- 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.
- FEBRUARY & MARCH 2018 Schedule
Click on the teacher’s name to learn more about them.
5 Merritt Ave, Millbrook, NY 845.304.2208
|Monday***||8:40 – 9:10 am||meditation||Katie Crum|
|9:30-11:00 am||gentle yoga||Kathy Delia|
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||chair yoga (G)||Dana Lucas|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||yin yoga (G/M)||Samantha Free|
|Tuesday||7:15 – 8:15||qi gong (G)||Therese Balagna|
|8:30 – 9:30||qi gong (G)||Therese Balagna|
|10:15-11:30am||slow flow (G/M)||Kathy Delia|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||vinyasa (M/S)||Samantha Free|
|Wednesday***||9:00-10:00 am||qi gong/tai chi (G/M)||Vince Sauter|
|1:00 – 2:00 pm||chair yoga (G)||Dana Lucas|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||gentle yoga (G)||Kathy Delia|
|Thursday***||10:15-11:45 am||embodyoga™ (M/S)||Samantha Free|
|1:00 – 2:15 pm||gentle yoga (G)||Samantha Free|
|6:00 – 7:15 pm||gentle/moderate yoga||Samantha Free|
|Friday||8:00 – 9:00 am||morning flow (M/S)||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)||Samantha Free|
|3:30 – 5:00||integrated vinigoya (G)||Steve Rooney|
|Sunday||10:30-11:45 am||gentle/moderate yoga||Samantha Free|
|difficulty code: G = Gentle M = Moderate S = Strong|
|*** PLEASE SEE HOME PAGE FOR DETAILS ON HOLIDAY WEEK SCHEDULE|
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™ – 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.
Yin Yoga has a long history with roots in India and China and has been part of traditional yoga practices for generations. The primary focus of Yin Yoga is the lower body – hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine – areas rich in fascia and other connective tissue. Specific sequences are designed to stimulate particular meridians as understood in traditional Chinese medicine. Sarah Powers, one of the foremost teachers of Yin Yoga today, believes one of the primary objectives of a yin practice is the cultivation of inner stillness.
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.
Qi Gong is easy to learn, fun to do, and anyone can practice. Qi Gong combines movement and breath with the intent of reducing stress. The benefits include strengthening one’s body, refining one’s energy, and calming one’s mind, all leading to better health and vitality.
Integrated viniyoga – a class using all of yoga’s tools: breath awareness, asana, pranayama, Vedic chanting, and chakra meditation, skillfully sequenced to cultivate the harmony and joy within. Suitable for beginners and advanced yogis alike, and everyone wanting to experience yoga’s deeper teachings.
Viniyoga is adapted to address the specific needs of the individual, emphasizing appropriate breathing and function over form. By modifying breathing techniques, yoga postures, sequences, pranayama and meditation to address specific goals such as managing health conditions, relieving symptoms, and more fully realizing our innate sense of peace and joy. Viniyoga is a Sanskrit term the implies differentiation, adaptation, and appropriate application. These teachings come to us from T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989) and his son T.K.V. Desikachar (1938-2016).