Welcome to Shelburne Falls Yoga

Don't forget about our new location at The Mill at Shelburne Falls, 49 Conway St. Suite 201.

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In-Person Classes with Kate Pousont Scarborough & Kate Peppard

Online & Outdoor Classes Also Available

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We are delighted to be back with you in the studio once again! Please read below for detailed registration, capacity, and protocol information for each type of class. Masks are not required for in-person classes for fully vaccinated students (more details below). 

Beginning Wed. Aug. 4, the Wednesday Vinyasa, Friday Gentle Kripalu, and Tuesday Yin classes with Kate Pousont Scarborough will return to the studio. Tuesday and Wednesday classes will have both an in-person and a Zoom option.  Gentle Kripalu Yoga will split into two, with the Friday morning class in the studio and a new Thursday morning Zoom class at 8:30 will begin on Aug. 5.  This is a lot of info to take in, so do feel free to be in touch with any questions, and read below for more detail on registration and protocols.

FOR IN PERSON CLASSES: Don't forget to register using the forms below for each class, each week.  This helps ensure that classes stay within a manageable size limit. Thank you! (The links will not change from week to week, so you can bookmark them or otherwise put them in an easy to find place.)

 

 

 

Mondays 9-10 am: Intermediate Kripalu Yoga - IN PERSON & ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough (Please note upcoming time change: this class will switch to 8:30-10am beginning Monday Aug. 9)

A moderately paced class appropriate for many levels, this practice includes meditation, warm-ups, and standing & seated postures, with an emphasis on breath, attention, and safe, easeful movement. This class will take place live in the studio, with a Zoom option available for those who prefer it.

 -CLICK HERE for in-person registration. (class capacity- 10) 

-CLICK HERE for Zoom registration.

 

Monthly on Tuesday 9:30-10:45am: All-Levels Yoga- OUTDOORS, with Kate Pousont Scarborough

Meets the second Tuesday each month. This is a moderately paced class, suitable for a range of levels, with lots of room for personal adaptations. This class takes place in a beautiful & spacious location in Buckland, just a few minutes from the studio. Registration is required, and class will not meet if the weather is too rainy, cold, or outrageously hot. Bring your own mat and blanket.  Suggested donation for the class is $15, with an option for sliding scale for those with financial need.

-CLICK HERE to register. (class capacity 18- directions will be sent upon registration) 

 

Tuesday 6-7 pm:  Yin Yoga- IN PERSON & ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough (In-person option begins on Tues. Aug. 10)

Yin Yoga is a physically gentle practice that emphasizes stillness, internal balance, and meditative focus. The class includes some gentle warm-ups, and a long yin yoga sequence. It is suitable for beginners, and easy to adapt for individual circumstances due to its slower pace but is also ideal for advanced practitioners looking to explore the realms of deep focus and attention.  

-CLICK HERE for in-person registration. (capacity 10)

-CLICK HERE for Zoom registration.

 

Wednesdays 9-10am: Vinyasa Flow, IN PERSON & ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough (In person option begins Wed. Aug. 4)

A lively and challenging yoga experience, this class emphasizes a balanced and attentive approach to vinyasa flow, with core sequences and seated postures also included.  Previous yoga experience recommended.  

-CLICK HERE for in-person registration. (capacity 10)

-CLICK HERE for Zoom registration.

 

Thursdays 8:30-9:30 am: Gentle Kripalu Yoga- ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough 

A favorite of beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this class emphasizes a coordination of breath and attention with gentle, flowing movements as well as seated, supine, and restorative postures.

-CLICK HERE for Zoom Registration.  (Same link we were using for Friday morning, so no need to re-register)

 

Thursdays 3-4pm: Gentle Yoga- IN PERSON, with Kate Pousont Scarborough

Class includes an opening meditation, warm-ups, gentle posture flow, seated postures, and savasana (final relaxation). It is gently strengthening, deeply relaxing, and accessible to a range of levels.  

-CLICK HERE to register. (capacity-10) 

 

Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm: Slow Flow Yoga- IN PERSON, with Kate Peppard

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

-CLICK HERE to register. (capacity 10)

 

Fridays 8:30-10 am: Gentle Kripalu Yoga- IN PERSON, with Kate Pousont Scarborough 

A favorite of beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this class emphasizes a coordination of breath and attention with gentle, flowing movements as well as seated, supine, and restorative postures.

-CLICK HERE  for in-person (Studio class begins Aug. 6. Capacity 10. The Zoom version now meets on Thursdays, 8:30-9:30)

 

Fridays noon-1pm: Moderate Yoga- IN PERSON, with Kate Pousont Scarborough

This moderately-paced yoga class includes gentle warm-ups with a focus on internal alignment as well as still and movement-based postures to promote strength, balanced flexibility, and easeful and intelligent movement choices. As with all of our yoga classes, the session ends with a cool down and savasana (final relaxation).

-CLICK HERE to register (capacity-10) 

 

Saturdays 9-10am: Inner Power Flow- IN PERSON, with Kate Peppard (no class Aug. 7)

Start your weekend off well with this smartly-sequenced, quietly vigorous vinyasa class designed to cultivate your inner strength, both physical and spiritual. Expect core work, vinyasa flow with options for a range of levels, and a focus on aligning breath with movement to help establish and maintain a fun, safe, and sustainable practice.
All are welcome to attend, though this class moves at a slightly faster pace and is best suited for those with some prior yoga experience or beginners who are interested in a physical challenge.

-CLICK HERE to register (capacity 10)

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Registration & Protocols-

In-Person: Class capacity is limited to 10. Registration opens one week prior to the class date and is required each week.  Use the links above to reserve your spot.  Masks are not required for fully vaccinated students only. Unvaccinated students are most welcome to attend- please wear a mask in the buidling and during class. The studio has four large air purifiers plus windows open during class. Mats and blankets are not available for use at this time, so please bring your own. Blocks, straps, and bolsters are available for your use. We ask that you aim to arrive no more than 5-10 minutes prior to your class time.

FOR ALL IN PERSON CLASSES:

  • Please do not attend if you have had a known exposure to Covid-19
  • Please do not attend if you or any close contacts are experiencing symptoms of contagious illness (flu, cold, Covid etc.)
  • Please cancel your registration to make room for other students if you are unable to attend for any reason.
  • Masks are required for unvaccinated students at this time, and vaccinated folks may continue to wear them as well.
  • We are following an honor system as regards vaccination and trust that all will respect our policies and mutual agreements. There are many in our community who will continue to wear masks for a range of reasons, and these students and teachers will be welcomed in the studio with no questions asked.

 

Outdoors: Class capacity is limited to 18. Please register each week using the link above. Registration for outdoor class opens on the Sunday prior to the class (after we’ve confirmed that the weather is suitable for outdoor practice). Masks are not required, but please maintain social distance throughout your visit. Bring a mat and blanket, and any other props you like.

 

Online: These classes will continue with the same links we’ve been using during the past year. If you’ve already attended, no need to re-register. If you’ve lost your link, feel free to sign up again with the links above. All are welcome! (After registering, you will receive a confirmation email just once, with the link and password needed to access all future meetings of that particular class.   Please keep your confirmation email for future use.) These classes will be recorded and are available by request for viewing for up to 4-5 days after each class. Email Kate Pousont Scarborough to place your name on the recordings list.

Payment & Pricing Options:
For in person classes: We will be returning to our usual pay rates and method. Cash and checks are preferred for in-person classes to help avoid the increasing paypal and venmo fees and to keep our class prices low. (For more information, click here)
For online classes, Standard class rates are suggested, but we will continue with the "pay from the heart model" for those who need, no questions asked.  We are using the honor system for all online classes.  Pay what you are able & keep track at home. (To see our standard class rates, click here.)
For payment for online classes, you can specify your chosen amount and pay by credit card using the link below.  Other payment options: venmo @shelburnefallsyoga or mail a check made payable to Shelburne Falls Yoga to 49 Conway St. Suite 201,  Shelburne Falls MA 01370. Thank you!

A note about class cards:  All your pre-Covid class cards are still in the file, and they are still valid!  We'll continue with the class card option, but, given the capacity limits and general upheaval, there will be no expiration dates through the remainder of 2021.

Shelburne Falls Yoga serves students of all levels, ages, and abilities. Everyone is welcome here!

You’ll find us in our beautiful new studio space at The Mill at Shelburne Falls, in the historic renovated Lamson and Goodnow factory buildings. Our bright, spacious studio still overlooks the Deerfield River and Salmon Falls (from the other side of the river), and our dedicated and experienced teachers are committed to helping you work toward greater health, well-being, and self-awareness through skilled instruction in yoga, movement, and meditation.

We actively foster an environment in which your goals, needs, and intuitive wisdom take precedence over external performance or conforming to outside instruction. We value the process of inquiry and honor the multi-faceted, ancient, and evolving tradition of yoga. Compassionate self-observation is at the core of our offerings, and we engage in an ongoing exploration of how this core can be extended outward in acknowledgement of the collective needs of our shared world.

Our studio is a beloved place of respite and community gathering for many, where you will also learn and practice skills in body and mind that can serve you in your health, work, and relationships throughout your lifetime. We hope you will join us!

We at Shelburne Falls Yoga stand in solidarity with the Black community and acknowledge the active oppression and systemic racism that has thrived in this nation since its earliest days of colonization.  We mourn the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and the countless other lives ended as a result of pervasive, ongoing racism and anti-blackness in the United States.

 

As a predominantly white organization serving a predominantly white community, we acknowledge our participation, however unwitting, in this dynamic of oppression and encourage our community to understand how white supremacy has shaped our society on every level, regardless of individual beliefs.  

 
In the spirit of the clarity, liberation, and unity that has been our ongoing aim here at Shelburne Falls Yoga, we encourage our community to actively engage in the process of collective change, to utilize the strength of body and attention gained through our practices to work to dismantle the institutions and structures that continue to threaten and extinguish Black and Brown people, and to actively promote the wellness of all beings. 

 

 
graphics: Gayle Kabaker     photos: Janice Sorenson, Sarah McKusick, Cyndee Fand, David Eade, Tom Gentile     web design: Daniel Lieberman

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