptance and a discriminating mind we will explore our consciousness through embodied movement, breath, and meditation.
We use asanas to develop our ability to quiet the constant chatter of our willful minds. As we focus on the flow of breath and experience the resulting sensations we ulti- mately benefit with acceptance. With acceptance of “what is” we don’t struggle with desire or aversion.
This process is the foundation of a mindful yoga practice which is the root of change and creating a positive impact on our world.
Embodyoga™Gentle The classes include chair yoga as well as standing poses with or without the aid of a chair or wall, restorative poses which require getting on the floor, breath work, and some meditation. This class is suited to beginners and people recovering from injury or surgery, people living with auto-immune diseases and other conditions. It is a great way to begin moving after perhaps many sedentary years.
Embodyoga™ – Level One: These classes focus on the foundation poses, including standing, seated and reclining poses, as well as gentle inversions. These classes are appropriate for beginners as well as more advanced students who enjoy a slower pace. Variations are offered for limitations, injuries and different experience levels. While sun salutations are sometimes taught, these are not vinyasa style classes as a rule.
Embodyoga™ – Mixed Levels: These classes are for students with some experience. At least a portion of each class is taught in the vinyasa style. Vinyasa style, also sometimes referred to as flow yoga, is based on linking sun salutations with standing postures in a continuous flow of asana(postures). Because it is faster moving than a gentle to moderate class and assumes some knowledge of the basics, it is not ideal for beginners. Having stated that, many people already fit, have begun their yoga practices in these classes, and beginners will not be turned away. The basics are covered along with more advanced variations of postures, including inversions, arm balances, and seated postures. When not practicing the vinyasa portion of class, we tend to hold the postures longer, but as always in Nancy’s classes, discrimination is encouraged, adjustments made for experience and students are urged to pay attention to their inner guru.
Therapeutic Yoga is a combination of very gentle movement, pranayama (breath control), restorative postures, yin yoga, and yoga nidra. Restorative postures are completely supported with blankets and bolsters so that the body can let go of holding and unconscious tension. Pranayama is the practice of controlling the flow of breath, which has a profound effect on the nervous system. Yin yoga is a gentle practice in which poses are held for a long time (2 – 5 minutes) for the purpose of releasing the facia level of tissue. Yoga Nidra is guided meditation while in the final relaxation posture, done in the final portion of the practice. The workshops are 2 hours long. This work restores balance to the nervous system, nourishes the immune system, and is intrinsically healing.
Chair Yoga is a very gentle style of yoga in which students are not required to get down and up from the ground. There is standing work with the aid of a chair or not, as needed. These classes cover all the basics of yoga, including forward bending, twisting, extension, standing, balancing and strengthening. Chair yoga is appropriate for people recovering from injury as well as those dealing with other conditions. Appropriate for everyone.
Gentle Yoga is an eclectic mix of hatha yoga styles which includes, standing poses, slow vinyasa practice, floor work, pranayama, and meditation practices. Props are available to assist people in their practice. The pace of gentle yoga is easy with plenty of instruction. These classes are appropriate for beginners as well people with yoga experience who prefer a more quiet practice.
Mixed level yoga uses a blend of yoga styles and levels. Teachers develop a class once they consider the individual levels and capabilities of the students in any given class. Some days it will be more challenging, some days less challenging. Most mixed level classes will cover some vinyasa, standing, sitting, and reclining poses. Each teacher has her own style, but all of Millbrook Yoga teachers have an ability to handle classes with varied levels of students.
To achieve the best possible result for your yoga experience, pick a class which describes the appropriate level for you. However, all classes are mixed level to a degree, and the teachers make every effort to give appropriate instructions for varying degrees of experience and ability in all classes.