Welcome To Shelburne Falls Yoga


 

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Vinyasa Yoga

 

A Flow Practice for Intermediate and Advanced Students

 

Meets Wednesday Mornings 8:30-10:00

 

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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. Instructed by Kate Pousont Scarborough.

 

 

Looking for something different? 
Join us on Tuesdays, 6-7pm for
Yin Yoga
with
Kate Pousont Scarborough


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What is it? 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, greater awareness, and the release of tension or held patterns as the energetic and physical bodies move toward a more harmonious 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.  

 

 

 

Shelburne Falls Yoga is a vibrant and welcoming community of teachers and practitioners offering a range of classes in Yoga, Fitness, Qigong, Dance, and Tai Chi for students of all ages and levels of experience.  Within this uniquely beautiful and beloved setting, Shelburne Falls Yoga offers a spacious studio overlooking the nearby Salmon Falls and Glacial Potholes with experienced  and committed instructors dedicated to guiding you toward greater levels of vitality, health, and well-being.

 

Each of our offerings honors the individual, promotes self-compassion, and seeks to elicit the full potential of each student with classes designed to bring the breath, the body, and the mind into optimal alignment. Many students notice significant gains in strength and flexibility, and experience greater levels of calm and clarity, as they learn to harness the power of breath and body working together.

 

The practice of Yoga is both ancient and broad.  Given the wide variety of interpretations of yoga teachings and the range of skill and intentions amongst teachers and studios, it can be hard to know what to expect when entering a yoga class setting. Our aim is to provide a nurturing and challenging environment in which you will learn the skills for discovering and sustaining long-term health and vitality at whatever depth and level of practice is suitable for you. Listed below are just a few of the practices you will have an opportunity to explore as a member of our unique yoga community:

 

Safe and Efficient Movement PatternsLearn to identify how muscles are in use in a given posture, how the spine, pelvis, and limbs relate to one another, and where to initiate motion and effort for safe and effective movement.

Non-Judging Awareness- Practice suspending judgment while anchoring attention to the present moment, cultivating a more meaningful and realistic relationship with your body and your surroundings

Stability and Mobility- Find a functional and dynamic balance between strength and flexibility, allowing for optimal range of motion while avoiding the potential dangers of excessive mobility.

Balance- Promote balance in thought, in motion, in breath, and in the systems of the body to create a strong foundation from which to choose your next course of action both on and off the mat.

 

We look forward to welcoming you to Shelburne Falls Yoga!

Director Kate Pousont Scarborough, E-RYT 500

 

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