Welcome to Shelburne Falls Yoga

Online Classes with Kate Pousont Scarborough Continue This Spring

Outdoor and Small-Group Classes are Now Meeting

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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 only (more details below). All classes will be taught by Kate Pousont Scarborough, Director of Shelburne Falls Yoga, during this transitional time.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no in person classes on June 17, 18, or 21 due to illness. (Not Covid- I seem to have picked up the flu!) Zoom classes will be meeting during this time: I will be opening live and then streaming a previously recorded class until my fever passes.

 

 

Mondays 9-10 am: Intermediate Kripalu Yoga - HYBRID FORMAT

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- 8) The studio component of the class will not meet on June 21 due to illness. 

-CLICK HERE for Zoom registration.

 

Tuesday 9:30-10:45: All-Levels Yoga- OUTDOORS

This will be 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 cold or rainy. 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- ONLINE 

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 Zoom Registration.

 

Wednesdays 9-10am: Vinyasa Flow- ONLINE

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 Zoom Registration.

 

Thursdays 3-4pm: Gentle Yoga- IN PERSON 

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-8) No class Thursday June 17 due to illness.

 

Fridays 9-10 am: Gentle Kripalu Yoga- ONLINE

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.

 

Fridays noon-1pm: Moderate Yoga- IN PERSON

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-8) No class Friday June 18 due to illness.

 

Registration & Protocols-

In-Person: Class capacity is limited to 8. Registration opens one week prior to the class date and is required each week.  Use the link below to reserve your spot. Masks are required in The Mill building common spaces. Masks may be removed during class for fully vaccinated students only. Studio props are not available at this time, so please bring your own mat and anything else you might need

Outdoors: Class capacity is limited to 18. Please register each week using the link below. 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.

Zoom: 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. All are welcome!

Hybrid: Follow the instructions for Zoom or In-Person as listed above. (The Monday hybrid class will continue with the same link we’ve used during the past year). The hybrid class is a test run. If successful, we may add a few more…

MORE DETAILED COVID PROTOCOLS & AGREEMENTS ARE LISTED ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM.

 

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 are experiencing any symptoms of illness
  • 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’s 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.
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We are aiming for a full reopening, with a return to our previous studio schedule at some point in July.  At that point, Kate will hold two weekly Zoom classes, the hybrid format on Monday, and a new Gentle Yoga on Zoom each Thursday 8:30-9:30 am.  We'll keep you updated on the timeline for this shift as we know more.

 

Online classes are available in two formats: live or recorded. Join SFY Director Kate Pousont Scarborough live via Zoom to experience the class in real time and connect with your classmates (your camera and microphone use are optional, so no need to be seen unless you'd like to be). Registration links for each class are available below.  If your internet or schedule doesn't allow for the live attendance, you can still participate!  Email shelburnefallsyoga@gmail.com to request a video link to view at your convenience.

 

Online Class Schedule:

  • Mondays 9-10 am: Intermediate Kripalu Yoga - 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.  Click here to sign up for Monday classes. 
  • Tuesday 6-7 pm:  Yin Yoga- 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 to sign up Tuesday classes.
  • Wednesdays 9-10am: Vinyasa Flow - 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 to sign up for Wednesday classes.
  • Fridays 9-10 am: Gentle Kripalu Yoga- 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 to sign up for Friday Classes.
  • 30 Minute Individual, Sliding-Scale, Online sessions with Kate are also available. This is a wonderful opportunity to check in about personal goals and progress, and to receive feedback about your postures or other practice questions.   Email shelburnefallsyoga@gmail.com to register.  $25-$35, sliding scale.  Longer sessions are also an option.

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!  

 

Payment & Pricing Options:
For in person classes: We will be returning to our usual pay rates and method (For more information, click here)
For online classes, we will continue to follow the "pay from the heart" model for online classes.  We are using the honor system for all online classes.  Pay what you can & 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! Our beautiful studio overlooks the Deerfield River and Salmon Falls, 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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