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Class Descriptions


 

Summer 2014

 


 

Individual Yoga Sessions

with Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

In addition to a full schedule of regular classes, Kate offers hour long individual or group sessions.  The offerings for an individual or group session may include any combination of:

-Traditional yoga posture practices

-Meditation

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-Basic or advanced pranayama (breath work)

-Fitness/Pilates based core strength training and conditioning

-Restorative Yoga 

-Gentle Movement based healing practices

-Supportive Daily Practices in the Yogic Lifestyle

-Introduction to Yoga for Beginners

 

Please contact Kate at 413-475-2441 or shelburnefallsyoga@gmail.com to register.

 

 

 

 

Moderate Kripalu Yoga

 

Mondays 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough  

 

This moderate level yoga class includes gentle movements to encourage a depth of embodiment, detailed alignment objectives to heighten and attune to sensation, and ample time for relaxation and integration. Kripalu Yoga aligns the systems of breath, mind, and body for an optimal experience of whole body fitness, health, and growth. This class is suitable for a wide-range of levels and abilities.

 

 

 

Morning Fitness (all levels)

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Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Norm Christiansen

 

Morning Fitness Class is an exercise program designed to inspire students to create a lifelong commitment to their health through exercise. Classes offer a vigorous workout that will increase strength, flexibility, muscle ton and improve cardio respiratory capacity. Classes are constructed so that all levels of fitness ability and experience can participate at their appropriate level. Students are encouraged to explore new exercises while learning more about what their specific body needs to perform safely. Specific exercise and routines may include strength training, Yoga, Pilates, and interval training.Classes are interactive and include anatomy and physiology.. There is a strong focus on strengthening the Core muscles ( back muscles, abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles). We have fun, are positive and encourage playfulness.

 

 

Vigorous Yoga

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Tuesdays 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

Ready to build some heat? Try vigorous yoga: Vigorous flow, deep holds, advanced postures, delicious relaxation. For students with prior yoga experience. Join us any time!

 

 

 

**Qigong Class (series)

 

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11 a.m. Collin Ricketts

 

Class includes both still and moving exercise to help students relax deeply and develop a greater sense of “presence” in their lives. Wild Goose Tripod-Spiral Qigong, The Healing Sounds, Fragrance Qigong, and Taoist Standing Meditation.  For more information about Qigong please contact Collin directly at wildgooseqigong@verizon.net.

 

 

 

Vinyasa Yoga

 

Wednesdays 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Blake Macko

 

In this class students coordinate the breath with flowing movement to create dynamic sequences and a deep meditation in motion. Explorations include some inversions, backbends and balancing postures. Suitable for students with some prior yoga experience.

 

 

 

Lunch Break Yoga, $12 special

 

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

A balancing, energizing, and rejuvenating practice for all levels. Lunch Break Yoga is specifically designed to target the areas of the body in need of loosening, strengthening, and stretching after long hours of commuting and office work. All are welcome!

 

 

 

Morning Fitness (all levels)

 

Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Norm Christiansen

 

Morning Fitness Class is an exercise program designed to inspire students to create a lifelong commitment to their health through exercise. Classes offer a vigorous workout that will increase strength, flexibility, muscle ton and improve cardio respiratory capacity. Classes are constructed so that all levels of fitness ability and experience can participate at their appropriate level. Students are encouraged to explore new exercises while learning more about what their specific body needs to perform safely. Specific exercise and routines may include strength training, Yoga, Pilates, and interval training.Classes are interactive and include anatomy and physiology.. There is a strong focus on strengthening the Core muscles ( back muscles, abdominal muscles and pelvic floor muscles). We have fun, are positive and encourage playfulness.

 

 

 

**Introduction to Yoga Series molly

 

Thursdays 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Kate Scarborough

Dates TBA

 

Learn the basics of yoga in a supportive and welcoming environment!  No prior experience or special attire is needed.  Please pre-register for 1, 2 or all 3 classes.  $14 per class or $36 if you pre-pay for all three

 

 

 

All Levels Yoga

 

Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Kate Pousont ScarboroughPam Dancing

 

A balanced, warming, and strengthening yoga class for a range of experience levels. All-levels yoga provides experienced and new practitioners alike an opportunity to build stamina, strength, and flexibility through a range of yoga postures and techniques. Come explore your potential through a practice in yoga!

 

 

 

Gentle Kripalu Yoga

 

Fridays 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

A gentle class for all levels, this class harnesses the power of breath aligned with gentle movements, postures, and stretches.  A great way to balance a more vigorous practice or calm the system at the end of the week, this class offers a range of options and modifications to help you tailor each practice to meet your needs and goals.  Enjoy calming music, warming and restorative postures, and a great community while moving toward greater balance, ease, and vitality.

 

 

 

Co-op and Community Yoga 

 

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Rotating teachers: Penfield Chester, Pam Roberts, Robin Mathiesen, & Kate Scarborough

 

A gentle, strengthening, and balancing community class each Friday. Class is only $5.00 for Franklin Community Co-op members ( McCusker’s and Greenfield’s market), $10 for non-members. Come enjoy a gentle mid-day practice and meet the teachers at Shelburne Falls Yoga.  

 

 

 

Saturday Morning Yoga

 

Saturdays 9:00-10:15 a.m. Sara Coblyn

 

Connect to your self in a compassionate and joyful practice through strengthening postures focused on alignment. Breathing exercises ground the practice while vinyasa flow links breath with movement, creating internal heat. Set to fun and soulful music designed to allow yoga to reconnect you to your core and to find the joy & unconditional love that live there. 

 

 

 

**Advancing Your Practice Level 2

 

Saturday noon-4p.m. Kate Pousont Scarboroughdreamstimesmall_24055133

Dates TBA

 

Advancing your Practice continues this spring with a Saturday afternoon "mini-retreat" designed for graduates of our Level 1 program and for teachers of yoga.  Our workshop will provide an opportunity to delve deeply into the practice of yoga with an extended session of meditation, pranayama, and asana.  Chant, mantra, philosophy, and discussion around the joys and challenges of a deepening practice will also be included. 

 

 

 

 

Moderate Yoga  george

 

Sundays 9:00-10:30 a.m. George Nager

 

A moderate level yoga practice with popular instructor George Nager. Get your heart pumping and breath moving in this moderate practice with some focused work on alignment objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Dance Classes

Our dance classes will resume in the fall.  To register please contact Kate at 413.475.2441 or shelburnefallsyoga@gmail.com

 

 

 

Creative Movement, Grades K-1

Mondays 4:45-5:15 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

Students will experience the joy of moving through a combination of kinesthetic play, structured improvisation, and exercises from a range of styles including modern dance, ballet, and yoga. Students will have a chance to perform each spring in our studio performance.

 

 

Modern Dance/Yoga Grades 2-6

 

Grades 2-4, Mondays 5-5:45

Grades 4-6, Tuesdays 4:30-5:30

with Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

Modern Dance/Yoga for grades 4-6  is designed to build skills for life in body awareness, strength, flexibility, muscle memory, and physical empowerment in a fun and supportive environment. Through exercises from a range of dance and yoga styles, students will acquire skills in yoga, dance, and performance also applicable to athletics and other physical activities. Students will have a chance to perform each spring in our studio performance.

 

 

Mixed-Level Ballet for Teens and AdultsTasha

 

Mondays 6:00-7:15 

with Kate Pousont Scarborough

 

For dancers of all experience levels, Mixed-Level Ballet explores many aspects of ballet technique including aligment, movement memory, strength and flexibility, and performance practice.  (There will be an option to perform in our end of season studio performance for those interested).  The class includes barre, conditioning, traveling combinations, and some jumps with an emphasis on creating sound, bold, and authentic movement patterns.  Multiple options will be given throughout class to allow a range of skill levels to tailor the class to suit individual needs.