Class Descriptions


 

Summer 2018

 


 

Individual Yoga Sessions

with Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

In addition to a full schedule of regular classes, Kate offers hour-long individual sessions for new and current students. Individual sessions are a wonderful introduction to yoga for beginners and an effective way to for more advanced students to enhance and support your practice. The offerings may include any combination of:

 

-Yoga posture practice
-Alignment and functional movement principles

-Meditation

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-Basic or advanced pranayama (breath work)

-Core strength training and conditioning

-Restorative Yoga 

-Gentle movement-based healing practices

-Supportive Daily Practices in the Yogic Lifestyle

-Introduction to Yoga for Beginners

-Mentoring sessions for yoga teachers.

 

Please call 413-475-2441 or
email  shelburnefallsyoga@gmail.com to register.


Private group classes are also available. 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Kripalu Yoga

 

Mondays 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough IMG_2629 

 

This moderately-paced yoga class includes gentle warm-ups with a focus on internal alignment as well as still and flowing postures to promote strength, balanced flexibility, and easeful and intelligent movement. As with all of our yoga classes, the session ends with a cool down and savasana.  Kripalu Yoga aligns the systems of breath, mind, and body for an optimal experience of whole body fitness, health, and personal growth. This class is suitable for a wide-range of levels and abilities.

 




** Gentle Flow Yoga


 
Mondays 4-5 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

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Originally created for school teachers looking to unwind at the end of the school-day, this Monday afternoon series is open to anyone interested in gentle flow practice.  Class includes an opening meditation, warm-ups, gentle posture flow, seated postures, and savasana.  It is gently strengthening, deeply relaxing, and accessible to a range of levels.


Drop-ins are welcome, but please note that we don't meet on Monday holidays or school vacations.  If you're not signed up for the series, do check the website for current schedule information

 

 

 

 

YogaFitness

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Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Jillian Soucie


Come to Yoga Fitness to
TONE
LIFT
STRETCH
& FEEL THE BURN!!!

Yoga Fitness integrates mobility exercises, strengthening exercises, & yoga postures to optimize your overall strength, flexibility, & sense of well-being! This alignment-aware class will focus on isolating the major AND minor muscle groups to optimize your strength.
This hour of Yoga Fitness is suitable and enjoyable for beginners to the more advanced.

Don't be shy! Don't be afraid!....
Just come to move, do what you can, have fun, sweat out the day, be apart of community & get lost in the music!

 

 

Yin Yoga

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Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

Yin Yoga is a physically gentle practice that emphasizes stillness, internal balance, and deep focus.  We hold simple postures for three to five minutes, not with the sole intention of becoming more flexible  (though this often does occur as a result)  but also in order to organize, strengthen, and moisten the tissues of the body through the application of gentle lines of force or "stretch" in a range of seated and reclining yoga postures.   This can lead to more efficient and easeful movement, less pain, greater awareness, and the release of tension or held patterns as the energetic and physical bodies move toward greater alignment.  It is suitable for beginners, but is also ideal for advanced practitioners looking to explore deeper realms of focus and transformation.  It is easy to adapt for special conditions due to its slower pace, and students of all levels have reported a sense of calm and clarity at the completion of practice.  

 

 

 

Vinyasa Yoga

 

Wednesdays 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough 

 

For intermediate and advanced students.
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This moderately-paced vinyasa practice includes a warm-up with core conditioning, traditional and exploratory posture flows, and balancing and seated postures with an emphasis on intelligent and functional movement choices, skillful awareness, and whole-being integration.  This class addresses repetitive strain injuries common in long-time vinyasa yoga practitioners and some strategies to help prevent and alleviate them.   Vinyasa Yoga is open to anyone with previous experience interested in exploring a stronger practice, and, as always, you are invited to adapt the offerings to meet your individual needs and circumstances.

 

 

 

 

 

YogaFitness 

Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Daniel Rainwater 

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Join Daniel every Thursday morning to begin your day with un-wiring and rewiring your brain-body connection.

Suitable for a range of levels, this class focuses on isolated movements to release inefficient patterning or chronic tension.  Expect a mindful hour of systematically awakening the joints, finding freedom and fluidity, expanding into full range of motion, and working with isometric strengthening. The goal is a  strong and pain free body and a balanced energy system. By bringing focused awareness and calm observation of sensation, the patterns of held tension are invited to resolve, resulting in a new level of fitness, strength, stamina, spaciousness, and overall well being.





**Tai Chi

Thursdays  Noon-1p.m. Steven Howland

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In this ongoing class, we will learn and practice a simplified Tai Chi form designed for ease of learning and safety of practice. We are practicing a modified Sun Style that is design to get at the core health benefits of Tai Chi and be simple and fun to learn.  Join us anytime and at any level.  No previous experience is necessary.  Contact Steven at showland@me.com to register or for more information.


 

 

 

 

Slow Flow Moderate Yoga

 

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Kate Pousont ScarboroughKate dog

 

A balancing, strengthening, and rejuvenating yoga class for a range of experience levels, Slow Flow Yoga combines moderately paced posture flow and seated postures with some yin and restorative postures for a strengthening, balancing, and calming yoga experience.  Beginners welcome!

 

 

 

Gentle Kripalu Yoga

 

Fridays 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

A gentle class for all levels, this class explores the subtle power of breath and awareness aligned with gentle movements, postures, and stretches.  A great way to balance a more vigorous practice or calm the system at the end of the week, this class offers a range of options and modifications to help you tailor the practice to meet your needs and goals.  Enjoy calming music, warming and restorative postures, and a long integration intended to foster greater balance, ease, and vitality in body and mind.

 

 

 

Co-op and Community Yoga 

 

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Rotating teachers: Penfield Chester, Pam Roberts, Anna Meyer, & Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

A gentle, strengthening, and balancing community class each Friday. Class is only $5.00 for Franklin Community Co-op members (McCusker’s and Greenfield’s market), $10 for non-members. Come enjoy a gentle mid-day practice and meet the teachers at Shelburne Falls Yoga. IMG_4757 

 

 

Inner Power Flow

 

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.  Noelle Janka 

Kickstart your Saturday with this smartly-sequenced, celebratory vinyasa class designed to cultivate your inner strength, both physical and spiritual. Expect core work, vigorous vinyasa with options for a range of levels, and a focus on correct alignment for fun, safe, and sustainable practice. Noelle cares deeply about making the practice accessible to yogis of all body types, genders, races, and physical abilities. 


Sunday Slow Flow  

 

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Sundays 9:00-10:30 a.m. Melissa Stevens

Start your day with this moderately paced yoga flow class, open to practitioners of all levels of experience and ability. Through the mindful integration of physical yoga postures, breath, and attention / intention we cultivate a well-rounded combination of strength, flexibility, kindness, curiosity, integrity, and grace. We move slowly and deliberately (and with a healthy dose of humor too!) in order to deepen awareness and fully embody the breath, the postures, and ourselves, a practice that can also help us move through life with greater clarity, ease, and efficiency.