Welcome to Shelburne Falls Yoga
Online and Outdoor classes with Kate Pousont Scarborough are now running.
Please join us, and help support Shelburne Falls Yoga!
Shelburne Falls Yoga is still going strong. While our beautiful new studio on Conway St. awaits our eventual return, we're keeping the momentum going with online classes available in two formats: live or recorded, plus an outdoor class on Thursdays through October. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a video link to view at your convenience.
Outdoor Yoga on Thursday, 2-3:30
One of our students, who has a lovely back yard (very large, shaded, and in a peaceful rural setting), has offered to host us for a Thursday morning outdoor yoga. This location is just a couple of minutes outside of Shelburne Falls, and I will send directions to those who register.
-Bring your own props
-Students will be at least 14 ft. apart
-We will use masks for arrival and departure, but no masks required during the class itself
-$15-18 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds (just put what you can in the basket)
-Registration required at email@example.com
- Maximum of 10 students
-Portable restroom is available for use on site
-Taught by Kate Pousont Scarborough
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: Slow Flow and Yin Yoga- this class is a combination of our usual Tuesday and Thursday evening classes. It includes some gentle warm-ups, movement-based standing postures, and a long yin yoga sequence. Suitable for beginners and all-levels. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register. $18-$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! Please read below for payment information and a list of frequently asked questions relating to Zoom.
I miss you all, and the studio, AND I'm very grateful for the opportunity to connect with you from my sunny home "studio". While video teaching wouldn't have been my first choice, I'm enjoying the opportunity to to explore and grow in the practice of yoga with you in this new format. It is not possible to say when live classes will resume, but these online classes will continue until such time as we are able to safely return. Please reach out if you have any questions, and I'll be happy to work with you to find a class option that meets your needs. For those who prefer low-tech, I am able to send audio files of our classes. I've even burned a CD and dropped it off to a student with no internet access, so don't hesitate to reach out if you're in need of alternative way to stay in touch! Sending well wishes, Kate
Shelburne Falls Yoga serves students of all levels, ranging in age from 5 to 95. 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 the Black Lives Matter movement 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.