Vitality Yoga Events

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Kirtan CHANTING

Saturday September 22, 7-8:30pm  led by Sam Phelan and Jonah Young

Join us for an evening of singing and chanting with open hearts and freedom to express oneness through the gift of song and mantra. Both Sama and Jonah come from vocal performance back grounds and are actively following the yogic path. The power of Truth can be freely expressed through joyful melodies. Singing and chanting as a community not only raises the vibration of the fellowship, but humanity at large. We live in a time where Peace and Love need to outshine the pain our planet suffers from. Come together to raise vibrations for yourself and those who need it most. We hope you can bring your light and help the world shine.

For the community, donations appreciated!

 


Posture Strengthening Workshop

Saturday Sept. 29, 1-2:30pm   led by Michelle Connelly   $35

Join us for a posture strengthening class. We all love yoga for its strengthening, stretching and healing but some poses always seem to feel like a struggle, right? Let’s undo all our hours of sitting & focus on improving tight hips, rounded shoulders & aching backs!
If we realign our internal architecture then our ability to find good alignment in our asanas improves!
This will allow our breath & body to unify which will help our mind be still.
These weaknesses and imbalances are brought on by years of sitting hunched over desks, lack of/too strenuous exercise and previous injury. This class will combine a thoughtful alignment flow with safe exercises that will improve posture, open chronically tight spots and develop a physical strength appropriate to your yoga practice.

Yin Sound Bath

Saturday September 29, *rescheduled to November 3,  7-8:30pm

with Amy McTear and Maggie Heinzel-Neel  $25

Come experience a deep healing release with a sound bath by Amy McTear and guided yin/restorative yoga with Maggie.
Sound is one of the quickest, simplest ways to effect the nervous system and change the energetic state. The cells of our bodies vibrate as do our brainwaves, heart beat and respiration. These frequencies can become misaligned or otherwise changed through illness, environmental stressors and emotional and physical stress. Documented research shows that music can lower heart rate, alter our mood, stir emotions and enhance memory.
Sound therapy uses sound wave vibration to enhance the body’s ability to return to a coherent and balanced state. The vibrations from these sound tools have the ability to reach beneath the cognitive level to trigger the release of stress chemicals, dissolve physical tension, help us access emotional clarity, achieve greater focus, energize, activate and even break negative patterns.

Yin/restorative yoga poses, held for several minutes, combined with sound therapy releases dis-ease and tension on multiple levels of our being.

Come restore and experience a deep release to heal and restore physically, emotionally and energetically. You’ll be so glad you did.


HandSTAND Workshop

Saturday October 13, 2-4pm   led by  Lana Heintjes $40

Are you eager to try handstands, but need some guidance? Have you been
practicing handstands, but don’t know what’s stopping you from finding
the balance or you’re afraid to practice without a wall? Know how to
balance a handstand but are on a quest form the press? In this
workshop, you will given a whole new set of tools to add to your
toolbox so that balancing on your hands can become a reality. You’ll
learn strength building exercises, handstand alignment, shoulder
openers, partner spotting techniques, and how to bail out of a
handstand safely and comfortably. You’ll be given options that are
appropriate for your level.

Register here to STAND ON YOUR HANDS


Cacao Chanting Ceremony

Saturday Oct. 13 7:30-9pm led by Dona Ho Lightsey  $20

The Cacao Elixir (made from Raw Cacao, water, turmeric, cinnamon, Vanilla and Coconut sugar… think organic chocolate drink) is medicinal and opens the flow of circulatory system and brings warmth and openness to the Heart chakra. Our Ceremony begins with Universal prayer, inclusive of all paths to the Divine and Songs from different Cultures to honor and remember the Divinity or Spirit within. The Violet Alchemy® Empowerments deliver pure Divine Light and Love into the space and our Bodies with languages of Light and Sound for rebalancing of the Chakra system and realignment of One’s being.

Register here to chant with Cacao!

 

 


Shakti Dance Alchemy

Friday October 26, 8-9:30 with Dona Ho Lightsey and Matteo Undici

Suggested donation $10-20

Lets enter a sacred sound field of high vibe Music to Let Go and Release!!
Our time together consists of heart connection, guided movement through visualization and intention.
There is no set Choreography, but rather each One can move, play and dance as they are guided from within,
for the releasing of negative emotional or mental stagnation.
Each class supports a release of stress and a shift into joyful peace and lightness as we move through the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air, moving our own energies into a harmonious state.
This form of creative Self expression & therapeutic balancing in the physical, emotion, mental and spiritual bodies of your Being, is a gift YOU give to YOU.
The last 10-15 minutes of class all are invited to lay down to receive a sound healing and transmission of Shakti -divine love. All are invited regardless of fitness level.

Save your Dance Spot here 


Intro to AcroYoga

Saturday October 27, 6-8pm led by Lana Heintjes

AcroYoga is partner-based yoga with a base, a flyer, and a spotter. This workshop is designed to set a solid and safe foundation that incorporates strength training, basic flying, and Thai yoga massage. The beauty of this practice is that it cultivates trust, community, communication, strength, and surrender, all while having a blast! Come as you are, with or without a partner.Lana Heintjes, E-RYT 200, is a certified Level 2 AcroYoga® teacher. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lana by email at hudsonvalleyacro@gmail.com

 
Register here for AcroYoga FUN!

Intro to Arm Balances

Saturday, November 3rd 2-4pm Led by Lana Heintjes  $40

This fun, challenging workshop is designed to teach you how to do
basic arm-balances with better technique and grace. While they do
require some strength, we often think we need brute strength when
working on these poses. However, if you understand the essential
actions and movements, they can become way more attainable than you
would imagine! This workshop will help you understand the nuts and
bolts of arm balances and make them an inspiring part of your yoga
practice. It take time and practice and may not be attainable within 2
hours, however, you can still learn about what you can do to prepare
your body to do it someday!

Register here to balance on your arms!


 Vitality’s YOGA University

‘SELF MASTERY’  led by Maggie Heinzel-Neel   3 Tracks: Autumn, Winter + Spring

 Winter Track:  Know Thyself: Winter Purification of Mind, Body, Spirit. 

5 Saturdays in a row:  Jan 5+12+19+26, Feb 2 2019      11:30-1:30pm

$350. for the 5 sessions + unlimited yoga during the course.

On these 5 Saturdays we will explore the Yamas and Niyamas, the foundational teachings of the 8 limbs of yoga. We will incorporate these teachings into a full yoga practice. When breathing deeply in a yoga pose we access a different part of the brain that can absorb and assimilate these teachings into our being in a profound way. Following the practice we will observe how these teachings relate to us through journaling and sharing insights.
A winter nourishing cleansing diet will be encouraged to purfiy along with a daily yoga regime to implement a new healthy habit.

Register here to Know Thyself: Purify through Yoga and the foundational teachings

 

 

Spring 2019 track will be posted soon…