Shelburne Falls Yoga

 

  

 

www.kripalu.org

 

SHELBURNE FALLS YOGA

IS AN INDEPENDENTLY

OWNED AND OPERATED

KRIPALU AFFILIATED STUDIO

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Welcome To Shelburne Falls Yoga


 

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Please visit our Schedule page for information about any weather-related cancellations.

 

  Vinyasa Yoga
Alignment-Based Flow for 
Intermediate and Advanced students of Yoga

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Our Vinyasa practice combines 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.

Would You Like To:
-Learn new techniques to strengthen and stabilize the hips and shoulders?
-Learn to deepen and evolve your practice in a way that meets your current needs?

Please Join Us!

 

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 practice that emphasizes stillness, internal balance, and deep focus.  We hold simple postures for three to five minutes, not with the intention of becoming more flexible  (though this often does occur as a result)  but in order to organize, strengthen, and moisten connective tissues through the application of gentle lines of force or "tug" 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 all levels of students have reported a sense of calm and clarity at the completion of practice.  

 

All classes will meet as usual on Memorial Day weekend (including Monday morning yoga), with the exception of the 4-5pm class on Monday 29, which will resume on June 5.  


Welcome to Shelburne Falls Yoga!  We are a vibrant and growing community of students and teachers offering a range of classes in Yoga, Fitness, Qigong, and Dance for students of all ages and levels of experience.  Shelburne Falls Yoga offers a beautiful, spacious studio overlooking the nearby Salmon Falls and Glacial Potholes and experienced instructors dedicated to guiding you toward greater levels of vitality, health, and well-being.

 

In accordance with the Kripalu tradition, each of our offerings honors the individual, promotes compassion, and taps into the full potential of each student with classes designed to bring the breath, the body, and the mind into alignment. Many students notice significant gains in strength and flexibility and experience greater levels of calm 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 Effective 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 hypermobility.

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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