Shelburne Falls Yoga







Class Descriptions


Spring 2017



Individual Yoga Sessions

with Kate Pousont Scarborough


In addition to a full schedule of regular classes, Kate offers hour-long individual sessions.  The offerings may include any combination of:


-Yoga posture practice
-Alignment principles



-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


Please call 413-475-2441 or
email 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 movements to encourage a depth of embodiment, detailed alignment objectives to heighten and attune to sensation, and ample time for relaxation and integration. Kripalu Yoga aligns the systems of breath, mind, and body for an optimal experience of whole body fitness, health, and growth. This class is suitable for a wide-range of levels and abilities.

**Gentle Flow: Yoga for school teachers, and everyone else
Mondays 4-5 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

At the request of our local school teachers, this gently-paced, afternoon practice is designed to build strength and mobility and to support relaxation and integration after the school day. Class includes a warm-up, some standing and weight-bearing postures, and an extended cool-down and relaxation in a welcoming environment. This all-levels class is for anyone interested in an afternoon practice. You do not have to be a teacher to join! Our next session runs April 17- June 12.  (Please note:  This class does not meet during public school vacation, on Monday holidays, or when school is cancelled for a snow day.)

**Introduction to Yoga

Mondays 6-7:15 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough
(Spring dates TBA. Please call or email if you are interested in joining!)
Pam Dancing

Interested in learning yoga?  Need a refresher?  Our two week series for beginners will cover basic posture practice techniques and tips as well as gentle breathwork, meditation, and tools for learning to tailor a group class to meet your individual needs.  All are welcome.  The series cost is just $25.  Four student minimum to run the class- please call to register and bring a friend!





Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Cordelia McKusick

Come to Yoga Fitness to

Yoga Fitness integrates mobility exercises, strengthening exercises, & yoga postures to optimize your overall strength, happiness, & flexibility! This alignment-focused class will focus on isolating the major AND minor muscle groups to optimize your overall strength, to not only be fit, but to be pain free too!

This hour of Yoga Fitness is suitable and enjoyable for beginners to the more advanced.

Also, 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


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


Yin Yoga is a form that involves long holds in passive postures. The practice often results in increased flexibility, mental clarity, and vitality. These postures are combined with a gentle warm up and some restorative postures for a powerfully balancing, relaxing, and rejuvenating yoga experience. This class is ideal for both beginners and experienced practitioners seeking to balance more vigorous activities or the stresses of daily life.




Vinyasa Yoga


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


For Intermediate or Advanced Students of Yoga img_handstand

Our Vinyasa practice will combine coordinated breath and movement in both traditional and exploratory posture flows with an emphasis on learning effective and powerful alignment and transition principles. We will be working with an evolving understanding of the physical practice of yoga that has the power to strengthen and revitalize practice, opening many doorways to growth, both internal and external, even as we age.
Would You Like To:
-Learn new techniques to strengthen and stabilize the hips and shoulders?
-Explore the causes of the most common repetitive strain injuries for long-time practitioners and the approaches that may help to prevent or alleviate them?
-Learn to deepen and evolve your practice in a way that meets your current needs?

Please join us!





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


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

Suitable for everyone, 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

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 to register or for more information.



Introduction to Yoga Sessionsmolly

Thursday afternoons, or at your convenience

Shelburne Falls Yoga Director Kate Pousont Scarborough is offering a 30 minute introductory session for brand new students at a special, one-time rate of $30.

In your session, we will discuss your individual needs and goals for a yoga practice, choose the class that best meets your needs, and try out a range of yoga activities so you know what to expect in your first class. This is a wonderful opportunity to ease into the practice of yoga with some individual attention. Please call or email to schedule your session.






Slow Flow Yoga


Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Kate Pousont ScarboroughIMG_9169


A balancing, strengthening, and rejuvenating yoga class for a range of experience levels, Slow Flow Yoga combines moderate flow with some yin and restorative postures for a powerful and healing yoga experience.




Gentle Kripalu Yoga


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


A gentle class for all levels, this class harnesses the power of breath 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 each practice to meet your needs and goals.  Enjoy calming music and warming and restorative postures while moving toward greater balance, ease, and vitality.




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. melissa 2 



Slow Flow Vinyasa


Saturdays 9:00-10:15 a.m.(NEW TIME!) Melissa Stevens 


Enjoy a dynamic practice and precise attention to detail as you develop strength, flexibility, balance, clarity, focus, and an overall sense of ease throughout the entire body-mind. This moderately paced, well-rounded yoga class incorporates flow forms (vinyasa), and classical yoga postures (asanas) with mindfulness, curiosity, integrity and grace. Open to beginners in good physical condition and continuing students.

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Sundays 9:00-10:30 a.m. Robin Mathiesen


Join Robin Mathiesen, certified Kripalu 500-hr Yoga Teacher and Ayurveda Health Educator, each Sunday morning as she guides you through an arc of experience including quiet centering, pranayama, asana, meditation, and Savasana.  This class is ideal for anyone interested in deepening their yoga practice, developing a personal practice or establishing a weekly routine. Like each individual, every class is unique often interweaving Ayurvedic themes. All levels.