Shelburne Falls Yoga

 

  

 

www.kripalu.org

 

SHELBURNE FALLS YOGA

IS AN INDEPENDENTLY

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KRIPALU AFFILIATED STUDIO

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Welcome To Shelburne Falls Yoga


 

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  YogaFitness
with Mat Pilates
Norm

    
Join Norm Christiansen for a new updated fitness class meeting each Tuesday, 8-9 am.

YogaFitness includes group training, yoga postures, and floor Pilates with an emphasis on developing core strength through stretching, isometric body strengthening, and body-weight exercises. Class may also include the use of light weights, thera-ball, and light aerobic exercise. YogaFitness offers a full body workout in a fun and welcoming environment. Each participant is encouraged to work at their own pace and within their own range of fitness. Assistance and modifications are offered at every class.

 

Thai Yoga Bodywork

with
Kate Pousont Scarborough

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In the unique healing system of Thai Yoga Bodywork, the practitioner guides the client through a series of seated and reclining yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body's energy ('Sen') lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically. 

Thai Yoga Bodywork is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. Kate has been certified in Thai Yoga Bodywork through the Lotus Palm School, based in Montreal. Her sessions are deeply relaxing and are enjoyed by active yoga students and non-practitioners alike.  Please call or email to schedule a session.

 



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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images: Sarah McKusick, Dave Eade, Audrey Bechler, Devarshi Steven Hartman, Gayle Kabaker