Welcome to Shelburne Falls Yoga

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

Food & Fund Drive for the West County Emergency Food Pantry

Saturday Nov. 27, 10am- 3pm, Outdoors at The Mill

Please join us in supporting the West County Food Panty. Last year we collected more than 300 lbs. of food and $700, and we hope to match or exceed that amount this year! All donors may enter the raffle for a chance to win prizes contributed by artists at the Mill. This event takes place during the Mill's Winter Market- a great opportunity to do some local holiday shopping as well.  LEARN MORE HERE.

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Read Below For Our Updated Schedule & Protocols

Join Us Online, or In Person at the Studio!

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We are offering in-person classes on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays, with many ongoing online options as well. Masks are required of all teachers and students. Thank you for your support and patience as we continue to navigate these challenging times! After a brief time of increased class sizes, we have, once again, reduced our class size from 10 to 8. 

Below the registration information, you'll find detailed information about Covid protocols and the illness policy. While we are sure to hold a range of opinions on these, our emphasis will not be on being "right" or convincing others but on making clear agreements and abiding by them. We thank you in advance for wearing your mask at all times in our building and for reviewing protocols and policies before you arrive. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email Kate.

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.)

FOR ONLINE CLASSES: Registration is only required once.  Save the link you receive upon registration to use each week. If you'd like to receive a recorded version of the class, please email. Standard class rates are suggested for all forms of online classes, with the "pay from the heart"/pay what you can option availalbe for experiencing financial hardship.

 

 

 

Mondays (NEW TIME!) 8:30-9:45 am: Intermediate Kripalu Yoga - IN PERSON & ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough 

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 for in-person registration. (capacity 8)

-CLICK HERE for Zoom registration.

 

Mondays 4-5pm: 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 8)

 

Tuesday 6-7 pm:  Yin Yoga- ONLINE, with Kate Pousont Scarborough 

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, with Kate Pousont Scarborough

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, 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 8) 

 

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 8)

 

Fridays 9-10am: 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.  (This is the same link we've been using for Gentle class since March 2020, so no need to re-register if you've attended previously.)

 

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 8) 

 

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Registration & Protocols-

In-Person: Masks are now required to be worn during class and in the building by all teachers and students. Class size will be limited to 8. Registration opens one week prior to the class date and is required each week.  Use the links above to reserve your spot.  Classes are open to fully vacinnated students and to unvaccinated students with a legitimate religious or medical exemption from the vaccine.  Please wear a clean, well-fitting mask. Vented masks do not protect others in the room and will not be permitted. 

The studio has four large hepa air purifiers in use during and after classes. 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 5-15 minutes prior to your class time. (Set-up takes a little longer these days, so the studio will likely not be open more than 15 min. prior.)

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 household member 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.
  • We are following an honor system as regards vaccination and illness, and trust that all will respect our policies and mutual agreements. (Opinions will likely differ as regards these protocols, but our focus is on mutual respect, honesty, and abiding by community agreements rather than determining who is "right".)

 

Online: These classes will continue with the same links we’ve been using since the start of Covid. 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 ages and level of experience . 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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