Class Descriptions


Fall 2017



Individual Yoga Sessions

with Kate Pousont Scarborough


In addition to a full schedule of regular classes, Kate offers hour-long individual sessions. Individual sessions are a wonderful introduction to yoga for beginners and an effective way to for more advanced students to enhance their practice. The offerings may include any combination of:


-Yoga posture practice
-Alignment principles



-Basic or advanced pranayama (breath work)

-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 call 413-475-2441 or
email to register.

Private group classes are also available. 






Intermediate Kripalu Yoga


Mondays 8:30-10:00 a.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough IMG_2629 


This moderately-paced 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.

**Gentle Flow Yoga (for school teachers, and everyone else)
Mondays 4-5 p.m. Kate Pousont Scarborough

Pam Dancing


At the request of our local school teachers, this gently-paced, afternoon practice is designed to build strength and mobility and to support relaxation and integration after the school day. Class includes a warm-up, some standing and weight-bearing postures, and an extended cool-down and relaxation in a welcoming environment. This all-levels class is for anyone interested in an afternoon practice. You do not have to be a teacher to join! Our next session will begin on Sept. 18  (Please note:  This class does not meet during public school vacation, on Monday holidays, or when school is cancelled for a snow day.)



Power Yoga


Molly Fletcher Lynch-Seaver (This class is on hiatus and is looking for a new day/time.  Please let us know if you're interested...)


This energizing and strengthening class will allow you to connect more deeply to breath while working up a healthy sweat and a clear mind. This hour long class will safely guide you toward a more physically challenging experience. Clear cues promote a deeper understanding of anatomy as you move through poses aimed to simultaneously stretch and strengthen. This class is open to beginners in good physical condition but will gear towards a yoga practitioner looking for a strong practice. You'll leave with a smile and a good workout. Set to music.




Tuesdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Jillian Soucie

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Yoga Fitness integrates mobility exercises, strengthening exercises, & yoga postures to optimize your overall strength, happiness, & flexibility! This alignment-focused class will focus on isolating the major AND minor muscle groups to optimize your overall strength, to not only be fit, but to be pain free too!

This hour of Yoga Fitness is suitable and enjoyable for beginners to the more advanced.

Don't be shy! Don't be afraid!....
Just come to move, do what you can, have fun, sweat out the day, be apart of community & get lost in the music!



Yin Yoga


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


Yin Yoga is a form that involves long holds in passive postures. The practice often results in increased flexibility, mental clarity, and vitality. These postures are combined with a gentle warm up and some restorative postures for a powerfully balancing, relaxing, and rejuvenating yoga experience. This class is ideal for both beginners and experienced practitioners seeking to balance more vigorous activities or the stresses of daily life.




Vinyasa Yoga


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


For Intermediate or Advanced Students of Yoga img_handstand

Our Vinyasa practice will combine coordinated breath and movement in both traditional and exploratory posture flows with an emphasis on learning effective and powerful alignment and transition principles. We will be working with an evolving understanding of the physical practice of yoga that has the power to strengthen and revitalize practice, opening many doorways to growth, both internal and external, even as we age.
Would You Like To:
-Learn new techniques to strengthen and stabilize the hips and shoulders?
-Explore the causes of the most common repetitive strain injuries for long-time practitioners and the approaches that may help to prevent or alleviate them?
-Learn to deepen and evolve your practice in a way that meets your current needs?

Please join us!





Thursdays 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Daniel Rainwater 


Join Daniel every Thursday morning to begin your day with un-wiring and rewiring your brain-body connection.

Suitable for a range of levels, this class focuses on isolated movements to release inefficient patterning or chronic tension.  Expect a mindful hour of systematically awakening the joints, finding freedom and fluidity, expanding into full range of motion, and working with isometric strengthening. The goal is a  strong and pain free body and a balanced energy system. By bringing focused awareness and calm observation of sensation, the patterns of held tension are invited to resolve, resulting in a new level of fitness, strength, stamina, spaciousness, and overall well being.

**Tai Chi

Thursdays  Noon-1p.m. Steven Howland

In this ongoing class, we will learn and practice a simplified Tai Chi form designed for ease of learning and safety of practice. We are practicing a modified Sun Style that is design to get at the core health benefits of Tai Chi and be simple and fun to learn.  Join us anytime and at any level.  No previous experience is necessary.  Contact Steven at to register or for more information.



Introduction to Yoga SessionsIMG_9169

Thursday afternoons, or at your convenience

Shelburne Falls Yoga Director Kate Pousont Scarborough is offering a 40 minute introductory session for brand new students at a special, one-time rate of $35.

In your session, we will discuss your individual needs and goals for a yoga practice, choose the class that best meets your needs, and try out a range of yoga activities so you know what to expect in your first class. This is a wonderful opportunity to ease into the practice of yoga with some individual attention. Please call or email to schedule your session.






Slow Flow Moderate Yoga


Thursdays 6:00 - 7:15 p.m. Kate Pousont ScarboroughKate dog


A balancing, strengthening, and rejuvenating yoga class for a range of experience levels, Slow Flow Yoga combines moderately paced posture flow with some yin and restorative postures for a strengthening, balancing, and calming yoga experience.  Beginners welcome!




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 and warming and restorative postures 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, Anna Meyer, & Kate Pousont 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. IMG_4757 



Vigorous Vinyasa


Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. Jillian Soucie 

Designed to help increase strength & flexibility, increase mobility in the spine,re-energize your body and relax your mind, this class will take your yoga practice to the next level. Whether you are an advanced practitioner or a determined beginner in good physical health, this class is for you! Vigorous Vinyasa incorporates core stabilization and harmonized movement with the breath. Come enjoy your morning flow to music.

Sunday Slow Flow  


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Sundays 9:00-10:30 a.m. Melissa Stevens

Start your day with this moderately paced yoga flow class, open to practitioners of all levels of experience and ability. Through the mindful integration of physical yoga postures, breath, and attention / intention we cultivate a well-rounded combination of strength, flexibility, kindness, curiosity, integrity, and grace. We move slowly and deliberately (and with a healthy dose of humor too!) in order to deepen awareness and fully embody the breath, the postures, and ourselves, a practice that can also help us move through life with greater clarity, ease, and efficiency.